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Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Trick or Treat Doily: A Free Crochet Pattern For You

Several years ago I designed the Trick or Treat Doily as the gift pattern that came with the purchase of my Stella Luna Doily. It was not the design I had originally planned to create, but my first  idea just didn't want to work out for me.  After almost a week of frustration, I finally gave up on it and started a new design. The second doily seemed to flow easily, and Trick or Treat was born. You can read about how it came to be here:
The Doily That Got Away
But when the patterns were released, much to my surprise, Trick or Treat began to take on a life of its own, and was actually much more popular than Stella Luna. People began to ask if I would sell it as a single pattern, and it quickly became one of my best sellers. 
Today, I am pleased to offer it to you as a free pattern.
I hope you will find it a 'treat' and not a 'trick' to create!

Trick or Treat Doily
By Elizabeth Ann White
For BellaCrochet
Size: About 12” across

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials:
Size 10 Crochet Cotton Thread:
 125 yards Black
 100 yards Orange
 75 yards  Yellow
Heavy Spray Starch
Size 7 (1.65 mm) Steel Crochet Hook

Special Stitches
For shell: (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch sp indicated
For fleur de lis picot: (ch 6, sl st, ch 7, sl st, ch 5, sl st) in top of last dc made

Doily
Rnd 1: With orange, ch 6, sl st in first ch to form ring; ch 1, (sc in ring, ch 2) 8 times, join with sl st in first sc. (8 ch-2 sps made)

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

Rnd 3: 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 4: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 5: 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 6: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 7 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-4 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 7: Working behind petals, ch 5, (sl st between next 2 petals, ch 5) around, join with sl st in first ch of beg ch-5.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, (sc, ch 1, 9 dc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-5 sp around, join with sl st in first sc.  Fasten off.

Rnd 9: Join yellow with sc in second  dc of any petal, ch 15, (skip next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 15) 2 times, *sc in second dc of next petal, ch 15, (skip next 2 dc on same petal, sc in next dc, ch 15) 2 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off. (24 ch-15 sps made)

Rnd 10: Join black with sc in first ch-15 sp, ch 10, (sc in next ch-15 sp, ch 10) around, join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 11: (Sl st, ch 3, 5 dc, ch 3, 6 dc) in first ch-10 sp, (6 dc, ch 3, 6 dc) in each ch-10 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3.

Rnd 12: Ch 3, dc in each dc around with (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in each ch-3 sp, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 13: Join yellow with sl st in first st, ch 3, dc in each dc around with (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in each ch-3 sp, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

Rnd 14: Join orange with sc in first st, sc in each dc around with (sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch-3 sp, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Rnd 15: Join black with sl st in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp as joining (beginning shell made), ch 6, *shell (see Special Stitches) in next ch-3 sp, ch 6; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-3.


Rnd 16: Sl st across into ch-2 sp of first shell, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, sc in next ch-6 sp, ch 3, *shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 3, sc in next ch-6 sp, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. 

Rnd 17: Sl st across into ch-2 sp of first shell, (ch 3, 3 dc, fleur de lis picot--see Special Stitches--4 dc) in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 4, *(4 dc, fleur de lis picot, 4 dc) in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 4, sc in next sc, ch 4; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. 
Trick or Treat!

Special thanks go to E. J. Miller, Jolene Ortiz and Jewel Fernley for testing this pattern.
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Copyright BellaCrochet 2011. All rights reserved. Please do not redistribute or share this pattern; do not post it on any website. DO NOT make videos or tutorials of it for distribution on YouTube or any other site. You may share the link to the pattern only (and link shares are greatly appreciated, please tell your crocheting friends who might enjoy this pattern!)
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10 comments:

MystiRios said...

Hi Ann, I just love this doily! I'm not that much into Halloween, but I would love to crochet this doily using brown thread instead of black, for a more Fall-oriented look instead. Just wanted to pass this idea on in case anyone else wants to try it. I think it would look very lovely. I have arthritis in my hands & don't do much thread crochet anymore, but am very tempted to try making this as it is so lovely. ((Crochet Hugs)), Gina

Ann White said...

That is an excellent suggestion, Gina! Honestly, the only thing that makes this doily Halloweenish is the name and the colors used. I hope everyone will make it using whatever colors best work for them. I think it would make an amazing Christmas doily worked in red, green and white!

Mrs BLY said...

Thank you again for this pattern I made 2 of you pretty pinwheel doilies for my Mom in black & white ( her dineing rm colors) she loved them so this will be her center piece.

susan alcover said...

I just love this! Since it is so close to Halloween I would never finish it in time so am going to make it for Xmas using the red, green, and white you suggested. I think it will be so beautiful!!!
Thanks for offering it as a free pattern!!

Gina Garrett said...

Thank you for your easy to follow patterns. I love Halloween and doilies. I'm hoping to finish this one next weekend.

Jolene Larson said...

Ann, I just wanted you to know that I'm starting my NINTH doily using this pattern! Most are for Christmas gifts using red, green and white, and I also did one using fall colors. Thanks a bunch for the fun pattern! See you on Threadies!

Just Kitty said...

Thank you. This is beautiful.

dragonswing said...

My first thought was "WOW! This is gorgeous!". I have many of your patterns and love every one of them. Can't wait to do this one. And so many color combinations for different holidays. Besides the ones already mentioned, I thought red, white and blue for patriotic holidays, and pink, purple and yellow for Easter. OOOOOOH, I can't wait to start on this one. Thanks for such a great pattern!!!

Kate said...

I just wanted to thank you for your generous share of this beautiful doily pattern! I just LOVE it!! I have quite a few things I have to do before I can start this but I'm dying to get started on it!! I love the Christmas colours I will try that for starters - for NEXT Christmas Lol! To much to do before trying this. ;) But thanks again for putting this up for all of us! I really appreciate it! :) Best wishes.

Ruth from Chile said...

Wonderful, I am looking my threads for do it right now! Ruth from Chile