Butterfly Doily Pattern

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These doilies may be made with any of the American Thread Company products listed below:

Material
Quantity
Approx. Size of Doily
Size of Needle
"GEM" Crochet Cotton
Article 35
1 Ball White
1 Ball any Shaded Color
9½ Inches
Steel 12
or
 
 
 
"PURITAN" Crochet Cotton
Article 40
1 Ball White
1 Ball any Shaded Color
11½ Inches
Steel 7
or
 
 
 
"DELUXE" Crochet Cotton
Article 346
1 Ball White
1 Ball any Shaded Color
11½ Inches
Steel 7
or
 
 
 
"STAR" Tatting Cotton
Article 25
1 Ball White
1 Ball any Shaded Color
7½ Inches
Steel 13
or
 
 
 
"STAR" Crochet Cotton
Article 20, Size 30
1 Ball White
1 Ball any Shaded Color
9½ Inches
Steel 12
or
 
 
 
"STAR" Crochet Cotton
Article 30, Size 30
1 Ball White
1 Ball any Shaded Color
9½ Inches
Steel 12
or
 
 
 
"STAR" Pearl Cotton
Article 90, Size 5
1 Ball White
1 Ball any Shaded Color
11½ Inches
Steel 7
or
 
 
 
"SILLATEEN SANSIL"
Article 102
1 Ball White
1 Ball any Shaded Color
10½ Inches
Steel 10

BODY: Top of Head—With Shaded Color ch 4, sl st in 4th st from hook (feeler), ch 25, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each of the next 19 sts of ch, ch 1, turn.
2nd Row—1 s c in 1st s c, sl st in next s c, 1 s c in each of the next 17 s c, sl st in last st, break thread.
LARGE RIGHT WING: Ch 4, 2 d c in 4th st from hook, ch 1, turn.
2nd Row—2 s c in 1st d c, 1 s c in next d c, 2 s c in next st, ch 1, turn.
3rd and 4th Rows—1 s c in each s c, ch 1, turn.
5th Row—1 s c in 1st s c, 1 d c in each of the next 3 s c, 1 s c in next s c, ch 5 and without turning and working down long side, d c in next row, * ch 2, d c in next row, repeat from * twice, ch 2, 1 d c, ch 2, 1 d c in point (lower edge of wing), working up opposite side, * ch 2, d c in next row, repeat from * 4 times, ch 2, d c in same space, * ch 2, tr c in next d c, repeat from * twice, ch 2, d c in same space with 1st ch 5, ch 2, join in 3rd st of ch.
Next Row—Sl st into loop, * ch 4, sl st in next loop, repeat from * all around, break thread.
SMALL RIGHT WING: Ch 4, 2 d c in 4th st from hook, ch 1, turn.
2nd Row—1 s c in 1st d c, 2 s c in next d c, 1 s c in next st, ch 1, turn.
3rd Row—1 s c in each s c, ch 1, turn.
4th Row—1 s c in 1st s c, 1 d c in each of the next 2 s c, 1 s c in next s c, (top of wing), do not turn.
5th Row—Working down long side, ch 5, 1 d c in next row, * ch 2, d c in next row, repeat from * once, ch 2, 1 d c, ch 2, 1 d c in point, working up opposite side, * ch 2, d c in next row, repeat from * 3 times, ch 2, d c in same space, ch 2, tr c in next d c, ch 2, tr c in next d c, ch 2, d c in same space with ch 5, ch 2, join in 3rd st of ch.
Next Row—Start to join wings. Sl st into loop, ch 2, sl st in 3rd loop to right of center from lower edge of large wing ch 2, sl st in next loop of small wing, * ch 2, sl st in next loop towards lower edge of large wing, ch 2, sl st in next loop of small wing, repeat from * once, * ch 4, sl st in next loop of small wing, repeat from * around remainder of small wing, break thread. Work 2 left wings in same manner as right wing to the joining. For joining work 4 loops on small wing, then join next 3 loops to corresponding loops on left side of large wing and finish same as other small wing.
To join wings to body, ch 4, sl st in 4th st from hook for other feeler, ch 4, sl st in 1st s c of 2nd row of body (top of head), 1 sl st in each of the next 2 sts, ch 2, sl st in 3rd free loop to right of joining of large left wing, ch 2, skip 1 st on body, sl st in next st, ch 2, sl st in next free loop of same wing, ch 2, skip 1 s c of body, sl st in next s c, ch 2, sl st in next free loop of same wing, ch 2, skip 2 s c of body, sl st in next st, ch 2, sl st in 1st free loop of small wing, ch 2, skip 2 s c of body, sl st in next s c, * ch 2, sl st in next loop of small wing, ch 2, skip 1 s c of body, sl st in next st, repeat from * once, sl st down remainder of body to point, work 3 s c in point then sl st in each of the next 3 sts up opposite side, ch 2, sl st in 3rd loop of small right wing to right of joining and join the 2 left wings same as opposite 2 wings, break thread. Work 6 more butterflies in same manner.

