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Monday, April 27, 2015

Pretty Pinwheel Doily: A Free Crochet Pattern for You

Today I have  a fun little pattern for you. The Pretty Pinwheel Doily is small and works up quickly, but the pinwheel gives it an unusual and whimsical style all its own. I think it is a great design for experimenting  with different color combinations. I hope you will enjoy it!
Pretty Pinwheel Doily

By Elizabeth Ann White
For BellaCrochet

Size: About 8 ½” 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

Special Stitches:
For 2 tr cluster:  (yo 2 times, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, work off 2 lps, yo, work off next 2 lps) 2 times, yo, pull through  all 3 lps on hook

For 3 tr cluster:  (yo 2 times, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, work off 2 lps, yo, work off next 2 lps) 3 times, yo, pull through  all 4 lps on hook

Materials:
Size 10 Cotton Thread:
  150  yards Color A
  100 yards Color B
Heavy spray starch
Size 7 (1.65mm) Steel hook

Doily
Rnd 1: With color A, ch 8, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3, 23 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (First ch-3 counts as first dc; 24 dc made)

Rnd 2: Join color B with sc in first st, sc in each dc around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sts, ch 20, (sc in each of next 2 sc, ch 20) around, join.

Rnd 4: Sl st in second sc, (sl st, ch 3, 11 dc, ch 2, 12 dc) in first ch-20 sp, (12 dc, ch 2, 12 dc) in each remaining 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 (dc, ch 2, dc) in each ch-2 sp, join. Fasten off.

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

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 7.  Make sure that you twist each point in the same direction!
Twist each point as shown in photo when working Rnd 7

Rnd 7: Join color A with sl st in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 2 tr cluster—see Special Stitches—ch 5, 3 tr clustersee Special Stitches—ch 5, 3 tr cluster, ch 5) in same sp as joining, (3 tr cluster, ch 5) 3 times in each remaining ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in top of 2 tr cluster. Fasten off.

Rnd 8: Join color B with sc in first ch-5 sp, (2 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in same sp as joining, (3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in each remaining ch-5 sp around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 9: Join color A with sc in first ch-3 sp, ch 10, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5) 2 times, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 10, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5) 2 times; repeat from * 9 more times, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 10, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, join with dc in first sc for joining sp.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in joining sp, *(ch 3, 3 tr cluster) 6 times in next ch-10 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp) 2 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 11: Join color B with sc in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp as joining, (sc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each of next 5 ch-3 sps, sc in each of next 2 ch-3 sps, *(sc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each of next 6 ch-3 sps, sc in each of next 2 ch-3 sps; repeat from * around, join. Fasten off.

Finishing
Place doily on blocking surface. Spray with starch, shape and allow to dry.


Rosina Smith made her doily in yellow and shaded purples; I think it is just stunning! Thank you, Rosina!

Jolene Ortiz created a gorgeous variation on this pattern by not twisting the points before working Rnd 7. I love it when folks get creative with my designs!

Add Pretty Pinwheel Doily to your Ravelry queue: Ravelry

 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 wonderful testers!

If you have enjoyed this design, I hope you will check out all of my other free patterns:
 If you have enjoyed this pattern, I hope you will check out all of my other free patterns:
Copyright BellaCrochet 2015. Please do not redistribute this pattern in any way, or post on any website. You may share the link only. 

22 comments:

Rosina Smith said...

Love the design, and love the way Jolene made hers. Why can't I think outside the box? LOL

Jolene said...

This was a fun little pattern to crochet. I'm going to have to try another one. Love the shaded purple and yellow of Rosina's!

Thanks Ann for all these great patterns!

linda said...

Beautiful doily, thank you for sharing the pattern :)

Madhumathy Somalinga said...

Thx for the lovely pattern!jus a little help with round 9 ...I cannot understand what that 2 times means...can you explain please!

knitster said...

I love doilies, this is gorgeous. Thanks for the pattern.

Mary Spires said...

They are beautiful I would like patterns

Ann White said...

Thank y'all, I am glad you like the pattern!
Madhumathy, it just means to work the instructions inside the ( ) 2 times.

Suslee said...

I can see this with a yellow center and green border. Instant sunflower!

Jennifer said...

Thank you so much for the free pattern.

Cher-Lynn Maynard said...

This came out gorgeous! Would love to share the pic with but I am unsure how. I also left my pinwheels unfolded. I used Fiesta and White.

Elly D said...

Another beautiful design Elizabeth! Thank you for sharing :)

Vicki Sallee said...

I just found this pattern... thank you for sharing it. I have a question on the size of the hook. When I googled the hook size it came up asking me if I meant a " 1.75"... is the size 7 1.65mm correct? And if so where did you find your hook? Thanks for your help

Ann White said...

Vicki, I used a Boye size 7 steel hook, which is 1.65mm.

Melissa said...

I tried this pattern out and it came out lovely... I did it in gold n black.

Melissa said...

How do I send the pic of the finished product?

Ann White said...

I am glad it came out well for you, Melissa! You can send pictures to me at bellacrochet.info@yahoo.com
I can't wait to see it!

Laren Hacker said...

I absolutely LOVE this pattern! I have made 3 of them so far. I'm thinking of modifying it slightly to make smaller, coaster sized pieces to match! Thank you for this wonderful pattern. I'm going to send you pics of the ones I've done so far. Can't wait for you to see! :-)

Feathers in my Nest said...

Thank you for sharing your Beautiful patterns with us...I LOVE them all.
Blessings..Debra

Linda Milligan said...

Almost finished with 4th pinwheel. This one is fall colors to blend with fall mailbox decor. Thanks for the pattern! Will send or post pic.

Zu said...

Thank you for the lovely design, it came out perfectly..

Mel M said...

What a beautiful pattern! I've never crocheted with thread before or used such a small hook. But I couldn't stop looking at the photos and how pretty the doilies turned out so I had to give it a try. I'm still googling "what to do with a doily" because I have no idea what to do with it when I'm finished :-)

Terri - Palm Bay, FL said...

What a beautiful pattern. I love your work and wanted to thank you for sharing your delightful patterns, your talent and your creativity.