Doiley Jeans

Ucycling: When a piece of Denim makes A Doiley (Crochet Tutorial)

Hi Everybody,

We all have a pair of Jeans that sleeps in our wardrobe for ages and that no one in the family would never wear again.

Let’s cut off a piece of it, to make it a doiley.

Yes, a doiley… How?

First, cut off the bottom of a leg, draw a circle (I just used a dessert plate as a shape) and cut the round in the fabric. Now that you have a beautiful neat denim round, take your needle and, using blanket stitch, you’ll create the base row of your crochet work around the fabric.

A picture worth a thousand words so here is a short and easy tutorial for you.

For those who forgot how to work blanket stitch, here is the “how to”:

blanket stitch

 

 

 

 

I have picked up 120 stitch with my crochet 3.5mm.

Working the edge of the Doiley:

DoileyRow 1 (foundation row): ch1, sc in same stitch, pick up a multiple of 10 sts

Row 2 : ch3 (count as first dc) 1dc in next 3 sts, *ch2, sk1, sc in next st, ch2, sk1, (dc, ch3, dc in same stitch), ch2, sk1, sc in next, ch2, sk1, 1dc in next 4 sts* repeat till end of round, join with sl in 3rd ch of first ch3.

Row 3: ch3 (count as first dc), 1dc in next 3 sts, *ch5, 7dc in the ch3 between the two dc from the previous row, ch5, 1 dc in each 4 dc* repeat till end of round, join with sl in 3rd ch of first ch3.

Row 4: ch3 (count as first dc) 1dc in next 3 sts, *ch2, sc in the ch5, ch5, sc on the 4th dc from the group of 7, ch5, sc in the ch5, ch2, 1 dc in each 4 dc* repeat till end of round, join with sl in 3rd ch of first ch3.

Row 5: ch3 (count as first dc) 1dc in next 3 sts, *ch5, 1sc in the ch5 from the previous row, ch5, 1sc in the next ch5 from the previous row, ch5, 1 dc in each 4 dc* repeat till end of round, join with sl in 3rd ch of first ch3.

Row 6: work as row 2

Row 7: work as row 3

Blocking: soack the edge in a sirup (1 volume of sugar for 6 volumes of water – pour the sugar in the boiling water and let it cook slowly until the water reduced by 1/3) – and pin your work on a flat surface (the iron board is a good place).

Let it dry.

Enjoy your special Doiley !

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