This free crochet pattern for a vanity set or doily was originally published in the 1920s in Universal Publishing’s Smart Crochet.
Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this star and picot doily. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this easy crochet doily pattern.
Easy Crochet Doily Pattern:
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J. & P. Coats or Clark’s O.N.T. Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, Size 50. Small Ball: J. & P. Coats – 7 Balls of White or Ecru or Clark’s O.N.T. – 10 Balls of White or Ecru
Steel Crochet Hook No. 12
Centerpiece measures 10″ x 13″.
Each side piece measures 10″ square.
Gauge for Vanity Set or Doily: Motif measures 1 1/2″ square.
Vanity Set or Doily Centerpiece
First Motif: Starting at center, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: 16 sc in ring. join.
Rod 2: Ch 8, dc in 6th ch from hook, * skip next sc, dc in next sc, ch 5, dc in last dc made. Repeat from * around. Join to 3rd ch of ch-8.
Rnd 3: Ch 9, dc in 6th ch from hook, * dc in next lp, ch 5, dc in last dc made, tr in next dc, ch 5, dc in last tr made. Repeat from * around. Join to 4lh ch of ch-9.
Rnd 4: Sl st in next lp, ch 4, 2 tr in same lp, * ch 7, 3 tr in next lp, (ch 3, 3 dc in next lp) twice; ch 3, 3 tr in next lp. Repeat from * around. Join and break off.
Vanity Set or Doily – Second Motif
Work as for First Motif until 3 rnds are completed.
Rnd 4: Sl st in next lp, ch 4, 2 tr in same lp, ch 3, sl st in corresponding lp on First Motif, ch 3, 3 tr in next lp on Second Motif, ch 3, 3 dc in next lp, ch 1, sl st in corresponding sp on First Motif, ch 1, 3 dc in next sp on Second Motif. Complete rnd as for First Motif, joining next corner lp as before.
Make 5 rows of 7 motifs, joining adjacent sides as Second Motif was joined to First Motif (where 4 corners meet join 3rd and 4th corners to joining of previous 2 corners).
Vanity Set or Doily Ruffle
Rnd 1: Attach thread in any ch-7 lp at corner, 11 sc in same lp,* (sc in each of the next 3 dc, 3 sc in next sp) 4 times; sc in sl st between motifs, 3 sc in next sp. Repeat from * around, making 11 sc in each corner lp. Join.
Rnd 2: Sc in same place as sl st, * ch 5, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around. Join.
Rnd 3: Sl st to center of next lp, sc in same lp, * ch 6, sc in next lp. Repeat from * around. Join.
Rnd 4 thru 7: Repeat Rnd 3 making ch-7 lps on 4th rnd; ch-8 lps on 5th rnd and ch-9 lps on rnds 6 and 7. Join and break off.
Vanity Set or Doily – Side Piece (Make 2):
Make 5 rows of 5 motifs and complete as for Centerpiece.
Starch lightly and press.
This free crochet pattern for a vanity set or doily was originally published in the 1920s in Universal Publishing’s Smart Crochet
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