Tuesday, January 12, 2016

How to read crochet charts: Doily Pattern

The chart for this lovely doily immediately captured my attention and I knew it will be the perfect one for my how to read series.

What the chart says:

Ch 12 and join to make ring.

Rnd 1: ch3 (counts as the 1st dc) and dc 31 in ring. Sl st to end.

Rnd 2: ch1, sc 1 over the first st (of the row below), ch3, skip 1, sc 1 in next st. Repeat pattern to end. Sl st to join round.

Rnd 3: ch1, sc 1 over the first st (of the row below), ch5, sc 1 in next chain. Repeat pattern to end. Sl st to join round.

Rnd 4: ch1, sc 1 on the loop where you ended rnd 3. Make 9 dcs in the next chain /loop. Sc in the next. Repeat this pattern to end. Sl st to join round.

Rnd 5: ch1, sc 1 where you ended the previous round. Ch3, dc4 tog, make a 3-ch picot, ch 3 and sc in the 5th st. Repeat this once more to complete the "9dcs fan" of the round below.
Repeat this pattern around. Sl st to join round.

I used a different color for each round but I believe it will be beautiful in one color only too.
Some of the How to Read Crochet Chart Series:
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Alhana said...

In Spain we are used to crochet charts, that is the only way magazines or books offer their patterns. For me they are very easy to understand. Actually I have problems reading written instructions because I can't figure out the whole picture. ;-)

I am sure this would be a great help for those who don't know how to read charts!

Maya Kuzman said...

You are lucky! I cannot stand written patterns and never attempt to try my hand at a pattern if it doesn't have a chart included.

Angela said...

That is beautiful. I might give it a try. Wonder type of yarn you used for this. All cotton yarn?

Maya Kuzman said...

Yes. I used 100% mercerized and gassed cotton. Hope you give it a try!

Kathy said...

When I tried to do my first doily pattern, I used knitting worsted and a large crochet hook; I finally finished 2 motifs, decided I would never make enough for an afghan and made a BEAUTIFUL throw pillow; ecru pineapple motifs squares with a dark green velveteen pillow (upcycled skirt) and tassels on the corners. What I did was write each round on a separate index card in good big print. That let me keep my place easily which was part of my problem.