Saturday, March 2, 2013

Rita’s Easy Lacy Crochet Doily

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This pattern is wonderful for using up those partially used balls of thread. I looked on the Internet hoping to find such a pattern, but none really suited…so I decided to create one myself. Many doilies don’t lend themselves to being created with many colors as the doily itself has a design that would be “lost” if created with many colors.  The doily I have created actually showcases the different colors.  For this reason, I don’t give specific amounts of thread needed for this doily.  This doily can be made to whatever size you like.  If you’d like a smaller doily, just stop whenever the doily reaches the size you’d like.  Block it in a circle shape, and your doily is finished! 
I think this doily pattern will work well for those who are beginners at making doilies, and it will also be nice for those who are more experienced…it will help you use your leftover threads.  If you’re anything like me, you probably have enough partial balls of thread to make many, many of these doilies! 
You may do as many rows as you like in any given color, or even make the entire doily all one color.  The possibilities are pretty much endless!  If you have any questions, feel free to ask.  This pattern has only been tested by me, but I have tried to make it as easy as possible to follow, and hopefully free of errors.
Abbreviations:
Dc - double crochet
Sc - single crochet
Sl st - slip stitch
Beg - beginning
Ch - chain
Chain 6. Join with sl st in first chain. 
Rd 1:  Ch 3, 11 dc in ring. Join with sl st in third ch of beg ch 3.  (Ch 3 counts as first dc)

Rd 2:  Ch 3, dc in same sp.  2 dc in each of next 11 dc.    Join with sl st in top of beg ch 3.  You should have 24 dc at the end of this round, including the first ch 3 that counts as your first dc.
Rd 3:  Sc, ch 3 in same sp.  Sc, ch 3 in each dc around.  Join with sl st in first sc. 
Rd 4:  Sl st into ch 3 space.  Sc, ch 3 in each ch 3 sp around.  Join to beginning sc.
Rd 5 & 6:  Sl st in ch 3 sp.  Sc, ch 3 in each ch 3 sp around.  Join in beginning sc. 
Rd 7:  Sl st into ch 3 sp.  Sc, ch 3 in same sp and in each ch 3 space around.  Join with sl st in beg sc. 
Rd 8:  Sl st into ch 3 sp.  Sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3 in each ch 3 sp around.  Join with sl st in beg sc.
Rd 9:  Sl st into ch 3 sp.  Sc, ch 3 in ea ch 3 sp around.  Join with sl st in beg sc.
Rd 10 & 14:  Same as Rd 9. 
Rd 15:  Sl st into ch 3 sp.  Ch 6, dc in same sp.  (Counts as first dc, ch 3, dc).  Dc, ch 3, dc in ea ch 3 sp around.  Join with sl st in third ch of beg ch 6. 
Rd 16 & 17:  Same as Rd 15.
Rd 18:   Sl st into ch 3 sp.   Sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3 in same space.  Sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3 in each ch 3 sp around.  Join with sl st in beg sc.
Rd 19 & 20:  Same as Rd 5 & Rd 6.
Rd 21:  Sl st into ch 3 sp.  Sc, ch 6 in same sp.  Skip next ch 3 sp, sc, ch 6 in next ch 3 sp, around.  Join with sl in first sc.
Rd 22:  Sl st in first 2 ch of  ch 6 sp.  Ch 5, dc, ch 2, dc in same ch 6 sp.  Dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc in next ch 6 sp around.  Join with sl st in third ch of beg ch 5.
Rd 23:  Sl st in first ch 2 sp.  Ch 5, dc in same sp.  Dc, ch 2, dc in next ch 2 sp around.  Join with sl st in third ch of beg ch 5. 
Rd 24 & 25:  Same as Rd 23.
Rd 26:  Sl st into ch 2 sp.  Sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3 in ea ch 2 sp around.  Join with sl st in first sc.
Rd 27:  Sl st into first ch 3 sp.  Sc, ch 4 in same sp.  Skip next ch 3 sp, sc, ch 4 in next ch 3 sp around.  Join with sl st in first sc. 
Rd 28:  Sl st into ch 4 sp.  Sc, ch 4 in same space and in ea ch 4 sp around.  Join in first sc.
Rd 29:  Sl st into first two ch of ch 4.  Ch 6, dc, in same ch 4 space.  Dc, ch 3, dc in ea ch 4 sp around.  Join with sl st in third ch of beg ch 6. 
Rd 30:  Sl st into ch 3 sp.  Sc, ch 5 in same space and in ea ch 3 sp around.  Join with sl st in first sc.
Rd 31:  Sl st into first ch 5 sp.  Ch 5, dc, ch 2, dc in same sp.  Dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc in ea ch 5 sp around.  Join with sl st in third ch of beg ch 5. 
Rd 32:  Sl st into first ch 2 of the {dc, ch 2, dc} group.  Sc the two ch 2 sp tog.  (Also known as a sc decrease using the two ch 2 spaces).  Ch 5, sc the next two ch 2 sp tog, around.  Join with sl st in first sc.
Rd 33:  Sl st in first 2 ch of first ch 5 sp.  Ch 7, dc in same sp.  Dc, ch 4, dc in each ch 5 sp around.  Join with sl st in third ch of beg ch 7. 
Rd 34:  Sl st into ch 4 sp.  Sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3 in same space and in ea ch 4 sp around.  FO

