Monday, November 15, 2010

Corticelli Venetian Pattern Doily from 1918 - Finished!

Well, that was easy!  The finished doily is 10½" in diameter.


UPDATE 25FEB2012:
The pattern link no longer works, so here is the written pattern fortunately saved when I first crocheted the doily.
This doily is in a close Venetian pattern and measures 7 inches in diameter.
Materials: Corticelli Mercerized Cordonnet, Art. 66, 1 ball White, Size 40, One No. 12 steel Hook.
Instructions: Ch.14,join,ch.3, 41 t.in ring.
2d row Ch. 3, 3 t. in next st., holding last loop of each (4 sts. on needle), draw through all at once, ch. 3, 4 t. in third st., holding last loop of each st. on needle (4 sts. on needle), draw through all at once, repeat, making 14 groups, join to top of first group.
3d row: Ch. 3, 4 t. over over first ch. of preceding row , * 1 t. in top of group, 5 t. over next ch., 1 t. in top of group, 4 t. over next ch. and repeat from *.
4th row: Ch. 10, s. c. in fourth st. of preceding row and repeat, making 20 meshes.
5th row Sl.st. to center of mesh, ch. 10, s.c. in center of next mesh, repeat.
6th row Sl.st. to center of mesh, ch. 3, 1 t. in same place, ch. 2, 2 t. in same place to form shell, ch. 7, shell in center of next mesh, repeat, join at top of 3 ch.
7th row: Sl. st. to center of shell, ch. 3, 1 t. in same st., ch. 2, 2 t. in same place to form shell ch. 6, shell in center of next shell and repeat.
8th row: Sl. st. to center of shell, 2 s.c. in shell ch. 3, 1 s.c. over both the 7 ch. of sixth row and 6 ch. of seventh row, ch 3, 2 s.c. in shell repeat.
9th row: Ch. 3, 1 t. in s.c. 4 t. over 3 ch., t. in s. c., 4 t. over ch., 1 t. in each s.c., repeat, join.
10th row: Ch. 3, 3 t. in same st., holding last loop of each st. on needle, draw through all at once, ch 3, skip 3, 4 t. in next, holding last loop of each st. on needle, draw through all at once, repeat. (55 groups in all), join.
11th row: Ch. 3, 3 t. over ch., 2 t. in top of group, 3 t. over ch., 1 t. in top of group, 3 t. over ch., 1 t. in top of group, repeat and join.
l2th row: Ch 1, 11 s.c. in next 11 sts., ch, 4, 3 t. in fifth st., ch 4, 11 s.c. in next 11 sts., repeat to end of row.
l3th row 9 s.c. over 11 s.c., ch. 4, t. in last st. of ch. 4, 3 t. in 3 t., 1 t. in first st. of ch., ch 4, repeat.
14th row 7 s.c. over 9 s.c., ch. 4, t. in last st. of ch. 4, 2 t. in next 2 t., ch. 3, skip 1 t., 2 t. in next 2 t., 1 t. in first of next ch., ch. 4, repeat.
15th row 5 s.c. over 7 s.c., ch. 4, 1 t. in last of ch., 2 t. in next 2 t., ch. 3, t. over 3 ch., ch. 3, t. over same ch., ch. 3, 2 t. in last 2 t., 1 t. in first of ch. (hereafter called 3 t.), ch. 4, repeat.
l6th row: 3 s.c. over 5 s.c. ch. 4, 3 t., ch. 3, 1 t. over 3 ch., ch. 3, 1 t. over next ch., ch 3, 1 t. over same ch., ch. 3, 1 t. over next ch., ch. 3, 3 t., ch. 4, repeat.
17th row: 1 s.c. over 3 s.c., ch. 4, 3 t, , ch 3, 1 t. over ch. ch. 3, 1 t. over next ch., ch. 3, 1 t. over next ch., ch. 3, 1 t. over same ch., ch. 3, 1 t. over next ch., ch. 3, 1 t. over next ch., ch. 3, 3 t., ch. 4, repeat.
18th row: Ch. 3, 3 t. in next 3 t., 3 t. over 3 ch., t. in t., ch 4 to form picot, repeat around, making 3 picots in each scallop (one in center and one at each side).

13 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I have had this pattern for some time but not made it as of yet.

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  2. Linda and Valerie: Thanks for visiting.
    It's quick and easy. Do try it.

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  3. Wow! I can't believe this was easy...but you are an amazing "stitcher"! I have made some crochet items in years past and really enjoyed it. One usually has to pay close attention, though, with an example such as this one!!! Awesome!

    Also, I want to thank you again for all your fun and interesting additions and comments to my recipe blog! You have the BEST ideas and it's such a pleasure to have your thoughts and expertise shared! Thanks a million!
    Have a GREAT day!
    Coralie

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  5. Coralie, I assure you it's an easy pattern. I am no expert! I hope others will try this pattern or at least get some ideas and encouragment from this little blog. Thanks for your kind comments. Anyone reading this comment, go to Coralies recipe blog:
    http://charmsofdays.blogspot.com/
    or click on her name above. :-)

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  6. Beautiful. I am currently crocheting this doily and I am having some tension issues. What brand and size of thread and hook size did you use? Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you for visiting. I used size 10 Coats & Clarks Opera thread and a #6 hook. (I only had one ball, and it seemed like a good project for one ball.)
      Opera is no longer made. It seems thicker than regular size 10 thread like Aunt Lydia's , Coats Royale or DMC Baroque.
      I had issues with round 9 - I frogged it, crocheted the entire round with a #5 hook, then completed the doily with a #6 hook. That's how I solved one problem so maybe something like that would work for you.

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  7. Thanks so much for such a beautiful old piece. I love these Venetian types. Old patterns routinely give me the fits, but with the gorgeous clear picture you gave us, I counted stitches and made notes, and WahLah! I did finish it! Pale yellow #10 cotton #8 hook 11½".
    I wrote out the pattern, and gave credit to your page so I can remember to send thanky thoughts every time I look at this thing! It's beautiful.
    :)

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    1. Thank you for the fabulous feedback. I hope you took a photo and/or posted a photo on Ravelry? I would love to share your results.

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    2. Do you have it written out. Row 11 is giving me the pits a,

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  8. This is a beautiful doily !!!!! I am from the South,,, at one time something like this doily was part of a Southern Woman's trousseau. She also, continued to make things like this throughout her life as a symbol of her talent and creativity. Obviously ,things have radically changed since that time. My Mom taught me to crochet and knit when I was a little girl and have continued to do both with great pleasure. There has been a resurgence of interest in handmade things in recent years and always gives me a smile to see both women and men involved in needlework in all sorts of settings these days. Thank you so much for sharing this with us. SMILE

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