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Vintage Spider Web Doily Pattern

The instructions are presented here exactly as written in the vintage publication. Vary the size of the doily by using a thinner or thicker size of crochet cotton thread (vary size of hook used accordingly).

Materials Required:

Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Size 10
1 ball White or color of your choice.
Steel crochet hook No. 7.
Approximate size: 17 inches in diameter
or
Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Size 30
1 ball White or color of your choice.
Steel crochet hook No. 12.
Approximate size: 11 inches in diameter.

CROCHET ABBREVIATIONS
ch . . . . . . . Chain
s c . . . . . . . Single Crochet
d c . . . . . . . Double Crochet
tr c . . . . . . . Treble Crochet
sl st . . . . . . . Slip Stitch
st . . . . . . . Stitch
sts . . . . . . . Stitches
*(Asterisk) This symbol indicates that the instructions immediately following are to be repeated the given number of times plus the original.
**Are used in the same way.

Ch 2, 8 s c in 2nd st from book, join in 1st s c.
2nd Round. Ch 1 and work 2 s c in each s c (16 s c), join.
3rd Round. Working in s c, increase in every other s c, join.
4th Round. Increase in every 3rd s c, join.
5th Round. Increase in every 4th s c (40 s c), join.
6th Round. Ch 5, d c in same space, * skip 1 s c, 1 d c, ch 2, 1 d c (shell) in next s c, repeat from * all around ending with skip 1 s c, join in 3rd st of ch.
7th Round. Sl st into shell, ch 5, d c in same space, * 1 d c, ch 2, 1 d c (shell) in center of next shell, repeat from * all around, join in 3rd st of ch.
8th Round. Sl st into shell, ch 7 and work same as last round but working 1 d c, ch 4, 1 d c in center of each shell.
9th Round. Sl st into shell, ch 8 and work same as last round but working 1 d c, ch 5, 1 d c in center of each shell.
10th Round. * Ch 6, s c in center of next shell, ch 6, s c between next 2 d c, repeat from * all around ending with ch 3, d c in same space as beginning (this brings thread in position for next round).
11th, 12th, 13th and 14th Rounds. Work ch 6 loops all around ending each round with ch 3, d c in d c (40 loops in each round).
15th Round. Ch 9, 3 s c in next loop, * ch 5, tr c in next loop, ch 5, 3 s c in next loop, repeat from * all around, ch 5, join in 4th st of ch.
16th Round. Ch 1, s c in same space, * s c in 1st st of ch of next loop, ch 5, tr c in center s c of next s c group, ch 5, 1 s c in last st of ch of next loop, 1 s c in tr c, repeat from * all around ending with s c in 1st st of ch of next loop, ch 5, tr c in center s c of next s c group, ch 5, s c in last st of ch of next loop, join.
17th Round. Ch 1, s c in same space, 1 s c in next s c, * ch 6, tr c in next tr c, ch 6, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, repeat from * all around ending with ch 6, tr c in tr c, ch 6, s c in next s c, join in 1st s c.
18th Round. Ch 11, * 1 s c in last st of ch of next loop, 1 s c in tr c, 1 s c in 1st st of ch of next loop, ch 7, tr c in center s c of next s c group, ch 7, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in 4th st of ch.
19th Round. Ch 11, * 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, ch 7, tr c in next tr c, ch 7, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join in 4th st of ch.
20th Round. Same as 16th round but having 8 chs in each loop.
21st Round. Same as 17th round but having 8 chs in each loop.
22nd Round. Ch 12 and work same as 18th round but having 8 chs in each loop.
23rd Round. Ch 13 and work same as 19th round but having 9 chs in each loop.
24th Round. Same as 16th round but having 9 chs in each loop.
25th Round. Same as 17th round but having 10 chs in each loop.
26th Round. Ch 14 and work same as 18th round but having 10 chs in each loop.
27th Round. Ch 7, tr c in same space, * ch 10, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, ch 10, tr c in next tr c, ch 10, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, ch 10, I tr c, ch 3, 1 tr c in next tr c, repeat from * all around ending with ch 10, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, ch 10, tr c in next tr c, ch 10, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, ch 10, join in 4th st of ch.
28th Round. Sl st into loop, ch 4, 11 tr c in same loop, * ch 8, 1 tr c in center s c of next s c group, ch 8, s c in last st of ch of next loop, s c in next tr c, s c in lst st of ch of next loop, ch 8, tr c in center s c of next s c group, ch 8 skip 1 loop, 12 tr c in next loop, repeat from * all around ending to correspond, join.
29th Round. Ch 4, ** tr c in next tr c, * ch 3, 1 tr c in each of the next 2 tr c, repeat from * 4 times, ch 9, tr c in next tr c, ch 9, 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, ch 9, tr c in next tr c, ch 9, 1 tr c in next tr c, repeat from ** all around ending to correspond, join.
30th Round. Sl st into loop, ch 11, s c in next loop, * ch 7, tr c in next loop, ch 7, s c in next loop, ch 7, tr c in next loop, ch 8, 1 s c in last st of ch of next loop, s c in next tr c, s c in 1st st of ch of next loop, ch 8, tr c in center s c of next, s c group, ch 8, s c in last st of ch of next loop, s c in next tr c, s c in 1st st of ch of next loop, ch 8, skip 1 loop, tr c in next ch 3 loop, ch 7, s c in next loop, repeat from * all around ending to correspond and joining last ch 8 loop in 4th st of ch.
31st Round. Ch 1, s c in same space, 1 s c in 1st st of ch of next loop, ** ch 7, tr c in next s c, ch 7, s c in last st of ch of next loop, s c in next tr c, s c in 1st st of ch of next loop, repeat from * once, * ch 8, tr c in center s c of next s c group, ch 8, s c in last st of ch of next loop, s c in next tr c, s c in 1st st of ch of next loop, repeat from * once, repeat from ** all around in same manner ending to correspond, join.
32nd Round. Ch 12, * s c in last st of ch of next loop, s c in tr c, s c in 1st st of next loop, ch 8, tr c in center s c of next s c group, ch 8, repeat from * all around ending to correspond and joining last ch 8 in 4th st of ch 12.
33rd Round. Sl st to center of loop, * ch 9, sl st in 4th st from hook for picot, ch 5, s c in next loop, repeat from * all around, join, cut thread.

Copyright Info: This vintage pattern was printed in Star Book No. 126, Crochet Treasures by The American Thread Company. I own an original of this book. No date of publication printed in book and no copyright notice given. 10 cents is the price printed on the cover. Star Book No. 126 is a book now in the public domain, based on the current copyright law that "works published before 1978 that did not contain a valid copyright notice may be considered to be in the public domain". Note that new copyright laws made copyright notice to be optional for new works, so current works are protected by copyright even if no copyright notice appears on the work! US Government Copyright Office web site: http://www.loc.gov/copyright

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