Saturday, July 5, 2014

Free Pattern: Festive Plarn Doily


  Experience the joy of recycling while adding some cheery color to your table with this plarn doily. One large outer bag from a large assortment pack of chips is used to create this festive piece, but you could use something similar like bread, rice cake, or frozen vegetable bags to make your own.


  Use as part of a centerpiece, or as an oversized coaster to brighten up your summer table. Make a set to double as funky placemats for a summer brunch. It would even make an interesting trivet for a cold dish at a picnic, or go great under a potted plant on a stand.


Finished size is 7" (17.8 cm) in diameter.





Skill level:






Materials:
Plarn cut 1/2" (about 1 cm) wide, see description at top for examples
Hook size I/9 - 5.50 MM or size needed to obtain gauge
Smaller hook to weave in ends


Gauge:
Round 1 of pattern (12 double crochet in the round) = 1/2" (about 1 cm) in diameter.




Notes:
Get the most out of your plarn by cutting it in the spiral method. See here.


Stitches and abbreviations:
Chain (ch)
Slip stitch (sl st)
Double crochet (dc)
Beginning (beg)
Back loop (BL)
Stitches (sts)


Directions:

Begin with a slipknot.

Round 1:
Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 11 dc in farthest ch from hook. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3.
(12 dc)


Round 2:
Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, ch-1), (dc, ch 1) in each of next 11 sts. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3. (24 sts)


Round 3:
Sl st into next ch-sp, ch 5 (counts as 1 dc, ch-2). (1 dc, ch 2) in each of next 11 ch-sps. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3. (36 sts)


Round 4:
Sl st into next ch-sp, ch 6 (counts as 1 dc, ch-3). (1 dc, ch 3) in each of next 11 ch-sps. Join with a sl st to beg ch-3. (48 sts)


Round 5:
(Sl st into next ch-sp. Ch 6, sl st in the BL of 3rd ch from hook, ch 3) 11 times. Sl st in next ch-sp. Ch 6, sl st in BL of 3rd ch from hook, ch 3. Join with a sl st to beg sl st. Bind off, weave in ends.




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