Tuesday, January 28, 2014

My First Symbol Doily What you think?

Hello Friends,
Sharing with you my first Symbol doily.  Just in time for Valentine Day.  I did not know if I could do this on my own, or not, so I just grabbed a ball of white, and started trying to figure out the pattern. To my amazement it was rather simple to do.  Lot less fuss than reading the written directions.  I have several of those old Magic, and Decorative magazines I can hardly wait to choose a design.   You can get this patter here:
It is in two sizes.  I choose the small size which to my amazement again wasn't that small at all.  I am not a fast crafter, but I do have a cotton dishcloth on my needles, and will show you when I get it made.  
Have a great day, stay safe, and warm.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014




                                        JANUARY 2014 SNOWFLAKE
                                 Designed by: Katheryn Garner
                                        Free for personal use

#10 thread
Size 7 hook


Chain 10, join in first ch st to form a ring.

Rnd. 1.  Ch 1 *sc in ring* repeat from *to* 19 times Join in 1st. sc. (20 sc in ring)

Rnd. 2.  Ch 7, skip 3  sts, sc in the 4th  st.  Repeat around and join with a sl st in 1st sc.  (5 ch. 7 loops)

Rnd. 3.  In the 1st ch 7 space work * 1 sc, 1 hdc, 2 dc, 2 trc, 1 dtrc, ch 3, sl st in the top of the dtc, ( picot made) 2 trc, 2 dc, 1 hdc, 1 sc *  Repeat 4 times.  Join with sl st between cluster's.  ch 1, sc in same join.  (5 cluster's, 5 picto's )

Rnd. 4.  Ch. 14, sl st between next 2 sc ( between clusters ) Repeat around, join.  Join with sl st in same place and first sl st. 

Rnd. 5.  In first ch 14 space work *(4 sc, ch 3) repeat 1 time, 4 sc, ch 4, (4sc, ch 3) repeat 1 time, 4 sc,*  Repeat around

Rnd. 6.  Sl st to 1st ch 3 space, sc, ch 4, * sc in next ch 3 sp, ch 4, sc in ch 4 sp. now work (ch 3, sc, ch 4, sc, ch 3, sc, in ch 4 picot) ch 4, sc in next ch 3 space, ch 4, draw up a loop in the next 2 ch 3 sp's, loop over hook and pull through the 3 loops on hook, ch 4 *, repeat from * to * around join in first sc.

Finish off and block

No Bump Finish Off:

Remove hook from loop, insert hook from back to front in next st, and pull loop from front to back. ch a couple times, cut thread, and pull down tight to secure thread.  Work tail into sts on back.  You have a perfect finish off with no bump on the front. 

I am only human, and I can make a mistake in writing up this pattern.  Hope you enjoy this little snowflake.  For personal use only, do not sell my pattern, but you may share it with others only link back here to get the pattern. 

Click on the picture and you can get a larger view of the snowflakes.

Katheryn Garner, January 2014.