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Dahlia Crochet Doily Pattern

MATERIALS: DAISY MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON, Art. 65: 1 skein White, Size 20;
or
LILY MERCROCHET MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON, Art. 161: 1 ball White, Size 20.

No. 13 Steel Crochet Hook.
SIZE - 14 inches. Work tightly for best results.

Starting in center, ch 10, join with sl st to form ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1, 16 sc in ring, join to 1st sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 10, sk 1 sc, dc in next sc, (ch 7, sk 1 sc, dc in next sc) 6 times, ch 3, join with dc in 3d st of ch-10.
3rd rnd: 7 dc in same st, sc in next ch-7 sp, (7 dc in back lp of next dc, sc in next sp) 7 times.
4th rnd: Sk 1 st of 8 dc in next shell, sc in next 4 dc (to center of shell), * ch 26, sk 2 ch, sc in remaining 24 ch, sc in same dc on shell, ** sc in next 8 sts (to center dc of next shell). Repeat from * around, ending at **, sc in next 3 dc, sl st in 1st 4 sc.
5th rnd: * Ch 1, sk next sc and 1st st on bar, hdc in next st, ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 st, tr in next st) 10 times, (ch 1, tr) 7 times in one lp at end of bar, ch 1, tr in 1st sc on other side of bar, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, tr in next sc) 9 times, ch 1, sk 1 sc, dc in next sc, ch 1, sk 1 sc, hdc in next sc, ch 1, sk final sc on bar and next sc on shell, sl st in next 2 sc. Ch 1, turn, (sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in next st) 4 times, hdc in next sp, hdc in next st) 4 times, (dc in next sp, dc in next st) 4 times, (2 tr in next sp, tr in next tr) 3 times, 2 tr in next sp, 3 tr in next tr, (2 tr in next sp, tr in next tr) 3 times, 2 tr in next sp, (dc in next st, dc in next sp) 4 times, (hdc in next st, hdc in next sp) 4 times, (sc in next st, sc in next sp) 4 times, sl st in next 2 sc. * Ch 1, turn, sk sl sts, sc in next 27 sts, ** (2 sc in next st, 1 sc in next 2 sts) 3 times, in next (center) st make 2 sc, ch 4, sl st in last sc for a p, and 1 sc; (sc in next 2 sts, 2 sc in next st) 3 times, sc in remaining 27 sts, *** sl st in next 5 sc. Repeat from * to *. Ch 1, turn, sk sl sts, sc in next 5 sts, sl st across in 5th st up side of previous petal, sc back in next 5 sts, ch 2, sl st across in next 5th st up side of previous petal, ch 2, sl st back in last sc, sc in next 10 sts, ch 5, sl st across in next 10th sc up side of other petal, ch 5, sl st back in last sc, sc in next 7 sts, ch 11, sl st across in next 7th sc up side of other petal, ch 1, 5 sc on half of 11-ch, 3 sc in center st, 5 sc on bal. of 11-ch. Repeat from ** around, ending at ***. Sl st up side of 1st petal and make 4 joinings between it and 8th petal.
6th rnd: Sl st in next 8 sc, * sc in next sc, ch 15, sc in 5th sc to left of next p, ch 15, (tr, ch 2, tr) in center sc on bar between petals, ch 15, sk 8 sc on next petal. Repeat from * around, end with ch 7, tr tr in 1st sc.
7th rnd: Sc in lp thus formed, * (ch 15, sc in next lp) twice, (ch 3, dtr) 4 times in ch-2 sp between next 2 tr, ch 3, sc in next lp. Repeat from * around, join to 1st sc.
8th rnd: Sl st in 1st 7 sts of next lp, sc in center, * ch 15, sc in next lp, (ch 3, dtr in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dtr in next dtr) 4 times, ch 3, dtr in next sp, ch 3, sc in next lp. Repeat from * around, join to 1st sc.
9th rnd: Repeat Rnd 8 to *. * (Ch 5, holding back the last lp of each dtr on hook, make 3 dtr in next dtr, Y 0 and draw thru all 4 lps on hook for a Cluster) 9 times, ch 5, sc in next lp. Repeat from * around, join to 1st sc.
10th rnd: Ch 3, (2 dc in next sp) made into a Cluster, * 3 dc in same sp, dc in Cluster, (5 dc in next sp, dc in Cluster) 8 times, 3 dc in next sp, ** (2 dc in same sp, dc in sc, 2 dc in next sp) made into a tight Cluster in angle. Repeat from * around, end at **. Holding last lp on hook make 2 dc in same sp, insert hook in 1st Cluster, Y 0 and draw thru Cluster and all lps on hook.
11th rnd: Ch 9, * sk 7 dc, dc in next dc, (ch 15, sk 7 dc, dc in next dc) 5 times, ch 4, sk 7 dc, tr in next st (Cluster) in angle, ch 4. Repeat from * around, join to 5th st of ch-9.
12th rnd: Sl st in next 2 ch sts, ch 3, * dc in 3d ch on next lp, (ch 2, sk 1 ch, tr in next ch) twice, (ch 2, tr in next ch) twice, ch 2, sk 1 ch, tr in next ch, ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch. Repeat from * 4 times. Dc in 3d ch on next sp, ch 2, dc in 2d ch on next sp. Repeat from * around. Join final ch-2 to top of 1st ch-3.
13th rnd: * (3 sc in next 6 ch-2 sps, sk 2 dc) 5 times, 2 sc in next sp in angle, sk 2 dc. Repeat from * around.
14th rnd: Sc in 1st 9 sc, * ch 14, turn, sl st in last sc, ch 1, turn, in ring make 1 sc, 1 hdc, 11 dc, a ch-4 p, 11 dc, 1 hdc and 1 sc. ** Sc in next 8 sc, sk 2 sc in angle (one on each side), sc in next 8 sc. (Make a ring repeating from * to **, sc in next 8 sc, sk 2 sc in angle, sc in next 8 sc) 3 times. Make a ring, then sc in next 9 sc, sk 2 sc in angle, sc in next 9 sc. Make a ring as far as 1 sc, 1 hdc and 6 dc on 1st side, ch 2, sl st across in 8th st up side of previous ring, ch 2, sl st back in last dc, complete ring with 5 dc, p, 11 dc, 1 hdc and 1 sc. Repeat from ** around, join and fasten off. Attach to 1st ring and make joining of it to last ring. Fasten off.
EDGE: Attach to 4th dc to left of p on center ring on one scallop, ch 7, dtr in 4th dc to right of p on next ring, ch 23, dtr in 4th dc to left of same p, * dtr to right of p on next ring, ch 15, tr in ch-2 joining be-tween next 2 rings, ch 15, dtr in 4th dc to left of next p, (dtr in 4th dc to right of p on next ring, ch 23, dtr in 4th dc left of same p) 3 times. Repeat from * around. Join final ch-23 to top of 1st ch-7.
2nd rnd: In each ch-23 lp make 8 sc, ch 10, sl st in last sc for a p, (5 sc, ch-10 p) twice and 8 sc. In each ch-15 lp make 9 sc, ch-10 p and 9 sc. Join and fasten off.
Stretch and pin doily right-side-down in a true circle. Steam and press dry thru a doubled cloth.