Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Crochet Doily Free Vintage Pattern

I've made so many doilies before. Some of them I gave away as gifts, some sold at a garage sale, some of them I unraveled... I never get tired of making new ones.

This gorgeous fern leaf doily is definitely on my to-do list. 




Chain (ch) 10, join to form a ring.

1st Round. Ch 1 and work 16 single crochet (s c) in ring, join in 1st s c.

2nd Round. Ch 5, double crochet (d c) in next s c, * ch 2, d c in next s c, repeat from * all around, ch 2, join in 3rd stitch (st) of ch (16 meshes).

3rd Round. Ch 4, d c in next loop, ch 1, * d c in next d c, ch 1, d c in next loop, ch 1, repeat from * all around, join in 3rd st of ch.

4th Round. Ch 9, * skip next d c, treble crochet (tr c) in next d c, ch 5, repeat from * all around, join in 4th st of ch.

5th Round. Ch 1, * 1 s c in each st of ch 5, s c in next d c, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in 1st s c.

6th Round. Ch 4 (counts as 1st tr c of 1st cluster st), 2 tr c in same space keeping last loop of each tr c on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time, * ch 4, skip 2 s c, cluster st in next s c (cluster st: 3 tr c in same space keeping last loop of each tr c on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time), repeat from * all around, ch 4, join in top of 1st cluster st.

7th Round. Ch 4, 2 tr c in same space, * ch 4, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * twice, ** ch 4, 3 tr c in next cluster st, * ch 4, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * twice, repeat from ** 6 times, ch 4, join in 4th st of ch.

8th Round. Ch 4, tr c in same space, 2 tr c in each of the next 2 tr c, * ch 4, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * twice, ** ch 4, 2 tr c in each of the next 3 tr c, * ch 4, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * twice, repeat from ** 6 times, ch 4, join in 4th st of ch.

9th Round. Ch 4, tr c in same space, 2 tr c in each of the next 5 tr c, * ch 4, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * twice, ** ch 4, 2 tr c in each of the next 6 tr c, * ch 4, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * twice, repeat from ** 6 times, ch 4, join in 4th st of ch.

10th Round. Ch 4, 1 tr c in each of the next 11 tr c, * ch 4, cluster st in next cluster st, ch 4, 2 cluster sts with ch 4 between in next cluster st, ch 4, cluster st in next cluster st, ch 4, 1 tr c in each of the next 12 tr c, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in 4th st of ch.

11th Round. Ch 4, 1 tr c in each of the next 11 tr c, * ch 4, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * 3 times, ** ch 4, 1 tr c in each of the next 12 tr c, * ch 4, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * 3 times, repeat from ** 6 times, ch 4, join in 4th st of ch.

12th Round. Same as 11th round but having ch 5 before and after the cluster sts.

13th Round. Ch 4, tr c in next tr c, * tr c cluster over next 2 sts (tr c cluster over 2 sts: 1 tr c in each of the next 2 sts keeping last loop of each tr c on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time), repeat from * 4 times, ** ch 5, cluster st in next cluster st, * ch 5, 2 cluster sts with ch 5 between in next cluster st, repeat from * once, ch 5, cluster st in next cluster st, ch 5, * tr c cluster over next 2 tr c, repeat from * 5 times, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join in 1st tr c.

14th Round.Ch 4, tr c in next tr c cluster, * tr c cluster over next 2 tr c clusters, repeat from * once, ** ch 5, cluster st in next cluster st, * ch 5, 3 tr c in next cluster st, repeat from * 3 times, ch 5, cluster st in next cluster st, ch 5, * tr c cluster over next 2 sts, repeat from * twice, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join in 1st tr c.

15th Round. Ch 4, tr c cluster over next 2 tr c clusters, ** ch 5, cluster st in next cluster st, * ch 5, 2 tr c in each of the next 3 tr c, repeat from * 3 times, ch 5, cluster st in next cluster st, ch 5, tr c cluster over next 3 sts, (tr c cluster over 3 sts: 1 tr c in each of the next 3 sts keeping last loop of each tr c on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time), repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join in top of 1st cluster.

