Instructions

GAUGE: End of Round 3 = 2-1/4 inches across from tip to tip of star.

Special Stitches:

2 DOUBLE CROCHET CLUSTER (2Dc-Cl): * Yo, insert hk in the sp indicated and draw up a lp, yo, draw through two lps on hk, repeat from * one more time, yo, draw through all lps on hk.

3 DOUBLE CROCHET CLUSTER (3Dc-Cl): Work 2Dc-Cl, repeating stitches following * one more time, then draw through all lps on hk.

4 DOUBLE CROCHET CLUSTER (4Dc-Cl): Work 2Dc-Cl, repeating stitches following * two more times, draw through all lps on hk.

3 TREBLE CROCHET CLUSTER (3Tr-Cl): * Yo twice, insert hk in the sp indicated, draw up a lp, [yo, draw through two lps] twice, repeat from * two more times, yo, draw through all lps on hk.

4 TREBLE CROCHET CLUSTER (4Tr-Cl): * Yo twice, insert hk in the sp indicated, draw up a lp, [yo, draw through two lps] twice, repeat from * three more times, yo, draw through all lps on hk.

SHELL (SH): Work (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in space indicated. Work SH of next round in center ch-1 sp.

DIRECTIONS:

With red, ch 6; join with sl st in beginning ch to form a ring. Work in rounds without turning.

