- Choose a doily pattern that is at least 12" to 18" in width. Finished blanket will be about 2-3 times that size.
- Do a small swatch with size 10 thread and size 7 hook of 3 or 4 rows and do the same swatch with worsted weight yarn and the size hook you intend to use. The bigger the hook, the better drape your finished blanket will have. The swatches willl give you an estimate as to how much bigger the blanket will be than the inches given for the doily in thread.
- Choose a doily that doesn't have very large holes in it, because they will be much larger in your finished blanket, unless you want it that way.
- This is a trial and error experiment, at the very least you will have a lovely shawl or decoration for the back of your couch, or a new born baby blanket to bless someone with.
- Have fun! Oh, and post pictures!
RoseRed offered this very helpful tip too. It's an easy way of determining if a doily would be big enough to be a blanket...
"Think of the sizing this way. I usually make my baby afghans at least 30 rounds so a doily with 30 rounds or more will be perfect but I also make big baby ghans."
If you come up with any tips or helpful hints please post them too. We can all help eachother.
Edited by heart, 21 February 2011 - 11:34 AM.
adding a tip