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Pinwheel Doily - 13 inch Diam.

By Christina Opp Knapp
born July 9, 1901, McPherson County, South Dakota

From the Opp-Knapp family collection. Photo courtesy of Jeff Taylor.

 


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Materials:

  • 1.7 mm steel crochet hook (Susan Bates size 5)
  • 300 yds white size 10 cotton crochet thread

ch = chain
SC = single crochet
YO = yarn over
DC = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
TC = triple crochet

To Start: Ch 9. Sl st in 1st chain to form beginning ring.

Row 1: Ch 3. Work 23 DC in beg ring. Join with sl st in 3rd chain of beg Ch 3.

Row 2: *Ch 3. SC in 3rd DC from hook*. Repeat from * around six more times. Join at end of row with (Ch 1, DC) in joining chain from Row 1.

Row 3: Ch 3. DC in same space. Ch 3. *Work 2 DC in next Ch 3 space. Ch 3.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st in 3rd chain of beg Ch 3.

Row 4: Ch 4. TC in same (joining) stitch. Work 2 TC in next DC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space. *Work 2 TC in each of next 2 DC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st in 4th chain of beg Ch 4.

Row 5. Ch 4. TC in next TC. Work 2 TC in each of next 2 TC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space. *TC in each of next 2 TC. Work 2 TC in each of next 2 TC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st in 4th chain of beg Ch 4.

Row 6. Ch 4. TC in each of next 4 TC. Work 2 TC in next TC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space. * TC in each of next 5 TC. Work 2 TC in next TC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st in 4th chain of beg Ch 4.

Row 7. Ch 4. TC in each of next 4 TC. Work 2 TC in each of next 2 TC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space. * TC in each of next 5 TC. Work 2 TC in each of next 2 TC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st in 4th chain of beg Ch 4.

Row 8. Ch 4. TC in each of next 7 TC. Work 2 TC in next TC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space. * TC in each of next 8 TC. Work 2 TC in next TC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st in 4th chain of beg Ch 4.

Row 9: Ch 4. TC in each of next 7 TC. Work 2 TC in each of next 2 TC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space. * TC in each of next 8 TC. Work 2 TC in each of next 2 TC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st in 4th chain of beg Ch 4.

Row 10: Ch 4. TC in each of next 9 TC. Work 2 TC in each of next 2 TC. Ch 4. Skip next Ch 3 space. * TC in each of next 10 TC. Work 2 TC in each of next 2 TC. Ch 4. Skp next Ch 3 space.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st in 4th chain of beg Ch 4.

Row 11: Ch 4. TC in each of next 11 TC. Work 2 TC in next TC. Work 3 TC in next TC. Ch 5. Skip next Ch 4 space. * TC in each of next 12 TC. Work 2 TC in next TC. Work 3 TC in next TC. Ch 5. Skip next Ch 4 space.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st in 4th chain of beg Ch 4.

Row 12: Sl st into next TC. Ch 4. TC in each of next 13 TC. Skip next 2 TC. Ch 5. SC in next Ch 5 space. Ch 5. *Skip next TC. TC in each of next 14 TC. Skip next 2 TC. Ch 5. SC in next Ch 5 space. Ch 5.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st in 4th chain of beg Ch 4.

Row 13: Ch 4. TC in each of next 11 TC. Skip next 2 TC. Ch 5. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next two Ch 5 spaces. *TC in each of next 12 TC. Skip next 2 TC. Ch 5. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next two Ch 5 spaces.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st in 4th chain of beg Ch 4.

Row 14: Sl st into next TC. Ch 4. TC in each of next 8 TC. Skip next 2 TC. Ch 5. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next three Ch 5 spaces. Skip next TC. *TC in each of next 9 TC. Skip next 2 TC. Ch 5. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next three Ch 5 spaces. Skip next TC.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st in 4th chain of beg Ch 4.

Row 15: Ch 4. TC in each of next 6 TC. Skip next 2 TC. Ch 5. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next four Ch 5 spaces. *TC in each of next 7 TC. Skip next 2 TC. Ch 5. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next four Ch 5 spaces.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st in 4th chain of beg Ch 4.

Row 16: Sl st into next TC. Ch 4. TC in each of next 3 TC. Skip next 2 TC. Ch 5. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next five Ch 5 spaces. Skip next TC. *TC in each of next 4 TC. Skip next 2 TC. Ch 5. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next five Ch 5 spaces. Skip next TC.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st in 4th chain of beg Ch 4.

