Eleven Point Shell Doily

Eleven Point Shell Doily
Eleven Point Shell Doily - Crochet Pattern

 

 

Free Crochet Patterns - Eleven Point Shell Doily

 

Materials: Here is a two color lacy doily that may be made in cream or white or any other color combination you might prefer. With number 20 thread and a number 9 hook, a doily about 18 inches across will result. If number 30 thread and a number 13 hook are used, the doily will be only about half as large.

Abbreviations: Ch (chain); st (stitch); dc (double crochet); rnd (round); sp (space); sl st (slip stitch); sc (single crochet).

Pattern: Begin with a ch of 10, sl st into a ring, ch 3 and work 22 dc into ring; sl st to top of ch-3.

Rnd 2: Ch 4, dc between dc of previous rnd, (ch 1, dc) repeated around. Counting the beginning ch as a dc, there should be 22 dc around. sl st to beginning.

Rnd 3: Ch 5, dc in next sp, (ch 2, dc in next sp) around and sl st to beginning.

Rnd 4: Sl st into next sp, ch 3 to begin rnd and to count as first dc; work 3 dc to each sp, separating the groups with 1 ch and 3 ch alternating (this makes a shell), and sl st to beginning.

Rnd 5: Sl st to ch-1 between shells and work into it a complete shell-ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc;* ch 3, sc in next sp, ch 3, shell; repeat from * around and sl St last ch-3 to beginning; always sl st to center of shell to begin next rnd.

Rnd 6: Shell over shell, ch 5, sc over Sc, repeated around.

Rnd 7: Same as before, but make the chains 9 sts long and work 3 sc over ends of ch and sc of previous rnd.

Rnd 8: Same, but ch is 11 sts long, 3 sc over 3 sc. Repeat this rnd once.

Continue, working 5 rnds in color; the first rnd will have connecting chains of 30 sts, then 15 ch and sc as before.

Make another group of 5 rnds in white, increasing the connecting chains in last two rnds to 16 and 17. In the last rnd, make picots of ch-4, sl st at all shell tips and in the sc groups.

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