Hello! It's almost that time of year when we celebrate women in our lives who have influenced who we are - Mother's Day! Whether you are a mother or not, there is undoubtedly, a woman in your life that has help shape who you are. I am fortunate to have many that I get to celebrate!
I will admit, I am not good about getting cards out in the mail, let alone handmade ones! This year I made it priority and created Janet's Doily - Mother's Day Card! The name is a celebration of my mother - Janet, who passed away when I was young of MS. She was creative and loving and funny...I want to celebrate her and the other women in my life that have impacted who I am daily. :) Let's get started!!!!!
Fingering weight yarn - I used cotton
ch - chain
sl st- slip stitch
sc- single crochet
hdc - half double crochet
dc - double crochet
sk st - skip stitch
st - stitch
Finished doily measures 3 1/2 inches
Round 1: Ch 8, join to first ch with sl st to create a ring.
Round 2: Ch 3, 23 dc into ring, join into 3rd ch of beginning ch 3. (24)
Round 3: Ch 6 (counts a 1 dc and ch 3), * sk st, dc in next st, ch 3*, repeat between * 10 more times, join in top of ch 3. (12 spaces)
Round 4: Sl st into next ch 3 space, ch 3, 2 dc in same ch space, *ch 3, 3 dc in next ch space*, repeat between * 10 more times, join with a sl st into ch 3. (12 spaces)
Round 5: Sl st the next 2 dc, *(sc in next ch space, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc)*, repeat from * to * in each ch 3 space around 10 times, sl st into 1st sc. Fasten off (12 scallops created)
Now that we've created Janet's Doily, let's make the Mother's Day Card!
Sponge for aging edges
tape runner or adhesive
5 1/2 x 4 1/2 white card
Step 1: Using the tape runner, or your adhesive of choice, apply in small spots on the back of the doily. Ok, this can be a bit tricky, but the tape runner works the best for me. I just put a little bit of tape on each petal and such.
Step 2: Adhere doily where you'd like it on the card. I prefer it offset so I can write a word or words on the bottom left edge.
Step 3: Take sponge and dab it on your ink pad - I use a brownish color to give it an aged look. Also excuse the look of the ink pad...it's like 10 years old! Best inks around though!
Step 4: Write a word of endearment in left bottom edge, or where ever you prefer! Viola! You have your own Mother's Day Card! Super easy, and I promise a meaningful card to whomever you send it to!
Happy Mother's Day!!!!!
Peace, Knit & Crochet,