Pattern for Round Robin Doily with Cluny Leaves

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Important:

There were some errors in this pattern, particularly the instructions for joins. I've started reworking it (15 June 1998). I'm on round 4 now, so I've fixed all the joins. Rounds 1 - 4 are fixed completely, and rounds 5-6 are repeats, so it should be OK now.

Blue shuttle thread for all rings, white ball thread for chains throughout. When worked in two colours it is not possible to get from one round to the next using split rings or split chains. However if the doily were worked all in one colour it is possible to get from round 1 to 2, 2 to 3, 3 to 4 and 5 to 6 by finishing each round with a split chain and starting the next round with a split ring. I can't work out how to get from the split ring arrival point on round 4 to round 5.

General information about Cluny leaves in tatting.

Instructions for tatting Cluny leaves are on a separate page, as they contain several diagrams (97Kb).


Round 1 (Di Michelson, Findlay, Ohio, USA)

The instructions for this round have been corrected.

R 2 , 7 p's sep by 2 ds, 2, cl, RW..

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

R 2, 2 p's sep by 2 ds, 2 + (to 5th p of prev ring) 2, 4 p's sep by 2 ds, 2, cl, RW.

Repeat from * 3 times more, five rings in all.

Ch as above.

R 2, 2 p's sep by 2 ds, 2 + (to 5th p of prev ring) 2 - 2 + (to 3rd p of first R) 2 - 2 - 2, cl, RW.

Do another chain and join to base of first ring.

Cut threads and fasten off.


Round 2 (Kara Sheil, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA)

The instructions for this round have been corrected.

R 3 - 8 - 3, cl.

*R 3 + (to last p on prev R) 7 - 2 + (centre p of ch on prev rnd) 2 - 7 - 3, cl.

R 3 + (to last p on prev R) 8 - 3, cl, RW.

Ch 3, 5p's sep by 3ds,  3, RW.

R 6 + (last p of last small R) 6 - 6 - 6, cl, RW.

Ch 3, 5p's sep by 3ds,  3, RW.

R 3 + (to last p on prev R) 8 - 3, cl, RW.

Rep from * around joining last ch to base of first group of 3 R's..


Round 3(Mimi Dillman, Snohomish, Washington, USA)

The instructions for this round have been corrected.

R 8 - 5 - 3, cl.

*R 3 + (last p on prev R) 5 + (centre p of a ch on prev rnd) 5 - 3, cl..

R 3 + (last p on prev R) 5 - 8, cl, RW.

Cluny leaf, 12 wraps.

Ch 3, 4 p's sep by 3 ds., 3, RW.

R 6 + (to centre p of last R) 6 - 6 - 6, cl, RW.

Ch 3, 4 p's sep by 3 ds, 3.

Cluny leaf, 12 wraps.

R 8 + (to last p on prev R) 5 - 3.*

Repeat from * to * all the way around.  At the end join the last leaf to the base of the first clover of three rings.

Mimi worked alternate pairs of leaves in blue and white, but I prefer to do all the leaves in the ball thread colour.


Round 4(Pam Dotson, Everret, Washington, USA)

The instructions for this round have been corrected.

First make a cloverleaf in blue:

R 6 - 6 - 6 -6, cl.

*R 6 + (last p of prev R) 6 - 6 - 6, cl.*

Rep from * to * once, RW.

This cloverleaf ends up facing left within the edging, not inward or outward.

With white ball thread Ch 7, RW.

With blue, R 8 + (last p of cloverleaf) 8 + (p before a Cluny leaf on prev rnd) 8 + (p after Cluny leaf on prev rnd) 8 - 8, cl, RW..

With white Ch 7, RW.

Make a clover leaf like the first, joining the first p of the first R to the only free p on the prev R..

With white, Ch 10, 9 p's sep by 3 ds, 10.+ (middle p of middle R of second clover leaf with a lock join). First pull up and adjust chain, as this cannot be done later, pull shuttle thread through p, pass shuttle thread through the loop. Do not reverse work.

Ch 10 + (last p made on the prev ch) 3, 8 p's sep by 3 ds, 10, RW.

This is the whole repeat.

On second and subsequent repeats the first cloverleaf has an extra join:

R 6 - 6 - 6 - 6, cl.

R 6 + (last p of prev R) 6 + (last cloverleaf in the same place as the chs) 6 - 6, cl.

R 6 + (last p of prev R) 6 - 6 - 6, cl

When making the join to the previous cloverleaf make sure nothing is twisted and that the ball thread is not trapped.

Continue the pattern, at the end of the last ch before the 10 join to the first p on the first ch worked.


Round 5 (Steph Peters)

I haven't reworked this round yet, but as it's a repeat it should be OK.

Rep rnd 3, making joins to centre p of chs on prev rnd. I did all the Cluny leaves in white, so that they make a continous ring of white around the piece with the chs.

Start at with a set of three rings. Hide the starting thread in the second ring (this is much easier than trying to get it into the first ring), hide the ball thread end in the third ring, but be careful not to pull it out when working the first leaf. No need for any loops for finishing, as the ends are very easily pulled through the final leaf with a crochet hook.

With Cebelia 30 and Aero shuttles fill both shuttles as full as possible. The white will then just do the whole round, the blue shuttle will need refilling once, plan to do this in a trefoil.

To get the leaves to lie flat when doing the first one of the pair, before the trefoil, do 12 wraps so the white thread exits on the opposite side to where it went in. Do 12 wraps on the second leaf.


Round 6 (Steph Peters)

I haven't reworked this round yet, but as it's a repeat it should be OK.

Rep rnd 4, making joins to the prev rnd exactly the same way as when joining rnd 4 to rd 3. If you have a large shuttle use it, and fill with lots of thread.

Put a loop in the first trefoil ring, hide the starting shuttle thread in the second trefoil ring and the starting ball thread in the third trefoil ring. At the end put a loop in the final chain so you have a loop in a white chain to finish the white thread, and a loop in a blue ring to finish the blue thread. Joins are inevitable in the shuttle threads on this round. Plan to do this in a trefoil where two blue threads can be hidden in blue rings. Using a large ring will mean having to hide a blue thread in a white chain.

Copyright Di Michelson, Kara Sheil, Mimi Dillman, Pam Dotson, Steph Peters 9 October 1996.

Photograph copyright Stephanie Peters