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Friday, December 05, 2014

Country Christmas Doily: A Free Crochet Pattern For You

Instead of having my Friday contest, I am giving everyone a pattern today! 
"County Christmas Doily" is my updated version of a classic doily pattern. The cheerful colors  remind me of gingham fabric and Christmas at my Grandmama's house when I was a little girl.  I hope you will enjoy it!

Size: About 16” 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 Cotton Crochet Thread:
  200 yards Red  
  100 yards Cream
  25 yards Green
  Small amount  Yellow
Heavy Spray Starch
Size 7 (1.65mm) Steel Crochet Hook

Special Stitch:
For Picot, (sc, ch 4, sc) in st or ch sp indicated

Special Abbreviation: 
PR stands for Previous Round


Doily
Rnd 1: With yellow, ch 5, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 1, 8 sc in ring, join with sl st in first sc. (8 sc made)

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 3, (sc in next sc, ch 3) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (8 sc, 8 ch-3 sps made)

Rnd 3: Join red with sc first ch-3 sp,   (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in same sp as joining, (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc)  in each ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in first sc. (8 petals made)

Rnd 4: 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 5: Sl st into first ch-4 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 4 dc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-4 sp and in each ch-4 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 6: 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 7: Sl st into first ch-5 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 6 dc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-5 sp and in each ch-5 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 8: Working behind petals, ch 6, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 6) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-6.

Rnd 9: Sl st into first ch-6 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 8 dc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-6 sp and in each ch-6 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 10: 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.

Rnd 11: Sl st into first ch-7 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 10 dc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-7 sp and in each ch-7 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 12: Working behind petals, ch 8, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 8) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-8.

Rnd 13: Sl st into first ch-8 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 12 dc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-8 sp and in each ch-8 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 14: Working behind petals, ch 9, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 9) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-9.

Rnd 15: Sl st into first ch-9 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 14 dc, ch 1, sc) in first ch-9 sp and in each ch-9 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 16: Working behind petals, ch 10, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 10) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-10.

Rnd 17: Sl st into first ch-10 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, 10 tr, 3 dc,  ch 1, sc) in first ch-10 sp and in each ch-10 sp around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 18- Leaves:
For First group of Leaves, work steps A- C:
A: Working behind petals, join green with sc between first and 2nd petals, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each of next 2 chs, dc in each of last 6 chs, (first Leaf made)
B: sc in same place as joining sc, ch 12, sc in second ch from hook, hdc in each of next 2 chs, dc in each of last 8 chs, (second Leaf made)
C: sc in same place as joining sc, ch 10, sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in each of next 2 chs, dc in each of last 6 chs, sc in same place as joining. (third Leaf made) Fasten off.
For Second group of Leaves, join green with sc between 3rd  and 4th  petals, repeat Steps A-C.
For Third group of Leaves, join green with sc between 5th and 6th petals, repeat Steps A-C.
For Fourth group of Leaves, join green with sc between 7th and 8th petals, repeat Steps A-C.

Rnd 19: Join cream with sc in tip of center Leaf on first group of Leaves, ch 6, sc in tip of next Leaf, ch 6, dc in 3rd tr of next petal, ch 6, skip next 4 tr, dc in next tr, ch 6, dc in 3rd tr of next petal, ch 6, skip next 4 tr, dc in next tr, ch 6, *(sc in tip of next Leaf, ch 6) 3 times,  dc in 3rd tr of next petal, ch 6, skip next 4 tr, dc in next tr, ch 6, dc in 3rd tr of next petal, ch 6, skip next 4 tr, dc in next tr, ch 6; repeat from * 2 more times, sc in tip of next Leaf, ch 6, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 20: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 5 sc in each ch-6 sp with sc in each dc and in each sc around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 21: (Ch 10, dc) in first st, ch 1, skip next sc, (dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc) 20 times, *(dc, ch 7, dc) in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc, (dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc) 20 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 3rd  ch of ch-10. Fasten off.

Rnd 22: Join red with sl st in first ch sp, ch 5 (counts as first tr and ch-1), (tr, ch 1) 7 times in same sp as joining, skip next ch-1 sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp) 10 times, *(tr, ch 1) 8 times in next ch-7 sp, skip next ch-1 sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp) 10 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-5. Fasten off.

Notes: In each of Rnds 23-31, the first 4 chs of the ch at the beginning of the round will count as the first tr.
At the end of each round, you will join with a sl st in the 4th ch of the starting chain and fasten off; you will also join in this same ch to start the following round.

Rnd 23: Join cream with sl st in 4th ch of ch-5 on pr (previous rnd; see Special Abbreviation), (ch 5, tr, ch 1) in same ch  as joining, (tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1) in each of next 7 tr, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1,  skip next 3 dc)  9 times, *(tr, ch 1, tr, ch 1) in each of next 8 tr, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 9 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-5. Fasten off.

Rnd 24: Join red with sl st in 4th ch of ch-5 on pr, ch 6 (counts as first tr and ch-2), tr in next tr, (ch 2, tr in next tr) 14 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 8 times, *tr in next tr, (ch 2, tr in next tr) 15 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 8 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-6. Fasten off.

Rnd 25: Join cream with sl st in 4th ch of ch-6 on pr, ch 7 (counts as first tr and ch-3), tr in next tr, (ch 3, tr in next tr) 14 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 7 times, *tr in next tr, (ch 3, tr in next tr) 15 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 7 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-7. Fasten off.

Rnd 26: Join red with sl st in 4th ch of ch-7 on pr, ch 8 (counts as first tr and ch-4), tr in next tr, (ch 4, tr in next tr) 14 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 6 times, *tr in next tr, (ch 4, tr in next tr) 15 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 6 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-8. Fasten off.

