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Free crochet doily patterns

For classic vintage style you can't beat crochet doilies, so hook up some fresh ones with these free crochet doily patterns!

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Published: June 11, 2021 at 9:00 am
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Crochet doilies may seem like a blast from the past, but us crafty folks love a bit of crochet lace! Although many people think of crochet doilies being old-fashioned, they're still a fun and challenging crochet project that are great for practicing crocheting in the round (if you're new to this you might find our how to crochet in the round tutorial helpful). Traditionally they're used as table decorations, but why not get creative with your crochet doilies - try stitching one to an embroidery hoop as a decoration, use them to embellish an outfit or patch up a hole in an old pair of jeans, or you could try framing one of your crochet doilies for some intricate but minimalist artwork for your walls!! We've got 5 fabulous free crochet doily patterns by Jennifer May for you to hook up in a variety of sizes and stitch combinations, so grab your hook and crochet cotton, and get ready to hook up some delightful crochet doily patterns!

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You will need

DMC Petra 3 (100% cotton, 100g/280m), 1 ball of Ecru (or alternative cotton crochet thread or 4ply yarn)

A 2.5mm (US B/1 or C/2) hook

If you're looking for some alternative yarn to use for your crochet doilies, you could always check out our list of the best crochet thread and crochet lace yarns.

Measurements

Free Crochet Doily Pattern 1: 9cm (3½in) diameter

Free Crochet Doily Pattern 2: 13cm (5in) diameter

Free Crochet Doily Pattern 3: 22cm (8½in) diameter

Free Crochet Doily Pattern 4: 18cm (7in) diameter

Free Crochet Doily Pattern 5: 12cm (4¾in) diameter

Abbreviations

Dc-picot: Dc, ch3, dc in dc just worked.

Ch-picot: Ch4, dc in first ch.

You can find a full list of all abbreviations we use in our abbreviations and conversions guide. These free crochet doily patterns are written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using the guide.

Free Crochet Doily Pattern 1

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Ch6, ss to first ch to join into a ring.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (doesn’t count as st), 12dc into ring, ss to first dc. [12 sts]

Round 2 Ch3 (counts as tr), *ch3, skip 1 st, tr in next st; repeat from * 4 times more, ch3, ss into top of beg ch-3. [6 tr, 6 ch-3 sp]

Round 3 *Ss into ch-3 sp, (ch3, tr, ch3, ss) into same ch-3 sp as ss; repeat from * 5 times more. [6 repeats]

Round 4 Ss into tr from Round 2, ch3 (counts as tr), *ch3, dc in top of ch-3 sp, dc in top of next ch-3 sp, ch3**, tr in tr of Round 2; repeat from * 5 times more ending last repeat at **, ss in top of beg ch-3. [6 tr, 12 ch-3 sp, 12 dc]

Round 5 Ss into ch-3 sp, ch1 (doesn’t count as st), *(dc, dc-picot, dc) in ch-3 sp, ss in dc, ch6, ss in next dc, (dc, dc-picot, dc) in ch-3 sp, ss in tr; repeat from * 5 times more, ss into first st. [12 dc-picot groups, 6 ch-6 sp]

Round 6 Ch8 (counts as tr and ch5), *(dc, htr, tr, htr, dc) in ch-6 sp, ch5**, tr in ss between dc-picot groups, ch5; repeat from * 5 times more ending last repeat at **, ss into 3rd ch of beg ch-8. [6 groups of sts in ch-6 sp, 12 ch-5 sp]

Round 7 Ss into ch-5 sp, ch1 (doesn’t count as st), *4dc in ch-5 sp, ch2, dc in next tr, ch2, 4dc in next ch-5 sp, ch2; repeat from * 5 times more, ss into first st. [54 dc, 18 ch-2 sp]

Round 8 Ch1 (counts as dc), *Ch3, ch-picot, ch2, 2dc in ch-2 sp, ch3, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, ch3, ch-picot, ch2, 2dc in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * 5 times more omitting last dc on final repeat, ss into first dc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Free Crochet Doily Pattern 2

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Ch6, ss to first ch to join into a ring.

