Free crochet pattern for a clustered puffy pentagon doily. The doily works up fast and can also be used as a coaster or as a face scrubbie when made with a thread. In a worsted weight yarn it can serve as a plant pot holder. And if made in a cotton yarn it could serve as a hotpad as it has quite a bit of padding to it.
Although you can use any thread or yarn that you like to make this pattern, I found that it lays much flatter when made in a thread. In a worsted weight yarn is tends to flop a bit, however, the floppiness can be blocked out.
Also, I found that the thread creates a lacier look than a thicker yarn. But the thicker and more solid looks quite nice as well.
The doily measures 4″ across when made in a size 10 crochet thread, and 8.5 in a worsted weight yarn.
And for something a bit prettier and in a worsted weight yarn, you might enjoy this doily.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Crochet Thread: Size 10, or any kind of thread or yarn
Hook Size: 7/1.65MM (metal hook), or any hook suitable for thread or yarn.
Finished Measurement: Measures approximately 4″ across.
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Cl = Cluster
Dc = Double Crochet
FO = Fasten Off
Hk = Hook
Lp/Lps = Loops/Loops
Prev = Previous
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sl St = Slip Stitch
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
Tr = Triple Crochet
YO = Yarn Over
Special Stitch Instructions:
Beg 5-tr Cl: Ch 4, *yo twice, insert hk into designated st, sp or lp, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through 2 lps on hk) twice, rep from * another 3 times. 5 lps on hook, yo and pull through all 5 lps.
5-tr Cl: *Yo twice, insert hk into designated st, sp or lp, yo and pull through, (yo and pull through 2 lps on hk) twice, rep from * another 4 times. 6 lps on hook, yo and pull through all 6 lps.
Puff St: (Yo, insert hk in sp indicated, yo and pull through) 4 times, 9 lps on hk. Yo and pull through all 9 lps. (Note: The puff stitch lps are drawn up about as high as a dc would be.)
Ch 5, join with sl st in first ch to form ring. (You can also start the doily with a magic ring and work your first round into the ring.)
Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), dc in first ch, 2 dc in next ch and in each ch around. Join with sl st in first dc (3rd ch). (10 sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 3, work another 3 dc in first st, ch 2, sk next st, *4 dc in next st, ch 2, sk next st, rep from * around. Join with sl st in first dc (3rd ch). (20 sts and 5 ch-2 sps)
Rnd 3: Ch 3, dc in next 3 dc, *ch 3, working in front of ch-2 sp, work 5-tr cl in sk st of prev rnd, ch 3**, dc in next 4 dc, rep from * around ending at **. Join with sl st in first dc (3rd ch). (25 sts and 10 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 4: Sl st into next st and into sp before next st, work beg 5-tr cl in same sp, *ch 3, (puff st, ch 3, puff st) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (puff st, ch 3, puff st) in next ch-3 space, ch 3**, sk next 2 dc, 5-tr cluster in sp before next st, rep from * around, ending at **. Join with sl st to beg 5-tr cl. (25 sts and 20 ch-3 sps)
Rnd 5: Sl st into ch-3 sp, work beg 5-tr cl in same sp, ch 1, 5-tr cl in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, *5-tr cl in ch-1 sp between next 2 puff sts, ch 1, (5-tr cl, ch 1) in next 2 ch-3 sps, ch another 4**(one side of pentagon completed), (5-tr cl, ch 1) in next 2 ch-3 sps, rep from * around ending at **. Join with sl st in beg 5-tr cl. (25 sts and 5 ch-5 lps)
Rnd 6: Ch 1, *(sc, ch 2) in each 5-tr cl st up to ch-5 lp, (3 sc, ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hk, 3 sc, ch 2) in ch-5 lp, rep from * around. Join with sl st to first sc. FO. (30 ch-2 sps)
Dip the doily in water and using a towel, squeeze out any excess water. Lay the doily flat between two towels until dry.