Friday, December 22, 2017

Lace Coasters or Mini Doilies




I'm really enjoying crocheting with thread right now. I've made several big doilies, and my most recent project is this set of lace coasters. 




Each coaster is only five inches across. It can be used as a miniature doily or a bookmark. 

I used size ten crochet cotton thread (Aunt Lydia) and a steel hook size 1.5 mm. 


The pattern is available in my Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry shops. 




Sunday, December 17, 2017

Swirl and Pineapples Doily, Free Crochet Pattern by Olga Poltava, Part 2



Thank you for your sweet comments about my doily. I made another one in ecru color to test the pattern. 

So here is the second part of the pattern. 



Swirl and Pineapples Doily Crochet Pattern
Olga Poltava © December, 2017
This pattern is my original design and it cannot be distributed in any form. You are welcome to make items for sale or personal use from this pattern. This pattern is written using US crochet terminology. 


Click here for Part 1 of the pattern (it's a very long pattern, so I broke it into two parts). 


Round 19: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-space, 9 dc in next ch-3 space (it’s the ch-3 space between two dc), ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-space, 9 dc in next ch-3 space (it’s the ch-3 space between two dc), ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join.

Round 20: sl st in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc (counts as 1st dc2-tog), ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, dc in next dc, {ch 1, dc in next dc} eight times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc2-tog over next 2 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, dc in next dc, {ch 1, dc in next dc} eight times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to top of 1st dc2-tog.

Round 21: ch 6 (counts as 1st dc and ch 3), (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, {sc in next dc, ch 3} nine times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *dc in top of dc2-tog, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, {sc in next dc, ch 3} nine times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-6.

Round 22: ch 5 (counts as 1st dc and ch 2), (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-space, dc3-tog in next ch-3 space (this is the 1st ch-3 loop on the big shell), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-3 space} seven times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 2, *dc in next dc, ch 2, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-space, dc3-tog in next ch-3 space (this is the 1st ch-3 loop on the big shell), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-3 space} seven times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 2* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5.




Round 23: ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), dc in same space as joining, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space (this is the 1st ch-2 space between two clusters), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} six times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *(dc, ch 1, dc) all in next dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space (this is the 1st ch-2 space between two clusters), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} six times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.

Round 24: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) all in same ch-1 space, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space (1st ch-space between two clusters), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} five times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next ch-3 space, dc in next ch-1 space, {ch 1, dc} three times in same ch-1 space, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3,  skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space (1st ch-space between two clusters), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} five times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.

Round 25: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), dc in same ch-1 space, {ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space (1st ch-space between two clusters), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} four times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next ch-3 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space, {ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space (1st ch-space between two clusters), {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} four times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.

Round 26: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 4, dc in same ch-1 space, {ch 3, skip next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} three times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next ch-3 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space, {ch 3, skip next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} three times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.

Round 27: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 4, dc in same ch-1 space, {ch 5, skip next ch-3 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} two times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next ch-3 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space, {ch 5, skip next ch-3 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, {ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space} two times, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4.

Round 28: sl st in next ch-1 space, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 5 dc in same ch-1 space, {ch 3, 6 dc in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *6 dc in next ch-1 space, {ch 3, 6 dc in next ch-1 space} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, ch 2, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.

Round 29: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 2 dc in next 4 dc, dc in next dc, {ch 1, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next 4 dc, dc in next dc} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next 4 dc, dc in next dc, {ch 1, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next 4 dc, dc in next dc} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 space, dc3-tog in next ch-2 space, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.

Round 30: ch 2, dc2-tog over next 2 dc (counts as 1st dc3-tog), ch 5, dc4-tog over next 4 dc, ch 5, dc3-tog over next 3 dc, {ch 5, dc3-tog over next 3 dc, ch 5, dc4-tog over next 4 dc, ch 5, dc3-tog over next 3 dc} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, sc in top of next dc3-tog, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 5, *dc3-tog over next 3 dc, ch 5, dc4-tog over next 4 dc, ch 5, dc3-tog over next 3 dc, {dc3-tog over next 3 dc, ch 5, dc4-tog over next 4 dc, ch 5, dc3-tog over next 3 dc} twice, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, sc in top of next dc3-tog, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 5* around, but don’t make the last ch 5, instead make ch 2, dc in top of the 1st dc3-tog (this brings thread and hook in position for next round).

