Monday, March 12, 2018

Starweave


Hello :)  I have a small doily pattern to share today called Starweave.  It's 13 rounds and measures about 8 1/2" going across from the corners.  You will need size 10 crochet thread and a 1.75 mm hook.

The thread I used is Aunt Lydias size 10 metallic crochet thread in the color white/pearl.  In person it has a shimmery iridescence to  it.  It was hard to photograph but you can kind of see it here-



This doily has 13 rounds and measures about 8 1/2" in diameter.

Size 10 crochet thread, 50 yards
1.75 mm hook
yarn needle
scissors
Stitch Abbreviations

ch- chain
sc- single crochet
sl st- slip stitch
st- stitch
yo- yarn over
hdc- half double crochet
dc- double crochet
tr- treble crochet

Special Stitches

2-dc decrease- keeping last loop of each dc on hook, dc in next 2 dc, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook. 

3-dc decrease- keeping last loop of each dc on hook, dc in next 3 dc, yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

decrease- [insert hook into next dc and pull up a loop] 3 times, yo and pull through all 4 loops on hook.

cluster- ch 3, dc in third ch from hook.

picot- ch 4, sl st in fourth ch from hook.

Pattern Notes

( ) - enclose additional information and the amount of stitches you will have at the end of a 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.

Round 1 starts by making a magic ring. An alternative would be to ch 9. That would give 1 extra stitch to work into and the other 8 ch are the first dc and ch-5 space. Continue the round with- [dc in 9th ch from hook, ch 5] 5 times, sl st to third ch of first dc. (6 dc, 6 ch-5 spaces)
Round 1- Make a magic ring, ch 8 (counts as first dc and ch-5 space), [dc in ring, ch 5] 5 times, sl st to third ch of first dc.  (6 dc, 6 ch-5 spaces)


Round 2- ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3 space), [2 dc in next dc, ch 3] around, dc in same st as first dc, sl st to third ch of first dc. (12 dc, 6 ch-3 spaces)


Round 3- ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in same st, sc around spaces from both Round 1 and 2, 2 dc in next dc, [ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, sc around spaces from both Round 1 and 2 (see photo 1 and 2 below), 2 dc in next dc] around, ch 1, hdc in third ch of first dc to make last ch-3 space. (24 dc, 6 sc, 6 ch-3 spaces)


Round 4- ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3 space), 2-dc decrease (see special stitches), dc in next sc, 2-dc decrease, ch 3, [dc in next space, ch 3, 2-dc decrease, dc in next sc, 2-dc decrease, ch 3] around, sl st to third ch of first dc. (12 dc, 12 ch-3 spaces, 12 2-dc decreases)  


Round 5- ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 space), dc in same st, ch 4, 3-dc decrease, ch 4, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc] twice in same st, ch 4, 3-dc decrease, ch 4, repeat from around, dc in same st as first dc, ch 1, sl st to third ch of first dc. (18 dc, 12 ch-4 spaces, 6 3-dc decreases)  


Round 6- ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2 space), 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next 3-dc decrease, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, [dc in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next 3-dc decrease, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2] around, sl st to third ch of first dc. (30 dc, 12 ch-2 spaces, 12 ch-5 spaces, 6 sc)  


Round 7- ch 6 (counts as first dc and ch-3 space), dc in same st, ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, sc in next space, ch 5, sc in next space, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, [dc, ch 3] twice in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, sc in next space, ch 5, sc in next space, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, repeat from around, sl st to third ch of first dc. (48 dc, 18 ch-3 spaces, 12 sc, 6 ch-5 spaces)


Round 8- ch 4 (counts as first tr), 7 tr in next space, tr in next dc, ch 4, 2-dc decrease, 2 dc in next dc, sc in next space, 2 dc in next dc, 2-dc decrease, ch 4, [tr in next dc, 7 tr in next space, tr in next dc, ch 4, 2-dc decrease, 2 dc in next dc, sc in next space, 2 dc in next dc, 2-dc decrease, ch 4] around, sl st to fourth ch of first tr. (54 tr, 12 ch-4 spaces, 12 2-dc decreases, 24 dc, 6 sc)  


