Hearts Desire Doily

This is another free pattern from Red Heart yarns. The pattern, which may be found HERE has a chart showing the different finished sizes that different thread sizes produce. I used size 3 crochet thread with a size F hook. This project can be finished in less than two hours and I think it is prettiest in red or pink.
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Five Point Star Doily

Five Point Star Doily

I found this old pattern at Free Vintage Crochet and loved the doily, but thought the instructions were a little difficult especially for a beginner.  So what follows is my pattern and instructions to make this a little easier. I changed the edging entirely so you may use mine or the original. Also changed thread and hook to make this Doily approximately five inches across.

My Star Doily

Hook size C or 2.75 mm
Thread size 3 (I used Aunt Lydia’s)

Round 1 – ch 7, join with ss to form a ring, {Do not use magic circle, this pattern needs the ss join.} ch 5, dc in ring *1dc, ch 2* 7 more times. After last ch 2, ss in 3rd ch of ch 5. You should have 8 spokes and 8 spaces.

Round 2 – ch3, 4 dc in next space (for total of 5), 5 dc in each space around. Slst to top of first ch 3. (5×8=40 dc)

Round 3 – ch 3, skip 1st dc (which is the one your ch 3 came out of) 1 dc in each of next 7 dc, *ch 5, dc in next 8 dc, ch 5 *. Repeat * to * around and join with ss to top of ch 3.

There is no joining from here on. Each Five Point Star Doily[/caption] round decreases the number of double crochets by 2 ( by skipping first and last from previous round) and increases the number of loops by 1 (by adding 1 ch 5 loop).

Round 4- slst in first and 2nd dc. Ch 3, dc in next 5 dc ( for total of 6), ch 5, sc in ch 5 so, ch 5, dc in second dc (2 loops made), dc in next 5 stitches, chain 5. Make 2 chain 5 loops then 4 dc in next 6 sts (by skipping first and last of the dcs below. Continue around for total of 10 loops and 30 dc. (2 loops times 5 points = 10 and 6 dc times 5 points = 30 30 + 10 = 40).

Round 5 – with last ch 5 on hook, sc in 1st loop, ch 5 and dc in 2nd dc in previous rnd, dc in next 3 dc for total of 4 dc, ch 5, sc in loop, ch 5, sc in next loop then ch 5 and dc into 2nd dc of next point. Remember we are skipping 1st and last dc of previous rnd. Continue around. You should have 4 dc in each point separated by 3 ch 5 loops.

Round 6 – with last ch 5 on hook *dc in second and third dc, ch 5* repeat around for 10 dc and 24 loops.

Round 7 – with last ch 5 on hook, *1 dc in next two, make 5 ch 5 loops*,repeat around (5dc and 25 loops).

Round 8 – You may use the original edging or any one you like. I did this: 3 sc, ch 2, 3 sc in each loop around.

Fasten off and block, rembering this is a hexagon and not a circle.

I hope you will try this pattern.  A few hexagons would make a lovely table runner and one industrious friend is making a bedspread! You could use yarn and an appropriate hook for a larger project.

Here’s another look.

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