Box Of Chocolates Beaded Valentine Doily Crochet Pattern!
Box Of Chocolates Valentine Doily Free Crochet Pattern!
I always love to design something special in crochet for Valentine's Day! This year I had the craziest thought! I wanted a doily that looks like a box of chocolates! (Yes, one of my favorite things!!) The beautiful candy boxes stacked up at the store, waiting to surprise that special person - each one prettier than the next. Also, one of my favorite color combinations has always been pink and brown (thank you, Shirley Temple book from childhood!) so I wanted to incorporate those.
One regret? I wish I had done this doily in a heart shape! What was I thinking... valentine candy boxes are always heart shaped, right? When I redo it that way, and with proper chocolate color thread, I'll post it here. Also, this round doily is begging for another tier of larger chocolates, tucked into another "foil" nest, in my opinion. I'll add those directions here when that happens.
This isn't a difficult doily to do, really. Before blocking, it measures about 9 inches across. Once you arrive at the second tier, there is treble and double treble crochet. Those stitches aren't hard - they just involve adding a couple of extra thread-overs to your hook! Try them - check out the YouTube tutorials below for right and left handed crocheters! These stitches add a lot of versatility to your crochet toolbox!
When you are working the main hearts in the beginning, you'll notice that the little round "shoulder" of the heart is not there. That's because you'll use that space to add some nice Swarovski crystals to fill in those places! (You know I love my sparkles!!) You can choose to crochet them in as you go, OR you can do as I'm doing and add them by sewing on with invisible thread. (I think they look prettier that way and you can really control the placement).
I got a little "creative" with my thread choices! I didn't have so much as a scrap of #10 brown thread in the house and I was desperate! So I snagged some brown perle cotton and some size 20 Lizbeth brown and white thread and used them together for the "chocolates." The combination turned out pretty close to size 10 although I will admit I am not thrilled with the color of my chocolates, brown and white! I may take a Sharpie to them yet and paint them the color I want!
One thing that did really tickle me was using a brand new thread I'd just ordered in. It's the new "Enchant" jewelry crochet thread from Premier. I'm not sure of the thread size, it doesn't say on the label - but I'd estimate it to be size 30 or smaller. I decided to use two strands together for the "foil" outer layer in the gold and silver color ways. This thread has tiny sequins attached to it and is just so gorgeous in person you can't believe it! I will not lie to you; working with it can be a bit tedious. But for me, the finished results were worth the trouble. Unfortunately it doesn't photograph so well because it's so very shiny. For that I apologize, along with photographing it before I've finished adding the crystals and starching/blocking. But time's getting short to get this done in time for Valentine's, so I'm putting it out to the world as she stands right now.
I hope you'll enjoy my little doily created with love just for you, my crochet friends around the world!
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What You Will Need
Crochet hook size 8 or preferred
Small amount DMC Traditions Pink #10 thread
Small amount Pink Variegated #10 thread
Small amount White #10 thread
Small amount Lizbeth #20 thread held together with Perle Cotton (brown rounds)
Small amount Enchant metallic jewelry crochet thread in Silver and Gold, held together
24 bicone Swarovski clear crystals size 6mm (optional)
Invisible sewing thread and needle (optional)
A Word About Yarn & Thread Selection...
You may use different yarns such as scrap yarns or threads with good results! Just make sure to keep them similar in weight and thickness so as not to throw off the pattern.
I own and love every size of this crochet hook. They allow me to keep crocheting despite severe arthritis in my hands.
Here's My Work In Progress...Click thumbnail to view full-size
I recently purchased this for myself. It's handy to know how much yarn a given project requires when you're going to be making more than one!
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Box Of Chocolates Doily
A Crochet Pattern By SheilaSchnauzies
Pattern and all content SheilaSchnauzies 2014
Please do not distribute this pattern anywhere internet, email, real world or otherwise.
You may sell items made personally by you from this pattern. Thank you!
Note From Designer
Here is a happy little 9 inch tiered Valentine doily with chocolates nestled between white paper and gold and silver foil.
