The name for the doily came from a bit of miscommunication. I was taking suggestions for names and misunderstood as I was told the name over the phone. After I posted the suggestions to my Facebook page and I let people vote for their favorite. The name "Mandalily" was the favorite by far. A big THANK YOU goes out to all those who suggested names and who gave wonderful compliments of my work. Your kindness and participation made this process so much easier.
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Skill level: Intermediate
Stitches and Terms:
- Ch - chain
- sl st - slip stitch
- dc - double crochet
- beg - beginning
- sk - skip
- st (sts) - stitch (stitches)
- dc2tog - double crochet two together
- dc3tog - double crochet three together
- dc4tog - double crochet four together
** My measurements in the blocking section are not critical, unless you want your piece to measure the exact same. As long as you have the same measurements on each side from the center to the edge, your doily will have a nice even shape....and that is the most important :)
I use a childrens foam play mat for my blocking board. You could also use a piece of Styrofoam or cardboard as well, as long as your surface can be pierced with pins. This shape can be difficult to get. I'll explain how I was able to quickly pin so that you are not ripping your hair out trying to get it straight. You will be referencing the image below.