Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sunrise Doily 052213


by M. J. Joachim

I debated a long time about making a wider ecru border on this particular doily. I chose to keep a narrower border, as I visualized joining multiple squares to make a larger project – perhaps a tablecloth or dresser scarf. If I were to do so, I might incorporate a 5th color, leaning toward a deep blue or rich brown, to make wider bands joining all motifs together.
You Will Need
1/2. 75 mm steel crochet hook
Size 10 doily thread – orange, pink, red and ecru
Step 1:  Make one orange Lacy Square Motif
Step 2:  Join pink to center side loop (on any side); chain 3 (counts as 1st dc), double crochet twice in same place; chain e3 make 3e dc in next chain loop, chain 3


Corner
Step 3:  Single crochet in 1st dc in corner; chain 3, sc in 2nd dc; chain 5, sc in 3rd dc, chain 3 sc in 4th dc in corner
Step 4:  Chain 3, make 3 dc in next side chain loop; repeat to corner, followed by Step 3 for corner
[Repeat Step 4 around, ending with chain 3 and joining with slip stitch to top chain of 1st dc]
Step 5:  Slip stitch in next dc; chain 6, make 3 dc in next chain 3 space
Step 6:  Chain 3, dc in 2nd dc from hook
Corner
Step 7:  Chain 5, make {2 dc + chain 1 + 1 triple + chain 1 + 2 dc} in next chain 5 corner space
Side
Step 8:  Chain 5, dc in 2nd dc of next group of 3 dc’s
Step 9:  Chain 3, make 3 dc in next chain 3 space; chain 3, dc in 2nd dc from hook (twice)
Repeat Steps 7, 8 and 9 for corners and sides around, ending with chain 3 and joining with a slip stitch to 3rd chain of 1st chain 6 in round
Step 10:  Slip stitch into next chain 3 space; chain 1, single crochet in same space; chain 5, sc in next chain 3 space
Step 11:  Chain 3, sc in next chain 5 space, chain 3
Corner
Step 12:  Make {2 dc + chain 1 + 2 dc} in next chain 1 space (twice)
Step 13:  Repeat Step 11
Side
Step 14:  Single crochet + chain 3 in next chain 3 space for each chain 3 space along side
Repeat Step 12 – 14 around, ending with chain 3 and joining with slip stitch to 1st sc in round
Step 15:  Slip stitch into next chain 3 space; chain 1, sc in same place; (chain 3 + sc) in next chain 3 space twice
Corner
Step 16:  Make {2 dc + chain 2 + 2 dc} in next chain 1 space – between 2 dc’s; chain 2, repeat sequence in next chain 1 space between 2 dc’s
Side
Step 17:  Chain 3 + sc in next chain 3 space to corner
[Repeat Steps 16 & 17 for side and corners, ending with chain 3 and slip stitching to 1st sc in round]
Step 18:  Slip stitch into next chain 3 space; chain 1, sc in same space; cahin 5, sc in next chain 3 space, chain 5
Corner
Step 19:  Make {3 dc + chain 2 + 3 dc} in next chain 2 space; make {3 tr + chain 3 + 3 tr} in center chain 2 space; make {3 dc + chain 2 + 3 dc} in last corner chain 2 space
Sides
Step 20:  Chain 5, sc in next chain 3 space
[Repeat Step 20 for each side, ending with chain 5, followed by Step 19 for corner]
Finish off pink


Step 21:  Join red to any corner; chain 4 (counts as 1st triple), make 6 triple in same corner
Step 22:  Make 3 dc in next chain 2 space; make 4 dc in each chain 5 loop along side
Corner
Step 23: Make 7 dc in 1st corner chain 2 space; make 7 triple in corner, followed by 3 dc in nnnext chain 2 space; ake 4 dc in each chain 5 loop along side
[Repeat Step 23 around, ending with 3 dc in last chain 2 space and slip stitching to top chain of 1st chain 4 in round]
Finish off red


Step 24:  Join ecru to center triple of any corner; chain 1, make 3 sc in same place
Step 25:  Single crochet in each stitch around; make 3 sc in each center triple of each corner
Step 26:  Slip stitch into center corner stitch; chain 1, make 3 sc in same place; single crochet in each stitch around; join with slip stitch to 1st sc in round, make 3 sc in each center corner stitch
Step 27:  Slip stitch into next stitch (to make corner even) and finish off. Weave in loose ends; steam doily and lay flat to dry, pinning and starching as desired.


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M. J.
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