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Crochet Pretty Pinwheel Doily

Create a stunning Pinwheel Doily with the art of crochet. This intricate and delicate design will add a touch of elegance to any room in your home. The Pinwheel pattern features a mesmerizing spiral motif that radiates from the center, creating a captivating visual effect. The doily is crafted using fine crochet thread and a small crochet hook, allowing you to achieve intricate details and precise stitches. The delicate stitches and fine crochet thread used in this project will showcase your attention to detail and dedication to the craft. Whether you're a seasoned crocheter or a beginner looking for a challenge, this Pinwheel Doily will provide hours of creative enjoyment. So grab your crochet hook and let your imagination run wild as you bring this stunning doily to life.

Size: About 8 ½” across


Skill Level: Intermediate—for those who are familiar with working with size 10 thread and steel hooks, and who have a thorough understanding of the basics of crochet
Special Stitches:
For 2 tr cluster: (yo 2 times, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, work off 2 lps, yo, work off next 2 lps) 2 times, yo, pull through all 3 lps on hook
For 3 tr cluster: (yo 2 times, insert hook in st or sp indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, work off 2 lps, yo, work off next 2 lps) 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 lps on hook

Materials:
Size 10 Cotton Thread:
150 yards Color A
100 yards Color B
Heavy spray starch
Size 7 (1.65mm) Steel hook

Doily
Rnd 1: With color A, ch 8, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 3, 23 dc in ring, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. (First ch-3 counts as first dc; 24 dc made)
Rnd 2: Join color B with sc in first st, sc in each dc around, join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sts, ch 20, (sc in each of next 2 sc, ch 20) around, join.
Rnd 4: Sl st in second sc, (sl st, ch 3, 11 dc, ch 2, 12 dc) in first ch-20 sp, (12 dc, ch 2, 12 dc) in each remaining ch-20 sp around, join with sl st in top of ch-3. Fasten off.
Rnd 5: Join color A with sl st in first st, ch 3, dc in each dc around with (dc, ch 2, dc) in each ch-2 sp, join. Fasten off.
Rnd 6: Join color B with sc in first st, sc in each dc around with (sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch-2 sp, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

IMPORTANT NOTE: You will notice that the 12 ‘points’ of the Pinwheel have a natural tendency to twist. In the following round, you will twist each point and work into the ch-3 sp at the center top of the point. The wrong side of the stitches on the previous 2 rounds will be facing you as you work Rnd 7. Make sure that you twist each point in the same direction!

Rnd 7: Join color A with sl st in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 2 tr cluster—see Special Stitches—ch 5, 3 tr clustersee Special Stitches—ch 5, 3 tr cluster, ch 5) in same sp as joining, (3 tr cluster, ch 5) 3 times in each remaining ch-3 sp around, join with sl st in top of 2 tr cluster. Fasten off.
Rnd 8: Join color B with sc in first ch-5 sp, (2 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in same sp as joining, (3 sc, ch 3, 3 sc) in each remaining ch-5 sp around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 9: Join color A with sc in first ch-3 sp, ch 10, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5) 2 times, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 10, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5) 2 times; repeat from * 9 more times, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 10, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, join with dc in first sc for joining sp.
Rnd 10: Ch 1, sc in joining sp, *(ch 3, 3 tr cluster) 6 times in next ch-10 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-5 sp) 2 times; repeat from * around, join with sl st in first sc. Fasten off.
Rnd 11: Join color B with sc in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, 2 dc) in same sp as joining, (sc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each of next 5 ch-3 sps, sc in each of next 2 ch-3 sps, *(sc, ch 3, 2 dc) in each of next 6 ch-3 sps, sc in each of next 2 ch-3 sps; repeat from * around, join. Fasten off.
Finishing

Place doily on blocking surface. Spray with starch, shape and allow to dry.


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