Wendy Doily Update

In my previous post, I mentioned that Wendy, the doily I am working on as my first thread crochet project, was released in 5 parts as a Crochet-A-Long (CAL). Wendy was designed by Grace Fearon from Emilyandthe Handmade and I discovered her work after seeing a friend use some of Grace’s designs to make doilies of her own.

The last time I posted I was in the middle of part 3 of this CAL, having just completed round 16. Today I’ve completed up to the end of the fourth part, but I will show you how Wendy looks with each part completed so you can see how the pattern comes together.

Below you can see Wendy after I completed part 3, which is the end of round 18 of the pattern.

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The most challenging round up to this point I think was round 16, not because it was a particularly difficult round, but I did end up having to frog it a couple of times because I didn’t start in the correct stitch. After that I started using my stitch markers to make it clearer and I didn’t have that same problem in subsequent rounds.

And here is part 4 completed which brings us to the end of round 22. I decided to go back to the green for this part of the pattern, and for part 5, coming up, I will finish off in the purple.

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Part 4 was where I finally started seeing how pretty this pattern is and really started to enjoy working on it. I loved watching the scallops taking shape, and the more lacy look of the outer rounds.

With the colour changes, I discovered that sewing in ends in thread is a little more difficult than when I’m using regular worsted weight yarn. I feel like yarn hides the sewn in ends a little better, but I will get the hang of it. That or I will make any future projects in solid colours.

So far Wendy is coming along nicely and I’m looking forward to completing part 5! Only three rounds to go!

Published by Kate

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