This doily pattern is also from the crochet monthly magazine. This a is medium sized doily. I wanted to work on some crocheted chair backs. For this I bought yellow crochet threads. Though I am not fully into that chairback project, I have toomany yellow thread lying around, so this doily is also from that yellow thread. I find it easy to work from the pattern drawing rather than the instructions.I have to start working on crochet from instructions too. Future plans!

crochet doily-2

While browsing the net I found some old crochet patterns here.

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Once in a while I try working on my crochet , though not as much as I want. Whenever I go to India for vacation, it is easy to work on these. This pattern is from crochet monthly magazine, we used to get these over in Muscat, but they not available these days.
These small doily patterns are easy to work on. The picture of the doily-

crochet doily-1

I made another doily too, which will be on my next post.

I have developed a reaction to the summer sun, a viral infection with unknown cause, is manifested as  an allergy – lots of irritation on my eyes, ears and neck.Very inconveneint  too. 

 now getting on with my post-
I was thinking of ideas to use embroidery, crochet and tatting on doilies.
Then an idea of making a oval doily interested me.
The idea-
To embroider in cross stitch, create a new design, to use red colour.
The aida cloth was perfect for it.
The design , I mix and matched some of my own cross stitch patterns,Used the font from a cross stitch book. I had heard that some stitch diploma students tried presenting other people’s work , to get their certificate, to avert their interest, I embroidered the year also.
Later I decided not leave my projects with strangers.
I was still an internet novice in 2005 . Inspiration was minimal. The finished doily-

cross stitch doily- oval

I am still thinking of attaching a border- made with lace or crocheted or tatted. after 6 years, That is yet to happen!

I was learning tatting, and tried some edgings
Then came an idea of doing the edging on a square cloth.
why not do a motif on that cloth?
Why not do a cross stitch pattern on that cloth/
With these in mind, I designed and worked a cross stitch pattern on Cream Aida cloth.
After completing the embroidery, the edging was tatted as per plan.
The doily-

cross stitch doily with tatted edging

I actually tried two more, but only this edging came out properly[?]