in this Mollie Makes Crochet book I found a doily pattern by Emma Lamb. If you don't know her yet, you have to hurry and click through. I have loved Emma's work since I found her pretty blog back in 2010 when I started blogging. her pretty crochet makes and lovely colour stories on her blog are a feast to my eyes and endlessly inspiring.
I was delighted to see a couple of patterns from Emma in this book and immediately fell in love with this doily. the colourful, sturdy centre and leaf-star around it, a scallop edging... actually she got me already at the scallop edging haha. Emma gave her doily a brick red centre, I decided to go for more muted tones. I started with deep eggplant purple of the fine Catania thread, quickly made a dark blue one too.
and then it hit me. I can do different sizes! out came my Catania left-over box and I made this one with a dark green centre. a perfect match with one of my favourite cups.
and then, the big one. the giant. a doily the size of almost a little floor rug as you can see in the picture below. made with Catania Grande and hook size 5 mm I totally blew up the pattern. and I love it!
as you can see very well in the picture above, the edgings do not all have the exact same colour. for the details on which yarns I used, have a look below.
of course I can think of a gazillion more colour combinations and may be I will be tempted to make a couple more... after all Fall has really arrived now. rainy days, spent warm inside by candle light do ask for a bit of crochet in my hands. if you are looking for a nice project, that is possibly done with scrappy bits of yarn, taking you not too long to finish and giving pretty result that can also be given as a gift, this is your project. look for the Mollie Makes Crochet book on your amazon or bol site or at the local bookstore and find Emma Lamb's pretty doily pattern.