Our first Easy Doily Pattern was truly a Crafty Tipster original pattern.
The Double Ring Doily originated from a vintage pattern from an old crochet book. I’ve rewritten the pattern and added instructions on how to begin and end each row to make it simpler for beginning crocheters. I’ve written the instructions from a more logical than traditional approach.
I made my doily using some blue crochet thread I had in my stash and a needle that was a a size or two bigger than it should have been which created a floppy doily with lacy stitches. My finished crochet Double Ring Doily was around 7 1/2 inches across. Keep in mind, had I used a needle more size-appropriate, the doily would have come out smaller.
This beginner doily pattern could easily be crocheted with any thickness/weight smooth crochet thread or yarn. There’s no tricky stitches and the beginning of the rows travels a bit around the doily making it less likely that a noticeable line will be created where the rows begin and end.
Crochet Stitches Used for the Double Ring Doily Pattern
Chain(ch) – Twist the yarn over (yo) the crochet hook and pull it through the loop already on the hook.
Single Crochet – Work as follows: insert the crochet through the loops of the previous row, yo and draw the yarn through the loops, there will now be two loops on the needle; yo and draw through both loops on the crochet hook.
Slip Stitch – Insert the crochet hook in the loops of the previous row, yo and draw the yarn through through all the loops on the crochet hook.
Treble Crochet Stitch – Twist the yarn round the crochet hook, insert the hook into the previous row and draw the yarn through. Yarn over the hook and draw it through the first two loops on the needle, then catch the yarn again and draw it through the next two loops; there will be one loop left on the needle. (Americans would call this a double crochet, I used the British terminology from the original pattern.)
Double Ring Doily Pattern & Instructions
Round 1 – Using the magic circle technique, make a circle of 9 treble crochet with a chain stitch in between each treble. After making the 9th treble crochet, make a single chain and join with a slip stitch.
Round 2 – Slip stitch to 1st single chain. Make a single crochet into the gap created by the chain and then chain 3. Make a single treble crochet into the same chain 1 gap and chain 2. Working in each of the chain 1 gaps from round 1, make 2 treble crochet and then chain two. Make the last treble pair, chain 2 and then join with a slip stitch.
Round 3 – Slip stitch to 1st chain 2 gap. Make a single crochet into the gap created by the chain and then chain 3. Make 2 trebles into the same 2 chain gap and then chain 3. Working in each of the chain 2 gaps from round 2, make 3 treble crochet and then chain 3. Make the last trio of trebles, chain 2 and then join with a slip stitch.
Round 4 – Same instructions as Round 3 except make 5 trebles in each chain 3 gap followed by 2 chains. Make the last group of 5 trebles, chain 2 and then join with a slip stitch.
Round 5 – Same instructions but make 7 trebles followed by 1 chain.
Round 6 – Slip stitch to the 4th stitch of the first group of 7 trebles. Chain 10 and single crochet in 4th stitch of second group of 7 trebles. Work around the doily by making chains of 10 and single crochets in the 4th treble. Attach the last 10 chain with a slip stitch.
Round 7 – Slip Stitch to the second chain of the first chain 10. Single crochet into the second chain, chain 3. Treble crochet into the next 7 stitches of the chain 10 with 1 chain in between each treble. Work your way around your vintage doily by making 8 treble chain combinations across the 2nd-9th stitches of each chain loop and skipping the 1st and 10th chains along with the single crochets from the last round. Make last treble, chain and join with a slip stitch.
Rounds 8 & 9 – Single crochet over the next stitch (one of the chains from the previous row) and chain 4. Work a treble crochet + chain over all of the chain one spaces. Make the last treble chain combination and join to the third stitch of the chain 4 with a slip stitch.
Round 10 – Make 3 single crochet, chain 6 then skip the next 5 stitches. Do this all the way around. (I found it easier to make the first single crochet into the chain 1 gap.) Slip stitch last chain 6 to beginning of round.
Round 11 – Slip stitch to 2nd single crochet, chain 1, make 6 trebles over chain 6, chain 1. Single crochet into 2nd single crochet of 3 single crochet group between the chain 6s, chain 1, 6 trebles over chain 6, chain 1. Continue working around your doily and finish with attaching last chain 1 to the 2nd single crochet where you started this round with a slip stitch.