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Rising Sun Doily

Doilies, Luncheon Sets, Table Runners
Book No. 147
The Spool Cotton Company

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Completed 23 January 2004 in size 20 Clark's Big Ball 3 cord mercerized white crochet thread using a Boye size 10 steel hook. Doily is about 9 inches across when gently blocked.

This doily is rather unusual because the center has 10-fold geometry while the outer ring is 7-fold. This is another example where a few simple stitches: chain; slip stitch; single, double, and treble crochet; and picot can be combined to make a pleasing pattern.