Free Crochet Doily Pattern & Tutorial

Large Crochet Doily Pattern

This large crochet doily pattern is a simple design that’s easy to crochet and works up fairly quick!

If you are ready to make this fun piece, then read on down to find the full free pattern to make some crochet doilies! 

Are you planning on crocheting more items for your home? Try the chunky crochet throw, milo tote or explore the Easy Crochet pattern archives.

I hope you enjoy this doily pattern.

Happy Crocheting!

The Yarn That’s Perfect for This Doily

For this entire doily, you will need to use approximately 180 yards of cotton worsted weight yarn. I went with the Yarnspirations brand, Lily Sugar’n Cream in Soft Ecru.

It is a soft yarn that works up beautifully and is washable! Which is always a must for this momma!

Round Crochet Doily Pattern

This Doily Looks Great in The Home!

As well as being an easy crochet project, it makes a fantastic statement piece for your home.

It would look great in the center of a coffee table or even on top of an entry table!

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Ready to Get Started?

Keep on scrolling down to get the FREE doily crochet pattern! I hope you will love this finished piece of artwork as much as I do!

Free Crochet Doily Pattern

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials

Crochet Terms

  • dc = double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • ch = chain
  • yo = yarn over
  • sk = skip
  • st(s) = stitch(es)

Finished Size

16″ x 16″

This pattern was not tested by anyone other than me so if you encounter errors please let me know.

Notes

  • You MAY sell items made from this pattern. If you choose to sell items made from this pattern, please link back to me at Easy Crochet for credit. Do not use my photos to sell any of your crochet pieces. Thank you for respecting my work.
  • Ch’s at the beginning of the rounds do not count as st(s)
  • Written in standard US terms
Free Crochet Pattern Simple Doily from Easy Crochet

The Free Doily Crochet Pattern

Round 1: ch 4, 15 dc in 4th ch from hook, sl st to top of first dc. (15)

Round 2: ch 3, starting in 4th ch from hook 2 dc’s in each ch around, sl st to top of first dc. (30)

Round 3: ch 3, starting first st * 1 dc, 2 dc’s in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to top of first dc. (45)

Round 4: ch 4, sk the first st, { * yo, pickup a loop in next st, repeat from * for a total of 3 times,} yo, pull through the 7 loops (not including the yo) on the hook (triangle formed) , * ch 2, yo, pick up a loop in same st you just finished working in, yo, pick up a loop, yo, pick up a loop, yo, pull through the 7 loops on the hook (not including the yo), repeat from * that are not in the parenthesis around until you are left with 1 st, ch 1 and 1 hdc in last st to finish the round, sl st to top of the ch 4. (62) (see picture for visual help)

Free Crochet Pattern Simple Doily from Easy Crochet

Round 5: ch 1, 2 sc around the space before the first triangle, * 3 sc in next ch 2 space, repeat from * around, sl st to top of first sc. (65)

Round 6: repeat round 4 (94)

Round 7: repeat round 5 (95)

Round 8: ch 3, dc in 1st st, and in every st around, sl st to top of first dc. (95)

Round 9: repeat round 4 (138)

Round 10: repeat round 5 (140)

Round 11:  repeat round 8 (140)

Round 12: ch 3, sk the first st, * 3 dc in next st, sk 2 sts, repeat from * around, end with 2 sk sts, and 2 dc’s in last st, sl st to top of first dc. (140)

Finishing: weave in loose ends with yarn needle securely.

Free doily crochet pattern

You Are Done!

I hope you enjoyed this free crochet doily pattern. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask! I am more than happy to assist in any way possible.

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22 Comments

  1. Marilyn Madsen says:

    I want to use this for a wheel chair wheel cover 24”. What is the finished size? So I can gauge how much more I have to add! Love the pattern!

  2. Francesca says:

    Hi sorry but i’m lost on round 4 to…. sk one st you mean the first one after the chain? I’ve to start from the second one. ….the count doesn’t work… Do you have any for video tutorial for? Sorry I’m Italian and for me is very difficult to understand The sequence:( Thank you very much for your help

    1. Hi Francesca,

      You skip the first stitch of the round. (The chains at the beginning of the rounds do not count as stitches)
      Please let me know if you have any more questions or concerns.

      Krista

  3. Ohhh I see now thankyou for that !

  4. With round 4, are we picking up a loop from the next stitch for the whole round? I am really lost with this round insructions

    Round 4: ch 4, sk the first st, { * yo, pickup a loop in next st, repeat from * for a total of 3 times,} yo, pull through the 7 loops (not including the yo) on the hook (triangle formed) ,

    * ch 2, yo, pick up a loop in same st you just finished working in, yo, pick up a loop, yo, pick up a loop, yo, pull through the 7 loops on the hook (not including the yo), ####is this part of the instructions similar to the one above, where you pick up a loop from the next stitch each time?

    1. Hi Grace,

      Yes it is. It is separately written because you will be chaining 2 and repeating from * around.

      Krista

  5. Hi Krista, if i want to make this bigger, eg more rows, what rows would i reapeat
    Thankyou

    1. Hi Sandra,

      I made this as one size, but if you’d like to add more rounds, you’d have to increase after the last round.

      Krista

  6. I’m lost on round 4.

  7. At the very beginning do you sl st in the 4th chain then do the 15 dc? That’s what I’m used to doing so if you mean do 15 dc in the ch 4 it’s something way different than I’m used to. Thanks and thanks for sharing this! I’ve been looking for a great idea to use my Lily brand yarn with.

  8. I’m a little confused. You talk about doc in chains. Are you referring to dc into the next dc or what. I love the pattern but I am confused about your chains. Help please

    1. Hi Carolyn,

      For some reason I was calling st’s (ch’s) throughout part of the pattern. I fixed it. 🙂 Thanks for finding this for me!

      Krista

  9. Julie Davison says:

    Can you tell me please if the starting chains at the beginning of each round are included in the number of stitches?

  10. I’m making it as a sousplat! It’s looking great!! Tks for the pattern.

  11. Laurie Mowat says:

    This pattern is great for a quick easy doily and I use A LOT of this cotton yarn!
    Unlike my Grandmother, I just can’t seem to work using the thread and miniscule hooks.
    She made some things that I can’t imagine even being able to see the stitches to work into.
    ,I cant wait to try this out. I’m not sure where I’m going to use it but I will definitely find a spot.
    Thanks for the pattern.

    1. You are welcome Laurie!

      Thread is pretty tough to work with for sure.
      Happy Crocheting!

      Krista

  12. Joan Brown says:

    Hello Krista
    How would I add additional rows? I love the design but would like it at least two rows wider.
    Your help is appreciated..
    Thanks!

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