Round 9- ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch-1 space), dc in next tr, [ch 1, dc in next tr] 7 times, ch 4, 2-dc decrease, dc in next 3 st, 2-dc decrease, ch 4, dc in next tr, [ch 1, dc in next tr] 8 times, ch 4, 2-dc decrease, dc in next 3 st, 2-dc decrease, ch 4, repeat from around, sl st to third chof first dc. (72 dc, 48 ch-1 spaces, 12 ch-4 spaces, 12 2-dc decreases)  


Round 10- ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2 space), dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] 7 times, ch 4, 2-dc decrease, dc in next dc, 2-dc decrease, ch 4, dc in next dc, [ch 2, dc in next dc] 8 times, ch 4, 2-dc decrease, dc in next dc, 2-dc decrease, ch 4, repeat from around, sl st to third ch of first dc. (60 dc, 48 ch-2 spaces, 12 ch-4 spaces, 12 2-dc decreases)  


Round 11- ch 7 (counts as first tr and ch-3 space), tr in next dc, [ch 3, tr in next dc] 7 times, ch 4, decrease (see photo 3 below), ch 4, tr in next dc, [ch 3, tr in next dc] 8 times, ch 4, sc decrease, ch 4, repeat from around, sl st to fourth ch of first tr. (54 tr, 48 ch-3 spaces, 12 ch-4 spaces, 6 decreases)


Round 12- ch 8 (counts as first tr and ch-4 space), tr in next tr, [ch 4, tr in next tr] 7 times, tr in next tr, [ch 4, tr in next tr] 8 times, repeat from around, sl st to fourth ch of first tr. (54 tr, 60 ch-4 spaces) 


Round 13- sl st in next 4 ch and in next tr, ch 4 (counts as first tr), cluster, picot, cluster, [dc in next tr, cluster, picot, cluster] twice, [dc, cluster, picot, cluster] twice in next tr, [dc in next tr, cluster, picot, cluster] twice, tr in next tr, sk next 2 tr, tr in next tr, cluster, picot, cluster, [dc in next tr, cluster, picot, cluster] twice, [dc, cluster, picot, cluster] twice in next tr, [dc in next tr, cluster, picot, cluster] twice, tr in next tr, repeat from around, sl st to fourth ch of first tr, fasten off and weave in ends. (12 tr, 84 clusters, 42 picots, 36 dc)

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 working from the center out to the edges. Allow the doily to dry completely before removing the pins.

Photo Tutorials

✶ 1
Single crocheting (sc) around spaces from Rounds 1 and 2
Insert hook into the ch-5 space on Round 1 and pull up a loop. Yo and draw through both loops on hook. The sc should be going around both spaces on Rounds 1 and 2.

✶ 2
Round 3 complete

✶ 3
Decrease on Round 11
Step One-Insert hook into next dc and pull up a loop.
Step Two- Repeat Step One. 3 loops on hook.
Step Three- Repeat Step One. 4 loops on hook.
Step Four- yo and draw through all 4 loops on hook.

If you enjoyed making this doily stay tuned! :D  I'm also working on instructions for a table runner using the same design which will be available soon!  



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

3 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. I'm saving the pattern with the high hopes of attempting to make this.

    Thank you VERY much for sharing! Much appreciated.

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  2. This is just such a great pattern! The instructions are very good and understandable. Thank you so much for posting this!

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  3. Iam really happy that I foun such a wonderful design for a smaal doily. I have finished round 12. But I have only 54 tr and 54 ch-4 spaces, not sixty. I do not know, I am doing something wrong or there is a mistake in your instruction. Please, help me. Is there a chance to post you a photo?

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