Friday, January 2, 2009

"Arches" doily

This is my original design, which I came up with many years ago. It's just basic tatting with one shuttle and a ball of thread. Enjoy!

For pdf of this pattern, click here.

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

R ring
Ch chain
rnd round
- picot
-- large picot
+ join
j join
p picot
RW reverse work
sep separated
bet between
ds double stitch


Kathy Niklewicz said...

This doily is gorgeous - as is ALL your work! I have been following your blog for quite awhile now and I am finally commenting - although I don't know where to begin! You are so talented in so many fields - including your music and your calligraphy. (I was so impressed by the hearts in the calligraphy frame!) Then there is your jewelry which is absolutely fantastic! And the tutorials and the patterns! It all boggles my mind. Thank you so much for sharing on so many levels. My best wishes to you for a Happy New Year!

yarnplayer said...

Kathy, thank you very much! Happy New Year to you, too. Your work is also lovely!
Just now a lot of patterns got posted because I decided to move them all here from my old pattern website. I'm really not as prolific as it may appear, LOL.

Gina said...

I get the feeling you are having lots of fun revisiting your patterns. It's nice to see them separately - things jump out at you that you don't notice when they are all viewed together.

Shelley Jo said...

That is so lovely. I received my thread today. Thanks so much! It's beautiful.

Clyde said...

Beautiful doily Marilee. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

Valerie said...

Oh, this doily is very pretty indeed. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

yarnplayer said...

Thank you, Gina. I think moving my patterns here was the right decision. It's so much easier having everything in one place.

Thank you, Shelley Jo, I'm glad you like your thread.

Clyde, I know you enjoy doilies!

Thanks, Valerie. Enjoy the pattern!

***Jon**** said...

This doily is lovely. Thank you for putting this and all you other patterns here. It is so much more convenient to visit.

I am putting this in my to-do list. It is too beautiful not to.

yarnplayer said...

Thank you, Jon. I'm glad you like how I re-organized, and I'd be thrilled to see what you do from the pattern.

Isdihara said...

Wowie zowie, what a great-looking doily. The arches remind me of roman aquaducts. Can't wait to try it!

Thanks for sharing your lovely work. It is amazing to me that you worked it using 1 shuttle and ball.

Corina said...

It's lovely! I just finished it in brown, using the Dutch translation in the magazine from the Frivolité(k)ring
Thanks for designing and sharing this wonderful pattern!

Karrieann said...

Hey Yarnplayer! I did this doily pattern.. I enjoyed it!

Mary Kay said...

Thank you so much for sharing this doily pattern. I am using it to make a doily for my mom for Christmas and I'm loving this design. Thank you, thank you! I suspect I will wind up tatting one for myself, too.

Elpida Papakosta said...

Good morning!!! love your work and I have bought some patterns from your etsy shop!!! I would like to ask for your advice. Since I don't know how to tat with the shuttle, but only with the needle I would like to ask you if this pattern can be realized with the needle. Thank you so much in advance!

Marilee Rockley said...

Elpida,the "Arches" doily would be easy to needle tat, I think. Only my beaded jewelry patterns could sometimes be a problem for needle tatting.