Sapphire

Pattern written and designed by Lyn Coultas 

“Sapphire” pattern is ©2019 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

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

DTC = Y/O 3 times, insert hook and pull up a loop, (Y/O pull through 2 loops) 4 times

Small Picot = CH2, Slip Stitch in the last stitch made

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

CH4, make a Slip Stitch in the 1st Chain, creating the centre ring.

Round 1

CH1, into the centre ring: SC, (CH3, SC) 7 times,

TO JOIN: CH1, DC in the 1st SC to make the last CH3 Space

{8 SC, 8 CH3 Spaces}

Round 2

SC in the first CH3 Space, (CH4, SC in the next CH3 Space) 7 times,

TO JOIN: CH2, DC in the 1st SC to make last CH4 Space

{8 SC, 8 CH4 Spaces}

Round 3

SC in the first CH4 Space, CH5,

*SC in the next Ch4 Space, CH5* join

Mark the 1st SC for Round 5

{8 SC, 8 CH5 Spaces}

Round 4

CSDC, CH1, 4DC in the next CH5 Space, CH1,

*DC in the next SC, CH1, 4DC in the next CH5 Space, CH1* join

{40 DC, 16 CH1 Spaces}

Round 5

Slip Stitch in the next CH1 Space, SC in the same CH1 Space, SC in each of the next 2 DC, FPDTC2-Tog using the marked and next Round 3 SC, SC in each of the next 2 DC, SC in the next CH1 Space, FP6-Puff around the next DC,

*SC in the next CH1 Space, SC in each of the next 2 DC, FPDTC2-Tog making the 1st leg around the same Round 3 SC as 2nd leg of the last FPDTC2-Tog and the next Round 3 SC, SC in each of the net 2 DC, SC in the next CH1 Space, FP6-Puff around the next DC* join

 

{8 FPDTC2-Tog, 8 FP6-Puff, 48 SC}

Round 6

CH1, SC in each of the first 3 SC,

*CH2, skip the next stitch, SC in each of the next 3 SC* skip the next stitch, DC in the first SC creating the last CH2 Space.

{48 SC, 16 CH2 Spaces}

Round 7

CSDC, (CH3 DC) 2 times in the same CH2 Space,

*(DC, (CH3, DC) 2 times) in the next CH2 Space * join

{48 DC, 32 CH3 Spaces}

Round 8

Slip Stitch in the next CH3 Space, CSDC, CH4,

 

*(DC in the next CH3 Space) 2 times, CH4* DC in the last CH3 Space, join

Mark the 2nd DC for Round 10

{32 DC, 16 CH4 Spaces}

Round 9

Slip Stitch in the next CH4 Space, CSDC, 6DC in the same CH4 Space,

*7DC in the next CH4 Space* join

{112 DC}

Round 10

DBL, CH1, BPDC around the first DC, BPDC around each of the next  6 DC, FPDC2-Tog using the Round 8 Marked and next DC,

*BPDC around each of the next 7 DC, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 Round 8 DC, * join

 

{112 BPDC, 16 FPDC2-Tog}

Round 11

Slip Stitch in the next BPDC, CH1, FPDC around the same BPDC, (CH1, FPDC around the next BPDC) 4 times, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 BPDC skipping over the next FPDC2-Tog,

*FPDC around the next BPDC, (CH1, FPDC around the next BPDC) 4 times, FPDC2-Tog using the next 2 BPDC skipping over the next FPDC2-Tog* join

{80 FPDC, 16 FPDC2-Tog, 64 CH1 Spaces}

Round 12

Slip Stitch in the next CH1 Space, SS in the next FPDC, CH1, FPDC around the same FPDC, (CH2, FPDC around the next FPDC) 2 times, CH2, FPDC2-TOG using the next 2 BPDC skipping over the next FPDC2-Tog, CH2,

*(FPDC around the next FPDC, CH2) 3 times, FPDC2-TOG using the next 2 BPDC skipping over the next FPDC2-Tog, CH2* join

