Crochet thread

The thread is familiar.   I know how No. 20 Crochet Thread, the one by Aunt Lydia,  feels like.  I know, too, how it would feel and look like when worked by a Size 10 crochet needle.  I’ve been working on this project, a filet table cloth with peacock motif, on and off for about eight years now. I know its weight on my lap.  I know where I switched needles because I see where the project tapered off a bit.

I started the project after the birth of my second son so that I would have something to do while watching him and his older brother.  At first I worked fast.  I worked during the day and nights when I had no chores and when the boys were asleep.  I crocheted during long trips.  Then, the piece got bigger and bigger and it took a lot of my seat space.  It also got harder to keep track of the pattern.  I ended up unraveling most of what I had done.  That was frustrating.  I decided to stop working in a moving car.

Then I had more children and more chores and other interests.  I only managed to pick up my crochet project during our regular visits to Maine.   I am now in the last 20 rows of this table cloth.  Fortunately or unfortunately, I used a bigger thread size.  My finished work will be too big a table cloth, but I think, it will just be perfect for a queen bed.  Turning it into a bedspread will also hide the mistake I made with the needles.  Christmas time.  I am looking at Christmas time for the main body of this cloth to be done.  Then, I will decide if I will crochet around the edges to give it a finished look.



33 thoughts on “MY CROCHET PROJECT (for WPC: Texture)

  1. Eight years, that’s an epic work. Thank goodness you can turn it into a bedspread. That brough memories on my first knitting project. I kept on knitting and wooo…. ways too big for a scarf.

    1. If I had been more diligent, this project would have been done in a year or two. But laziness got the better of me. 🙂 I had the kinds of project that got way too big – I crocheted a shawl which nowhere looks like the design I was following.

    1. I know. I will let out a big yell when this is done. Happy weekend, Wendell. God bless you.

      On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 11:04 PM, MY WALL wrote:


  2. Eight years! Hats off to your persistence. I can empathize with you about unraveling a piece of your work — it is frustrating to have to undo even a few hard-worked stitches; infinitely harder in crochet than knitting.

    I can’t wait to see your finished project — it looks so good right now.

    1. Thank you for coming by, Anita. 🙂 I am glad to meet a fellow crocheter. You just give me another impetus to finish this long-running project. 🙂

  3. Wow! I didn’t know Aunt Lydia was still around. I used to use that brand all the time – a hundred years ago – What a fab project. Hope you post a photo when it’s done, Imelda.

    1. It is, though the finer threads are getting harder to find. It used to be the most reasonably priced thread but last Wednesday, I was shocked to see how much the prices have increased.

      I will definitely post a photo of the finished work to mark that major project milestone. Thanks for the encouragement, Jamie. 🙂 I wish you well.

      On Sun, Aug 10, 2014 at 5:01 AM, MY WALL wrote:


    1. I think that lack of attention span is what made this project take so long. I just have to try to work on finishing it because unfinished things nag me.

  4. Wow! That’s a very big project. The biggest thing I ever crocheted was a baby’s shawl, and I made six of those. Good luck with completing your bedspread. The edging would finish it off very nicely, if you decide to do it. 🙂

    1. Wow! That’s a lot of baby shawls. 🙂 For your grandkids?
      Anyway, thanks for the encouragement, Sylvia. I need that push as I approach the final stitches of this work. 🙂

  5. Good luck and can’t wait to see the finished product! How nice to have such a skill. What else have you made? What else do you plan to make? Think it’s a really cool hobby and thanks for sharing not only your photo but your thoughts. Nice!

    1. Hi, Gale. Thanks for coming by and the encouragement to finish this long standing project.
      Since I got married 10 years ago, I have made curtain panels, another bed cover, some runners and doilies, and Christening clothes. Many of those were made before I had children and was a new immigrant here in the US with not much to do. Since then, and after I got hooked on blogging, my productivity went down. I wish I can learn how to Irish crochet, and to make more big projects like this. It’s time consuming but the result, I think, is so worth it. It’s something that can be handed down. 🙂

      1. I agree that it is indeed worth the effort. My mom was just like you: very versatile when it came to crocheting. She even made an elaborate altar cloth for her church. It was beautiful. Unfortunately I don’t have the patience. Keep at it (when you have time).

  6. Wow! Eight years in the making. What a tough feat. Very inspiring. When it’s get done, it will be so so much more than just it’s intended purpose. 😉

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