35 comments:

  1. Congratulations on posting your first pattern.
    They are beautiful. and I know how much work you put in to designing and perfecting it.

    Proud of you!!

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  2. Nice doily ! Yes, not all doilies can be made in multiple colors, especially, the pineapple types.
    Thanks for the pattern!:)

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  3. Once again you blow me away with your color combos..love them all. I am going to come back and print the pattern out..lovely.

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    1. Thanks Vikki. I appreciate your kind comments. :)

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  4. Rita, this is so pretty and yes, I have lots of partial thread balls just waiting to be used. Thanks for sharing this wonderful pattern, looking forward to making this.

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    1. Thanks, Gloria. Hope you like it once you get a chance to try it. :)

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  5. Nice Doliy and thanks for the pattern Rita. it wwill be of very useful to make use of the left out threads!

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    1. Thanks! And yes, it is fantastic for using leftover threads. I have a "ton" of leftover threads, thus my need for such a doily. :)

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  6. This is a pretty doily Rita - thanks for sharing your pattern with us. :)

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  7. Gorgeous! The color combos are so pretty!

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    1. Thanks, Laura, and if you want any of them you're welcome to them. :) I meant to show them to you tonight, and I forgot.

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  8. So nice, I definitely appreciate you sharing your pattern. Thank you, Kathy

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    1. Thank you, Kathy. And you're very welcome. :)

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  9. Wow Rita: Love this! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks, Neicee, and you're quite welcome. :)

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  10. Lovely doily, thanks for the pattern!!

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  11. looks lovely, im only just starting out im gonna give this a go..thank you

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    1. Thank you! Be sure and let me know how you make out. :)

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  12. With all the doily patterns I have, none were quite suited to my project as well as the beautiful design you have created. I am making tablecloths for an American Girl sized table for my grandaughter that needed to be easily adjusted to size. Not only am I pleased with the fact that your pattern is easily adjustable, the examples of the color changes are so inspirational! Thank you for sharing!!

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    1. Barbara, thank you so much for your kind words. You have truly made my day! :)

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  13. Thanks for the pattern, I'm going to print it tomorrow. I've been a crocheter for 12 years, but have only done 2 doilies! So far...loving them! But having trouble finding COLORED thread! Where do you get yours? I found two variegated ones, xmas and greens and purples. I used the purples one so far and you really can't see all the stitches that go into the doily when using the variegated threads.
    I am loving your blog and all these doilies! Have not been here in awhile and still looking around!
    Nancy

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  14. Surely you mean chain 4 later because doily is curling with chain 3 at row 10.

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  15. Sorry but I figured it out! Can't wait to see it finished!

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  16. Renée Witteveen-MeijerAugust 3, 2016 at 7:19 AM

    Hello Rita. I've searched all Pinterest and Ravelry for an adjustable pattern and found yours. Thank you. I'm crocheting it right now for my mom's little glass garden table.The glass was reflecting too much sunlight, it hurts her eyes.
    I would like a subscription to your blog.
    Greetings from Holland

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  17. Well mine curled up. Can't figure out what happened.

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  18. Well mine curled up. Can't figure out what happened.

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  19. Hi Rita, What do I do for rounds 11, 12 & 13? Kelly

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  20. It is curling ,what is wrong

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  21. Gramma Rita,
    I am making this doily now as I write this email. I am almost finished and would like it to be somewhat bigger. Any suggestions By the way I love the pattern and the lively colors. gl

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