Square Round Robin Doily Pattern

Square Doily

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I have reworked this pattern and corrected some errors. To the best of my knowledge the pattern is now correct. There are hints at the end of the pattern for working it continuously by using split rings and split chains to move from one round to the next. I have devised a way to work four corner motifs within round 3; originally these were added separately between rounds 3 and 4. Also I've done a different corner. At the end of each round I have noted how the instructions are different to the doily in the photograph.



Round 1 (Steph Peters)

Shuttle and ball.

Ch: 4 - 4

*Clover leaf:

R: 4 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4, cl.

R: 4 + (to last p of prev R) 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 4, cl.

R:4 + (to last p of prev R) 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4, cl.

Ch: 4 + (to p on prev ch) 4.

Repeat from *.but with the first R of the clover leaf as follows:

R: 4 +(to last p of last R on prev clover leaf) 2 +(to next free p on last R of prev clover leaf) 2 - 2 - 2 - 4, cl..

Continue till end of fourth chain. Join the end of this chain to the start of the first chain before working the fourth clover leaf.

Work the last R of the last clover leaf as follows:

R:4 + (to last p of prev R) 2 - 2 - 2 +(join to next 2nd p on first R of first clover) 2 +(join to 1st p on first R of first clover) 4, cl.

Note: The doily on the photo has only one join between adjacent clovers, but the instructions above have two joins between adjacent clovers which gives a better result.


Round 2 (Di Michelson, Findlay, Ohio, USA)

Shuttle and ball.

R: 4 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4, cl, RW.

*Ch: 4 + (to centre p of large R in clover leaf of prev rnd) 4, RW.

Side R: 4 - 3 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4, cl, RW.

Ch: 4 + (to 1st free p on next R in clover leaf of prev rnd) 4 - 4, RW.

Clover leaf:

R: 4 + (to last p of prev R) 3 + (to next p of prev R) 2 - 2 - 3 - 4, cl.

R: 4 + (to last p of prev R) 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4, cl.

R: 4 + (to last p of prev R) 3 - 2 - 2 - 3 - 4, cl, RW.

Ch: 4 + (to last p on prev ch) 4 + (to last p of 1st R in next clover leaf on prev rnd) 4, RW.

Side R: 4 + (to last p on prev R) 3 +(to next p of prev R) 2 - 2 - 3 - 4, cl, RW.

Repeat from * all round.

Each corner has a side ring, clover and side ring, but the corners are not joined to each other.

Note: The doily on the photo has only one join between the side rings and adjacent clovers, but the instructions above have two joins which gives a better result.


Round 3 (Kara Sheil, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA)

R: 4 - 4 + (to 2nd p of a side R before the clover leaf on prev rnd) 4 - 4, cl, RW.

Ch: 4, 5p sep by 2 ds, 4, RW.

R: 4 - 4 + (to last free p of 1st R of clover on prev rnd), 2 + (to first free p of middle R of clover on prev rnd), 4 - 4, cl..

Corner:

Ch: 4 - 2 - 2 - 4. Do not reverse work, so next ring is on outside of doily.

R: 4 +(to last p on chain) 5 - 5 - 4, close R.

R: 4 +(to last p on prev R) 5 - 5 - 4, close R.

R: 4 +(to last p on prev R) 5 - 5 - 4, close R.

Ch: 4 +(to last p on prev R) 2 - 2 - 4, reverse work. Corner completed..

R: 4 - 4 + (to last free p of centre R of clover on prev rnd), 2 + (to first free p on last R of clover on prev rnd) 4 - 4, cl.

Ch: 4, 5p sep by 2 ds, 4, RW.

R: 4 - 4 + (to 4th p of side R on prev rnd) 4 - 4, cl, RW.

Ch: 4, 5p sep by 2 ds, 4, RW.

Repeat from start all round.

Note: The doily in the photograph has less picots on the rings in this round. On the original doily the corners were added separately after this round, instead of being worked into the corner chain.


Round 4 (Mimi Dillman, Snohomish, Washington, USA)

First small clover:

Small R: 4, 5p sep by 2 ds, 4, cl.

Large R: 4 + (to last p of prev R) 3 - 3 + (to middle p of a ch on side immediately after a corner on prev rnd) 3 - 3 - 4, cl.

Small R: 4 + (to last p of prev R) 2, 4p sep by 2ds, cl, RW.

*Ch: 6, 5p sep by 3ds, 6, RW

Clover:

Small R: 4 - 2 +(to next to last p on last small R on previous clover) 2 + (to centre p of last R of prev clover) 2 - 2 -4, cl.

Large R: 4 + (to last p of prev R) 3 - 3 + (to middle p of a ch on side on prev rnd) 3 - 3 - 4, cl.

Small R: 4 + (to last p of prev R) 2, 4p sep by 2ds, cl, RW.