16th Round. Slip stitch (sl st) to next cluster st, ch 4, 2 tr c in same space keeping last loop of each st on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time, * ch 5, 1 tr c in each of the next 6 tr c, repeat from * 3 times, ** ch 5, cluster st in next cluster st, ch 2, skip next 3 tr c cluster, cluster st in next cluster st, * ch 5, 1 tr c in each of the next 6 tr c, repeat from * 3 times, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join in top of 1st cluster st.

17th Round. Sl st to next tr c, ch 4, tr c in next tr c, * tr c cluster over next 2 tr c, repeat from * once, ** ch 5, cluster st in center st of next ch 5 loop, ch 5, * tr c cluster over next 2 tr c, repeat from * twice, repeat from ** twice, ch 6, cluster st in next ch 2 loop between cluster sts, ch 6, * tr c cluster over next 2 tr c, repeat from * twice, repeat from 1st ** all around ending to correspond, join in tr c.
18th Round. Ch 4, tr c cluster over next 2 tr c, * ch 6, 2 cluster sts with ch 6 between in next cluster st, ch 6, tr c cluster over next 3 tr c clusters, repeat from * twice, ch 6, cluster st in next cluster st, ch 6, tr c cluster over next 3 tr c cluster, repeat from 1st * all around ending to correspond, join in 1st tr c cluster.

19th Round. Sl st to next cluster st, ch 4, 2 tr c in same space keeping last loop of each st on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time, ch 6, cluster st in same space with last cluster st, ** 2 cluster sts with ch 6 between in next cluster st, * ch 4, s c in next tr c cluster, ch 4, 2 cluster sts with ch 6 between in next cluster st, 2 cluster sts with ch 6 between in next cluster st, repeat from * once, ch 4, s c in next tr c cluster, ch 4, 2 cluster sts with ch 6 between in next cluster st, ch 4, s c in next tr c cluster, ch 4, 2 cluster sts with ch 6 between in next cluster st, repeat from ** all around ending to corre­spond, join.

20th Round. Ch 4, 2 tr c in same space keeping last loop of each st on hook, thread over and work off all loops at one time, * ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, cluster st between next 2 cluster sts, ch 4, sl st in top of cluster st just made for picot, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, cluster st in next cluster st, ch 5, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from * twice, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 5, cluster st in next cluster st, ch 5, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, cluster st in next cluster st, repeat from 1st * all around ending to correspond, join, cut thread.


Saturday, June 18, 2016

Irish Roses and Leaves Crochet Doily Free Pattern


What a gorgeous doily! But all the roses and leaves are surely a lot of work!

The vintage pattern is from Crochet Gay and Gifty Ideas, Star Book No. 80 by American Thread Company, 1951.


ROSE: With Yellow ch 5, join to form a ring, ch 5, d c in ring, * ch 2, d c in ring, repeat from * 3 times, ch 2, join in 3rd st of ch, cut thread. Attach Shaded Pinks in loop, 1 s c, 5 d c, 1 s c in same space, * 1 s c, 5 d c, 1 s c in next loop, repeat from * 4 times, join.

Next Row—* Ch 5, sl st in back of work between next 2 petals, repeat from * 5 times.

Next Row—Over each loop work 1 s c, 7 d c, 1 s c, join.

Next Row—* Ch 7, sl st in back of work between next 2 petals, repeat from * all around.

Next Row—Over each loop work 1 s c, 2 d c, 5 tr c, 2 d c, 1 s c, join, cut thread. 

Work 9 more roses in same manner.



CENTER: With White ch 7, join to form a ring, ch 1 and work 10 s c in ring, join.

2nd Row—Ch 3, 2 d c in same space keeping last loop of each d c on hook, thread over and pull through all loops at one time, * ch 3, cluster st in next s c (cluster st: 3 d c in same space keeping last loop of each d c on hook, thread over and pull through all loops at one time), repeat from * 8 times, ch 3, join.

