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Knitted Lace Doily from 1940's Coats Patons Crochet Doily Leaflet

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Knitted doily

Vintage lace knit table cloth. Free knitting pattern

Vintage lace knit table cloth. Free knitting pattern

Additional photographs by Jim McKee.
Jim has knit this cloth using size 10 crochet cotton and US size 5 (3.75mm) needles to produce a cloth 72 inches in diameter.

I have knit this cloth using 2000m of size 8 mercerized cotton (Coats Petra 8) and size 3.25mm needles to produce a cloth approximately 60 inches in diameter (I hadn't fully blocked it at the time of writing this).

If you want to make this doily as a shawl you will need approximately 2000m (2200 yards) of lace weight yarn and 3.25mm needles. The finished shawl will measure approximately 5-6ft in diameter depending on the fibre content of the yarn used and the amount of force put into blocking.

From the instructions given below it is possible to make the following:
6 x 6 inch glass mat
9 x 9 inch doily
13 x 13 inch place mat
18 x 18 and 22 x 22 inch centres
and a supper cloth measuring 36 x 36 inches if using the size 60 mercerized cotton and size 1mm needles stated in the pattern

Materials Required

Semco Fairy Knitting Cotton, White or Linen shade. (Mercerised cotton #60)
Set of 5 Semco Fairy knitting needles (1mm double pointed needles)
Semco Steel Crochet Hook 7 or 8 (0.75mm or 0.6mm)

Helpful Hints:
If a mistake is made repair immediately, control your work when knitting the plain rounds, to prevent mistakes. To make it easier to follow directions place a small safety pin where your pattern round commences and more as you work.

To prevent the needles from slipping out of the work, secure all ends (of needles) with tiny pieces of rubber: THIS IS IMPORTANT. IF A STITCH SLIPS OFF NEEDLE put work flat on your knee and with crochet hook, crochet the stitches in pattern up to the round you are working. If many stitches have slipped off, take out needles, starch and spread work carefully on towel to dry, keeping as flat as possible, then undo (counting the rounds) until you come to the place from where the stitches have commenced to run, insert needles again and proceed from directions; the stitches will not run when they are starched.
Do not knit loosely on the four corners when you change the needle or you will make holes in your work.

Abbreviations

k = knit;
p = purl;
k2tog = knit 2 together;
yo = yarn over;
psso = pass the slipped stitch over the stitch(es) just worked;
tbl = knit into the back of the stitch;
st = stitch;
ch = chain;
dc = double crochet (US single crochet)

DIRECTIONS FOR WORKING:

Stop at end of Rounds 40, 72, 104, 144 and 170 for 6x6, 9x9, 13x13, and 22x22 inch cloths. Full instructions will make a cloth 36x36 inches in diameter.

TO COMMENCE:

With crochet hook make a ring of 8 chain. Into this work 12 d.c.
Having 1 st on hook insert into the first dc, draw working thread through this, and the stitch on the hook, leaving 1 st on hook; insert into next d.c. draw thread through, then throw around hook and draw through other st on hook, carefully remove hook from these two sts, leave the first free and replace the other on hook: repeat until you have 12 loose loops around ring.

Closeup of the lace knit cast on

Then insert 4 knitting needles through the 12 sts, placing 3 sts on each needle, holding the work carefully between thumb and forefinger to prevent from slipping; ADD SMALL PIECES OF RUBBER TO ENDS OF EACH NEEDLE

Repeat each row of instructions until you reach the end of the round.

Rounds 1-4: Knit

5th round: K1, (yo) twice

6th round: K1, (k1, p1, k1, p1, k1 p1) into double yarn over made on previous round

Rounds 7-14: Knit

15th round: K7, yo

16th and every alternate round: Knit

17th round: K7, yo, k1, yo

19th round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo

21st round: (Slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo) twice

23rd round: (K3tog, yo, k1, yo) twice

25th round: (K1tbl, yo, k3, yo) twice

Rounds 26-30: Knit

31st round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, yo

33rd round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, yo, k1, yo

35th round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo

37th round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k2, k2tog, yo, k5, yo

39th round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k2tog, yo, k7, yo

40th round: Knit.

End here for the smallest doily (6x6 inches) and cast off following the directions at the end of the pattern.

41st round: Yo, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog

43rd round: Yo, k3, yo, Slip 1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog

45th round: Yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog

47th round: Yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k3tog

49th round: (Yo, slip 1, k1, psso) twice, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k1tbl

51st round: (Yo, slip 1, k1, psso) twice, yo, k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k1tbl

53rd round: (Slip 1, k1, psso, yo) twice, k5, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1tbl

55th round: Slip 1 st at the beginning of the round only (move the end of round marker), yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, yo, k3tog

57th round: Yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k9, yo, k2tog, yo, k1tbl

59th round: Slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k11, yo, k2tog, k1tbl

61st round: Slip 1 st at the beginning of the round only (move the end of round marker), yo, k13, yo, k3tog

63rd round: Yo, k15, yo, k1tbl

65th round: K17, yo, k1, yo

67th round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog, yo, k3, yo

69th round: Slip 1, k1, psso, kk11, k2tog, yo, k5, yo

71st round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo

72nd round: Knit.