Rnd 27: Join cream with sl st in 4th ch of ch-8 on pr, ch 9 (counts as first tr and ch-5), tr in next tr, (ch 5, tr in next tr) 14 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 5 times, *tr in next tr, (ch 5, tr in next tr) 15 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 5 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-9. Fasten off.

Rnd 28: Join red with sl st in 4th ch of ch-9 on pr, ch 10 (counts as first tr and ch-6), tr in next tr, (ch 6, tr in next tr) 14 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 4 times, *tr in next tr, (ch 6, tr in next tr) 15 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 4 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-10. Fasten off.

Rnd 29: Join cream with sl st in 4th ch of ch-10 on pr, ch 11 (counts as first tr and ch-7), tr in next tr, (ch 7, tr in next tr) 14 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 3 times, *tr in next tr, (ch 7, tr in next tr) 15 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 3 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-11. Fasten off.

Rnd 30: Join red with sl st in 4th ch of ch-11 on pr, ch 12 (counts as first tr and ch-8), tr in next tr, (ch 8, tr in next tr) 14 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 2 times, *tr in next tr, (ch 8, tr in next tr) 15 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc) 2 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-12. Fasten off.

Rnd 31: Join cream with sl st in 4th ch of ch-12 on pr, ch 13 (counts as first tr and ch-9), tr in next tr, (ch 9, tr in next tr) 14 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc,  *tr in next tr, (ch 9, tr in next tr) 15 times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, skip next 3 dc,  3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next 3 dc, skip next ch-1 sp; repeat from * around, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-6. Fasten off.


Rnd 32: Join red with sc in center dc of any 3-dc group, ch 4, sc in next tr, ch 4, picot (see Special Stitches)  in next ch-9 sp, ch 4, (picot in next tr, ch 4, picot in next ch-9 sp, ch 4) 14 times, sc in next tr, ch 4, *sc in center dc of next 3-dc group, ch 4, sc in next tr, ch 4, picot in next ch-9 sp, ch 4, (picot in next tr, ch 4, picot in next ch-9 sp, ch 4) 14 times, sc in next tr, ch 4; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Special thanks go to Jolene Ortiz and  Jewel Fernly for testing this pattern. Sorry about all those ends, Jolene! 
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 This pattern is  a variation on a vintage pattern that is now in the public domain. This pattern and photographs copyright BellaCrochet 2014. All rights reserved. Please do not distribute or post this pattern on any website, group or page; please share the Link to this page only. 

24 comments:

Dianna said...

Absolutely Beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Oh this is awesome. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. I can't wait to make it. :)

Dun R. said...

That is Stunning! Thank you!

Lee Ann said...

Beautiful!!! Thank you very much!!!!

Ruby Rose said...

Thank you for sharing, This is beautiful and I can't wait to get started on this pattern.

mitzi said...

Wow...words fail. Your doily is a work of art. Thanks so much for sharing the pattern with us.

Andrea said...

So beautiful. Thanks for sharing. I'm going to give this a go but in my 'Christmas' colors - blue and silver.

Anonymous said...

Thank you, this is so beautiful!!

blondie said...

Oh, I just adore this! Definitely on my projects list. Thanks for the pattern!!

Kelly Burnard said...

So pretty... My momwould love this. Hmmmm less than 2 weeks, I think I can, I think I can

Miva said...

HI BELLA
MERRY CHRISTMAS
THANKS FOR THE PATTERN.
I DID THIS DOILY,
HUGS
MIVA

Faith said...

This is lovely. I've been looking for just the "right" Christmas doily, and this is it. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

Patricia Lewis said...

Once again you have made a beautiful doily to share :)) thank you for sharing :))

Lenna Brown said...

Thank you so much for the pattern I love to crochet these type of doilies.

Allen said...

I am so pleased with this pattern. I used Red Heart crochet thread, size 10 thread. I used burgundy art.144 in place of the red and a mauve in place of the cream. The green I used was a paler yellow green. This was a beautiful color combination with a Victorian style to be used year round. Thank you for sharing this pattern.


mollyb said...

hello i love this doily can you tell me how to print it out. thanks so much

Ann White said...

You can highlight the pattern and copy and paste to Notepad or in a Word Document, Mollyb, and then print it from that. I believe you should also be able to right click on the pattern, and print it.

Rachelle Rice said...

Beautiful pattern! Thank you for sharing this! I started on it last night and I'm loving how beautiful it is turning out, not to mention that your directions are very easy to follow. Again, thank you and God bless you!

Natureluvr57 said...

This is absolutely stunning! I will have to gather up my thread and start it this weekend. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Toniastitches said...

Only 1 word.....................
...........................

STUNNING!

TY!
Poppy in Georgia

Nan Josephson said...

This is the most beautiful doily I have ever seen. Words are not adequate to express how much I love this. Thank you so much for the pattern and for designing this lovely piece. WOW!

Maureen McNeil said...

Your patterns are gorgeous! I plan to use several as gifts. Thank you!!

Anita Trotty said...

Thankyou. I love this doilie..and the pattern is well written. I can't wait to make one in different colors for her birthday and the red and white for myself for Christmas.

Chris said...

Your work is breathtaking! I love Thread Crochet. I have made an Queen Size Italian lace bedspread for my mother in law a few years ago. It was very close she said ti the one her mother made when she came to America. Alas it was lost I was able to track down a pattern that was similiar & she was so happy for the last few months of life. It brought joy to my heart to see how much she loves that bedspread! Thank you for this beautiful pattern. I will be making it in her honor for this Holiday Season! <3