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#1 MimiFL

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:37 PM

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

[IMG]http://mchristi.wso.net/cv_xmaslights_whole2.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://mchristi.wso.net/cv_xmaslights_slanted.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://mchristi.wso.net/cv_xmaslights_center.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://mchristi.wso.net/cv_xmaslights_edge.jpg[/IMG]

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:47 PM

Beautiful. It does look like strands of lights. Great Job!!
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:53 PM

Very beautiful, what a wonderful job you did on that!! Lovely!!
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:56 PM

Very nice!!:clap

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:59 PM

Gorgeous doily, I love the colours it's so festive , well done !
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 02:01 PM

Just look at those perfect stitches!

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 02:07 PM

Very festive!:wreath

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 02:08 PM

Very Nice :yes

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 02:19 PM

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

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 02:28 PM

That is beautiful

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 02:44 PM

wow! the way you did it, it really does look like lights. fantastic job
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 02:55 PM

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

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 03:13 PM

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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Posted 11 December 2007 - 04:05 PM

I'll look when I get home. :)

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 04:22 PM

Beautiful:clapI love your christmas Doily you :crochetingcrocheted!
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 09:36 PM

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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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:33 AM

GORGEOUS!! lOVE HOW THE COLORS JUST POP!!!

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:50 AM

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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Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:20 AM

: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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Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:53 AM

That is beautful. Your stitches always look perfect.
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