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Lace Flower Doily Knitting Pattern

Designed by Barbara Breiter

Lace Flower Doily Knitting Pattern

This lace flower doily was knit in a brown tweed yarn for a more rustic look. If knit in a traditional ivory or white cotton, the stitch definition will be more precise.

You may use any weight yarn and appropriate needles; the finished size of the doily will change.

It features a large center flower, surrounded by eyelets around the entire piece, and finally ends with a triangular eyelet edging.

11½" in diameter after blocking

20 sts=4" in St st

Approx 93 yards/85 meters sportweight or DK weight yarn
Size 4 US (3.5 mm) double pointed needles - set of 3

Lace Flower Doily Knitting Pattern

CO 8 sts, 3 on one needle, 3 on one needle, and 2 on one needle. Join, being careful not to twist sts.
Rnd 1: K
Rnd 2: *yo, k1; rep from * - 16 sts
Rnds 3, 4 and 5: K
Rnd 6: Rep Rnd 2 - 32 sts
Rnds 7, 8 and 9: K
Rnd 10: k1, *yo, k2; rep from * to last st, yo, k1 - 48 sts
Rnd 11: k1, *(k1, p1) into next st, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, (k1, p1) into next st, k1 - 64 sts
Rnd 12: *k2tog, yo, SKP; rep from * - 48 sts
Rnds 13, 15, 17 and 19: Rep Rnd 11
Rnds 14, 16, 18 and 20: Rep Rnd 12
Rnd 21: k1, *(k1, p1, k1) into next st, k2; rep from * to last 2 sts, (k1, p1, k1) into next st, k1 - 80 sts
Rnds 22, 23 and 24: k
Rnd 25: *yo, k5; rep from * - 96 sts
Rnd 26: k
Rnd 27: *k1, yo, SKP, k1, k2tog, yo; rep from *
Rnd 28: k
Rnd 29: *yo, k2tog, yo, sl 1, k2tog, psso, yo, k1; rep from *
Rnd 30: k

1. Be careful to not drop double yo's off needle by accident.
2. Each yo counts as one st.
3. As you repeat the edging rows, you will slowly decrease the 96 sts from the beginning portion of the doily.
4. Turn at the end of each row.
Using the Cable Cast On, CO 8 sts.
Row 1: k8
Row 2: sl 1, k2, yo, k2tog, yo twice, k2tog, k1
Row 3: k3, p1, k2, yo, k2tog twice
Row 4: sl 1, k2, yo, k2tog, k1, yo twice, k2tog, k1
Row 5: k3, p1, k3, yo, k2tog twice
Row 6: sl 1, k2, yo, k2tog, k2, yo twice, k2tog, k1
Row 7: k3, p1, k4, yo, k2tog twice
Row 8: sl 1, k2, yo, k2tog, k6
Row 9: BO 3 sts, k4, yo, k2tog twice
Rep Rows 2-9 until all sts have been worked. On last rep, end odd rows k1 instead of k2tog. BO.

Sew BO edge of seam to CO edge. Carefully block.

©Barbara Breiter. This design may not be reproduced in any manner without the expressed written consent of the author.

See Abbreviations and the Glossary for help.

Also see Knit A Bit, for more patterns by Barbara Breiter