MimiFL

Christmas Lights doily

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This one I call the Christmas Lights doily, because, well, they look like strings of Christmas lights. :lol It's actually from a pattern I found in Magic Crochet. I used victory red, myrtle green, and white. The white is America's Best, the rest is either Aunt Lydia's or Royale. The border screamed gold at me, so I used gold/gold metallic thread for it. It's about 16.5" across, so a nice size. :hbulb

 

I did adapt the pattern very slightly, adding a row of white sc after every row of 'lights' so as to cover the link between the bulbs (bulbs don't usually connect through the top). In the original pattern, only half those rows are followed by sc. Not sure that makes sense. I can try explaining it better if needed. :stocking

 

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Wow Mimi - you are so talented - your doily is just gorgeous :cheer:cheer

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I love it. That would be a nice pattern to have. I can see it used in many different colors.

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Very nice, I love how it looks, great idea about doing the extra sc row.....do you happen to remember which magic crochet it was??

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That is a beautiful doily. you really made the pattern work for you and covering those chains makes the lights 'stand alone' Brilliant use of your stitches.

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That is awesome. So colorful and pretty. I'm in awe of anyone who can work with thread. I've never been able to get it down. Such beautiful work can be done with it... including this one!

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:ty all.

 

I did find the Magic Crochet last night. It's the April 1991 issue (#71) and the pattern is called Bright Planet.

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:ty all.

 

I did find the Magic Crochet last night. It's the April 1991 issue (#71) and the pattern is called Bright Planet.

 

 

Thanks so much Mimi for looking it up for me, I will check when I get home and see if I have that book and pattern.....I love yours... TY :clap

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