Crochet Pattern: Longing for Spring Doily

By Erin Burger – 5 Comments
This 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 with cotton lace weight yarns and tiny steel hooks. This doily was done in rounds of three contrasting ‘spring’ or ‘valentine’ colors and a simple dc4tog stitch. This stitch can be considered a puff stitch and is worked just like a dc2tog (what can be called a decrease in some patterns) except worked 4 dc together instead of 2!

Finished Size: Approx. 8″ (20.32 cm) in diameter

Materials:
Fingering Weight Yarn in three colors, approx. 20 yards per color
Crochet Hook G (4.00 mm)

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Gauge: not needed for this pattern

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Crochet Pattern: Longing for Spring Doily

Special Instructions 4 dc bobble stitch: (yo, insert hook into stitch, pull up loop) four times, yo and pull through all loops on hook. For further instruction on how to complete this stitch, check out: Bobble Stitch.
Round 1: With Color A, ch 4, join with sl st in first ch made to form ring, 12 sc into ring: 12 sc

Round 2: ch 2, (bobble in next sc, ch 4, skip next sc) around, join with sl st in top of first bobble, break off Color A: 24 dc, 6 ch-4 spaces

Round 3: Join Color B, ch 1, (sc, 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc, sc) in each ch-4 space around, join with sl st in beginning ch: 12 sc, 24 dc, 6 ch-3 spaces

Round 4: ch 3, [(dc, ch 1) 5 times in next ch-3 space, skipping 2 dc, sl st in next sc, ch 1] around, join with sl st in beginning ch-3, break off Color B: 30 dc

Round 5: Join Color C, ch 1, sc in next ch-3 space, [(2 dc in next ch-1 space, 3 dc in next ch-1 space) 2 times, sc in next sl st] around, join with sl st in beginning ch: 60 dc, 6 sl st

Round 6: ch 1, (sc in next 5 sts, ch 4, sc in next 5 sts, sl st in sc) around, join with sl st in beginning ch, break off Color C: 60 sc, 6 sl st

Round 7: join Color A, bobble in joining space, ch 6, (bobble in ch-4 space, ch 6, skipping 5 sc, bobble in sl st, ch 6)around, join with sl st to top of first bobble : 72 dc, 12 ch-6 spaces

Round 8: [ch 3, (ch 1, dc) 5 times in ch-6 space, ch 1, dc in top of bobble] around, join with sl st in beginning ch, break off Color A: 108 dc, 72 ch-1 spaces

Round 9: join Color B, ch 3, (skip 1 dc, 1 ch-1 space, 3 dc in next ch-1 space, skip next dc and ch-1 space, sc in next ch-1 space) around, join with sl st in beginning ch: 54 dc, 17 sc

Round 10: ch 1, (sc in next st, ch 1) around, join with sl st to beginning ch, break off Color B: 71 sc, 72 ch-1 spaces

Round 11: join Color C, ch 1, [(sc, ch 4, sc) in next sc, sc in next 2 ch-1 spaces] around, join with sl st in beginning ch: 24 ch-1 spaces, 96 sc

Round 12: (bobble in ch-4 space, ch 5) around, join with sl st in top of first bobble: 96 dc, 24 ch-5 spaces

Finish off, weave in all ends. Make it pretty!

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5 Comments

  1. Lauren says:

    Does each bobble count as a double crochet??

  2. SoSaje says:

    That looks cute! I’ll be interested to try it. :-) I’m glad to see all the pattern adaptations AWAY from crochet thread and teensie tiny steel hooks. Those are impossible for me!!

  3. Jasmin says:

    I have the same question as Lauren. But I think she’s counting them as mutliple dc?

  4. Erin says:

    Hi Lauren and Jasmin,

    If you’re referring to the stitch count, each bobble counts as 4dctog, they are the same thing. So the stitch count reflects 4 dc for each bobble.

    Thanks for your questions, if I didn’t help you out, please don’t hesitate to ask for further assistance.

    -Erin

  5. Vicki says:

    Cute doily and nice color choices!!

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