Easy Crochet Doily

Easy Crochet Doily

A simple easy crochet doily project using light weight cotton yarn.

What you need

Light weight cotton yarn.
One 50 gr ball of cotton
No 5 or your choice for weight of doily.
(White or your choice of color).
Crochet Hook size B.



Cotton Yarn



Chain 8 join with sl st to form ring.

Round 1: 35 sc in ring, join with sl st to first st.

Round 2: ch 2, 35 dc inserting hook through back thread of the sts of the first round, join with sl st to first dc.

Round 3: 1 sc in the back thread of each dc, join with sl st to first st.

Round 4: Ch 4, 1 dbl tr in the back thread of each st and ch 1 between each dbl tr, join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-4.

Round 5: 1 hdc in the back thread of each st, join with sl st to first hd.

Round 6: *ch 9, skip 3 sts, 1 sc inserting hook through the 2 top sts of next st, rep from * around (18 times)

Round 7: 9 sc in each ch-9 space; at the end of round join with sl st to each of the 4 first sts.

Round 8: 1 sc in next st*ch 11, 1 sc in the 5th sc of each arc, rep from * around.

Round 9: 11 sc in each arc around.

Work 3 more rounds of arcs same as previous rounds, working 2 more chains per arc on each even rounds and 2 more sc per arc on each odd rounds.

On the last round of sc, work a picot in center of each are. *9sc, ch5, sl st in top st of the 9th sc, 8sc*, rrep. from * to * around. At the end of round, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off.

This Crochet Pattern was contributed by Annette and the image by Switchcleo.


  1. The picture doesn’t match the pattern! The picture has 16 chain spaces around the doily while the pattern gives 18 chain spaces.

  2. I can’t believe that I’m as a beginner always is the first to point things like this out: the pattern doesn’t match the picture. The pattern makes 18 chain spaces around the doily, the picture only have 16 chainspaces.

  3. Does back thread mean backloops only or the one under the top two?

  4. I just made this and put it on my blog. I am very new to crochet and have been looking for an easy pattern. This was it. I didn’t do the picots and I ran out of yarn on the last row but I was just practicing and it turned out lovely. The next ones I make with the proper materials will be gifts. Thanks for a great, beginner pattern to something that I think is a lost art. I am very interested in learning more. Thanks!

  5. I liked this pattern. It was easy to follow for my first doily. Tho I did add 2 additional sc for each of the loops to make them a bit fuller looking. I also did 3 piccot on each loop for the last round. Thank you for sharing this!

  6. http://flic.kr/p/bLEECg That link contains a picture of the doily I crocheted from your pattern. Thank you so much!! It is so cute! I did not include the cluster stitches, as I decided later to not make the last round because I already liked the size it was, but next time I make it, I will definitely plan ahead better. Thanks again, hope you like the photo!!


  7. Easy instructions. Did you starch your finished doily?

  8. First time trying to make a doily. After hours of trying to find something that either I could see or that I could understand, I found this site and so far so good! I love it. Thank you so much!

  9. Also, how do you keep the edges from rolling in? I’m crocheting as loosely as I can.

  10. What is a “dbl tr”?

  11. easy to make project for beginners like me. Thank you.

  12. Easy to make but still very beautiful! It’s perfect for someone like me who’s never made a doily before.

  13. easy for beginner and quite stunning

  14. ilovepoohbear372 says

    Cool! I have always wanted to try a doily and I just might try this one!

  15. this is really cool

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