Crochet Doily In Filet Mesh From 1912

Below is the pattern for a crochet doily in filet mesh. The pattern was originally printed in a newspaper in 1912.

Crochet Doily In Filet Mesh

This filet crochet is worked on the large square mesh with the flower effect. The flowers are worked separately and sewed on neatly into place at the points. To form the large mesh, work a tr. c. into the foundation row, * 4 ch., skip 4 its. of the foundation row. 2 tr. c. into the fifth st; repeat from *.

In the next row work 1 tr. c. into the tr. c. of previous row, * 4 ch, 1 tr. c. into the next tr. c.; repeat from *. This makes the large square mesh [called in the directions, space], 6 tr. c. forms one close square.

Directions for doily – First row: Into a buttonholed center of 6 inches in diameter work 4 ch., 1 tr. c. around entire center 120 times, making 120 open spaces. The pattern takes up fifteen spaces, so the number of spaces made around the doily must be divisible by fifteen. Eight patterns are worked around this size doily. Each row closes with a sl. st. and begins with 4 ch.

First row of pattern – * 1 close square [abbreviated c. s.]; 14 open square [abbreviated o. s.]; repeat from * eight times.

Second row – * Into the c. s. work 1 o. s., 1 c. s., 12 a. s., 1 c. s.; repeat from * eight times.

Third row – * 2 a. s., 1 c. s., 10 o. s., 1 c. s., 1 o. s.; repeat from * eight times.

Fourth row – Same as third, only increase 1 o. s.; that is, instead of the 10 o. s. work 11 spaces, as follows: 4 o. s., 4 o. s. into the next 3 o. s., 3 o. s. The increasing will not show very much when done this way.

Fifth row – * 1 open space, 1 closed space, 13 open space, 1 closed space; repeat from * eight times.

Sixth row – Increase 1 o. s. again in this row as explained in the fourth row – *1 c. s., 16 o. s.; repeat from * eight times.

Seventh row – O. s. all around.

Edge – First row – * 4 sl. sts. into the next 4 ch., 1 sl. st. into the tr. c., 8 ch., 1 tr. c. into the next tr. c., 12 ch., 1 tr. c. into the last 2 sets. of the tr. c., just made, 1 tr. c. into the next tr. c. of the previous row, 8 ch., 1 sl. st. into the next tr. c.; repeat from * all around.

Second row – * 5 s. c. over the 4 sl. sts. and ch. its., over the 8 ch. work s. c., 1 p. [4 ch., 1 s. c. into the first ch.], 5 s. c., then over the 12 ch. work 5 s. c., 1 p., 5 s. c., 1 p., 5 s. c., and over the next 8 ch. work 5 s. c., 1 p., 5 s. c.; repeat from * around entire doily.

Directions for flowers – First row – 2 ch., 8 s. c. into the first ch., 1 sl. st. into the first s. c. to close the row.

Second row – * 11 ch., skip 1 ch., 1 s. c. into the second ch., one-half r.c. into the next ch., 5 d. c. into the next 5 ch., one-half d. c. into the next st., 1 s. c. into the next st., 1 sl. st. into the last st., 1 sl. st. into the next s. c. of previous row; repeat from * eight times.

Source: The Washington herald. (Washington, D.C.), 19 May 1912.