Wednesday, June 1, 2011
A Crochet Table Runner
I've been busy lately trying to finish a table runner I started a few years ago. I had only actually made six of the main motifs, so I've really done most of it in the last week. This is made up of 18 small 'pineapple' motifs, four picot wheel motifs, and several picot half and two-third motifs [lots of ends to weave in], and then a simple outer area is done to finish it all off.
The design is in this booklet, Crochet Monthly, an English publication which I used to buy years ago. I have quite a number of them, but I've done almost all of the pieces in this issue. Many of them are based on the 'pineapple' design which I know is a little old hat, but these are quite delicate, and I find they look lovely on timber furniture. My daughter in law has claimed all of the mats I've made so far.
Perhaps this close-up will show a bit more of the design. This mat has been made using DMC Cebelia #40 thread, using almost all of a 50gm ball. The sweet little lady bug clock is a gift from a lovely friend in the UK, something I shall always treasure.