Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Spring Bunny Doily

This pattern has 13 rows done in filet crochet and 3 rounds for the border.  The finished size is 4 1/4" wide and 4 1/2" tall.  

Filet crochet consists open and closed meshes to make a design.  Each group of solid mesh blocks has 3 double crochet stitches per block plus 1.  For example 1 block will have 4 dc and a group of 3 blocks will have 10 dc.  An open mesh space will have 1 dc followed by ch-2 and another dc.

Instead of double crochet I used extended double crochet stitches (edc).  It's a slightly taller stitch than double crochet which I find makes the blocks and spaces more square shaped.  Instructions on how to make it are shown in the first picture of the photo tutorial section.   Dc stitches can be used in place of the edc stitches if you prefer.  

The doilies pictured are made with Knit Picks curio cotton crochet thread in the colors natural, tea rose, ice lily, and lichen.  I made the filet crochet bunny chart at www.stitchfiddle.com.


size 10 cotton crochet thread-

color 1- 40-50 yards

color 2- 5-10 yards

color 3- 5-10 yards
1.75 mm hook
yarn needle
scissors
 Stitch Abbreviations

beg- beginning
ch(s)- chain(s)
edc- extended double crochet
sc- single crochet
st(s)- stitch(es)
sl st- slip stitch
tr- treble crochet
yo- yarn over

Special Stitches

beg tr cluster- ch 3, keeping last loop of each tr on hook, 2 tr in the same space, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
tr cluster- keeping last loop of each tr on hook, 2 tr in st or space indicated, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook.

Pattern Notes

( ) - contains additional information and the amount of blocks, spaces, or stitches you will have at the end of a row or round.

[ ] - work enclosed instructions the amount of times indicated, or in the stitch or space indicated.

* - repeat the following instructions the amount of times indicated.

Odd numbered rows on the chart are read from right to left and even numbered rows from left to right.

The ch-5 at the end of Rows 1-12 counts as the first edc and ch-2 space of the next row.
With color 1 ch 36 (last 5 chs count as the first edc and ch-2 space on Row 1).

Row 1- edc in 9th ch from hook, [ch 2, sk 2 ch, edc in next ch] 9 times, ch 5, turn. (10 spaces)

Row 2- edc in next edc, * [2 edc in next space, edc in next edc] 3 times, ch 2, edc in next edc, repeat from * 1 more time, ch 2, edc in third ch of next edc, ch 5, turn.  (6 blocks, 4 spaces)

Rows 3-12- Follow each row on the chart, working from right to left on odd numbered rows and from left to right on even numbered rows, ch 5, turn.

Row 13- edc in next edc, [ch 2, edc in next edc] 9 times, do not turn.  (10 spaces)

Border-


Round 1- ch 1, [sc, ch 3, 2 sc] in same space, working along the side (shown in picture 4 in the photo tutorial section) sc in next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in next edc] 11 times, [3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc] in next space, working along the bottom sc in the free loop opposite of the next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in the free loop opposite of the next edc] 8 times, [3 sc, ch 3, 2 sc] in next space, working along the side sc in next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in next edc] 11 times, [3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc] in next space, working along the top sc in next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in next edc] 8 times, 2 sc in next space, sl st in first sc, fasten off color 1.  (140 sc)

Round 2- join color 2 in next space, beg tr cluster in same space, ch 3, [tr cluster, ch 3] twice in same space, * [sk next 3 sc, tr cluster in next sc, ch 3] 9 times, [tr cluster, ch 3] 3 times in next space, [sk next 3 sc, tr cluster in next sc, ch 3] 7 times * , [tr cluster, ch 3] 3 times in next space, repeat from  * to  * 1 time, sl st to top of first tr cluster, fasten off color 2.  (44 tr clusters, 44 ch-3 spaces)


Round 3- join color 3 to same cluster st, 
 * [ch 4, sl st] twice in same st, ch 1, sl st in next space, ch 1, sl st in next cluster, repeat from  * around, fasten off color 3 and weave in ends.  (88 ch-4 spaces, 88 ch-1 spaces, 176 sl sts)  


Bunny Chart
1 block- 4 edc
1 space- 1 edc, ch 2, 1 edc
2 or more blocks next to each other- each block will have 3 edc plus 1 edc

Carrot Border Chart


Blocking-

It is optional but recommended to block your finished piece. Fill a bowl with water and add some liquid starch if you prefer the doily to be lightly stiffened. Soak the doily and gently press out any excess liquid, being careful not to pull or twist on the stitches. Lay it flat on a blocking mat and pin the doily starting at the corners.  Allow the doily to dry completely before removing the pins.


Photo Tutorials


  1  
Extended double crochet stitch (edc)

Step One- yo, insert hook into st indicated, yo and pull up a loop.  There should be 3 loops on the hook

Step Two- yo and draw through 1 loop on hook.  There should be 3 loops on the hook.

Step Three- yo and draw through 2 loops on hook.  There should be 2 loops remaining.

Step Four- yo and draw through last 2 loops on the hook to complete the extended double crochet stitch.

2
Solid mesh blocks

1 block in between 2 spaces, or at the beginning or end of a row will have 4 dc.
More than 1 block next to each other will have 3 dc each plus 1.  I used 3 blocks as an example pictured below which will have 10 dc.  

3
Rows 1-13 complete

4
Round 1 of the border

ch 1, [sc, ch 3, 2 sc] in same space.

working down the right side, sc in next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in next edc] 11 times, [3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc] in next space. 

working along the bottom sc in the free loop opposite of the next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in the free loop opposite of the next edc] 8 times, [3 sc, ch 3, 2 sc] in next space.

working along the left side sc in next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in next edc] 11 times, [3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc] in next space.

working along the top sc in next edc, [2 sc in next space, sc in next edc] 8 times, 2 sc in next space, sl st in first sc, fasten off color 1. 

5
Round 1 complete

Congratulations on your finished spring bunny doily! :D  I hope you enjoyed this pattern!

This pattern is by Julia Hart of Draiguna. Feel free to link to this pattern but do not reprint it on your site. You can sell items made from this pattern. Please credit me as the designer, Julia Hart of Draiguna, link to my etsy shop- draiguna.etsy.com, or to my blog- www.draiguna.com. Please do not claim this pattern as your own, sell, or distribute it. Thank you!

© 2018 Draiguna

2 comments:

  1. My goodness, these bunnies squares are so lovely!
    And you are amazing! You wrote the pattern, you made the charts, and even made a photo tutorial! That's a lot of work! Thank you for sharing it!

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  2. Thank you so much for the pattern. The rabbit is gorgeous!!
    Am going out today to get the required colours. Really hope it comes out somewhere close to being as beautiful, since I am still in the learning stage.

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