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Doily with Geometric Crochet Border Lace

For this doily we used crochet-style FSL designs from the Geometric Crochet Border Set .
Before proceeding, please read the General Guidelines and Step-by-Step Guide to Embroidering our Crochet-Style FSL designs.

The finished size of the doily is about 15" x 15". You will need a 6" x 6" piece of cotton or linen cloth (we used 14-count Aida), water-soluble Vilene stabilizer and 50- or 60-weight cotton embroidery threads.
We made a small doily, but you can easily make a larger project. For this, embroider the corner pattern four times and the middle pattern 4 times, 8 times, 12 times, or as many times as you need.

Step One: Embroider each design four times.
Trim the stabilizer close to the designs, leaving at least 3/4" around each design. DO NOT dissolve the stabilizer now.

Please read the Step-by-Step Guide to Assembling crochet-style FSL Designs into a Project first.

Step Two: On a working table, lay out the embroidered parts to form a lace frame, pin them to each other and start stitching. Use a short zigzag and the same thread that you used for the embroidery.

Step Three: Lay the lace frame over a piece of fabric. Pin in place. You can use either zigzag or any other bridge stitch. The stitch should be dense enough in order not only to attach the lace to the fabric, but also to finish the raw edges of the fabric.

Step Four: Cut away the excess fabric under the lace. You can now go ahead and dissolve the water-soluble stabilizer. Place the workpiece into a bowl of warm water; change the water several times. Spread the doily on a flat surface and leave to air dry.

The doily is ready. Enjoy!

Here are more close-ups of the project:

If you liked this crochet set, you might also like:

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