You may have noticed the lovely crochet and tatted doilies I have on my vintage machines. They’ve all been gifts, and cherished ones!
Why a doily? It’s just a nicer, prettier alternative to the “red circle” of felt usually found (And shown through the doily) in this photo.
Vintage machines especially need something between the spool and the machine to keep the rotating spool from wearing away the clear coat and the paint beneath.
Besides! They are so pretty and girly, why not?
I’ve met Shelvy several times, and she is always a joy to be around!
She’s also a frequent Quilt-Cam watcher, and when she saw the lovely little spool pin doilies adorning my vintage machines, and that we couldn’t find an online pattern for one anywhere, she took it upon herself to see if she could come up with one that would be easy enough for anyone with simple crochet skills to master!
She said it took less than an hour of her time, didn’t take a lot of crochet cotton of course, and such fun to make in a variety of colors.
With Shelvy’s permission, I’m sharing her pattern with you today so you can make some for yourself and your friends!
Shelvy’s Spool Pin Doily!Click HERE for printer friendly version!
What you need:
#10 cotton crochet thread in desired color.
Hook size: #6
Guage: Rd 1-3=2”
Ch 6, join with a sl st to form ring.
Rd 1: Ch 8 to count as first dc & first ch 5, (dc in ring, ch 5) 7 times. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch of the beginning ch 8.
Rd 2: Sl st into the first ch 5 sp, ch 3 to count as the first dc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 1)in the same space; (2 dc, ch 2, 2dc, ch1) in remaining ch 5 sp around, join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.
Rd 3: Sl st in the next dc and the next ch 2 sp. Ch 3 to count as the first dc, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 3) in the same sp, (2 dc, ch2, 2 dc, ch 3) in each remaining ch 2 sp around. Join with a sl st to the top of the beginning ch 3.
Shelvy, the doily, and me!
Shelvy’s pattern, written in her own hand.
I cherish this!