Sunday, January 28, 2018

Big Lace Shells Crochet Shawl



My mom wanted to make a shawl and I suggested this pattern. 

She loved it! She enjoyed working those big textured shells and finished her shawl within a week. 


It turned out beautifully! It is chunky and warm, but at the same times looks lacy and soft. 


My mom used two skeins of Impeccable Big yarn by Loops & Threads and a size H/8 (5 mm) hook. 



The pattern is available on Etsy, Craftsy, and Ravelry



Saturday, January 20, 2018

Spring Blooms Doily, Free Crochet Pattern


My children and I are recovering from another respiratory infection. Even though here in Northern California winters are mild, there are still lots of infections going around during the winter time.  



I'm really ready for spring! You can clearly see that in my crochet creations.

Here is another spring doily. I couldn't decide what the flowers in my doily look like - crocuses, tulips? No, not exactly. Just some spring flowers! So I named this pattern Spring Blooms.



I hope you'll enjoy this pattern! 

Stay healthy and warm wherever you are!



Spring Blooms Doily Crochet Pattern
Olga Poltava © January, 2018
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. 

Before your begin working on this pattern, please note that your doily in progress will bow/cup up a lot. And I mean A LOT!

When I was working on this design, I reworked it many, many times to get a perfectly flat doily, but I couldn't. I just couldn't achieve it! I almost gave up, but decided to finish and block it anyway. And blocking made a huge difference. And I mean HUGE!

Just keep that in mind! :) 

This pattern is written in US crochet terminology. 
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner 
Measurements: about 15 inches across 
Materials:
Steel hook 1.5 mm
Crochet cotton thread size 10 (about 260 yards)

Gauge: first 4 rounds = 3 inches 

Abbreviations:

ch: chain
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet 
dc: double 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)
tr4-tog: 4 trebles finished together (also known as tr 4 decrease)

Special Stitches:

Shell w/picot: (3 dc, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, 3 dc) all made in same ch-space

* * instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate.

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




Ch 6, join in ring with sl st. 

Round 1: ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), *dc in ring, ch 1* eleven times; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-4. (12 dc)

Round 2: ch 5 (counts as 1st dc and ch 2), *dc in next dc, ch 2* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5. 

Round 3: sl st in next ch-2 space, ch 2, dc3-tog in same ch-2 space (counts as 1st dc4-tog), ch 6, *dc4-tog in next ch-2 space, ch 6* around; end with ch 2, tr in top of first dc4-tog instead of last ch 6 (this brings thread and hook in position for the next round)

Round 4: ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-space (beginning shell made), *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-6 space (shell made)* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. 

Round 5: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 4, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 4, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 space, ch 4, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 4* around; join. 

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

Round 7: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 6, dc in next 2 dc, ch 6, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 6, dc in next 2 dc, ch 6* around; join.

Round 8: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 5, 3 dc in next 2 dc, ch 5, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, 3 dc in next 2 dc, ch 5* around; join.

Round 9: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5* around; join.

Round 10: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 6, dc in next 8 dc, ch 6, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 6, dc in next 8 dc, ch 6* around; join.

Round 11: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space (first double shell made), ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, *(3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell (double shell made), ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5* around; join.


Round 12: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 space of the same double shell, ch 3, tr4-tog over next 4 dc, {ch 7, tr4-tog over dc in which last tr was made and next 3 dc} twice, ch 3, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next double shell, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in next ch-2 space of the same double shell, ch 3, tr4-tog over next 4 dc, {ch 7, tr4-tog over dc in which last tr was made and next 3 dc} twice, ch 3* around; join.

Round 13: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 7, skip next ch-3 space, {sc in 4th ch of next ch-7, ch 7} twice, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the next shell, ch 7, skip next ch-3 space, {sc in 4th ch of next ch-7, ch 7} twice* around; join. 

