Saturday, August 12, 2017

Whisperwind Doily-Inspired Rug - Crochet Pattern Review - Draiguna

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Last week, I received an email with the release of the free crochet pattern for the Whisperwind Doily. I loooovvveee the way doilies look! But... I hate blocking, and therefore doilies can't really be on my list if made in crochet thread unless I give in and start blocking. With this doily though, I decided that I wasn't going to let this one pass me by too. Instead, I worked it holding four strands of worsted weight yarn together, and turned the design into an accent rug, and it's lovely!

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Materials I Used:
     - 1092 Yards of Red Heart Super Saver Yarn - Four 3/4 Skeins - in the Aran colorway
     - P16/11.5mm Crochet Hook - I bought this Jumbo Plastic Crochet Hook Set, which included the P16 & a Q hook in one!
     - #18 Tapestry Needle
     - Whisperwind Doily, Free Crochet Pattern with Photo Tutorial from Draiguna

Material Notes:
     The options are quite open for this. I would stick with something heavy weight though. If going with four strands of worsted weight yarn as I have done, I would suggest Caron One Pound and Bernat Super Value as alternatives, however, you could also do Lily Sugar n Cream - I'd probably try 5 strands held together - or even two strands of a Super Bulky #6 Yarn - perhaps Wool Ease Thick n Quick, not Hometown USA.

Time Spent:
     I had my rug ready to go in three hours.
Measurements:
     From point to point, my rug measures 35" across.

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Pattern Notes:
     This pattern was so easy to read, follow and memorize, plus the photos to reference are a plus. I only have three little things about this pattern, otherwise, I would love to work up many in several colors, and experiment with other yarn weights to see what other kinds of projects can be created with this pattern.

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1.  In the Foundation Row, I worked the last chain as a chain 3 - similar to how I work my last chain of the foundation row of a granny square as a chain 2 instead of 3, because if not, the shape is off in this corner just for the first row.

2.  Round 8 ends as "...single crochet in the next space]..." but the last stitch should end at the chain 3 beforehand and join to the first single crochet, which takes the place of the last stitch.

3.  Round 9 states to end at the "**", but I found that I ended at the "2x" repeat, and then joined. Just follow along with the pattern, and it will come naturally.
And that's it! I highly recommend this pattern! The writing is awesome, and the pattern produces a lovely doily, or doily-inspired rug in this case.

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2 comments:

  1. That looks wonderful! I don't like blocking either! Once I tried to make a big table cloth from a doily pattern, but I guess I didn't choose the right yarn because it began to bobble. Your rug looks so cosy, well done! Pinned it ;-)
    Have a great Sunday,
    Sigrid

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    1. Ugh, the struggles of being a crocheter - hehe! Let me know if you find a better suited yarn.

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