In yesterday’s post I had mentioned that I stumbled upon this beautiful crochet heart doily YouTube video tutorial. My very first thought was “I wish I could make something that pretty”. So this morning I was looking for another heart pattern to crochet and there it was, the same tutorial in my “recommended video” list. So I said what the hell, why not. The worst that could happen is that it wouldn’t come out right and I would just pull it apart and move on to something easier. Well – I DID IT! And, I could not be more pleased with how it came out.
Now for all of the “technical” crocheters out there – yes – if you look close enough you will see some flaws from tension and whatnot but I don’t care. I am pretty proud of myself and I am no longer intimidated by Doilies!
As I worked through the pattern my mind was going a mile a minute. I’m fantasizing about lace curtains and table cloths and oh my gosh can I crochet a wedding dress for my youngest daughter some day??? And then I started imagining too short and too wide curtains, crooked tablecloths, and a wedding dress either 5 sizes too big or too small. 🙂
It doesn’t matter – I made this doily and that’s a start. It ended up not being that complicated at all. Here are my project notes.
Crochet Project Notes – Heart Doily
I used size 3 crochet thread Aunt Lydia’s in color I think it was Antique White (I can’t remember and the label from the ball is long gone). I used an F/5 3.75mm hook.
YouTube Crochet Tutorial Links & Info
- Posted by – Jeego Crochet
- Video Link – Crochet Heart Mini Doily Part 1 & Crochet Heart Mini Doily Part 2
You will need to be familiar with single, double, & treble crochet stitches. He does explain and demonstrates the stitches but it will be much easier to follow along if you already know them. This was an easy tutorial to follow along with, but you WILL need to pause often to catch up. As I sat back and looked at the pattern I realized it is similar to other shell and fan stitch patterns. If you have ever made a Virus Shawl you can make this doily.
Just an additional personal note about making this doily. I am so happy that I decided to make it. I got so much more than a pretty doily out of this experience. I am proud of it and myself. I have more confidence to try other patterns that I thought looked too difficult. And I also became very nostalgic – my mother, grandmother and aunts all crocheted. My mother mostly did blankets, but my grandmother and aunts made a lot of doilies. As I was making this doily and looking at it after I was done with it, I was transported back to my childhood. I remember I thought the handmade doilies were the most beautiful things I had ever seen. I would put them on my head and pretend I was a princess or a bride. This project was more than just a crochet heart I could blog about – It was a crochet project that touched my heart! ❤
Thanks for reading!
~Tami – Tanglewood Knots