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Friday, December 04, 2015

Peppermint Pinwheel Doily: A Free Crochet Pattern For You

While I was working on my Pretty Pinwheel Doily last spring, I couldn't stop thinking how pretty the pinwheel would be made in red and white. I knew I just had to make a Christmas doily with a pinwheel in the middle! So here it is, the Peppermint Pinwheel Doily. I hope you will enjoy it!

 
Peppermint Pinwheel Doily

By Elizabeth Ann White
For BellaCrochet

 
Size: About 10” 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 for One Doily:
Size 10 Cotton Crochet Thread:
100 yards Each Red and White (called colors ‘A’ and ‘B’ in pattern; pictures show doilies worked in reverse colors)
Size 7 (1.65 mm) steel crochet hook

 
Special Stitches:
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

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 Vst: (dc, ch 2, dc) in st or ch sp indicated

For Small Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in st or ch sp indicated

For Large Shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in st or ch sp indicated


Pattern Notes:
Work into ch-2 sps of Vsts unless otherwise noted

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This design incorporates Eyelet Foundation spaces in Rnd 8. If you are not familiar with working in Eyelet Sps, you can learn more about it here: 

Doily
Rnd 1: With Color A, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 2, 2 dc cluster (see Special Stitches) in ring, ch 3, (3 dc cluster—see Special Stitches—in ring, ch 3) 5 times, join with sl st in top of 2-dc cluster. Fasten off. (6 ch-3 sps made)

Rnd 2: Join Color B with sc in first ch-3 sp, 3 sc in same ch-3 sp as joining, 4 sc in each remaining ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in first sc. (24 sc made)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 20, skip next st, (sc in next st, ch 20, skip next st) around, join with sl st in first sc. (12 ch-20 sps made)

Rnd 4: Sl st in each of first 3 chs of first ch-20, (ch 3, 11 dc, ch 2, 12 dc) in first ch-20 sp, (12 dc, ch 2, 12 dc) in each ch-20 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Join Color A with sl st in first st, ch 3, dc in each dc around with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch-2 sp, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 6: Join Color B with sl st in first st, ch 3, dc in each dc around with (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch-2 sp, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 7: Join Color A with sc in first ch-2 sp, (ch 3, sc) in same sp as joining, sc in each dc around with (sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch-2 sp, join with sl st in first sc.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will notice that the 12 ‘points’ of the Pinwheel have a natural tendency to twist. In the following round, you will twist each point and work into the ch-3 sp at the center top of the point. The wrong side of the stitches on the previous 2 rounds will be facing you as you work Rnd 8. Make sure that you twist each point in the same direction! Also be sure to twist the first point into the proper position before joining.

Rnd 8: Sl st to center of first ch-3 sp, (ch 1, sc) in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 4 times, *sc in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 4 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. (12 sc, 48 eyelet sps made)

Working the Eyelet spaces of Rnd 8. Notice that I picked up the wrong hook when I took this photo; this is a size 5, but I actually used a size 7 to make the doily. You will twist the first point into position before joining at the end of Rnd 8.

Rnd 9: Sl st into first eyelet sp, (ch 5, dc) in first eyelet sp (beginning Vst made), Vst (see Special Stitches) in each eyelet sp around, join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-5. Fasten off. (48 Vsts made)

Rnd 10: Join Color B with sc in ch sp of first Vst, ch 2, small shell (see Special Stitches) in next Vst, ch 2, *sc in next Vst, ch 2, small shell in next Vst, ch 2; repeat from * around, join with sl st in fist sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 11: Join Color A with sl st in ch-2 sp of first small shell, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp (beginning large shell made), ch 3, *large shell (see Special Stitches) in ch-2 sp of next small shell, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of first ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 12: Join Color B with sc in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, (tr, ch 1) 9 times in ch-2 sp of next large shell, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (tr, ch 1) 9 times in ch-2 sp of next large shell; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (24 scallops made)

Rnd 13: Join Color A with sc in first ch-1 sp of first scallop, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 9 times, *sc in next ch-1 sp (the first ch-1 sp on the next scallop), (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 9 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
 
 

Special thanks go to Jewel Fernley, Jolene Ortiz, and Rosina Smith for testing this  pattern. I don't know what I would do without my awesome testers!!!!

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