Saturday, January 29, 2011

An Easy and Ancient Doily Pattern

I say Ancient in the title, but I'm not sure how old it is. I also don't know where it came from, maybe its online somewhere. If you recognize it, please tell me. I found the original at a thrift shop, and decided to post the pattern to it. The picture is my recreation of it.

Center Ring= 3-6-6-6-6-6-3 CR. cut.

Row 2= R 10-10 CR, C 5-5-5-5-5-5. Repeat until you have 6 rings

Row 3= (a little tricky, bear with me)
*R 5-5-5-5-5-5 RW C 5-5-5-5-5-5 RW R 5-5+(Join to 4th picot of last
ring)5-5-5-5 RW
C 5-5-5-5-5-5 RW R 5-5+5-5-5-5 RW
C 5-5-5+ (join to middle picot on chain of Row Two)5-5-5 RW
R 5-5+5-5-5-5 RW C5-5-5-5-5-5 RW R 5-5-5-5-5-5 RW C 5-5-5-5-5-5 RW
R 5-5+5-5+5-5 (we're joining as if this will be a complete ring, but the
outer row is actually continuous)Don't Reverse Work
C 5-5-5-5-5-5 **RW R 5-5+(join to middle picot of the chain before the last
one)5-5-5-5 RW
C 5-5-5-5-5-5 RW R 5+5-5-5-5-5 RW C 5-5-5-5-5-5 RW R 5+5-5-5-5-5
C 5-5-5-5-5-5*** repeat from * to *** so you've done it a total of six
(The First chain you do is joined to the last ring, so it's basically the
same thing as **, but reversed)

If you have any questions, feel free to ask! (:


  1. Looking forward to making this. Thank you for sharing!

  2. You know, I made this. But for me I did not like it. I think it was to much empty space and it just wasn't my 'thing'. Others have posted and it look great..Just not for me. *smile*

  3. I made this one up and put it in a metal ring and hang it like a suncatcher. Thank you for the pattern

  4. I am a bit confused, I am very new at this but where it says center ring cut? Then what do you do with that center ring?

    1. Hi Kathleen. I wrote this pattern up so long ago. I'm sorry if the directions are a little iffy. For the center ring, after tatting, you'd simply cut, tie, and hide the threads like it is its own row. Then, you would begin the next row, joining onto the center ring where indicated. I hope that helps. Please feel free to message me if you have any more questions.