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Rising Sun – 12½-inch Doily

By Elizabeth Schmierer Dockter

Born, July 23, 1908 near Wishek, North Dakota

From the collection of Mildred (Dockter) Thurn. Photo courtesy of Mildred (Dockter) Thurn.


Materials:

  • 1.15 mm steel crochet hook (Susan Bates size 10)
  • 230 yds, white size 20 cotton crochet thread

ch = chain
YO = yarn over
sl st = slip stitch
SC = single crochet
DC = double crochet
TC = triple crochet
QC = quad crochet
(YO three times)

3-chain Picot: ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook [Picot made]

3-chain Back Picot: (made into top of DC, TC or QC): ch 3, sl st into top of last DC (or TC or QC). [Back Picot made]

3-QC cluster (worked over 3 QC): With one loop on hook, YO three times, pull thread through first QC. Work ( pick up thread and pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times – retain loop on hook. YO three times, pull thread through 2nd QC, work (pick up thread and pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times – retain loop on hook. YO three times, pull thread through 3rd QC, work (Pick up thread and pull through 2 loops on hook) 3 times – retain loop on hook. Pick up thread and pull through all 4 loops now on hook [3-QC cluster made].

To start: Chain 8. Sl st in 1st chain to form beginning ring.

Row 1: Ch 5. Work ( TC in beg ring. Ch 1 ) 15 times. Join with sl st in 4th chain of beg Ch 5.

Row 2: Sl st into next Ch 1 space. Ch 5. Work 2 QC in same Ch 1 space. Ch 1. Skip next TC. Work (3 QC, Ch 1) in each Ch 1 space around. Join with sl st in 5th chain of beg Ch 5.

Row 3: Sl st into each of next 2 QC and into next Ch 1 space. Ch 4. Work TC in same Ch 1 space. Ch 3. *Skip next 3 QC. Work 2 TC in next Ch 1 space. Ch 3.* Repeat from * around, skipping last 3 QC and joining with TC in 4th chain of beg Ch 4.

Row 4: Ch 5. Work 3 QC in same space (formed by last TC). Ch 3. *Skip next 2 TC. Work 4 QC in next Ch 3 space. Ch 3.* Repeat from * around, joining with sl st in 5th chain of beg Ch 5.

Row 5: Ch 5. QC in same (joining) stitch. QC in each of next 2 QC. Work 2 QC in next QC. Ch 2. *Skip next Ch 3 space. Work 2 QC in next QC. QC in each of next 2 QC. Work 2 QC in next QC. Ch 2.* Repeat from * around, joining with sl st in 5th chain of beg Ch 5.

Row 6: Ch 5. QC in same stitch. QC in each of the next 4 QC. Work 2 QC in next QC. Ch 2. *Skip next Ch 2 space. Work 2 QC in the next QC. QC in each of the next 4 QC. Work 2 QC in next QC. Ch 2.* Repeat from * around, joining with sl st in 5th chain of beg Ch 5.

Row 7: Ch 5. QC in same same stitch. QC in each of the next 6 QC. Work 2 QC in next QC. Ch 2. Skip next Ch 2 space. Repeat pattern around, except work 2 QC in first QC in place of beg (Ch 5, QC). At end of row, join with sl st in 5th chain of beg Ch 5. Sl st into each of the next 2 QC to position thread for Row 8.

Row 8: Ch 5. QC in each of the next 5 QC. Ch 3. Skip next 2 QC. Work ( TC, Ch 2, TC ) in next Ch 2 space. Ch 3. Skip next 2 QC. Repeat pattern around, except work QC in third QC of a group in place of beg Ch 5. At end of row, join with sl st into 5th chain of beg Ch 5. Sl st into next QC to position thread for Row 9.

