Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Inspiration Doily Pattern

As promised, here is the pattern for my Inspiration Doily. The cream colored one is the original as I created it.

The red one is where I went back and recreated it with pattern and photos.

I used a size 3 thread and hook size F, and that makes it about 7". However the pattern can be made in size 30 thread or chunky yarn (with appropriate hook) for whatever size you want.

Start with a magic circle which you can google if you don't know how to work one, but it looks like this.

Here is the pattern.
Round 1 - Ch 4, dc in ring,*ch 1, dc* six times ending with ch 1. Pull circle closed and join in 3rd chain of original ch 4. You should have 8 spaces.

Round 2 - slst in next ch 1 sp, ch3, *yo insert hook in same ch I stitch, pull through, yo and pull through 2* (leaves 2 loops on hook), repeate between * * , now having 3 loops on hook yo and pull through all three. This was a beginning cluster.
*Now ch 3 and in next space do first half of dc 3 times then yo and pull through 4 loops.* regular cluster made. Ch 3 and cluster in the remaining 6 spaces so you have 8 clusters total. Ch 3 and join.

Round 3 - sl st into next space, ch 1, 2 sc, ch 2, 3sc. * In next space, 3 sc, ch 2, 3sc, ch 1* Repeat 6 more times end with ch 1, slst in first ch 1.

Round 4 - sc in next st, *ch 6 sc in next ch 1 sp * (at top of cluster). Repeat around ending with ch 6, sl st in 1st sc.

Round 5 - ch 1, sc in ch 6 sp, ch 2, sc, ch 2, ch 5, sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2 sc. *Sc in next ch 6 sp, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc, ch 5, ch 2, sc ch 2, sc.* repeat between * * around ending with ch 1, sl st in top of 1st sc.

Round 6 - fold down the next two picots, sl st in top of 2 rows back behind to ch 3 sp, fold back out and do 2 more slsts to get to top of ch 5 (in other words, sl st between the picots from the back side. If you have problems with this, you just get to the top with slip stitches in the usual way, but it makes it bulky there.). Once at the top,* sc, ch 7, sc in next ch 5 * around. Join in 1st sc.

Round 7 - sl st to next ch 7 space. *1sc, 2 hdc, 1dc and 1 trb, ch 2, 1trb, 1dc, 2hdc, 1sc* all in the ch 7 space. Repeat *to* in each ch 7 sp around.

Round 8 - sc in blo of each stitch to next ch 2sp. *Sc, hdc,dc, hdc, sc, then sl st in blo of each st until next ch 2 sp* repeat around and finish of.

This is so quick and easy. After the first one you could probably make 3 or more during a two hour movie.
I would love to see yours! If you have any problems, contact me at Enjoy.
Crochet every day,