Sunday, 23 February 2014

Motif Monday 2 - Tea Time Doilies

And right on the dot of midnight, I am posting this lovely motif  number 2.  Happy Monday! 

Tea Time Doily - motif no. 2

Nothing graces a table more beautifully than a  tea time doily and what better than one to match your teapot!   This free doily pattern is just for you.  Yes, I mean you. Y

Diameter of cup doily – 15cm (5 3/4”)
Diameter of tea pot doily - 22cm (8 3/4 “)
Yarn – small amounts of four colours to match your teapot.
Lu’s choices:  Yarn 1 – blue, Yarn 2 – white, Yarn 3 – green, Yarn 4 – pink
TIP for beginners: Print out the pattern below and tick the small circle after the number when you have completed the row. J
Yarn: 4ply
Hook: 4mm
Notions: scissors, tapestry needle, row counter (optional)
Yarn 1, blue, magic ring, ch 1, 12 dc into the ring, join with sl st in the 1st dc.  (12 dc)
 1. m Sl st into the next dc, 3ch (this is not counted as a stitch) *1 Htr into the next dc,  1ch * rep  * to * into every dc all around (12htr, 12ch spaces). Slst into top ch of the beginning 3ch. (24 sts)

2. m Blue  Slst into the next chain space, ch3, 2tr in same space, *3tr in each ch space all round, sl st into top of ch3.    (36sts)

3.m Join Yarn 2, white, into next stitch (˜See tutorial for joining new yarn.)  Ch4 (stands for 1tr, 1ch) , 1tr, 1ch  in  between all tr from previous row. Slst into top of beg 3rd ch. Fasten off colour. (36tr, 36ch )  

4.m Join Yarn 3, green   Ch3, 1tr in the same st, *1tr in next stitch, 2tr in next stitch**  rep all round. Slst into beg 3rd ch.  (sts)  Fasten off yarn.  (54sts)

5. m Join Yarn 2, white   Ch2, 1htr into every tr of previous row.  (54 sts) Fasten off yarn.

6. m  Join Yarn 4, pink    Ch3, 1tr in same place as the ch3, ch2,  *miss 1 st, 2tr into next st, ch 2* rep all round  (54tr, 27 x 2ch spaces) Fasten off yarn.

7. m   Join Yarn 1   Blue   Ch3, 2tr into same place,  *3tr, 1ch**  in every ch space.  Fasten off yarn. (27 x 3tr, 27 ch spaces  = 108sts)

8. m   Join Yarn 2 White    Ch 3, 1dc in next stitch, 1dc in every stitch all round.  Fasten off yarn.  (108sts)

 9. m    Join yarn 1 & 4 – pink and white -  in the space  to the right of the dc that sits  to the right of the 3tr  from row 7.     Ch 2 ( stands for the first dc) , htr in next, 1 tr in next, 1dtr in next 2 sts,  1tr in next, htr in next, dc in next st,   *dc  in next st, htr in next, 1 tr in next, 1dtr in next 2 sts,  tr in next, htr in next, dc in next st , in every stitch all round.  Fasten off yarn.
Repeat  Pattern looks like this –  dc, htr, tr, dtr, dtr, tr, htr, dc

10. m   Dc in between ALL stitches however…in between the DTRs of previous row, do *dc, 3ch dc** to create the peak and continue dc until the next set of dtrs.   

Fasten off yarn, block and put out for morning tea tomorrow! 

TEA CUP doily

Complete rows 1-6 of teapot doily, then: 

Row 7 -   dc into the 2nd tr of the two tr, (dc, htr, dc) in the 2ch space, 1dc in next tr, *dc, (dc, htr, dc) in the 2ch space, 1dc in next tr**,   repeat * to **,  slip stitch into first dc. Fasten off.  Block.  Go and make a cup of tea. 

I have to say I loved photographing this project.  Just the light that came in through the window as I set up the shot was so clear and so Sunny Queensland, Australia!   

Tea pot doily

Tea cup doily -  a miniature version of the teapot doily

So easy to use up left over yarn for this gorgeous doily. 
The teapot doily is 22cm.

The tea cup doily is 15cm. 

Happy Crocheting.

Lu x  

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