Row 9: Ch 4. Work 3 QC cluster over next 3 QC. Ch 6. Skip next QC and next Ch 3 space. Work ( TC, Ch 3, TC ) in next Ch 2 space. Ch 6. *Skip next Ch 3 space and next QC. Work 4 QC cluster over next 4 QC. Ch 6. Skip next QC and next Ch 3 space. Work ( TC, Ch 3, TC ) in next Ch 2 space. Ch 6.* Repeat from * around, joining with sl st into top of beg cluster.

Row 10: Ch 6. *DC in next Ch 6 space. Work (Ch 3. DC in next TC) twice. Ch 3. DC in next
Ch 6 space. Ch 3. DC in top of QC cluster. Ch 3.* Repeat from * around except decrease by a total of two Ch 3 spaces (evenly spaced around doily perimeter) by: DC in top of QC cluster. Ch 3. DC in next Ch 6 space. Ch 3. DC in next TC. Ch 3. Skip Ch 3 space and next TC. DC in next Ch 6 space. Ch 3. DC in top of next QC cluster. Ch 3. Resume pattern. At end of row, join with sl st in 3rd chain of beg Ch 6. Makes 78 Ch 3 spaces around. Sl st into next Ch 3 space to position thread for Row 11.

Row 11: Ch 3. Work 2 DC in same space. Ch 1. Work ( 3 DC in next Ch 3 space. Ch 1 ) 9 times. Ch 2. Skip next Ch 3 space. Work 9 QC in next Ch 3 space. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 3 space. Repeat pattern around, except work 3 DC in first Ch 3 space in place of beg (Ch 3, 2 DC). At end of row, join with sl st in 3rd chain of beg Ch 3. Sl st into each of the next 2 DC and into Ch 1 space, to position thread for Row 12.

Row 12: Ch 3. Work 2 DC in same Ch 1 space. Ch 1. Skip next 3 DC. Work ( 3 DC in next Ch 1 space. Ch 1. Skip next DC ) eight times. Ch 2. Work (QC, Ch 1) in each of next nine QC. Ch 2. Skip next 3 DC. Repeat pattern around, except work 3 DC in first Ch 1 space in place of (Ch 3, 2 DC). At end of row, join with sl st in 3rd chain of beg Ch 3. Sl st into each of next 2 DC and into Ch 1 space to position thread for Row 13.

Row 13: Ch 3. Work 2 DC in same Ch 1 space. Ch 1. Skip next 3 DC. Work ( 3 DC in next Ch 1 space.Ch 1 ) seven times. Ch 2. Skip next 3 DC and next Ch 3 space. Work (QC, Ch 2) in each of next nine QC. Ch 1. Skip next Ch 3 space and next 3 DC. Repeat pattern around, except work 3 DC in first Ch 1 space in place of beg (Ch 3, 2 DC). At end of row, join with sl st in 3rd chain of beg Ch 3. Sl st into each of next 2 DC and into Ch 1 space to position thread for Row 14.

Row 14: Ch 3. Work 2 DC in same Ch 1 space. Ch 1. Skip next 3 DC. Work (3 DC, Ch 1) in each of next six Ch 1 spaces. Ch 3. Skip next 3 DC, next Ch 3 space and next QC. Work (4 QC, Ch 1) in each of next eight Ch 2 spaces. Ch 3. Skip next QC, next Ch 3 space and next 3 DC. Repeat pattern around, except work 3 DC in first Ch 1 space in place of beg (Ch 3, 2 DC). At end of row, join with sl st in 3rd chain of beg Ch 3. Sl st into each of next 2 DC and into Ch 1 space to position thread for Row 15.

Row 15: Ch 3. Work 2 DC in same Ch 1 space. Ch 1. Skip next 3 DC. Work (3 DC, Ch 1) in each of next five Ch 1 spaces. Ch 3. Skip next 3 DC and next Ch 4 space. Work (QC, Ch 5) in next QC. Skip next 3 QC. Work (QC, Ch 5) in each of next seven Ch 1 spaces. Skip next 3 QC. QC in next QC. Ch 4. Repeat pattern around except work 3 DC in first Ch 1 space in place of beg (Ch 3, 2 DC). At end of row, join with sl st in 3rd chain of beg Ch 3. Sl st into each of next 2 DC and into Ch 1 space to position thread for Row 16.

