Tuesday, April 3, 2012

April Showers Doily - Free Pattern

April Showers Doily

Size 10 crochet thread
Size 5 steel hook

Chain 6, join.
1. Chain 3 (counts as 1st double crochet), 11 double crochet in ring, join to top of beginning chain 3. (12 double crochets).
2. Chain 5 (counts as double crochet and chain 2), *double crochet in next stitch, chain 2* around, join to 3rd chain of beg. chain.
3. Chain 1, single crochet in same stitch as join, *4 double crochet in same space, single crochet in double crochet* around, join in first single crochet.
4. Chain 1, single crochet in join, *chain 7, single crochet in next single crochet* around, join to 1st single crochet.
5. Slip stitch into space, chain 3, 8 double crochet in same space, *7 single crochet in next space, 9 double crochet in next space* around, ending with the 7 single crochets. Join to top of beg. chain 3.
6. Chain 4 (counts as double crochet, chain 1), double crochet in next stitch, chain 1 double crochet in next stitch (7 times). *Single crochet in next 7 single crochets, double crochet chain 1 8 times, double crochet in next stitch* around, join to 3rd chain of beg. chain.
NOTE: Piece will start to ruffle at this point but will straighten out by the end.
7. Slip stitch in chain space, chain 1, single crochet, * chain 2, single crochet in next chain 1 space (7 times) chain 4, single crochet in the 4th single crochet, chain 4, single crochet in chain 1 space, * around, join to 1st single crochet.
8. Slip stitch in chain space, chain 1, single crochet, *chain 2 single crochet in next chain 2 space (6 times) *chain 4, single crochet in space twice, chain 4 single crochet in chain 2 space* around, join to 1st single crochet.
9. Slip stitch in chain space, chain 1, single crochet *chain 2, single crochet in next chain 2 space (5 times) chain 4, single crochet in chain space 3 times, chain 4 single crochet in chain 2 space* around, join to 1st single crochet.
10. Slip stitch in chain space, chain 1, single crochet,* chain 2 single crochet in next chain 2 space (4 times) *chain 4, single crochet in chain space (4 times), chain 4 single crochet in chain 2 space*, join
to 1st single crochet.
11. Slip stitch in chain space, chain 1, single crochet, * chain 2, single crochet in next chain 2 space (3 times) *chain 4, single crochet in next chain space (5 times), chain 4 single crochet in chain 2 space, * around, join.
12. Slip stitch in chain space, chain 1, single crochet, *chain 2, single crochet in next chain 2 space (2 times) *chain 4, single crochet in chain space (6 times), chain 4 single crochet in chain 2 space*, around, join.
13. Slip stitch in chain space, chain 1, single crochet,* chain 2, single crochet in next chain 2 space *chain 4, single crochet in chain space (7 times), chain 4 single crochet in chain 2 space* around, join.
14. Slip stitch in chain space, chain 1, single crochet, chain 4, single crochet in each 4 chain and 2 chain space around, join to first single crochet.
15. Slip stitch in chain, chain 1, single crochet, * chain 4, single crochet in next space* around, join to first single crochet.
16. Slip stitch into chain space, chain 1, single crochet chain 4, single crochet in same space, in next space single crochet, chain 4, single crochet, repeat in each space around. Fasten off and block.

April showers bring May flowers.


22 comments:

  1. Thank you for the pattern. The doilies are lovely. I'm not very good following patterns in English, but I want to learn. The pattern doesn't look too complicated, so I'm going to try it.
    Thanks again and have a nice week!

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  2. Are you able to crochet already Glor? Hope you are healing up nicely!
    XO Kris

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  3. Those are beautiful and i love the colours, dee x

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  4. Thank you Glor! Both doilies are beautiful, I love the colors - girl & boy. :o)

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  5. Your doily is really pretty glor - thanks for sharing your pattern. :)

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  6. Thanks Glor, always something new and pretty here...

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  7. I, too, am so happy you are able to crochet again, and these are lovely specimens of a God-given talent!

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  8. Beautifully crocheted doilies :)
    Have a Blessed Easter :))

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  9. This is lovely, Glor. I'm still making your mug doily coaster -- in fact, made about three during our recent trip to Dubai. :) Thanks for sharing your patterns. Best wishes, Tammy

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  10. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing a pattern.. I think I may try my hand at this. Very nice. Shari

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  11. I need help with row 7. Slip stitch in chain space, chain 1, single crochet, * chain 2, single crochet in next chain 2 space (7 times) chain 4, single crochet in the 4th single crochet, chain 4, single crochet in chain 2 space, * around, join to 1st single crochet.
    There aren't any chain 2 spaces to work from the previous row? Thanks for your help :)

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  12. I love this pattern! It was easy to use and made a beautiful doily. I'm going to give mine to my Mum for her birthday.
    It would also be very cute as a rug on the floor of a dollhouse.
    Beautiful little gift. Something everyone will love and treasure!
    Thanks for the pattern! Keep up the lovely work!

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  13. I'm one of only five non gay men in the whole world that enjoys crocheting but trying to make since of written patterns is a freak'n whip!! I can't get past number five on this pattern. Can anyone offer any suggestions?

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  14. ...for example, can someone define "space" starting with number five?

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    1. "Space" refers to a spot from a previous round made by x numbers of chain stitches.

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  15. whats a size 5 hook? is 1.25mm ok?

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    1. The 5 hook is a 1.9mm. The 1.25mm would be a much smaller steel hook, probably like a size 11. You can use whatever size is comfortable to you just the size of the doily would then be smaller.

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    2. Thanks Glor, yes it started to ruffle and turned out tiny! :)

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  16. I'm having problems with row or round 7. It doesn't make sense to me at all. How do I get to the next chain 2 space when there are 8 double crochets between the two chain 2 spaces. Help Please! Betty Radcliffe

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  17. I am looking for a pattern called The Gift Doily from the American Thread company book of Dollies I think it is book 128 it is not the two tone doily, If anyone has it can you please send me the pattern to skygootus@att.net I really want to crochet this one again I made many of them but have lost the book and the pattern It was my grandmother"s favorite. Thank you Teri

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