Doilies in Color

Doilies in Color

by Connie Ellison
     
 

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Reimagining the designs commonly used in doily patterns, this collection of nine patterns features modern floral techniques that can compliment any space. Using size-10 cotton thread, these designs are ideal for both seasoned and novice crochet enthusiasts. Patterns include roses, gardenias, marigolds, and forget-me-nots, with the finished projects ranging in size

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Reimagining the designs commonly used in doily patterns, this collection of nine patterns features modern floral techniques that can compliment any space. Using size-10 cotton thread, these designs are ideal for both seasoned and novice crochet enthusiasts. Patterns include roses, gardenias, marigolds, and forget-me-nots, with the finished projects ranging in size from 12 to 20 inches.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596353985
Publisher:
DRG
Publication date:
11/01/2011
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
547,867
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.20(d)

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Doilies in Color


By Connie Ellison

DRG

Copyright © 2011 DRG
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-59635-437-1



CHAPTER 1

Gardenias


Gardenias, best known for their fragrant white flowers and sweet smell, stand for love, purity and joy. Because marriage symbolizes love and purity, gardenias are often used in wedding celebrations. This doily would make the perfect addition to any wedding. Stitch to match the colors of the wedding, or stitch in traditional white.

DESIGN BY JOSIE RABIER


SKILL LEVEL

*** INTERMEDIATE


FINISHED SIZE

26 inches in diameter


MATERIALS

* Size 10 crochet cotton: 650 yds aqua

* Size 7/1.65mm steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

* Starch


GAUGE

Rnds 1-3 = 2 inches in diameter; 2 shell rnds = 1 inch


PATTERN NOTES

Chain-3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Join rounds with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.


SPECIAL STITCHES

Shell: (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in indicated st or ch sp.

Beginning shell (beg shell): Sl st in indicated st or ch sp, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in same st or ch sp.

6-double treble crochet decrease (6-dtr dec): Keeping last lp of each st on hook, 2 dtr(see Stitch Guide) in next tr (3 lps on hook), dtr in each of next 2 tr (5 lps on hook), 2 dtr in next tr (7 lps on hook), yo, draw lp through all lps on hook, ch 1.


DOILY

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 5, join(see Pattern Notes) in 5th ch from hook to form ring, ch 3(see Pattern Notes), 23 dc in ring, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (24 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 2, [dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, ch 3, [dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 3] around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same ch as beg ch-3, 2 dc in next dc, *sk next ch-3 sp, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 5, sk next ch-3 sp**, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (48 dc, 6 ch-5 sps)

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, *sk next 2 dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 5**, dc in each of next 3 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (36 dc, 12 ch-5 sps)

Rnd 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *sk next 2 dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, [ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp] twice, ch 5**, dc in each of next 2 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (24 dc, 18 ch-5 sps)

Rnd 7: Ch 3, *sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, [ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp] 3 times, ch 5**, dc in next dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, sl st in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp. (12 dc, 24 ch-5 sps)

Rnd 8: Ch 8 (counts as first dc, ch-5), dc in same sp as beg ch-8, *[(dc, ch 5, dc) in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp] 3 times, ch 3, sk next 2 dc**, (dc, ch 5, dc) in 3rd ch of next ch-5 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-8.

Rnd 9: Sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same ch sp as beg ch-3, *5 dc in each of next 3 ch-5 sps, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp**, 5 dc in next ch-5 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (150 dc)

Rnd 10: Ch 3, dc in next dc, *(dc, ch 5, dc) in next dc**, dc in each of next 4 dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in each of last 2 dc, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 11: Sl st in next ch-5 sp, beg shell(see Special Stitches) in same ch-5 sp, shell(see Special Stitches) in each rem ch-5 sp around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (30 shells)

Rnd 12: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, beg shell in same ch-3 sp, shell in each ch-3 sp around, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off.


FIRST FLOWER

Rnd 1: Ch 4, 15 dc in 4th ch from hook (beg 3 sk chs count as first dc), join in 4th ch of beg ch-4. (16 dc)

Rnd 2: [Ch 3, 6 dc in same dc as beg ch-3, sk next dc, sl st in next dc] 8 times. (8 petals)

Rnd 3: Holding petals forward and working behind petals in sk dc of previous rnd, sl st in next sk dc, [ch 5, sl st in next sk dc of previous rnd] around, sl st in same dc as beg ch-5, join in next ch-5 sp. (8 ch-5 sps)

Rnd 4: Beg shell in same ch-5 sp as join, 3 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sl st in ch-3 sp of any shell on rnd 12 of Doily, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-5 sp of Flower, 3 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sl st in ch-3 sp of next shell on rnd 12 of Doily, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-5 sp of Flower, shell in each of next 5 rem ch-5 sps of Flower, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off.


2ND FLOWER

Rnds 1-3: Rep rnds 1-3 of First Flower.

Rnd 4: Working counterclockwise, beg shell in same ch-5 sp as join, 3 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sk 4 shells on previous Flower, sl st in ch-3 sp of next shell on previous Flower, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-5 sp on working Flower, 3 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sl st in next ch-3 sp of previous Flower, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-5 sp on working Flower (working Flower joined to 2 shells of previous Flower), [3 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sl st in next unworked ch-3 sp on rnd 12 of Doily, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-5 sp] twice, shell in each of rem 4 ch-5 sps on working Flower, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off.


