Thursday, February 13, 2014

FIESTA SWIRLS DOILY PATTERN

Last week I was taking a look through one of my old design notebooks and came across this doily pattern I had designed many years back.  I had TRIED to get it published with a national crochet magazine....but it came back declined :(  I decided to change the pattern up a bit and also to change the color I used.  I had almost ALWAYS made this doily in white or some neutral color but recently I had picked up a really colorful variegated thread and thought I would give it a shot.  The results were BREATHTAKING!!!!  So much so that I had to change the name!!!  While in my mind the doily looks like the flower Zinnia, the new colors just needed a SPICY name!!  I hope you enjoy making this as much as I have had designing it!!  I would love to see pics of your finished doilies and all the different color combinations you come up with!!

This is an Original Design by Amy B Stitched.  Feel free to make for profit, but remember to give credit to me, and link back to my blog www.amysastitchatatime.blogspot.com












FIESTA SWIRLS DOILY
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SIZE: 10” before blocking

MATERIALS: 
  •  Size 10 crochet cotton approx. 150 yds (Aunt Lydias Classic 10 Passionata for colorful, OR  Red Heart Bamboo Crochet thread for white note: RH bamboo works up smaller and has more drape than regular size 10 cotton thread)
  •  Size 8 steel crochet hook
  • GAUGE: first 4 rows of pattern = 2 ¼”


STITCHES AND TERMS USED:
  • Ch = chain
  •  Sl st = slip stitch
  •  3dc cl = 3 double crochet cluster
  •  4dc cl = 4 double crochet cluster
  •  Sp = space
  •  Sc = single crochet
  •  Hdc = half double crochet
  •  Dc = double crochet
  •  Sk = skip
  •  St/sts = stitch/stitches
  •  Trc = treble crochet

SPECIAL STITCHES INSTRUCTIONS:
  •   3 double crochet cluster/3dc cl: *yo, insert hook in ring, draw up a loop, yo, draw through two loops, repeat from * two more times, yo draw through all loops on hook.
  • 4 double crochet cluster/4dc cl: *yo, insert hook in ring, draw up a loop, yo, draw through two loops, repeat from * 3 more times, yo draw through all loops on hook.



Ch 6, sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 3dc cl, * ch 6 **, 4dc cl, repeat from * around 4 more times and end at **. Sl st to top of 3dc cl to join. 

Rnd 2: Sl st in ch 6 sp. Ch 1, [sc, hdc, 5dc, hdc, sc] in each ch 6 sp around.  Sl st to first sc to join.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next 3 sts. Ch 1, sc, ch 3, sk next st, sc in next st, *ch 6 **, sk next 6 sts, sc in next st, ch 3, sk next st, sc in next st, repeat from * around ending at **. Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st as join. *5 sc in next ch 3 sp, sc in next st, 8 sc in next ch 6 sp **, sc in next st, repeat from * around ending at **. Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 5: Ch 5, dc in same st as join, *sk next 2 sts, [dc, ch 2, dc] in next st, repeat from * around. Sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5 to join.

Rnd 6: Sl st to first ch sp. Ch 5, dc in same sp *, [dc, ch 2, dc] in next ch 2 sp, repeat from * around. Sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5 to join.

Rnd 7: Repeat Rnd 6.

Rnd 8: Sl st to first sp. Ch 5, [dc, ch 2, dc] in same sp *, [dc, ch 2, dc, ch 2, dc] in next ch 2 sp. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch 5 to join.

Rnd 9: Ch 1, sc in same st as join. Ch 6 *, sk next 2 dc of previous rnd, sc in next dc, ch 6. Repeat from * around. Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in same st as join. * Ch 7, sk next ch 6 sp, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Ch 3, trc in first sc to join. 

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in top of trc. * Ch 7 **, sc in next ch 7 sp. Repeat from * ending at **. Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 12: Ch 1, sc in same st as join. * 9 sc in next ch 7 sp, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 13: sl st in next 5 sts, ch 1, sc in same st. * Ch 7, sk next 9 sc on previous row **, sc in next st. repeat from * around ending at **. Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 14: Repeat Rnd 12.

Rnd 15: Repeat Rnd 13.

Rnd 16: Repeat Rnd 12.

Rnd 17: Sl st in next 5 sts, ch 1, sc in same st.  * Ch 9, sk next 9 sc of previous rnd **, sc in next st. Repeat from * around ending at **. Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in same st as join. * 11 sc in next ch 9 sp, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 19: Sl st in next 6 sts, ch 1, sc in same st. * Ch 9, sk next 11 sc **, sc in next st, repeat from * around ending at **. Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 20: Repeat Rnd 18.

Rnd 21: Sl st in next 6 sts, ch 1, sc in same st. * Ch 11, sk next 11 sts **, sc in next st. Repeat from * around ending at **. Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 22: Ch 1, sc in same st as join. * 13 sc in next ch 11 sp, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Sl st in first sc to join.

Rnd 23: Sl st in each st around.  Finish off.



Be Blessed!!
Amy B