Picot Peek

October 13, 2008 @ 6:29 am | Filed under: Handcrafts, Home and Hearth

Jennifer asked for a photo of the crochet project I mentioned in my weekend crafting notes post at the notes blog. I actually happen to have one already, which is unusual for me. (I still haven’t gotten around to taking a picture of those uneven curtains you were all demanding to see the other day.) Jane and I were working out the pattern for these little picot square table coverings I’m making to hide the scratches on our cheapo end tables, and I liked the way her color sketch looked next to the squares. (The squares are as yet untrimmed, unblocked, and unjoined, obviously.)


This is the Picot Square Tablecloth pattern from Vintage Crochet, a most delicious book. I’m making two smaller cloths instead of one big tablecloth. There are pink and cream colored squares, too. I stole the yarn from another Vintage Crochet project I have in the works: the ripple stripe blanket. It’s a long-term endeavor. You can see a wee bit of it creeping into the frame at the top right.

I like these starry squares because they’re so quick and finite. Thinking in terms of “this square” is much less intimidating than “this big huge project I’d like to finish sometime this decade.”

Rilla inspects to see if it passes muster.

Hmm, I’ll need to see the pink one before I can make a judgment. I like the green one, though. It matches your bag.


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  1. They are beautiful – I love the colors. Thanks for the book rec too – maybe it will help me.

  2. Lovely! I’m going to have to add that book to my wish list! (And if I could put Rilla on my wish list, I would!)

  3. So beautiful. You really are very clever! I’d love something like that on my own table; I wish I could crochet.

    Btw, how do you ever get things done during the day? I would imagine you’d be gazing at your adorable children the whole time.

  4. Ditto on the colors, delicious!! Can’t wait to see it all finished πŸ™‚

  5. Patience, they never stay still long enough to be gazed at. πŸ˜‰

    As always, the list of things I’m *not* getting done is way longer than the list of things I’m accomplishing. πŸ™‚ We skipped our walk this morning (foolish on a gorgeous day like today) and crocheted and sewed instead. This weekend I meant to read a book but never picked it up…am doing very little reading lately, except of crafty books and blogs! LOL.

  6. So pretty! I love that you finish one-square-at-a-time. I’m going on year 4 of a needlepoint project I’ve been working on, and it’s only a pillow!

  7. Ohhh, my library has that book!
    I’d love to give these a try.