Row 16: Ch 3. Work 2 DC in same Ch 1 space. Ch 1. Skip next 3 DC. Work (3 DC, Ch 1) in each of next four Ch 1 spaces. Ch 3. Skip next 3 DC and next Ch 4 space. Work (5 QC, Ch 1) in each of next eight Ch 5 spaces. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 4 space and next 3 DC. Repeat pattern around except work 3 DC in first Ch 1 space in place of beg (Ch 3, 2 DC). At end of row, join with sl st in 3rd chain of beg Ch 3. Sl st into each of next 2 DC and into Ch 1 space to position thread for Row 17.

Row 17: Ch 3. Work 2 DC in same Ch 1 space. Ch 1. Skip next 3 DC. Work (3 DC, Ch 1) in each of next three Ch 1 spaces. Ch 3. Skip next 3 DC and next Ch 4 space. QC in next QC. Ch 3. Skip next QC. QC in next QC. Ch 3. Skip next 2 QC. QC in next Ch 1 space. Ch 3. *Skip next 2 QC, QC in next QC, Ch 3. Skip next 2 QC, QC in next Ch 1 space, Ch 3.* Repeat from * six more times, except QC in last QC rather than in Ch 1 space, then Ch 4. Repeat entire pattern around, except work 3 DC in first Ch 1 space in place of beg (Ch 3, 2 DC). At end of row, join with sl st in 3rd chain of beg Ch 3. Sl st into each of next 2 DC and into Ch 1 space to position thread for Row 18.

Row 18: Ch 3. Work 2 DC in same Ch 1 space. Ch 1. Skip next 3 DC. Work (3 DC, Ch 1) in
each of next two Ch 1 spaces. Ch 3. Skip next 3 DC and next Ch 4 space. Work (4 QC, Ch 1) in each of next sixteen Ch 3 spaces. Ch 3. Skip next Ch 4 space and next 3 DC. Repeat pattern around except work 3 DC in first Ch 1 space in place of beg (Ch 3, 2 DC). At end of row, join with sl st in 3rd chain of beg Ch 3. Sl st into each of next 2 DC and into Ch 1 space to position thread for Row 19.

Row 19: Ch 3. Work 2 DC in same Ch 1 space. Ch 1. Skip next 3 DC. Work 3 DC in next Ch 1 space. Ch 4. Skip next 3 DC and next Ch 4 space. QC in next QC. Ch 5. Work (QC, Ch 5) in each of next fifteen Ch 1 spaces. Skip next 3 QC. QC in next QC. Ch 4. Repeat pattern around, except work 3 DC in first Ch 1 space in place of beg (Ch 3, 2 DC). At end of row, join with sl st in 3rd chain of beg Ch 3. Sl st into each of next 2 DC and into Ch 1 space to position thread for Row 20.

Row 20: Ch 2. Work (2 DC cluster) in same Ch 1 space. ?Ch 3. Skip next 3 DC. SC in next Ch 4 space. Ch 4. *Work 3 TC in next Ch 5 space. Work Ch-3 Back Picot into top of last TC just made. Work 2 more TC in same Ch 5 space. Ch 4. SC in next Ch 5 space. Ch 4.* Repeat from * seven more times except Ch 3 at end of last shell. SC in next QC. Ch 3. Work 3 TC in next Ch 5 space. Work Ch-3 Back Picot into top of last TC just made. Work 2 more TC in same Ch 5 space. Ch 3. Skip next QC. SC in next Ch 5 space. Ch 3. Skip next 3 DC. Work (3-DC Cluster) in next Ch 1 space. Repeat pattern around, starting at ?. End row with sl st in top of beg cluster to join. Break off thread.

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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