Crochet Pattern: Pinwheel Doily

By Erin Burger – 16 Comments
This a great doily pattern for anyone who would like to crochet a doily for the first time. If you have experience crocheting in the round, this doily will be a breeze to crochet! The Pinwheel Doily is a more solid doily compared to traditional lacy doilies. The pattern uses sock or fingering yarn to update the idea of an old fashioned doily made with cotton lace weight yarns and tiny steel hooks.

Skill Level: crochet skill level easy

Finished Size: 10” (25.5 cm) in diameter

Materials:
Fingering Weight Yarn (approximately 135 yards)
Crochet Hook E (3.50 mm)
crochet yarn size 1

Gauge: Not too important for this pattern.

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

Crochet Pattern: Pinwheel Doily
Round 1: ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring, 16 sc into ring, join with sl st into beginning sc: 16 sc
Note: Do not join until otherwise noted in pattern, use stitch markers at beginning/end of rounds to keep track of rounds.
Round 2: sc in same st as join, (ch 4, skip next sc, sc in next sc) around ending with ch 4: 8 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 3: (sc in next sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 24 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 4: (skip next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 32 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 5: (skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 40 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 6: (skip next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 48 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 7: (skip next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 56 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 8: (skip next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 64 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 9: (skip next sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 72 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 10: (skip next sc, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 80 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 11: (skip next sc, sc in next 9 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 88 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 12: (skip next sc, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 96 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 13: (skip next sc, sc in next 11 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 104 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 14: (skip next sc, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 112 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 15: (skip next sc, sc in next 13 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 120 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 16: (skip next sc, sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 128 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 17: (skip next sc, sc in next 15 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 136 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 18: (skip next sc, sc in next 16 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 144 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 19: (skip next sc, sc in next 17 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 152 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 20: (skip next sc, sc in next 18 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 160 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 21: (skip next sc, sc in next 19 sc, 2 sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4) around: 168 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 22: (skip next sc, sc in next 20 sc, 2 sc in ch-4 next space, ch 4) around: 176 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 23: (skip next sc, sc in next 21 sc, 2 sc in ch-4 next space, ch 4) around: 184 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 24: (4 sc in next ch-4 space, sc in next sc, ch 4, skip next sc, sc in next 20 sc) around ending with sc in last 20 sc: 200 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 25: (2 sc in each of next 2 sc, sc in next 2 sc, ch 4, skip next sc, sc in next 20 sc) around: 208 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Round 26: (sc in next 25 sc, 4 sc in next ch-4 space) around: 232 sc, 8 ch-4 spaces
Finish off.

Have any questions or comments on this pattern? Please comment away below!

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16 Comments

  1. Olivia says:

    That looks neat! Maybe I’ll try it sometime.

  2. Squirrely Girly says:

    This is really pretty, but the gray doesn’t really match. Maybe yellow? :)

  3. Erin says:

    I was thinking of making it smaller and in cotton for a dishcloth.

  4. Joli says:

    I was going great until I reached the end of round 23 and started round 24.

    Can you check the instructions and confirm that round 23 ends with a ch4? Is there any join at this point? Following the instructions for the start of round 24, I then did 4 sc in the same ch-4 that I had just done 2 sc in before the ch4 ending round 23. This left a funny loop sticking up. I kept going, and followed the rest of round 24, and the ch4 spaces are now shifted over. I tried doing round 25, but it didn’t look like the picture.
    Any help on the transition from round 23 to round 24 and the last two rounds would be greatly appreciated so I can finish the doily.
    Thanks

  5. nommyzmommy says:

    My warped little mind thinks, “Hmmmmmm…wonder if I could adapt this for the crown of a hat?” =^..^=

  6. Grace says:

    @ nommyzmommy

    I think that is an awesome idea! Do it and show us the pictures! In fact, I think I shall attempt it for my next hat as well. I shall start that after I finish this one. =D

  7. Grace says:

    Actually… scratch that. I do not have any super fine yarn anymore. *sigh* I’ll have to wait until I start my new job.

  8. Lyvvie says:

    I’m looking for a crochet version of the knitted pinwheel baby blanket and this is just what I needed. Hopefully I can keep working this in rounds until it’s about 3feet wide. I’ll let you know if I give it a try.

  9. Jo Annie says:

    Hi, Love this doily, Which roes do I need to repeat in order to make it as large as i want to?

  10. Stacie says:

    Hello,

    At rounds 3-23, where is says “skip in next __sc”, where do you start the next sc? I did chain 4 and a little confused as to where to put the next stitch. Is it on the loop?

    For instance, at round 5, “skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc”. Since I am skipping one stitch, shouldn’t the next sc be right before the loop? And for sc in next 3 sc, are these on the loop?

    My question is, I am a little confused on the positioning; where are you supposed to be when you “skip next sc” and when you “sc in next __ sc”.

    Do you have a tutorial on doing a similar pattern or this stitch? Seeing how it’s done helps too. I hope my explanation was not confusing.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Stacie, since the doily is worked in the round the “next sc” refers to the sc that is at the beginning of the round. For example, on round 3 you can read “sc in next sc” as “sc in first sc” if it is the first time you doing it, since the first sc on the round is the next sc.

      • Stacie says:

        OK, thanks. I don’t know what I did wrong, but I decided to start over. I love this doily and I am determined to make it!

  11. Karen says:

    I have the same question as Joli had on June 11, 2011. Could you explain the transition from round 23 to 24? Thanks.

    • Rachel says:

      Hi Karen, this is Erin’s pattern, so I’m going to take a wild guess and say the “4 sc in next ch-4 space” should be at the end of the repeat? Try doing it that way and let me know if it works its self out. I haven’t had the chance to work this doily up myself yet, sorry!

  12. Karen says:

    It still didn’t work out, so I just went on to the last row and did a sc in each sc and 4 sc in the ch-spaces and it turned out beautiful. I made it with #10 crochet cotton and am working on a second one.

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