3RD-14TH FLOWERS

Rnds 1-3: Rep rnds 1-3 of First Flower.

Rnd 4: Working counterclockwise, beg shell in same ch-5 sp as join, 3 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sk 2 shells on previous Flower, sl st in ch-3 sp of next shell on previous Flower, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-5 sp on working Flower, 3 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sl st in next ch-3 sp of previous Flower, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-5 sp on working Flower (working Flower joined to 2 shells of previous Flower), [3 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sl st in next unworked ch-3 sp on rnd 12 of Doily, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-5 sp] twice, shell in each of rem 4 ch-5 sps on working Flower, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off.


15TH FLOWER

Rnds 1-3: Rep rnds 1-3 of First Flower.

Rnd 4: Working counterclockwise, beg shell in same ch-5 sp as join, 3 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sk next 2 shells on previous Flower, sl st in ch-3 sp of next shell on previous Flower, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-5 sp on working Flower, 3 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sl st in next ch-3 sp of previous Flower, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-5 sp on working Flower (working Flower joined to 2 shells of previous Flower), [3 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sl st in next unworked ch-3 sp on rnd 12 of Doily, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-5 sp] twice, ch 1, sk 2 shells on First Flower, sl st in ch-3 sp of next shell on First Flower, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-5 sp on working Flower, 3 dc in next ch-5 sp, ch 1, sl st in next ch-3 sp of First Flower, ch 1, 3 dc in same ch-5 sp on working Flower (working Flower joined to 2 shells of First Flower), shell in each of rem 2 ch-5 sps on working Flower, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Do not fasten off.


BORDER

Rnd 1: Sl st in ch-3 sp of first shell, beg shell in same ch sp, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, *ch 5, sk next 3 dc, tr in next dc, sk next 4 dc, tr in next dc, ch 5**, [shell in ch-3 sp of next shell] twice, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 2: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, beg shell in same ch sp, *ch 7, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, tr in next dc, sk ch-5 sps, tr in next dc, ch 3**, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, beg shell in same ch sp, *16 tr in next ch-7 sp, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, ch 3, sk next ch-3 sp, sl st in each of next 2 tr, ch 3**, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (15 pineapple bases)

Rnd 4: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, beg shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, *dc in each of next 2 tr, [ch 1, dc in each of next 2 tr] 7 times, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, sk ch-3 sps**, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 5: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, beg shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, *ch 3, sl st in next ch-1 sp, [ch 5, sl st in next ch-1 sp] 6 times, ch 3**, [shell in ch-3 sp of next shell] twice, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 6: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, beg shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, *ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp] 5 times, ch 3**, [shell in ch-3 sp of next shell] twice, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, shell in next shell, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 7: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, beg shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, *ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp] 4 times, ch 3, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, ch 5**, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 8: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, beg shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, *ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp] 3 times, ch 3, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 5**, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 9: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, beg shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, *ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp] twice, ch 3, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, [ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp] twice, ch 5**, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 10: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, beg shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, *ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp, 8 tr in next ch-5 sp, sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 5**, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 11: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, beg shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, *ch 3, sl st in rem ch-5 sp, ch 3, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, ch 5, sl st in next ch-5 sp, 2 tr in each of next 2 tr, [ch 3, 2 tr in each of next 2 tr] 3 times, sl st in next ch-5 sp, ch 5**, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 12: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, beg shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, *sk next 2 ch-3 sps, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, sk next ch-5 sp, 6-dtr dec(see Special Stitches), [ch 7, sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 7, 6-dtr cl] 3 times, sk next ch-5 sp**, shell in ch-3 sp of next shell, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off.


FINISHING

Starch lightly and press.

CHAPTER 2

Pink Sunset


Envision a southwestern desert sunset skimming an array of desert blooms with it's pinkish orangish hue. Frame and display Pink Sunset to picture the moment the trailing edge of the Sun's disk disappears below the horizon in the west, creating intense orange and red colors.

DESIGN BY CAROL ALEXANDER


SKILL LEVEL

*** INTERMEDIATE


FINISHED SIZE

12 inches in diameter


MATERIALS

* Size 10 crochet cotton:

* 1 ball coral

* Size 7/1.65mm steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

* Tapestry needle


GAUGE

Rnds 1-3 (center flower) = 2½ inches

Take time to check gauge.


PATTERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Join rounds with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.


SPECIAL STITCHES

Small picot (sm picot): Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook.

Large picot (lg picot): Ch 4, sl st in top of last dc made.

Shell: (4 dc, ch 2, 4 dc) in indicated st.

3-treble crochet cluster (3-tr cl): Keeping last lp of each st on hook, work 3 tr in indicated st or sp, yo, draw through all lps on hook.

V-stitch (V-st): (Dc, ch 2, dc) in indicated st or sp.

