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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Radiant Rose Mandala Doily: A Free Crochet Pattern For You

Radiant Rose Mandala Doily 
By Elizabeth Ann White 
For BellaCrochet

Size: About 11” across

Skill Level: Intermediate- for those who are familiar with working with size 10 thread and steel hooks, and who have a thorough understanding of the basics of crochet

Materials:
Size 10 Crochet Cotton Thread:
 25 yds. light pink
 35 yds. each lavender and rose
 50 yds. each yellow and shaded purple
 75 yds. each shaded rose and aqua
Heavy Spray Starch
Size 5 (1.90mm) steel hook

Special Stitches
For Vst: (dc, ch 2, dc) in st or ch sp indicated
For Shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in st or ch sp indicated

Doily
Rnd 1: With yellow, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 2) 8 times, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.  (8 ch-2 sps made)

Rnd 2: Join light pink with sc in first ch-2 sp (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in same ch-2 sp as joining, (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in each remaining ch-2 sp around, join. (8 petals made)

Rnd 3: Working behind petals, ch 3, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 3) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 4: Join rose with sc in first ch-3 sp, (ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc) in same ch-3 sp as joining,  (sc, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc) in each remaining ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 5: Working behind petals, ch 4, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 4) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-4.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 7 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-4 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 7: Working behind petals, ch 5, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 5) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-5. Fasten off.

Rnd 8: Join shaded rose with sc in first ch-5 sp, (ch 1, 9 dc, ch 1, sc) in same ch-5 sp as joining, (sc, ch 1, 9 dc, ch 1, sc) in each remaining ch-5 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 9: Working behind petals, ch 6, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 6) around, join with sl st in first ch 0f beg ch-6.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 11 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-6 sp around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 11: Join yellow with sc in 4th dc of first petal, ch 6, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 6, *sc in 4th dc of next petal, ch 6, skip next 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 6; repeat from * around, join. Fasten off.

Rnd 12: Join aqua with sl st in first ch-6 sp, (ch 3, 7 dc) in same ch-6 sp as joining, 8 dc in each remaining ch-6 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 13: Join yellow with sc in first st, ch 4, skip next 3 dc, *sc in next dc, ch 4, skip next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 14: Join shaded purple with sl st in first ch-4 sp, (ch 3, 4 dc, ch 1) in same ch-4 sp as joining, (5 dc, ch 1) in each remaining ch-4 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 15: Join yellow with sc in first ch-1 sp, ch 5, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 16: Join lavender with sl st in first ch-5 sp, (ch 3, 4 dc, ch 1) in same sp as joining, (5 dc, ch 1) in each remaining ch-5 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 17: Join yellow with sc in first ch-1 sp, ch 6, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 6) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 18: Join shaded purple with sl st in first ch-6 sp, (ch 3, 6 dc, ch 1) in same sp as joining, (7 dc, ch 1) in each remaining ch-6 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 19: Join yellow with sl st in first ch-1 sp, (ch 5, dc) in same ch-1 sp as joining, skip next 3 dc, Vst (see Special Stitches) in next dc, skip next 3 dc, *Vst in next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, Vst in next dc, skip next 3 dc; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5. Fasten off.

Rnd 20: Join aqua with sc in ch-2 sp of first Vst, ch 1, shell (see Special Stitches) in ch-2 sp of next Vst, ch 1, *sc in ch-2 sp of next Vst, ch 1, shell in ch-2 sp of next Vst, ch 1; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 21: Join shaded rose with sc in ch-2 sp at center of first shell, ch 1, (tr, ch 1) 9 times in ch-2 sp of next shell, *sc in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 1, (tr, ch 1) 9 times in ch-2 sp of next shell; repeat from * around, join. Fasten off. (16 scallops made)

Rnd 22: Join yellow with sc in first ch-1 sp of first scallop, (ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp) 9 times, *sc in first ch-1 sp of next scallop, (ch 2, sc in next ch-1 sp) 9 times; repeat from * around, join. Fasten off.

Rnd 23: Join aqua with sc in first ch-2 sp, (ch 2, dc) in same ch-2 sp as joining, (sc, ch 2, dc) in each of next 7 ch-2 sps, sc in next ch-2 sp, *(sc, ch 2, dc) in each of next 8 ch-2 sps, sc in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.






 
Rosina Smith made this gorgeous doily in yellow, green,  blue and pink.

