Ch 3, work 4 tr in same space, * skip 1 st, dc in next st, sk 1 st, 5 tr in next st, rep from * around, finish with dc in next st, join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-3.
That concludes this month’s mystery motif. I’m joining my motifs as I go. You’ll find my tutorial for ‘joining as you go’ here which you can adapt to join these motifs with if you like.
I loved how this motif progressed with each round. Starting with a dainty daisy, which was showing all the signs of becoming an octagonal motif, I quickly spun it around and formed a circular motif, with a round of green, the fourth round called for a neutral colour for balance, which then allowed for a simple ring of colour to be added next. To imitate old fashioned doilies, which is what I set out to do, a round of scallops finished the motif nicely and made way for the motifs to be joined easily. I love it when all elements fall into place like that.
I have more motifs made ready to be joined together, hopefully sometime over the week end. I’m thinking 5 x 5 motifs will make a nice throw.
Did you know that the invention of the doily is credited to Mr D’Oyley, a successful 17th century milliner, will you do now, I love the old fashioned spelling of ‘D’Oyley’.
I picked up a vintage D’Oyley holder at a market many moons ago, it’s features exquisite embroidery and a lovely picot crocheted edging, it’s backed in linen and has an opening for you to place your freshly pressed D’Oyleys in for storage.
This month’s mystery motif needs a name, something with the word ‘D’Oyley’ incorporated into it I’m thinking, do you have any suggestions, if you do then please leave a comment!