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Doily measures about 6 inches in diameter when made in size 30 crochet cotton. Ball and shuttle are used throughout.
Center: R 12--12. R 2-2-2-2. RW. Ch 6-6, j to 2nd p of small r. RW. R 2-2-2-2. RW. Ch 6-6, j to 2nd p of small r just made. RW. R 12+12 (to long p of 1st r). Repeat until there are 6 large r in all, each sep by 2 small rings and chains.
Rnd 1: R 4+4 (to p on ch of center). RW Ch 3-3-3-3-3-3. RW. Repeat all around the center.
Rnd 2: R 12+12 (to middle p of ch on previous rnd). [R 2-2-2-2. RW. Ch 6-6, j to 2nd p of small r just made. RW.] Rep [ to ] for a total of 4 small rings and chains, then R 12+12 again. Rep the sequence all around rnd 1.
Rnd 3: This rnd is all chains. J to p of 2nd ch of previous rnd, ch 10, j to p of 3rd ch of previous rnd. Ch 13 p 2 ds bet, then repeat the sequence all around, always skipping the 4th and 1st ch of the previous rnd.
Rnd 4: This rnd is all chains. J to 1st p of large ch of previous rnd, ch 3-3, skip 1 p and j to next p. Repeat for a total of 6 ch, this forms one "arch". Then ch 5, and repeat this sequence all around.
Final rnd: R4+4 (to last p of an arch of previous rnd). R 4+4 (to 1st
p of next arch of previous rnd). RW. Ch 3-3-3. RW. R4+4 (to next p on arch of previous rnd). Continue all around, making ch between all r except those at the beginning and end of each arch.
"Arches" doily © Marilee Rockley 2009
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RW reverse work
ds double stitch