This is a doily my grandmother made.
I had always been told that she did tatting
which I've never been able to do.
I was looking at a tatted piece in a magazine
and I thought that I could make something similar in crochet.
This made me think of my grandmother's doily
so I got it out and, low and behold,
it was crocheted - not tattted
This is my first attempt to re-create my grandmother's doily.
I tried to do everything the same,
except the final round which was done in picots.
I hate to do picots.

This is the final version.
I chose purple in memory of the birthstone ring
my grandmother always wore.

I have been working on writing down the pattern,
but it takes more concentration than actually crocheting the doily.

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