Thursday, 20 June 2013

My biggest doily ever :))))

YAY  !! Today I am going to share my biggest doily ever : )  It is a vintage pattern called ‘Between-meal-centerpiece ’ . Seasoned crocheters and doily lovers do know about this doily .

I have made it with Anchor knitting cotton and hook size 2 .75 mm .  It measures 46 inches in diameter . It was difficult to block this big piece . My humble hubby tried to help me out but stretched the border picots wrongly so please ignore those dangling picots  : )
I couldn’t resist taking many pictures ; in return , I will cut down on my words .
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I can use my doily in various ways . Let’s see………...

 
Crochet large doily 1
On the Sofa

Color combo that I used

between meal centerpiece doily
 On the carpet

Crochet large doily 2
On the sofa again

On the bed

Few close - ups .......................




Crochet large doily 3

between meal centerpiece doily
On the floor

Crochet large doily 4
 
Both are images on the floor with and without flash. I am not sure in which shot the colors are looking better.

between meal centerpiece doily
On the dining table

between meal centerpiece doily
My dining table is very old, so I have taken pictures on my daily printed tablecloth.

Image taken against sunlight...........that's why dark


between meal centerpiece doily
 On sofa again, with doily on one side .

The dining table we have is 7ft x 4 ft and this doily fits properly . But in new house we plan to buy a smaller table . I may then have to use the doily on sofa . Which way does it look good on sofa , center or one side ?

The pattern for this is free and available here . There are some corrections to it but I have not consolidated those properly to write here . If anyone wants to attempt it , let me know , I will share those corrections .

Hope you liked my work and these colors make you smile . Waiting eagerly to hear from you  : )

Have a nice day !
Preeti : )

74 comments:

  1. Wow!!! so nice on your sofa!!!!!
    xxxxx Ale

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  2. Marvelous! I like it the best on your dining table! :)

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous !!! You can be proud !
    Have a nice day !
    Hug
    Anna

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  4. Beautiful work, Preeti! I liked the color change you made in doily!
    The doily on one side of the sofa looks very nice - good addition to interior. I like it on the table too.
    You've done a great job, really, very neat stitches and those picots look absolutely fine!

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  5. I love it...so beautiful xxx

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  6. very very pretty.. loved the warm colors u have used.. looks v good on the sofa.. u can also frame it n use it as a room decor on a white wall.. would look stunning.. congrats on a well done job Preeti!

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  7. It's the sun in your house:) Very beautifull and a lot of work with 2,75 needle, bravo!

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  8. Makes me think about the sun :D pretty colors! Well done sweetie :D

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  9. Wow!!! Stunning doily! Your colour combo makes it feel like a summer sun. Absolutely beautiful!
    Have a great day and I would be so grateful of you would share your doily @ my link party. I am sure it would get lots of well deserved attention!
    Barbara

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  10. Wow ....super duper doily.....

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  11. Wow, you crocheted the sun! Maybe a good idea for the dutch here; most of the time we have clouds here ;-)
    What a beatiful work!

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  12. Oh my gosh Preeti - what a beautiful piece of art. I like it best centered on the back of your couch. It looks great on your dining room table too. :)

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  13. Simply awesome !!!!!!!

    luv
    Moushumi

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  14. ummm breathtaking! I like it on the dining table esp., the one that's dark ;)
    Evu-amateurcrafts.blogspot.com

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  15. Very nice!! love the colors you chose. I have made this one so many times..I didn't have a problem, but then I have the original pattern. This is such a wonderful pattern..you did an excellent job.

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  16. What a beautiful doily Preeti. I love the colors. I think it should go in the middle of the sofa.

    Linda

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  17. Such a beautiful doily, and I absolutely love the colors you chose for it! I know of that pattern, but have never made one. Maybe some day. :)

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  18. I would love to make this up. It is just what my daughter is looking for for her table. Would love to have the pattern corrections. crewe.jennifer@gmail.com
    I haven't been able to get the pattern to download from Ravelry but will keep trying. Your work is beautiful and I love your colours. Will look very nice on your sofa when you have a smaller table.

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  19. Omy! How gorgeous! I love it on your dinning table the best but it would look lovely in the centre back of the sofa too

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  20. Super gorgeous! Love the colors and the pattern. Very nice workmanship too :)

    Kindly, Lorraine

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  21. Congrats Preeti. Its fabulous. Very neat too!! And a big accomplishment. WOW!! Looks good on the Sofa at the sides. But you can move it around at different places in the house, once in a while.

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  22. Have you linked up with the Friday Flash Blog Linky Party yet? Link up your ONE best post of the week and check out other people's awesome entries. You may just get highlighted next week!

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution
    http://thejennyevolution.com/category/linky-parties/friday-flash-blog/

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  23. Oh wow! Your finish is awesome.

    I love that you used a bigger hook! It's beautiful. You did a wonderful job. :)

    Blessings always

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  24. Simply magnificent ! Wonderfully done :)

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  25. Oh, my goodness. This is just beautiful!

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  26. Gorgeous - everything. Those are very pretty colours combined to make this beautiful doily.
    I love it on the bed.

