This was actually made with a specific project in mind – i.e. this fab clutch, the details and pattern for which I will be sharing next week. So he needn’t have worried, because I haven’t made something else to dust around, and I just got a new clutch bag for free!
I tried a couple of patterns on Ravelry but was having issues with them not coming out flat (even the one designed in dk weight yarn), so I gave up and just designed my own. The middle reminds me of passion flowers, hence the name.
The finished doily is about 17cm across (I haven’t blocked this – I didn’t want drape for the project I’ve used it for). If you prefer a smaller size, e.g. for coasters, you can finish at round 7 or 9 instead.
Scroll down for pdf patterns! (US and UK notation)
- Dk yarn – I used Sirdar Snuggly Whispers dk (100% Bamboo). I estimate less than half a ball – 25g or around 40m.
- Size 4mm hook
The pattern is worked in the round. Begin with a magic ring.
R1: Ch3 (counts as dc+1ch), *dc, ch1, repeat from * 5 more times, join with a sl-st into 2nd ch (7 ch sps)
R2: Ch2 (counts as dc), ch3, *dc into next dc, ch3, repeat from* 5 more times, join with a sl-st (7 ch sps)
R3: ch1 (counts as sc), ch7, *sc into next dc, ch7, repeat from * 5 more times, join into 1st ch with a sl-st (7 ch-7 sps)
R4: Ch3 (counts as tr), *(dc, hdc, sc into ch-sp), sl-st into central ch of ch7-sp (i.e. the 4th ch), (sc, hdc, dc) into same ch-sp, tr into next sc, repeat from * 6 more times, but miss the final tr and instead join with a sl-st into the top of the first ch3 (56 sts).
R5: Ch1 (counts as sc), 6sc, *(2sc), 7sc, repeat from * 5 more times, sc into the 1st st and join to ch1 with a sl-st (63 sts)
R6: Ch2 (counts as dc), sk2sts, *(dc, ch2, dc) into next st, sk2sts, repeat from * around, dc into 1st st, ch2 and join with a sl-st (21V-sts)
R7: *3sc in next ch2-sp, sc between the v-sts, repeat from * around, 3 sc in final ch2-sp, sl-st to join (84sts)
R8: Ch2 (counts as dc) Ch3, sk 3 sts, *dc, ch3, sk3 sts, repeat from * around, join into starting ch with a sl-st (21 ch sps)
R9: (sc, hdc, 3dc, hdc, sc into each ch-sp around, join with a sl-st (147 sts)
R10: sl-st 3 times. Ch1 (counts as sc), *ch5, sk 6 sts, sc (in middle dc of the 3dc group in R9), repeat from * around, join in the starting ch1 with a sl-st (21 ch 5 spaces)
R11: *sk2 ch, 7 dc in next ch, sk2 ch, sl-st in next st, repeat from * around.
Fasten off and weave in ends. Block if desired.
Watch out for my clutch bag pattern coming up next week for a way to use this design!
Downloadable pdf patterns:
Passion Flower Doily US