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Every effort has been made to ensure this pattern is as accurate, clear, and complete as possible. All instructions have been checked and double checked and are presented in good faith. However, BellaCrochet makes no warranty and assumes no responsibility for human error, typographical mistakes or variations in individual work.


Special thanks go to Jewel Fernley, Jolene Ortiz,  and Rosina Smith for testing this  pattern.

Copyright BellaCrochet 2015. All rights reserved. Please do not redistribute or share this pattern; do not post it on any website. You may share the link to the pattern only (and link shares are greatly appreciated, please tell your crocheting friends who might enjoy this pattern!)
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Threadies September 2105 CAL

The September Threadies CAL will start on Tuesday (unless you are like me, and can't wait to get started!)
We will be making the Shaded Pink and Lavender Doily, which was published by the American Thread Company in 1953. You can find the pattern here:
ShadedPinkLavenderDoily
But I am ready for fall, so I decided to mine in Russet from Aunt Lydia's thread. The pattern works up very quickly, I made mine in a couple of afternoons.
If you would like to join the CAL, you can find the Threadies group here:
Threadies
I hope to see you there!

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

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Friday, July 24, 2015

Sweet Southern Belle: A Free Crochet Pattern for You!

Several years ago I designed a set of doilies for Annie's Attic called 'Vintage Floral Doilies.' The publishing rights have now reverted back to me, and I am now happy to make these patterns available to you for free. I will be adding the other doilies in the set though the coming months, so please check back for the others. 
These are my original patterns, so they are written differently from the ones AA published, but they are the same designs.
Today, I have my Sweet Southern Belle for you. She is my version of a traditional Crinoline Lady; I hope you will enjoy her!


Skill Level: Experienced--for those who are adept at working with size 10 thread and steel hooks, and who have an  advanced knowledge of crochet
Size: 17 inches tall by 19 inches wide
Materials:
Size 10 Cotton Thread:
  200 yards Mint
  100 yards Green
  50 yards each Peach, Brown and Rose
Fabric Glue
Heavy starch
Size 7 (1.65 mm) Steel hook

Special Stitches
For Shell, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in st or ch sp indicated
For Double Shell, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in st or ch sp indicated
For 3 dc cluster, Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook
For 2 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook
To work “shell in shell” work into the ch-2 sp at the center of the shell indicated

Bodice and Sleeves
Row 1: Starting at neck, with mint, ch 9, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across, turn. (8 sc made)
Row 2: Ch 7, tr in next st, (ch 3, tr in next st) across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, 4 dc in next ch sp, dc in next st, 4 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, (4 dc in next ch sp, dc in next st) 2 times, 4 dc in next ch sp, ch 1, 4 dc in next ch sp, dc in next st, 5 dc in last ch sp, turn.
Row 4: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 12 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of  next 8 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn.
Row 5: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 14 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 10 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn.  (46 dc, 2 ch-1 sps)
Row 6: Ch 2 (not worked in or counted as a stitch), skip first st, dc next 2 sts tog, dc in each of next 10 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 16 sts, 2 dc in next st, ch 1, 2 dc in next st, dc in next 10 sts, dc last 3 sts tog, turn.
Row 7: For First Sleeve, ch 2, dc next 2 sts tog, dc in each of  next 7 sts, dc next 3 sts tog; leaving remaining sts unworked, turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, sc first 2 sts tog, (sc next 2 sts tog) 3 times, turn.
Row 9: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in first st, 3 dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in last st. Fasten off. Do not turn. (11 dc)
Row 10: Join green with sc in first st, (ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st) across. Fasten off.
Row 7: For Second Sleeve, skip next 20 sts and next ch-1 sp, join mint with sl st in next st, ch 2, dc next 2 sts tog, dc in each of  next 7 sts, dc next 3 sts tog, turn.
Rows 8-10: Repeat Rows 8-10 of First Sleeve.
Row 7: For Bodice Waist, join mint with sl st in first unworked st on Row 6, ch 2, dc in next 17 sts, dc next 2 sts tog, turn.
Rows 8-10: Ch 2, dc in each st across to last 2 sts, dc last 2 sts tog, turn. (12 sts at end of last row.


