Spider Web Doily

Elizabeth Hiddleson

Popular Needlework

Volume 1

Tower Press

Bedspread cotton was used in the model shown. About 175 yard, size 9 crochet hook.

Doily measures 13 inches in diameter. For a smaller doily, use size 20 crochet thread.

Rnd 1 - ch 9 join, make 16 sc in ring, sl st in 1st sc.

Rnd 2 - * ch 16, sl st in 9th from hook, ch 7, skip one sc on the center ring, sc in sc, repeat from * around, sl st last ch of rnd to where rnd started, tie off.

Rnd 3 - tie into any one of 8 rings, ch 3 for 1st dc, 6 more dc in same ring, (ch 5, make 7 dc in next r) around, at end sl st in top of 3 ch.

Rnd 4 - ch 4, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 5 times (6 spaces) * ch 3, sc under ch below, ch 3, (dc in dc, ch 1, dc) 6 times, repeat from *, at end sl st last ch of rnd to 3rd of 4 ch - end each rnd this way until otherwise stated.

Rnd 5 - for 1st space, ch 4, dc in next dc (make 6 sps, * ch 5) around.

Rnd 6 - as 5 to *, (ch 6, make 6 sps,) around.

Rnd 7 - make 6 sps, ch 4, sc caught down under two ch lengths below, ch 4, 6 sps, continue.

Rnd 8 - make 6 sps, ch 7 between space groups.

Rnd 9 - 6 sps, ch 8 between groups.

Rnd 10 - 6 sps, between grps make ch 6, sc under two ch lengths below and ch 6.

Rnd 11 - (6 sps, ch 4, sc in next loop, ch 5, sc in next lp, and ch 4)

Rnd 12 - (6 sps, ch 7, sc in 2nd lp below, ch 7).

Rnd 13 - ch 4, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, * ch 8, skip one dc, dc in next dc. (ch 1, skip one stitch, dc in next st) 3 times, (ch 4, sc in lp) twice, ch 4, sk all but 2 of next ch, dc in next st, (ch 1, sk one st, dc) for 3 sps, repeat from * around, at end in making last dc of rnd, take off two threads, thread over hook once, catch in 3rd of 4 ch, work off 2 threads once, then all 3 threads left on hook.

Rnd 14 - as 13 to *, ch 5, make 2 sc in large ch loop, ch 5, sk one dc, dc, (ch 1, sk one st, dc) until 3 sps, ch 5, sc down in center lp below, ch 5, sk 2 sts of next ch, dc, make 3 sps, repeat from * end as 13.

Rnd 15 - as 13 to *, ch 5, sc under next ch, 2 sc in 2, and sc under next ch, ch 5, sk one dc, make 3 sps, ch 6, sk 3 sts of next ch loop, dc, make 3 sps, repeat from *, end as 13.

Rnd 16 - as 13 to *, ch 7, sc under ch, sc in each sc, sc under next ch, ch 7, sk one dc, make 3 sps, ch 3, sk 2 ch sts, dc, make 3 sps, then repeat from *, at end sl st last ch 1, to 3rd of ch 4.

Rnd 17 - ch 4, sk one st, dc, (ch 1, sk one st, dc) twice (3 sps) made - * ch 7, sk one sc, 4 sc in 4, ch 7, sk 5 of 7 ch, dc, make 3 sps (watch picture) - ch 5, tr in ch 3 sp, ch 5, sk one dc, make 3 sps, repeat from *, end as 16.

Rnd 18 - sl st to next dc, then do as rnd 17 to *, ch 7, sk one sc, 2 sc in 2, ch 7, sk 5 of next 7 ch, dc, make 3 sps, ch 6, sc under ch, sc in tr, ch 8, sl st back in last sc made, ch 1 tight, make 12 sc in the ch 8 ring, sl st back in sc which was made in tr, now sc under next ch, ch 6, sk one dc, make 3 sps, repeat from * end as 16.

Rnd 19 - as 18 to *, ch 7, sc between 2 sc below, ch 7, sk 5 of next 7 ch, make 3 sps, ch 6, sk 3 of 12 sc in ring, dtr in next sc. (ch 3, dtr in next sc) 5 times, ch 6, sk one dc, make 3 sps, now repeat from * around, end as pr.

Rnd 20 - as 18 to *, ch 3, sk 5 of next 7 ch, make 3 sps, (ch 6, sc in dtr) 6 times, ch 6, sk one dc, 3 sps, repeat from *. end as pr.

Rnd 21 - sl st to next dc, ch 4, dc in next dc, (ch 1, sk one stitch, dc) until you have 6 sps in all, * ch 6, shell of 2 tr, ch 2 and 2 tr in ch 6 lp on scallop, (ch 1, shell) 4 more times, ch 6, sk one dc, make 6 sps, repeat from * end as usual.

Rnd 22 - sl st to next dc, ch 4, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next) twice ** ch 5, sl st in 2nd dc back, ch 1 tight, make 3 sc a picot and 3 sc under the 5 ch, sl st in last dc made, ch 1, dc in dc. ch 7, sc in sh sp, (ch 4, sc in same sp) 3 times, ch 5 and repeat from last * 4 times, ch 7, sk one dc, make 3 sps and repeat from **, to finish - Starch light and pin on board to dry.