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Welcome! This blog is in support of my online shop, www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com. I enjoy selling unique vintage finds, along with my own thread crochet. You'll find a variety of items in my online shop including doilies, motifs, and potholders from retro crochet patterns, along with nice vintage jewelry, old crafting books, and fun paper ephemera for crafts and collecting. .

Sunday, July 11, 2010

New Thread Crochet Project for Etsy

Now in progress, the Mediterranean Surf doily, a pattern from the Coats & Clark archives republished in the 2007 book "Contemporary Crochet."

The pattern calls for #3 cotton thread and a #4 steel hook to make a 20-inch doily. I'm using #10 bedspread cotton and a #7 hook, which will create a smaller piece. I also plan to tea-dye it to a darker beige, giving it an antique look for primitive or Victorian decor.

The intro says the Mediterranean Surf doily is "reminiscent of ocean waves with a stylized sun center." The thread used in the pattern picture is Aunt Lydia's Fashion Crochet #3 in Warm Teal.

Doily is made with a combination of chains, double crochet, and triple crochet. The pointed "waves" are made with a triple crochet flanked by double crochets and single chain stitches, separated by a single crochet.

For traditional thread crochet and vintage goodness, please check out my Etsy shop at www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com.


  1. wow!!! it's beautiful!!! all your doilies are wonderful!!!
    I'm only able to do simple things crocheting but...I love crochet things!!!!

  2. Thread isn't that hard once you get the hang of it. You can practice by making granny squares using a larger size #00 steel hook and one of the thicker gauge threads like #3 or #5.

  3. you have such skill to make something so delicate and its beautiful!