Sunday, 10 January 2016



My niece is moving to Paris, and I wanted to give her something nice, useful and yet personal that she could use and remember me by.  I loved this pattern for that I’ve made before as a centre table doily, in different sizes.  I thought I’d try and see if I could adapt it as an umbrella.  While the ‘idea’ of making an umbrella made sense, I was truly not sure of ‘how’ it would look or work out. I am thrilled to say that I am so darn satisfied by the stunning result J

The original pattern is from this lovely Ondori book, so you now know where to go if you want this exact pattern.  However, I’d say that almost any doily pattern that goes for say 1.5 – 2’ diameter would work pretty well.

Now what I did was figure out what size I wanted for my umbrella, and then worked the pattern to fit that size.  I decided on a maximum size of 34 – 36” and bought a ready made umbrella for that size.  I then took off the original umbrella cover and attached my doily into the frame work of the umbrella.

After my trial and error, what I’d suggest is that you pay attention to the joints that you take off the original umbrella, just in case you do decide to use the same spots to attach yours in. That said, guess it’s going to be a creative trial and error process, so have fun.

Materials used : Today I’ve used our Indian polyester viscose yarn,  with a 3 mm crochet hook 

I’d love to see your creations with doileys too.. so do remember to share it with me when you make them.

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