Repeat from * along side of prev rnd until joins have been made to all side chains of prev rnd.

Corner:

Ch: 6, 5p sep by 3ds, 6, RW.

Clover as previously, except that on large R the join to the previous rnd is to the first p on the first R of the corner motif on prev rnd.

Ch: 6, 5p sep by 3ds, 6, RW.

Clover as previously, except that on large R the join to the previous rnd is to the centre p on the centre R of the corner motif on prev rnd.

Ch: 6, 7 p sep by 3 ds, 6, RW.

Corner Clover:

R: 4 - 2 - 2 + (to 3rd p of prev clover's 3rd R) 2 - 4, cl.

R: 4 + (to last p of prev R) 3 + (to 4th p of prev clover's large R) 3 + (to same place on prev rnd as in prev clover) 3 - 3 - 4, cl.

R: 4 + (to last p of prev R) 2, 4p sep by 2ds, 4, cl, RW.

Ch: 6, 5p sep by 3ds, 6, RW.

Clover as previously (not Corner Clover), except that on large R the join to the previous rnd is to the free p on the last R of the corner motif on prev rnd.

Repeat from * all round, until the last small R of the last clover which is worked as follows:

Small R: 4 + (to last p of prev R) 2 + (to 2nd p of first R of first clover on this rnd) 2 + (to 3rdd p of first R of first clover on this rnd) 2 - 4,cl, RW.

Ch: 6, 5p sep by 3ds, 6 join to base of first clover on this rnd.

Note: The joins between small rings of clovers are different on the doily in the photograph.


Round 5 (Pam Dotson, Everret, Washington, USA)

R: 6 - 6 + (to 2nd p on a chain on prev rnd) 6 - 6, cl, RW.

Ch: 6, RW.

R: 6 + (to prev R) 6 + (to 4th p on same ch on prev rnd) 6 - 6, cl, RW.

*Ch: 6 - 3 - 3 - 6, RW.

R:6 + (to prev R) 6 + (to 2nd p on next ch on prev rnd) 6 - 6, cl, RW.

Ch: 6, RW.

R:6 + (to prev R) 6 + (to 4th p on same ch on prev rnd as last +) 6 - 6, cl, RW.

Ch:6, RW.

R:6 - 6 - 6, cl, RW. (Note this R is not joined to anything else yet.)

Ch:6 + (to3rd p of last ch on this rnd with p's) 3 - 3 - 3 - 3, RW.

R:6 + (to last R made) 6 - 6, RW.

Ch:3, 5p sep by 3ds, 3, RW.

R: 6 + (to last R made) 6 - 6, RW.

Ch: 3 - 3 - 3 - 3 - 6, RW.

R: 6 + (to last R made) 6 + (to 1st p of 1st R in this group of 4 R's) 6, cl, RW.

Ch: 6, RW.

Repeat this along the sides, but the 1st R on the base is joined to the prev R on the base, and the Ch marked * is joined at the 1st p to the Ch between R's 3 and 4 of the set of 4 R's.

Corner as in photo:

R:6 - 6 - 6, cl, RW.

**Ch: 3, 5p's sep by 3ds, 3, RW.

R: 6 + (to last p on prev R) 6 - 6, cl, RW.

Repeat from ** till there are 9 R's and 8 Ch's.


Alternative corner:

Work along the sides as above. To go around the corner make the joins to the 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th picots on the corner chain. Work the same motif as around the sides, but do not join it to the chain of 6 - 3 - 3 - 6 either before or after the corner, put in picots where the joins would have been.

Note: The doily in the photo has less picots on the outside edge.


Split ring and split chain working

I have made this piece again, using two shuttles to work with split ring and split chain techniques to reduce the thread joins from round to round. However it used a lot of thread, so several joins are required.

Work the first round as above, although a split ring could be used to get to the second round there would then need to be a split chain which would not give the required straight line.

Start round 2 with the first chain in the instructions; at the end work the first ring in the instructions as a split ring to get to the next round, 4 - 3; 2 - 2 - 3 - 4, cl, mp.

Round 3 then starts at the same place as the instructions, but with a split ring of 4 – 4; 4 – 4, cl. Finish round 3 with a split chain of 4 – 2 – 2 ; 2 – 2 – 4, mp.

Round 4 starts at the bottom of the middle ring of a small clover. Work a split ring for the large clover ring 3 – 3 – 4; 3 – 3 – 4, cl. Do a small side ring on each side, one with each shuttle, then continue as instructions. End with a split chain where the join is at one side 6 – 3; 3 – 3 - 3 – 6, mp.

Start Round 5 with a split ring 6 – 6; 6 – 6, cl which replaces the first ring in the instructions.

Pattern copyright Di Michelson, Kara Sheil, Mimi Dillman, Pam Dotson, Steph Peters 28 October 1996.

Photograph copyright Stephanie Peters