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.


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11 comments:

  1. Forgot to say, sorry about the infection. I am just getting over round three of it!

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  2. Nearly everyone I know has been ill lately including myself there's a lot of it going round I hope you're feeling better. Your doily is beautiful, thank you for another lovely pattern. :) x

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    1. Thank you! The kids are now back to school, and I'm feeling too, though not completely recovered yet.

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  3. Thank you for another beautiful pattern.
    Hope you and your children will get well soon!

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  4. Olga, you've done it again!! Love the patterns and thank you so very much for sharing them!! Patricia B

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  5. Simply beautiful! Thanks for the pattern.

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  6. Lovely doilies! Hope you and your kids are feeling better now. My daughter recovered last week from viral infection and fever.

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  7. Olga,

    Your doily patterns are truly the prettiest I have ever seen! They should be published in a special doily book. Thank you for your generosity in sharing another pattern for free!

    -Sarah

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