InstructionsFor the bread cover, I made a round lacy doily. I just guessed at the size. I then made the cross in gold and white thread and attached it to the middle of the doily. I also used the gold and white combined to edge in a picot stitch.
For the cup cover, I made a slightly different doily using the same thread. On the outer round of crochet, I combined the white and gold threads in a ...
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Type of item: Functional
Style: Religious, Traditional
#10 white cotton thread, #3 gold metallic thread, crystal and gold beads.
What was your inspiration?
I was looking at our church's communion set and there was no covering over the bread. I went home that afternoon and designed this doily. I knew it needed something more. The next day I went to our local hobby store, found some gold thread, and crocheted a cross. I attached it to the doily, and voila, a Communion Bread Plate Cover. I also made a Communion Cup Cover. Just a slightly different pattern for the doily and beads on the outer rim to keep it sliding into the cup. The Cup Cover makes a wonderful ringing sound as it is removed from the Cup.
What are you most proud of?
The fact that I designed the doilies myself. I had never designed any thing before.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Know how to increase in the round. It took me a long time and a lot of "frogging" to get the doilies to lay flat.