Round 14: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 3, 3 dc in 2nd ch of next ch-3, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, {sc in 4th ch of next ch-7, ch 5} three times, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the next shell, ch 3, 3 dc in 2nd ch of next ch-3, ch 3, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, {sc in 4th ch of next ch-7, ch 5} three times* around; join. 

Round 15: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 5, 2 dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3, {sc in 3rd ch of next ch-5, ch 3} four times, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the next shell, ch 5, 2 dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3, {sc in 3rd ch of next ch-5, ch 3} four times* around; join. 

Round 16: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3, {sc in 2nd ch of next ch-3, ch 3} three times, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of the next shell, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3, {sc in 2nd ch of next ch-3, ch 3} three times* around; join. 

Round 17: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 3, dc in 2nd ch of next ch-3, ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3, {sc in 2nd ch of next ch-3, ch 3} twice, skip next ch-3, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 3, dc in 2nd ch of next ch-3, ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3, {sc in 2nd ch of next ch-3, ch 3} twice, skip next ch-3* around; join. 

Round 18: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 4, 2 dc in next dc, ch 4, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3, sc in 2nd ch of next ch-3, ch 3, skip next ch-3, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 4, 2 dc in next dc, ch 4, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3, sc in 2nd ch of next ch-3, ch 3, skip next ch-3* around; join. (Note: at this point your doily may not be perfectly flat, but don’t worry, once it’s finished and blocked, it will be!)

Round 19: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, dc in next 2 dc, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 spaces, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, dc in next 2 dc, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 spaces* around; join.

Round 20: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, 3 dc in next 2 dc, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, skip next ch-3, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, 3 dc in next 2 dc, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, skip next ch-3* around; join.

Round 21: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell* around; join.

Round 22: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, dc in next 8 dc, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, dc in next 8 dc, ch 5, dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3* around; join.

Round 23: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 5, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, skip next dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5* around; join.

Round 24: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 7, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 7, tr4-tog over next 4 dc, {ch 7, tr4-tog over dc in which last tr was made and next 3 dc} twice,  ch 7, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 7, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 7, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 7, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 7, tr4-tog over next 4 dc, {ch 7, tr4-tog over dc in which last tr was made and next 3 dc} twice,  ch 7, skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 7, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 7* around; join.

Round 25: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 9, skip next ch-7, {sc in 4th ch of next ch-7, ch 9} four times, skip next ch-7, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 9, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 9, skip next ch-7, {sc in 4th ch of next ch-7, ch 9} four times, skip next ch-7, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 9* around; join.

Round 26: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space, ch 5, {(dc, ch 2, dc) all in 5th ch of next ch-9, ch 5} five times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in 5th ch of next ch-9, ch 5, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, {(dc, ch 2, dc) all in 5th ch of next ch-9, ch 5} five times, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) all in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in 5th ch of next ch-9, ch 5* around; join.

Round 27: sl st to next ch-2 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 4, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 2, 3 dc) all in same ch-2 space (beginning shell w/picot made), ch 2, skip next ch-5, {shell w/picot in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-5} five times, shell w/picot in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 2,  skip next ch-5, shell w/picot in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-5, *shell w/picot in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 2, skip next ch-5, {shell w/picot in next ch-2, ch 2, skip next ch-5} five times, shell w/picot in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 2, skip next ch-5, shell w/picot in next ch-2 space, ch 2, skip next ch-5 space* around; join.


Fasten off. Block (you will definitely need to block it)

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Aunt Lydia's Thread Size 3 Small Doily, Free Crochet Pattern by Olga Poltava




Today I have a new doily pattern to share! 

This is a doily that would be very suitable for beginners. First of all, it's a very simple design and there are only 14 rounds in the pattern. 

It is made with a bigger size hook (D/3, 3.25 mm) and crochet cotton thread size 3, which should be more comfortable to work with for beginners (rather than the traditional thread size 10). 



I love the way my doily turned out. Simple, but lovely. 

