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Fire Opal

Pattern written and designed by Lyn Coultas 

“Fire Opal” pattern is ©2020 by Lyn Coultas.

Do not copy or distribute any part of this pattern.​​

Terminology: US Terms

Suggested Thread: #10

Suggested Hook: 1.75mm

  • CSDC may be substituted with CH3

  • CSTC may be substituted with CH4

  • All rounds are finished/joined with a slip stitch into the first stitch of the round, unless otherwise stated

  • All rounds are made into previous round, unless otherwise stated

  • Pattern repeats in a round are marked with * *

  • It is necessary to block this doily

Stitches and Terms

CH = Chain

SC = Single Crochet

HDC = Half Double Crochet

DC = Double Crochet

TC = Treble Crochet

DTC = Double Treble Crochet

Tog = Together

FP = Front Post

BP = Back Post

Y/O = Yarn over hook

CSDC = Chainless Starting Double Crochet

CSTC = Chainless Starting Treble Crochet

BLOSC = Single Crochet into the Back Loop Only

BLODC = Double Crochet into the Back Loop Only

DBL = Draw Back Loop: remove hook, insert hook in through back of same stitch, pull loop through to back

of work

Cluster = keeping last loop of each stitch on the hook, make all stitches in the same stitch or chain space indicated, then Y/O and pull through all loops on hook to finish the cluster

Together = keeping last loop of each stitch on the hook, make all stitches in the stitches or chain spaces indicated, then Y/O and pull through all loops on hook to finish

Picot = CH3, HDC in 3rd CH from hook, CH1

4-Puff = (Y/O, insert hook and pull up a loop – approximately the same height as a DC) 4 times,  Y/O pull through all 9 loops on the hook, CH1 to secure [this CH1 does not count as a stitch, since it is part of the puff]

FP6-Puff = (Y/O, insert hook as if making a FP stitch and pull up a loop – approximately the same height as a DC) 6 times, Y/O pull through all 13 loops on the hook, CH1 to secure [this CH1 does not count as a stitch, since it is part of the puff]

Start

CH7, make a Slip Stitch in the first Chain, creating the centre ring.

Round 1

CH1, into the centre ring make 16 DC, join

{16 DC}

Round 2

Front Post Slip Stitch around the next DC, CH5 [=FPTC + CH1], DC in the 5th Chain from the hook, CH8, Skip the next DC,

 

*FPTC around the next DC, CH1, DC in the 1st Y/O of FPTC just made, CH8, Skip the next DC* join by making a Slip Stitch in the 4th Chain of the beginning CH5

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{8 FPTC, 8 DC, 8 CH8 Spaces, 8 CH1 Spaces}

Round 3

CH1, FPDC around the first FPTC, CH2, Slip Stitch in the next CH1 Space, CH2, FPDC around the next DC,

 

*CH6, FPDC around the next FPTC, CH2, Slip Stitch in the next CH1 Space, CH2, FPDC around the next DC* CH2, TC in the first FPDC [creating the last CH6 Space]

{16 FPDC, 16 CH2 Spaces, 8 CH6 Spaces}

Round 4

CH1, SC in the last Round 2 CH8 Space AND the first Round 3 CH6 Space TOGETHER as one, CH5, FPTC2-Tog using the next 2 FPDC,

*CH5, SC in the next Round 2 CH8 Space AND the next Round 3 CH6 Space TOGETHER as one, CH5, FPTC2-Tog using the next 2 FPDC* CH3, HDC in the first SC [creating the last CH5 Space]

{8 FPTC2-Tog, 8 SC, 16 CH5 Spaces}

Round 5

Beginning TC2-Tog = CH3, TC in the next CH5 Space

 

Slip Stitch in the first CH5 Space, Beginning TC2-Tog, CH5,

 

*TC2-Tog using the same and next CH5 Space, CH5* join

 

Mark the 2nd TC2-Tog for Round 7

 

