Hemlock Ring

Crocheted and Knitted Doilies

Book 184

The Canadian Spool Cotton Company

1942

MATERIALS: J. & P. COATS' Six CORD MERCER-CROCHET (BLUE LABEL), Size 20: 2 balls of White, or 4 of Ecru.

A set of 4 double-pointed steel needles No. 12.

Completed doily measures about 15 inches in diameter.

Starting at the center, cast on 8 sts on 1 needle. Divide the sts on 3 needles and join, being careful not to twist sts.

1st and 2nd rnds: Knit around.

3rd rnd: (O, k 1) 8 times.

4th, 5th and 6th rnds: Knit around.

7th rnd: (O, k 1) 16 times

8th to 12th rnds incl: Knit around.

13th rnd: * K 2 tog, thread over twice, sl 1 st as if to k, k 1, p.s.s.o. Repeat from * around.

14th rnd: K 1, allow 1st O to slip off left-hand needle, work 9 sts in next O -- to work 9 sts in 1, (k 1, p 1) 4 times; k 1,-- * k 2, drop 1 O, work 9 sts in next O. Repeat from * around, ending with k 1 (88 sts).

15th to 24th rnds incl: Knit around.

25th rnd: (O, k 11) 8 times.

26th and all even rnds: Knit around.

27th rnd: (O ,k 1, O, k, 11) 8 times.

29th rnd: * O, k 3, O, k 4, sl 1 st as if to k, k 2 tog, p.s.s.o., k 4. Repeat from * around (112 sts).

31st rnd: * O, k 1, O, sl 1, k 2 tog, p.s.s.o., O, k 1, O, k 3, sl 1, k 2 tog, p.s.s.o., k 3. Repeat from * around.

33rd rnd: * O, k 3, O, p and k in the next st, O, k 3, O, k 2, sl 1, k 2 tog, p.s.s.o., k 2. Repeat from * around (136 sts).

35th rnd: O, k 1, O, * sl 1, k 2 tog, p.s.s.o., O, k 4, O, sl 1, k 2 tog, p.s.s.o., (O, k 1) twice; sl 1, k 2 tog, p.s.s.o., (k 1, O) twice. Repeat from * around.

37th rnd : * O, k 3, O, k 2, sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., k 2 tog, k 2, O, k 3, O, sl 1, k 2 tog, p.s.s.o. Repeat from * around.

39th rnd: O, k 1, * O, sl 1, k 2 tog, p.s.s.o., O, k 2, sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., k 2 tog, k 2, O, sl 1, k 2 tog, P.S.S.O., (O, k 1) 3 times. Repeat from * around, ending with (O, k 1) twice.

41st rnd: * (O, k 3) twice; sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., k 2 tog, (k 3, O) twice; k 1. Repeat from * around (152 sts).

43rd rnd : O, k 1 * O, sl 1, k 2 tog, p.s.s.o., O, k 3, sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o., k 2 tog, k 3, O, sl 1, k 2 tog, p.s.s.o., (O, k 1) 3 times. Repeat from * around, ending with (O, k 1) twice.

45th rnd: Knit around (there will be 3 rnds of knitting).

47th rnd: (O, k 1) twice; * O, k 3 (sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o.) twice; k 2 tog twice; k 3, (O, k 1) 5 times. Repeat from * around, ending with (O, k 1) 3 times (168 sts).

49th to 51st rnds incl: Knit around (4 rnds of knitting).

52nd rnd: (O, k 1) 4 times; * (sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o.) 3 times; k 2 tog 3 times, (k 1, O) 8 times; k 1. Repeat from * around ending with (k 1, O) 4 times; k 1 (184 sts).

53rd to 56th rnds incl: Knit around (4 rnds of knitting).

57th rnd: (O, k 1) 5 times; * (sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.0.) 3 times; k 2 tog 3 times, (k 1, O) 10 times; k 1. Repeat from * around ending with (k 1, O) 5 times; k 1 (216 sts).

58th to 61st rnds incl: Knit around (4 rnds of knitting).

62nd rnd: (O, k 1) 5 times; * O, (sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o.) 4 times; k 2 tog 4 times; (O, k 1) 11 times. Repeat from * around ending with (O, k 1) 6 times (248 sts).

63rd to 66th rnds inch Knit around (4 rnds of knitting).

67th rnd: (O, k 1) 5 times; * O, k 2 (sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o.) 4 times; k 2 tog 4 times; k 2, (O, k 1) 11 times. Repeat from * around ending with (O, k 1) 6 times (280 sts).

68th to 71st rnds incl: Knit around (4 rnds of knitting).

72nd rnd: (O, k 1) 7 times; * (sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o.) 5 times; k 2 tog 5 times; (k 1, O) 14 times; k 1. Repeat from * around ending with (k 1, O) 7 times; k 1 (312 sts).

73rd to 76th rnds incl: Knit around (4 rnds of knitting).

77th rnd: (O, k 1) 7 times; * O (sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o.) 6 times; k 2 tog 6 times; (O, k 1) IS times. Repeat from * around ending with (O, k 1) 8 times (344 sts).

78th to 81st rnds incl: Knit around (4 rnds of knitting).

82nd rnd: (O, k 1) 7 times; * O, k 2, (sl 1, k 1, p.s.s.o.) 6 times; k 2 tog 6 times; k 2, (O, k 1) 15 times. Repeat from * around ending with (O, k 1) 8 times (376 sts).

83rd to 86th rnds incl: Knit around (4 rnds of knitting).

87th rnd: K 1, * k 2 tog, O, k 2 tog, turn, p 1, work 5 sts in next st -- to work 5 sts in 1 (k 1, p 1) twice in the same st, then k in the same st once more. P 1, sl 1, turn, bind off 7 sts (1 st remains on right-hand needle). Repeat from * around. Fasten off. Starch, pin out into shape and press.

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