Giant Sunflower Crochet Doily Pattern

MATERIALS: J. & P. COATS "KNIT-CRO-SHEEN 1 ball each of No. 42 Cream, No. 131 Fudge Brown and No. 19 Shaded Yellows.
Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 7.
Doily measures 15 1/2 inches in diameter.

Starting at center with Brown, ch 5. Join with sl st to form ring.
1st rnd: Ch 1, 12 sc in ring. Join to first sc.
2nd rnd: Ch 1, sc in joining, (3 dc in next sc, sc in next sc) 5 times; 3 dc in next sc. Join as before.
3rd rnd: Ch 1, sc in joining, (ch 2, holding petals forward, sc in next sc) 5 times; ch 2. Join.
4th rnd: Sl st in first sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same sp, drop loop from hook, insert hook in top of ch-3 and draw dropped loop through (starting pc (Popcorn stitch) st made); * ch 3, 4 dc in next sc, drop loop from hook, insert hook in first dc of 4-dc group and draw dropped loop through (pc st made), ch 3, pc st in next sp. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 3. Join to top of first pc st (11 pc sts).
5th rnd: Ch 1, in each sp between pc sts make sc, 3 dc and sc. Join to first sc.
6th rnd: Ch 1, sc in joining, * ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around, ending with sc in last sc. Join as before.
7th rnd: Ch 1, sc in next loop, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join (22 sps).
8th rnd: In first sp, make sl st and starting pc st, ch 3, * pc st in next sp, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join to top of first pc st.
Next 2 rnds: Repeat 5th and 6th rnds.
11th rnd: Ch 1, * sc in next loop, ch 5. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in first sc to form last loop.
12th rnd: Ch 1, sc in loop just formed, * in next loop make dc, 3 tr and dc, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Join. Break off and fasten.
13th rnd: Attach Yellow in last joining, ch 1, insert hook in loop directly below, thread over and complete an sc, ch 5, * holding petal forward, insert hook in loop directly below next sc and complete an sc, ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-5 to first sc.
14th rnd: Sl st in next loop, ch 3, 4 dc in same loop (petal started), make 5 dc in each loop around. Join to top of ch-3 (22 petals started).
15th rnd: Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, ch 2, * dc in next 5 dc, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join to top of ch-3.
16th rnd: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * ch 1, pc st in next dc, ch 1, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, dc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * around, ending with dc in last dc, ch 2. Join to top of ch-3.
17th rnd: Ch 3, dc in next dc, * dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, pc st in first dc of next pc st, (pc st over pc st made), ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 2 dc, ch 2, dc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * around. End and join as on 16th rnd.
Next 2 rnds: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, * ch 1, pc st over next pc st, ch 1, dc in next 3 dc, ch 2, dc in next 3 dc. Repeat from * around. End and join as on 16th rnd.
20th rnd: Ch 3, dc in joining, * dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, pc st over next pc st, ch 1, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, ch 2, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * around. Ending with 2 dc in last dc, ch 2. Join.
Now work in short rows as follows: ch 3. First Point-
1st row:
Dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, pc st over next pc st, ch 1, dc in next 4 dc. Ch 3, turn.
2nd row: Skip first dc, dc in next 3 dc, ch 1, 4 dc in last dc of next pc st, drop loop from hook, insert hook from back to front in first dc of 4-dc group and draw dropped loop through (reversed pc st over pc st made); ch 1, dc in next 2 dc, holding back on hook the last loop of each dc, dc in next dc and in top of next ch-3, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (joint dc made). Ch 3, turn.
3rd row: Skip tip of joint dc, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1, pc st over next pc st, ch 1, dc in next dc, joint dc over next 2 dc. Ch 3, turn.
4th row: Skip first joint dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, reverse pc st over next pc st, ch 1, joint dc over next 2 dc. Ch 3, turn.
5th row: Joint dc over next pc st and next dc. Working across left side of point, sl st closely along the end sts and turning chains of the last 4 rows, ending with a sl st in the last dc on the first row of point, ch 2, dc in first dc of next petal. Next 3 Points: Repeat First Point. Fifth Point: Work as for First Point until the 4th row has been completed, omitting turning chain on 4th row. Ch 4, turn.
5th row: 4-tr pc st over next pc st, tr in tip of next joint dc and complete as for First Point.
Next 17 Points: Repeat Fifth Point once; then First Point 3 times; Fifth Point twice; First Point 4 times; Fifth Point twice; First Point 3 times and Fifth Point twice, ending last point with ch 2. Join to top of ch-3 at beg of first row on First Point. Break off and fasten.
Attach Cream to tip of last point made and continue to work in rnds.
21st rnd: Ch 1, sc in same place, * working along left edge of same point, ch 5, sc in the end st at beg of 4th row, ch 5, dc in next ch-2 sp between points, ch 5, working along right edge of next point, sc in the end st at end of 4th row, ch 5, in tip of point make sc, ch 7 and sc. Repeat from * around, ending with sc in same place as first sc was made, ch 3, tr in first sc to form last loop.
22nd rnd: Ch 1, sc in loop, * ch 9, holding back on hook the last loop of each tr, skip next loop, tr in each of next 2 loops, thread over and draw through all loops on hook, ch 9, skip next loop, sc in next ch-7 loop. Repeat from * around. Join last ch-9 to first sc.
23rd rnd: Ch 1, sc in joining, * ch 17, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 14, dc in first sc to form last loop.
24th rnd: Ch 1, sc in loop, ch 5, * sc in next sc, ch 5, in next loop make (sc, ch 5) 6 times. Repeat from * around, ending with sc in next sc, ch 5, in first loop used make (sc, ch 5) 4 times and sc; ch 2, dc in first sc.
25th rnd: Ch 1, sc in loop, * ch 3, sc in each of next 2 loops, ch 3, sc in next loop, (ch 5, sc in next loop) 4 times. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2, dc in first sc.
26th rnd: Ch 1, sc in loop, * ch 4, sc in each of next 2 loops, ch 4, sc in next loop, (ch 5, sc in next loop) 3 times. Repeat from * around, ending as on 25th rnd.
27th rnd: Ch 1, sc in loop, * ch 13, skip next 2 loops, sc in next loop, (ch 5, sc in next loop) twice. Repeat from * around, ending as before. Join.
28th rnd: Ch 1, sc in loop, ch 5, * in next loop make (sc, ch 5) 5 times; (sc in next loop, ch 5) twice. Repeat from * around, ending as before. Join.
29th rnd: Ch 6, tr in next loop, * (ch 2, dc in next loop) 4 times; (ch 2, tr in next loop) 3 times. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 2. Join to 4th ch of ch-6.
30th rnd: Ch 1, sc in joining, * skip next 2 ch, in next st make 2 dc, ch 5 and 2 dc skip next 2 ch, sc in next st. Repeat from * around. Join last dc to first sc. Break off and fasten. Press.



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