Friday, 18 January 2013


Elusive Crochet Doilie


PART 1

This pattern has come about due to some keen interest in a doilie by some lovely ladies in the “ “Krista” Crochet Group ” on Facebook.  All that could be found was a rather grainy photo and no signs of a pattern or designer could be found.  With myself also being curious I just had to reverse engineer this beautiful doilie and write up my version.  Photos will be added later once I have tested the pattern.

This pattern at this point in time has not been tested by me, but I hope to correct this sometime soon.  The pattern calls for colour changes and as this is a present for someone who only loves ecru coloured doilies (mine will be done entirely in DMC Petra Size 8 ecru).  I give no recommended hook size and will indicate what I used for my test piece once I have this done.

Abbreviations used:

Symbol
Meaning
US Equivalent
R1
Round 1, etc.
ch
chain
ch – chain
dc
double crochet
sc – single crochet
htr
half-treble
hdc – half-double crochet
tr
treble
dc – double crochet
sl st
slip stitch
slst – slip stitch
st
stitch


Foundation:  Ch6, sl st into 1st ch.

R1.     Ch3 (counts as first htr and ch1 space); 1htr in same ch as sl st, ch1, (1htr, ch1) twice in each ch of foundation; sl st into 2nd ch of beginning chain.

R2.     Ch6 (counts as first tr and ch3 space); (1tr, 3 ch) in each htr; sl st into 3rd ch.

R3.     Ch3, 1tr into same st as sl st, ch1; (2tr, 2 ch) in each tr; sl st into 3rd ch.

R4.     Ch3, 1tr into same st as sl st, 2tr in next st, ch2; (2tr in next 2 tr, ch2) repeat around; sl st into 3rd ch.

R5.     Ch3, 1tr into next st, ch3; 1tr in next 2 tr, ch2; (1tr in next 2 tr, ch3, 1 tr in next 2 tr, ch2) repeat around; sl st into 3rd ch. Fasten off colour 1.

Join colour 2 in any ch3 space of round 5.


R6.     Ch3, 2tr in same space, ch3; (3tr, ch3) twice in each 3ch space to last space; 3tr, ch3, 3 tr in last space, ch1, 1tr into 3rd ch.

R7.     Ch3, 4tr into same space as ch3, ch5; (skip next 3ch space, 9tr, ch5, in next 3ch space) repeat around back to first 3ch space; 4tr, sl st into 3rd ch.  Fasten off colour 2.


Join colour 1 in any 5ch space.


R8.     Ch6, tr in 5th tr, ch5; (dc in next 5ch space, ch5, tr in 5th tr, ch5) repeat around; sl st into 2nd ch.

R9.     Ch3, 1tr in same st, ch 5, 2tr in next tr, ch5; (2tr in next dc, ch5, 2 tr in next tr, ch5) repeat around; sl st into 3rd ch.

R10. Ch3, 1tr in same st, 2tr in next tr, ch4; (2tr in next 2tr, ch4) repeat around; sl st into 3rd ch.

R11. Ch3, 1tr in same st, 1tr in next 2tr, 2tr in next tr, ch3; (2tr in next tr, 1tr in next 2tr, 2tr in next tr, ch3) repeat around; sl st into 3rd ch.

R12. Ch3, 1tr in same st, 1tr in next 4tr, 2tr in next tr, ch2; (2tr in next tr, 1tr in next 4tr, 2tr in next tr, ch2) repeat around; sl st into 3rd ch.

R13. Ch3, 1tr in next 3tr, ch5, 1tr in next 4tr, ch1; (1tr in next 4tr, ch5, 1tr in next 4tr, ch1) repeat around; sl st into 3rd ch.  Finish off.


Join colour 2 in any ch5 space of round 13.


R14. Ch8, 5tr in same space, ch2; (5tr, 5ch, 5tr, ch2) in each 5ch space around; 4tr in first space, sl st into 3rd ch.

R15. Ch3, 10tr in 5ch space, ch7; (11tr, ch7) in each 5ch space; sl st in 3rd ch.  Finish off.

Join colour 1 in 5th ch of any 7ch space of round 15.


R16. (dc in 5th ch, ch5, 1tr in 6th tr, ch5) repeat around, sl st in first dc.

R17. As for R9.

R18. As for R10.

R19. As for R11.

R20. Ch3, 1tr in next 2tr, ch3, 1tr in next 3 tr; ( 1tr in next 3tr, ch3, 1 tr in next 3tr) repeat around; sl st in 3rd ch.  Finish off.


Join colour 2 in any 3ch space of round 20.


R21. As for R6.

R22. Ch3, 11tr in same space; 12tr in each 3ch space around; slst in 3rd ch.  Fasten off


Weave in any loose ends.  Block to shape and enjoy!


If you make an item using this pattern you may sell the item or give it away as a gift.  If you like the pattern you may post a link to the pattern on this page.  As this is a free pattern you may not sell the pattern for profit nor place a copy of it elsewhere, simply use a hyperlink to this page.  I have taken my time to make sure this pattern was correct at time of posting, however, if you see any mistakes let me know and I will make corrections accordingly.  In time I hope to add a chart of this pattern for those whom prefer to follow a chart rather than written instructions.  If you make this item send a photo in for inclusion in this blog post with created given to the crocheter.

2 comments:

  1. Well, I came for a visit and see it's been a while since you posted. Get back to work! ;) Just teasing. I love your watermelon fruit guy! :)

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  2. Yeah, yeah unfortunately life has gotten in the way. Will get back to more fibre arts in about 4 weeks time after school breaks up for the year. With Year 7 students transitioning to High School from next year it makes for a very busy time. Sooo many projects, sooo little time.

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