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. 



7 comments:

  1. Lovely as usual.
    Thank you Olga.
    Laura

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  2. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Beautiful again! I have enjoyed making some of your patterns from etsy and would like to use some of the free doily patterns also. Somehow, though, Word will not copy your pictures. Do you have any ideas?

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    1. Hi Marie, try this:
      Save the photos on your computer, then insert them in the Word document.
      Hope this will work!

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    2. I did try it, but somehow it just ties up the word document, and I have to restart the computer. Thanks for the effort. :)

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    3. I'm sorry, I don't really know why that is happening.

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  4. Beautiful doily, Olga!:) Thanks for sharing! It looks beautiful in the basket without fruits. The fruits are hiding the lovely design.

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