Round 1 (rs) Ch1 (doesn’t count as st), (2dc into ring, ch3) 6 times, ss into first dc. [12 dc, 12 ch-3 sp]

Round 2 Ss into next st and ch-3 sp, (ch5 [counts as tr and ch2], tr, htr) in ch-3 sp, *(htr, tr ch2, tr, htr) in next ch-3 sp; repeat from * 4 times more, htr in beg ch-3 sp, ss into 3rd ch of beg ch-5. [36 sts]

Round 3 Ss into ch-2 sp, ch1 (doesn’t count as st), *2dc in ch-2 sp, ch5; repeat from * around, ss into first dc. [42 sts]

Round 4 Ch1 (doesn’t count as st), dc in back loop of same st, dc in back loop of all sts and chs around, ss into first dc. [42 dc]

Round 5 Ch1 (doesn’t count as st), dc in same st, dc in next st, *ch4, skip 2 sts, dc in next st, ch4, skip 2 sts**, 2dc; repeat from * 5 times more ending last repeat at **, ss into first dc. [18 dc, 12 ch-4 sp]

Round 6 Ch1 (doesn’t count as st), dc in same st, dc in next st, *(2dc, ch2, 2dc) in ch-4 sp, (htr, tr, ch1, tr, htr) in next ch-4 sp**, dc in each of next 2 dc; repeat from * 5 times more, ending the last repeat at **, ss into first dc. [6 repeats]

Round 7 Ch1 (doesn’t count as st), dc in same st, ch4, dc in next dc, *(tr, ch2, tr) in ch-2 sp, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in ch-1 sp**, dc in next dc, ch4, dc in next dc; repeat from * 5 times more ending last repeat at **, ss into first dc.

Round 8 Ss into ch-4 sp, (ch5 [counts as tr and ch2], 2tr) in ch-4 sp, *ch6, skip ch-2 sp, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch3**, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in ch-4 sp; rep from * 5 times more ending the last repeat at **, tr in beg ch-4 sp, ss into 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Round 9 Ss into ch-2 sp, ch1 (doesn’t count as st), *2dc in ch-2 sp, ch3, (2dc, ch3, 2dc) in ch-6 sp, ch3, 2dc in ch-3 sp, ch3; repeat from * around, ss in first dc.

round 10 Ss back into ch-3 sp before last ss, *ch3, ss in next ch-3 sp, (ch1, dc-picot**, ss) in same ch-3 sp; repeat from * around to last ch-3 sp then repeat from * to ** once more, ss in beg ss. [24 picot groups, 24 ch-3 sp]

Round 11 Ss into ch-3 sp, (ch3 [counts as tr], tr) in same ch-3 sp, ch3, *2tr in next ch-3 sp, ch3; repeat from * around, ss in top of beg ch-3.
[24 pairs of tr, 24 ch-3 sp]

Round 12 Ch1 (doesn’t count as st), *(dc, ch3, dc) in sp between pair of tr from Round 11, 3dc in ch-3 sp; repeat from * round, ss in first dc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

What's the difference between a crochet doily and a crochet mandala? Well, crochet doilies are normally flat and one colour, and mandala's are often multicoloured and include a range of stitches which can be textured. But besides that, they're pretty similar! Why not try out some of our free crochet mandala patterns and see which style you prefer!

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Free Crochet Doily Pattern 3

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Ch6, ss to first ch to join into a ring.

Round 1 (rs) Ch3 (counts as tr), 11tr into ring, ss into top of beg ch-3. [12 sts]

Round 2 Ch3 (counts as tr), skip st, *(tr, ch3, tr) in next tr, skip st; rep from * 4 times more, tr in st at base of beg ch-3, ch3, ss into top of beg ch-3. [30 sts]

Round 3 Ch3 (counts as tr), working in back loops only, tr in each of next 3 st/ ch, 2tr in next st, *tr in each of next 4 st/ch, 2tr in next st; repeat from *, ss into top of beg ch-3. [36 sts]

Round 4 Ch3 (counts as tr), skip 2 sts, *(tr, ch3, tr) in next tr, skip 2 sts; repeat from * 10 times more, tr in st at base of beg ch-3, ch3, ss into top of beg ch-3. [60 sts]

Round 5 Ch3 (counts as tr), working in back loops only, tr in each of next 8 st/ ch, 2tr in next st, *tr in each of next 9 sts/chs, 2tr in next st; repeat from *, ss into top of beg ch-3. [66 sts]

Round 6 Ch3 (counts as tr), skip 2 sts, *(tr, ch2, tr) in next tr, skip 2 sts; repeat from * 20 times more, tr in st at base of beg ch-3, ch2, ss into top of beg ch-3. [88 sts]

