Crochet Shell Doily

A free crochet shell doily pattern – Doily’s are always very popular, they are quick and easy designs to crochet while watching TV etc. great for your tables and tops around the home.crochet shell doily

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Crochet Shell Doily UK

Pattern Number CNC115

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Abbreviations UK
RS.      Right Side

ch.      Chain
dc.      Double Crochet
tr.       Treble Crochet
rpt.     Repeat
ss.       Slip Stitch

vst.        (1tr, 1ch, 1tr) into same space or stitch.
Shell.     (2tr, 1ch, 2tr) into same space or stitch.

Base of ch. Work into first stitch

3ch counts as first tr
4ch counts as first tr and 1ch

Approx Finished Size:   12.5 Inches Diameter

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn I have used:-
45 grams of Stylecraft Special DK

5.00mm Clover Crochet Hook

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Made in rounds without turning throughout.

Make 7ch, ss to first ch to form a ring, work 3ch, (RS) 15tr into ring, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of round. (15tr + 3ch)

2nd Round – 3ch, 1tr into base of 3ch, 2tr into each tr to end, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of round. (31tr + 3ch)

3rd Round – ss into space between 3ch and first tr, make 4ch, 1tr into same space, * miss 2tr, vst (see abbrev) into space between next 2tr, * rpt from * to * to last tr, miss tr, ss to 3rd of 4ch on the beginning of the round. (16 vst)

4th Round – ss to 1ch space on first vst, make 4ch, 1tr into same space, work vst into each vst to end, ss to 3rd of 4ch on beginning of round.

5th Round – ss to 1ch space on first vst, work (3ch, 1tr, 1ch, 2tr) into same 1ch space, * miss 2tr, work 1 shell (see abbrev) into 1ch space on next vst, * rpt from * to * to end, ss to top of 3ch on the beginning of the round. (16 shells)

6th Round – ss to 1ch space on first shell, work (3ch, 1tr, 1ch, 2tr) into same space, * make 1ch, 1 shell into next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, make 1ch, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of round.

7th Round – ss to 1ch space on first shell, work (3ch, 1tr, 1ch, 2tr) into same space, * make 1ch, work 1tr into 1ch space between next 2 shell groups, make 1ch, work 1 shell into next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, make 1ch, work 1tr into 1ch space between next 2 shell groups, make 1ch, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of round.

8th Round – ss to 1ch space on first shell, work (3ch, 1tr, 1ch, 2tr) into same space, * make 1ch, miss 2tr, vst into next tr, make 1ch, work 1 shell into next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, make 1ch, miss 2tr, vst into next tr, make 1ch, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of round.

9th Round – ss to 1ch space on first shell, work (3ch, 1tr, 1ch, 2tr) into same space, * make 1ch, work vst into next vst, make 1ch, work 1 shell into next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, make 1ch, work vst into next vst, make 1ch, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of round.

10th Round – ss to 1ch space on first shell, work (3ch, 1tr, 1ch, 2tr) into same space, * make 1ch, work 1 shell into next vst, make 1ch, work 1 shell into next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, make 1ch, work 1 shell into next vst, make 1ch, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of round.

11th Round – ss to 1ch space on first shell, work (3ch, 1tr, 1ch, 2tr) into same space, * make 1ch, work 1 shell into next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, make 1ch, ss to top of 3ch on beginning of round.

12th Round – ss to 1ch space on first shell, work (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into same space, * ss into 1ch space between next 2 shells, (2dc, 2ch, 2dc) into 1ch space on next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, ss into 1ch space between last 2 shells, ss to first dc on beginning of round. Fasten off.

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

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I have more lovely free crochet doily patterns:-
Small DoilySquare DoilySquare Lace Doily
Cotton Lace DoilyElegant Cotton Doily – Granny Doily
hope you enjoy all the designs, happy crocheting!
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crochet shell doily

Crochet Shell Doily USA

Pattern Number CNC115

Abbreviations USA
RS.    Right Side

ch.    Chain
sc.     Single Crochet
dc.     Double Crochet
rpt.    Repeat
sl st.  Slip Stitch

vst.            (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in same space or stitch.
Shell.         (2dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space or stitch.

Base of ch. Work in first stitch

ch3 counts as first dc
ch4 counts as first dc and ch1

Approx Finished Size:   12.5 Inches Diameter

Materials
For great results it is always best to use the recommended yarn
I have used:-
45 grams of Stylecraft Special DK

OR an equivalent yarn would be:-
1.58oz of Worsted Weight #3

5.00mm Clover Crochet Hook

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Made in rounds without turning throughout.

ch7, sl st to first ch to form a ring, ch3, (RS) 15dc in ring, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round. (15dc + ch3)

2nd Round – ch3, 1dc in base of ch3, 2dc in each dc to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round. (31dc + ch3)

3rd Round – sl st in space between ch3 and first dc, ch4, 1dc in same space, * skip 2dc, vst (see abbrev) in space between next 2dc, * rpt from * to * to last dc, skip dc, sl st to 3rd of ch4 on beginning of round. (16 vst)

4th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first vst, ch4, 1dc in same space, work vst in each vst to end, sl st to 3rd of ch4 on beginning of round.

5th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first vst, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same ch1 space, * skip 2dc, work 1 shell (see abbrev) in ch1 space on next vst, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round. (16 shells)

6th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first shell, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space, * ch1, 1 shell in next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round.

7th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first shell, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space, * ch1, work 1dc in ch1 space between next 2 shell groups, ch1, work 1 shell in next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, work 1dc in ch1 space between next 2 shell groups, ch1, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round.

8th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first shell, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space, * ch1, skip 2dc, vst in next dc, ch1, work 1 shell in next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, skip 2dc, vst in next dc, ch1, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round.

9th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first shell, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space, * ch1, work vst in next vst, ch1, work 1 shell in next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, work vst in next vst, ch1, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round.

10th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first shell, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space, * ch1, work 1 shell in next vst, ch1, work 1 shell in next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, work 1 shell in next vst, ch1, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round.

11th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first shell, (ch3, 1dc, ch1, 2dc) in same space, * ch1, work 1 shell in next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, ch1, sl st to top of ch3 on beginning of round.

12th Round – sl st to ch1 space on first shell, work (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in same space, * sl st in ch1 space between next 2 shells, (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in ch1 space on next shell, * rpt from * to * to end, sl st in ch1 space between last 2 shells, sl st to first sc on beginning of round. Fasten off.

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

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4 thoughts on “Crochet Shell Doily

  1. Hansa

    Your patterns are very pretty n easy. I have tried some of them after learning crochet. Thank u 4 the same. Do continue yr free patterns as they r useful.
    Thank u once again
    Hansa

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