Instructions

GAUGE: Rounds 1-4 = 2-1/2 inches.

Special Notes:

  • Join: Join each round with a sl st in top of beginning ch-3, unless otherwise indicated.
  • 3 Double crochet cluster (3DcCl): Yo, insert hook in next sp, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, (yo, insert hook in same sp, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) two times, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook.
  • 4 Double crochet cluster (4DcCl): Yo, insert hook in next sp, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook, (yo, insert hook in same sp, yo, draw loop through, yo, draw through 2 loops on hook) three times, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook.

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring.
  2. Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in ring 14 times, join: 15 dc.
  3. Round 2: Ch 3, dc in base of ch-3, (2 dc in next dc) 14 times, join: 30 dc.
  4. Round 3: (Ch 3, sc in next dc) around, join with ch 1, hdc in base of beginning ch-3.
  5. Round 4: Ch 4, (4DcCl in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, dc in next sp, ch 1) around, ending with 4DcCl in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, join with sl st in third ch of beginning ch-4: 15 Cl, 15 dc.
  6. Round 5: (Ch 4, skip next ch-1, sc in next st) around, join with ch 2, dc in base of beginning ch-4.
  7. Round 6: Ch 3, 2 dc over joining dc just made, 3 dc in each ch-4 sp around, join: 90 dc.
  8. Round 7: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, join.
  9. Round 8: (Ch 5, skip next dc, sc in next dc) around, join with ch 3, dc in base of beginning ch-5: 45 sps.
  10. Round 9: Ch 3, 3DcCl over joining dc just made, ch 1, (4DcCl in next sp, ch 1) around, join with sl st in top of beginning Cl: 45 Cl.
  11. Rounds 10-11: Sl st into next ch sp, ch 3, 3DcCl in same sp, ch 2, (4DcCl in next sp, ch 2) around, join with sl st in top of beginning Cl.
  12. Round 12: (Ch 5, sc in next Cl) around, join with ch 3, dc in base of beginning ch-5.
  13. Round 13: Ch 3, 3 dc over joining dc just made, (4 dc in next sp) around, join: 180 dc.
  14. Round 14: Repeat Round 7.
  15. Round 15: (Ch 4, skip next dc, sc in next dc) around, join with ch 2, dc in base of beginning ch-4.
  16. Rounds 16-18: Repeat Rounds 9-11: 90 Cl.
  17. Round 19: (Ch 4, skip next ch-2 sp, sc in next Cl) around, join with ch 2, dc in base of beginning ch-4.
  18. Rounds 20-21: (Ch 5, sc in next sp) around, join with ch 3, dc in base of beginning ch-5.
  19. Round 22: (Ch 5, sc in next sp) around, ch 5, join with sl st in base of beginning ch-5.
  20. Round 23: Sl st into first sp, ch 1, 5 sc in same sp, 5 sc in each remaining sp around, join with sl st in top of beginning sc. Fasten off.
  21. Weave in all thread ends with tapestry needle.
  22. BLOCKING: Spread doily out (right side up) on a flat padded surface. Smooth out doily to align design properly, having all spaces open. Steam with steam iron. Let dry thoroughly before moving.

FINISHED SIZE: Doily measures about 14 inches in diameter.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • ch chain
  • Cl cluster
  • dc double crochet
  • hdc half double crochet
  • sc single crochet
  • sl slip
  • sp space
  • st(s) stitches
  • yo yarn over

 Simple Green Doily Pattern from Frances Hughes from Longview, Texas