Circle of Crosses Doily

Circle of Crosses Doily
Circle of Crosses Doily

Tatting Patterns - Circle of Crosses Doily

To make a doily measuring approximately 10 inches in diameter you will need a ball of number 30 crochet cotton in white or color of your choice and a tatting shuttle.

Abbreviations: r (ring) ds (double stitch) p (picot) cl r (close ring) rw (reverse work) sep (separated) rnd (round) ch (chain)

Center: Make a large r of 2 ds, 9 p sep by 4 ds, cl r. Tie and cut threads.

Rnd 1: R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join to p on center r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r. Tie ball thread to shuttle thread, * ch 6 ds, 2 p sep by 4 ds, 6 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, join to last p of last r, 4 ds, join to next p of center r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Repeat from * 7 times being sure to join last p of last r to first p of first r, end with ch 6 ds, 2 p sep by 4 ds, 6 ds, join at base of first r. Tie and cut threads.

First Cross: You are now ready to start making the crosses which form the outer circle of doily. The ball and shuttle threads are used throughout each cross.

Small r of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 4 ds, join to p at the right of last ch of rnd 1, 4 ds, 2 sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join to p of small r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw. (Ch 4 ds, 3 p sep by 2 ds, 4 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, join to last p of last r, 4 ds, 2 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl r, rw) 6 times. Ch 4 ds, p, 4 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, join ti kast p of last r, 4 ds, 2 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl r. Another r of 4 ds, join to last p of lst r, 4 ds, 2 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 4 ds, join yo p of last ch, 4 ds, rw. Ch 4 ds, 3 p sep by 2 ds, 4 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, join in last p of last r, 4 ds, 2 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 4 ds, 3 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, rw. Small r of 4 ds, join in second (middle) p of last r, 4 ds, cl r, r. R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join in same p where small r is joined, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 4 ds, 3 p sep by 2 ds, 4 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, join to last p of last r, 4 ds, join to free p of opposite r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 4 ds, p, 4 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, join to last p of last r, 4 ds, join to free p of opposite r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r.

This completes arm of cross. Another r of 4 ds, join to last p of last r, 2 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 4 ds, join to p of last ch, 4 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, join in p of last r, 2 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 4 ds, 3 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, rw. Small r of 4 ds, join in second (middle) p of last r, 4 ds, cl r.

This completes one half of cross, work the second half of cross to correspond except to join the center p of each on second half to corresponding p on first half. After completing the last r of second half which is joined to p of first small r, rw. Ch 4 ds, 2 p sep by 4 ds, 4 ds, join to free p of same ch where first joining of cross was made. Tie and cut threads.

Second Cross: Small r of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw. With ball and shuttle threads, ch 4 ds, join in first free p of next ch in rnd 1, ch 4 ds, join in first free (center) p of last ch on first cross, 4 ds, join in next p of same ch on first cross, 4 ds, rw. R of 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join in p of small r, 4 ds, p, 4 ds, cl r, rw. Ch 4 ds, p, 2 ds, join in corresponding p of next ch on first cross, 2 ds, p, 4 ds, rw. Now work in same manner as for first half of first cross until you have made the third r of arm, then rw, ch 4 ds, p, 4 ds, join in corresponding center p of ch on arm of first cross, ch 4 ds, join in next p of same ch, 4 ds, rw.

Complete remaining portion of second cross in same manner as for first cross. Tie and cut threads.

Make and join 7 more crosses in same manner. Be sure to join last half of last cross to p on first half of first cross in same manner as the preceding crosses have been joined.

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