Butterfly Night Table Doily Pattern #S-55

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MATERIALS:

Clark's Big Ball Mercerized Crochet, Size 30, 1 ball each of White, No. 64-B Nugrey and No. 123-A Flamingo, and J. & P. Coats Tatting-Crochet, Size 70, 3 balls of No. 12 Black ... Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 10.

Doily measures 14 inches square.

DOILY ••• Starting at center with White, ch 8. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 3, 4 dc in ring, (ch 5, 5 dc in ring) 3 times; ch 5. Join with sl st to top of ch-3. 2nd rnd: Sl st in next dc, ch 6, sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made), ch 4, sc in 3rd ch from hook (another picot made), skip next dc, dc in next dc, * picot, ch 1, picot (a picot loop made), in next sp make tr, picot loop and tr; (make a picot loop, skip next dc, dc in next dc) twice. Repeat from * around, ending with a picot loop. Join to 3rd ch of ch-6. 3rd rnd: Sl st in base of next picot and in next ch, ch 3, make a picot loop, dc between picots of next picot loop, make a picot loop, in picot loop at corner make tr, picot loop and tr; * picot loop, dc in next picot loop. Repeat from * around, making tr, picot loop and tr in each corner sp. Join. Repeat 3rd rnd until piece measures 7 ½ inches square. Join. Next rnd: Sl st at base of picot and in next ch, ch 7, dc in next picot loop, ch 4, in picot loop at corner make tr, ch 5 and tr; * ch 5, dc in next picot loop. Repeat from * around, making tr, ch 5 and tr in each corner sp. Join to 3rd ch of ch-7. Break off. Following rnd: Attach Grey to ch-5 loop at any corner, ch 3, in same loop make 2 dc, ch 3 and 3 dc; make 6 dc in each ch-4 sp around, making 3 dc, ch 3 and 3 dc in each corner. Join. Next rnd: Ch 3, dc in each dc around, in ch- 3 sp at corners make 3 dc, ch 3 and 3 dc. Join. Repeat last rnd until piece measures 12 inches square. Join and break off. Following rnd: Attach White to ch-3 sp at any corner, ch 4, make a picot loop, tr in same sp, * picot loop, skip 4 dc, dc in next dc. Repeat from * around, making tr, picot loop and tr in each ch-3 sp at corners. Join. Next rnd: Sl st at base of picot and in next ch, ch 4, picot loop, tr in same place, * make a picot loop, dc in next picot loop. Repeat from * around, making tr, picot loop and tr at corners. Join. Repeat last rnd until piece measures 14 inches square. Join and break off.

BUTTERFLY (Make 12) ••• 1st rnd: Starting at center with Flamingo, ch 4, sc in 4th ch from hook, (ch 3, sc in same ch) 3 times.

LARGE WING ••• 1st row: Sl st in next loop, ch 4, 6 tr in same loop. Ch 5, turn. 2nd row: Skip first tr, * tr in next tr, ch 1. Repeat from * across, ending with tr in top of starting chain. Ch 3, turn. 3rd row: Sc in first sp, * ch 4, sc in next sp. Repeat from * across. Turn. 4th row: Sc in first loop, * ch 4, sc in next loop. Repeat from * across. Turn. Repeat last row until 1 loop remains. Break off. Attach thread to next free loop on first rnd and make another wing the same way.

SMALL WING ••• 1st row: Attach thread to next free loop on first rnd. Ch 3, 6 dc in same loop. Ch 4, turn. 2nd row: Skip first dc, * dc in next dc, ch 1. Repeat from * across, ending with dc in top of starting chain. Ch 3, turn. 3rd row: Sc in first sp, * ch 3, sc in next sp. Repeat from * across. Turn. 4th row: Sc in first loop, * ch 3, sc in next loop. Repeat from * across. Turn. Repeat last row until 1 loop remains. Break off. Attach thread to next free loop on first rnd and make another small wing the same way.

EDGING ••• 1st rnd: Attach Flamingo to bar of first tr on 1st row of Large Wing, 4 sc over bar, 4 sc over bar of next tr, sc closely around all wings, making 3 sc, ch 3 and 3 sc in last loop at tip of each wing. Join and break off. 2nd rnd: Attach White to same place as sl st, sc in same place, * ch 1, picot, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc. Repeat from * around, making sc, ch 1, picot and sc in ch-3 sp on each wing. Join and break off.

BODY ••• Starting at long side with double strand of Black Tatting-Crochet, ch 25. 1st row: Sc in 3rd ch from hook, ch 1, skip 1 ch, half dc in next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, (ch 1, skip 1 ch, tr in next ch) 6 times; ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, half dc in next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in next ch. Break off. Next rnd: Attach White to last sp made, in same sp make sc, ch 1 and sc (neck edge); ch 1, sc in next sp, * ch 1, picot, sc in next sp. Repeat from * across, in sp at opposite end make sc, ch 1, picot and sc, work across next side to correspond. Join and break off.

HEAD ••• With double strand of Black, ch 5. Join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: 12 sc in ring. Join and break off. 2nd rnd: Attach White to same place as sl st, sc in same place, sc in next 5 sc, sl st in sp at neck edge of Body, sc in each remaining sc around Head. Join and break off.

ANTENNAE ••• With double strand of Black, ch 15, sl st in center sc of Head, ch 15. Break off.

Sew Body in place on wings. Sew Butterflies in place around doily as illustrated. Starch lightly and press.


Other great patterns from Butterflies in Crochet, Book 272:

Crochet Patterns

Butterfly Blouse
Butterfly Handkerchiefs
Butterfly Hat & Gloves
Butterfly Luncheon Cloth
Butterfly Luncheon Set I
Butterfly Luncheon Set II
Butterfly Runner
Butterfly Shade Pulls
Butterfly Table Doily