Calla Lily Doily

Calla Lily Doily – Free Crochet Pattern

 

Calla lilies are unique and elegant flowering plants that make a spectacular addition to the home or garden. White calla lilies are quite common in bridal bouquets, but these flowers are also available in an array of beautiful colors including various shades of green, pink, red, purple, yellow, peach, black and orange. This glorious flower is tied to magnificence and beauty and is a traditional symbol of marriage.  Get out your steel crochet hook and size 10 crochet cotton thread and try crocheting this glorious Calla Lily Doily. Craft it in a multiple of colors to match it’s natural beauty.

 

Calla Lily Ruffled Doily

 

FP250

Edited By: Maggie Weldon

Copyright 2010 Maggie Weldon

Skill: Intermediate

Size: About 18 inches diameter.

Materials:

Size 10 Crochet Thread: White and Green;

Six-Strand Embroidery Cotton: Yellow.

Thread Needle.

Crochet Hook: Size 7 (1.65 mm)

 

JOINING WITH SC

When instructed to join with sc, begin with sl knot on hook, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook.

 

SPECIAL STITCHES

Shell: (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) is same st or sp.

Double Crochet Decrease (dc dec): Keeping last loop of each st on hook, dc in next 2 sts, yo and pull through 3 loops on hook.

DOILY

Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at center, with White, ch 5, join to first ch with sl st to form ring; ch 4 (counts as first dc and ch 1), * dc in ring, ch 1; rep from * 14 times; join with slst to first dc. 16 dc

Rnd 2: ch1, sc , ch3 in same st, *sc, ch3 in next dc*; rep from *to* around; join. 16sc, 16 ch-3 lp

Rnd 3: slst in lp, sc in same lp, ch 4, * sc in next lp, ch 4*; rep from *to* around; join with slst to first sc. 16sc, 16 ch-4 loops

Rnd 4: slst in lp, ch1, sc in same lp, ch 5, *sc, ch5 in next lp; rep from *to* 13 times, sc, ch 2, dc in beginning sc (this brings thread in position for next round). 16 ch-5 loops

Rnd 5: ch1, sc, ch6 in same lp, *sc, ch6 in next lp* rep from *to* 13 times, sc, ch3, dc in dc. 16 ch-6 loops

Rnd 6: ch1, sc, ch7 in same lp, *sc, ch7 in next lp*; rep from *to* 14 times, slst in dc. Finish off and weave in ends. 16 ch-7 loops

Rnd 7: With right side facing, join Green with sc to any lp of Rnd 6, sc in same lp, ch 6, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next lp, ch 6, *2sc in next lp, ch 6, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next lp, ch 6*; rep from *to* 6 times; join with slst to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.   32sc, 16 ch-6 loops, 8 ch-3 loops

Rnd 8: With right side facing, join White with slst to any ch-3sp, ch3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), (dc, ch3, 2dc) in same sp, ch 3, sc in next lp, ch5, sc in next lp, ch3, *shell in next lp, ch3, sc in next lp, ch5, sc in next lp, ch3*; rep from *to* 6 times; join with slst to first dc.     8 shells, 8 ch-5 loops, 16 ch-3 loops

Rnd. 9: slst to center of shell, sc in same sp, ch7, skip next ch-3 loop, shell in next ch-5 loop, ch7, skip next ch-3 loop, *sc in next shell, ch7, skip next ch-3 loop, shell in next ch-7 loop, ch7*, repeat from *to* 6 times, ending with ch3, tr in first sc. 8 shells, 16 ch-7 loops

Rnd 10: ch1, sc in same lp, ch7, sc in next lp, ch 4, shell in next shell, ch 4, sc in next lp, *ch7, sc in next loop, ch4, shell in next shell, ch4, sc in next lp*; rep from *to* 6 times; join in beginning sc. 8 ch-7 lps, 8 shells, 16 ch-4 lps

Rnd 11: slst to 3rd ch of next lp, ch3, (dc, ch3, 2dc) in same sp, ch8, skip next lp, shell in shell, ch8, skip next lp, *shell in next lp, ch8, skip next lp, shell in shell, ch8, skip next lp*; rep from *to* 6 times; join with slst to first dc. 16 shells, 16 ch-8 lps

Rnd 12: slst to center of shell, ch3, (dc, ch3, 2dc) in same sp, ch4, sc in next lp, ch 4, *shell in shell, ch4, sc in next lp, ch4*; rep from *to* 14 times; join.   16 shells, 32 ch-4 lps

