Doily of the Month - April

Skill Level
Intermediate

Size
9 inches square

Materials

  • South Maid crochet cotton size 10: 350 yds dusty rose #475
  • Size 5 steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Starch

Gauge

  • Rnds 1 and 2 = 1 inch
  • Check gauge to save time.

Pattern Notes

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

Doily

  • Rnd 1: (RS): Ch 10, join to form a ring, ch 4 (counts as first tr), 31 tr in ring, join in 4th ch of beg ch-4. (32 tr)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in each hdc around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 3: [Ch 15, sl st in same st, 12 sc over ch-10 sp, sl st in next trtr] rep around.
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, [sc in each ch of ch-15, sk 1 sc, sc in each of next 10 sc, sk 1 sc] rep around, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each of next 3 sc, *[2 dc in next sc, dc in next sc] 4 times, dc in each of next 3 sc, sk next 2 sc, sc in each of next 6 sc, sk next 2 sc **, dc in each of next 4 sc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
  • Rnd 6: Sl st in next 3 dc, ch 1, *sc in each of next 11 dc, ch 4, sk next 2 sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, ch 4, sk next 4 dc, rep from * around, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 7: Ch 1, sc in same st, *[ch 2, sc in next sc] 10 times, ch 3, sk next ch sp, next 2 sc and next ch sp **, sc in next sc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 8: Sl st into ch-2 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *[ch 3, sc in next ch sp] 9 times, ch 1, dc over next ch-3 sp, ch 1 **, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 9: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *[ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] 8 times, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1 **, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 10: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *[ch 3, sc in next ch sp] 7 times, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1 **, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 11: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch sp, *[ch 3, sc in next ch sp] 6 times, ch 2, dc in dc, ch 2 **, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 12: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *[ch 3, sc in next ch sp] 5 times, ch 3, 3 dc in next dc, ch 3 **, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 13: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *[ch 3, sc in next ch sp] 4 times, ch 5, sc over next ch-3 sp, sc in each of next 3 dc, sc in next ch sp, ch 5 **, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 14: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *[ch 3, sc in next ch sp] 3 times, ch 5, sc over next ch-5 sp, sc in each of next 5 sc, sc over ch-5 sp **, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 15: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *[ch 3, sc in next ch sp] twice, ch 6, sc over next ch-5 sp, sc in each of next 7 sc, sc over next ch-5 sp, ch 6 **, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 16: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 7, sc over next ch-6 sp, sc in each of next 9 sc, sc over next ch-6 sp, ch 7 **, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc.
  • Rnd 17: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 11 (counts as first dc, ch-3), *sc over next ch-7 sp, sc in each of next 11 sc, sc over next ch-7 sp, ch 8 **, dc over next ch-3 sp, ch 8, rep from * around, ending last rep at ** join in 3rd ch of beg ch-11.
  • Rnd 18: Ch 6 (counts as first dc, ch-3), dc in same st, [ch 3, dc in same st] twice, *ch 7, sk 1 sc, sc in each of next 11 sc, ch 7, sk 1 sc **, dc in next dc, [ch 3, dc in same dc] 3 times, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6.
  • Rnd 19 (RS): Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 6, dc in same sp, *[ch 3, {dc, ch 3, dc} in next ch-3 sp] twice, ch 6, sk next sc, sc in each of next 9 sc, ch 6, sk next sc **, [dc, ch 3, dc] in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6.
  • Rnd 20: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 6, dc in same sp, [{dc, ch 3, dc} in next ch-3 sp] 4 times, *ch 5, sk 1 sc, sc in each of next 7 sc, ch 5, sk 1 sc **, [{dc, ch 3, dc} in next ch-3 sp] 5 times, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6.
  • Rnd 21: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 6, dc in same sp, *[ch 3, {dc, ch 3, dc} in next ch-3 sp] 4 times, ch 4, sk next sc, sc in each of next 5 sc, ch 4, sk next sc **, [dc, ch 3, dc] in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6.
  • Rnd 22: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 6, dc in same sp, *[{dc, ch 3, dc} in next ch-3 sp] 8 times, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 3 **, [dc, ch 3, dc] in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6.
  • Rnd 23: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 6, dc in same sp, *[ch 3, {dc, ch 3, dc} in next ch-3 sp] 8 times, ch 2, sk 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 2 **, [dc, ch 3, dc] in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6.
  • Rnd 24: Sl st into ch-3 sp, ch 6, dc in same sp, *[ch 1, sc in next ch sp, ch 1, {dc, ch 3, dc} in next ch-3 sp] 8 times, dc in next sc **, [dc, ch 3, dc] in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6.
  • Rnd 25: Sl st into 3rd ch, ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in next dc, sc in next sc, [{3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc} in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc] 7 times, sc in next dc, sc in first ch of next ch-3, ch 2 **, sk 2 chs of next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc, fasten off. Starch lightly and press.


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


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