Round 7 Ch3 (counts as tr), working in back loops only, tr in each of next 9 st/ ch, 2tr in next st, *tr in each of next 10 st/ch, 2tr in next st; repeat from *, ss into top of beg ch-3. [96 sts]

Round 8 Ch3 (counts as tr), skip 2 sts, *(tr, ch2, tr) in next tr, skip 2 sts; repeat from * 30 times more, tr in st at base of beg ch-3, ch2, ss into top of beg ch-3. [128 sts]

Round 9 Ch3 (counts as tr), tr in st at base of ch, tr in back loop of every st and ch all round, ss into top of beg ch-3. [129 sts]

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Round 10 Ch3 (counts as tr), skip 2 sts, *(tr, ch2, tr) in next tr, skip 2 sts; repeat from * 41 times more, tr in st at base of beg ch-3, ch2, ss into top of beg ch-3. [172 sts]

Round 11 Ch3 (counts as tr), working in back loops only, tr in each of next 85 st/ ch (halfway), 2tr in next st, tr to end, tr in base of beg ch-3, ss into top of beg ch-3. [174 sts]

Round 12 Ch3 (counts as tr), skip 2 sts, *(tr, ch2, tr) in next tr, skip 2 sts; repeat from * around, tr in st at base of beg ch-3, ch2, ss into top of beg ch-3. [232 sts]

Round 13 Ss into ch-2 sp, ch1 (doesn’t count as st), *2dc in ch-2 sp, ch2; repeat from * around, ss in first dc. [58 repeats]

Round 14 Ss into next st and ch-2 sp, ch1 (doesn’t count as st), *2dc in ch-2 sp, ch2; rep from * around, ss in first dc.

Round 15 As Round 14.

Round 16 Ss into next st and ch-2 sp, ch1 (doesn’t count as st), *2dc in ch-2 sp, ch3, ss in 2nd ch from hook, ch2; repeat from * around, ss in first dc.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Free Crochet Doily Pattern 4

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Ch6, ss to first ch to join into a ring.

Round 1 (rs) Ch3 (counts as tr), 11tr into ring, ss into top of beg ch-3. [12 sts]

Round 2 Ch4 (counts as htr and ch2), *skip st, 2htr in next st, ch2; repeat from * 4 times more, skip st, htr in st at base of beg ch-4, ss into 2nd ch of beg ch-4. [6 htr pairs, 6 ch-2 sps]

Round 3 *Ss into ch-2 sp, ch1 (doesn’t count as st), *(dc, htr, tr, htr, dc) in ch-2 sp, ch6; repeat from * 5 times more, ss into first st. [6 groups of sts in ch-2 sp, 6 ch-6 sp]

Round 4 Ss into ch-6 sp behind last ss, ch3 (counts as tr), *ch2, (4tr, ch2, 4tr) in next ch-6 sp; repeat from * 4 times more, (4tr, ch2, 3tr) in next ch-6 sp, ss in top of beg ch-3. [6 groups of (4tr, ch2, 4tr), 6 ch-2 sp]

Round 5 Ss into first ch-2 sp, ch3 (counts as tr), tr in same sp, *ch4, 2dc in next ch-2 sp, ch4**, 2tr in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * 5 times more ending the last repeat at **, ss into top of beg ch-3. [6 pairs of tr, 6 pairs of dc, 12 ch-4 sp]

Round 6 Ch1 (doesn’t count as st), dc in back loop of same st, dc in back loop of every st and ch all round, ss into beg st. [72 sts]

Round 7 Ch1 (doesn’t count as st), dc in same st, dc in next st, ch5, skip 4 dc, *2dc, ch5, skip 4 dc; repeat from * around, ss into first dc. [12 pairs of dc, 12 ch-5 sp]

Round 8 Ch1 (doesn’t count as st), dc in same st, ch4, dc in next dc, *(2dc, dc-picot, 2dc) in ch-5 sp**, dc in next dc, ch4, dc in next dc; repeat from * 11 times more ending final repeat at **, ss into first dc. [12 groups of (6dc, dc-picot), 12 ch-4 sp]

Round 9 Ss in ch-4 sp, ch1 (doesn’t count as st), *(dc, htr, tr, ch2, tr, htr, dc) in next ch-4 sp, ch6; repeat from * around, ss to first dc. [12 groups of sts in ch-4 sp, 12 ch-6 sp]