{16 TC2Tog, 16 CH5 Spaces}

Round 6

CH1, *(3SC, CH2, 3SC) in the next CH5 Space* join

{96 SC, 16 CH2 Spaces}

Round 7

Slip Stich in each of the next 2 SC, Slip Stitch in the next CH2 Space, CSDC, (CH1, DC) 3 times in the same CH2 Space, CH2, FP6-Puff around the marked R5 TC2-Tog, CH2

*((DC, CH1) 3 times, DC) in the next CH2 Space, CH2, FP6-Puff around the next R5 TC2-Tog, CH2* join

{64 DC, 16 FP6-Puffs, 32 CH2 Spaces, 48 CH1 Spaces}

Round 8

Slip Stitch in the next CH1 Space, DBL, CH1, BPDC around the next DC, CH2, BPDC around the next DC, CH2, BPDC2-Tog using the next 2DC skipping over the Puff between them, CH2

 

*BPDC around the next DC, CH2, BPDC around the next DC, CH2, BPDC2-Tog using the next 2DC skipping over the Puff between them, CH2* join

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{32 BPDC, 16 BPDC2-Tog, 48 CH2 Spaces}

Round 9

DBL, CH1, BPDC around the first BPDC, CH4, BPDC around the next BPDC, CH1, BPDC around the next BPDC2-Tog, CH1,

 

*BPDC around the next BPDC, CH4, BPDC around the next BPDC, CH1, BPDC around the next BPDC2-Tog, CH1* join

{48 BPDC, 16 CH4 Spaces, 32 CH1 Spaces}

Round 10

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DBL, CH1, BPDC around the first BPDC, CH3, SC in the next CH4 Space, Small Picot [CH3, Slip Stitch in the 3rd Chain from the hook, CH1] SC in the same CH4 Space, CH3,

 

*BPDC around each of the next 3 BPDC, CH3, SC in the next CH4 Space, Small Picot [CH3, Slip Stitch in the 3rd Chain from the hook, CH1] SC in the same CH4 Space, CH3* BPDC around each of the last 2 BPDC, join

 

{48 BPDC, 32 SC, 16 Small Picot, 32 CH3 Spaces}​

Round 11

Front Post Slip Stitch around the first BPDC, CH4 [counts as the 3rd leg of the last FPTC3-Tog], CH8,

*FPTC3-Tog using the next 3 BPDC, CH8 * TO JOIN: make the last FPTC3-Tog as follows: holding back the last loop of each stitch FPTC around each of the last 2 BPDC, insert hook in the 4th Chain of beginning CH4, Y/O pull through all loops on the hook

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{16 FPTC3-Tog, 16 CH8 Spaces}

Round 12

 

Slip Stitch in the first CH8 Space, (CSDC, 4DC, CH2, 5DC) in the same CH8 Space, CH1, FPSC around the next FPTC3-Tog, CH1,

 

*(5DC, CH2, 5DC) in the next CH8 Space, CH1, FPSC around the next FPTC3-Tog, CH1* join

 

Place a stitch marker in each Round 11 CH8 Space between the 5th and 6th DC of each group of 10 DC made in the CH8 Spaces of this round, to be used in Round 13

 

{160 DC, 16 FPSC, 16 CH2 Space, 32 CH1 Spaces}

Round 13

DBL, CH1, *BPDC around the each of the next 3 DC, skip the next DC, TC in the next marked Round 11 CH8 Space between the 5th and 6th DC, (DC, CH2, DC) in the next Round 12 CH2 Space, TC in the same Round 11 CH8 Space next to last TC made, skip the next DC, BPDC around the next 3 DC, BPDC2-Tog using the next 2 DC*join

Mark in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th, and 15th CH2 Spaces to be used in R15

 

{32 TC, 32 DC, 96 BPDC, 16 BPDC2-Tog, 16 CH2 Spaces}

Round 14

Slip Stitch in the next BPDC, CH1, FPSC around the same BPDC, CH7, skip the next 6 stitches and CH2 Space, FPSC around the next BPDC, CH4, skip the next 3 stitches [namely BPDC, BPDC2-Tog, BPDC],

