Doily of the Month - December

Victorian Holiday
Design by Agnes Russell

Skill Level
Beginner

Size
18 inches in diameter

Materials

  • South Maid crochet cotton size 10: 350 yds cardinal #496
  • Size 7 steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Spray starch

Gauge

  • Rnds 1-5 = 2 1/2 inches; 3 dc rnds = 7/8 inch
  • Check gauge to save time.

Pattern Notes

  • Weave in loose ends as work progresses.
  • Join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated.

Pattern Stitches

  • V-st: [Dc, ch 3, dc] in indicated sp.
  • Shell: [2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc] in indicated sp.

Doily

  • Rnd 1: Ch 6, join to form a ring, ch 1, 20 sc in ring, join. (20 sc)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same sc, ch 3, sk next sc, [sc in next sc, ch 3, sk next sc] rep around, join in beg sc. (10 ch-3 sps)
  • Rnd 3: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, ch 3, [sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3] rep around, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 4: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc throughout), 4 dc in same sp, ch 1, [5 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (50 dc)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 2, [dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 2] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 3, [dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 3] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 7: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 5, [dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 5] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 8: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp, ch 3, [dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp, ch 3] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in single dc, ch 3, [dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 3, 3 dc in single dc, ch 3] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, [dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 11: Ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 5, [dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 5] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (100 dc)
  • Rnd 12: Beg 5-dc cl over next 5 dc, ch 10, [5-dc cl over next 5 dc, ch 10] rep around, join in top of beg cl.
  • Rnd 13: Sl st into ch-10 sp, [ch 3, 4 dc, ch 3, 5 dc] in same sp, ch 1, [{5 dc, ch 3, 5 dc} in next ch-10 sp, ch 1] rep around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 14: Sl st in next 2 dc, ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, *V-st in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 5, sk next 2 dc, sk next ch-1 sp, sk next 2 dc **, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 15: Sl st in next 2 dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, *V-st in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sk next 2 dc **, dc in each of next 2 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 16: Sl st in next 2 dc, ch 3, *V-st in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] twice, ch 5, sk next 2 dc **, dc in next dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 17: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, [{sc, ch 3, sc} in ch-3 sp, {ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp} 3 times, ch 5] rep around, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 18: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, [sc in ch-3 sp, {ch
  • 5, sc in next ch-5 sp} 4 times, ch 5] rep around, join in beg sc. (100 ch-5 sps)
  • Rnd 19: Sl st into ch-5 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-5 sp, ch 5, [sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5] rep around, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 20: Rep Rnd 19.
  • Rnd 21: Sl st into ch-5 sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same ch-5 sp, *V-st in next ch-5 sp, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp **, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (20 ch-3 sps)
  • Rnd 22: Sl st in next 2 dc, ch 3, dc in each of next 3 dc, *shell in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 4 dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sk next 3 dc **, dc in each of next 4 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 23: Sl st in next 2 dc, ch 3, dc in each of next 3 dc, *shell in ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 4 dc, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] twice, ch 5, sk next 2 dc **, dc in each of next 4 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 24: Sl st in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, *shell in next ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 3 dc, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] 3 times, ch 5, sk next 3 dc **, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 25: Sl st in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, *shell in ch-3 sp, dc in each of next 2 dc, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] 4 times, ch 5, sk next 3 dc **, dc in each of next 2 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 26: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in ch-3 sp, *[ch 3, sc] 3 times in same ch-3 sp, [ch 3, {sc, ch 3, sc} in next ch-5 sp] 5 times, ch 3 **, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 27: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, beg in same ch-3 sp, [5 sc in each of next 3 ch-3 sps, sc in next ch-3 sp, {5 sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp} 5 times] rep around, join in beg sc, fasten off.
  • Steam press doily lightly and place on a flat surface. Keeping shells of Rnd 25 flat, raise the ch-5 sps between; spray with starch. Allow to dry completely.


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


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