Monday, May 2, 2016

Small Purple Doily Free Vintage Pattern


I made this doily following a vintage pattern from Pineapple Pageant Book No. 252 by the Spool Cotton Company, 1948. 



I'm trying to use up every small amount of yarn and thread that I have. So I used leftover dark purple crochet cotton thread size ten. Unfortunately I didn't have enough, so I finished my doily with a lilac color thread.

My doily measures 10 inches in diameter. I used 1.25 mm hook. 



The flowers in these photos are from my Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow shrub (Brunfelsia Pauciflora), which is in full bloom right now. The flowers start dark purple, then change color to lilac, and eventually white, resulting in a beautiful display of flowers in three colors. 


Starting at center, ch 10. Join with sl st to form ring. 
1st rnd: Ch 3, 23 dc in ring. Sl st in top of ch-3. 

2nd rnd: Ch 6, holding back on hook the last loop of each tr tr make tr tr in next 2 dc, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made), * ch 9, sc in 5th ch from hook (picot made), ch 4, make a 3-tr tr cluster over next 3 dc. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-4 with sl st to tip of first cluster. 

3rd rnd: Sl st to center of next picot, in same picot make sc, ch 7 and sc; * ch 4, picot, ch 4, in next picot make sc, ch 7 and sc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 4, sl st in first sc. 

4th rnd: Sl st in next 3 ch, sl st in same loop, ch 3, in same loop make dc, ch 2 and 2 dc (shell made); * ch 5, in next picot make 2 dc, ch 2 and 2 dc (another shell made); ch 5, shell in next ch-7 loop. Repeat from * around. Join. 

5th rnd: Sl st in next dc and in next sp, ch 3, in same sp make dc, ch 2 and 2 dc (shell made over shell); * ch 4, in sp of next shell make (dc, ch 2) 4 times and dc; ch 4, shell over next shell. Repeat from * around. Join. 

6th rnd: * Make shell over shell as before, ch 5, 5 dc in next ch-2 sp, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first dc of the 5-dc group and draw dropped loop through (pc st made); (ch 2, make a pc st in next ch-2 sp) 3 times; ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join.
  
7th rnd: Sl st in next dc and in next sp, ch 3, in same sp make dc, ch 2 and 2 dc; * ch 5, make a pc st in next ch-2 sp, (ch 2, pc st in next ch-2 sp) twice; ch 5, in sp of next shell make (2 dc, ch 2) twice and 2 dc. Repeat from * around. Join. 

8th rnd: Sl st in next dc and in sp, ch 3 and complete a shell in same sp, * ch 5, make a pc st in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, pc st in next ch-2 sp, (ch 5, shell in next ch-2 sp) twice. Repeat from * around. Join. 
9th rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 5, sc in ch-2 sp between pc sts, ch 5, shell over shell, ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join. 

10th rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, shell over shell, (ch 5, sc in next loop) twice; ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join. 

11th rnd: * Shell over shell, ch 2, shell over shell, (ch 6, sc in next loop) 3 times; ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join.

12th rnd: Sl st in next dc and in sp, sc in same sp, * shell in next sp (between shells), sc in sp of next shell, (ch 7, sc in next loop) 4 times; ch 7, sc in sp of next shell. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, tr in first sc. 

13th rnd: * Ch 8, sc in 5th ch from hook (picot made), ch 3, sc in next ch-7 loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, sl st in tr. 

14th rnd: Sl st to center of next picot, sc in same picot, * ch 5, picot, ch 5, sc in next picot. Repeat from * around. Join and break off. Starch lightly and press.

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Monday, April 18, 2016

Clusters, Chains and Picots Doily, My Free Crochet Pattern



Today I'd like to share my free pattern for this medium size doily. It's very simple and I believe it would be a suitable project for beginner crocheters. 


I used some leftover Aunt Lydia's crochet thread size ten in off-white color. 


I do have a lot of doilies that I've made in the past, but I don't really have them on display. Though I do use them for tea parties with my girlfriends or my kids. 

I think I'll leave this new doily on display in my living room for a little while. I like this old-fashioned look. 


Olga Poltava © April, 2016
This pattern may not be redistributed in any form. You are very welcome to sell the finished items that you make using this pattern.

This pattern is written using US crochet terminology.

Measurements: about 14 inches in diameter

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials:

1.75 mm steel hook

Crochet cotton thread size ten, such as Aunt Lydia’s

Gauge: not important

Abbreviations:

ch: chain

sl st: slip stitch

sc: single crochet

dc: double crochet

tr: treble crochet

dtr: double treble crochet

dc2-tog: two double crochets finished together (cluster)

dc3-tog: three double crochets finished together (cluster)

* * Instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate them or as many times as stated.