*FPSC around the same BPDC, CH7, skip the next 6 stitches and CH2 Space, FPSC around the next BPDC, CH4, skip the next 3 stitches [namely BPDC, BPDC2-Tog, BPDC]* join

{32 FPSC, 16 CH7 Spaces, 16 CH4 Spaces}

Round 15

Slip Stitch in the next CH7 space, (CSDC, 4DC) in the same CH7 space, 4-Puff in the first marked Round 13 CH2 space, DC in the same Round 14 CH7 space, 4-Puff in the same Round 13 CH2 space, 5DC in the same Round 14 CH7 space, SC in the next CH4 space, 12DC in the next CH7 space, SC in the next CH4 space,

*5DC in the next CH7 space, 4-Puff in the next marked Round 13 CH2 space, DC in the same Round 14 CH7 space, 4-Puff in the  same Round 13 CH2 space, 5DC in the same Round 14 CH7 space, SC in the next CH4 space, 12DC in the next CH7 space, SC in the next CH4 space* join

{16 4-Puff, 184 DC, 16 SC}

Round 16

Special FPDC4-Tog = Holding back the last loop of each stitch; FPDC around the next DC, DC around the next Round 14 CH4 space before the Round 15 SC, DC in the same Round 14 CH4 space after the Round 15 SC, FPDC around the next DC, Y/O and pull through all 5 loops on the hook

CH1, *FPDC around the next 2 DC, (FPDC, CH2, FPDC) around the next DC, FPDC around the next DC, FPDC3-Tog using the next 3 stitches, FPDC around the next DC, (FPDC, CH2, FPDC) around the next DC, (FPDC around the next 2 DC, CH1, Special FPDC4-Tog, CH1, FPDC around the next DC, (CH1, BPDC2-Tog using the next 2 DC, CH1, FPDC around the next DC) 3 times, CH1, Special FPDC4-Tog, CH1* join.  

NOTE - The 4th leg of last Special FPDC4-Tog is made around the CSDC at the beginning of Round 15

{112 FPDC, 16 FPDC4-Tog, 8 FPDC3-Tog, 24 BPDC2-Tog, 80 CH1 Spaces, 16 CH2 Space}

 

Round 17

CH1, FPDC around the first FPDC, skip the next FPDC, (FPDC, CH2, FPDC) around the next FPDC, (DC, CH2, DC) in the next CH2 space, (FPDC, CH2, FPDC) around the next FPDC, skip the next FPDC, FPSC around the next FPDC3-Tog, skip the next FPDC, (FPDC, CH2, FPDC) around the next FPDC, (DC,CH2,DC) in the next CH2 Space, (FPDC, CH2, FPDC) around the next FPDC, skip the next FPDC, FPDC2-Tog  using the next 2 FPDC and skipping over the FPDC4-Tog between them, (FP6-Puff around next BPDC2-Tog, 2FPDC around the next FPDC) 2 times, FP6-Puff around the next BPDC2-Tog,

*FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 FPDC and skipping over the FPDC4-Tog between them, skip the next FPDC, (FPDC, CH2, FPDC) around the next FPDC, (DC, CH2, DC) in the next CH2 space, (FPDC, CH2, FPDC) around the next FPDC, skip the next FPDC, FPSC around the next FPDC3-Tog, skip the next FPDC, (FPDC, CH2, FPDC) around the next FPDC, (DC,CH2,DC) in the next CH2 Space, (FPDC, CH2, FPDC) around the next FPDC, skip the next FPDC, FPDC2-Tog  using the next 2 FPDC and skipping over the FPDC4-Tog between them, (FP6-Puff around next BPDC2-Tog, 2FPDC around the next FPDC) 2 times, FP6-Puff around the next BPDC2-Tog* TO JOIN: make the last FPDC2-Tog as follows; Y/O insert hook to make a FP stitch, Y/O and pull up a loop, Y/O and pull through 2 loops, insert hook into the first FPDC of this Round, Y/O and pull through both loops on the hook

