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Friday, February 06, 2015

Irish Blessings Doily: A Free Crochet Pattern For You


Today I have a special doily pattern for you. I want to thank Debbie Boivin Kos, who suggested I make a shamrock doily, and  Deborah Morris Armstrong for giving it the name "Irish Blessings." 
I would also like to thank Jolene Richards Larson, who came up with a very  cute idea. She suggests that you make one of the  shamrocks with 4 petals instead of three. Just work it at random, either on Rnd 8 or Rnd 19. When you display the doily, you can ask folks if they can find the "Lucky 4-Leafed Clover."  I know my grandkids are going to love searching for the lucky clover!  

Thank you all, ladies, I hope you like it!

Irish Blessings Doily
  
By Elizabeth Ann White
For BellaCrochet

Size: About 12” across

Skill Level: Intermediate—for those who are familiar with working with size 10 thread and steel hooks, and who have a thorough understanding of the basics of crochet

Special Stitch:
For Shamrock: Ch 4; in  4th ch from hook, work 3 dc, ch 3, sl st, (ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, sl st) 2  times (3 petals made; all petals are worked into the first ch of the ch-4)

Materials:
Size 10 Crochet Cotton Thread:
  150 yards each White and Green (Aunt Lydia’s thread in White and Myrtle Green were    used for model)
Size 7 (1.65mm) Steel Crochet Hook

Note:
To  work between petals,  insert hook between the last sc of one petal and the first sc of the next petal

Doily
Rnd 1: With green, ch 4, 15 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of ch-4. Fasten off. (First 3 chs count as first dc; 16 dc made)

Rnd 2: Join white with sc in first st, ch 2, skip next dc, (sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next dc) around, join. (8 sc, 8 ch-2 sps made)

Rnd 3: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc)  in each ch-2 sp around, join. (8 petals made)

Rnd 4: Working behind petals, ch 3, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 3) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-3.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 6: Working behind petals, ch 4, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 4) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-4.

Rnd 7: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 3 dc, tr, 3 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-4 sp around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 8: Join green with sl st between last and first petals (see Note above), ch 3, skip first sc and dc on first petal, (sc, ch 8, work Shamrocksee Special Stitch—ch 8, sc) in second dc, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, (sc, ch 8, work Shamrock, ch 8, sc) in next dc, ch 3, *sl st between petals, ch 3, skip first sc and dc on next petal, (sc, ch 8, work Shamrock, ch 8, sc) in next dc, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, (sc, ch 8, work Shamrock, ch 8, sc) in next dc, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in joining sl st. Fasten off.

Rnd 9: Join white with sc in center dc of center petal on first shamrock, ch 9, (sc in center of next shamrock, ch 9) around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 10: Ch 1, work 9 sc in each ch-9 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 11: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 5, skip next 2 sc, (sc in next sc, ch 5, skip next 2 sc) around; ch 2, to create joining sp  join with dc in first sc. 

Rnd 12: (Ch 1, sc, ch 3, sc) in joining sp, *ch 5, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-5 sp; repeat from * around, ch 2, join with dc in first sc for joining sp.

Rnds 13-17: (Ch 1, sc, ch 3, sc) in joining sp, *ch 5, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-5 sp; repeat from * around, ch 2, join with dc in first sc for joining sp.
           
Rnd 18: Ch 1, sc in joining sp, ch 7, (sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 7) around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 19: Join green with sc in first ch-7 sp, ch 4, work Shamrock, ch 4, *sc in next ch-7 sp, ch 4, work Shamrock, ch 4; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.





Special thanks and many "Irish Blessings" to my wonderful testers, Jewel Fernley, Jolene Ortiz, and Rosina Smith!

Copyright BellaCrochet 2015. All rights reserved.  Please do not distribute or post this pattern on any website, group or page; please share the Link to this page only. DO NOT make videos or tutorials of it for distribution on YouTube or any other site. 
This pattern has been tested for accuracy and clarity, and I can offer no additional information, photos or help with it.

If you enjoy the Irish Blessings Doily, I hope you will try some of my other free patterns:


  

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely doily for Saint Patrick's Day. Thanks for sharing the pattern!! Judy from Canada

Ruby said...

Thanks, Ann. That's so pretty. I'm going to try making it. I have made some doilies before so I thinkI can make this

Deborah Misfit said...

Oh my goodness you picked the name I suggested - I am more than honored and so happy to make this as soon as I get some green thread - LOL = it is beautiful and I love it thank you for all your beautiful work and for sharing so much :)

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Beautiful doily. Thank you for giving all of us the pattern. :) Blessings always

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Its gorgeous! Thank you for sharing!

Caro Todd said...

Thank you for sharing - it's beautiful. Plus I love the idea of including a 4 leaf clover!

Miva said...

HI ANN.
THANKS YOU, FOR THE PATTERN.
I DID IT, AND I LIKED.
HAVE NICE SUNDAY
AND HAPPY SAINT PATRICK´S DAY
HUGS
MIVA

Anonymous said...

After many years of not picking up a needle, I found this pattern and had to make it. It's beautiful and so unique. What a conversation piece this going to be. And, I'm happy to report that it turned out exactly like the picture, except I did put in the four clover :)

Unknown said...

This is unbelievably beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this lovely pattern. My daughter has a paternal great-grandmother born in Ireland. This will make a fabulous Christmas present.

Dee Sager

Anonymous said...

I crocheted one of these yesterday and it came out great! I'm just wondering how you keep all the shamrocks flat. I know it needs to be blocked and I am wondering if spray starch is the answer. Will it take a heavy spray starch to keep all the shamrocks in line?

Ann White said...

Thanks everyone!
I blocked mine with heavy spray starch, and it seems to be keeping the shamrocks in place.

Anonymous said...

I finally made this doily and just love it. This one is a keeper as I like to give away most of my crocheted items. Thanks for much for sharing your patterns! Judy from Canada

Anonymous said...

Dear Ann,
I'm starting on this doily today.
Thanks a lot for the lovely pattern...all the more for sharing it.The name you have it"Irish Blessings"is indeed apt for it.Ritha from Dubai