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Sugar Starch for Crocheted Doilies

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My grandmother used to crochet those beautiful lacey doilies with ruffles that stood up perfectly.  Here is a recipe to make a sugar starch to stiffen crocheted items like grandma used to make. 

Sugar Starch for Crocheted Doilies
 
 
 
Ingredients:

 cup sugar
 cup water

 
Procedure:

  • Mix together in a saucepan. 
  • Boil until it bubbles. 
  • Remove from heat. 
  • When cool enough to touch, dip doily in mixture, wet thoroughly, and gently wring out.
  • Place doily on a bath towel, fold towel over top of doily, and add pressure to help remove excess liquid.  
  • Shape doily while still wet.  No need for ironing.

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