Doily of the Month - August

Oval Blossoms
Design by Hartmut Hass

Skill Level
Intermediate

Size
13 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches

Materials

  • Coats Big Ball crochet cotton size 20: 400 yds white #1
  • Size 9 steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Starch

Gauge

  • 13 dc = 1 inch; 4 rows = 1 inch
  • Check gauge to save time.

Pattern Notes

  • Weave in loose ends as work progresses.
  • Doily is crocheted in 2 segments: Rows 1-63 and then from opposite side of foundation ch, Rows 64-88 are crocheted.

Pattern Stitches

  • Block (bl): Dc each of next 2 sts, dc in next dc.
  • Space (sp): Ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next dc.
  • Lacet: Ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk next 2 sts, dc in next dc.
  • Bar: Ch 5, dc in next dc.
  • Inc sp at beg of row: Ch 7, dc in first dc of previous row.
  • Inc sp at end of row: Ch 2, yo hook 3 times, draw up a lp in turning ch where last dc was worked, [yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 4 times.

Doily

  • Row 1: Ch 179, dc in 8th ch from hook, [ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch] twice (3 sps), dc in each of next 12 chs (4 bls), [ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch] twice (2 sps), dc in each of next 9 chs (3 bls), [ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch] 14 times (14 sps), [ch 3, sk 2 chs, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch] 3 times (3 lacets), [ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch] 6 times (6 sps), dc in each of next 6 chs (2 bls), ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch (1 sp), dc in each of next 6 chs (2 bls), [ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch] 3 times (3 sps), dc in each of next 3 chs (1 bl), [ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch] 3 times (3 sps), dc in each of next 3 chs (1 bl), ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch (1 sp), dc in each of next 15 chs (5 bls), ch 2, sk 2 chs, dc in next ch (1 sp), turn.
  • Row 2: Ch 7, dc in first dc (1 sp inc at beg of row), dc in each of next 21 sts (7 bls), [ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st] 4 times (4 sps), dc in each of next 3 dc (1 bl), [ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st] 14 times (14 sps), [ch 5, dc in next dc] 3 times (3 bars), [ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next dc] 4 times (4 sps), dc in each of next 12 dc (4 bls), [ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next dc] 11 times (11 sps), dc in each of next 6 sts (2 bls), [ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next dc] 5 times (5 sps), inc 1 sp at end of row, turn.
  • Row 3: Ch 5 (counts as first dc, ch-2 throughout), dc in next dc, ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next dc, dc in each of next 12 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next dc, dc in each of next 3 sts, [ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next st] 4 times, dc in each of next 6 sts, [ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next dc] 4 times, dc in each of next 12 sts, [ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next dc] 3 times, [ch 3, sk 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk next 2 sts, dc in next dc] 5 times, [ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next dc] 6 times, dc in each of next 6 dc, [ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next dc] 3 times, dc in each of next 3 sts, [ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next dc] 5 times, dc in each of next 21 sts, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st, turn.
  • Rows 4-63: Follow graph as indicated, working inc and dec as indicated at beg and end of rows, turn at the end of each row, at end of Row 63, fasten off.
  • Row 64: With opposite side of foundation ch of Row 1 facing, sk first 3 chs, attach white in 4th ch, ch 5, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch, dc in each of next 9 chs, ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch, dc in each of next 6 chs, [ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch] 3 times, dc in next 3 chs, [ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch] twice, dc in next 21 chs, [ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch] 15 times, dc in each of next 12 chs, [ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch] twice, dc in each of next 6 dc, [ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch] 3 times, dc in each of next 9 chs, [ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch] twice, dc in each of next 9 chs, [ch 2, sk next 2 chs, dc in next ch] twice, turn.
  • Rows 65-88: Follow graph, at end of Row 88, fasten off.
  • Starch lightly and press.


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


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