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Star Doily

Number 30 mercerized crochet thread and a size 11 or 12 steel crochet hook were used to make this model. One motif is repeated seven times and joined to make this shaped doily. By varying the size of thread and crochet hook the doily may be made larger or smaller. This would make a beautiful bedspread by using bedspread cotton.

Abbreviations: Ch (chain); sts (stitches); sl st (slip stitch); tr (treble) -thread over twice, work off 2 lps at a time; rnd (round); inc (increase).

To begin, ch 6, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 4 (for atr), make 29 more trs in ring, join with sl st in top of ch 4 first made.

Rnd 2: Ch 4, tr in each of next 4 tr, * ch 2, tr in each of next 5 tr, repeat from * around, end with ch 2, join with sl st in top of ch 4 first made.

Rnd 3: Ch 4, tr in same place, * tr in each of next 3 tr, 2 tr in last tr, ch 2, 2 tr in first tr of next group, repeat from * around and join as before.

Rnd 4: Ch 4, tr in same tr, * tr in each of next 5 tr, 2 tr in last tr, ch 2, 2 tr in first tr of next group, repeat from * around and join.

Rnd 5: Work same as previous rnd only make a ch of 3 between tr groups. Two more trs are added to each group in this rnd.

Rnds 6, 7: Work these rows the same only inc the ch between tr groups by 1 st each rnd.

Join and fasten off. This completes one motif. Make seven motifs and join together, joining each group of trs to the corresponding group in next motif.