Thursday, August 6, 2009

Bruges Lace Doily Stated

There's a CAL over on Crochetville for this type of crochet, not necessarily a doily, but anything done in Burges Lace.

Because there isn't much on the web (free patterns or even instructions) I started with what I know. I found a doily (pattern or finished, not sure) on ebay and used that as a starting guide. Then continued after the first bruges ribbon on my own. I also had a Decorative Crochet magazine that I used as a guide for the bruges ribbon, which is a (5dc, ch5) ribbon stitch. I joined with sc. The pattern in the DC magazine was a large table runner for a top expert. That's why I didn't try this type of crochet, most were very hard patterns. But now I found a new... um... obsession ;) ...

So here's the start of the doily, 2 photos. Both with the lace half done so you can see what I'm doing. Sorry for the poor photos, taken with my cell phone.

Bruges lace doily started

Bruges lace continued


clickable for larger images.

5 comments:

Sweet Mama Jones said...

So beautiful...I always admire those who can do awesome things with lace, thread, and other tiny yarns & hooks...because I'm not so hot with the intricate things. I'll have to check out the thread on the Ville and take a peek at everyones projects!

Yarnjeannie said...

Oh my goodness - I'm impressed! I don't have the knack for working with thread. Can't wait to see the finished project!

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