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Suncatcher Doily

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materials:
size 10 crochet cotton
200 glass 'E' beads
size 5 hook
 

notes:
--finished size - just under 5 inches diameter
--I usually thread on a few extra beads, just in case I miscount or one of the beads break (glass beads may break if dropped, though not often)
 

special stitches:
beg cluster - ch 3 (yo, insert hook into next st, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops) 3x, yo, draw through all 4 loops on hook
cluster - (yo, insert hook into next st, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 2 loops) 4x, yo, draw through all 5 loops on hook
bead stitch - insert hook into next st, draw up 5 beads, yo, draw through all loops on hook
decrease - draw up a loop in ea of next 2 sts, yo, draw through all 3 loops on hook

pattern:
ch 7, join w/ sl st to form ring
Rnd 1: ch 3, 19 dc in ring, join w/ sl st to 3rd beg ch
Rnd 2: ch 3, dc in same st, (ch 2, 2 dc in next st) around, ch 2, join w/ sl st to 3rd beg ch; 10 sps
Rnd 3: sl st in next dc and in ch-sp, ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-sp, (ch 2, 4 dc in next ch-sp) around, ch 2, join w/ sl st to 3rd beg ch
Rnd 4: ch 3, dc in ea of next 3 dc, (ch 3, dc in each of next 4 dc) around, ch 3, join w/ sl st to 3rd beg ch
Rnd 5: work beg cluster, (ch 12, work cluster) around, ch 12, join w/ sl st to top of beg cluster
Rnd 6: 15 sc in ea ch-sp around, join w/ sl st to 1st sc; 150 sc
Rnd 7: *(2 sc, bead st) 4x, sc, dec, rep from * around, join w/ sl st to 1st sc
finish off
weave in ends

Block as necessary to keep shape.


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