It fits my fruit basket perfectly! 



Thread Size 3, Red Doily, Crochet Pattern
Olga Poltava © January, 2018
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: Easy
Measurements: about 14 inches across 
Materials:
Hook size D/3 (3.25 mm) 
Crochet cotton thread size 3, about 140 yards 

Gauge: first 3 rounds = 3 inches 

Abbreviations:
ch: chain
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet 
dc: double 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)
* * instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate.
{ } instructions within brackets should be repeated as many times as stated.





Ch 10, join in ring with sl st. 

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 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 3, *dc in next 4 dc, ch 3* around; join. 

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

Round 4: ch 3, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc,  ch 2, *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2* around; join. 

Round 5: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2* around; join. 

Round 6: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2* around; join. 

Round 7: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, dc in 2nd ch of next ch-3, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 6 dc, ch 2, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in 2nd ch of next ch-3, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 6 dc, ch 2* around; join. 

Round 8: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc2-tog over next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc2-tog over next 2 dc, ch 2, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc2-tog over next 2 dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc2-tog over next 2 dc, ch 2* around; join. 

Round 9: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, 9 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next dc2-tog, dc in next 2 dc, dc in next dc2-tog, ch 2, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2 space, 9 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next dc2-tog, dc in next 2 dc, dc in next dc2-tog, ch 2* around; join. 

Round 10: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, {ch 1, dc in next dc} eight times, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, {dc2-tog over next dc} twice, ch 2, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next dc, {ch 1, dc in next dc} eight times, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, {dc2-tog over next dc} twice, ch 2* around; join. 

Round 11: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, {ch 1, 2 dc in next dc} eight times, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc2-tog over next 2 dc2-tog, ch 2, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, {ch 1, 2 dc in next dc} eight times, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc2-tog over next 2 dc2-tog, ch 2* around; join. 

Round 12: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, {ch 1, dc in next 2 dc} eight times, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, {ch 1, dc in next 2 dc} eight times, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2* around; join. 

Round 13: ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, {ch 1, dc in next 2 dc} eight times, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, skip next ch-2 space, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 2 dc, {ch 1, dc in next 2 dc} eight times, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc, skip next ch-2 space* around; join. 

Round 14: sl st in next 2 dc, ch 5 (counts as 1st dc and ch 2), dc2-tog over next 2 dc, {ch 7, sl st in 4th ch from hook (picot made), ch 3, dc2-tog over next 2 dc} eight times, ch 2, dc in next dc, dc4-tog over next 4 dc, *dc in next dc, ch 2, dc2-tog over next 2 dc, {ch 7, sl st in 4th ch from hook (picot made), ch 3, dc2-tog over next 2 dc} eight times, ch 2, dc in next dc, dc4-tog over next 4 dc* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5. 

Fasten off. Block. 



Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pineapple Bouquet Doily, New Crochet Pattern



The year 2018 is going to be a year of doilies for me! I am so hooked on making doilies! I've made a resolution to make 100 of them!

And not only I'm making them, I'm designing them myself. This is my most recent design.


There are million of pineapple doilies out there. Does the world really need yet another one? 

I think it does! 

I named my doily Pineapple Bouquet! 



It measures about 17 inches across after blocking. I used aunt Lydia's crochet cotton thread size ten and a steel hook 1.5 mm. 

The pattern is available in my shops.








I also want to share two pictures of doilies made from my most recents patterns. They were made by Mary and Sarah from the Thread n' Doily group on Facebook. 

If you like crocheting with thread, sharing your projects, getting inspired by seeing the work of other crochet thread enthusiasts, that's definitely the place to be. It's such a friendly, warm, and supportive community. 

It gave me so much joy seeing the doilies made from my patterns! 


Swirl and Pineapples doily made by Mary (click here for my free pattern). 

(c) Mary Burkinshaw 


Dreaming of Spring doily made by Sarah (click here for my free pattern). 

