Simple Doily adds an elegant look under a favorite bud vase!

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SIMPLE DOILY
By Nancy Hearne

SIZE:  approx. 8.5" dia.

MATERIALS: 
   1 ball (350 yds.) DMC's Traditions
       Art. 145 in Ecru
   #7 Steel Crochet Hook

TECHNIQUE: 
1.  Starting Popcorn: 
ch 3 (= dc) + 4 dc in designated place, remove hook from lp, insert
                              
hook through top of ch 3 & draw lp through
2.  Popcorn:  5 dc in designated place, remove hook from lp, insert in first dc & draw lp
                  
through
3.  Starting 3 dc Cluster over 3 dc:  ch 3 (= dc), holding last lp on hook, work 1 dc in each of
                                                   next 2 dc, yo & through all lps on hook

4.  3 dc Cluster over 3 dc:  holding last lp on hook, work 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, yo &
                                     
through all lps on hook
5.  3 dc Cluster:  holding last lp on hook, work 3 dc in designated place, yo & through all lps on
                       
hook

INSTRUCTIONS:
Rnd 1:  R.S.  Ch 6, sl st in 6th ch from hook to form ring.
Rnd 2:  Ch 6, (2 dc-ch 3 in ring) 7 times, dc in ring.  Join with sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 6.
Rnd 3:  Sl st in ch 3 sp, starting popcorn, *ch 5, popcorn in next ch 3 sp, repeat from *
         
around.  Join with sl st in top of starting popcorn.
Rnd 4:  Ch 6-dc in top of popcorn, 3 dc-ch 3-3 dc in next ch 5 sp, *dc-ch 3-dc in top of next
         
popcorn, 3 dc-ch 3-3 dc in next ch 5 sp, repeat from * around.  Join with sl st in 3rd
            ch of starting ch 6.
Rnd 5:  Sl st-ch 1-sc in ch 3 sp, *ch 5-sc in next ch 3 sp, repeat from * around.  Join with sl
          
st in starting sc.
Rnd 6:  Sl st-ch 1-sc in ch 5 sp, *ch 7-sc in next ch 5 sp, repeat from * around.  Join with sl
          
st in starting sc.
Rnd 7:  Sl st in ch 7 sp, ch 3-2 dc-ch 3-3 dc-ch 3-3 dc in sp, ch 1-sc in next ch 7 sp, ch 1,
         
*(3 dc-ch 3) twice-3 dc in next ch 7 sp, ch 1-sc-ch 1 in next ch 7 sp, repeat from*
         
around.  Join with sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3.
Rnd 8:  Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 5, 3 dc cluster over next 3 dc, ch 5, dc in each of
          next 3 dc, ch 2, *dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 5, 3 dc cluster over next 3 dc, ch 5, dc
          in each of next 3 dc, ch 2, repeat from * around.  Join with sl st in 3rd ch of starting
         
ch 3.
Rnd 9:  Starting 3 dc cluster over next 3 dc, (ch 7, sc in next ch 5 sp) twice, ch 7, 3 dc
         
cluster over next 3 dc, *3 dc cluster over next 3 dc, (ch 7, sc in next ch 5 sp) twice,
          ch 7, 3 dc cluster over next 3 dc, repeat from
* around.  Join with sl st in top of
         
starting 3 dc cluster.
Rnd 10:  Sl st-ch 1-sc in ch 7 sp, *ch 7, sc in next ch 7 sp, repeat from * around.  Join with sl
           
st in starting sc.
Rnd 11:  Sl st-ch 1-sc in ch 7 sp, *ch 9, sc in next ch 7 sp, repeat from * around.  Join with sl
           
st in starting sc.
Rnd 12:  Sl st in ch 9 sp, ch 3-2 dc-ch 3-3 dc in sp, *ch 2, 3 dc-ch 3-3 dc in next ch 9 sp,
           
repeat from * around.   Join with sl st in 3rd ch of starting ch 3.
Rnd 13:  Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc-ch 5-dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, *dc in each of next
           
3 dc-ch 5-dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 1, repeat from * around.  Join with sl st in 3rd
           
ch of starting ch 3.
Rnd 14:  Starting 3 dc cluster over next 3 dc, ch 3, dc-ch 3-dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 3 dc
           
cluster over next 3 dc-ch 3-sl st in 3rd ch from hook, *3 dc cluster over next 3 dc,
           
ch 3, dc-ch 3-dc in next ch 5 sp, ch 3, 3 dc cluster over next 3 dc-ch 3-sl st in 3rd
           
ch from hook, repeat from * around.   Join with sl st in top of starting cluster.
Rnd 15:  *Sl st in ch 3 sp, ch 5, 3 dc cluster in next ch 3 sp, ch 3-sl st in top of cluster, ch 5,
           
sl st in next ch 3 sp, ch 5, repeat from * around.  Join with sl st in starting sl st.  
           
End off.

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