Wednesday, July 3, 2013

My Fourth of July Doily


Tomorrow my family and I will celebrate the Independence Day! For the occasion, I made a doily in red, white, and blue (the doily in the original pattern was two-toned). 



I think I should’ve added a round of red in between blue and white. Because as I put a small vase with flowers on my doily, the red color got hidden under the vase. Oh well, I don’t have time to remake it, so it’s going to stay the way it is.  




For the bouquet I picked whatever was blooming in my yard. Not much effort and hardly any money (I only bought a ball of dark blue thread, everything else I used from my stash), and here I have a small cheerful centerpiece for the 4th of July.

Happy Independence Day to those of you in the USA!

I found the pattern for the doily pictured above here. Since this vintage pattern is no longer covered by the copyright and is in the public domain, I repost the pattern below.


1st Round. With Center Color chain (ch) 2, 8 single crochet (s c) in 2nd stitch (st) from hook, join in 1st s c.

2nd Round. Ch 3, double crochet (d c) in same space, * ch 2, 2 d c in next d c, repeat from * 6 times, ch 2, join in 3rd st of ch.

3rd Round. Ch 3, d c in next d c, * ch 4, 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c, repeat from * all around, ch 4, join.

4th Round. Ch 3, d c in next d c, * ch 3, d c in next loop, ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c, repeat from * all around ending with ch 3, d c in next loop, ch 3, join.

5th Round. Ch 1, s c in same space, s c in next d c, * 3 s c in next loop, s c in next d c, 3 s c in next loop, 1 s c in each of the next 2 d c, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in 1st s c, cut thread.

6th Round. Attach White or Contrasting Color in same space, ch 3, d c in next s c, * ch 3, skip 2 s c, 1 d c in each of the next 2 s c, repeat from * all around, ch 3, join.

7th Round. Ch 3, d c in same space, d c in next d c, * ch 3, 2 d c in next d c, d c in next d c, repeat from * all around, ch 3, join.

8th Round. Ch 3, d c in same space, 1 d c in next d c, 2 d c in next d c, * ch 2, 2 d c in next d c, d c in next d c, 2 d c in next d c, repeat from * all around, ch 2, join.

9th Round. Ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 4 d c, * ch 2, 1 d c in each of the next 5 d c, repeat from * all around, ch 2, join.

10th Round. Ch 3, d c in same space, 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, 2 d c in next d c, * ch 1, 2 d c in next d c, 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, 2 d c in next d c, repeat from * all around, ch 1, join.

11th Round. Ch 3, 1 d c in each d c and 1 d c in each ch 1 space, join, cut thread.

l2th Round. Attach Edge Color (same as Center Color) in d c over the ch 1 space, ch 3, d c in same space, * ch 4, skip 3 d c, 2 d c in next d c, repeat from * all around, ch 4, join.

l3th Round. Ch 3, d c in next d c, * ch 5, 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c keeping last loop of each d c on hook thread over and work on all loops at one time (d c joining), ch 5, 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c, repeat from * all around ending with ch 5, d c joining in next 2 d c, ch 5, join in 3rd st of ch.

14th Round. Ch 3, d c in next d c, * ch 3, 3 s c over next loop, s c in next d c joining, 3 s c over next loop, ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, ch 3, join.

15th Round. Ch 3, d c in same space, 2 d c in next d ch * ch 3, skip 1 sc, 1 s c in each of the next 5 s c, ch 3, 2 d c in each of the next 2 d c, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, ch 3, join.

l6th Round. Ch 3, d c in next d c, * ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c, ch 3, skip 1 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, ch 3, join.

17th Round. Ch 3, dc in next dc, * ch 2, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc in next loop, ch 2, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, ch 3, skip 1 sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, repeat from * all around, ch 3, join.

18th Round. Ch 3, d c in next dc, * ch 4, sl st in 3rd st from hook for picot, ch 1, d c in next loop, repeat from * once, ch 4, sl st in 3rd st from hook for picot, ch 1, dc in next loop, ch 4, sl st in 3rd st from hook for picot, ch 1, 1 d c in each of the next 2 dc, 1 dc in each of the next 2 dc, repeat from 1st * all around ending to correspond, join; fasten off.

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11 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous! Your work is absolutely beautiful.

    Hugs!

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  2. It looks beautiful. Happy 4th.

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  3. It looks really pretty ... Happy July with love Janice

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  4. Hi Olga,
    Very nice!! Have a great Fourth with the kids :-)
    Hugs,
    Bella

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  5. Happy independence day to you too.Well I am from India so this ne is definitely not for me.But we all are here to share each other happiness so it doesn't harm in wishing someone even when you are non american..
    Nice thing you have there..it looks beautiful!
    Following :)

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  6. Ольга, красивая салфетка! С вазой она смотрится отлично и достаточно хорошо видно красный цвет. Вас и вашу семью поздравляю с Днем независимости!

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  7. Perfect for the celebration !
    Anna

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