{ } Instructions within these brackets should be repeated as many times as stated.

Ch 10, join in ring with sl st.

Round 1: ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), *dc in ring, ch 1* 13 times; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. (14 dc)

Round 2:  ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in same space as joining, ch 1, *2 dc in next dc, ch 1* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.

Round 3: ch 2, dc2-tog in same stich as joining (counts as 1st dc3-tog cluster), ch 3, dc3-tog in next dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, *dc3-tog in next dc, ch 3, dc3-tog in next dc, ch 3, skip next 2 dc* around; join with sl st to top of 1st cluster.

Round 4: sl st to next ch-3 space, ch 7, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sl st in sc just made (picot made), ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 space, ch 7, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, sl st in sc just made (picot made), ch 7* around; end with ch 3 (instead of ch 7) and tr in space where beginning ch 7 was made (this brings thread and hook in position for the next round).

Round 5:  *ch 9, sc in next ch-7 space* around; end with ch 4 (instead of ch 9) and tr in space where beginning ch 9 was made (this brings thread and hook in position for the next round).

Round 6: *ch 11, sc in next ch-9 space, picot, ch 11, sc in next ch-9 space* around; end with ch 6 (instead of ch 11) and dtr in space where beginning ch 11 was made (this brings thread and hook in position for the next round).

Round 7: ch 3, dc in same space, ch 11, *2 dc in 6th ch of next ch-11, ch 11* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.

Round 8: ch 2, dc2-tog in same stich as joining (counts as 1st dc3-tog cluster), ch 3, dc3-tog in next dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-11 space, ch 5, *dc3-tog in next dc, ch 3, dc3-tog in next dc, ch 5, sc in next ch-1 space, ch 5* around; join with sl st to top of 1st cluster.

Round 9: sl st to next ch-3 space, {ch 7, sc in next ch-5 space} twice, ch 7, *sc in next ch-3 space, {ch 7, sc in next ch-5 space} twice, ch 7* around; end with ch 3 (instead of ch 7) and dc in space where beginning ch 7 was made.

Round 10: {ch 7, sc in next ch-7 space} twice, picot, *{ch 7, sc in next ch-7 space} three times, picot* around; end with ch 3 and dc in space where beginning ch 7 was made.

Round 11: ch 7, sc in next ch-7 space, picot, *{ch 7, sc in next ch-7 space} three times, picot* around; end with ch 7, sc in next ch-7 space, ch 3 and dc in space where beginning ch 7 was made.

Round 12: picot, *{ch 7, sc in next ch-7 space} three times, picot* around; end with ch 3 and dc in space where picot was made.
Round 13: same as Round 10.

Round 14: ch 9, sc in next ch-7 space, picot, *{ch 9, sc in next ch-7 space} three times, picot* around; end with ch 9, sc in next ch-7 space, ch 4 and tr in space where beginning ch 9 was made.

Round 15: picot, *{ch 9, sc in next ch-9 space} three times, picot* around; end with ch 4 and tr in space where picot was made.

Round 16: {ch 9, sc in next ch-9 space} twice, picot, *{ch 9, sc in next ch-9 space} three times, picot* around; end with ch 4 and tr in space where beginning ch 9 was made.

Round 17: ch 11, sc in next ch-9 space, picot, *{ch 11, sc in next ch-9 space} three times, picot* around; end with ch 11, sc in next ch-11 space, ch 5 and dtr in space where beginning ch 11 was made.

Round 18: same as Round 7.

Round 19: ch 2, dc2-tog in same stich as joining (counts as 1st dc3-tog cluster), ch 3, dc3-tog in next dc, ch 5, sc in 6th ch of next ch-11, picot, ch 5, *dc3-tog in next dc, ch 3, dc3-tog in next dc, ch 5, sc in 6th ch of next ch-11, picot, ch 5* around; join with sl st to top of 1st cluster.

Fasten off. Block and starch if needed.

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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Butterflies Crochet Bookmark or Lace Edging


Just a week ago I made my Pink Fans Lace Bookmark, and now I have a new one to show off. 

This one features cute butterflies. 


This pattern is a bit more advanced. In addition to the basic stitches, treble and double treble crochets are used here, as well as double treble clusters (that's how tiny butterfly wings are made). It also has one very specific stitch, but I took close-up photos and explained it in great detail. 

So I believe even a beginner or advanced beginner crocheter can make this lovely bookmark. 



These butterflies are so lovely and unique. I am thinking I could adjust this pattern and make myself a cute butterfly summer top. But that would be so much work!



This patten is available in my Etsy and Craftsy Shops. 

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