Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Crochet Doily Tranquility

Crochet Doily Tranquility

If you are a beginner, you can find a playlist for the basic crochet stitches by clicking on this link.  Beginner Crochet Stitches

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Written by Teresa Richardson

Video Tutorial:  Crochet Doily Tranquility

Video Tutorial:   Crochet Doily Tranquility Left Hand Version

Skill Level - Intermediate/Advanced

DC - Double Crochet
HDC - Half Double Crochet
CH - Chain
SL ST - Slip Stitch

SC - Single Crochet


Size 10 Crochet Cotton
Size 3 Steel Crochet hook
Sewing or Tapestry Need to sew in tails

NOTE: I will be using the chain 1 as a step up to the next round.  It will not count as as stitch.  This is a replacement for the chain 3 at the beginning of the round.  You can use the chain 3 if that is something you are more comfortable with.

Chain 8, join
Round 1:  CH 1, Work 24 Double Crochet through chain, join.  (24 double crochet total)

Round 2: Chain 1, *Work 1 DC in each of the next 2 stitches, CH 1, continue around from*. (Total of 12 sets of DC with CH 1 between)

Round 3: CH 1, *SC in DC, (CH 4 SL ST, CH 4, SL ST, CH 4 SL ST in SC(picot) Work SC in next stitch, chain 2, continue around from *. (12 picot sets with the chain 4 loops) Cut thread, secure.

Round 4:  Attach thread to center chain 4. Ch 1, work a SC in same chain , *Chain 4, work a SC in the center CH 4 of next set of chain 4 loops, continue around to the beginning repeating from *,  join with a slip stitch to the first single crochet.

Round 5: CH 1, * 1 DC in SC, 7 DC through chain. Continue around from *, join with the beginning stitch. (96 Double Crochet total)

Round 6: CH 1, Work a double crochet in each stitch around. (96 Double Crochet total)

Round 7:  CH 1, *Work a double crochet in each of the next 4 stitches, chain 3, work 1 DC in each of the next 4 stitches. Continue around from *, join with the beginning DC.

Round 8:  Slip stitch over 1 stitch, Work 1 Single Crochet between the Double Crochet. There will be 2 DC  on each side of the single crochet, *CH 3, Work 2 DC in the next CH space.  Work 3, CH 4 loops, slip stitching in the top of the DC, work a double crochet in same space, CH 3, single crochet between the DC, repeat from *, work a slip stitch to join the last chain. Cut the thread.

You can repeat rounds 4-8.  


  1. I am inviting you to come and be part of my blog hop:

  2. dear teresa, I am a German girl, like the crochet for beginners and
    knits. I have found a book of crochet patterns twinkie chan with. Unfortunately I do not really understand this. if I could send you by mail the instructions, you would then make a video about it? or you know the book by twinkie? I would also take pictures of the pages and send you if you're interested.
    my email contact:
    sorry for my bad English. I've worked with google translator.
    best regards

  3. Spike stitch pattern is not coming out right for me. I have to correct amount of stitches but cannot fit two dc in at the end. What can i be doing wrong. Pulled it out numerous times with no luck. Thanks for any suggestions. The pattern is pretty and easy except for what I might be doing to ruin it.

  4. Hi
    how are you ?
    This is the first time,I am talking to you
    ^^ I'm happy
    Excuse me for my English It is not my language
    You are one of the reasons for my love to crochet
    You are a great teacher, and I want your advice on crochet
    I have a aunt , she will graduate this year
    And I want to give her something Handmade
    What can I make to give her ?
    Please help me
    Thank you

  5. Beautiful! It's great that it's portable also. I can work on it while I'm waiting for appointments,etc. Thank you so much for all your help :^)

  6. thank you for the instructions but can I ask are they American as the English stitches are different


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