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FO: “Evelyn” Doily

Here’s my latest finished (and blocked and photographed) object!

"Evelyn"

Pattern:  “Evelyn”, by Grace Fearon
Yarn:  Cébélia size 10, color #745

"Evelyn"

What started as a CAL turned into a regular, “un-timed”, solitary crochet project, once I fell behind the schedule– but it was a very enjoyable crocheting experience, all the same.

This pattern comes with photos with superimposed stitch diagrams, which I found very helpful for quick reference.  I seem to recall that there were plenty of rounds where I didn’t even need to read the written instructions, and that’s just fine with me.  ;o)  I’ve come to prefer diagrammed patterns– but best is to have both, like this one does– so you can go back to the full, written instructions, if the need arises.

"Evelyn"

(I could’ve been a little more careful with my blocking around the circle(s) in the center, but honestly, most of the time there’s something on the middle of the doily, anyway, so I probably won’t bother to re-block until it needs washing.)

"Evelyn"

I love the leaf motif and I love-love the “ropes” framing each leaf in the border.  Such a strong texture!

"Evelyn"

There are some absolutely gorgeous examples of this pattern worked in multiple colors– especially with the popcorns worked in accent colors.  I’m tempted to make it again, myself, one of these days, but I’m not sure I have it in me to work in that many ends… I do it for afghans, but for a doily… Maybe.

"Evelyn"

"Evelyn"

"Evelyn"

Certain rounds of this pattern will keep you on your toes– but it’s great if you’re up for a challenge.  (I actually made a silly, careless mistake all the way through one round– details are in my project notes on Ravelry– but fortunately it wasn’t so bad that I had to frog it.)

You’ll feel you’ve accomplished something when you snip the thread after that last round!

"Evelyn"

I’m looking forward to crocheting more of Grace’s designs!

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I’m Michael (a female Michael, to remove any doubt).  I live on the Alabama Gulf Coast with my husband, Donald, and our crazy American Eskimo Dogs. 

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