Espresso Your Love Doily

A uniquely square doily shows your love with lots of small hearts. The combination of red and cream give it that old Victorian look.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: 8” square

Gauge: Rnds 1-3 = 1” square.

Materials

Lace weight yarnYarn: Aunt Lydia’s Classic Size 10 Crochet Thread (100% Cotton: 400 yards [320 meters]/ 80 grams): #0210 Antique White (C1, 1 ball), Aunt Lydia’s Classic Size 10 Crochet Thread (100% Cotton: 350 yards [320 meters]/80 grams): #0494 Victory Red (C2, 1 ball)

Hook: Size 7(1.65mm)

Notions: Blocking Board, stainless steel pins, spray starch if desired, tapestry needle.

Pattern Notes

Weave in loose ends as you progress.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Ch-3 at beginning of round counts as double crochet unless otherwise stated.

All sizes of V-st, ch 3, V-st equal to 3 V-sts.

Special Stitches

Triple Treble (trtr): Yo hook 3 times, insert into specified st or sp, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 4 times.

Quadruple Treble (quad tr): Yo hook 4 times, insert into specified st or sp, (yo, draw through 2 lps on hook) 5 times.

Beginning V-st (beg V-st): Ch 6, dc in same st or sp as ch-6.

V-st: (dc, ch 3, dc) all in indicated st or sp.

Triple Crochet V-st (tr V-st): (Tr, ch 3, tr) worked in specified sp.

Pattern

Rnd 1 (RS): With C1, make a Magic Loop, ch 1, (sc, ch 3) 8 times in ring, join in beg sc, pull beg length to close. (8 sc, 8 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 2: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 3) in same ch-3 sp and each rem ch-3 around, join in beg sc. (8 sc, 8 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 3: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 5) in same ch-3 sp and each rem ch-3 sp around, fasten off. (8 sc, 8 ch-5 sps)

Rnd 4: Attach C2 with *(sc, ch 3) in ch-5 sp, (5 dc, ch 3) in next ch-5 sp; rep from * around, join in beg sc. (20 dc, 4 sc, 8 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 5: Sl st in sc and in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 3) in same ch-3 sp, *5 dc in next dc, sk next dc, dc in next dc, sk next dc, (5 dc, ch 3) in next dc, (sc, ch 3 in next ch-3 sp) twice; rep from * around, ending with (sc, ch 3) in last ch-3 sp, join in beg sc. (44 dc, 8 sc, 12 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 6: Sl st in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (sc, ch 3) in same ch-3 sp, *(sc in next dc, sk next dc, 7 dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc) twice, (sc, ch 3) in next dc, (sc, ch 3) in next ch-3 sp, sk next ch-3 sp**, (sc, ch 3) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending at **, join in beg sc. Fasten off. (56 dc, 20 sc, 12 ch-3)

Rnd 7: Working in back lp only this rnd, attach C1 with *(sc, ch 7 in 4th dc of next 7 dc group) twice, sk next ch 3, [trtr, ch 3, (quad tr, ch 3) twice, trtr, ch 7] all in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, join in beg sc. (8 sc, 8 trtr, 8 quad tr, 12 ch-7 sps, 12 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 8: Sl st in next ch-7 sp, ch 3, 6 dc in same sp, 7 dc in next ch-7 sp, *3 dc in next ch-3 sp, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, (7 dc in next ch-7 sp)**3 times; rep from * around, ending at ** , join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (140 dc, 4 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 9: Ch 1 loosely, fpdc over same dc, bpdc over next dc, (fpdc over next dc, bpdc over next dc) 9 times, [(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, {bpdc over next dc, fpdc over next dc} 16 times], bpdc over next dc; rep [ to ] around, ending with { to } 6 times, then bpdc over last dc, join in beg fpdc. (64 fpdc, 64 bpdc, 16 dc, 4 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 10: Ch 1 loosely, fpdc over same dc as ch-1, ch 1, sk next bpdc, *(fpdc over next fpdc, ch 1, sk next bpdc)** 9 times, fpdc over next dc, ch 1, [sk next dc, (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, (fpdc, ch 1) over next dc, sk next bpdc; rep * to ** 16 times, sk next bpdc, (fpdc, ch 1) over next dc]; rep [ to ] 3 times, ending with * to ** 7 times, join in beg fpdc. (72 fpdc, 16 dc, 4 ch-3 sps, 76 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 11: Sl into next ch-1 sp, work beg V-st in same, sk next ch-1 sp, (V-st in next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp) 4 times, V-st in next ch-1 sp, [(V-st, ch 3, V-st) in next ch-3 sp *[V-st in next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp)** 9 times, V-st in next ch-1 sp]; rep [ to ] 3 times, then * to ** 4 times, join in 3rd ch oh beg ch-6. (52 V-sts)