End here for the 2nd smallest doily (9x9 inches) and cast off following the directions at the end of the pattern.

73rd round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo

75th round: K9, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo

77th round: K9, yo, k1, (yo, k3tog) 3 times, yo, k1, yo

79th round: K9, (yo, k3, yo, k1tbl) twice, yo, k3, yo

81st round: Yo, k4, yo, k2tog, k3, (yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl) twice, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog

83rd round: Yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, (k3, yo, k3tog, yo) twice, k3, yo, k3tog

85th round: Yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k3, (yo, k1tbl, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog) twice, yo, k1tbl

87th round: K3, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k5, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k2

89th round: K2, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k3tog, yo, k1, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k5, yo, k1tbl, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo, k3

91st round: K19, yo, k3tog, yo, k6

93rd round: Yo, k1, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k11, k2tog

95th round: Yo, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog

97th round: Yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog

99th round: Yo, k1, yo, k3tog, yo, k1, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k3tog, yo, k1, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog

101st round: Yo, k3, yo, k1tbl, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k1tbl, yo, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog

103rd round: (Yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl) three times, (yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog) twice

104th round: Knit

End here for the next size doily (13x13 inches) and cast off following the directions at the end of the pattern.

105th round: Yo, k1, (yo, k3tog) three times, yo, k3, (yo, k3tog) three times, yo, k1, yo, k3tog

107th round: (Yo, k3, yo, k1tbl) twice, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, (yo, k1tbl, yo, k3) twice, yo, k1tbl

109th round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, k3, yo, k4, yo, (slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo) twice

111th round: (k3tog, yo) three times, k5, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k5, yo, (k3tog, yo) four times

113th round: K1tbl, yo, k3, yo, k1tbl, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k4, (yo, k1tbl, yo, k3) twice, yo

115th round: Yo, k1tbl, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, k3tog, yo, k4, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k5, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog

117th round: (Yo, k3tog) twice, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k3tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k3, yo, slip 1, k1 psso, k5, (yo, k3tog) three times

119th round: Yo, k3, yo, k1tbl, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k5, yo, k1tbl, yo, k3, yo, k1tbl

121st round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo, k5, k2tog, yo, k3, k2tog, yo, 5, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k5, yo, k1tbl, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo

123rd round: K3tog, (yo, k2tog) twice, k8, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k1, yo, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k8, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k2tog, yo, (k3tog, yo) twice

125th round: K1tbl, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, k6, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, k3, yo, k4, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k6, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k3, yo, k1tbl, yo, k3, yo

127th round: Yo, k1tlb, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k4, k2tog, yo, k5, yo, k2, yo, k1, yo, k2, yo, k5, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k4, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog

129th round: (Yo, k3tog) twice, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, k2, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog, (yo, k3) three times, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k4, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k2, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k1, (yo, k3tog) three times

131st round: Yo, k3, yo, k1tbl, yo, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k4, yo, k5, yo, k4, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k4, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k2tog, (yo, k3, yo, k1tbl) twice

133rd round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, (yo, k2tog) twice, k2, k2tog, yo, k2tog, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k2, (slip 1, k1, psso, yo) twice, (slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo) twice

135th round: (K3tog, yo, k3, yo) twice, (slip 1, k1, psso, k2tog, yo, k1, yo) twice, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, (yo, k1, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k2tog) twice, (yo, k3, yo, k3tog) twice, yo, k3, yo

137th round: (Yo, k1tbl, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog) twice, (yo, k2tog, yo, k3) twice, yo, slip 1, k2tog, psso, yo (k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo) twice, (slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo) twice, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog

The next rounds look very short but just keep repeating the instructions to the end of the round as you did before unless stated otherwise.

139th round: Yo, k3, yo, k3tog

141st round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo

143rd round: K3tog, yo, k3, yo

145th round: K1tbl, yo, k5, yo

146th round: Knit

End here for the next size doily (18x18 inches) and cast off following the directions at the end of the pattern.

