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Crochet Patterns - Irish Crochet Doily "Doilies" Spool #201 © 1944 This little bit of vintage Irish charm makes a lovely addition to any table.
You will need about 250 yards of number 30 crochet cotton and a size 10 steel crochet hook to make a doily that measures approximately 19 inches long.
Abbreviations: ch (chain) dtr (double treble) sl st (slip stitch) p (picot) dc (double crochet) tr (treble) sc (single crochet) rnd (round) sk (skip) lp (loop).
Center Medallion: Ch 10, sl st in first ch st to form a ring. Rnd 2: * Ch 15, make a 3 tr cluster in st at base of ch 15, (to make a 3 tr cluster: work 3 tr in st indicated, hold last lp of each tr on hook, thread over and work off all lps at once), ch 15, sl st in same st with cluster, sc in each of next 5 dc, repeat from * 3 times. Rnd 3: (4 dc over ch 15, ch 4, sl st at base of ch 4 for a p) 3 times, 4 dc over same ch, * work in same manner over next ch 15, 4 dc over next ch 15, ch 2, sl st in last p on last ch, ch 2, sl st at base of first ch 2 for a joined p, (4 dc, p) twice over same ch 15, 4 dc over same ch 15, repeat from * around, end with a ch 2, sl st in first p made, ch 2, sl st at base of first ch 2, 4 dc in same ch 15, sl st in top of first dc. Side Medallions: Ch 10, sl st in first ch st to form a ring. Rnd 2: Work in same manner as for rnd 2 of center medallion except to repeat twice instead of 3 times, then sc in each remaining stitch of ring.
Rnd 11: (Ch 10, sc in next ch lp) 7 times, * ch 5, sk the ch 5 lp, dtr in each of next 2 dtr, ch 5, sc in next ch 10 lp, (ch 10, sc in next ch 10 lp) 6 times.