Here in California, the weather is still summer like, and my roses are still in bloom.
I've been working on some fall/winter crochet projects, but I still enjoy making doilies and photographing romantic summer vignettes.
This doily is my own creation. It measures only 4.5 inches across, and has only seven rounds. I used some leftover crochet thread size ten, and 1.25 mm steel hook.
The doily is so small that it can be used as a bookmark, or maybe as a coaster.
Ch 9, join in ring with sl st.
Round 1: ch 1, 16 sc in ring; join with sl st to 1st sc.
Round 2: ch 6, *skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-6.
Round 3: *(sc, hdc, dc, tr, dc, hdc, sc) all in next ch-3 space* around; join with sl st to 1st sc.
Round 4: sl st to tr, ch 7, *sc in next tr, ch 7* around; join with sl st to 1st sc.
Round 5: *(sc, hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr, dtr, 2 tr, 2 dc, hdc, sc) all in next ch-7 space* around; join with sl st to 1st sc.
Round 6: sl st to dtr, ch 13, *sc in next dtr, ch 13* around; join with sl st to 1st sc.
Round 7: *ch 6, in 7th ch of next ch-13 make: (tr3tog, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), ch 2, tr3tog), ch 6, sc in next sc* around; join with sl st. Fasten off.
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