Staff of Life Bread Doily Pattern #7544

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Staff of Life Bread Doily #7544

MATERIALS:
CLARK'S O.N.T. or J. & P. COATS BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, size 30, 2 balls.
Steel crochet hook No. 10 or 11.

Completed doily measures 7½ x 13½ inches.

GAUGE: 5 sps make 1 inch; 5 rows make 1 inch.

   Starting at bottom of chart ch 32. 1st row: Dc in 8th ch from hook (sp made), * ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch (another sp made). Repeat from * across (9 sps in all). Ch 7, turn. 2nd row: Dc in next dc (sp increased), * ch 2, skip 2 ch, dc in next dc (sp over sp made). Repeat from * across, ending with ch 2, skip 2 ch of turning ch, dc in next ch, ch 5, dc in same place as last dc (another sp increased). Turn. 3rd row: Sl st in next 3 ch, ch 5, dc in next dc, 2 more sps, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc (bl made), 1 sp, 3 bls, 3 sps. Ch 7, turn. 4th row: Inc a sp, make 3 more sps, dc in next 3 dc (bl over bl made), ch 2, skip 2 dc, dc in next dc (sp over bl made), 1 bl, 1 sp, 1 bl, 3 sps, inc another sp. Turn. 5th row: Sl st in next 3 ch, ch 5 and follow chart across. Continue following chart until 34 rows are completed. 35th row: Sl st in next 2 ch and in next dc (sp decreased), ch 5 and follow chart across to within last sp (another sp decreased), ch 5, turn. Now follow chart to end. Do not break off at end of last row, but work in rnds along outer edges as follows: 1st rnd: * Ch 4, turn, tr in same place, ch 4, 2 tr in same place, ch 4, skip 2 sps, 2 tr in next sp, (ch 4, skip 1 sp, 2 tr in next sp) twice; ch 4, in corner st of end-sp make 2 tr, ch 4, and 2 tr; ch 4, 2 tr in corner st of next sp, (ch 4, skip next 2 sps, 2 tr in corner st of next sp) 4 times, (ch 4, skip 2 sps, 2 tr in next sp) twice; ch 4, skip 2 sps, 2 tr in corner st of next sp (ch 4, skip 2 sps, 2 tr in next sp) 3 times (this is center of doily). Work in this manner over corresponding parts of doily. Join to 4th st of ch-4 first made. 2nd rnd: Ch 3 (to count as dc), dc in each ch and each tr around. Join. Hereafter do not join rnds. 3rd rnd: * Ch 11, skip 1 dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * around. 4th to 7th rnds incl: * Ch 11, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. Fasten off at end of 7th rnd. Starch lightly and press.


Staff of Life Bread Doily #7544 chart