Wednesday, 14 September 2016
A LOVELY SET OF DOILIES
A good friend’s daughter got married and the new couple has just moved into a new home. I thought a small set of doilies would make an ideal house warming gift.
Thanks to the Ravellenics games (haven’t heard of it? Head on over to Ravelry and read all about The Ravellenic Rio Games 2016) … and all the different challenges in these Games, I thought I’d hold on to making this set till the Games started.. and they’ve started.. so yaay. Thanks for joining me on this adventure.
(Edited to add that the Ravellenics games are done and dusted, but you could still read about it all)
Materials used : Today I’ve used our Indian Red heart knitting cotton yarn, with a 1.75 mm crochet hook
Skill level : Intermediate.
Stitches used :
Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg
Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3,I’d like to introduce a lovely way of starting a double crochet row. Do take a look at this self explanatory super video
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start. However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using this chainless dc start.
dc 3-tog : Double crochet 3-tog : [yo, insert hk in st or ch-sp, yo and pull up a lp ; yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times (4 lps on hk) ; yo, draw through all lps on hk. One dc 3-tog made.
How to do a picot stitch : A neat video link to refresh this procedure. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGlzZZl3I8
Abbreviations used : (Using U.S terminology)
lp(s) : Loop(s) sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet ch : Chain
sp : Space sl-st : Slip stitch
hk : Hook yo : Yarn Over
st(s) : Stitch(es) dc 3-tog : Double crochet 3-together
For the 14” spiraled doily, I’ve used this free pattern at http://www.crochetmemories.com/blog/spiraled-elegance-doily
For the smaller doilies, I’ve used this chart from
In the following round, we will use a “V”-st which is
In the following round, we’ll work a decorative picot.
Our picot here is a ch-3 picot which is (ch 3, sl-st in the 3rd ch from hk). There’s a “how to” above that you can quickly check out, if needed.
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