Special Stitches Required
5SCP - 5 Single Crochet Popcorn
5DCP - 5 Double Crochet Popcorn
5TRCP - 5 Triple Crochet Popcorn
7-TRCC - 7 Treble Crochet Cluster.
With Pink, Chain 5. Join with sl st to form ring.
CH 2 (counts as first DC), work 12 DC in ring. Ch 2, sl st in ring. Ch 2, join with sl st to 2nd ch of beginning ch 2.
Ch 2, SC in same st as last sl st (heart point). Work a SC in next 3 SC. Work 2 SC in next 3 SC. Sl st in next SC. Ch 1, work SC in next SC. Work 2 SC in next 2 SC. Work a SC in next 3 SC. Work (SC-ch 2-SC) in next SC (heart point). Sl st in next SC.
Ch 2, SC in next SC. Repeat for first half of heart. At the top center, make last SC in pattern next to top center. Ch 1, sl st in center st. Ch 2, SC in next SC, continue in pattern. End with SC-ch 2-SC in heart point, Ch 2, join with sl st to first sl st.
Sl st into next space. Ch 2 (counts as first DC), work 4 DC in space and complete popcorn. Ch 2, work a popcorn in next space. *Ch 4, work (DC, ch 1) in next 7 DC. Ch 4, work (5-DC Popcorn, ch 2) in next 2 spaces. Repeat from * around ending with ch 4, sl st in top of first popcorn.
Ch 2 (counts as first DC); work 4 DC to complete 5DC Popcorn in same st as ch 2. *CH 2, work 5DC Popcorn in between next two popcorns. Ch 2, work 5DCPopcorn on left side of next popcorn. Ch 1, work (DC, ch 2) in each of next 7 DC. Ch 1, work 5DCPopcorn in next popcorn. Repeat from * around ending with ch 1, sl st in top of first popcorn.
Ch 2 (counts as first DC); work 4 DC to complete 5DC Popcorn in same st as ch 2; *Ch 2, work 5DC Popcorn in between next two popcorns. CH 2, Work 5DC Popcorn in next popcorn. Ch 2, Work 5DCPopcorn in between next two popcorns. Ch 2, work 5DCP in last popcorn. Ch 1, work (DC, ch 3) in each of next 7 DC. Repeat from * around ending with Ch 1, sl st in top of first popcorn.
Ch 2 (counts as first DC); work 4 DC to complete 5DC Popcorn in same st as ch 2; *Ch 2, work 5DC Popcorn in next popcorn. Work 5 DCP in ch 2 space. Work 5DCP in next popcorn. Ch 4, SC in between next two popcorns. Ch 3, work 5DC popcorn in ch 2 sp before next popcorn. Work 5DCP in next popcorn. Work 5DCP in ch 2 space after popcorn. Ch 1, work (DC, ch 4) in each of next 7 DC. Repeat from * around. There should be 6 popcorns on each side of work.
Ch 7, SC in center SC of heart. Ch 7, SC in DC at far left side of heart. *Ch 5, DC in next DC. Repeat this until you arrive at 2nd DC before next heart. At that point, ch 2, SC in next DC. Ch 7, center SC of heart. Ch 7, SC in DC at left side of heart. Repeat from * around ending with ch 2, sl st in first ch of starting ch 7.
*Ch 6, DC in first space over heart, DC in center SC of heart and in left hand space over heart. (**Ch 6, DC in next DC). Repeat this (** ) until you arrive at 2nd DC before next heart. At that point, ch 2, DC in next DC. Repeat from * around.
CH 6, DC in next DC. Ch 2, work 3 SC in next space. Ch 2, DC in next DC. Repeat from * until you are at
*(CH 2, work 3 SC in next space). Repeat from (*) until you reach the DC before the 3 DCs over heart. After making that DC, ch 2, work 3 SC in space. Ch 2, work 3-DC Cluster with one leg of cluster in each of the 3 DC. Ch 5, SC in tip of cluster just made. Now resume back to the *. Repeat from * around.
*Ch 4 (counts as first TRC of cluster); work TRC Cluster with legs in each 3 SC and the next DC. Ch 1 to close. Ch 5, sl st in tip of cluster just made. Ch 5, sl st again in same place (tiny heart made). Ch 4, SC in next DC. Repeat from * around ending with ch 4, sl st in first ch of beginning ch 4.
