Crochet doily on wooden table

An old fashioned gift

Crochet doily on wooden table

I’ve spent the last couple of evenings crocheting a doily for my Nan. I have to say, it’s been a bit of a Krytpon Factor experience that has changed my view of doilies – I use to see them as frilly dust magnets, but I’ve decided they’re actually feats of engineering…

I wanted a modern, Summery pattern and found one called Autumn Reflections Doily by Cylinda Mathews, on Ravelry.


The pattern only had 15 rounds so it was quite quick to complete. I was so busy concentrating, I didn’t really take any photos of the process.


I love the simple edging detail of picot stitch.

Crochet edging


I don’t normally block my finished crochet projects (a bit lazy of me really) but I decided I would in this case because the edges had curled up slightly and I wanted the doily to sit flat.

Wet doily pinned to a towel

The Women’s Institute would be proud!


  • Pattern: Autumn Reflections Doily by Cylinda Mathews
  • Crochet cotton: 1x Anchor Mercer Crochet Cotton size 20, 20g (155m)
  • Crochet hook: Clover no.2 (1.5mm)

4 comments on “An old fashioned gift

  1. Fathima afeefa

    I’m stuck in round 9…. Can u clarify the instructions in that row?

  2. Fathima afeefa

    Can you pls help me In round 10
    What is sc in joining?
    Where am I supposed to do This stitch

    • Hi Fathima! Its been a while since I have worked on this pattern but I’ll see if I can find it and have a read through the instructions to refresh my memory. Will come back to you 🙂

    • I don’t have the doily anymore but from looking at the photos I think you work the sc in the top stitch of the cluster (into the base of the ch1). Does that help?

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