SIMPLE STITCH DOILY: DAY 4

We are starting the count down on this doily so, these rows will bring slight changes to the chains that separate each group of shells, so in other words: it is going to take a little more concentration.

  

Row A:  10 CH –   shell   – 2 CH   –   shell

Row B:   8 CH  –   shell   – 3 CH   –   shell

Row C:   6 CH  –   shell   – 3 CH   –   shell

Row D:   4 CH  –   shell   – 4 CH   –   shell

Row E:   3 CH  –   shell   – 3 CH   –   shell

Row F:   4 CH  –   shell   – 2 CH   –   shell

Tips: You will notice on the last row (Row F) which is at the top,  that a group of 4 shells are getting closer together since the chain separating them is only 2, down from 3, and the chains that separate these 4 shells is getting a little bigger. Please check pics, you will see.

  

SIMPLE STITCH DOILY: Day 3

Today we are doing pretty much the same thing except that we are increasing by 2 chains to separate each group.

 

Row A:  6 CH – etc.

Row B:  8 CH – etc

Row C: 10 CH – etc

Row D: 10 CH – 3 headed shell – etc

Check the Photograph, it’s what we have done before. Practice makes perfect 🙂

 

SIMPLE STITCH DOILY: DAY 2

Let us change-up a little since you have mastered the first several rows, we are using the same stitches but we want more shells 🙂

This row we want you to have a 3-headed shell, don’t laugh, so you proceed exactly as before but adding one more shell to the pair, so:  

Row A: 8 CH – shell – 2 CH – shell – 2 CH – shell – 8 CH.

Next row, we want to have two pairs of 2-headed shells so you will notice that the chains that separate each group is 2 chains shorter, so:

Row B: 6 CH – shell – 2 CH – Shell – 2 CH – shell – 2 CH – shell – 6 CH.

Please look at photographs, you will understand what I am saying 🙂

 This row is the same but we want to  decrease the chains that separate each group, you need to do this so that your doily lays flat instead of  looking “frilly” so:

Row C: 4 CH – shell – 3 CH – shell – 4 CH.

You will notice we have lots more shells and less space between each group.

This row is the same but now we have an equal amount of chains separating each group of shells, so:

Row D: 4 CH – shell – 4 CH – shell – 4 CH….

 

Let us stop here, I know your head is spinning but the photograph will let you feel better 🙂

 

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