Crochet Pattern: Hipster Doily

By Erin Burger – 42 Comments

Doilies aren’t just for grannies anymore!  Adding a pop and punch to your shelves, bookcases and tables is never a bad idea.  Instead of the standard off white cotton thread and tiny hook this pattern puts a twist on the classic doily by using sock yarn (fingering weight) in bright alternative colors instead.
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Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: Approx. 7″ (17.78 cm) in diameter

Materials:
Fingering Weight Yarn (approx. 50 yards)
Crochet Hook D (3.25 mm)

Gauge: Rounds 1-4 in pattern measure 2″ in diameter

Need help understanding the abbreviations and symbols? Check out the crochet abbreviation chart!

Crochet Pattern: Beginner’s Doily

Round 1: ch 8, sl st in first ch made forming a ring: 8 ch

Round 2: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc) 19 dc into ring, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 20 dc

Round 3: ch 3 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1) *dc in next dc, ch 1, repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 20 dc, 20 ch

Round 4: ch 3,  dc in next ch-1 sp *dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 60 dc

Round 5: ch 1, sc in same st as sl st, *skip next 2 dc ([dc, ch 1] 2 times, tr, [ch 1, dc] 2 times) all in next dc (this makes a ‘shell’), skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * around, sl st in beginning ch: 10 shells, 10 sc

Round 6: sl st in next 5 sts, ch 1, sc in next tr, ch 7 *sc in next tr, ch 7, repeat from * around, sl st in first sl st made joining to beginning of round: 10 sc

Round 7: ch 3, 9 dc in next ch-7 sp, * dc in next sc, 9 dc in next ch-7 sp, repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 100 dc

Round 8: ch 3, skip next dc, *hdc in next dc, ch 1, skip next dc, repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 50 hdc and 50 ch 1

Round 9: (sl st, ch 3, dc) in next ch-1 space, *(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp), repeat from * around, sl st in top of beginning ch-3: 125 dc

Round 10: ch 1, sc in same st as sl st, *skip next 2 dc ([dc, ch 1] 2 times, tr, [ch 1, dc] 2 times) all in next dc (this makes a ‘shell’), skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * around, sl st in beginning ch 1: 20 shells, 20 sc

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42 Comments

  1. Angie says:

    Very pretty Rachel! I can’t wait to try them out!

  2. Samantha says:

    I looove making things like this (I’m making “lace” curtains right now) out of sock yarn!

  3. Ooty says:

    Thanks this is lovely =)

  4. Melanie says:

    I have always shied away from making doilies (because my grandmother made them all the time and I always thought they were for old people LOL!) but I love how you put a new, updated spin on things and these look really fun! Love the bright colors and the design. Can’t wait to make one!

  5. Dorothy says:

    Thanks for this pattern Rachel. I made my doily yesterday and posted a pic on my blog
    Cheers, Dorothy (Australia)

  6. Darlene says:

    Where does one find solid color sock yarn? All I ever see is the self-striping colors.

  7. JUDY says:

    they are cute some of the old doileys r coming back. Just the other day a freind of mine was looking at a old book of mine and seen one so i made it added a few different stitches took it to work and now someone else wants one.

  8. Samantha says:

    @Darlene: I usually only find solid color sock yarns at my LYS’s that I frequent, and sometimes the larger yarn companies will carry the solids online only.

  9. Erin says:

    @Darlene: I use knitpicks.com for a lot of the custom orders I get. They have excellent high end yarn for very reasonable prices. And no, they’re not paying me! ;) But they should!

  10. Rachel says:

    That’s so pretty! Thanks so much for this, I’ll be linking.

  11. Teena says:

    Thanks for the pattern, Rachel! I just posted a picture of one I did, with a link to this page!
    <3

  12. Karen Carroll says:

    I really like the patterns you put up. Makes crocheting fun again. Please more jewelry and Halloween patterns. Thank you. Karen Carroll

  13. Jo Annie says:

    I am making this right now, I am using an f hook and
    aunt lydias cotton thread doubled so it’s a bit more sturdy, I really love all the free patterns you post and I always look forward to your weekly emails. You should create a FLICKR group!

  14. Jo Annie says:

    Alright Rachel I have one question on round 3 I end up with 20 DC but in round 4 it says I should have 60 DC how is that possible I’ve done an re-done both of these steps and I never end up with 60 DC? What am I doing wrong? I really want to finish this ASAP, I’m visiting my mom this Saturday and I would love to give her these doilies, please help me!

  15. Erin says:

    Hi Jo Annie,
    In Round 3 you end with 20 dc and 20 ch-1 spaces. If you add one dc in each dc and 2 dc in each ch-1 space you end up with 60 dc.

    If you need anymore help, please comment again!

  16. Jo Annie says:

    Thank you so much Erin I found where I was missing the DC’s and I do have another question, I wa t to make this doily much larger so what rows do
    You or anyone here recommend I repeat in order to make as large as a dinner plate. Should I repeat rows 7-10 until I reach the desired length ?

  17. Jo Annie says:

    I mean reapeat rounds 6-10

  18. Jo Annie says:

    Nevermind I’ve repeated rows 6-10 3 times and I am getting the desired look I wanted, this is going to be a very big doily.

  19. salisha says:

    hi erin i would like 2 know what causes it 2 curl mine curled like a half a ball plz help

  20. Erin says:

    If you’re using the correct hook and yarn it could be you are crocheting too tightly. Loosen up a bit.

    You may also be using the incorrect stitches if you are using UK abbreviations rather than the US ones. Check out the abbreviation chart here: http://www.crochetspot.com/crochet-abbreviations/

    If you still are having problems, please comment again and we’ll try to get to the bottom of this!

    -Erin

  21. salisha says:

    hi erin i have finished this doily it came out great it was my first beginner project thanks

  22. Jo Annie says:

    So I dropped this project because life got in the way and I am trying to finish it. I am still having trouble finding a way of making this doily larger, it is so pretty but my mom insist she wants a larger one.
    Where do I start adding increases, how many stitches do I increase?
    Please anyone help!

  23. Jo Annie says:

    I guess no one can help? Rachel? Anyone? =[

  24. Samantha says:

    Aside from changing to a larger yarn and hook, I don’t know. I am not at the point with crochet yet where I could advise anyone on how to alter a pattern yet. =/ Perhaps you can shoot Rachel or the pattern author an email. I know I saw Rachel’s email (I think) in the charity section of the website.

  25. Erin says:

    Hi Joannie,

    Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. Depending on how much further you want to increase the rounds, you could probably continue to repeat the outer part of the pattern, starting on on Round 6. You’ll obviously have to change it around a bit to match the number of stitches with the pattern, but it should work well.

    Thanks for your interest and your comments.

    -Erin

  26. Jo Annie says:

    I did change to a larger hook and I did try repeating the patter starting at row six but the doily started curling, I tried doing 12 DCs instead of 9 DCs in round 7 but that did not work either.

    I guess I’m stuck with the pattern as is. ={

  27. Erin says:

    Hi Jo Annie.

    I’ll try and work up an extension to the pattern for you. It might be a few days but I’ll give it a try and either post it on this pattern or I can email it to you. I’ll see if Rachel would be ok with me making an addition to the pattern first.

    Thanks

    Erin

  28. […] pattern to a larger sized doily at 10″ in diameter. You can see the original pattern here: Hipster Doily Crochet Pattern. Doilies aren’t just for grannies anymore! Adding a pop and punch to your shelves, bookcases […]

  29. […] doily was designed with a similar idea in mind as The Hipster Doily; using sock or fingering yarn in modern colors to update the idea of an old fashioned doily made […]

  30. […] doily was designed with a similar idea in mind as The Hipster Doily; using sock or fingering yarn in modern colors to update the idea of an old fashioned doily made […]

  31. Kristina says:

    This looks perfect for the superfine yarn that just arrived here. I don’t have a big selection. This is 100% cotton from
    Hungary. But I do prefer the 100% cotton from Germany with a slightly silky, shiny hint. But they don’t have many colors to choose from. Maybe more now as Spring/Summer is coming.

