Doilies Are In Again

NEWS knitted & crocheted

Star Book No. 212

1960s

Materials Required:

AMERICAN THREAD The Famous "PURITAN" MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON

1 - 250 yd. Ball White

Steel Crochet Hook No. 5

Doily measures approximately 9 1/2 inches in diameter.

Ch 5, join to form ring, ** ch 4, * thread over hook, insert in 1st st of last ch, pull loop through and work off 2 loops, repeat from * once, then work off remaining loops 2 at a time (cluster st), repeat from ** twice, s c in ring, repeat from 1st ** 7 times.

2nd ROUND; Sl st to space between 1st and 2nd cluster sts, ch 3, d c in same space, * ch 7, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, ch 2, 2 d c between next 2 cluster sts, ch 1, 2 d c between 1st and 2nd cluster st of next 3 cluster group, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in top of ch 3.

3rd ROUND: Sl st between ch 3 and d c, ch 3, d c in same space, * ch 7, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, ch 2, 2 d c between next 2 d c, ch 2, 2   d c between next 2 d c, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in top of ch 3.

4th ROUND: Sl st between ch and d c, ch 3, d c in same space, * ch 8, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, ch 3, 2 d c between next 2 d c, ch 5, 2 d c between next 2 d c, repeat from * all around ending to correspond join in top of ch 3.

5th ROUND: Same as 4th round.

6th ROUND: Sl st between ch 3 and d c, ch 3, d c in same space, * ch 8, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, ch 3, 2 d c between next 2 d c, ch 4, s c over next two ch 5 loops of 2 previous rounds, ch 4, 2 d c between next 2 d c, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in top of ch 3.

7th ROUND: Sl st between ch 3 and d c, ch 3, 2 d c in same space, * ch 7, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, repeat from * once, ch 2, 3 d c between next 2 d c, ch 3, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 3, 3 d c between next 2 d c, repeat from 1st * all around ending to correspond, join in top of ch 3.

8th ROUND: Sl st to center d c, ch 3, 2 d c in same space, * ch 2, 3 d c over loop in center of picots, ch 2, 3 d c in next center d c, ch 5, skip 1 loop, s c in next loop, ch 5, 3 d c in next center d c, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in top of ch 3.

9th ROUND: Ch 3, * 3 d c in next d c, 1 d c in next d c, 3 d c in next center d c, skip 1 d c, 1 d c in next d c, 3 d c in next center d c, 1 d c in next d c, ch 3, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 3, 1 d c in next d c, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in top of ch 3.

10th ROUND: Sl st to center d c, ch 3, 4 d c in same space, ** skip center 3 d c, 5 d c in center d c of next 5 d c group, ch 3, s c in next loop, * ch 5, s c in next loop, repeat from * once, ch 3, 5 d c in next center d c, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join in top of ch 3.

11th ROUND; Sl st to center d c, ch 3, * thread over, insert in same space, pull through and work off 2 loops, repeat from * once, thread over, insert in next center d c, pull through and work off 2 loops, * thread over, insert in same space and work off 2 loops, repeat from last * once, thread over and work off all loops at one time (cluster), * ch 6, s c in next loop, repeat from last * 3 times, ch 6, thread over, insert in next center d c, pull through and work off 2 loops, then repeat from 1st * all around ending with ch 3, d c in top of cluster at beg.

12th ROUND: Ch 7, s c in next loop, repeat from beg all around.

13th ROUND; Sl st in 1st loop, ch 3, 6 d c in same loop, * 7 d c in next loop, repeat from * all around, join in top of ch 3.

14th ROUND: Sl st to 1st d c, ch 3, 1 d c in each of next 4 d c, * ch 3, skip 2 d c, 1 d c in each of next 5 d c, repeat from * all around, ch 2, join.

15th ROUND; Sl st to 1st d c, ch 3, * thread over, insert in next d c, pull through and work off 2 loops, repeat from * once, thread over and work off all loops at one time, ch 6, s c between 7 d c groups of 13th round working over ch 3 loop of 14th round, ch 6, skip 1 d c, thread over, insert in next d c, pull through and work off 2 loops, repeat from 1st * all around ending to correspond, join in top of cluster.

16th ROUND: S c in next loop, ch 7, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, ch 2, s c in next loop, ch 3, repeat from beg all around, join, cut thread.

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