Rnd 13: slst to center of shell, ch3, (dc, ch3, 2dc) in same sp, ch 9, * Shell in Shell, ch9*; rep from *to* 14 times; join. 16 shells, 16 ch-9 lps

Rnd. 14: slst to center of shell, ch3, (dc, ch3, 2dc) in same sp, ch5, sc in next lp, ch5, *shell in next shell, ch5, sc in next lp, ch5*, repeat from *to* 14 times, join. 16 shells, 32 ch-5 lps

Rnd 15: slst to center of shell, ch3, (dc, ch3 , 2dc) in same sp, ch3, sc in next lp, ch7, sc in next lp, ch3, * shell in shell, ch3, sc in next lp, ch7, sc in next lp, ch3*; rep from *to* 14 times; join. 16 shells, 16 ch-7 lps, 32 ch-3 lps,

Rnd 16: slst to center of shell, ch3, (dc, ch3, 2dc) in same sp, ch4, skip next lp, shell in next lp, ch4, *shell in shell, ch4, skip next lp, shell in next lp, ch4*; rep from *to* 14 times; join. 32 shells, 32 ch-4 lps

Rnd 17: slst to center of shell, ch1, sc, ch10 in same shell, *sc in next Shell, ch10*; rep from *to* 30 times ; join. Finish off and weave in ends. 32 ch-10 lps

Rnd 18: With right side facing, join Green with slst to any ch-10 lp, ch 3, (5dc, ch3, 6dc) in same sp, ch1, *(6dc, ch3, 6dc) in next lp, ch1*; rep from *to* 30 times, join. 384dc, 32 ch-3 lps, 32 ch-1sps

Rnd 19: ch4 (counts as first dc and ch1), (dc in next dc, ch1) 5 times, (dc, ch1, dc, ch3, dc, ch1, dc, ch1) in next ch-3 lp, (dc in next dc, ch1) 6 times, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch1, *(dc in next dc, ch1) 6 times, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1) in next ch-3 lp, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 6 times, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch1*; rep from *to* 30 times; join to 3rd ch of beginning ch4. 544 dc, 32 ch-3 lps

Rnd 20: ch4 (counts as first dc and ch1), (dc in next dc, ch 1) 7 times, (dc, ch1, dc, ch3, dc, ch1, dc, ch1) in next ch-3 lp, *(dc in next dc, ch1) 17 times, (dc, ch1, dc, ch3, dc, ch1, dc, ch1) in next ch-3 lp*; rep from *to* 29 times, ending (dc in next dc, ch1) 9 times; join with slst to first dc. Finish off and weave in ends.

Rnd 21: With right side facing, join White with sl st to any ch-3 lp, ch 4, (dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in same lp, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 21 times, * ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 3, dc, ch 1, dc) in next lp, (ch 1, dc in next dc) 21 times; rep from * around, ch 1; join.

Rnd 22: Sl st to ch-3 lp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same lp, * ch 9, Shell in next ch-3 lp; rep from * around, ch 9; join.

Rnd 23: SI st to center of Shell, sc in same sp, * ch 8, sc in next lp, ch 8, sc in next Shell; rep from * around, ending with ch 8, sc in last lp, ch 4, tr in first sc.

Rnd 24: * Ch 9, sc in next lp; rep from * around, ending with ch 9, sc in last lp, ch 5, tr in first tr. Finish off and weave in ends.

Rnd 25: With right side facing, join Green with sl st to any ch-9 lp, 2 sc in same lp, ch 9, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next lp, ch 9, * 2 sc in next lp, ch 9, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next lp, ch 9; rep from * around, join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.

Rnd 26: With right side facing, join White with sl st to any ch-3 lp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, * ch 3, sc in next lp, ch 7, sc in next lp, ch 3, Shell in next lp; rep from * around, ending to correspond; join.

Rnd 27: SI st to center of Shell, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, * ch 6, skip next lp, sc in next lp, ch 6, skip next lp, Shell in next Shell; rep from * around, ending with ch 6, skip next lp, sc in next lp, ch 6, skip next lp; join.

Rnd 28: SI st to center of Shell, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, * ch 12, skip next 2 lps, Shell in next Shell; rep from * around, ending with ch 12; join.

