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Filet Crochet ❖ Busy Bees
Busy Bees by Elizabeth Hiddleson
29" across widest part
Needle and yarn
1.5 mm
DMC Cébélia Cotton size 10
852 yards in stash
602.1 yards, 106 grams 2.12 skeins = 602.1 yards (550.5m)
2 skeins #326898; 1 skein #49236
Knitty City in New York City, New York
September 2011

This is one of my favorite crochet projects ever. I loved working on it, I’m very happy with the finished piece, and I’m now totally comfortable with crochet charts.

Originally I worked with a 1.65mm hook but it looked sloppy so I frogged it – at round 28 of 31 - and began again with a 1.5mm hook. Much better and the reused Cebelia thread showed no wear at all. The doily took just under 2 full skeins and I started a third skein for the border.

Before beginning the border I put the doily in a mesh bag in the washing machine on warm/delicate for 10 minutes then spread it out on a blocking board with no pins. When it was dry I worked the border then put it back in the machine and this time pinned out the border shells.

The finished piece is 29”/75cm at the widest. I suppose it would be called a tabletopping doily.

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About this pattern
Busy Bees
by Elizabeth Hiddleson
from Decorative Crochet Magazine, May 1988, #3
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About this yarn
Cébélia Cotton size 10
by DMC
100% Cotton
284 yards / 50 grams
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  • Project created: July 7, 2012
  • Finished: July 31, 2012
  • Updated: March 31, 2014