This doily is for everyone , the level is easy and it is perfect for the beginners. We are using only a few basic stitches, that I am hopeful you already know how to do. This doily will help you master the basics.

Let us start by chosing your thread and your hook then you want to chain 10 and close with a slip stitch, this will give you a circle.

Next, chain 1 and do 30 half double crochet (HDC) in this circle and close with a slip stitch (SS).


Row #1: we are working in the back loop (BL), and in every other HDC from the previous row. So chain 5  (this is your first DC) skip one HDC, then do a double crochet (DC) chain (CH) 2 and repeat until you reach the end of the row, close with a SS. Nutshell: 1 DC – 2 CH – 1 DC. You should have 15 DC at the close of this row.


Row #2: we are going to do the “waves”  which is just chains and anchoring it in place with a single crochet (SC) instead of a slip stitch. So, chain 5 and anchor in each DC from previous row,  repeat until you reach the end of the row,  the last 5 chains must be anchored in the base of the first 5 chains.


Row #3: we are working to fill in the waves, so, slip stitch into the first chain of the first wave then chain 1 and do 4 HDC for a total of 5 HDC in each wave chain 3 to separate each group and repeat until you reach the end of the row, then you close with a SS in the top of the first chain of your first 5 HDC.           Nutshell: 5 HDC – 3 CH – 5 HDC.

Row #4: we are working in the spaces between each group of 5 HDC, to make a cone (1 DC – 1 CH – 1 DC) so,  chain 4 and do a DC in the same space, this is your first cone, then chain 3 and repeat, close with a slip stitch. Nutshell: Cone – 3 CH – Cone.

Row #5: we are filling in our cone with 5 cluster DC but first you need to slip stitch into the center of the cone then you chain 3 and do 4 clusters, this is your first group of 5 cluster double crochet (DCC) close it with one stitch. You tube have great videos about the DC cluster stitch, close with a SS. Nutshell: 5 DCC – 5 ch – 5 DCC.

Row #6: this row is the row you need to memorize because we are repeating it until you reach your desired doily size. The only change is the  increase we are having between shells, this is important because we need the doily to lay flat. 

We are working in the middle of the cluster from the previous row and we are using the shell stitch (2 DC – 2 CH – 2 DC) remember the first shell is a little different from the rest: chain 3 then 1 DC then 2 CH then 2 DC this is your first shell next you chain 6 to separate one shell from another and repeat until the end of the row, close with a SS.                               Nutshell: shell – 6 CH – shell.

Row #7: shell – 8 CH – shell, and so on, increase by 2 on each row. Let us stop here. Check photos for the visuals.



  1. WOW thanks for sharing, I’m so putting this on my to do list x

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I’m going to try this! Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Great tutorial. And such a nice and easy pattern, I love it! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

%d bloggers like this: