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Doily of the Month - June

Skill Level
Intermediate

Size
12 1/2 inches square

Materials

  • J.& P. Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen
  • crochet cotton size 10: 225 yds each white #1 and shaded pinks #15, 100 yds mid rose #46A, small amounts each maize #123 and medium celery #27
  • Size 7 steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Tapestry needle

Gauge

  • Square = 2 1/2 inches; flower motif = 2 1/2 inches
  • Check gauge to save time.

Pattern Notes

  • Weave in loose ends as work progresses.
  • Join rnds with a sl st unless otherwise stated.
  • Square is worked on the diagonal.

Square

Make 16

  • Row 1 (RS): With white, ch 2, sc in 2nd ch from hook, turn. (1 sc)
  • Row 2: Ch 2, [hdc, sc, hdc] in same st, turn. (3 sts)
  • Row 3: Ch 2, [hdc, sc] in first st, hdc in next st, [sc, hdc] in last st, turn. (5 sts)
  • Row 4: Ch 2, [hdc, sc] in first st, hdc in next st, sc in next st, hdc in next st, [sc, hdc] in last st, turn. (7 sts)
  • Row 5: Ch 2, [hdc, sc] in first st, hdc in next st, [sc in next st, hdc in next st] rep across to last st, [sc, hdc] in last st, turn. (9 sts)
  • Rows 611: Rep Row 5. (21 sts)
  • Row 12: Ch 2, sc in first st, hdc in next st, [sc in next st, hdc in next st] rep across to last st, [sc, hdc] in last st, fasten off, turn. (22 sts)
  • Row 13: Attach shaded pinks, ch 4, sk next sc, sc in next sc, [ch 3,
  • sk next sc, sc in next sc] rep across to last 2 sts, ch 2, sk next st, dc in last st to form last ch lp, turn. (11
  • ch sps)
  • Row 14: [Ch 3, sc in next ch sp] rep across to last lp, ch 1, dc in last sp, turn.
  • Rows 1522: Rep Row 14, at end of Row 22, fasten off. (1 ch sp at end of Row 22),
  • If needed, gently arrange shape of square evenly.

Joining Sqaures

  • With tapestry needle and white cotton, sew 4 squares tog, with white portion of each square at center and shaded pink on outer edge, to make 4 diamond motifs of 4 squares each.
  • Diamond Motif Edging
  • Rnd 1: Attach white in any corner of a white diamond section, ch 1, *sc in corner, [ch 3, sc in next sk st on edge of white section] 11 times, ch 3, rep from * around, join in beg sc, fasten off.
  • With shaded pinks, sew 4 diamond motifs tog.

Flower Motif

Make 4
  • Rnd 1 (RS): With maize, leaving a length at beg, ch 4, join to form a ring, working over ring and rem beg length, ch 1, 15 sc in ring, join in beg sc, draw through a lp of mid rose, fasten off maize.
  • Rnd 2 (RS): *Sl st in each of next 3 sc, ch 6, sk 2 chs, 11 dc in next ch, join in 2nd ch of skipped ch-2 at beg of petal, working around edge of petal, 2 sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 hdc in next st, 2 dc in next st, ch 2, sl st in top of last dc made, 2 dc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 sc in each of next 4 sts, with 1 sl st, join to both first sc of petal and to sl st at base of ch, rep from * for 4 more petals, fasten off.
  • Pull beg rem length of maize to draw center opening closed, secure at back of flower.

Leaves

  • Rnd 1: Attach mid rose to center back of any flower petal, *ch 5, sl st to center back of next petal, rep from * 4 times, ending with sl st in base of beg ch-5, draw through a lp of medium celery, fasten off mid rose. (5 ch-5 sps)
  • Rnd 2: *Sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 4, 4-tr cl in same sp, ch 2, sl st in top of cl, ch 4, sl st in same sp, rep from * 4 times, join in beg sl st, fasten off.
  • Sew a flower to center of each diamond motif.

Border

  • Rnd 1 (RS): Attach white in any corner ch sp of doily, ch 3 (counts as first dc throughout), [dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in same sp, 86 dc evenly sp across edge to next corner, working 2 dc in each ch sp and in tip of each white diamond **, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in next corner ch sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (360 dc)
  • Rnd 2: Sl st into corner ch sp, ch 3, [dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in corner sp, *dc in each dc across edge to next corner sp **, [2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc] in corner sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (376 dc)
  • Rnd 3: Sl st into corner ch sp, ch 1, *[sc, ch 4, sc] in corner sp, ch 5, sk next 4 sc, [sc in next dc, ch 5, sk next 4 sc] 18 times, rep from * around, join in beg sc, fasten off.
  • Rnd 4: Attach medium celery in any corner ch-4 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, ch 2, sl st in top of last dc, 4 dc in same ch sp, *[ch 1, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2, sl st in top of last sc, sc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2, sl st in top of last dc, 3 dc in same sp] 9 times, ch 1, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 2, sl st in top of last sc, sc in same sp, ch 1 **, 4 dc in corner ch-4 sp, ch 2, sl st in top of last dc, 4 dc in same sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, fasten off.
  • Block doily for size and shaping.


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


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