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Δευτέρα, 13 Ιουνίου 2016

How to crochet an exquisite flower doily

Exquisite Flower Doily



Doily measures about 14” [35.5cm] diameter. 

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ABBREVIATIONS 
ch = chain; 
dc = double crochet; 
hdc = half double crochet; 
sc = single crochet; 
st(s) = stitch(es); 
tr = treble (triple) crochet; 
() = work directions in parentheses into same st; 
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; 
* = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.


Notes 
1. Doily is made from 55 pieces that are worked separately. The pieces are arranged following Assembly Diagram on page 4 then sewn together. 
2. A border is worked around the outer edge of the joined pieces to finish doily. 

Special Stitches 
join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook. 

picot = Ch 3, slip stitch in 3rd chain from hook. 

puff = Yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch and draw up a loop, [yarn over, insert hook in same stitch and draw up a loop] 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 9 loops on hook. 

Special Technique 
Adjustable-ring = Wrap yarn into a ring, ensuring that the tail falls behind the working yarn. Grip ring and tail between middle finger and thumb. Insert hook through center of ring, yarn over (with working yarn) and draw up a loop. Work stitches of first round in the ring. After the first round of stitches is worked, pull gently on tail to tighten ring.


CENTER FLOWER 

Ch 6; slip st in first ch to form a ring. 

Round 1 (right side): Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), dc in ring, [ch 3, dc in ring] 4 times, ch 3; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—6 dc and 6 ch-3 spaces. 

Round 2: (Sc, hdc, 3 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-3 space around; do not join—6 petals. 

Round 3: Working behind petals, slip st around post of first dc of Round 1, *ch 5, slip st around post of next dc in Round 1; repeat from * 4 more times, ch 5; join with slip st in first slip st—6 ch-5 spaces. 

Round 4: (Sc, hdc, 4 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-5 space around; do not join—6 petals. 

Round 5: Working behind petals, slip st around first dc in Round 1, *ch 7, slip st around post of next dc in Round 1; repeat from * 4 more times, ch 7; join with slip st in first slip st—6 ch-7 spaces. 

Round 6: (Sc, hdc, 7 dc, hdc, sc) in each ch-7 space around; join with slip st in first sc—6 petals. Fasten off.


SMALL LEAF (make 6) 

Make an adjustable ring. 

Round 1 (right side): Ch 2 (does not count as a st), 10 hdc in ring; join with slip st in first hdc to join—10 hdc. 

Round 2: Ch 4 (counts as tr), (tr, dc) in same st as joining, 2 hdc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, (2 dc, tr) in next st, picot, (tr, 2 dc) in next st, 2 hdc in next st, 2 sc in next st, 2 hdc in next st, (dc, 2 tr) in next st; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—24 sts and 1 picot. 

Fasten off.


LACE LEAF I (make 6) 

Ch 14; slip st in first ch to form a ring. 

Round 1 (right side): Ch 1, 23 sc in ring; join with slip st in first sc—23 sc. 

Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, [ch 3, skip next st, hdc in next st] 4 times, ch 3, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 3, skip next st, (tr, ch 6, tr) in next st, ch 3, skip next st, dc in next st, [ch 3, skip next st, hdc in next st] 4 times, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc—13 sts, 12 ch-3 spaces, and 1 ch-6 space. Do not fasten off. 

Round 3: Ch 16 (for stem), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 14 ch, 4 sc in each of first 6 ch-3 spaces, (4 sc, ch 2, 4 sc) in next ch-6 space, 4 sc in each of next 6 ch-3 spaces; join with slip st in first sc. 

Fasten off.


SINGLE STEM (make 6) 

Ch 28. 

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 9 ch, puff in next st, sc in next 16 ch – 26 sc and 3 puffs.


SHORT ROW LEAF (make 12) 

Ch 9. 

Row 1 (right side): Sc in 3rd ch from hook (2 skipped ch count as beginning ch-2 space) and in next 5 ch, (sc, 3 hdc, sc) in last ch; working across opposite side of foundation ch, sc in next 6 ch, 3 sc in beginning ch-2 space; do not join—20 sts. 

Row 2: Do not turn, sc in next 5 sc; leave remaining sts unworked. 

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in first 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts; leave remaining sts unworked.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in first 7 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 5 sts; leave remaining sts unworked. 

Row 5: Ch 1, turn, working in front loops only, sc in first 6 sts, 3 sc in next st, sc in next 6 sts. 

Fasten off


LACE LEAF II (make 12) 

Ch 14; slip st in first ch to form a ring. 

Rounds 1 and 2: Work same as Rounds 1 and 2 of Lace Leaf I. Do not fasten off. 

Round 3: Ch 7 (for stem), sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 ch, 4 sc in first 6 ch-3 spaces, (4 sc, ch 2, 4 sc) in next ch-6 space, 4 sc in each of next 6 ch-3 spaces; join with slip st in first sc.

Fasten off.


SMALL FLOWER (make 12) 

Ch 6; slip st in first ch to form a ring. 

Rounds 1–4: Work same as Rounds 1–4 of Center Flower; join end of Round 4 with slip st in first sc. 

Fasten off.


ASSEMBLY 

Arrange pieces following Assembly Diagram. Whipstitch pieces together. Sew just a few stitches where the pieces touch and carefully weave in ends.


BORDER 

Round 1 (right side): With right side facing, join thread with sc in center st of top petal of any Small Flower, ch 20, sc in st near middle of side edge of next Lace Leaf II, *ch 20, sc in center st of top petal of next Small Flower, ch 20, sc in st near middle of side edge of next Lace Leaf II; repeat from * around, ch 20; join with slip st in first sc—24 ch-20 spaces and 24 sc.

Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 27 dc in first ch-20 space, *dc in next sc, 27 dc in next ch- 20 space; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—672 dc. 

Round 3: Ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc, picot, 2 dc) in same st as joining, *ch 1, skip next 6 sts, (2 dc, picot, 2 dc) in next st; repeat from * to last 6 sts, ch 1, skip next 6 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—96 picot. 

Fasten off.


FINISHING 

Weave in any remaining ends. 

Block Apply fabric stiffener following instructions on container. 

Pin out doily and allow to dry

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