(NOTE: When you arrive over each heart, just work the center 3 TRCs of the cluster in the ch 3 loop.) (taking a bit of Elizabeth Hiddleson liberty here and saying just do it this way. Forgive me!
*Ch 6, SC around DC one row down at left side of cluster. Repeat from * around. (NOTE: We are creating a round of ch-6 spaces BEHIND the work on which we will build our second layer of the doily.) Hang in there:) Fasten off, weave in end.
Attach darker Pink in SC before ch 6 space. *Ch 6, TRC in base of ch 6 just made. Ch 3, SC in base of ch 3 just made. Ch 6, TRC in base of ch 6 just made. SC in next SC. Repeat from * around ending with TRC, sl st in first SC.
*Ch 6, work (SC-ch 3-SC) in ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around ending with Ch 6, sl st in first ch of starting ch 6.
*Ch 3, work 3 SC in next space. Ch 3, work (SC-Ch 5-SC) in next ch 3 loop. Repeat from * around.
*Ch 6, work 3-DTRC Cluster over the next 3 SC. Ch 5, SC in top of cluster just made. Ch 6, SC in next ch 5 loop. Repeat from * around. Fasten off, weave in end.
Round 18 Paper
Attach White in any ch 5 space. Ch 3 (counts as first TRC), work 3 more TRC in space. *Ch 2, work 4 more TRC in same space. Work 4 TRC in next space. Repeat from * around ending with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch. Fasten off, weave in ends.
Round 19 (Chocolates)
Attach Brown in between any two groups of TRC that do NOT have a ch 2 space between them. *CH 4, sl st in next space. Ch 4, sl st in between next two groups of 4 TRCs without the space between them. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to first stitch.
*CH 2, sl st in next space. Ch 3, counting as first TRC and work 4 more TRC to make popcorn. Work 5SCP in back of popcorn just made. Ch 3, work 5TRC popcorn in next space on Round 18. Ch 3, work 5SCP in top of popcorn just made. Ch 3, sl st into next space back on brown round. Ch 3, work rest of 5TRC popcorn in space. Work 5SCP in top of popcorn just made. Ch 4, sl st in same space. Repeat from * around.
Round 21 (Foil)
Attach Enchant thread (2 strands) in space at right of any heart. Ch 3 (counts as first TRC), work 6 more TRC in space. *Work 3 SC in next space.Work 1 SC in center of heart. Work 3 SC in next space. Work 7 TRC in space between hearts. Repeat from * around.
*Ch 6, work 7-TRC Cluster over TRCs. Ch 5, SC in top of cluster just made. Ch 6, SC in SC between hearts. Repeat from * around.
*Ch 6, work (SC-ch 5-SC) in ch 5 loop over cluster. Ch 6, SC in next SC. Repeat from * around. Fasten off, weave in ends.
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A Note From Your Designer...
Hi, I'm SheilaSchnauzies, also published as SheilaSparkles, and my life's passion is designing in Crochet! I also love to share gifts with friends, and this pattern is my gift to you! I give away about 95% of my pattern designs free. The other 5% are sold on my pattern store at Craftsy.com to benefit the vet expenses of my Miniature Schnauzer Rescue, Sheila's Schnauzies.
Just one little favor, please... I would appreciate it if you do not post this pattern anywhere on the Internet or in the 'real world.' Instead, you are most welcome to provide a link to this webpage.
I use a system I call the "Official Schnauzer Difficulty Rating" just for fun, to rate the difficulty of my patterns. If it's a 3/5 or more, I'll explain why I consider it more difficult. A few of my designs use techniques that are a bit unconventional! If it's one of those patterns, I'll warn you ahead of time. I do a lot of custom-fit patterns, for example. They are made to fit YOU, not a measurement from a chart. They're surprisingly easy to do and actually end up fitting. That's a good thing, yes?
So glad you found my patterns! I hope you really enjoy making whatever it is you're making! Crochet hugs, -Sheila
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