The trend for crocheted lace in general and for dollies in particular soon ran its course.It became cheaper and quicker to purchase machine made lace ,and home decor no longer featured dollies on every table.
Fashions however, have a strange way of reappearing – often in a new guise. With the new popularity for handmade items, especially crochet lace of all kinds, the simple doily has once again found favor. No longer necessarily found under lamps or covering trays as in the past. The doily today is often framed as a work of art.Now the old leaflets, replete with magnificent designs and instructions,have become collector’s items.
Today I would share two patterns of dollies that are simple and have a style of vintage touch.
Supply List for the Crochet Dollies
- Yarn or Crochet Thread: You can use just about any size fiber to make this project. We have used Anchor Size 10 Tread Colors Used is White
- Crochet Hook Size: To crochet the flower, we used a size I.75 mm steel crochet hook.
- Tapestry needle for weaving in ends
Crochet Abbreviations Used in the Royal Motif
- Slip Stitch= sl st
- Sk = skip
- Single Crochet= sc
- Chain = ch
- Double Crochet = dc
- Treble Crochet = trc
- Double Treble Crochet = dtrc
- Picot = pc
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Details Instructions Crochet Dollie Pattern 1
Starting at center, ch 10. Join with sl st to form ring.
Ch 1, 24 sc in ring. Sl st in 1st sc.
Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, sc in next 2 sc, * ch 8, turn, sl st in last sc made, ch 1, turn, 14 sc in ch-8 loop, sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 1st sc.
Sl st in the following 2 sc and the first 5 sc on loop, ch 7, * sk 4 sc, dc in following sc, ch 4, dc in 5th sc on following loop, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 3rd st of ch-7.
Ch 8, * dc in next dc, ch 5. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 3rd st of ch-8.
Ch 9, * dc in next dc, ch 6. Repeat from * around. Join.
Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, make 7 sc in each sp, and sc in each sc around (128 sc). Join.
Ch 1, begin with the sc in same place as sl st and continue round. Join.
Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, * ch 8, turn, sl st in last sc made, ch 1, turn, 14 sc in loop, sc in next 8 sc. Repeat from * around, ending with sc in last 7 sc, sl st in 1st sc made.
Sl st in next 4 sc, * sc in next sc, ch 7, sk 4 sc, sc in next sc, ch 2, tr in center st of sc-group in the middle of the loops, ch 2, skip 4 sc of the following loop. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 1st sc made.
Sl st in loop, ch 6, in same loop make 6 tr with ch-2 between, * tr in next tr, in next ch-7 loop make 7 tr with ch-2 between. Repeat from * around. Close with sl st
* Sc in next sp, (ch 4, sc in next sp) 5 times; sk next tr, sc in next tr. Repeat from * around. Sl st in 1st sc. Fasten off.
Crochet Dollie Pattern 2
Make a Magic Ring.
In the magic ring, work 24 dc (3 ch count as 1st dc), close with sl st in top st of ch-3.
Ch 1, then, beginning in same sp as sl st closing rnd 1, work * 1sc, 6 ch, sk 1 dc, rep from * around; close with 3 ch, 1 dc in 1st sc.
In each ch 1p work 1 puff st (= 4 tc; 4 ch count as 1st trc). 7 ch; close with sl st in 1st puff.
2 sl st in 1st ch 1p, then work * 1 dc, 6 ch, 1 dc in same ch 1p as last dc, 6 ch in next ch 1p work 1 dc, 7 ch., 1 sl st in 3rd st of ch-7 (P formed), 2 ch, 1 dc in same ch 1 p as last dc., 6 ch, beg with next ch1p rep from * around; close with 3 ch, 1 dc in top st of ch-3 (which counted as 1st dc).
Ch1, work 1 sc in last ch 1p, in next ch work 2 dc, 8 trc, 2 dc, in next ch 1p 1 sc, 12 ch, sk picoted ch sk picoted ch 1p, beg with next ch 1p rep from * around; close with 6 ch 1 dtrc in 1st sc.
Ch 1, then work * 1sc, 1 p (= 4 ch, 1 sl st of ch-4), 2sc in last ch 1p, 1 ch, 1 trc, 1 ch,(1 trc, 4 ch, 1 sl st in top of trc, 1 ch) 10 times, cont with 1 tc, 1 ch, 2 sc in next ch 1p, rep from *around; close wth sl st in 1st sc
Few Ideas from Us.
- Use it as a middle piece.
- Make 7 numbers of the motif and join to form a flowery market bag.
- Multiple motifs are often converted to table liner.
- Make use of thinner yarn and convert the pattern to form pretty establishment.
- For a double size spread about 88 X 105 inches, make 370 motifs.
- A prefect Christmas present. Use to embellish your pale cushion covers of pillow covers.
These are just a couple of ideas. We are sure you’ll think up many others!