(c) Sarah Shirva


Friday, January 5, 2018

Dreaming of Spring Doilies, New Crochet Pattern




The holidays are now behind and I already dream of spring - warmer and longer days, delicate flowers, lush green trees, and tea in the garden. 

I was inspired to make these two small doilies in spring colors, and I'd like to share my free pattern! 




Dreaming of Spring Doily Crochet Pattern 
Olga Poltava © January, 2018
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 Beginner
Measurements: about 9 inches across
Materials:
Steel hook 1.5 mm
Crochet cotton thread size 10, about 100 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 3 decrease)
sl st: slip stitch 
st: stitch 
* *instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate.
{ } instructions within brackets should be repeated as many times as stated.




Ch 9, 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 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 2* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3. 

Round 3: ch 3, dc in same space as joining, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, *2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2* around; join.

Round 4: ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, ch 3, *dc in next 5 dc, ch 3* around; join.

Round 5: ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, ch 4, *dc in next 5 dc, ch 4* around; join.

Round 6: ch 3, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc in each of next 4 ch, *dc in next 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc in each of next 4 ch* around; join.

Round 7: ch 3, dc2-tog over next 2 dc, ch 5, *dc2-tog over next 2 dc, dc in next 6 dc, dc2-tog over next 2 dc, ch 5* around, end with dc2-tog over next 2 dc, dc in next 5 dc; join.




Round 8: sl st to 3rd ch of next ch-5, ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3), dc in same ch, ch 2, dc2-tog over next dc2-tog and dc, dc in next 4 dc, dc2-tog over next dc and dc2-tog, ch 2, *(dc, ch 3, dc) all in 3rd ch of next ch-5, ch 2, dc2-tog over next dc2-tog and dc, dc in next 4 dc, dc2-tog over next dc and dc2-tog, ch 2* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-6.

Round 9: ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3), dc in same st as joining, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next dc, ch 2, dc2-tog over next dc2-tog and dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc2-tog over next dc and dc2-tog, ch 2, *{(dc, ch 3, dc) all in next dc} twice, ch 2, dc2-tog over next dc2-tog and dc, dc in next 2 dc, dc2-tog over next dc and dc2-tog, ch 2* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-6.

Round 10: ch 6 (counts as dc and ch 3), dc in same st as joining, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in space between next 2 dc, skip next ch-3, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2, dc4-tog over next 4 st (over dc2-tog, 2 dc, and dc2-tog), ch 2, *(dc, ch 3, dc) all in next dc, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in space between next 2 dc, skip next ch-3, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in next dc, ch 2, skip next ch-2, dc4-tog over next 4 st, ch 2* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-6.

Round 11: sl st in next ch-3 space, ch 3, 6 dc in same ch-3 space, ch 1, {7 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1} twice, skip next ch-2 space, dc4-tog, and ch-2 space, *{7 dc in next ch-3 space, ch 1} three times, skip next ch-2 space, dc4-tog, and ch-2 space* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.








Round 12: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, ch 3, skip next dc, ch-1, and dc, *dc in next 5 dc, ch 3, skip next dc, ch-1, and dc* around; join. 

Round 13: sl st in next dc, ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in 2nd ch of next ch-3, ch 2, skip next dc, *dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in 2nd ch of next ch-3, ch 2, skip next dc* around; join. 

Round 14: sl st in next dc, ch 5 (counts as 1st dc and ch 2), 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 2, *skip next dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 2* around; join with sl st to 3rd ch of beginning ch-5. 

Round 15: sl st to next dc, ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), {dc in next dc, ch 1} five times, skip next ch-2, dc, and ch-2, *{dc in next dc, ch 1} six times, skip next ch-2, dc, and ch-2* around; join with sl st to 3rd dc of beginning ch-4. 

Round 16: ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in each dc and each ch around; join with sl st to 1st sc. 


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