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Friday, 18 July 2014

Bougainvillea Doily Pattern

This is a little adaptation of a DESIGN I did a while back - I was going to scrap the pattern altogether as it just was not working for me - but then inspiration struck.    I changed a few rows, made it a bit smaller and VOILA!! 

Although I used DK cottons for all the doilies the different brands differ quite a bit in thickness - so adjust your hook size to suit your yarn.


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Materials:  Raeesah Cotton Soft DK
Hook Size:  4.00mm
Size:   29cm in Diameter


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Materials:  Strawberries & Cream Cotton DK
Hook Size:  4.50mm
Size:   33cm in Diameter
 
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Materials:  Strawberries & Cream Cotton DK
Hook Size:  4.50mm
Size:   33cm in Diameter


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Materials:  Coffee Cotton DK
Hook Size:  4.00mm
Size:   27cm in Diameter



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Materials:  Coffee Cotton DK
Hook Size:  4.00mm
Size:   27cm in Diameter

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Special thanks to Erica Liebenberg for testing this pattern for me (with absolute lightening speed!!!) - As you can see kitty cat was quite impressed with the yarny goings on!


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Pattern Terms:
My patterns are all written in US terms

I have included this little chart to make it easier for my UK readers to reference the difference in stitch terms.


pattern terms conversion chart

Foundation:   4ch, sl st into first chain to form a circle OR make a magic ring 

Row 1:  4ch into same place as sl st (counts as 1dc, 1ch);  (1dc; 1ch into circle) x 11, sl st into top of 3ch at start to close (12 x 1dc; 1ch groups)

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Row 2:  Join yarn in any 1ch sp;  6ch (counts as 1dc, 3ch);  (1dc into next 1ch sp, 3ch) x 11,  sl st into 3rd of 6ch at start to close.

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Row 3:  Join yarn in any 3ch space;  2ch, 3dc (4dc cluster) 6ch;  (4dc cluster into next 3ch space, 6ch) x 11;   sl st into top of 1st cluster to close.

Note:  a 4dc cluster is formed as follows - yarn over hook, work the first part of the stitch leaving last loops on your hook, repeat this 3 times more (five loops on hook) Yarn over hook and draw through the loops on the hook to form your cluster

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Row 4:  Join yarn in any 6ch space; 1ch (counts as 1sc);  [12 dc into next 6ch sp (12dc group);   1sc into next 6ch sp] x5;  12dc into last 6ch space;  sl st into 1 ch at start to close.

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Row 5:   Join yarn into top of 2nd dc on any 12dc group;  4ch in same sp as join (counts as 1dc, 1ch);  1dc, 1ch into each of next 9dc (10dc group);  (1dc into 2nd dc on next 12dc group, 1ch;   1dc, 1ch into each of next 9dc) x 5;  sl st into 3rd of 4ch at start to close. 

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Row 6:  Join yarn into top of 2nd dc on any 10dc group;  5ch in same sp as join (counts as 1dc, 2ch);  1dc, 2ch into each of next 7dc (8dc group);  (1dc into 2nd dc on next 10dc group, 2ch;  1dc, 2ch into each of next 7dc) x 5;  sl st into 3rd of 5ch at start to close.

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Row 7:  Join yarn in first 2 ch sp of 8dc group,  5ch in same space (counts as 1sc, 4ch),  1sc, 4ch into each of next six 2ch spaces (6 loop grouping);   (1sc, 4ch into first 2ch sp of 8dc group;  1sc, 4ch into each of next six 2ch spaces)  x 5;   sl st into 1st of 5ch at start to close.

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Row 8:  Join yarn in first 4ch space of any 6 loop grouping;  5ch in same space (counts as 1sc, 4ch); 1sc, 4ch into each of next four spaces; 1sc into next 4ch sp,  (5 loop grouping) 6ch; [1sc into first 4ch space on next 6 loop grouping, 4ch;   1sc, 4ch into each of next four 4ch sps; 1sc into next 4ch sp,  (5 loop grouping) 6ch] x 5;  sl st into 1st of 5ch at start to close.

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Row 9:   Join yarn in first 4ch space of any 5 loop grouping;  5ch in same space (counts as 1sc, 4ch);  1sc, 4ch into each of next three 4ch sps;  1sc into next 4ch space (4 loop grouping), 1ch;  [into 6ch space between loop groupings work (2dc cluster, 2ch) x 3; 2dc cluster, 1ch;  1sc into first 4ch space of next 5 loop grouping,  4ch;  1sc, 4ch into each of next three 4ch sps;  1sc into next 4ch space (4 loop grouping), 1ch] x 5;  into last 6ch space between groupings work (2dc cluster, 2ch) x 3; 2dc cluster, 1ch;   sl st into 1st of 5ch at start to close;

Note:  a 2dc cluster is formed as follows - yarn over hook, work the first part of the stitch leaving 2 loops on your hook, repeat this once more (three loops on hook) Yarn over hook and draw through the loops on the hook to form your cluster

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Row 10:  Join yarn in first 4ch of any 4 loop grouping;  5ch in same space (counts as 1sc, 4ch);  1sc, 4ch into each of next two 4ch spaces; 1sc into next 4ch space (3 loop grouping), 1ch;  [into 2ch sp between 1st and 2nd 2dc clusters work one 2dc cluster, 2ch;  into 2ch sp between 2nd and 3rd 2dc cluster work (2dc cluster, 2ch) x 3;  into 2ch sp between 3rd and 4th 2dc clusters work one 2dc cluster, 1 ch;   1sc into first 4ch of 4 loop grouping, 4ch;  1sc, 4ch into each of next two 4ch spaces; 1sc into next 4ch sp (3 loop grouping), 1ch] x5;   into 2ch sp between 1st and 2nd 2dc clusters work one 2dc cluster 2ch;  into 2ch sp between 2nd and 3rd 2dc cluster work (2dc cluster, 2ch) x 3;  into 2ch sp between 3rd and 4th 2dc clusters work 1 2dc cluster, 1 ch, sl st into 1st of 5ch a start to close.

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Row 11:  Join yarn in first 4ch of any 3 loop grouping,  5ch in same space (counts as 1sc, 4ch);  1sc into next 4ch space, 4ch;  1sc into next 4ch space (2 loop grouping), 1ch [into 2ch sp between 1st and 2nd 2dc clusters work 1 x 2dc cluster, 2ch;  (2dc cluster, 2ch, 2dc cluster, 2ch into next  space between 2dc clusters) x2;  2dc cluster in next space between clusters, 1ch;  (1sc in next 4ch space, 4ch) x2;  1ch] x 5;  into 2ch sp between 1st and 2nd 2dc clusters work 1 x 2dc cluster, 2ch;  (2dc cluster, 2ch, 2dc, 2ch cluster into next  space between 2dc clusters) x2;  2dc cluster in next space between clusters; 1ch;  sl st into 1st of 5ch at start to close

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(I did not have a problem with the Raeesah Cotton Soft but the Strawberries & Cream and the Coffee Cotton started to "pucker" a bit at this point - a puff of steam after each completed row sorted this out nicely though!)


Row 12:  Join yarn in 1ch sp before close sl st on Row 11;  3ch (counts as 1dc) in same 1ch sp as join;   5dc into  next two 4ch spaces;   1dc into next 1ch sp;   3hdc into 1st sp between clusters;  3sc into each of next 3 spaces between clusters;  3hdc into next space between clusters;   (1dc in next1ch sp;   5dc into  next 2 4ch spaces;   1dc into next 1ch sp;   3hdc into 1st sp between clusters;  3sc into each of next 3 spaces between clusters;  3hdc into next space between clusters) repeat to end;  sl st into 3rd of 3ch at start to close 


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Row 13:  Join yarn in same place as close sl st:   3ch (counts as 1dc), 1dc into same place as join;   1dc into each of next 10dc;  2dc into next dc;  skip 3hdc;  2hdc into each of next 3sc;  skip 3sc;  2hdc into each of next 3sc, skip 3hdc;   (2dc into next dc;  1dc into each of next 10dc;  2dc into next dc;  skip 3hdc;   2hdc into each of next 3sc;  skip 3sc;  2hdc into each of next 3sc, skip 3hdc)

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Row 14 (edging):   join yarn with a sl st in any stitch,  1ch, sl st in next stitch, repeat to end

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12 comments:

  1. Wonderful, can't wait to try it. Thank you for sharing with us.

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  2. Absoluty fabulous !! I love them !! Thanks a lot for the pattern !! Have a good day !!

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  3. I'm so glad you didn't scrap the pattern, it has
    turned out lovely. I don't crochet as much as I
    knit, but I have become more interested in crochet
    recently. I actually made something more than a
    granny square and zig zag blanket....I made a flower
    to go on a headband. Though small, but pretty, I was
    still happy to read a crochet pattern.
    Cheers, Anita.

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    1. Thanks Anita! It is a lovely, rewarding feeling when you make something pretty! Keep it up!

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  4. Hi, these are lovely. Where do you find "coffee cotton?" I've never even heard of that before...:)

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    1. Hi Mally! It is a cotton, pan fibre, coffee extract blend. I only heard about it recently. I purchase it here in South Africa but I suspect it is an imported brand - it says "barbara" on the packaging too - I did google it but the search did not turn up anything worthwhile!

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  5. wonderful work, I love it! thank you for the Tutorial.

    Greetings from Germany
    Traudi aus dem Drosselgarten

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  6. You know I love your patterns !! And ... looking at these mandala ones again ... I had a thought. What beautiful hats they would make .. if we could pull them in at the correct round ... Now I am not great at all at inventing crochet things .. but this is your talent! I wonder .... whether this might inspire you to make some hats out of your mandala patterns one day when you are 'bored'? If you do .. I am sure a LOT of us will thank you just as you made the Road Trip Scarf that has gone viral too ! Thank you so much for your beautiful work, and your generosity in letting us have these patterns free too !

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    1. I actually did make a beanie with the Mandala part of the Zooty Owl Trivet. Turned out quite "cool" according to my daughter! Will post a little pattern for it soon!

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  7. I love your designs-they make me happy just looking at them. They have added a zest to my crochet therapy. -canada

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  8. Beautiful pattern. I'm going to try to adapt it to double yarn and s larger hook to make a bathroom rug.

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