Rnd 29: SI st to center of Shell, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, * ch 13, skip next 2 lps, Shell in next Shell; rep from * around, ending with ch 13; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

Rnd 30: With right side facing, join Green with sl st to any ch-3 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, * ch 14, skip next 2 lps, Shell in next Shell; rep from * around, ending with ch 14; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

Rnd 31: SI st to center of Shell, ch 3, (dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp, * ch 7, sc over both lps of 2 previous rnds, ch 7, Shell in next Shell; rep from * around, ending to correspond. Finish off and weave in ends.

CALLA LILY (Make 8)

Rnd 1: (Right Side) Starting at base, with White, ch 5, join with sl st to first ch to form a ring; ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), 9 dc in ring; join with sl st to first dc. (10 dc)

Rnd 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in same st as joining, 3 dc in next 2 dc, * ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc; rep from * 4 times, 3 dc in next 2 dc; join.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc, (dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc) 3 times, ch 2, skip next dc, dcin next ch-1 sp, * ch 2, dc in next ch-1sp; rep from * 8 times, ch 2, skip next dc, (2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc) 3 times; join.

Rnd 4: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, (dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 3 times, dc in next 2 dc, (3 dc in next mesh, dc in next dc) 5 times, 3 tr in next mesh, (dc in next dc, 3 dc in next mesh) 5 times, (dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc) 3 times; join.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, dc in next 35 dc, tr in next tr, 2 tr in next tr, ch 3, sI st in top of last tr for picot, 2 tr in same st, tr in next tr, dc in each remaining dc; join. Finish off and weave in ends.

Pistil (Make 8)

Row 1: (Right Side) Starting at long side, with Yellow Embroidery thread, ch 8, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in next 4 ch. (6 dc)

Rows 2-4: Ch 3, turn, (dc in next dc) across.

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc dec, (dc in next dc) across to last 2 dc, dc dec. (4 dc)

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, keeping last loop of each dc on hook, dc in next 3 dc, yo, draw through all lps on hook. Finish off leaving long end.

– Using long end and Thread Needle, sew the 2 sides together having point at top. Sew in position to center of Lily having point at point of Lily and sewing the point to top of 4th Round. With inside of Lily toward you, fold right hand side at lower edge over the Pistil then fold left hand side over the opposite way and sew to hold in position.

– Repeat for all Lilies.

DIRECTIONS FOR STARCHING

STARCH: Dissolve ¼ cup starch in cup of cold water. Boil about 1¼ cups of water, remove from flame, then slowly stir the starch mixture into boiling water stirring constantly.

Place back on flame until it thickens.

As soon as starch is cool enough to handle, dip doily and squeeze starch through it thoroughly, Wring out extra starch. The doily shouldbe wet with starch but there should be none in the spaces. Pin center and outer edge of doily in position according to size. Pull folds of ruffle in position. Place a lily in every 4th fold of ruffle as illustrated and leave until thoroughly dry. Lilies can be sewed in position if desired.

All Rights Reserved ã2010 Maggie Weldon

Enjoy,

Maggie

Maggie’s Crochet

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Comments
  1. Connie Castle

    I’m having a little trouble with the “Calla Lilly Doily”…
    http://www.bestfreecrochet.com/2010/10/31/calla-lily-doily-free-crochet-pattern/

    Rnd 7: With right side facing, join Green with sc to any lp of Rnd 6, sc in same lp, ch 6, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next lp, ch 6, * 2 sc in next lp, ch 6, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next lp, ch 6; rep from * around; join with sl st to first sc. Finish off and weave in ends.
    Rnd 8: With right side facing, join White with sl st to any ch-3 sp, ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout), (dc, ch 3, dc) in same sp, ch 3, sc in next lp, ch 5, sc in next lp, ch 3, * Shell in next lp, ch 3, sc in next lp, ch 5, sc in next lp, ch 3; rep from * around; join with sl st to first dc.

    My problem is there is not enough loops made in 7 to follow the directions of round 8…is it me or is there a problem with the pattern?

    • admin

      Hi Connie,

      Rounds 2-6 should all have 16 loops. At the end of Round 7, you should
      have 16 ch-5 loops and 8 ch-3 loops. Then Round 8 should have 8 shells.
      Each shell will have been worked in a ch-3 loop. You should also have 8
      ch-5 loops and 16 ch-3 loops.

      There is one correction needed; On Round 8 (at the very beginning of the
      round), after joining the white thread, it should tell you to ch3
      (counts as 1st dc now and throughout), (dc, ch3, 2 dc) in same sp. The
      original instructions say (dc, ch3, dc) in same sp.

      Please let me know if this is not helpful. I will be glad to try to
      explain it differently.

      Patternhelp@maggiescrochet.com

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