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Friday, October 06, 2017

Celeste: A Free Crinoline Lady Doily Crochet Pattern

Celeste: A Crinoline Lady Doily
By Elizabeth Ann White


Size: About 13” across by 15” tall

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

Materials:
Size 10 Crochet Cotton Thread:
200 yds. Yellow
100 yds. Black
25 yds. each Peach, Rust and Lt. Brown
Small amount Dk. Brown
2” square of cardboard (for wrapping Broom Straw)
Heavy Spray Starch
Fabric Glue
Size 7 (1.65mm) steel hook

Special Stitches:
For Beginning Shell (beg shell): (sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch sp indicated
For Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in st or ch sp indicated
For Large Shell (lrg shell): (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in st or ch sp indicated
For Double Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in stitch or ch sp indicated
For 3 dc cluster: Yo, insert hook in st or ch sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, (yo, insert hook in same st or ch sp, yo, pull through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook) 2 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook
For 2 tr cluster: (yo 2 times, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, work off 2 lps, yo, work off next 2 lps) 2 times, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook

Background
Rnd 1: For Eyelet Foundation (see tutorial here: Eyelet Foundation), with yellow, (ch 3, dc in third ch from hook) 56 times; being careful not to twist Foundation, join with sl st in first ch of first ch-3 to form a ring of 56 ch sps; working in ch sps of Foundation, beginning shell (see Special Stitches) in first ch sp,ch 2, sc in next ch sp, ch 2, *(shell –see Special Stitches- in next ch sp, ch 2, sc in next ch sp, ch 2) around, join with sl st in top of ch-3 of beginning shell. (28 shells made)

Note: Work next Rnd in ch-2 sps of shells only-skip all stitches between shells
Rnd 2: Sl st in next st, beg shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, 6 dc in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 3, *shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 3, 6 dc in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 3; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of ch-3.

Rnd 3: Sl st in next st, beg shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 5 times, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, *shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 5 times, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp; repeat from * around, join.

Rnd 4: Sl st in next st, beg shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 5 times, skip next ch-3 sp, *shell in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) 5 times, skip next ch-3 sp; repeat from * around, join.

Rnd 5: Sl st in next st, (sl st, ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 4 times, skip next ch-3 sp, *double shell (see Special Stitches) in ch-2 sp of next shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 4 times, skip next ch-3 sp; repeat from * around, join.

Row 6: For First Pineapple Point, sl st across to second ch-2 sp of first double shell, beg shell in second ch-2 sp of first double shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, skip next ch-3 sp, shell in first ch-2 sp of next double shell; leaving remaining stitches unworked, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 2 times, skip next ch-3 sp, shell in last shell, turn.

Row 8: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, shell in last shell, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, skip next ch-3, skip next sc, skip next ch-3, shell in ch-2 sp of last shell, turn.

Row 10: Ch 3, 3 dc cluster (see Special Stitches) in ch-2 sp of first shell, ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 7, sl st in same ch last sl st was worked in, ch 5, sl st in same ch last sl st was worked in, 3 dc cluster in ch-2 sp of last shell, ch 3, sl st in last st of last shell. Fasten off. 

Row 6: For Next Pineapple Point, join yellow with sl st in remaining ch-2 sp of last worked double shell, beg shell in same sp as joining, ch 3, skip next ch-3 sp, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) 3 times, skip next ch-3 sp, shell in first ch-2 sp of next double shell; leaving any remaining stitches unworked, turn.

Rows 7-10: Repeat Rows 7-10 of First Pineapple Point.
For remaining pineapple points, repeat Next Pineapple Point around for a total of 14 Pineapple Points.


Celeste
Head, Bodice and Skirt
Row 1: Starting at Head, with peach, ch 4, 4 dc in 4th ch from hook, turn. (5 dc made)

Row 2: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in each st across to last st, 2 dc in last st, turn. (7)

Row 3: Ch 2 (not worked in or counted as st), dc in next 4 sts, dc last 2 sts tog, turn. (5)

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in next 2 sts, dc last 2 sts tog, turn. (3)

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.

Row 6: (Ch 3, 2 dc) in first st, dc in next st, 3 dc in last st, turn. (7)

Row 7: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, 2 dc in each st across, turn. Fasten off. (14)

Row 8: For Bodice, working this row in back lps only, skip first 3 sts, join black with sl st in next st, ch 3, dc in next 7 sts, leaving remaining sts unworked, turn. (8)

Row 9: Ch 2, dc in next 5 sts, dc last 2 sts tog, turn. (6)

Row 10: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.

Row 11: For Skirt, (ch 3, dc) in first st, 2 dc in each st across, turn. (12)

Row 12: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 2 times, dc in each of next 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, (dc in next st, 2 dc in next st) 2 times, turn. (18)

Row 13: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in each of next 2 sts, (2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 2 sts) across to last 3 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in next st, 2 dc in last st, turn. (25)

Row 14: (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first st, (skip next 3 sts, shell-see Special Stitches- in next st) across, turn. (7 shells)

Row 15: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of each shell across, turn.

