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Blueflower Mini Doily Free Crochet Pattern

Updated on November 5, 2014
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SheilaSchnauzies is a Miniature Schnauzer rescuer, writer, crochet designer, gardener, crafter, wife, mom & friend living in Omaha, NE.

Nothing Beats The Winter Blahs Like A Fresh Pretty Flower!

Sometimes you're in the mood to make a doily, but you don't want to jump into a huge production! You just want to scratch that little doily itch! That's when mini-doilies are so much fun to make. They're useful, too! You can use them as a little decorative accent anywhere, or you can mat and frame them as a work of your own art!

I was in a flower phase when I was living in the woods in southeast Missouri for awhile, and this was one of the series of flower mini-doilies I designed. You can't tell very well from the photo, but the blue flower part is ruffly and stands up. I keep thinking I should remake one in pinks and golds, wouldn't that be pretty?

You be the designer - make yours in pink and gold, red and pink, wherever your imagination takes you. Whatever you choose, you'll make a little progress toward using up those odd ends of scrap thread in your basket!

Happy crocheting!

"Crochet thread is the ink with which I will sign my life." –SheilaSchnauzies

Let's Make The Magic!

This flower does not exist in nature that I know of; it is just a flower from my imagination.

Materials Required

Small amounts each of blue plus taupe, green and yellow; small ball of white or choice of doily border color. All #10 thread, crochet hook size 9 or your preferred size.

I used DMC Cebelia #10 for the blue, white and taupe; another old #10 green variegated thread, DMC Perle #8 for the yellow, and a size 9 hook.

Special Stitches Used

10-Treble Ruffle Stitch Pattern

Work 10 Treble Crochet in designated space. Drop hook from last loop. From front to back, insert hook in top of first TRC. From back to front, insert hook back through in between 5th & 6th TRC. From front to back, insert hook through space between 6th & 7th TRC. Grab dropped loop from 10th TRC and pull through all to create "ruffle." Chain 1 to close - and do not count the chain-1 toward any following chains directed.

Prong Single Crochet

Rather than inserting hook through top loops of stitch, insert hook through the "v" in the center of the stitch and then complete single crochet as usual.

Abbreviations Used

CH = Chain

SL ST = Slip Stitch

SC = Single Crochet

PSC = Prong Single Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

TRC = Treble Crochet

DTR = Double Treble Crochet

10-TRCRS = 10 Treble Ruffle Stitch

With Taupe, Chain 8; join with sl st to form ring.

INSTRUCTIONS

Round 1

Chain 1. Work 14 SC in ring. Join with sl st to first SC.

Round 2

Ch 1. Work 4 DC in same st, make popcorn. *Ch 5, skip 1 SC. SC in next SC, ch 1. Make 5-DC Popcorn in same SC. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 5, sl st in first ch 1. Fasten off. (You should have 7 popcorns)

Round 3

Attach Yellow in any chain 5 space. Ch 1, work 4 DC in same space, make popcorn. *Ch 5, SC in same space. Ch 1, make 5-DC popcorn in same space. Ch 5, SC in next space. Ch 1, make 5 DC popcorn. Repeat from * around ending with ch 5, sl st in first ch 1. Fasten off. You should have 7 sets of 2 popcorns each.

Round 4

Attach darker Blue in any chain 5 space. *Ch 3, make a 10-Treble Ruffle Stitch (10-TRS) in same space. Ch 7, SC in 4th chain from hook. Chain 3, SC around post of left outermost TRC. Chain 5, SC in next ch 5 space. Repeat from * around ending with ch 5, SC in base of first ch-3. Fasten off.

(NOTE: At this point it is going to look like the flower is not going to lie flat. After rounds 5-11 it will. Have faith:)

Round 5

Attach Green in ch 3 loop at tip of any petal. Ch 1, SC in loop. *Ch 7, SC in 4th chain from hook. Ch 3, SC in next ch3 loop. Repeat from * around ending with Ch 3, sl st in first ch 1.

Round 6

Ch 1, Prong Single Crochet (PSC) in first SC. *Ch 3, work (SC-Ch 3-SC) in next ch 3 loop. CH 3, PSC in next SC. Repeat from * around ending with ch 3, sl st in first SC.

Rounds 7-11

Ch 1, Prong Single Crochet (PSC) in first SC. *Ch 3, work (SC-Ch 3-SC) in next ch 3 loop. CH 3, PSC in next PSC. Repeat from * around ending with ch 3, sl st in first PSC. Fasten off.

Round 12

Attach White (or other color for doily border) to any ch 3 loop. Ch 3, SC in same loop. *Ch 4, PSC in next PSC. Ch 4, work (SC, ch 3, SC) in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around ending with ch 4, sl st in first ch 3 loop.

Round 13

Ch 3, SC in same loop. *Ch 5, PSC in next PSC. Ch 5, work (SC, ch 3, SC) in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around ending with ch 5, sl st in first ch 3 loop.

Round 14

Ch 3, SC in same loop. *Ch 6, PSC in next PSC. Ch 6, work (SC, ch 3, SC) in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around ending with ch 6, sl st in first ch 3 loop.

Round 15

Ch 3, SC in same loop. *Ch 7, PSC in next PSC. Ch 7, work (SC, ch 3, SC) in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around ending with ch 7, sl st in first ch 3 loop.

Round 16

Ch 3, SC in same loop. *Ch 8, PSC in next PSC. Ch 8, work (SC, ch 3, SC) in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around ending with ch 8, sl st in first ch 3 loop.

Round 17

Ch 3, SC in same loop. *Ch 9, PSC in next PSC. Ch 9, work (SC, ch 3, SC) in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around ending with ch 9, sl st in first ch 3 loop.

Round 18

Ch 3, SC in same loop. *Ch 4, work SC around ch-9 of BOTH rounds 17 and 16 (insert hook under the chain-9 of round 16, draw up loop with enough tiny extra height to complete SC as usual). CH 2, SC again around same SC in same manner. CH 4, work (SC, ch 3, SC) in next ch-3 loop. Repeat from * around, join and fasten off.

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      Ruthi 4 years ago

      Beautiful blue flower doily! I used to have a house filled with my own hand crocheted doilies.

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      You are just so clever! Thanks for sharing :-)