Skirt
Row 1: (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, shell (see Special Stitches) in next st, ch 3, skip next 2 sts, shell in next st, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, shell in last st, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, shell in first shell (see Special Stitches), (ch 3, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 3, shell in next shell) across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, shell in first shell, (ch 3, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, shell in next shell) across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, shell in first shell, *ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next dc, ch 3) 6 times, shell in next shell; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, double shell (see Special Stitches) in first shell, *ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 5 times, double shell in next shell; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, shell in first ch-2 sp of double shell, ch 3, shell in next ch-2 sp of same double shell, *ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 4 times, skip next ch sp, shell in first ch-2 sp of next double shell, ch 3, shell in next ch-2  sp of double shell; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 3, shell in next shell, *ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 3 times, shell in next shell, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, shell in next shell, *ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 2 times, shell in next shell, ch 3, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 9: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next dc, ch 3) 6 times,  shell in next shell, *ch 3, skip next ch sp, sc in next ch sp, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next dc, ch 3) 6 times, shell in next shell; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3, double shell in first shell, *ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 5 times, shell in each of next 2 shells; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 5 times, double shell in last shell, turn.
Row 11: Ch 3, shell in each ch sp on first double shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 4 times, *shell in each of next 2 shells, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 4 times; repeat from * 2 more times, skip next ch sp, shell in each of last 2 ch sps on last double shell, turn.
Row 12: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, shell in next shell, *ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 3 times, shell in next shell, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 13: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 3, shell in next shell, *ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 2 times, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 14: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, shell in next shell, *ch 3, skip next ch sp, sc in next ch sp, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 15: Ch 3, double shell in first shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next dc, ch 3) 6 times, *shell in each of next 2 shells, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next dc, ch 3) 6 times; repeat from * 3 more times, double shell in last shell, turn.
Row 16: Ch 3, shell in each ch sp on first double shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 5 times, *shell in each of next 2 shells, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 5 times; repeat from * 3 more times, shell in each of last 2 ch sps on last double shell, turn.
Row 17: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, shell in next shell, *ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 4 times, shell in next shell, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 18: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 3, shell in next shell, *ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 3 times, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch sp, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 19: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, shell in next shell, *ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 2 times, shell in next shell, ch 3, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 20: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, 2 dc in each of next 6 dc, ch 3, shell in next shell, *ch 3, skip next ch sp, sc in next ch sp, ch 3, shell in next shell, ch 3, 2 dc in each of next 6 dc, ch 3, shell in next shell; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 21: Ch 3, shell in first shell, *ch 3, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 11 times, ch 3, shell in each of next 2 shells; repeat from * 4 more times, ch 3, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 11 times, ch 3, shell in last shell, turn.
Row 22: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 11 times, *shell in each of next 2 shells, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 11 times; repeat from * 4 more times, shell in last shell, turn.
Row 23: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 10 times, * shell in each of next 2 shells, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 10 times; repeat from * 4 more times, shell in last shell, turn.
Row 24: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 9 times, * shell in each of next 2 shells, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 9 times; repeat from * 4 more times, shell in last shell, turn.
Row 25: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 8 times, * shell in each of next 2 shells, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 8 times; repeat from * 4 more times, shell in last shell, turn.
Row 26: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 7times, * shell in each of next 2 shells, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 7 times; repeat from * 4 more times, shell in last shell, turn.
Row 27: For First Pineapple, ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 6 times, shell in next shell; leaving remaining sts unworked, turn.
Row 28: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 5 times, shell in next shell, turn.
Row 29: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 4 times, shell in next shell, turn.
Row 30: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 3 times, shell in next shell, turn.
Row 31: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 2 times, shell in next shell, turn.
Row 32: Ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, sc in next ch sp, ch 3, shell in next shell, turn.
Row 33: Ch 3, shell in each of next 2 shells, turn.
Row 34: Ch 3, 3 dc cluster (see Special Stitches) in ch sp of each of next 2 shells, ch 3, sl st in last st of last shell. Fasten off.
Row 27: For Next Pineapple, join mint with sl st between last worked shell and next unworked shell on Row 26, ch 3, shell in first shell, ch 3, skip next ch sp, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 6 times, shell in next shell; leaving remaining sts unworked, turn.
Rows 28-34: Repeat Rows 28-34 of First Pineapple.
Repeat Next Pineapple 4 more times for a total of 6 Pineapples.

