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Sweet Violets Crochet Doily Pattern

MATERIALS: J. & P. COATS "KNIT-CRO-SHEEN," Art. A. 64: 1 ball of No. 1 White, No. 18-A Shaded Purples and No. 48 Hunter's Green.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook NO. 7.
Doily measures 14 1/4 inches in diameter.

Starting at center with White, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring.
1st rnd: Ch 3, 23 dc in ring. Join to top of ch-3 (24 dc, counting ch-3 as 1 dc).
2nd rnd: Ch 3, 2 dc in joining (ch 3, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc) 7 times; ch 1, hdc=(half double crochet) in top of ch-3 to form last loop.
3rd rnd: Ch 1, sc in loop just formed, ch 7, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 4, dc in first sc to form last loop.
4th rnd: Ch 3, 2 dc in loop just formed, ch 1, * in next loop make (3 dc, ch 3) twice and 3 dc shell made; ch 1. Repeat from * around, ending with 3 dc, ch 3 and 3 dc in first loop used at beg of rnd, ch 1, hdc in top of ch-3 to complete first shell.
5th rnd: Repeat 3rd rnd.
6th rnd: Ch 3, 2 dc in loop just formed, * ch 5, sc in next loop, ch 5, shell in next loop. Repeat from * around, completing first shell as on 4th rnd.
7th rnd: Ch 1, sc in loop just formed, * (ch 5, sc in next loop) 3 times; ch 7, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, tr in first sc to form last loop.
8th rnd: Ch 1, sc in loop just formed, * ch 3, dc in sc just made, (ch 3, dc in dc just made) 4 times, dc chain made; skip next loop, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with a dc chain. Join to first sc. Break off and fasten.
9th rnd: Attach thread to center of any loop, ch 1, sc in loop, * ch 7, holding back on hook the last loop of each dtr=(Double Treble), 2 d tr in next sc, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made); ch 7, sc in center of next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 7. Join to first sc. Break off and fasten.
10th rnd (Violet rnd): Attach Purple to first loop made on 9th rnd, ch 1, sc in loop, * ch 4, holding back on hook the last loop of each st, make 4 tr in sc just made, 5 tr in tip of next cluster, d tr in next loop, make 4 tr in bottom loop of d tr just made (15 loops on hook); thread over and draw through all loops on hook, ch 1 very tightly to form flower center; ch 4, in flower center make (3-tr cluster, ch 4, sl st, ch 4) twice and 4-tr cluster—Violet made; ch 7, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 7. Join, break off and fasten.
11th rnd (Leaf rnd): * Attach Green to tip of last petal made on Violet, ch 4, in tip of last petal on flower make (3-tr cluster, ch 4, sl st, ch 4) twice and 4-tr cluster, sl st in first sc of next Violet-3-Leaf group made; break off and fasten. Repeat from * around.
12th rnd: Attach White to center leaf of any 3-Leaf group, * sc in center leaf of 3-Leaf group, make a dc chain, skip next Violet petal, sc in next Violet petal, make a dc chain. Repeat from around. Join, break off and fasten. Last 2 rods: Attach White to center of any loop, * sc in center of loop, make a dc chain. Repeat from * around. Join, break off and fasten. Press.



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