Pretty in Pink

Here’s my first FO for 2009! I started this as a last-minute Christmas gift, but was not able to finish it until the first day of the new year.

Pretty Kitties Doily

This doily has a lot of chains, so if you don’t like these, you probably wouldn’t like this doily. The cat theme was perfect for my Mom, and I knew it’d be a great gift for her as soon as I saw bonitapita (of Casting Away)’s project on Ravelry. I apparently somehow ended up with a much-smaller crochet hook than was needed, so this doily is only 16″ in diameter (I didn’t think to include something for scale in the photo, rats).

Pretty Kitties Doily

I blocked this so aggressively that the rubber mat I was using warped at the corners. Luckily, I had four cans of tomato available to weigh down each corner. I also applied spray starch twice, but even so, you can see some of the chains are a bit loose in a few places. One probably could get away with 1 or 2 chains less in the areas surrounding the cats.


The pattern does have a few errata, and I noted them in the Comments tab of the pattern entry on Ravelry.

Pretty Kitties Doily

Pattern: “Pretty Kitties Doily” by Judy Jagel, Annie’s Favorite Crochet, August 2005; now available through Size: About 16? diameter Yarn: DMC Traditions Size 10, pink Hook: Boye Steel Size 7 (1.65 mm) Started: December 23, 2008 Completed: January 1, 2009 (Ravel this project!)

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5 Responses to “Pretty in Pink”

  1. Carrie K Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Cats! What could be wrong with cats? It’s verra cute.

    Carrie K recently posted 2008. Stick a fork in it. It’s Done.

  2. Chris Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    The pale pink makes it look so very delicate and ephemeral.

  3. opal Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    this doily is gorgeous! i love the cats. just love them.

  4. Guinifer Says:
    January 7th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Pink cats? Is that like seeing a pink elephant? (very cute!)

  5. Sydney Says:
    January 9th, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Nice doily! I’ve never made a doily but they look like fun.

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