3rd Row—* Ch 4, s c in next loop, ch 4, s c in next cluster st, repeat from * all around (20 loops).

4th Row—Sl st into loop, * ch 4, s c in next loop, repeat from * all around, ending row with ch 1, d c in same space as beginning (this brings thread in position for next row).

5th Row—Ch 3 (counts as part of 1st cluster st), cluster st in same space, * ch 4, s c in next loop, ch 4, cluster st in next loop, repeat from * all around, ending row with ch 4, s c in next loop, ch 4, join in 1st cluster st.

6th Row—Sl st into loop, * ch 5, s c in next loop, repeat from * all around.

7th Row—Sl st into loop, ch 3 (counts as part of 1st cluster st), cluster st in same space, * ch 5, 2 s c in next loop, ch 5, cluster st in next loop, repeat from * all around ending row with ch 5, 2 s c in next loop, ch 5, join.

8th Row—Sl st into loop, ch 1, 2 s c in same space, * ch 7, 2 s c in next loop, repeat from * all around, ending row with ch 3, tr c in 1st s c.

9th Row—Ch 3, cluster st in same space, ch 5, cluster st in same space, * ch 1, 2 cluster sts with ch 5 between in next loop, repeat from * all around, ch 1, join, cut thread.

10th Row—Attach Green in the ch 1 between cluster sts, ch 4, cluster st in next ch 5 loop, ch 1, s c in center st of any petal of rose, * ch 1, cluster st in same space on center, ch 4, s c in the ch 1 between next 2 cluster sts, ch 4, cluster st in next ch 5 loop, ch 1, s c in center st of next petal of same rose, ch 1, cluster st in same space on center, ch 4, s c in next ch 1 loop between next 2 cluster sts, ch 4, cluster st in next ch 5 loop, ch 1, join to center st of any petal of next rose, repeat from * until all roses are joined ending row to correspond, join, cut thread.

LEAF: With Green ch 11, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each of the next 8 sts of ch, 3 s c in last st, working on other side of ch, 1 s c in each of the next 8 sts.

2nd row—Ch 2, turn, working through back loop of sts only, skip 1 s c, 1 s c in each of the next 8 s c, 3 s c in next s c, 1 s c in each of the next 8 s c. Repeat the 2nd row 5 times.

Next Row—Ch 1, turn, join to center st of 2nd free petal on right hand side of any rose (to join: drop loop from hook, insert in petal, pick up loop and pull through), skip 1 s c on leaf and working through back loop of sts only, 1 sc in each of the next 9 s c, join to center st of next free petal of same rose, s c in same space on leaf, join to center st of 1st free petal on left hand side of next rose, s c in same space on leaf, 1 s c in each of the next 8 s c, join to center st of next petal of same rose, ch 1, s c in next s c on leaf, cut thread. 

Work 9 more leaves joining between roses in same manner.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Simple Textured Crochet Stitch


This textured stitch is easy and quick. It would be suitable for items such as washcloths, baby blankets, afghans, etc. 






Abbreviations:

ch chain

sc single crochet

st stitch


* * Instructions between asterisks should be repeated as many times as there are stitches to accommodate them.

{ } Instructions within these brackets should be repeated as many times as stated. 

Multiple of 2. 

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, insert hook in same ch and pull up a loop, {insert hook in next ch and pull up a loop} twice, yarn over and draw through all four loops, *ch 1, insert hook in same ch and pull up a loop, {insert hook in next ch and pull up a loop} twice, yarn over and draw through all four loops* across, sc in same ch as last st. 

Row 2: ch 1, turn; sc in next st, insert hook in same st and pull up a loop, {insert hook in next st and pull up a loop} twice, yarn over and draw through all four loops, *ch 1, insert hook in same st and pull up a loop, {insert hook in next st and pull up a loop} twice, yarn over and draw through all four loops* across, sc in same sc as last st. 

Repeat Row 2.