Rounds 147-152: Knit

153rd round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k8, k2tog, yo

155th round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k6, k2tog, yo, k1, yo

157th round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k4, k2tog, yo, k3, yo

159th round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k2, k2tog, yo, k5, yo

161st round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k2tog, yo, k7, yo

163rd round: Yo, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog

165th round: Yo, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog

167th round: Yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k1, yo, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog

169th round: Yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k3, yo, k2tog, yo, k3tog

171st round: (Yo, slip 1, k1, psso) twice, yo, k1, (yo, k2tog) twice, yo, k1tbl

172nd round: knit

End here for the 22x22 inch doily and cast off following the directions at the end of the pattern.

173rd round: (Slip 1, k1, psso, yo) twice, k3, (yo, k2tog) twice, k1tbl

175th round: Slip 1, (move the end of round marker) *yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k5, yo, k2tog, yo, k3tog; repeat from * to the end of the round

177th round: Slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k7, yo, k2tog, k1tbl

179th round: Slip 1, (move the end of round marker) *yo, k9, yo, k3tog; repeat from * to the end of the round

181st round: K1, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, yo, k2

183rd round: Yo, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k1

185th round: K1 yo, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k2

187th round: (K2tog, yo) twice, k3tog, (yo, slip 1, k1, psso) twice, yo, k1, yo

189th round: (K2tog, yo) twice, k1tbl, (yo, slip 1, k1, psso) twice, yo, k3, yo

191st round: K2tog, yo, k2tog, k1tbl, (slip 1, k1, psso, yo) twice, k5, yo

193rd round: K2tog, yo, k3tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k7, yo

195th round: K2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k9, yo

197th round: Yo, k2tog, k1tbl, slip 1, k1, psso, yo, k11

199th round: K1, yo, k3tog, yo, k12

201st round: K2, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k28

203rd round: K2tog, yo, k1, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k27

205th round: Slip 1, (move the end of round marker) * yo, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k25, k2tog; repeat from * to the end of the round

207th round: Yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k23, k2tog

209th round: Yo, k1, yo, k3tog, yo, k1, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k21, k2tog

211th round: Yo, k3, yo, k1tbl, yo, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k19, k2tog

213th round: Yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k17, k2tog

215th round: Yo, k1, (yo, k3tog) three times, yo, k1, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k15, k2tog

217th round: (Yo, k3, yo, k1tbl) twice, yo, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k13, k2tog

219th round: (Yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl) twice, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k11. k2tog

221st round: K1, (yo, k3tog, yo, k3) twice, yo, k3tog, yo, k6, k2tog, yo, k6

223rd round: K3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k1tbl, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k9, yo, k1, yo, k6

225th round: K4, yo, k3tog, yo, k3, yo, k3tog, yo, k10, yo, k3, yo, k6

227th round: Slip 1, k1, psso, k4, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1, k2tog, yo, k4, k2tog, yo

229th round: Yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k4, yo, k3tog, yo, k4, k2tog, yo, k1

231st round: K1, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k9, k2tog, yo, k2

233rd round: K2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k1

235th round: Slip 1, (move the end of round marker) * yo, k1, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k5, k2tog, yo, k1, yo, k3tog; repeat from * to the end of the round

237th round: Yo, k3, yo, slip 1, k1, psso, k3, k2tog, yo, k3, yo, k1tbl

238th round: Knit

End here for the largest doily (36x36 inches) and cast off following the directions at the end of the pattern.

To finish 6x6 doily: with crochet hook crochet the stitches together in groups of 2, 3, 3, 3, putting 8 chain between each group.

To finish 9x9 doily: crochet stitches together in groups of 4, 3, 4, 3, 3, 3, putting 10 chain between each group.

To finish 13x13 mat: crochet stitches together in groups of 3, 3, 3, 4, 3, 4, 2, putting 10 chain between each group.

To finish 18x18 centre: crochet stitches together in groups of 3 and 5 alternately, putting 10 chain between each group.

To finish 22x22 centre: transfer 1 st from left to right needle and crochet the stitches together in groups of 3, putting 10 chain between each group.

To finish 36x36 cloth: crochet stitches together in groups of 4, 5, 4, 3, putting 12 chain between each group.

AFTER WORK IS COMPLETED, cut thread and secure the end, wash and starch with boiled starch (as stiff as you desire), spread on clean towel, blanket, etc, PINNING IN REQUIRED SHAPE AND SIZE. Allow to dry then iron on each side.

Charts

Key

= Knit

B = Knit into the back of the stitch

= Purl

= Yarn over

= Knit 2 together

= Slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped stitch over

= Knit 3 together

= Slip 1, knit 2 together, pass the slipped stitch over

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The original version of this pattern is in the public domain and differs greatly in content to this page. Updated and corrected version of this pattern is Copyright © Sarah Bradberry June, 2006. Corrections to the original pattern by Sarah Bradberry, Arla Schmaltz, Hanne Birk, Linda Coote and Jim McKee 1999 - 2006. Additional photos are Copyright Jim McKee 2002.