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Ruffle Centerpiece Crochet Doily Pattern

MATERIALS: 3 balls of white, size 30, Clark's Big Ball Mercerized Crochet thread and number 10 steel crochet hook. Measures about 14 1/2 inches in diameter before ruffle is added.
Abbreviations: ch (chain) sc (single crochet) sl st (slip stitch) lp (loop) dc (double crochet) st (stitch) rnd (round) sk (skip) sp (space) tr (treble) inc (increasc)
Rnd 1: Starting at center, ch 4. Join with sl st to form ring. Ch 3, 15 dc in ring, join to top of ch 3.
Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in each of next 2 dc) 7 times, ch 2, join with sl st (8 dc groups).
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc between 2 dcs of first group, dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc, dc between dc's of dc group, dc in next dc) 7 times, ch 2, join.
Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, (2 dc in each of the next 3 dc, ch 2) 7 times, join.
Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 1, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, (dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3) 7 times, join.
Rnd 6: Sc in same place as sl st, * 7 dc in ch 1 sp (shell made), sc in last dc of dc group, ch 5, sc in first dc of next dc group, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in first sc.
Rnd 7:Rnd 8: Ch 3, 3 dc in same place as sl st, * (ch 3, sc in next lp) twice, ch 3, 4 dc in next sc, repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, join.
Rnd 9: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, * ch 5, sk next lp, sc in next lp, ch 5, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * around, ending with ch 5, join.
Rnd 10: Ch 3, * 2 dc in each of next 4 dc, dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in next lp, ch 5, sc in next lp, ch 3, dc in next dc, repeat from * around, join.
Rnd 11: Ch 3, * dc across dc group, inc 1 dc at center, ch 3, sc in next lp, (ch 5, sc in next lp) twice, ch 3, repeat from * around, join.
Rnd 12: Sc in same place as sl st, sk next dc, shell in next dc, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, sc in next dc, sk next dc, shell in next dc, sk next dc, sc in next dc, sk next lp, (ch 5, sc in next lp) twice, ch 5, sc in next dc, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in first sc.
Rnd 13: Ch 5, * sc in center st of next shell, shell in next ch 1 sp, sc in center st of next shell, (ch 5, sc in next lp) 3 times, ch 5, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in dc.
Rnd 14: Ch 5, sc in next lp, * ch 5, sc in next sc, ch 5, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, sk next dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, sk next 2 dc, sc in next sc, (ch 5, sc in next lp) 4 times, repeat from * around, ending as before.
Rnd 15 through 21: * Ch 5, sc in next lp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in dc.
Rnd 22: 5 dc in same place where last dc was made, sc in next lp, ch 5, sc in next lp, 5 dc shell in next sc, sc in next lp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in dc.
Rnd 23: Sc in lp just formed, 5 dc shell in same place where last dc was made, * sc in center st of next shell, shell in next sc, sc in next lp, shell in next sc, repeat from * around, join to first sc.
Rnd 24: Sl st to center st of shell, * sc in center st of shell, 5 dc shell in next sc, sc in center st of next shell, ch 5, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in first sc.
Rnd 25: Ch 3, dc in dc just made, ch 5, sc in center st of next shell, ch 5, 2 dc in center ch of next lp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 5, join to top of ch 3.
Rnd 26: Ch 3, dc between 2 sts of first group, dc in next dc, * ch 3, sc in next lp, ch 5, sc in next lp, ch 3, dc in next dc, dc between dc's of dc group, dc in next dc, repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, join.
Rnd 27: Ch 3, dc in same place as sl st, 2 dc in next 2 dc, ch 5, sk next sp, sc in next lp, ch 5, 2 dc in each of the next 3 dc, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in top of ch 3.
Rnd 28: * Ch 3, dc in first 3 sts of dc group, ch 1, dc in last 3 sts of same dc group, ch 3, sc in next lp, ch 5, sc in next lp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in dc.
Rnd 29: * Ch 5, sc in first dc of dc group, 7 dc shell in next sp, sc in last dc of same group, ch 5, sc in next ch 5 lp, repeat from * around, ending as before.
Rnd 30: Ch 5, sc in next lp, * ch 5, sc in center st of shell, (ch 5, sc in next lp) twice, repeat from * around, ending as before.
Rnd 31: * Ch 3, 2 dc in center st of next lp, ch 3, sc in next lp, ch 5, sc in next lp, repeat from * around, ending as before.
Rnd 32: * Ch 5, dc in first dc of dc group, dc between dc's of dc group, dc in next dc, ch 5, sk next sp, sc in next lp, repeat from * around, ending as before.
Rnd 33: * Ch 5, sc in next lp, ch 3, 2 dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 3, sc in next lp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, sl st in dc.
Rnd 34: Sl st to center of next lp, sc in same lp, * ch 5, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 5, sc in next ch 5 lp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in sc.
Rnd 35: Ch 5, sc in next lp, * ch 5, sc in first dc of dc group, 7 dc shell in sp, sc in last dc of same group, (ch 5, sc in next lp) twice. Repeat from * around, ending as before.
Rnd 36: (Ch 5, sc in next lp) twice, * ch 5, sc in center st of shell, (ch 5, sc in next lp) 3 times, repeat from * around, ending with ch 5, sl st in dc and in each of next 3 ch.
Rnd 37: Work as for rnd 15, ending with ch 2, dc in sl st.
Rnds 38, 39, 40: Work as for rnds 22, 23 and 24, making ch 3 lps (instead of ch 5 lps) on last rnd.
Rnd 41: * Ch 3, sc in center st of shell, ch 3, sc in next lp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, join.
Ruffle
Rnd 1:
* In next lp make (sc, ch 7) 4 times, repeat from around, ending with ch 3, tr in first sc.
Rnds 2 through 11: Ch 7, sc in next lp, repeat from * around, ending with ch 3, tr in tr. At end of rnd 11 fasten off. Starch lightly and press.



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