    The pattern reminds me of the large lace rounds that I saw hanging in windows in Switzerland 3 years ago. I regretted not finding out where they were sold. They were probably 10 inches in diameter. Now I see your link for a 10 inch.

    I must try your pattern if I can find the 3.25 mm hook. I haven’t found many yarn/crochet stores here, but will keep asking around.

  32. Kristina says:

    I got started on this instead of the large hipster doily. I searched the web and got the answer for what
    “into ring” means, since I had never done this before. It’s working out very nicely with superfine
    cotton (about 18 WPI) and 3.5mm hook. We just don’t have 3.25 mm hooks here in Amman, Jordan.

    However, on Round 4, after the first ch3, I needed to do 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, in order to have 60 dc at the
    end of Round 4. Is that right, or am I off by one? My previous round was correct.

  33. Dj says:

    Wanted you to know what a difference your free patterns have made in my crochet life. Just seeing the photos that you have posted of the patterns inspires me to do more and give the items I have made as gifts. The practical items are so appreciated. Keep doing what you are doing and know that what you do matters.
    dj

  34. Rahma says:

    Thank you so much for this awesome pattern! this was the first doily i ever made, and the finished project was really something to admire! but for some reason in round 10, i ended up with 22 shells instead of 20? but it doesn’t really matter because my doily still looks great on our living room table! =D

  35. Elizabeth says:

    In round 10 I always end up with 21 shells. Round 9 should end up with 120 dc instead of 125. If you work round 9 as follows, you do end up with the correct number of shells at the end of round 10.

    Round 9: (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in first ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, work 2 dc in each of the next 2 ch-1 sps, [(3 dc in next ch-1 sp, 2 dc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times, 2 dc in each of the next 2 ch-1 sps] 4 times, sl st in top of beg ch-3: 120 dc

  36. sarie says:

    hello…kindy explain how to do the round 5..i really can’t fallow..thanks

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Sarie, here’s a copy of round 5…

      Round 5: ch 1, sc in same st as sl st, *skip next 2 dc ([dc, ch 1] 2 times, tr, [ch 1, dc] 2 times) all in next dc (this makes a ‘shell’), skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, repeat from * around, sl st in beginning ch: 10 shells, 10 sc

      So what you’re going to do is… chain 1. Then sc in same stitch as the sl st from the previous round. Then the repeat where the asterisk is, starts with skip next 2 dc. Then all the stitches in the ( ) are going to be made into the next dc. So the [dc, ch 1] 2 times means to work a dc and a chain 1, which you are going to do 2 times. So it’ll look like, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1. Then you’ll make a tr. Then do the [ch 1, dc] 2 times. Remember, all these stitches in the ( ) are all in the same dc stitch, it’ll create a shell shape. Then you’ll skip the next 2 dc and sc in the next dc. Repeat the instructions from the * all the way around. When you get to the end, sl st in the beginning chain.

  37. Lynn says:

    I wanted to first thank you for such a great looking pattern. Second I was wondering if there were any directions on how to increase the rows to make the doily larger? I have tried following the pattern and then repeating rows 6 – 10, but my doily starts wrinkling. The wrinkling doesn’t look bad, but I would like for it to lay flat. Thank you again for such gorgeous patterns.

  38. janet says:

    H i rachel what does*skip next 2 dc ([dc, ch 1] 2 times, tr, [ch 1, dc] 2 times i’m not sure when it comes to 2 times tr ? do i have to do 2 trebles ?

  39. janet says:

    thankyou for getting back to me but you didn’t say that the tr is a treble or not

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