Edging
Note:
For Picot
,  (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp
For Triple Picot, (sc, ch 5, sc, ch 7, sc, ch 5, sc) in sp between clusters at end of each pineapple

Working around edge of Skirt in ch-3 sps and worked sps of shells at end of rows, join  green with sc in same st first shell of Row 1 was worked in; ch 3, sc in first shell, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3, ch 3, sc in next shell) 8 times, (ch 3, picot-see Note above-in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next shell) 7 times, ch 3, picot in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in end of row 34, ch 3, triple picot-see Note- in sp between clusters on row 34, ch 3, sc in remaining end of Row 34, ch 3, sc in next shell, (ch 3, picot in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next shell) 3 times, ch 3, *sc in sp between shells, ch 3, picot in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (sc in next shell, ch 3, picot in next ch-3 sp) 3 times, ch 3, sc in end of row 34, ch 3, triple picot in next sp between clusters, ch 3, sc in end of row 34, ch 3, sc in next shell, (ch 3, picot in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next shell) 3 times, ch 3; repeat from * 4 more times, (picot in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next shell, ch 3) 4 times, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, (sc in next shell, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 8 times, sc in end of first row, ch 3, sc in st on Row 1 as last shell was worked in. Fasten off.




Hat
Row 1: With mint, ch 17, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across, turn. (15 dc made)
Rows 2-4: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 6: Ch 4, dc in next st, (ch 1, dc in next st) across, turn.
Rows 7 & 8: Ch 5, skip first ch sp, dc in next st, (ch 2, skip next ch sp, dc in next st) across, turn.
Row 9: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, (ch 2, skip next ch sp, 2 dc in next st) across. Fasten off.
Row 10: Join  green with sc in first st, sc in next st, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch sp, sc in each of next 2 sts; repeat from * across. Fasten off.

Hat Band
With green, (ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook) 5 times. Fasten off.

Bow
With Rose, (ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook) 4 times, sl st between second and third dc, (ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook) 2 times, sl st in same st as last sl st, (ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook) 2 times.  Fasten off.

Arm (make 2)
Row 1: Beginning at hand, with peach, ch 4, 4 dc in 4th ch from hook, turn. (5)
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in each of next 2 sts, dc last 2 sts tog, turn. (3)
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.
Row 5: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in each st across, turn. (4)
Rows 6 & 7: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.
Row 8: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in each st across, turn. (5)
Row 9 - 12: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn. At end of last row, fasten off.

Basket
Row 1: With brown, ch 4, 6 dc in 4th ch from hook, turn. (7 dc)
Row 2: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, 2 dc in each st across, turn.
Row 3: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in next st, (2 dc in next st, dc in next st) across, turn.
Row 4: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in each of next 2 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts) across, turn.
Row 5: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in each of next 3 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 sts) across, turn.
For Handle, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 12 times, sl st in first st of Row 5. Fasten off.

Rose (make 5)
With rose, *ch 3, (dc, ch 3, sl st) in third ch from hook; repeat from * 6 more times. (7 petals made) 
Roll petals to form Rose.  Glue base of petals to hold in place. Allow to dry.

Leaves (make 3)
With green, ch 4, 2 dc cluster (see Special Stitches) in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in same ch first 2-dc cluster was worked in, ch 9, 2 dc cluster in 4th ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook, ch 3, sl st in same ch last 2-dc cluster was worked in. Fasten off.

Bow
With Rose, (ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook) 4 times, sl st between second and third dc, (ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook) 2 times, sl st in same st as last sl st, (ch 4, dc in 4th ch from hook) 2 times.  Fasten off.

Finishing
1: Place all pieces except Roses and Leaves on a padded surface. Spray with starch.  Arrange pieces as shown in photo, shape and allow to dry.
2:  Glue pieces together.

3: Arrange Roses and Leaves in Basket, glue in place and allow to dry. 


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Friday, June 26, 2015

Serene Swans Doily: A Free Crochet Pattern For You

Several years ago I designed a set of doilies for Annie's Attic called 'Vintage Floral Doilies.' The publishing rights have now reverted back to me, and I am now happy to make these patterns available to you for free. I will be adding the other doilies in the set though the coming months, so please check back for the others. 
These are my original patterns, so they are written differently from the ones AA published, but they are the same designs.
Today, I have the third pattern in the set for you, Serene Swans Doily. I hope you will enjoy it!

