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Beginner Friendly Crochet Doily

Beginner Friendly Crochet Doily – Nice easy pattern for those of you who are just starting to learn to make crochet doilies. A lovely home decor piece with a lacy edge, doilies can also be used as table mats or as gifts.

beginner friendly crochet doily

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The assumption that all doilies are made using cotton thread are slowly becoming a thing of the past, they are now being made in thicker yarns too and you can still have pleasure in making many elegant crochet doilies.

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This free crochet doily pattern is made in light worsted #3 or for the UK double knitting yarn.

Small doilies or large ones can be made for your window sills or your dressing tables.

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Beginner Friendly Crochet Doily UK

Pattern Number CNC411

Skill Level: Easy

Abbreviations UK
RS.     Right Side
ch.      Chain
dc.      Double Crochet
tr.       Treble Crochet
rpt.     Repeat

ss.      Slip Stitch
Inc.    Increase

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr

Approximate Finished Size:    8.5 Inch Diameter

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

Small amounts of King Cole Cottonsoft DK in each of the colours 1, 2 & 3

4.50mm crochet hook

TENSION – 6tr & 2.5 rows measures approx 1 inch

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UK INSTRUCTIONS:

Made in rounds without turning throughout.

With 4.50mm hook and colour 1, make 5ch, ss to first ch to form a ring, 1ch, work 14dc into ring, ss to first dc on the beginning of row. (14dc)

Row 2 – 3ch, (Inc) 1tr into stitch at base of 3ch, 2tr into each dc to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (27tr + 3ch)  Fasten off.

Row 3 – Join in colour 2, work 1dc into each tr to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. (28dc)

Row 4 – (Inc) 3ch, 1tr into stitch at base of 3ch, 1tr into next dc, * 2tr into next dc, 1tr into next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (41tr + 3ch)  Fasten off.

Row 5 – Join in colour 3, work 1dc into each tr to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. (42dc)

Row 6 – (Inc) 3ch, 1tr into stitch at base of 1ch, 1tr into next dc, * 2tr into next dc, 1tr into next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (62tr + 3ch)  Fasten off.

Row 7 – Join in colour 1, work 1dc into each tr to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. (63dc)

Row 8 – (Inc) 3ch, 1tr into stitch at base of 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2dc, * 2tr into next dc, 1tr into each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (83tr + 3ch)  Fasten off.

Row 9 – Join in colour 2, work 1dc into each tr to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. (84dc)

Row 10 – (Inc) 3ch, 1tr into stitch at base of 3ch, 1tr into each of next 2dc, * 2tr into next dc, 1tr into each of next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (111tr + 3ch)  Fasten off.

Row 11 – Join in colour 3, work 1dc into each tr to end, ss to first dc on beginning of row. (112dc)

Row 12 – (Inc) 3ch, 1tr into stitch at base of 3ch, 1tr into each of next 3dc, * 2tr into next dc, 1tr into each of next 3dc, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of row. (139tr + 3ch)  Fasten off.

Row 13 – ss colour 1 to top of 3ch on previous row, * make 3ch, miss 1tr, ss into next tr, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to base of first 3ch. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn.

USA format below:-

I have lots more for you to see and crochet, like the star doily, oval peaks mat & quick doily

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Beginner Friendly Crochet Doily USA

Pattern Number CNC411

Skill Level: Easy

Abbreviations USA
RS.       Right Side
ch.        Chain
sc.        Single Crochet
dc.        Double Crochet
rpt.       Repeat

sl st.     Slip Stitch
Inc.      Increase

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc

Approximate Finished Size:    8.5 Inch Diameter

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn, I have used approximately:-

Small amounts of King Cole Cottonsoft DK in each of the colors 1, 2 & 3

An equivalent yarn would be a light worsted #3 Cotton

4.50mm crochet hook

GAUGE – 6dc & 2.5 rows measures approx 1 inch

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USA INSTRUCTIONS:

Made in rounds without turning throughout.

With 4.50mm hook and color 1, ch5, sl st to first ch to form a ring, ch1, work 14sc in ring, sl st to first sc on the beginning of row. (14sc)

Row 2 – ch3, (Inc) 1dc in stitch at base of ch3, 2dc in each sc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (27dc + ch3)  Fasten off.

Row 3 – Join in color 2, work 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. (28sc)

Row 4 – (Inc) ch3, 1dc in stitch at base of ch3, 1dc in next sc, * 2dc in next sc, 1dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (41dc + ch3)  Fasten off.

Row 5 – Join in color 3, work 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. (42sc)

Row 6 – (Inc) ch3, 1dc in stitch at base of ch1, 1dc in next sc, * 2dc in next sc, 1dc in next sc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (62dc + ch3)  Fasten off.

Row 7 – Join in color 1, work 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. (63sc)

Row 8 – (Inc) ch3, 1dc in stitch at base of ch3, 1dc in each of next 2sc, * 2dc in next sc, 1dc in each of next 2sc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (83dc + ch3)  Fasten off.

Row 9 – Join in color 2, work 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. (84sc)

Row 10 – (Inc) ch3, 1dc in stitch at base of ch3, 1dc in each of next 2sc, * 2dc in next sc, 1dc in each of next 2sc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (111dc + ch3)  Fasten off.

Row 11 – Join in color 3, work 1sc in each dc to end, sl st to first sc on beginning of row. (112sc)

Row 12 – (Inc) ch3, 1dc in stitch at base of ch3, 1dc in each of next 3sc, * 2dc in next sc, 1dc in each of next 3sc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of row. (139dc + ch3)  Fasten off.

Row 13 – sl st color 1 to top of ch3 on previous row, * ch3, skip 1dc, sl st in next dc, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to base of first ch3. Fasten off.

Finishing – Weave in and trim off any loose ends of yarn.

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