Most of the time, I rely on French instructions or a chart. Oh, and I run away from knitting charts.....too complicated!
As a teen, crochet patterns were mostly used for home decor. Many , including my parents, would use doilies on tables or even on the back of a sofa or armrests.
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It is interesting how tastes change from one generation to another. I rarely see this practice nowadays.
I don't have any doilies yet I miss making them!! One of my most memorable memories was in Kenya when I would see women crocheting beautiful doilies in markets! There was a popular pattern in the mid-1990s that used mostly a pineapple stitch that I just can't remember how to do.
This winter break, I would be visiting my parents and I am bringing a few handmade gifts:two crocheted pillows including one with the simple tunisian stitch, one of my favorite Anne Hanson's blanket "Caravan"...and I am going to dust my magazines from the 1990s and make 1-2 doilies depending on time!
I can't wait to share pictures when they are all done!
Work in progress: Sunny pillow made with Yarn Love Juliet yarn! The colors are so cheerful :)