 Serene Swans Doily
By Elizabeth Ann White
For BellaCrochet


Skill Level: Experienced--for those who are adept at working with size 10 thread and steel hooks, and who have an  advanced knowledge of crochet

Size: About 22 1/2” long

Materials:
Size 10 Cotton Thread:
  200 yards Shaded Blue
  75 yards each Shaded Pink, Yellow and White
Fabric Glue
4 Black Seed Beads (for Swan’s eyes)
2 White chenille stems
Heavy starch
Size 7 (1.65 mm) Steel hook

Special Stitches
For Beginning Small Shell (beg sm shell), (sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in stitch or ch space indicated
For Small Shell,  (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in stitch or chain space indicated
For Beginning Large Shell (beg lrg shell), (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in stitch or ch sp indicated
For Large Shell, (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in stitch or chain space indicated
For 3 dc cluster, holding back the last lp of each st on hook,  work 3 dc in place indicated, yo, pull through all lps on hook.
For 5 dc cluster, holding back the last lp of each st on hook, work 5 dc in place indicated, yo, pull through all lps on hook.
To work “Shell in Shell” work into the ch space at center of shell indicated.

Center
Rnd 1: With yellow, ch 6, join with sl st in first st to form ring, ch 1, 10 sc in ring, join with sl st in front lp of first sc.

Rnd 2: Working this round in front lps only, ch 1,  (sc, ch 5, sc, ch 5) in first st,  (sc, ch 5, sc, ch 5) in each st around, join with sl st in both lps of first sc. Fasten off. (20 ch-5 sps)

Rnd 3: Working in remaining back lps of Rnd 1, join shaded pinks with sc in first st, sc in same st as joining, 2 sc in each st around, join. (20 sc)

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 10, sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in each of next 2 chs, tr in each of next 3 chs, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, skip next st on Rnd 4, (sc in next st on Rnd 4, ch 10, sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in each of next 2 chs, tr in each of next 3 chs, dc in next ch, hdc in next ch, skip next st on Rnd 4) around, join. (10 petals made)

Rnd 6: Working behind petals in back lps of skipped sts on Rnd 4, ch 1, sc in   first skipped st, ch 4, (sc in next skipped st between petals, ch 4) around, join.  (10 ch-4 sps made)

Rnd 7:  Ch 1, sc in first ch sp, ch 12, sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch tr in next ch , dtr in each of next 5 chs, tr in next ch, dc in next ch, (sc in next ch-4 sp, ch 12, sc in second ch from hook, hdc in next ch, dc in next ch,  tr in next ch , dtr in each of next 5 chs, tr in next ch, dc in next ch) around, join. Fasten off. (10 petals made)

Rnd 8: Join shaded blue with sc in tip of any petal on Rnd 7, (ch 4, tr in 4th ch from hook) 3 times, *sc in tip of next petal on Rnd 7, (ch 4, tr in 4th ch from hook) 3 times; repeat from * around, join. (30 ch sps made)

Rnd 9: Beginning small shell (see Special Stitches) in first ch sp, small shell (see Special Stitches) in each ch sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (Beg small shell counts as first sm shell; 30 sm shells made)

Rnd 10: Sl st to ch sp at center of first small shell, beg sm shell  in ch sp of first sm shell, sm shell in ch sp of each sm shell around, join.

Rnd 11: Sl st to ch sp at center of first shell, beg sm shell in ch sp of first shell, ch 1, (sm shell, ch 1) in ch sp of each sm shell around, join.

Rnd 12: Sl st to ch sp at center of first shell, beg sm shell in ch sp of first sm shell, ch 2, (sm shell, ch 2) in ch sp of each sm shell around, join.

Rnd 13: Sl st to ch sp at center of first sm shell, beg lrg shell (see Special Stitches) in ch sp of first sm shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, *large shell (see Special Stitches) in ch sp of next sm shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; repeat from * around, join. Fasten off.


First Swan Motif
Row 1: With white, ch 29, sc in 12th ch from hook (neck opening made), sc in each of remaining 17 chs, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of first 18 sts, sc in next 11 chs; working in remaining lps on opposite side of starting ch, skip next ch, sc in each of last 17 chs, turn. (46 sc made)

Row 3: Working this row in back lps only, sl st in each of first 2 sts, ch 1, sc in each st across to last 2 sts; leaving last two sts unworked, turn. (42 sc)

Row 4: Working this row in front lps only, ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: Repeat Row 4.

Row 7: Repeat Row 3. 

Row 8: Repeat Row 4. At end of row, fasten off. (34 sc)

Rnd 9: Now working in rounds, join shaded blues with sc in first st, (ch 5, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st) 5 times, ch 5, skip next st, (sc, ch 5, sc) in next st, ch 5, skip next st, sc in next st, (ch 5, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st) 5 times,  ch 5, sc in end of row 6, ch 5, sc in end of row 4, ch 5, sc in end of Row 2, ch 5, sc in remaining end of Row 2, ch 5, sc in remaining end of Row 4, ch 5, sc in remaining end of Row 6, ch 5, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 10: Beg sm shell  in first ch sp, sm shell  in each ch sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3.

