Sunday, April 1, 2018

Enchanting Egg Doily




Happy Easter! :)  These egg shaped doilies are quick and easy to make using a mix of medium weight cotton yarn and size 3 crochet thread.  There are also instructions on how to decorate them with ribbon and add a loop for hanging. 

The yarn pictured is I Love This Cotton in the colors aqua and pastel.  The thread is Aunt Lydias size 3 cotton crochet thread in the colors natural and bridal white.  I made the chart for rounds 1-10 at www.stitchfiddle.com.      


This doily has 13 rounds and measures about 5 1/2" wide and 6 3/4" tall.
medium weight yarn- 30-40 yards
size 3 crochet thread- 20-25 yards
5.5 mm (I) hook
3.25 (D) hook
yarn needle
scissors

Optional materials to decorate the eggs-
1/4" ribbon
5/8" ribbon
3/4" ribbon
sewing needle
sewing thread
glue
 Stitch Abbreviations

st(s)- stitch(es)
sl st- slip stitch
ch- chain
sc- single crochet
dc- double crochet

Special Stitches

cluster- ch 3, dc in third ch from hook

Pattern Notes

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

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

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

Round 1- With medium weight yarn and and larger hook ch 2, 6 sc in second ch from hook, sl st to first sc. (6 sc)

Round 2- ch 1, 2 sc in same st, [2 sc in next sc] around, sl st to first sc. (12 sc)

Round 3- ch 1, 2 sc in same st, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, sl st to first sc. (18 sc)

Round 4- ch 1, sc in same st, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, sl st to first sc. (24 sc)

Round 5- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next sc, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 6 sc, [2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc] 3 times, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, sl st to first sc. (30 sc)

Round 6- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 sc, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 8 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, sl st to first sc. (36 sc)

Round 7- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 3 sc, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 10 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, sl st to first sc. (42 sc)

Round 8- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 4 sc, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 12 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, sl st to first sc. (48 sc)

Round 9- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 5 sc, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 14 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 8 sc, sl st to first sc. (54 sc)

Round 10- ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 6 sc, [2 sc in next sc] twice, sc in next 16 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 7 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in next 9 sc, sl st to first sc, fasten off.  
(60 sc)

Round 11- join size 3 thread in next st, with smaller hook ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, [sc in next sc, ch 1] around, sl st to first sc. (60 sc, 60 ch-1 spaces)

Round 12- ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, sk next sc, [sc, ch 3, sc] in next sc, ch 1, repeat from * around, sc in same st as first sc, ch 3, sl st to first sc.  (60 sc, 30 ch-1 spaces, 30 ch-3 spaces)

Round 13- ch 1, working behind previous round sl st into next unworked sc on Round 11, ch 3 (counts as first dc), [cluster, dc] 4 times in same st, sl st in next unworked sc on Round 11, * dc in next sc, [cluster, dc] 4 times in same st, sl st in next sc, repeat from * around, sl st to 3rd ch of first dc, fasten off and weave in ends.  (75 sc, 60 clusters, 15 sl sts)


Chart for Rounds 1-10




Blocking


If you are going to block the doily do that first before attaching the ribbon.  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.

For the doilies pictured I wanted to lightly starch only the border.  So instead of soaking the entire doily I only dipped the edges into the bowl.      


Decorating the doily



Materials-


For the ribbon going across the doily-

Cut a piece about 5" wide so there is a little bit extra on each side.  Thread the sewing needle and lay the ribbon across the widest part of the doily, underneath the second round of the border.  Fold the edge ribbon in to prevent it from coming unraveled and begin sewing through both layers of ribbon and to the back of the doily.  Weave the needle through to the front and back a few more times in the same spot to lock the thread in place.  

Sew across the edge of the ribbon as shown in the pictures below.  At the end lock the thread in place by sewing in the same spot a few times, then trim the thread.  Repeat this for the other side of the ribbon.      

Attaching the bow-

Cut a small piece of ribbon about 6-7" long and make a bow.  Next thread the sewing needle and place the bow in the center of the doily on top of the ribbon going across.  Starting at the back of the doily, bring the needle up to the front through the center knot of the ribbon and to the back again.  Do this a few more times until the ribbon is no longer loose.  Tie both ends of the thread together and cut off any extra.

Trim the ends of the bow to the length that you want and apply a little bit of glue to each end to prevent fraying. 

Adding a loop for hanging

Cut a piece of ribbon about 5" long and place both ends together as shown in the photo below.  Fold the edges of the ribbon up and with the sewing needle, sew through all 4 layers of ribbon to make a loop.  Place it on the back of the doily  so that the edges of the ribbon are facing in.  Weave the sewing needle to the front of the doily and back through the ribbon until it is no longer loose.  Tie both ends of the thread together and trim off any extra.



I hope that you enjoyed the pattern!  Have a wonderful day! :D

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

1 comment:

  1. The most wonderful easter decoration I've seen this year!
    Everything on your blog is soo lovely! <3

    Have a nice day,
    Sandra

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