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    Name Doily-Please Help

    Hey everybody! I missed ya'll!!

    I need your help please!

    I am trying to make a name doily for the name "ODOM". I have made my pattern. I am using # 10 white crochet thread, but when I use the # 10 thread you can't hardly make out the name. I am only putting one stitch inside the square. The name ODOM is made with solid stitches on the pattern I made. I have 2 rows of blank spaces below the name and above the name and on each side of the name. I also turned the pattern sideways where I am making the "M" first (I hope that made sense). In other words the "M" is laying on its side. Am I using the correct size thread or should I use # 4 medium acrylic yarn to make this with? Or, what size thread should I use? Should I use more than 1 stitch inside the square? If so, how many stitches should I use to make the name solid? I read you can use acrylic yarn to make doilies with. I did make a sample of the "M" with acrylic yarn, but I don't like the way it looks. It just looks to bulky for me. This is my first attempt at making something like this. I thought I could do it, but this is turning out to be harder than I thought it would be.

    The # 10 crochet thread is so thin and is a witch to work with!! I am using a size "E" hook to make this with. Should I be using a larger hook? If so, what size?

    I have searched how to crochet name doilies on google and I find plenty of name doilies, but they don't come with any pattern instructions so I can get an idea of how to make one of these things.

    When my husband and I got married we received a framed name doily as a wedding gift. I thought it would be nice if I made one for each of our children's family and had it framed and gave them as Christmas gifts.

    Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    Hugs and Kisses,
    Lynda Fey

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    Hello. Sorry I am not English-speaking but experienced in the filet crochet. I use 3 DCs for the filled cell and DC chain 2 for the empty cell. I used the cotton thread #10 and the hook #10 Boye. I think cotton is better. You can iron it and starch and it will be flat and nice. I hope I helped. If no - ask me any time
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    Hi Larisa, The thread that you are talking about, is it the thin thread I am using? I am using Aunt Lydia's crochet thread, classic 10 that is 100% mercerized cotton thread. What is the name of the crochet thread that you use? I will try your suggestion when I put my hand to it again. I will let you know how it turns out. One more thing, should I turn it around sideways or make it straight across? I had to put it down for a while cause I got so aggravated with it. Now, I am making a yellow duck blanket (4 panels across and 4 panels high) for my great niece who is expected to arrive somewhere around Aug. 30 this year. It is nice to hear from you Larisa!

    Hugs and Kisses,
    Lynda Fey
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    Hello! I used the Aunt Lydia's #10 for the bedspreads. They are so nice. Please stay in touch I am so curious what you crochet.
    Have a good day
    Larisa
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    I will have to get me a # 10 Boye hook cause I don't have one. Thank you Larisa for your help. Have a good day.

    Lynda Fey

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