Instructions

GAUGE: Each motif is 2-1/2 inches across.

SPECIAL STITCHES:

  • 4 Tr Cluster (4 TrCl): Yo twice, insert hook in next sp, draw up a lp, (yo, draw through 2 lps) twice, * yo twice, insert hook in same st, draw up a lp, (yo, draw through 2 lps) twice, repeat from * two more times, yo, draw through remaining 5 lps.
  • 3 Dc Cluster (3 DcCl): Yo, insert hook in st, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps, * yo, insert hook in same st, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps, repeat from * one more time, yo, draw through remaining 4 lps.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Begin at upper left corner with Motif A. Work Motif B, joining to Motif A in Round 4. Referring to Doily Fig  for placement of motifs, work remainder of Row 1; then work Rows 2 through 4, beginning each with Motif B. Edging and insert instructions follow Motif C.
  2. MOTIF A: With yellow, ch 5, join in first ch to form ring.
  3. A Round 1: Ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 3) six times, join with sl st in top of beginning sc. Fasten off yellow.
  4. A Round 2: Join any color with a sl st in any ch-3 sp, [ch 4, yo twice, insert hook in same sp, draw up a lp, (yo, draw through 2 lps) twice, * yo twice, insert hook in same sp, draw up a lp, (yo, draw through 2 lps) twice, repeat from * one more time, yo, draw through remaining 4 lps] for beginning TrCl, ch 5, (4 TrCl in next ch-3 sp, ch 5) five times, join with sl st in top of beginning TrCl: 6 TrCl. Fasten off color.
  5. A Round 3: Join green with sl st in third ch of any ch-5 sp, [ch 3, yo, insert hook in same st, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps, yo, insert hook in same st, draw up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps, yo, draw through remaining 3 lps] for beginning DcCl, ch 5, sc in top of next TrCl, ch 5, (3 DcCl in third ch of next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in top of next TrCl, ch 5) five times, join with sl st in top of beginning DcCl. Fasten off.
  6. A Round 4: Join white with sl st in any ch-5 sp, sc in same sp, (ch 5, sc in next sp) around, ch 5, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off white. Weave in all ends.
  7. MOTIF B: Joined on one edge in B Round 4.
  8. B Rounds 1-3: Repeat A Rounds 1-3 of Motif A.
  9. B Round 4: Join white with sl st in any ch-5 sp, sc in same sp, (ch 5, sc in next sp) around to last two ch-5 sps, then place Motif B in position and join to completed motif as follows: * Ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp of completed motif, ch 2 *, sc in next ch-5 sp of Motif B, repeat between *’s one more time, sc in first sc. Fasten off white. Weave in all ends.
  10. MOTIF C: Joined on two edges in C Round 4.
  11. C Rounds 1-3: Repeat A Rounds 1-3 of Motif A.
  12. C Round 4: Join white with sl st in any ch-5 sp, sc in same sp, (ch 5, sc in next sp) around to last five ch-5 sps, then place in position and join to completed motifs as follows: * Ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp of first completed motif, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp of Motif C, repeat from * one more time, ch 5, sc in next sp of Motif C, ** ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp of next completed motif, ch 2 **, sc in next ch-5 sp of Motif C, repeat between **’s one more time, sc in first sc. Fasten off white. Weave in all ends.
  13. EDGING FOR FLOWER GARDEN:
  14. Round 1: Join white with sl st in center corner ch-5 sp of any corner motif, ch 4, (tr, ch 3, 2 tr) in same sp, * (ch 5, dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-5 sp to corner, ch 5, (2 tr, ch 3, 2 tr) shell in corner sp, repeat from * around, omitting last shell in corner sp and joining with sl st in top of beginning ch-4.
  15. Round 2: Sl st into first ch-3 sp, ch 4, (tr, ch 3, 2 tr) in same sp, repeat Edging Round 1 from * to end of round. Round 3: Sl st into first ch-3 sp, ch 4, [2 tr, (ch 3, sl st in top of previous st) for picot, 3 tr] in same sp, * (ch 1, 2 dc, picot, 2 dc) in each ch-5 sp to corner, ch 1, (3 tr, picot, 3 tr) in corner, repeat from * around, omitting last corner and joining with sl st in top of beginning ch-4. Fasten off white. Weave in all ends.
  16. INSERT BETWEEN MOTIFS: Join white with sl st in any free ch-5 sp between completed motifs, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, (3 dc in free sp of next adjacent motif) three times, end with sl st in top of beginning ch-3. Fasten off. Repeat eight more times to fill in sps between motifs. Weave in all ends.
  17. FINISHING: Spread doily out right side up on a flat padded surface. Dampen with water. Smooth project out, with all picots and lps open. Use straight pins to hold edges in place until dry.

FINISHED SIZE: Doily measures about 12-1/2 inches square.

ABBREVIATIONS:

  • ch chain
  • cl cluster
  • dc double crochet
  • lp(s) loop(s)
  • sc single crochet
  • sl slip
  • sp(s) space(s)
  • st(s) stitch(es)
  • tr treble crochet
  • yo yarn over

Lacy Flower Doily from Emma Willey of Winston, Oregon