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. 


Fasten off. Block. 

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15 comments:

  1. Your doilies are absolutely wonderful! I like such small pretties , very much! Dear Olga, I like your crochet work, so , so much! Send you my greetings at the New Year!

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  2. I always dream of Spring and warmer days Olga, I love your doilies they are so pretty, thank you so much for the pattern. :) xx

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  3. Thanks for your lovely pattern, I'll definitely be giving it a try some time soon hopefully :-)

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  4. I dream with spring and summer too! I never liked winters anyway.
    Your doilies are magnificient! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  5. Lovely colors for lovely doilies !!!
    Have a nice weekend !
    Anna

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  6. Thank you so much for the beautiful patterns! Love doilies, and so nice to see someone coming out with new patterns. Great talent you have !!

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  7. Beautiful doilies and the colors are so sweet !:) Thanks for sharing, Olga.

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  8. Thanks for sharing the pattern. I'm new at crocheting and i'm having fun crocheting this. Could you please help as i'm stuck at then 12th round. After the "dc in the next 4dc, ch3,skip next dc" I don't understand where to "ch-1 and dc. My doily my not be 9" wide across, did i do anything wrongly?
    I also noticed that my doily is caving in slightly like a hat, any reason for this

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    1. Hi, sure, I'll try to help!
      In Round 12, you don't make ch-1 and dc, you are skipping them. The pattern should be read like this: "skip next dc, skip next ch-1, and skip next dc". Does it make sense? Let me know.

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    2. Pardon the late response. Yes your explanation was very helpful, I went to finish it up and also the blocking process. Thank you

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  9. I love your Patterns!! They're ALL Gorgeous!! I have purchased several of them and I'll like to thank you for sharing the free ones with us as well! Thank you so much for your generosity!! Blessings : )

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    1. Natasha, thank you so much for your kind and encouraging comment! I really appreciate it! And thank you for purchasing my patterns and supporting me as an indie designer. It means so much to me that people like you appreciate and value my work.

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  11. Thank you for this pattern! Love it!

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  12. they Way the pattern is written can be a little confusing. I was able to figure it out and it looks great! I will definitely be making more.

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