Grand Lilies - Square Doily with Lilies in Filet Crochet
About one ball Cotton thread #20
1.25 mm (#8 USA)
71 squares x 71 squares = 16" x 16" (41 cm x 41 cm)
10 x 10 squares = 2.25" x 2.25"
To crochet the Doily you need to know some basic Filet Techniques.Open Squares are made of - *1dc, ch2, sk2sts, 1dc*Filled Squares are made of - *1dc, 2dc (instead ch2 for open square), 1dc*
For more detailed instructions refer to Filet Crochet Techniques at www.hassdesign.com
1.Start with ch-166 for foundation.
2. Ch-3 for first dc in row-1, then work row by row according to design up to row 63, then work part A (row 64 + 65)
3. Attach thread to work part B (row 64 + 65) and part C (row 64 - 67) separately.
4. With wrong side facing up, attach thread to work lower part D, E and F in the same way.
5. To keep the loose ends from showing up, wave them back through several stitches or work over them. When the ends are secure, clip them off close to the work.
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