{96 FPDC, 16 FPDC2-Tog, 32 DC, 24 FP6-Puff, 8 FPSC, 48 CH2 Spaces}

Round 18

CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the second leg of the last FPDC2-Tog made in Round 17 and the next FPDC, CH1, (DC in next CH2 space, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 stitches, CH1) 2 times, DC in the next CH2 space, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 FPDC and skipping over the FPSC between them, CH1, (DC in the next CH2 space, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 stitches, CH1) 2 times, DC in the next CH2 Space, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next FPDC and the first leg of the next FPDC2-Tog, CH1, FPDC3-Tog using 2nd leg of FPDC2-Tog and next 2 Stitches, CH2, DC between same FPDC as last leg made and next FPDC, CH2, FPDC3-Tog using the next 3 Stitches, CH2, DC between same FPDC as last leg made and next FPDC, CH2, FPDC3-Tog using the next 2 stitches and the 1st leg of the next FPDC2-Tog, CH1,

*FPDC2-Tog using the second leg of the same FPDC2-Tog and the next FPDC, CH1, (DC in next CH2 space, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 stitches, CH1) 2 times, DC in the next CH2 space, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 FPDC and skipping over the FPSC between them], CH1, (DC in the next CH2 Space, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 FPDC, CH1) 2 times, DC in the next CH2 space, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next FPDC and the first leg of the next FPDC2-Tog, CH1, FPDC3-Tog using 2nd leg of FPDC2-Tog and next 2 Stitches, CH2, DC between same FPDC as last leg made and next FPDC, CH2, FPDC3-Tog using the next 3 Stitches, CH2, DC between same FPDC as last leg made and next FPDC, CH2, FPDC3-Tog using the next 2 stitches and the 1st leg of the next FPDC2-Tog, CH1*  join

{24 FPDC3-Tog, 56 FPDC2-Tog, 64 DC, 32 CH2 Spaces, 112 CH1 Spaces}

 

Round 19

CH1, 2 FPDC around the 1st FPDC2-Tog, (FP6-Puff around the next DC, 2FPDC around the next FPDC2-Tog) 6 times, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 stitches, (CH2, FPDC2-Tog using the same stitch as the 2nd leg of the last FPDC2-Tog made and the next stitch) 3 times, CH1,

*2FPDC around the next FPDC2-Tog, (FP6-Puff around the next DC, 2FPDC around the next FPDC2-Tog) 6 times, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 stitches, (CH2, FPDC2-Tog using the same stitch as the 2nd leg of the last FPDC2-Tog made and the next stitch) 3 times, CH1* join

{48 FP6-Puff, 112 FPDC, 32 FPDC2-Tog, 24 CH2 Spaces, 16 CH1 Spaces}

Round 20

Slip Stitch in the next FPDC, CH1, FPDC3-Tog using the same and next 2 stitches, (CH3, FPDC3-Tog using the next 3 stitches ) 5 times, CH1, 2FPDC around the next FPDC, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 stitches ,(CH2, FPDC2-Tog using the same stitch that 2nd leg of the last FPDC2-Tog was made and the next stitch) 2 times, CH1, 2FPDC around the next stitch, CH1,

*FPDC3-Tog using the next 3 stitches, (CH3, FPDC3-Tog using the next 3 stitches ) 5 times, CH1, 2FPDC around the next FPDC, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 stitches , (CH2, FPDC2-Tog using the same stitch that 2nd leg of the last FPDC2-Tog was made and the next stitch) 2 times, CH1, 2FPDC around the next stitch, CH1* join

{48 FPDC3-Tog, 24 FPDC2-Tog, 32 FPDC, 40 CH3 Spaces, 16 CH2 Spaces, 32 CH1 Spaces}

 

