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Friday, December 09, 2016

Carol: A Free Crochet Doily Pattern For You

One of the reasons I love the Facebook group Threadies so much is that it gives me the opportunity to meet and get to know other crocheters and designers better. Carol Thompson-Coolbeth was one of the first folks to join the group when it was started a couple of years ago. I loved her lovely, colorful doilies, and was impressed when I learned that she designed many of them herself. When I admired some of the beautiful shaded threads that she used in her doilies, she generously sent me some from her stash. She said she had purchased them years ago, and now only used them for special doilies, as they were no longer available for purchase. I was touched by her kindness, and decided that I, too, would save the thread for a very special project.
Last week, I was shocked and saddened to hear of Carol's passing. But, I knew almost immediately that the time had come to use the thread she had sent me, by creating a special doily in Carol's memory. Carol loved to use lots of flowers, butterflies and bright colors in her designs, and her first published design was a double pineapple. I tried to combine these things into a doily that would honor her, using the lovely vintage thread that she had sent me.
Carol was an incredibly talented designer. She was always willing to share her vast knowledge of thread crochet by helping anyone who had a question, no matter how small or complicated it was. She added beauty to the world through her designs, her kindness and her generosity. She will be greatly missed. 
Carol
designed by Elizabeth Ann White
for BellaCrochet

Size: About 15” 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
  100 yards White
  50 yards each Shaded Pinks and Shaded Yellow
  25 yards each Shaded Purple and Shaded Green
Fabric Glue and toothpick (for applying glue)
Size 7 (1.65 mm) Steel Crochet Hook

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

For 3 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook in sp indicated, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same sp, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook.

Doily
Center Rose
Rnd 1: With shaded pinks, 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. (8 ch-2 sps made)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in each 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.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc) in each 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.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 9 dc, ch 1, sc) in each 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.

Rnd 11: Working behind petals, ch 7, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 7) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-7. Fasten off.

First Pineapple
Row 12: Working behind petals, join white with sl st in first ch-7 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp as joining, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-7 sp, ch 3, shell (see Special Stitches) in next ch-7 sp; leaving remaining sps unworked, turn.

Row 13: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, 11 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 14: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) 5 times, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 15: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 16 times, ch 3, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in last shell, turn.

Row 16: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 16 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 17: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 15 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 18: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 14 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 19: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 13 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 20: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 12 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 21: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 11 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 22: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 10 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 23: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 9 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 24: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 8 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 25: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 7 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 26: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 6 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 27: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 5 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 28: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 4 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 29: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 30: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, skip last ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 31: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 32: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell. Fasten off.

Edging
NOTE:
When working the Edging, you will be working in the ch-3 sps at beginning of rows (these are sometimes called “turning chs”), in the worked ch-2 sps of shells at the ends of rows (these spaces already have the last shell of the next row worked in them--insert hook beside the base of the shell-- see photo) and in the ch-2 sps at the center of the shells on Row 32.

For Edging, work steps A-C:
A: Join shaded green with sc in worked ch sp of first shell, ch 3 (sc, ch 3, sc) in first ch-3 sp, ch 3, *sc in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 3, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 3; repeat from * across first side of pineapple;

B: for Pineapple Point, working in ch-2 sps of shells on last row of Pineapple, 3 dc cluster (see Special Stitches) in first shell, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 7, sl st in same ch last sl st was worked in, ch 5, sl st in same ch last 2 sl sts were worked in, 3 dc cluster in last shell, ch 3, sl st in last st of last shell, ch 3;


C: to work Edging on remaining side of Pineapple (going back toward Center Rose), sc in worked ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 3, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in ch sp of next shell; repeat from * across, ch 3, sc in same ch-7 sp on Rnd 11 that last shell was worked in. Fasten off.




Second Pineapple
Row 12: Skip next ch-7 sp on Rnd 11 of Center Rose, working behind petals, join white with sl st in first ch-7 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp as joining, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-7 sp, ch 3, shell in next ch-7 sp; leaving remaining sp unworked, turn.

Rows 13-32 and Edging: Work the same as for First Pineapple.

Butterfly (make 2)
Note: Wings are worked in Rounds, forming a circle of 8 small individual wings. Finished Wings will be folded in half length wise, to form 2 layers of 4 wings each.

Wings
Rnd 1: With shaded yellow, ch 6, join with sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 3) 8 times, join with sl st in first sc. (8 ch-3 sps made)

Rnd 2: (Sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 1) in first ch-3 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 1) in each remaining ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3.

Rnd 3: Sl st into first ch-2 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in first ch-2 sp, ch 5, skip next ch-1 sp, *(3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in next ch- 2 sp, ch 5, skip next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around, join.

Rnd 4: Sl st across into first ch-2 sp, ch 5 (counts as first tr, ch 1), (tr, ch 1) 8 times in first ch-2 sp, working over ch-5 sp, sc in first ch-1 sp of Rnd 2, ch 1; *(tr, ch 1) 9 times in next ch-2 sp, working over next ch-5 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp on Rnd 2, ch 1; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-5. Fasten off.

Rnd 5: Join shaded purple with sc in first sc, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp and tr, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 8 times, skip next tr and next ch-1 sp, *sc in next sc, ch 3, skip next ch-1 sp and next tr, (sc in next ch sp, ch 3) 8 times, skip next tr and next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (8 wings made)

Body
With shaded purple, (ch 4, 3 dc cluster -see Special Stitches-in fourth ch from hook) 3 times, (ch 9, sl st in 4th ch from hook, sl st in each remaining ch, sl st in top of last 3-dc cluster made) 2 times for antenna. Fasten off.


Leaf Spray (make 2)
Note: For Picot, (ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook)
With shaded green, ch 12, (3 tr, picot-see Note-3 tr, ch 4, sl st) in 6th ch from hook, sl st in next ch, ch 9, (3 tr, picot, 3 tr, ch 4, sl st) in 6th ch from hook, sl st in next 3 chs, ch 7, (3 tr, picot, 3 tr, ch 4, sl st) in 6th ch from hook, sl st in next ch, sl st in each remaining ch of beginning ch-12 for stem. Fasten off.


Finishing
Note: When gluing items, it is helpful to place a drop of fabric glue on the tip of a toothpick; use the toothpick to precisely apply glue to desired spot. 
1: Place all pieces on blocking surface, folding Butterfly Wings in half to form two layers of 4 wings each. Spray all pieces with spray starch, shape and allow to dry.

2: Glue one Body to each set of Butterfly Wings. Allow to dry.

3: Glue Butterflies to doily as shown in photo. Glue Leaf Sprays to Doily as shown. Allow to dry. 


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

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