IF YOU ARE MAKING SMALL CENTER (3½ INCHES) SHOWN ABOVE: With White ch 8, join to form a ring, ch 3, 13 d c in ring, join in 3rd st of ch.
2nd Row—* Ch 4, s c in next d c, repeat from * all around ending row with ch 1, d c in same space as beginning (this brings thread in position for next row).
3rd Row—* Ch 4, s c in next loop, repeat from * all around ending row with ch 1, d c in d c (14 loops).
4th Row—Ch 3, 2 d c in same space keeping last loop of each d c on hook, thread over and pull through all loops at one time, * ch 5, cluster st in next loop (cluster st: 3 d c in next loop keeping last loop of each d c on hook, thread over and pull through all loops at one time), repeat from * all around, ch 5, join to 1st cluster st.
5th Row—Ch 3, 4 d c in same space, * 5 d c in next cluster st, repeat from * all around, join.
6th Row—Ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 4 d c, * ch 2, 1 d c in each of the next 5 d c, repeat from * all around, ch 2, join.
7th Row—Ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 4 d c, * ch 2, d c in next loop, ch 2, 1 d c in each of the next 5 d c, repeat from * all around ending row with ch 2, d c in next loop, ch 2, join.
8th Row—Ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 4 d c, * ch 3, s c in next d c, ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 5 d c, repeat from * all around ending row with ch 3, s c in next d c, ch 3, join.
9th Row—Ch 3, 1 d c in each of the next 4 d c keeping last loop of each d c on hook, thread over and pull through all loops at one time, * ch 4, 1 d c, ch 3, 1 d c in next s c, ch 4, 5 d c cluster st over next 5 d c, repeat from * all around ending row to correspond.
10th Row—* Ch 5, skip 1 loop, 2 d c, ch 3, 2 d c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next 5 d c cluster st, repeat from * all around.
11th Row—* Ch 6, skip 1 loop, 2 d c, ch 3, 2 d c  (shell) in next loop, ch 6, s c in next s c, repeat from * all around.
12th Row—Sl st to center of shell, ch 3, d c in same space, ch 1, sl st in 2nd free loop from body of lower right wing of any butterfly, * ch 1, 2 d c in same space of center, ch 3, s c in next loop, ch 3, sl st in lower edge of body of same butterfly, ch 3, s c in next loop of center, ch 3, 2 d c in center of next shell, ch 1, sl st in 2nd free loop from body of lower left wing of same butterfly, ch 1, 2 d c in same space on center, ch 3, s c in next loop of center, ch 3, cluster st in next s c of center, ch 3, skip 1 loop of same wing of butterfly, sl st in next loop, ch 3, sl st in 4th free loop from body of lower right wing of next butterfly, ch 3, sl st in top of cluster st just made on center, ch 3, s c in next loop of center, ch 3, 2 d c in center of next shell, ch 1, skip 1 loop of butterfly, sl st in next loop of same wing (2nd loop from body), repeat from * until all butterflies are joined com­pleting the joining of 1st butterfly.

Joining Motif between Butterflies—With White ch 6, join to form a ring, ch 1, s c in ring, d tr c (3 times over hook) in 3rd free loop of top wing on right hand side of butterfly, s c in ring, skip 1 loop of same wing, d tr c in next loop, s c in ring, d tr c in 1 st free loop of lower wing of same butterfly, s c in ring, working up opposite side of next butterfly, d tr c in 1st free loop of lower wing next to the joining of wings, s c in ring, d tr c in 1st free loop of top wing, s c in ring, skip 1 loop, d tr c in next loop of same wing, s c in ring, join, break thread.

IF YOU ARE MAKING BASIC DOILY No. 1—Work 12 butterflies as above.
Attach White in any loop and work 2 s c, ch 3, 2 s c in same loop, * ch 1, s c in 2nd loop from body of lower right hand wing of butterfly, ch 1, 2 s c, ch 3, 2 s c in same loop of center, 2 s c, ch 3, 2 s c in next loop on center, ch 1, s c in end of body of same butterfly, ch 1, 2 s c, ch 3, 2 s c in same loop on center, 2 s c, ch 3, 2 s c in next loop on center, ch 1, s c in 2nd free loop from body of lower left wing of same butterfly, ch 1, 2 s c, ch 3, 2 s c in same loop on center, 2 s c in next loop on center, ch 1, skip 1 loop of same wing of butterfly, s c in next loop, ch 1, 2 s c, ch 3, 2 s c in same loop on center, ch 1, s c in 4th free loop of lower right wing of next butterfly, ch 1, 2 s c in same loop on center, 2 s c, ch 3, 2 s c in next loop on center, repeat from * until all butterflies are joined, break thread.

IF YOU ARE MAKING BASIC CENTER No. 2—Work 10 butterflies.
Attach White in 1st d c of any d c group, s c in same space, * 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, ch 1, sl st in 2nd free loop from body of lower right ring, ch 1, sl st in top of d c just made on center to complete picot, 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c on center, s c in next d c, ch 5, cluster st in next picot, ch 1, sl st in end of body, ch 1, sl st in top of cluster st, ch 5, 1 s c in next d c, 1 d c in each of the next 3 d c, ch 1, sl st in 2nd free loop from body of lower left wing, ch 1, complete picot, 1 d c in each of the next 2 d c, s c in next d c, ch 5, cluster st in next picot on center, ch 3, skip 1 loop of same wing of butterfly, sl st in next loop, ch 5, 2 d c in 4th st from hook leaving last loop of each d c on hook, thread over and pull through all loops at one time, ch 1, sl st in 4th free loop from body of lower right wing of next butterfly, ch 3, sl st in top of cluster st on center, ch 5, 1 s c in next d c, repeat from * all around until all butterflies are joined, break thread.
Work the joining motifs between butterflies same as on Small Center.


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