Thursday, October 11, 2012

Four Round Doily, free pattern

Here is my version of a simple 4 round doily. Its so similar to what you see around on google search, its hardly a new idea, but I couldn't find a pattern quite like this so I will attempt to write it out. I was inspired by a picture I saw on pinterest of a doily from 1893. Please leave me a comment if you find this useful or if you think I should fix something. for this doily, I used a 2mm hook and 4 ply cotton. There is no gauge for this pattern, as the yarn and hook you use will determine the size of the finished doily.

a simple 4 round doily made with natural cotton

Round 1
4 ch (2nd and 3rd ch count as first dc), dc into 1st ch (ch 1 dc into 1st ch) repeated 6 more times, ch 1 sl st into 3rd ch (wheel of 8 spokes)
Round 2
sl st into next ch sp, sc into same, ch 4, dc into same ch sp (dc into next ch sp, ch 2, dc into same) repeat 7 times, sl st into 2nd ch (8 clusters)
Round 3
sl st into next ch sp, sc into same, ch 2, dc into same, ch 2, 2 dc into same (2 dc into next ch sp, ch 2, 2 dc into same) repeated 7 times, sl st into 2nd ch (8 clusters)
Round 4
sl st to next ch sp, sc into same, ch 2, 7 dc into same (8 dc into next ch sp) repeated 7 times, sl st into 2nd ch (8 scallops)

Please let me know if you found that helpful or if it was all gibberish! I am practising writing in US crochet, even though my mother and my crochet teacher both use UK crochet. I wish there was just one crochet language, that would make things a bit simpler, don't you think?

11 comments:

  1. Hi! I'm having no problem following your pattern; it's just fine! And it's really adorable! Thanks so much for sharing it! :)

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  2. oh, thankyou so much, I'm glad to hear you're able to follow my pattern <3

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  3. What size hook are you using and what type of yarn?

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  4. For this doily, I used a 2mm hook and 4 ply cotton. Thankyou for pointing that out, I've now added it to the post. There is no gauge for this pattern, as the size hook and yarn will determine the size of the doily.

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  5. I'm making a dozen or so and joining the motifs to make a scarf.

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  6. really? I'd love to see a photo of your scarf, maybe post it to Ravelry?

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  7. HI,
    I had some questions about the pattern. How many do you initially chain then join to make the ring? In round 1 it says work into the chain but it would need to be worked into the ring to make the 8 spokes as you wrote it. I didn't know that writing a pattern was any different in the UK. I learned something new./ Really glad I found your site. It's a beautiful coaster

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  8. Hi Heather, thanks for your comment. I put 7 spokes into the very first chain, the 2nd and 3rd chain count as the 1st spoke which gives you the 8. It makes for a tight starting circle. I will ammend the pattern to make that more clear. And yes, crochet is written differently in England so countries like Australia and South Africa traditionally have different patterns than America.

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  9. Hi Teena, great doily. I tweaked it a bit as we generally work in UK terms here in Australia and I found the initial step of each round a little confusing. But the shape and look of the doily is fantastic!

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  10. Hi Bree, the reason why I write my patterns in US crochet is because most readers of my blog are from America. I will include a UK version if its requested, as I have been taught UK crochet originally as I am in Australia <3

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  11. Very easy to follow. Worked up in minutes.

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