Doily of the Month - March

Skill Level
Intermediate

Size
18 inches in diameter

Materials

  • DMC Cebelia crochet cotton size 10 (282 yds per ball): 1 ball each blanc and lavender #210
  • Size 7 steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Sewing needle and thread
  • Starch

Gauge

  • Rnds 1 and 2 = 1 5/8 inch in diameter; 3 dc rnds = 1 inch
  • Violet = 2 inches in diameter
  • Check gauge to save time.

Pattern Notes

  • Weave in loose ends as work progresses.
  • Join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated.
  • Beg ch-3 counts as first dc throughout.

Pattern Stitch

Popcorn (pc): 7 dc in indicated st, draw up a lp, remove hook, insert hook in top of first dc of 7-dc group, pick up dropped lp and draw through st on hook, ch 1 tightly to lock.

Doily

  • Rnd 1 (RS): With blanc, ch 10, join to form a ring, ch 1, 32 hdc in ring, join in top of beg hdc. (32 hdc)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in each hdc around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as beg ch-3, ch 5, sk 1 dc, [3 dc in next dc, ch 5, sk next dc] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (16 groups 3-dc; 16 ch-5 sps)
  • Rnd 4: Sl st into 3rd ch of ch-5, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, ch 5, [3 dc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp, ch 5] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3
  • Rnd 5: Rep Rnd 4.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, *[dc, ch 5, dc] in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp **, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, 9 dc in next ch-5 sp, [dc in each of next 3 dc, 9 dc in next ch-5 sp] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnds 8 & 9: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (192 dc)
  • Rnd 10: Ch 3, *pc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 5, sk next 3 dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, sk next 3 dc **, dc in next dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (16 pc)
  • Rnd 11: Ch 3, *dc in top of pc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 3 **, dc in next dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 12: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, *ch 5, sk next ch-3 lps **, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 13: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, *ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 3 **, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnds 14 & 15: Rep Rnds 12 and 13.
  • Rnd 16: Sl st into next dc, *ch 5, sk next ch-3 sp, dc in next sl st, 9 tr in 2nd dc of next 3-dc group, ch next ch-3 sp, dc in next sl st, ch 5, sl st in next dc of next 3-dc group, rep from * around.
  • Rnd 17: Sl st into center of next ch-5 sp, *tr in each of next 4 tr, [tr, ch 5, tr] in next tr, tr in each of next 4 tr, sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 7, sl st in next ch-5 sp, rep from * around.
  • Rnd 18: Sl st in next tr, ch 4, tr in next 4 tr, *ch 7, pc in next ch-5 sp, ch 7, tr in next 5 tr, sl st in next ch-7 sp **, tr in next 5 tr, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in top of beg ch-4, fasten off.
  • Rnd 19 (RS): Attach blanc with sl st in first tr of any tr group, ch 3, holding back last lp of each tr, tr in each of next 3 tr, sk next 2 tr, tr in each of next 4 tr, yo, draw through all 8 lps on hook, *ch 11, sl st in top of pc, ch 11 **, holding back last lp of each tr, tr in next 4 tr, sk next 2 tr, tr in next 4 tr, yo, draw through all 9 lps on hook, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in top of beg cl.
  • Rnd 20: *Ch 13, [sl st, ch 11, sl st, ch 15, sl st, ch 11, sl st] in sl st at top of pc, ch 13, sl st in top of next cl, rep from * around, fasten off.

Violet
Make 16

  • Rnd 1: With lavender, ch 8, sl st to join to form a ring, ch 1, 24 hdc in ring, join in top of beg hdc. (24 hdc)
  • Rnd 2: [Ch 5, 3-tr cl in next hdc, ch 5, sl st in next 2 hdc] rep around, fasten off.
    Position violet over pc of Rnd 10; gently draw pc through center of violet. With sewing needle and thread, sew violet to doily. Starch lightly and press.

From Collectible Doily Series, © 2001, House of White Birches


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