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  27. Wow! This is amazing and the colours are beautiful! xoxox

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  28. This is really beautiful, The doily looks really pretty on the sofa(center). And this pattern is in my queue for long time, dont know when I am going to attempt it, and want to know how many grams it weigh in Anchor Knitting cotton

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  29. Olá amiga,obrigada pela visitinha!!!Amo sua atenção!!!
    Seu trabalho ficou um exagero de lindo de todas as formas,amei o colorido,muito alegre!!!Inspirador!!!Parabéns!!!

    Beijos do Brasil, Marie.

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  30. gorgeous doily, beautiful colors and great blog

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  31. This is so nice!!!!!!!!!Great work!

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  32. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am happy to discover your blog, and see all of your wonderful projects. What a beautiful doily! Your stitches look so lovely close up.

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  33. Super duper cute. What is the cost of anchor knitting cotton?. How many grams of yarn will be there?.

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  34. Nice doily preeti. In colors, it looks wonderful. Yours drapes well and it is nicely blocked. The colors are nicely matching.
    Great Job.

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  35. Big AND Beautiful. Great work Preeti and some of your photos look like stylish magazin pictures:)

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  36. Hello, congratulations on your blog!
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    Thank you for your attention

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  37. That is very inspirational piece and the colours are so fabulous. Well done it will give you pleasure for many years to come. I will have to pin it on my board!

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  38. Simply gorgeous!!!! Love the colours you have chosen. Looks super on the dining table. :)

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  39. Cudowna serweta!!! Serdecznie pozdrawiam

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  40. Τι όμορφα που ειναι όλα σου τα πλεκτα!!!!!!!?

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  41. It reminds me to a blooming flower! So beautiful :)

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  42. dear preeety, i loved the choices of colours, well the colour orange is for me.... congratulations..my dear pretty.... love ,muriel

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  43. Woooow, that's so fantastic, Preeti!!! ♥ Super nice and such a happy color play! I like the look on your table and on the sofa (I would prefer to put it in the middle) :-). I love these big doily blankets and as I see, you too! Do you know Willow and Anya by Lisa Gutierrez? I have them in my ravely wishlist for a long time, hopefully one day I will make one of these. I'm sure you would like them as well, just have a look:
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/willow-doily-blanket
    http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/anya-6
    Have a cozy evening!! xxx Nata

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  44. The doily is so gorgeous! I love the bright colors. It looks wonderful on the center of the sofa. Your purple walls are the perfect background, too!

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  45. Lovely doily Preeti..I have made it in White, but i loved yours too...I love it on sofa, because it shows the beauty...and more visible and will add colour to the room

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  46. This is just so beautiful!!! Great color choices. Thanks for sharing the pattern :)

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  47. OI amiga!
    Este trabalho está divinoooooo, um sonho de tão lindo!
    Parabéns amigaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, um espetáculo!

    demais e eu babei!

    Parabéns!

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  48. Hi, this doily is so beautiful and I just love the colors you did a great job. I saw it on Hookin on Hump Day!
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  49. What a beautiful doily centrepiece!

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  50. Fantastic colours and numerous uses. Love it :)

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  51. Hi I just want to say thanks again for joining my blog and I just love this large doily, it's so pretty.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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    1. I want to try this 'large doily' so I guess I need your corrections. Please send them to Craftylady205@aol.com. Love your patterns! Thank you. Sharon Brown

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  52. It is gorgeous. I do like it on your sofa the best.

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  53. Amazing! Thanks so much for linking up on Hookin On Hump Day!

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  54. That is one of the most beautiful creations I've ever seen! The colours are simply gorgeous-it must have taken ages! I'm in awe :-)

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  55. Love it!~ How long does it take for you to complete this doily? I'm simply mesmerized by it!

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  56. This is stunning, I am in awe, just so beautiful . . . . I think it looks best on the table, makes an elegant statement and the colours you used pack a punch that says look at me, I'm fabulous :) Could you please email corrections to kwaka_queen@bigpond.com, thank you for sharing :)

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  57. Hi Preeti,
    Saw all your work, everything is very beautiful. I am just super happy to know that you are also from Hyderabad. This doily is simply GORGEOUS. The colours are just so bright and beautiful. You have done an awesome job with the doily. I would like to know from where do you get your crochet supplies in Hyderabad? I will get back to this page for your reply. Regards.

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    1. Hi Muneer,

      I mostly order from Pradhan Embroidery stores in Mumbai. There are few shops in Hyderabad too. Could you please email me at preetipalnew@gmail.com ? I will send you the details of shops.

      Preeti

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  58. Hi Preeti,
    No words to describe how royal this looks!! Love the colour combination and I am having a hard time finding my favourite spot for it in the photos. So beautiful it looks good everywhere :) I would love to try it out. Could you please send corrections to ssleelamma@hotmail.com. Thank you.

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  59. This is beautiful! Thank you for posting creative uses for this doily. I now have many more ideas.

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  61. Preeti, this is totally adorable. Just stunning piece you have made. You must be soo proud of this one. Thanks for shaing, Preethi

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  62. Beautiful would like to try doing this pattern any hints would be great

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  63. This is amazing! I'm sooo impressed!

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  64. lovely! just in case my other comment didn't "take" - could you provide the corrections?

    thanks in advance <3

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  65. Hi preeti, happened upon your blog. I loved ur work. I can only do cross stitch...and have done some anchor kits. Have wanted to learn crocheting for long and your doily makes me want one of that for my home too. Will start soon.

    Ramya.

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  66. Congrats!Your works are beautiful. Thank you for visiting my blog. I will follow yours as well. Kisses.

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