Round 31: ch 1, sc in same ch-space, {ch 6, sc in next ch-space} seven times, ch 6, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, skip next ch-spaces, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, *{ch 6, sc in next ch-space} eight times, ch 6, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, skip next ch-spaces, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell* around, end with ch 3, dc in 1st sc (this brings thread and hook in position for next round).

Round 32: ch 1, sc in same ch-space, {ch 6, sc in next ch-space} eight times, {ch 6, sc in ch-2 space of the shell} twice, *{ch 6, sc in next ch-space} nine times, {ch 6, sc in ch-2 space of the shell} twice* around, end with ch 3, dc in 1st sc.

Round 33: ch 1, sc in same ch-space, *ch 7, sc in next ch-space* around, end with ch 3, tr in 1st sc.

Round 34: ch 1, sc in same ch-space, *ch 7, sl st in 4th ch from hook (picot made), ch 4, sc in next ch-space* around, join with sl st to 1st sc.

Fasten off. Block. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Swirl and Pineapples Doily, Free Crochet Pattern by Olga Poltava




Thank you so much for all of your kind comments on my previous pineapple doily

I've been bitten by a crochet doily bug, or maybe I've been blessed with inspiration. I'm quite satisfied (read proud) with myself for creating another doily. 

This doily involved a lot of frogging. And I mean A LOT, but I didn't give up!

And now I'm so pleased with the final result!



I was thinking about putting this pattern for sale in my shop, but then I changed my mind.
This is the Holiday Season, one of the most magical times of the year. It's time for giving and being grateful!

I'm so grateful for my readers and followers of my blog. I'm grateful for my customers who support my work by buying my patterns. I'm grateful for the friends I've made through blogging. I'm so grateful for all of you!

This is one of my best patterns so far, and I'm gladly gifting it to anyone who would like to make this doily! 




This is a very long pattern (over 30 rounds), so I'm breaking it into two posts. I will post the second part of the pattern in my next post. 



Swirl and Pineapples Doily Crochet Pattern
Olga Poltava © December, 2017
This pattern is my original design and it cannot be distributed in any form. You are welcome to make items for sale or personal use from this pattern. This pattern is written using US crochet terminology. 

Skill Level: Advanced
Measurements: about 19 inches across
Materials:
Steel hook 1.5 mm
Crochet cotton thread size 10, about 360 yards 

Abbreviations:
ch: chain
dc: double crochet
tr: treble crochet
dc2-tog: 2 double crochet finished together (also known as dc 2 decrease)
dc3-tog: 3 double crochet finished together (also known as dc 3 decrease)
dc4-tog: 4 double crochet finished together (also known as dc 4 decrease)
sl: slip stitch 
* * instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate them.
{ } instructions within brackets should be repeated as many times as stated.



Ch 7, join with sl st in ring. 

Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc here and throughout), 23 dc in ring; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. (24 dc)

Round 2: ch 2, dc-2 tog over next 2 dc (counts as 1st dc3-tog), ch 4, *dc3-tog over next 3 dc, ch 4* around; join to 1st dc3-tog. 

Round 3: sl st in next ch-space, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), 4 dc in same ch-space, ch 3, *5 dc in next ch-space, ch 3* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.

Round 4: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3* around; join.

Round 5: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3* around; join.

Round 6: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3* around; join.

Round 7: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3* around; join.

Round 8: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3* around; join.

Round 9: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 8 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3* around; join.

Round 10: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 9 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in 1st ch of next ch-3, ch 3* around; join.

Round 11: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 10 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-space, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 11 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-space, ch 3* around; join.

Round 12: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 9 dc, ch 3, {sc in next ch-space, ch 3} twice, *skip next dc, dc in next 10 dc, ch 3, {sc in next ch-space, ch 3} twice* around; join.

Round 13: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 8 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-space, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in 3rd ch of next ch-3 (shell made), sc in next ch-space, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 9 dc, ch 3, sc in next ch-space, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in 3rd ch of next ch-3, sc in next ch-space, ch 3* around; join.

Round 14: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 7 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 8 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join.

Round 15: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in 1st ch-2 space of the shell, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in 2nd ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 7 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in 1st ch-2 space of the shell, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in 2nd ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join.

Round 16: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 6 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join.

Round 17: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 5 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join. 


Round 18: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in 3rd ch of next ch-5, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, *skip next dc, dc in next 4 dc, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in 3rd ch of next ch-5, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the shell, ch 3* around; join.



Click here for part 2 of the pattern (it's a very long pattern, so I broke it into two parts). 

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