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Crochet Lady - Crocheted Fancy Purple Doily is a Creative Project for Middle School Lesson Plans

FANCY PURPLE DOILY

Copywrite 2000, Carrie Viskozki. This pattern is provided for your personal use only. Please do not copy to another web site without permission.

My great-grandmother, Alva Peach, made this doily many years ago. She rarely used a pattern for anything, the ones she had were either passed down through the generations and exchanged with friends, or she made them up herself. As a result, there has never been a written pattern for this doily.

I have written down the instructions and am dedicating this in her memory. If not for her, crochet would not have been passed down to her daughter, and then to me. Thank you, great-grandma.

This is a great project for teachers instructing kids how to crochet. It can be used for middle school lesson plans to develop kids' creativity. Additional creative activities can be done with several doilies like wall art or combining them together to form a exquisite table runner. Materials:

Size 10 crochet thread in white and variegated purple
Size 7 steel crochet hook.

Motif: Make 2

With variegated thread:

Beginning Loop (counts as a chain ring): Loop thread around your pointer finger. Insert hook under ring, YO and draw up a loop. Turn your hook slightly to create a 'chain'. NOTE: Chain stitch the required number of chains, then remove the beginning loop from your finger, holding it as you would a regular chain ring. Round 1: Chain 5 (counts as first TR plus 1 ch), (TR stitch in ring, chain 1) 10 times, join to 4th chain of beginning stitch. Pull end of thread to tighten the circle. NOTE: Weave in ends after you have completed a few rounds.

Round 2: Slip stitch to ch 1 space, chain 4, TR in same space, ch 2, (two TRís in next ch1 space, ch 2) 10 times, join to top of beginning chain. Finish off.

With white thread:

Round 3: Join with SL stitch in any chain 2 space, chain 4, TR stitch in same space twice, chain 2, TR stitch three more times in same space, (3 TR stitch, chain 2, 3 TR stitch in next chain 2 space) around, join with SL stitch to top of beginning chain.

Round 4: SL stitch to chain 2 space. Chain 4, TR stitch in same space three times, chain 3, TR stitch four more times in same space, (4 TR stitch, chain 3, 4 TR stitch in next chain 2 space) around, join with SL stitch to top of beginning chain.

Round 5: SL stitch to chain 3 space. Chain 4, TR stitch in same space four times, chain 4, TR stitch five more times in same space, (5 TR stitch, chain 4, 5 TR stitch in next chain 3 space) around, join with SL stitch to top of beginning chain.

Round 6: SL stitch to chain 4 space. Chain 4, TR stitch in same space five times, chain 4, TR stitch six more times in same space, (6 TR stitch, chain 4, 6 TR stitch in next chain 4 space) around, join with SL stitch to top of beginning chain. Finish off.

Finished Edge -

With variegated thread:

Round 1: With wrong sides together, SL stitch in any chain 4 space. Chain 4, 12 TRís in same space, chain 4, skip 6 TRís, SL stitch in space between two - 6 TR groups, chain 4, (13 TRís in next chain 4 space, chain 4, SL stitch in space between two Ė 6 TR groups, chain 4), around, join with SL stitch to top of beginning chain. Finish off.

With white thread:

Round 2: SL stitch in first TR of any 13 TR group, chain 4, TR in same ST, two TRís in each of next 12 TRís. Two TRís in each TR around (26 TRís in each scallop). Finish off.

With variegate thread:

Round 3: Join with SL stitch in any TR stitch, chain 1, SC in each TR around. SL stitch in beginning chain 1, finish off.

When blocking, the scallops formed by the finished edge will overlap each other slightly.

A very special group of ladies chose this pattern as one of their Crochet-A-Long patterns. Here are pictures of what these very creative ladies interpreted the pattern as. I am so proud to have had them honor my great-grandmother in this way!

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