{48 FPDC, 16 FPDC2-Tog, 64 CH2 Spaces}

Round 13

Slip Stitch in each of the next 2 CHAINS, Slip Stitch in the next FPDC, CH1, FPDC around the same FPDC, CH4, FPDC2-TOG using the next 2 FPDC skipping over the next FPDC2-Tog, Small Picot, CH4, 

*FPDC around the next FPDC, CH4, FPDC2-TOG using the next 2 FPDC skipping over the next FPDC2-Tog, Small Picot, CH4* join

{16 FPDC, 16 FPDC2-Tog, 32 CH4 Spaces, 16 Small Picots}

Round 14

CH1, FPSC around the first FPDC, CH9,

*FPSC around the next FPDC, CH9* join

{16 FPSC, 16 CH9 Spaces}

Round 15

Slip Stitch in the next CH9 Space, CSDC, (4DC, CH2, 5DC) in same CH9 Space,

 

*(5DC, CH2, 5DC) in next CH9 space* join

 

Place a stitch marker in each CH9 Space between the 5th and 6th DC of each group of 10 DC made in the CH9 Spaces of this round, to be used in Round 16

 

{160 DC, 16 CH2 Spaces}

Round 16

DBL, CH1, BPDC around the first DC, BPDC around the each of the next 3 DC, skip the next DC, TC in the next marked Round 14 CH9 Space between the 5th and 6th DC, (DC, CH2, DC) in the next CH2 Space, TC in the same Round 14 CH9 Space next to last TC made, skip the next DC, BPDC around the next 3 DC,

*BPDC2-Tog using the next 2 DC, BPDC around the next 3 DC, skip the next DC, TC in the next marked Round 14 CH9 Space between the 5th and 6th DC, (DC, CH2, DC) in the next CH2 Space, TC in the same R14 CH9 Space next to last TC made, skip the next DC, BPDC around the next 3 DC* TO JOIN holding back the last loop on the hook, BPDC around the next DC, insert hook into the first BPDC, Y/O and pull through all the loops on the hook – completing the last BPDC2-Tog of Round 16

Mark in the 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 9th, 11th, 13th, and 15th CH2 Spaces to be used in R18

 

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

Round 17

Slip Stitch in the next 2 BPDC, CH1, FPSC around the same BPDC, CH7, skip the next 6 stitches, FPSC around the next BPDC, CH4, skip the next 3 stitches,

*FPSC around the next BPDC, CH7, skip the next 6 stitches, FPSC around the next BPDC, CH4, skip the next 3 stitches* join

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

Round 18

Slip Stitch in the next CH7 space, (CSDC, 4DC) in the same CH7 space, 4-Puff in the first marked Round 16 CH2 space, DC in the same Round 17 CH7 space, 4-Puff in the same Round 16 CH2 space, 5DC in the same Round 17 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 16 CH2 space, DC in the same Round 17 CH7 space, 4-Puff in the  same Round 16 CH2 space, 5DC in the same Round 75 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 19

Special FPDC4-Tog = Holding back the last loop of each stitch; FPDC around the next DC, DC around the next Round 17 CH4 space before the Round 18 SC, DC in the same Round 17 CH4 space after the Round 18 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 18.

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

Round 20

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 21

CH1, FPDC2-Tog using the second leg of the last FPDC2-Tog made in Round 20 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 22

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 23

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 24

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 26

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

Round 25

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 26

 

CH1, SC in the first BPDC2-Tog, (skip the next 2 BPDC, 2FPTC around the next Round 24 DC made before the next CH2 Space below [make the 2nd FPTC above the 1st], DC in the next Round 24 CH2 Space, SC in the next Round 25 CH2 Space, CH2, SC in the same R25 CH2 Space, DC in same Round 24 CH2 Space, 2FPTC around the next Round 24 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 24 DC made before the next CH2 Space below [make the 2nd FPTC above the 1st], DC in the next Round 24 CH2 Space, SC in the next Round 25 CH2 Space, CH2, SC in the same R25 CH2 Space, DC in same Round 24 CH2 Space, 2FPTC around the next Round 24 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 13 Picots and the unused CH2 Spaces of Round 16