Row 17: Ch 3. DC in next TC. Skip next 2 TC. Ch 5. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next six Ch 5 spaces. *DC in each of next 2 TC. Skip next 2 TC. Ch 5. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next six Ch 5 spaces.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st in 3rd h chain of beg Ch 3.

Row 18: Sl st into next DC. Ch 8. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next two Ch 5 spaces. SC in next Ch 5 space. Ch 3. Work (3 TC. Ch 3) in 3rd chain of next Ch 5 space. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next three Ch 5 spaces. Skip next DC. *DC in next DC. Ch 5. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next two Ch 5 spaces. SC in next Ch 5 space. Ch 3. Work (3 TC. Ch 3) in 3rd chain of next Ch 5 space. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next three Ch 5 spaces. Skip next DC.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with (Ch 2, TC) into 3rd chain of beg Ch 8.

Row 19: Ch 5. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next two Ch 5 spaces. SC in next Ch 5 space. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space. *Work 3 TC in next TC. Ch 1. Skip next TC. Work 3 TC in top-left of next TC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next five Ch 5 spaces. SC in next Ch 5 space. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space.* Repeat from * around. Join at end of row with (Ch 2, TC) in top of joining TC from Row 18.

Row 20: Ch 5. *Work 3 SC in next Ch 5 space. Ch 5. Work (SC, Ch 5) in next Ch 5 space. SC in next Ch 5 space. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space. Work 3 TC in next TC. Ch 1. Work 3 TC in next Ch 1 space. Ch 1. Skip next 2 TC. Work 3 TC in top-left of next TC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next two Ch 5 spaces.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with (Ch 2, TC) in top of joining TC from Row 19.

Row 21: Ch 5. SC in next Ch 5 space. Ch 5. *SC in each of next 3 SC. Work additional SC into left side of 3rd SC. Ch 5. Work (SC, Ch 6) in next Ch 5 space. Work (SC, Ch 3) in next Ch 5 space. Skip next Ch 3 space. Work 3 TC in next TC. Ch 1. Work (3 TC, Ch 1) in each of next 2 Ch 1 spaces. Skip next 2 TC. Work 3 TC in top-left of next TC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 Space. Work (SC, Ch 5) in each of next two Ch 5 spaces.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with Ch 3 and sl st in top of joining TC from Row 20.

Row 22: Sl st into each of next 3 Ch st. Ch 5. *Work (SC, Ch 5) in next Ch 5 space. SC in each of next 4 SC. Ch 5. Work (SC, Ch 5) in next Ch 5 space. Work (SC, Ch 3) in next Ch 5 space. Skip next Ch 3 space. Work 3 TC in next TC. Ch 1. Work (3 TC, Ch 1) in each of next three Ch 1 spaces. Skip next 2 TC. Work 3 TC in top-left of next TC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space. Work (SC, Ch 5) in next Ch 5 space.* Repeat from * around, ending with 3 TC in last TC and Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space. Place marker at end of Row 22.

Row 23: *Work (SC, Ch 4) in next Ch 5 space. Work (SC, Ch 4) in next Ch 5 space. Skip next SC. SC in each of next 3 SC. Ch 4. Work (SC, Ch 4) in next Ch 5 space. Work (SC, Ch 3) in next Ch 5 space. Skip next Ch 3 space. Work (3 TC, Ch 1) in next TC and in each of next four Ch 1 spaces. Skip next 2 TC. Work 3 TC in next TC. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space.* Repeat from * around to marked end of row, ending with Ch 4 in place of last Ch 3.

Row 24: *Work (SC, Ch 4) in next Ch 4 space. SC in next Ch 4 space. Ch 2. Skip next SC. SC in each of next 2 SC. Ch 2. Work (SC, Ch 4) in each of next two Ch 4 spaces and in next Ch 3 space. Work (SC, Ch 4) in each of next five Ch 1 spaces. SC in next Ch 3 space. Ch 4.* Repeat from * around to marked end of row.

Row 25: Sl st in next SC. Work 6 DC in next Ch 4 space. Sl st in next SC. Ch 1. * Skip next SC. Sl st in next SC. Ch 1. Sl st in next SC. Work (6 DC, sl st in next SC) in each of next ten Ch 4 spaces. Ch 1.* Repeat from * around, joining at end of row with sl st at end of final (6 DC in a Ch 4 space). Break off thread. Finger-press crochet stitches on the Pinwheel to the left, to enhance their natural tendency to spin to the left.

Weave in and trim all loose ends. Hand wash in mild soap and cool water, rinse well. Blot by rolling in a towel, then lay flat on dry towel, smoothing and stretching to original size and shape. Allow to air dry.

Pattern instructions prepared by Connie Dahlke. 2004.

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