Posted by: geekycrochetmom | February 24, 2013

Have you ever crocheted a doily using acrylic?

I meant to make a traditional circular doily but it was not easy with this 5-ply acrylic. So I tried out these motifs.


I love how the acrylic is not as stretchy as cotton thread but find it to be less suited for lacey projects. Beginner’s mistake,maybe?


This pattern is from a Japanese crochet book. I plan on making something for our plain, round table. Wish me luck!



  1. I have used acrylic, it seems so popular here, probably because wool is more expensive. The squares look lovely. Is 5 ply is the equivalent of double knitting? šŸ™‚

    • I think it’s a little thinner, sport weight maybe. Mercerized cotton thread 8 is readily available here but lately there came out online sellers of various yarns… they come unlabeled, though. Do you block acrylic?

      • I don’t usually block acrylic but I would probably get a better finish if I did. Thank you for the information about 5 ply as I have seen it recommended for patterns in books and wondered what the equivalent was in the UK.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: