Hexagonal Doily Free Crochet Pattern

Hexagonal Doily Free Crochet Pattern

Hexagonal Doily Free Crochet Pattern

Materials: Approx. 70 yds size 10 cotton crochet thread (DMC Traditions color #5745 Yellow used for sample); size 6 (1.8mm) steel hook (I used a Boye hook) OR Size Needed for Gauge. . Gauge: RNDS 1 & 2 = 1½” from “corner” to “corner” . Finished Size: About 6″ from straight edge to straight edge and 7¼” from corner to corner, after washing and blocking . Special Stitches: Beginning Shell (beg shl) – sl st in next dc and into ch-2 sp, (ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same sp Shell (shl) – (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in st or sp indicated Shell in Shell (shl in shl) – work Shell in ch-2 sp of next Shell Cluster (cl) – holding last loops of sts on hook, work (dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next 2 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp), yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook Picot (P) – ch 3, sl st in front loop and front vertical bar of st just made .

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Doily may “ruffle” slightly until washed and blocked
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Begin with ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring.
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RND 1: ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), dc in ring, ch 2, (2 dc in ring, ch 2) 5 times, join with sl st in top of beg ch-3. (12 dc, 6 ch-2 lps)
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Note: All Rnds will be joined the same as RND 1 unless otherwise stated.
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RND 2: beg shl, ch 1, (shl in next ch-2 sp, ch 1) 5 times, join. (6 shls, 6 ch-1 sps)
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RND 3: beg shl, *ch 1, 2 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 1**, shl in shl*, rep from * to * around ending last rep at **, join. (6 shls, 12 ch-1 sps, 12 dc)
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RND 4: beg shl, *ch 4, cl, ch 4**, shl in shl*, rep from * to * around ending last rep at **, join. (6 shls, 6 cl, 12 ch-4 sps)
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RND 5: beg shl, *ch 4, (dc in next ch-4 sp) 2 times, ch 4**, shl in shl*, rep from * to * around ending last rep at **, join. (6 shls, 12 ch-4 sps, 12 dc)
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RND 6: beg shl, *ch 4, 2 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 2, 2 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4**, shl in shl, rep from * to * around ending last rep at **, join. (6 shls, 6 ch-2 sps, 12 ch-4 sps, 24 dc)
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RND 7: beg shl, *ch 4, 2 dc in next ch-4 sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk next dc, dc in ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4**, shl in shl*, rep from * to * around ending last rep at **, join. (6 shls, 12 ch-2 sps, 12 ch-4 sps, 42 dc)
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RND 8: beg shl, *ch 4, 2 dc in next ch-4 sp, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next 2 dc and next ch, dc in next ch, dc in next dc, dc in next ch, sk next ch and next 2 dc, ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 sp**, shl in shl*, rep from * to * around ending last rep at **, join. (6 shls, 12 ch-3 sps, 12 ch-4 sps, 54 dc)
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RND 9: beg shl, *ch 4, 2 dc in next ch-4 sp, dc in next dc, ch 4, sk next 2 dc and next 2 ch, dc in next ch, dc in next 3 dc, dc in next ch, ch 4, sk next 2 ch and next 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next ch-4 sp, ch 4**, shl in shl*, rep from * to * around ending last rep at **, join. (6 shls, 24 ch-4 sps, 66 dc)
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RND 10: sl st in next dc and into ch-2 sp, (ch 1, sc, ch 5, sc) in same sp, *ch 5, (sc in ch-4 sp, ch 5) 2 times, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, (sc in ch-4 sp, ch 5) 2 times**, (sc, ch 5, sc) in ch-2 sp of next shl*, rep from * to * around ending last rep at ** with ch 2 instead of ch 5, dc in top of beg sc to join and form last loop. (42 sc, 42 ch-5 lps)
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RND 11: ch 3, 2 dc in same lp, *ch 1, (dc, ch 3, dc) in corner ch-5 lp, ch 1, (5 dc in next ch-5 lp) 6 times*, rep from * to * around ending last rep with 2 dc in last lp, join. (192 dc, 6 ch-3 sps)
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RND 12: ch 3, 2 dc in same st as joining, *ch 1, (3 dc, P, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in center st of next 5-dc group, ch 2) 5 times**, 3 dc in center st of next 5-dc group*, rep from * to * around ending last rep at **, join. Fasten Off. Weave in ends. (6 P, 12 ch-1 sps, 30 ch-2 sps, 144 dc)

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