Joining small picot (joining sm picot): Ch 1, sl st in indicated ch sp on rnd 8 of Doily, ch 1, sl st in first ch-1 of joining sm picot.


DOILY

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 2, 8 sc in 2nd ch from hook, join(see Pattern Notes) in beg sc. (8 sc)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st as beg ch-1, ch 4, [sc in next sc, ch 4] 7 times, join in beg sc. (8 ch-4 sps)

Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch-4 sp, *(ch 4, 3-tr cl —see

Special Stitches,sm picotsee Special Stitches, 3-tr cl, ch 4, sl st) in same ch-4 sp as sl st (petal), sl st in next ch-4 sp, rep from * around, join in base of beg ch-4. (8 petals)

Rnd 4: Sl st in each of next 4 chs, sl st in sm picot of first petal, ch 1, sc in same place as beg ch-1, ch 8, [sc in next sm picot of next petal, ch 8] 7 times, join in beg sc.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, *6 sc in next ch-8 sp, ch 12, turn, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, turn, (sc, hdc, 7 dc, lg picotsee Special Stitches, 7 dc, hdc, sc) in ring just made, sl st at base of ring, 6 sc in same ch-8 sp, rep from * around, join in beg sc. Fasten off. (8 rings)

Rnd 6: Join in 3rd dc to left of any lg picot, ch 7 (counts as first tr, ch-3), *tr in 3rd dc to right of lg picot on next ring, ch 3, tr in next dc, ch 10, tr in 2nd dc to left of same lg picot, ch 3**, tr in next dc, ch 3, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 4th ch of beg ch-7.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, *[sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 4] twice, shell(see Special Stitches) in center of next ch-10 sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-3 sp**, ch 4, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, ch 1, join with dc in beg sc.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, sc in sp formed at joining, *ch 3, sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, V-st(see Special Stitches) in next ch-4 sp, ch 4, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 4, V-st in next ch-4 sp, ch 2 (scallop)**, sc in next ch-4 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in beg sc. Fasten off. (8 scallops)


FLOWER RING

MAKE 8.

Rnds 1 & 2: Rep rnds 1 & 2 of Doily.


Note: Smooth and flatten all flower petals at end of rnd 3.


Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch-4 sp, work rem row as follows:

A. *(Ch 4, 3-tr cl, sm picot, 3-tr cl, ch 4, sl st) in same ch-4 sp (petal), sl st in next ch-4 sp, rep from * 4 times;

B. ch 4, 3-tr cl in next ch-4 sp, joining sm picot(see Special Stitches) in ch sp of first V-st of Scallop on rnd 8 of Doily, (3-tr cl, ch 4, sl st) in same ch-4 sp on Flower as previous 3-tr cl (joined petal), sl st in next ch-4 sp;

C. ch 4, 3-tr cl in next ch-4 sp, joining sm picot in next ch sp of Scallop on rnd 8 of Doily, (3-tr cl, ch 4, sl st) in same ch-4 sp on Flower as previous 3-tr cl (joined petal), sl st in next ch-4 sp;

D. ch 4, 3-tr cl in next ch-4 sp, joining sm picot in ch sp of last V-st of next Scallop on rnd 8 of Doily, (3-tr cl, ch 4, sl st) in same ch-4 sp on Flower as previous 3-tr cl (joined petal), join in base of beg ch-4. (8 petals)


EDGING

Join in ch-2 sp of any shell on rnd 8, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (dc, lg picot, 2 dc) in same sp as beg ch-3, *ch 2, [sc in picot on next free petal of Flower, (ch 1, sm picot) 3 times, ch 2] 4 times, sc in next picot on next petal, ch 2**, (2 dc, lg picot, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp of next shell, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off.


FINISHING

Block Doily to size.


CHAPTER 3

Marigolds


Marigolds are a versatile flower. Known as the "Herb of the Sun" they are symbolic of passion and creativity; when planted in your garden, the scent of a marigold will ward off insects and bugs. This Marigold doily is the perfect accent to add texture to a pillow or a patio table at your next party.

DESIGN BY JOSIE RABIER


SKILL LEVEL

** EASY


FINISHED SIZE

13 inches in diameter


MATERIALS

* Size 10 crochet cotton: 350 yds gold

* Size 7/1.65mm steel crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

* Starch


GAUGE

8 dc = 1 inch; rnds 1 and 2 = 13 inches in diameter

Take time to check gauge.


PATTERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Join rounds with slip stitch unless otherwise stated.

Chain-3 at beginning of row or round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.


SPECIAL STITCHES

5-double crochet popcorn (5-dc pc): Work 5 dc in indicated st or sp, drop lp from hook, insert hook in first dc, place dropped lp on hook, pull through first st.

Split double crochet decrease (split dc dec):

Keeping last lp of each st on hook, dc in each of next 2 sts, sk next 2 sts, dc in each of next 3 sts, yo, draw lp through all lps on hook, ch 1.


(Continues...)

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Meet the Author


Connie Ellison oversees crochet-pattern leaflets and books for DRG Publishing. She is the author of Chemo Caps & Wraps; Oh, Baby! Crochet; and Scarves to Crochet. She lives in Big Sandy, Texas.

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