Mom’s Pink Doily

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Mom’s Pink Doily

This doily was a gift for my mother, and my first attempt at designing a doily. I entered it in the local county fair in 1997 and won the Champion ribbon! I was a nervous wreck during the judging, but the reward was definitely worth it.

I used DMC perle cotton, size 12, color 224–a very pretty dusty rose. It’s about 9 inches in diameter.

Printable pattern (154K. Opens a new window.)

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ds  double stitch
Ch chain
R   ring
p    picot
lp   long picot
sp  small picot
j     join

Instructions:

Round 1
R: (4ds p) 3 times 4ds close, turn work
*Ch: 3ds p (2ds p) 4 times 3ds, turn work
R: 4ds j to 3rd p of previous R 4ds p 4ds p 4ds, close, turn work*
Repeat from * to * for a total of 7 R
Ch: 3ds p (2ds p) 4 times 3ds, turn work
R: 4ds j to 3rd p of previous R 4ds p 4ds j to first p of first R 4ds, close, turn work
Ch: 3ds p (2ds p) 4 times p 3ds
Tie off

Round 2
R: 4ds p (3ds p) 4 times 4ds, close, turn work
*Ch: 4ds p (3ds p) 4 times 4ds, turn work
Clover leaf:
R: 8ds j to last p of first R 4ds sp 4ds, close
R: 4ds j to sp of previous R 3ds p 3ds j to center p on Ch of previous round 3ds p 3ds sp 4ds, close
R: 4ds j to sp of previous R 4ds p 8ds, close, turn work
Ch: 4ds p (3ds p) 4 times 4ds, turn work
R: 4ds j to last p of previous R (3ds p) 4 times 4ds, close, turn work*
Repeat from * to * for a total of 8 R (not including clover leaves)
Ch: 4ds p (3ds p) 4 times 4ds, turn work
R: 8ds j to last p of first R 4ds sp 4ds, close
R: 4ds j to sp of previous R 3ds p 3ds j to center p on Ch of previous round 3ds p 3ds sp 4ds, close
R: 4ds j to sp of previous R 4ds j to first p of first R 8ds, close, turn work
Ch: 4ds p (3ds p) 4 times 4ds
Tie off

Round 3
R: 3ds p 3ds j to 2nd p on Ch of previous round 3ds p 3ds, close, turn work
R: leave 1/4″ space, 5ds p (2ds p) 8 times 5ds, close, turn work
*R: leave 1/4″ space, 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p on Ch of previous round 3ds p 3ds, close, turn work
R: leave 1/4″ space, 5ds j to last p of 2nd R 5ds p 5ds p 5ds, close, turn work
R: leave 1/4″ space, 3ds p 3ds j to 2nd p on next Ch of previous round 3ds p 3ds, close, turn work
R: leave 1/4″ space, 5ds j to last p of 4th R (2ds p) 8 times 5ds, close, turn work*
Repeat from * to * 14 more times
R: leave 1/4″ space, 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p on Ch of previous round 3ds p 3ds, close, turn work
R: leave 1/4″ space, 5ds j to last p of 2nd R 5ds p 5ds j to first p of second R in round 5ds, close, turn work
Tie off

Round 4
Medallion:
R: (4ds p) 3 times 4ds close, turn work
*Ch: 3ds p (2ds p) 4 times 3ds, turn work
R: 4ds j to 3rd p of previous R 4ds p 4ds p 4ds, close, turn work*
Repeat from * to * for a total of 5 R
Ch: 3ds p (2ds p) 4 times 3ds, turn work
R: 4ds j to 3rd p of previous R 4ds p 4ds j to first p of first R 4ds, close, turn work
Ch: 3ds p 2ds p 2ds j to center p of large R on previous row 2ds p 2ds p 3ds
Tie off
+R: (4ds p) 3 times 4ds close, turn work
*Ch: 3ds p (2ds p) 4 times 3ds, turn work
R: 4ds j to 3rd p of previous R 4ds p 4ds p 4ds, close, turn work*
Repeat from * to * for a total of 4 R
Ch: 3ds p (2ds p) 4 times 3ds, turn work
R: 4ds j to 3rd p of previous R 4ds p 4ds p 4ds, close, turn work
Ch: 3ds p 2ds p 2ds j to center p of next large R on previous row 2ds p 2ds p 3ds, turn work
R: 4ds j to 3rd p of previous R 4ds p 4ds j to first p of first R 4ds, close, turn work
Ch: 3ds p 2ds p 2ds j to center p of fourth Ch of previous medallion 2ds p 2ds p 3ds
Tie off+
Repeat from + to + for a total of 16 medallions
R: (4ds p) 3 times 4ds close, turn work
*Ch: 3ds p (2ds p) 4 times 3ds, turn work
R: 4ds j to 3rd p of previous R 4ds p 4ds p 4ds, close, turn work*
Repeat from * to * for a total of 4 R
Ch: 3ds p 2ds p 2ds j to center p of first Ch of first medallion 2ds p 2ds p 3ds, turn work
R: 4ds j to 3rd p of previous R 4ds p 4ds p 4ds, close, turn work
Ch: 3ds p 2ds p 2ds j to center p of next large R on previous row 2ds p 2ds p 3ds, turn work
R: 4ds j to 3rd p of previous R 4ds p 4ds j to first p of first R 4ds, close, turn work
Ch: 3ds p 2ds p 2ds j to center p of fourth Ch of previous medallion 2ds p 2ds p 3ds
Tie off

Round 5
R: 4ds lp 4ds j to 2nd p of 2nd free Ch on a medallion on previous round 4ds lp 4ds, close, turn work
*Ch: (3ds p) 5 times 3ds, turn work
R: 4ds j to last lp of previous R 4ds j to 4th p of same Ch on previous round 4ds lp 4ds, close, turn work
Ch: (3ds p) 5 times 3ds, turn work
Clover leaf:
R: 8ds j to last lp of previous R 4ds sp 4ds, close
R: 4ds j to sp of previous R 3ds j to 2nd p of 3rd free Ch on previous round 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p on 1st free Ch of next medallion of previous round 3ds sp 4ds, close
R: 4ds j to sp of previous R 4ds lp 8ds, close, turn work
Ch: (3ds p) 5 times 3ds, turn work
R: 4ds j to last lp of previous R 4ds j to 2nd p of 2nd free Ch of current medallion of previous round 4ds lp 4ds, close, turn work*
Repeat from * to * around doily
Tie off

Round 6
*R: 3ds p 3ds j to 2nd p of Ch on previous round 3ds p 3ds, close, turn work
R: leave 1/4″, 4ds p 4ds sp 4ds p 4ds, close, turn work
R: leave 1/4″, 3ds p 3ds j to 4th p of Ch on previous round 3ds p 3ds, close, turn work
R: leave 1/4″, 4ds j to sp of adjoining R (2ds p) 7 times 2ds sp 4ds, close, turn work
R: leave 1/4″, 3ds p 3ds j to 2nd p of next Ch on previous round 3ds p 3ds, close, turn work
R: leave 1/4″, 4ds p 4ds j to sp of adjoining R 4ds p 4ds, close, turn work*
Repeat from * to * around doily
Tie off

Copyright 1997 by Nancy Tracy, All Rights Reserved.

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