You don’t have to be a grandma to crochet a doily!

I had this gorgeous skein of cottony blue yarn with absolutely no stretch to it, as I found out while trying to make fingerless gloves from it. Because I was determined to make something out of it, and because I was hungry for a quick FO, and because the colour is perfect for my home…I crocheted a doily from it. Yes, I crocheted a doily. This may just be a whole new stage in my life.

crochet doily

Even Ollie doesn't seem impressed

The pattern is super easy and sort of granny squareish in that it grows on it’s own and you don’t need to pay much attention to it. It was started at lunch, followed me around all day, and was blocking by 8. Beat that, knitting!

crochet doily

Of course now I need to make more – a hexagon tile blanket? Coasters? Oooh, maybe I’ll use what’s left of the gradient yarn to make a doily for the dining table…. or just use it as a stash buster for all my TFA yarn bits and seam them together later. In the meantime, here is the pattern!

crochet doily

For mine I used a 3.75mm hook with 100 grams of worsted weight yarn. You can use whatever your heart desires, it will still work.

  • Ch5, join with slip stitch to form a ring
  • 1st round: (Chain 6, 1sc into ring) x 6, join with slip stitch to base of first chain 6
  • 2nd round: (Ch4, 1sc into next ch6 space) x 6, join with slip stitch
  • 3rd round: (Ch4, 2sc into next 4ch space, 1sc into next sc) x 6
  • 4th round: (Ch4, 2sc into next 4ch space, 1sc into each of the next 2sc) x 6
  • 5th round: (Ch4, 2sc into next 4ch space, 1sc into each of the next 3sc) x 6

See the pattern? Each round you will have one more sc in each group. It’s like a granny square in that way; it grows on it’s own without you having to keep count of stitches. Just remember to work the corners correctly and the rest takes care of itself. You can grow it as big as you like.

crochet doily

Oh, and we didn’t get northern lights here in south Ontario last night but I have hope… it the skies are clear we’ll be trying again!

  3 comments for “You don’t have to be a grandma to crochet a doily!

  1. March 6, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    That is such an interesting shape – and beautiful colour…

  2. S Yaw
    October 11, 2012 at 11:56 am

    Do you join with slip stitch to base of first chain 6 in round 2?

  3. Scarlett
    March 14, 2013 at 9:20 am

    I’m confused
    I got the first two rows down but 3 and beyond I don’t understand.

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