I have a special treat for you today. A pattern for the mini doilies. The same one that was published in the Simply Crochet magazine - read about it here.
So with no further ado, roll up your sleeves and gather your hooks.
Skill level: easy
Time: 5 - 10 minutes for 1 doily
Yarn and hook: For the main body (the motif)of the mini doilies I used doubled embroidery floss to gain on density, but light and medium cotton thread / crochet yarn can also be used. For the border I used ecru crochet thread, size 30 (20 tex).
Use a 1.9 mm (B1-E4) hook. However, if you use other sizes of yarn for this project, you should consult the label of your yarn/thread because it always gives information about recommended hook sizes.
Gauge: not important for this project.
Used terms: chain (ch), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st.).
Chain 5 and join to make ring.
Now this is important: DO NOT work into the ring!
Start crocheting right away in the 1st st.
That's how there won't be a hole in the middle.
Start by making 2 sc in the first stitch, and 2 sc in all the remaining stitches (10).
2 sc all through the round (20)
Repeat this round until you are satisfied with the size of the “doily”. End by making a sl st. For my necklaces and bracelets I usually make doilies of 2 to 3 rounds before I make the border.
Insert ecru in the next stitch.
*Chain 3 and sc in next stitch*. Repeat from * to * until the end. When you come to the last stitch make a slip stitch into the very first stitch/ 3-chain you made.
This is the front...
... and the back. Neatly weave all ends.
To make this style of necklace (and any other you desire) you will need jump rings to join the doilies together. I marked the position of the jump rings for clearer understanding. When it is done, attach a chain to it.
For the bracelet, I usually use two jump rings to join them together lined up and add a small chain and adequate closure (usually a clasp).
If you want to download this as a PDF file, you can do so here
If you decide to make them, I'd love to see them! Just drop me a note in the comments.
Enjoy your new jewelries!