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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.