A Touch of the Irish Doily

A Touch of the Irish Doily

© Jacqui Cunningham 2003

free irish doily crochet pattern

Materials used: DMC size 40 crochet cotton and 0.6 mm hook.

Finished size approximately 28cm or nearly 11 inches in diameter.

The beginning of this doily is a little tricky when working with fine cotton and so probably not suitable for beginners. Then again if I could do it, you probably can too.

Start by winding cotton 4 or 5 times around a pencil, insert hook into ring and pull up a loop. Ch1 to secure. I actually found that the hardest part of the whole thing but I wanted to start in this way as it is such an effective and old fashioned way of forming a padded ring to start in.

Rnd 1: Work 24 sc in ring and join with a sl st in 1st sc.

Rnd 2: Ch1, sc in same st as join. *ch15, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc. Rpt around, joining last 15ch loop with a sl st in 1st sc. (8 15ch loops).

Rnd 3: Working around 1st 15ch loop, sl st in 1st ch, sc in next ch, hdc in next 5 ch, 3dc in next ch, hdc in next 5 ch, sc in next ch, sl st in last ch.
Repeat for all loops around.

Rnd 4: Sl st in each stitch of 1st loop up to 1st dc at top. Ch1, 1sc in each of the 3dc at top of petal. Ch9, sc in each of the 3dc at top of next petal. Repeat around joining last 9ch loop with a sl st in 1st sc of round.

Rnd 5: Ch3 to count as 1st dc. Dc in next 2 sc. Dc in each ch and sc around. Join with a sl st in top of beginning ch3. (120dc)

Rnd 6: Ch1, sc in same st as join. *Ch2, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc. Rpt from * around ending with ch2, sl st to join in 1st sc.

Rnd 7: Sl st in 1st ch2 loop. Ch1, sc in same loop. *Ch3, sc in next loop. Rpt from * around ending with ch3, sl st to join in 1st sc.

Rnd 8: Sl st to center of 1st ch 3 loop. Ch6, dc in next loop. *Ch3 dc in next loop. Rpt from * around ending with ch3, sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch6.

Rnd 9: Sl st in 1st loop. Ch3, 2dc in same loop. *Ch1, 3dc in next loop. Rpt from * around. Ch1, sl st to top of beginning ch3.

Rnd 10: Ch3, beginning dc cluster over next 2dc. *Ch3, dc cluster over next 3dc. Repeat around ending with ch3, sl st in top of beginning cluster to join.

Rnd 11: Ch1, sc in tip of same cluster. *ch6, skip 1 cluster, sc in tip of next cluster. Rpt from * around ending with ch6, sl st to join in 1st sc.

Rnd 12: *Ch2, 5dc in 6ch loop. Ch4 for picot, sl st in last dc just worked. 5 more dc in same loop. Sl st in next sc. Repeat from * in each 6ch loop around. Join with sl st.

Rnd 13: Sl st up to 1st picot. Ch1, sc in same picot. *Ch8, sc in next picot. Rpt from * around, ending with ch8, sl st in 1st sc.

Rnd 14: Ch3, dc in each of next 8ch. Dc in next sc. Continue around working dc into each ch and sc. Sl st in top of beginning ch3 to join.

Rnd 15: Ch5, sc in same place as join. *skip next 3 dc, (dc, ch2, dc (v stitch)) in next dc. Rpt from * around. Join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch5.

Rnd 16: Sl st into space of 1st v stitch. Ch5, dc in same space. *ch1, (dc, ch2, dc) in next v st. Repeat from * around .ch1 and sl st to join in 3rd ch of beginning ch5.

Rnd 17: Sl st into space of 1st v st. Ch5, dc in same space. *ch2, (dc, ch2, dc) in next v st. Rpt around, ch2 join.

Rnd 18: Sl st into space of 1st v st. Ch5, dc in same space. *ch3, v st. in next v st. Rpt around. Ch3, join.

Rnd 19: Sl st in space of 1st v st. Ch6, dc in same space. *ch3, (dc, ch3, dc) in next v st.
Repeat from * around. Ch3, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch6.

Rnd 20: Sl st in space of 1st v st. Ch7, dc in same space. *Ch4, (dc, ch4 dc) in next v st. Rpt from * around. Ch4, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch7.

Rnd 21: Sl st in space of 1st v st. (note: the clusters in this round consist of 3 trc worked off together to form cluster.) Ch4, beginning trc cluster in same space. Ch2, trc cluster in same space again. *Ch4,( trc cluster, ch2, trc cluster) in next v st. Repeat from * ending with ch4, sl st to join in beginning cluster

Rnd 22: Sl st in ch2 space between clusters. Ch4, beginning trc cluster in same space. Ch3, trc cluster in same space. *Ch4 (trc cluster, ch3, trc cluster) between next 2 clusters. Rpt from * ending with ch4, sl st to join in beginning cluster.

Rnd 23: Same as last round.

Rnd 24: Sl st into space. Ch4, beginning trc cluster, ch3, trc cluster in same space. *ch5, (trc cluster ch3 trc cluster) between next 2 clusters. Rpt from * ending with ch5, sl st to join in beginning cluster.

Rnd 25: Sl st into space. Ch4, beginning trc cluster, ch4, trc cluster in same space. *ch5, (trc cluster, ch4, trc cluster) between next 2 clusters. Rpt from * ending with ch5, sl st to join in beginning cluster.

Rnd 26: Sl st into space. Ch4, beginning trc cluster, ch5, trc cluster in same space. *Ch3, sc in next 5ch loop, ch3, (trc cluster ch5, trc cluster) between next 2 clusters. Rpt from * ending with ch3, sl st to join in beginning cluster.

Rnd 27: Sl st into space. Ch4 and complete a beginning trc cluster of 2trc instead of 3. Ch5, work a cluster of 5trc in same space, ch5, a 2trc cluster in same space. *Ch4. Yarn over, insert hook in ch3 space before next sc and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook. Yarn over, insert hook in 3ch loop after sc and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook. Yarn over and pull through remaining 3 loops on hook. Ch4, (2trc cluster, ch5, 5trc cluster, ch5, 2trc cluster) in next cluster space. Repeat from * around, ending with ch4, sl st to join in beginning cluster.

Rnd 28: Ch1, sc in same place as join. *7sc in 5ch loop. Sc in tip of centre cluster. Ch3, sc in same cluster for picot. 7sc in next loop. Sc in tip of next cluster. Ch2, sc in tip of next cluster. Rpt from * around ending with ch2, sl st to join in 1st sc.

Fasten off and darn in ends.

Footnote: I was worried about a ruffled look I seemed to be unintentionally getting during the design of this doily. However, due to the openness of the work it flattened out beautifully once ironed.

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