Rounds 5 and 6 did not turn out like mine on the testers' doilies. They crochet tightly and I crochet loosely, hence the difference. If you are a tight crocheter, you will want to add an extra chain to the loops on both of these rounds so they'll stand out more and not draw up as in these pictures. You can also try using a bigger hook.
Pammy Sue's Doily
If you look at the bottom center at the last off-white round in my doily, that error has been corrected in the below pattern. And if you want this pattern in a Word Document, leave me a comment along with your email address and I'll send it to you.
Once again, thank you to Tracie and Melissa for testing this pattern. I made some adjustments based on their feedback.
Note: I lay no claims on this pattern. Use it as you wish. However, I would love to see a picture of yours if you make it!
On-the-Fly Yarn Doily
12 ½ inches in diameter
Worsted Weight Yarn
Size H hook (Go up a hook size if you crochet tightly)
Change colors between rounds as desired. The following instructions indicate color changes used in the doily pictured.
Start with a magic circle (or ch 6 and join to form a ring).
Round 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in ring, ch 2, *3 dc in ring, ch 2* repeat from * to * until you have 5 sets of 3 dc. Join with a sl st to top of first ch 3.
Round 2: Attach new color with a sl st in any ch-2 space in Round 1. Ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 2, 3 dc in same space, ch 2 (two 3-dc clusters made). (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next space, ch 2) in each space around. Join with a sl st to beginning sl st.
Round 3: Attached a new color in any ch-2 space of previous round. Ch 3, 2 dc in same space, ch 2. (3 dc, ch 2) in each space around. Join with a sl st in beginning Ch 3.
Round 4: Attach a new color and join with an sc in any stitch. Sc in each stitch and 2 sc in each ch space around. Join with a sl st to first sc.
Round 5: Ch 3, sk 2 stitches, (sc in next stitch, ch 3, sk 2 stitches) around. Join with a sl st to beginning stitch.
Round 6: Sl stitch in first two chains of beginning ch-3. Chain 4, (sl st in next ch-3 loop, ch-4) around. Join with a sl st in beginning stitch.
Round 7: Attach a new color in any ch-4 loop of previous round. Ch 3, 2 dc in same loop, ch 2. (3dc, ch 2) in each ch-4 loop around. Join with a sl st to beginning st.
Round 8: Attach a new color in any ch-2 space of previous round. Ch 3, dc in same sp. (Dc in each stitch and 2 dc in each space) around…Add one extra dc somewhere in the middle of this round. (I only had enough stitches in the doily I made to skip 2 stitches before joining. This should fix that problem. Remember I was doing this on the fly!) Join with a sl st to top of beginning ch 3.
Round 9: Attach a new color in any stitch. Ch 5, sk 3 stitches, (sc in next stitch, ch 5, sk 3 stitches) around. Join with sl st to beginning stitch.
Round 10: 3 sc in each loop around. Join with a sl st to beginning sc.
Round 11: Attach a new color in any sc between loops of previous round (see picture). Ch 5, dc in same stitch. Dc, ch 2, dc in sc between next loop (V-stitch made). V-stitch in each sc between loops around. Join with a sl st to 3rd chain of beginning ch 5.
Round 12: Ch 3, 2 dc in ch-2 sp of previous round, ch 2, 3 dc in same stitch. (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in each ch-2 of each v-stitch of previous round. Fasten off and weave-in ends.
Wet or damp blocking recommended. It will make all the difference!