Wednesday, May 5, 2010

FREE Gorgeous Crochet Round Doily Pattern


Several years ago I came across a vintage handwritten crochet doily pattern in a box of patterns I purchased from the local thrift store. Once I looked over the pattern, I altered it to suit my modern day needs. I don't know who originally made up the pattern since it was handwritten, but the piece of paper it was on was dated from the late 1960's.

You can make this doily all in one color or you can alternate colors like I did for two of them in my above photo.

You will need a size 10 or 11 crochet hook and some cotton mercerized crochet thread. I used ecru for one doily and white and country blue for the others. The finished size will be around 7 3/4" in diameter. You will start in the center of the doily and work your way outwards....you can make it bigger by just adding on more of the last row if desired.

Chain 8 and join with a sl st to the first chain to make your starting ring.

Round 1: Ch 1, make 16 SC in ring, join with sl st to first SC.
Round 2: Ch 1, SC in same place as sl st was made. (ch 5, skip next SC, SC in next SC) repeat 7 times. (7 loops should of been made), now to form the last loop, Ch 2, skip last SC, DC in first SC (8 loops made).
Round 3: Ch 1, SC in loop just formed, chain 4, (SC in next loop, chain 4) repeat 6 more times. Join last chain 4 with sl st to first SC (8 loops on round).
Round 4: Ch 2, (make 5 HDC in next loop, HDC in next SC) 7 times, make 5 HDC in last loop. Join with sl st in top of starting chain (48 HDC on round).
Round 5: Ch 1, SC in same place as sl st in joining, (Ch 5, skip next 2 HDC, until 15 loops have been completed, to form the last loop Ch 2, skip next 2 HDC, DC in first SC (16 loops on round).
Round 6: Ch 1, SC in loop just formed, (Ch 4, SC in next loop), repeat around eneding with Ch 4. Join with sl st to first SC (16 loops).
Round 7: Ch 3, (make 4 DC in next loop, DC in next SC), repeat around, ending with 4 DC in last loop. Join with sl st to top of chain 3. (80 DC on round).
Round 8: Ch 1, SC in joining, (Ch 5, skip next DC, SC in next DC), repeat around ending with Ch 2, skip last DC, DC in first SC to form last loop. (40 loops on round)
Round 9: Ch 1, SC in loop just formed, (Ch 5, SC in next loop), repeat around, ending with Ch 2, DC in first SC to form last loop. (40 loops on round).
Round 10: Ch 1, SC in loop just formed, chain 3, (SC in next loop, Ch 3), repeat around. Join last chain 3 with sl st to first SC (40 loops on round).
Round 11: Ch 4, (make 2 TR *treble crochet* in next loop, TR in next SC) repeat around ending with 2 TR in last loop. Join with sl st in top of chain 4. (120 TR on round).
Round 12: Ch 1, SC in joining, (ch 5, skip next 2 TR, SC in next TR), repeat around, ending with chain 2, DC in first SC. (40 loops on round).
Round 13 and 14: Ch 1, SC in loop (chain 6, SC in next loop), repeat around, ending with chain 3, DC in first SC to form last loop. (40 loops).
Round 15: Ch 1, SC in loop, (chain 7, SC in next loop) repeat around, ending with chain 3, TR in first SC to form last loop. (40 loops on round). Fasten Off.

Hide your strings to finish up your doily.



You can use these doily's to sit figurines on or as candle mats.



3 comments:

Sophia - Healthy Perspectives said...

They are beautiful Shelly...delicate looking. I really like the blue colour one. How long does it take to make one? (I know you're very skilled, but an average person?)

Joaness said...

Those are really beautiful! You are so gifted.

Shelly said...

Each one takes me about 2 1/2 hours on days that I am feeling great and don't get interupted.

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