Round 10 Ss over first 2 sts and into ch-2 sp, *ch3 (counts as tr), ch4, tr in same ch-2 sp, (tr, ch4, tr in base of 1st tr) in ch6-sp; repeat from * around replacing beg ch-3 with tr, ss in top of beg ch-3. [24 groups of (tr, ch4, tr)]

Round 11 Ss in first st and ch-4 sp, ch3 (counts as tr), (tr, ch2, 2tr) in same ch-4 sp, *(2tr, ch2, 2tr) in next ch-4 sp; repeat from * around, ss in top of beg ch-3. [24 repeats]

Round 12 Ss in first st and ch-2 sp, ch3 (counts as tr), (tr, ch3, 2tr) in same ch-2 sp, ch1, *(2tr, ch3, 2tr) in next ch-2 sp, ch1; repeat from * around, ss in top of beg ch-3.

Round 13 Ss in first st and ch-3 sp, ch1 (doesn’t count as st), *(dc, dc-picot, dc) in ch-3 sp, ch6; repeat from * around, ss in first dc.

Round 14 *Ch6, skip dc-picot, ss in next dc, (ch1, skip ch, ss in next ch) 3 times, ss in next dc; repeat from * around.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Free Crochet Doily Pattern 5

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Ch6, ss to first ch to join into a ring.

Round 1 (rs) Ch5 (counts as tr and ch2), *tr into ring, ch2; repeat from * 10 times more, ss into 3rd ch of beg ch-5. [12 tr, 12 ch-2 sp]

Round 2 Ss into ch-2 sp, ch4 (counts as htr and ch2), *htr in next ch-2 sp, ch2; repeat from * 10 times more, ss into top of beg ch-2. [12 htr, 12 ch-2 sp]

Round 3 Ss into ch-2 sp, (ch4 [counts as tr and ch1], tr, htr) in same ch-2 sp, *(htr, tr, ch1, tr, htr) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * 10 times more, htr in beg ch-2 sp, ss to 3rd ch of beg ch-4. [12 repeats]

Round 4 *Ss into next ch-1 sp, ch4, ss into same ch-1 sp, ch4; repeat from * around, ss into beg ss.

Round 5 Ss to top of ch-4 sp, (ch5 [counts as tr and ch2], tr) into same ch-4 sp, *ch2, dc in next ch-4 sp, ch2**, (tr, ch2, tr) in next ch-4 sp; repeat from * 11 times more, ending the last repeat at **, ss into 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Round 6 Ss in next st and ch-2 sp, ch1 (doesn’t count as st), 2dc in same ch-2 sp, ch5, *2dc in the next ch-2 sp between 2 tr, ch5; repeat from * around, ss in first dc.

Round 7 Ch1 (doesn’t count as st), *dc in each of next 2 dc from Round 6, ch6; repeat from * around, ss in first dc.

Round 8 Ch1 (doesn’t count as st), *dc in each of next 2 dc from Round 7, ch7; repeat from * around, ss in first dc.

Round 9 Ch1 (doesn’t count as st), *dc in next dc, ch4, dc in next dc, ch7; repeat from * around, ss in first dc.

Round 10 Ss into ch-4 sp, (ch5 [counts as tr and ch2], tr) in same ch-4 sp, *ch2, ss in 4th ch of ch-7, ch2**, (2tr, ch2, 2tr) in next ch-4 sp; repeat from * 11 times more, ending the last repeat at **, tr into beg ch-4 sp, ss into 3rd ch of beg ch-5.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

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We hope you've enjoyed these free crochet doily patterns, if you're looking for more fabulous doily makes, why not try our free candy coloured crochet doily pattern, or our free floral crochet coaster pattern.

Authors

Matt SpiersDigital Assistant, Gathered

Matt Spiers is a crochet artist and designer who has been overseeing Gathered's crochet articles for over 2 years. He previously worked as Digital Assistant for Simply Crochet magazine and is our in house video editing pro. What started as a hobby a decade ago led to Matt developing a passion (and then a career) with crochet. As well as still regularly writing and designing for Simply Crochet magazine, Matt is a crochet artist in his own right, having displayed and created crochet installations at festivals and fibre events across the UK. You can keep up to date with Matt at @onemancrochet on Instagram.

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