  1. Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), work 23 dcs in ring; join with sl st in third ch of beginning ch-3: 24 dcs.
  2. Round 2: Ch 3, dc in each of next three dcs, ch 2, * dc in each of next four dcs, ch 2; repeat from * around; join with sl st in third ch of beginning ch-3: 24 dcs.
  3. Round 3: Ch 4 for first tr and complete 4Tr-Cl over next three dcs, ch 10, work [4Tr-Cl over next four dcs, ch 10] around; join with sl st in third ch of beginning ch-4. Fasten off: six pointed star with six ch-10 sps.
  4. Round 4: Join green with sl st in top of any 4Tr-Cl and ch 3 for first dc, dc in same 4Tr-Cl, work [12 dcs in next ch-
  5. 10 sp, dc in next 4Tr-Cl] twice, work 12 dcs in next ch-10 sp, work 2 dcs in next 4Tr-Cl, work [12 dcs in next ch-10 sp, dc in next 4Tr-Cl] twice, work 12 dcs in next ch-10 sp; join with sl st in third ch of ch-3. Fasten off: 80 dcs.
  6. Round 5: Join white with sl st in any dc, ch 4 for first tr and complete 3Tr-Cl over next two dcs, ch 6, sk 1 dc; * work 3Tr-Cl over next 3 dcs, ch 6, sk 1 dc; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of first cl: 20 3Tr-Cls.
  7. Round 6: Ch 5, dc in next ch-6 sp, ch 2, dc in same sp, ch 2, dc in next 3Tr-Cl; * [ch 2, dc in next ch-6 sp] twice, ch 2, dc in next 3Tr-Cl; repeat from * around, ending with [ch 2, dc in next ch-6 sp] twice, ch 2; join with sl st in third ch of beginning ch-5.
  8. Round 7: Ch 3 for first dc, [work 2 dcs in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc] three times, ch 3, sk next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-2 sp; * dc in next dc, [work 2 dcs in next ch-2 sp, dc in next dc] three times, ch 3, sk next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around; join with sl st in third ch of beginning ch-3.
  9. Round 8: Ch 5, * sk 2 dcs, dc in each of next 4 dcs, ch 2, sk 2 dcs, dc in next dc, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp] twice, ch
  10. 3, dc in first dc of next group, ch 2; repeat from * around, ending last repeat with ch 3; join with sl st in third ch of beginning ch-5.
  11. Round 9: Ch 5, * work 4Dc-Cl over next 4 dcs, ch 5, sc in next dc, ch 5, sk next ch-sp, work 4Dc-Cl in next ch-sp, ch 5, sk next ch-sp, sc in next dc, ch 5; repeat from * around, ending with sl st in first ch of beginning ch-5.
  12. Rounds 10-12: Sl st to center of first ch-5 sp; * ch 5, sc in next ch-sp; repeat from * around; ch 5; join with sl st in first ch of beginning ch-5.
  13. Round 13: Ch 3 for first dc of SH and complete SH in first ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4; * work SH in next ch-
  14. sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4; repeat from * around; join with sl st in third ch of beginning ch-3.
  15. Round 14: Sl st to center of next SH, ch 3 for first dc of SH and complete * SH in SH, ch 9, dc in next SH, ch 9; repeat from * around; join with sl st in third ch of beginning ch-3.
  16. Round 15: Sl st to center of next SH, ch 3 for first dc of SH and complete * SH in SH, ch 9, work 3 dcs in next dc, ch 9; repeat from * around; join with sl st in third ch of beginning ch-3.
  17. Round 16: Sl st to center of next SH, ch 3 for first dc of SH and complete * SH in SH, ch 5, sc over next sp catching ch-sp of two previous rounds, ch 5; work 3Dc-Cl over next 3 dcs, ch 5, sc over next sp catching ch-sp of two previous rounds, ch 5; repeat from * around; join with sl st in third ch of beginning ch-3.
  18. Round 17: Sl st to center of next SH, ch 3 for first dc of SH and complete * SH in SH, [ch 5, work 1 sc in next sp] four times, ch 5; repeat from * around; join with sl st in third ch of beginning ch-3.
  19. Round 18: Sl st to center of next SH, ch 3 for first dc and complete * SH in SH, [ch 5, sc in next sp] five times, ch 5; repeat from * around; join with sl st in third ch of beginning ch-3. Fasten off.
  20. Round 19 (stars): With red, ch 6; join with sl st in beginning ch to form a ring. Work Rounds 1-3, fastening star to outside edge of doily in Round 3 as follows: Ch 4 for first tr and complete 4Tr-Cl over next three dcs, ch 10; work 4Tr-Cl over next four dcs, ch 5 and with wrong sides together, sc in third sp to left of any SH, ch 5, work 4Tr-Cl over next 4 dcs of star, ch 5, sc in third sp to the right of next shell, ch 5; * work 4Tr-Cl over next 4 dcs of star, ch 10; repeat from * two more times; join with sl st in top of first cl; fasten off. Repeat Round 19 nine more times, adding a total of 10 stars to doily.
  21. Round 20: Join white with sl st in center ch-sp of any SH, * ch 7, sc in first open ch-10 sp of next star, ch 7, sc in same ch-sp, [ch 7, sc in next ch-sp, ch 7, sc in same ch-sp] three times, ch 7, sc in center ch-sp of next SH; repeat from * around, replacing final ch-7 with ch 3, tr in beginning st.
  22. Round 21: * Ch 7, sc in next ch-sp; repeat from * around, replacing final ch-7 with ch 3, tr in top of previous tr.
  23. Round 22: Repeat Round 21.
  24. Round 23: * Ch 3, work 2Dc-Cl over next 2 sps, ch 3, sc in next sp [ch 9, sc in next sp] six times; repeat from * around; join with sl st in top of previous tr. Fasten off.
  25. Round 24: Join green with sl st in first ch-9 sp of any scallop, ch 3 for first dc, work (5 dc, ch 3, sl st in first ch, 6 dc) in same ch-sp, sc in next sc, work * [(6 dc, ch 3, sl st in first ch, 6 dc) in next ch-sp, sc in next sc] five times, work [4 dc in next ch-3 sp] twice, sc in next sc; repeat from * around; join with sl st in first ch of beginning ch-3. Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Finished Size: Doily measures about 20 inches across.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch(s) chain(s)
  • cl(s) cluster(s)
  • dc(s) double crochet(s)
  • hk hook
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • sc(s) single crochet(s)
  • sk skip or skipped
  • sl st slip stitch
  • sp(s) space(s)
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tr treble crochet
  • yo yarn over
  • * or [ ] Instructions following asterisk or within brackets are repeated as directed.
  • ( ) Instructions in parentheses are all worked in one stitch or space as indicated.

Lacy Crocheted Doily from Emma Willey of Winston, Oregon