Rows 16 & 17: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, (ch 1, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell) across, turn.

Rows 18 &19: Ch 3, shell in ch-2 sp of first shell, (ch 2, shell in ch-2 sp of next shell) across, turn.

Rows 20 & 21: Ch 3, large shell (see Special Stitches) in ch-2 sp of first shell, (ch 2, lrg shell in ch-2 sp of next shell) across, turn.

Rows 22-27: Ch 3, lrg shell in ch-2 sp sp of first lrg shell, (ch 3, lrg shell in ch-2 sp of next lrg shell) across, turn.

Row 28: Ch 3, lrg shell in ch-2 sp of first lrg shell, (ch 3, lrg shell in ch-2 sp
of next lrg shell) across, dc in last st of last shell, turn.

Row 29: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 1, (tr, ch 1) 7 times in ch-2 sp of first shell, *sc in next ch-3 sp between shells, ch 1, (tr, ch 1) 7 times in ch-2 sp of next shell; repeat from * across, sc in last st, turn. (7 scallops made)

Row 30: Ch 1, sc in first ch-1 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times, *sc in next ch-1 sp (the first ch-1 sp on next scallop), (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times; repeat from * across. Fasten off.

Bodice Trim
Working in unworked sts and remaining front lps on Row 7, join black with sc in first st, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

Sleeve (make 2)
Row 1: With black, ch 4, 3 dc in 4th ch from hook, turn. (First 3 chs count as first dc; 4 dc made)

Rows 2-8: Ch 3 for first dc, dc in each dc across, turn. At end of last row, do not turn, fasten off.

Hand (make 2)
Row 1: With peach, starting at fingertips, ch 3, 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, turn. (3 dc made)

Row 2: Ch 3, dc next 2 sts tog, turn. (2)

Row 3: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in next st. Fasten off.  (3)

Hat

Rnd 1: With black, ch 4, 5 dc in 4th ch from hook, join with sl st in top of ch-4. (First 3 chs count as first dc; 6 dc made)

Rnd 2: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in each of next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, join with sl st in top of ch-3. (8 dc made)

Rnd 3: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in each of next 3 dc, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 3 dc, join. (10 dc)

Rnd 4: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 4 dc, join. (12 dc)

Rnd 5: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 5 dc, join. (18 dc)

Rnd 6: (Ch 3, dc) in first st, dc in each of next 6 dc, 2 dc in next st, dc in each of next 6 dc, join. (16 dc)

Rnd 7:  (Ch 3, dc) in first st, 2 dc in each dc around, join. Fasten off. (32 dc)

Hair Strand (make 6)
With Rust, (ch 3, dc in 3rd ch from hook) 5 times. Fasten off.

Broom
For Straw, wrap lt. brown thread 30 times around 2” square of cardboard.
Cut all strands at one fold; carefully remove strands from cardboard.
Wrap a 10” strand of dk. Brown thread tightly around folded strands 12 times, placing about 1/2” below remaining fold.
Secure ends of dk. brown strand.
Cut all strands of lt. brown at remaining fold.
Trim all ends of lt. brown strands.

For Handle, with dk. brown ch 41, sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch across. Fasten off.

Glue Straw to end of Handle as shown in photo.

Finishing and Assembly Notes: 
When gluing items, it is helpful to place a drop of glue on the tip of a toothpick; use the toothpick to precisely apply glue to desired spot. Use photos as a guide to positioning all pieces.  I have also found it helpful to make an assembly board by covering a sturdy sheet of cardboard with clear plastic wrap.   Glue will not adhere to the plastic wrap, and items can be assembled and left on it to dry. After items have been starched and dried, I move them from the blocking surface to the assembly board for gluing and final assembly.  

1: Place Head, Bodice and Skirt on blocking surface (I use a large sheet of cardboard covered with white fabric.) Spray with starch. Shape Skirt and Bodice Trim. Allow to dry.  
2: Glue Hair Strands to Head. Allow to dry.
3: Place Hat on Head and shape as desired. Glue Hat to Head. Allow to dry.
4: Glue Sleeves under Bodice Trim. Glue Hands to ends of Sleeves
5: Place Background on blocking surface. Place assembled Celeste on Background. Shape as shown in photo,  spray with starch and allow to dry.  
6: Glue Celeste to Background. Allow to dry.  
7: Glue Broom to Celeste as shown in photo, curling Handle as shown. Allow to dry. 


Special thanks go to E. J. Miller, Jolene Ortiz, Jewel Fernley, and Karen Misiunas   for testing this pattern.

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1 comment:

Janet said...

She is lovely! I am a beginner but love this so much I think I'll give it a try. Thank you for sharing.