Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Small Flower Doily (my first written doily pattern)


This is my first ever written pattern for a doily!

I did sketch a few doily symbol charts in the past, but my goal is to learn how to write instructions as well. 

When one is learning, a good idea is to start with a small and easy project because a big one can be too overwhelming and discourage the learner. Don’t you agree? 




So I started with a small doily (only seven rounds), which involved basic stitches such as single crochet, double crochet, slip stitch, and of course chains.

The design is not intricate at all, but as I said this is my learning attempt. I do hope to be able to come up with more elaborate doily designs in the future.

I used size ten crochet thread and size 5 Boy’s steel hook.

The doily measures 5 inches in diameter.









Ch 12, join with sl st into ring.



Round 1: Ch 3, dc in ring, *ch 2, 2 dc in ring* 9 times, ch 2, join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch-3.



Round 2: Sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, dc in same space, *ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-2 space* 9 times, ch 3, join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch-3.



Round 3: Sl st to next ch-3 space, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2dc) all in same space, *ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) all in next ch-3 space* 9 times, ch 2, join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch-3.



Round 4: Sl st to next ch-2 space, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same space, *ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-2 space* 19 times, ch 3, join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch-3.



Round 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, *3 dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc* 9 times, join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch-3.



Round 6: Ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, 3 dc in space between next 3rd and 4th dc, *ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, 3 dc in space between next 3rd and 4th dc* 8 times, ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5,  join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch-3.



Round 7: Ch 3, 2 dc in same space, *ch 3, skip next dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, 3 dc in next dc* 9 times, ch 3, skip next dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3,  join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch-3.



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20 comments:

  1. Hello Olga, What a very pretty doily.. Thanks for sharing the pattern. Hugs Judy

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  2. It's a cute little doily ! And your instructions are perfect ! Congrats on first doily pattern!!:)

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  3. What a lovely pattern, thanks so much.
    Meredith

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  4. What a wonderful pattern ... I will be trying this. Thank you.

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  5. Ольга, красивая и не сложная салфетка, но я, к сожалению, не понимаю по английски и смогу связать такую только по образцу.

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  6. muy bonito!!un besito.maria:)

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  7. Absolutely beautiful and certainly doesn't look like a first! :D Thanks for sharing it with us...
    Hugs,
    Beth P

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  8. Thank you for sharing. Very beautiful . Karie

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  9. Your patterns keep me busy! Thanks! :)

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  10. Hey super, what a sweet little doily!! ♥ Thanks for the pattern :-))

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  11. Lol I think I did it.. I struggled a little bit not because of your pattern cause I don't read them well.. It's a lovely little piece thank you for sharing your sweet pattern with love Janice

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  12. I absolutely love your patterns!! They are so easy to follow! Thank you so much :) Making the Lacy blanket and hat next!! Can't wait to start them!

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  13. Thank you for writing and sharing your pattern
    Very easy to nderstand

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  14. must be I'm not following it right, because I'm having problems. :( there is no ch2 sp in round 4 it says ch 3. hmm.

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    1. Yes, you're right, there is not ch-2 space. It's a mistake I made. It should be ch-3.
      I'm going to change that in the pattern right away. Thank you for letting me know. Happy New Year!

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  15. Hi Olga,
    Im planning to make this today. Please confirm if the pattern has been changed as per above in Round 4 as it still says "Sl st to next ch-2 space,"

    Thanks
    Christine.

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    1. Yes, I did, it should be fine now.

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  16. Making this right now! It's fun!
    I think there might be a correction needed for Round 2-- It reads:
    Round 2: Sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, dc in same space, *ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-2 space* 9 times, ch 3, join with sl st into 3rd ch of beg ch-3.
    I think it should say: Sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, 2dc in same sp... so each ch-sp has 3 dc, right?
    Thanks--this is a cute and fun pattern!

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