Rnds 11-12: Sl st to ch sp at center of  first sm shell, beg sm shell in ch sp of first sm shell, ch 2, (small shell, ch 2) in ch sp of each sm shell around, join.


NOTE: For Joining Shell, (3 dc, ch 1, sl st in ch-2 sp of shell indicated on Center, ch 1, 3 dc) in large shell indicated
Rnd 13: For this round, work steps A- E:
A: 
Sl st to ch sp at center of first shell, beg lrg shell in ch sp of first shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2;
B: (large shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 4 times,
C: in next shell work Joining Shell -see Note above- attaching to  any large shell on Center, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp on this Motif, ch 2,
D: (work joining shell in next shell attaching to next large shell on Center, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp on this Motif, ch 2) 2 times, 
E: (large shell in next shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) around, join. Fasten off.

Second Swan Motif
Rnds 1-12: Work the same as Rnds 1-12 of First Swan Motif.
Rnd 13: For this round, work steps A- E:
A: 
Sl st to ch sp at center of first shell, beg lrg shell in ch sp of first shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2;
B: (large shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) 4 times,
C: skip next 12 unworked shells on Center; work joining shell in next shell on Rnd 12 attaching to the next shell on Center, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp on this Motif, ch 2;
D: (Work joining  shell in next shell attaching  to next shell on Center, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp on this Motif, ch 2) 2 times;
E: (large shell in next shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2) around, join. Fasten off.


Water lily (make 4)
Rnd 1: With yellow, ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, join with sl st in first sc. (6 sc made)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 3, (sc in next st, ch 3) around, join. Fasten off.

Rnd 3: Join shaded pink with sl st in any ch sp, (ch 2, 3 dc cluster, ch 3, sl st in top of cluster just made, ch 2, sl st) in same sp as joining sl st, (sl st, ch 2, 3 dc cluster, ch 3, sl st in top of cluster just made, ch 2, sl st) in each ch sp around, join. (6 petals made)

Rnd 4: Working behind petals, ch 4, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 4) around, join.

Notes: For Joining Petal, (sl st, ch 2, 5 dc cluster -see Special Stitches- ch 1, sl st in ch-2 sp of large shell on Center or Swan Motif, ch 1, sl st in top of 5-dc cluster, ch 2, sl st) in same ch sp.
For Petal, (sl st, ch 2, 5 dc cluster, ch 3, sl st in top of cluster just made, ch 2, sl st) in ch sp indicated.
Water lilies are joined to ch sps of first unworked shells of both Center and Small Motifs

Rnd 5: Joining Petal (see Notes) in first ch sp joining to first unworked shell on Center or Swan Motif, Petal (see Notes)  in next ch-4 sp, Joining Petal in next ch-4 sp joining to first unworked shell on Center or Swan Motif, Petal in each remaining ch sp around, join. Fasten off.

Swans Head and Neck (make 2)
Note: Work in rounds, do not join or turn. Mark first st of each round.

Rnd 1: With yellow, ch 2, 4 sc in second ch from hook. (4)

Rnd 2: (2 sc in next st, sc in next st) 2 times. (6)

Rnd 3: Sc in each st around, changing to white in last st. Fasten off yellow.

Rnd 4: With white, sc in each st around.

Rnd 5: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts) 2 times. (8)

Rnd 6: (2 sc in next st, sc in next 3 sts) 2 times. (10)

Rnds 7-10: Sc in each st around.

Rnd 11: (Sc next 2 sts tog, sc in next 3 sts) 2 times. (8)

Rnd 12: Sc in each st around. Repeat Rnd 12 until piece is 4 ½” long. At end of last round, sl st in first st, fasten off.

Wing (make 4)
Rnd 1: With white, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 6, (tr in ring, ch 2) 14 times join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-6.

Rnd 2: (Sl st, ch 1, sc) in first ch sp, ch 3, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) around, join with sl st in 1st sc. Fasten off.



Finishing
1: Spray finished doily with spray starch, shape and allow to dry.

2: Cut one chenille stem in half.  Insert folded end in Head and Neck of one Swan. Bend to desired shape. Cut away excess chenille stem. Glue black seed beads to Head for eyes. Insert end of Neck in opening of Swan Body, glue in place. Repeat on remaining Swan.

3: Fold Wings in half. Glue to Swan Bodies as shown in photos.

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