Rnd 12: Sl st in next V-st, beg V-st in same st, V-st in next 6 V-sts, *[(V-st, ch 3, V-st) in next V-st, (V-st in next V-st)** 12 times]; rep from [ to ] 3 times, then * to **5 times, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6. (60 V-sts)

Rnd 13: Sk next 8 V-st, attach C2 with dc in next V-st, work 4 more dc in same st as beg dc, ch 6, sk next 2 V-sts, *5 dc in next V-st, ch 6, sk next 2 V-sts; rep from * around, join in beg dc. (100 dc, 20 ch-6) sps)

Rnd 14: Ch 3, 4 dc in same st as ch-3 sp, *sk next dc, dc in next dc, sk next dc, (5 dc, ch 2) in next dc, sk next ch 6**, 5 dc in next dc; rep from * around, ending at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (220 dc, 20 ch-2)

Rnd 15: Ch 1, sc in same st as ch-1 sp, *[sk next 2 dc, 7 dc in next dc, sk next dc, sc in next dc] twice, ch 1, sk next ch-2 sp**, sc in next dc]; rep from * around, ending at **, join in beg sc, fasten off. (40 dc, 60 sc, 20 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 16: Sk next 3 dc, attach C1 with sc in back lp in next dc, *(tr V-st, ch 3, tr V-st) in next sc, sk next 3 dc, (sc, ch 7) in next dc, (dc, ch 7) in 4th dc of each 7 dc across to corner; rep from * around, join in beg sc. (12 tr V-sts, 40 sc, 36 ch-7 sps)

Rnd 17: Sl st in next tr V-st, ch 3, 2 dc in same st, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp, (7 dc in next ch-7 sp) 9 times**, 3 dc in next tr V-st; rep from * around, ending at **, join in 3rd ch of beg ch 3. (300 dc, 4 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 18: Ch 1 loosely, fpdc over same dc, bpdc over next dc, (fpdc over next dc, bpdc over next dc) twice, *[(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, bpdc over next dc, {fpdc over next dc, bpdc over next dc}** 37 times] 3 times, then last side * to **, ending with { to } 34 times, join in beg fpdc. (148 fpdc, 152 bpdc, 16 dc, 4 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 19: Ch 1 loosely, (fpdc, ch 1) over same fpdc, sk next bpdc, (fpdc, ch 1 over next fpdc, sk next bpdc) 2 times, fpdc, ch 1 over next dc, sk next dc, *[(2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc, ch 1) in next ch 3 sp), sk next dc, (fpdc, ch 1) over next dc, sk next bpdc, {fpdc, ch 1 over next fpdc, sk next bpdc}** 37 times, fpdc, ch 1 over next dc, sk next dc]; rep from [ to ] 3 times, then last side * to **, ending with { to } 34 times, join in beg fpdc. (156 fpdc, 160 ch-1 sps, 16 dc,4 ch-3 sps)

Rnd 20: Sl st in next ch-1 sp, beg V-st in same st as sl st, sk next ch-1 sp, V-st in next ch-1 sp, sk next ch-1 sp, *(V-st, ch 3, V-st) in next ch-3 sp**, (V-st in next ch-1, sk next ch-1 sp) 20 times; rep from * 3 times, then * to **, ending with (V-st in next ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp) 18 times. (92 V-sts)

Rnd 21: Sl st in next V-st, beg V-st in same st as sl st, (V-st in next V-st) twice, *(V-st, ch 3, V-st) in next ch-3 sp**, (V-st in next V-st) 22 times; rep from * 3 times, then * to **, ending with (V-st in next V-st) 19 times, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6, fasten off. (104 V-sts)

Rnd 22: Sl st in next V-st, beg V-st in same st as sl st, (V-st in next V-st) 3 times, *(V-st, ch 3, V-st) in next ch 3 sp**, (V-st in next V-st) 24 times; rep from * 3 times, then * to **, ending with (V-st in next V-st) 20 times, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6, fasten off. (112 V-sts)

Rnd 23: Sl st in next V-st, beg V-st in same st as sl st, (V-st in next V-st) 4 times, *(V-st, ch 3, V-st) in next ch 3 sp**, (V-st in next V-st) 26 times; rep from * 3 times, then * to **, ending with (V-st in next V-st) 21 times, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-6, fasten off. (120 V-sts)

Rnd 24: Sk next 5 V-st, attach C2 with sc in next V-st, 2 sc in same st, 3 sc in next V-st, ch 7, turn to WS, sl st into first sc, ch 1, turn back to RS, 9 dc over ch-7 just made, *3 sc in each of next 2 V-st, ch 7, turn to WS, sl st back to front over the last ch-7, ch 1, turn back to RS, work 9 dc over ch-7 just made; rep from * around, join in 6th sc of beg group by folding the dcs back and sl st from front, fasten off. (324 sc, 108 ch-7 sp, 972 dc in 108 groups).     

Finishing

Weave in ends.

Dry block, lightly spraying on spar at starch once pinned to desired shaping.

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