I have saved this tiny doily sampler from my gran's stash of samplers and have been holding onto it dearly, planning to make something with it so that it stays with me forever.
Note that that day has not yet come, but you'll be duly notified :)
Toying with it I decided to make it with a way thicker cotton thread, because it is almost impossible to make it with a 0.something hook - I wonder if this was spider web she used as thread to make it. I modified it a bit, but stuck to the general pattern. And I forgot to place a real object next to it to show its real size, but it is as big as a thumb. Take my word for it.
I made it with a 20 size of cotton thread and used a 1 mm metal hook.
Ch 7 and join to make a ring.
Rnd 1: Dc 15 in ring. sl st in 1st dc to join.
Rnd 2: sc 2 in each st (30)
Rnd 3: sc1, sc2 (46)
Rnd 4: hdc3tog, ch6, sk1, repeat from beginning. You will have to sk 2 at the end and sl st to end the round.
Rnd 5: sc3 on chain, ch 3 and make a picot, sc3 more in the same chain, move onto the next chain and repeat filling pattern.
I used this doily as the foundation for a brooch, but it can also serve as a pendant. Come on Friday to see it!