Doily of the Month - September

Heirloom Perfection
Design by Dot Drake

Skill Level
Intermediate

Size
8 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches

Materials

  • Size 10 crochet cotton: 300 yds pink
  • Size 8/1.50mm steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Starch

Gauge

  • 5 shells = 1 1/2 inches

Special Stitches

  • Beginning 4 double treble cluster (beg 4-dtr cl): Holding back last lp of each st on hook, ch 5, 3 dtr in same place, yo, pull through all lps on hook.
  • 4-double treble cluster (4-dtr cl): Holding back last lp of each st on hook, 4 dtr in same place, yo, pull through all lps on hook.
  • Beginning 3 double treble cluster (beg 3-dtr cl): Holding back last lp of each st on hook, ch 5, 2 dtr in same place, yo, pull through all lps on hook.
  • 3-double treble cluster (3-dtr cl): Holding back last lp of each st on hook, 3 dtr in same place, yo, pull through all lps on hook.
  • Beginning shell (beg shell): Ch 5 (counts as first dtr), (dtr, ch 2, 2 dtr) in same place.
  • Shell: (2 dtr, ch 2, 2 dtr) as indicated.
  • Picot: Ch 3, sl st in top of last sc.

Doily

First Floral Section

  • Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, 12 sc in ring, join with sl st in beg sc. (12 sc)
  • Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 3, sk next sc, [sc in next sc, ch 3, sk next sc] around, join with sl st in beg sc. (6 ch-3 sps)
  • Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, 4 dc, sc) in each ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in beg sc. (6 petals)
  • Rnd 4: Ch 1, working behind petals, [sc between petals, ch 4] around, join with sl st in beg sc. (6 ch-4 sps)
  • Rnd 5: Ch 1, (sc, hdc, 5 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-4 sp around, join with sl st in beg sc. (6 petals)
  • Rnd 6: Ch 1, working behind petals, [sc between petals, ch 5] around, join with sl st in beg sc. (6 ch-5 sps)
  • Rnd 7: Beg 4-dtr cl (see Special Stitches) in first st, *ch 10, sl st in 5th ch from hook, ch 5, 4-dtr cl (see Special Stitches) in 3rd ch of ch-5 sp of rnd 6, ch 10, sl st in 5th ch from hook, ch 5**, 4-dtr cl in next sc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st in top of beg cl. Fasten off.
  • Rnd 8: Join pink with sl st in ch-5 lp between ch-5 sps, beg 3-dtr cl (see Special Stitches) in ch-5 sp, *ch 5, dtrtr in same ch-5 sp, [3-tr cl, ch 7, 3-tr cl] in 3rd vertical bar of dtrtr, ch 5, 3-dtr cl (see Special Stitches) in same ch-5 sp as previous 3-dtr cl, ch 3**, 3-dtr cl in next ch-5 sp between ch-5 sps, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join with sl st in top of beg cl. Fasten off.
First Shell Section
  • Row 9: Join pink with sl st in any ch-7 sp, beg shell (see Special Stitches) in same ch sp, *[ch 5, tr in 5th ch from hook] twice, shell (see Special Stitches) in next ch-7 sp of rnd 8, rep from *, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (3 shells)
  • Row 10: Ch 5, shell in ch-2 sp of shell, ch 2, *[shell in next ch-5 sp, ch 2] twice, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, rep from *, turn. (7 shells)
  • Row 11: Ch 5, shell in ch-2 sp of shell, [ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell] across, turn.
  • Row 12: Ch 5, shell in ch-2 sp of shell, [ch 4, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell] across, turn.
  • Row 13: Ch 5, shell in ch-2 sp of shell, [ch 5, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell] across, turn.
  • Row 14: Ch 5, shell in ch-2 sp of shell, [ch 6, tr in 5th ch from hook, ch 1, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell] across, turn.
  • Row 15: Ch 5, shell in ch-2 sp of shell, [ch 3, shell in ch-5 sp, ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell] across, turn. (13 shells)
  • Rows 16-27: Rep row 11.
  • Row 28: Ch 5, (2 dc, ch 5, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp of shell, [ch 3, (2 dc, ch 5, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp of next shell] across. Fasten off.
2nd Floral Section
  • Rnds 1-8: Rep rnds 1-8 of First Floral Section. 2nd Shell Section
  • Rows 1-27: Rep rows 9-27 of First Shell Section.
  • Row 28: Ch 5, [2 dc in ch-2 sp of shell, ch 2, sc in corresponding ch-5 sp of First Shell Section, ch 2, 2 dc in ch-2 sp of same shell, ch 3, 2 dc in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 2, sc in corresponding ch-5 sp of First Shell Section, ch 2, 2 dc in same ch-2 sp of same shell] across. Fasten off.
Floral Border
  • Join pink with sl st in same ch-7 sp as first shell of row 9, ch 1, 5 sc in same ch-7 sp, [(3 sc, picot-see Special Stitches, 3 sc) in each ch-5 sp, (3 sc, picot, 2 sc, picot, 2 sc, picot, 3 sc) in each ch-7 sp] across to last ch-7 sp that last shell of row 9 was worked, work 5 sc in same ch-7 sp. Fasten off.
  • Rep Floral Border on opposite end of Doily.
  • Starch lightly and press.


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


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