Round 21

Slip Stitch in the next CH3 Space, CSDC, (2DC, CH2, 3DC) in the same CH3 Space, ((3DC, CH2, 3DC) in the next CH3 Space) 4 times, DC in the next CH1 Space, DC in the next FPDC, 2FPDC around the next FPDC, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 stitches , CH2, FPDC2-Tog using the 2nd leg of the last FPDC2-Tog made and the next stitch, CH1, 2FPDC around the next FPDC, DC in the next FPDC, DC in the next CH1 Space,

 

*((3DC, CH2, 3DC) in the next CH3 Space) 5 times, DC in the next CH1 Space, DC in the next FPDC, 2FPDC around the next FPDC, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 stitches , CH2, FPDC2-Tog using the 2nd leg of the last FPDC2-Tog made and the next stitch, CH1, 2FPDC around the next FPDC, DC in the next FPDC, DC in the next CH1 Space* join

 

Mark the 3rd DC (before the first CH2-space) and the 4th DC (after the first CH2-space) for Round 23

{272 DC, 32 FPDC, 16 FPDC2-Tog, 48 CH2 Spaces, 16 CH1 Spaces}  

Round 22

DBL, CH1, BPDC around the first DC, (BPDC around each of the next 2 DC, CH2, BPDC around each of  the next 2 DC, BPDC2-Tog using the next 2 DC) 5 times, BPDC around the next DC, skip the next FPDC, 2FPDC around the next FPDC, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 FPDC2-Tog, CH1, 2FPDC around the next FPDC, skip the next FPDC, BPDC around the next DC,

*BPDC2-Tog using the next 2 DC, (BPDC around each of the next 2 DC, CH2, BPDC around each of the next 2 DC, BPDC2-Tog using the next 2 DC) 5 times, BPDC around the next DC, skip the next FPDC, 2FPDC around the next FPDC, CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 DC2-Tog, CH1, 2FPDC around the next FPDC, skip the next FPDC, BPDC around the next DC* TO JOIN: make the last BPDC2-Tog as follows; Y/O insert hook to make a BP stitch, Y/O pull through 2 loops, insert hook into first BPDC, Y/O pull through both loops on the hook

 

{48 BPDC2-Tog, 176 BPDC, 8 FPDC2-Tog, 32 FPDC, 40 CH2 Spaces, 16 CH1 Spaces} 

Round 23

 

CH1, SC in the first BPDC2-Tog, skip the next 2 BPDC, 2FPTC around the next Round 21 DC made before the next CH2 Space below [make the 2nd FPTC above the 1st], DC in the next Round 21 CH2 Space, SC in the next Round 22 CH2 Space, CH2, SC in the same R22 CH2 Space, DC in same Round 21 CH2 Space, 2FPTC around the next Round 21 DC [make the 2nd FPTC below the 1st], skip the next 2 BPDC, SC in the next BPDC2-Tog) 5 times, skip the next  BPDC and FPDC, FPDC2-Tog using the next FPDC and the next FPDC2-Tog, Picot, FPDC2-Tog using same FPDC2-Tog as the 2nd leg and the next FPDC, skip the next FPDC and BPDC,

 

*SC in the next BPDC2-Tog, skip the next 2 BPDC, 2FPTC around the next Round 21 DC made before the next CH2 Space below [make the 2nd FPTC above the 1st], DC in the next Round 21 CH2 Space, SC in the next Round 22 CH2 Space, CH2, SC in the same R22 CH2 Space, DC in same Round 21 CH2 Space, 2FPTC around the next Round 21 DC [make the 2nd FPTC below the 1st], skip the next 2 BPDC, SC in the next BPDC2-Tog) 5 times, skip the next  BPDC and FPDC, FPDC2-Tog using the next FPDC and the next FPDC2-Tog, Picot, FPDC2-Tog using same FPDC2-Tog as the 2nd leg and the next FPDC, skip the next FPDC and BPDC*  join

{160 FPTC, 80 DC, 128 SC, 16 FPDC2-Tog, 40 CH2 Spaces}

Cut thread, weave in ends and block.

When blocking, also pin the Round 10 Small Picots and the unused CH2 Spaces of Round 13