** **Double star doilys

** ** Exchange to crochet

This centerpiece measures approximately 22 inches in diameter when made of size 30 crochet cotton. It 's made in sections, then joined, which makes it a little easier to handle and there is less danger of dropping stitches. You will need three 250-yard balls of crochet cotton in white or ecu, 2 double pointed steel knitting needles size 1 and a knitter's hook or a crochet hook may be used but is not as convenient.

Abbreviations; k (knit), p (purl), st (stitch), tog (together), st ( stitch), yo (yarn over), sl (slip), sl st (slip stitch).

Center - Wedge.: Cast on 48 sts loosely.

Row 1: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 3, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k2 tog, k36.

Row 2: K 12, (yo twice, k 2 tog) 9 times, to form staff of cross, k 14, being sure to k only 1 st of yo twice and allow second st to drop from needle, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

All yo twice are always worked in same manner unless other directions are given.

Row 3: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 4, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 33, leave 2 sts on needle, turn.

Row 4: S1 1 st, k 41, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 5: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 5, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 30, leave 4 sts on needle, turn.

Row 6: Sl 1 st, k 39, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 7: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog.k 6, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 27, leave 6 sts, turn.

Row 8: Sl 1 st, k 18, yo twice, k 2 tog (starting cross bar), k 17, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 9: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 7, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 24, leave 8 sts, turn.

Row 10: Sl 1 st, k 35, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 11: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 8, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 21, leave 10 sts, turn.

Row 12: Sl 1 st, k 33, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 13: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 9, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 5, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 11, leave 12 sts, turn.

Row 14: Sl 1 st, k 31, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 15: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 10,yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1,yo twice, k 2 tog, k 15, leave 14 sts, turn.

Row 16: Sl 1 st, k 29, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 17: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 11, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1,yo twice, k 2 tog, k 12, leave 16 sts, turn.

Row 18: Sl 1 st, k 27, yo twice, p2 tog, k 2.

Row 19: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 12, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 9, leave 18 sts, turn.

Row 20: Sl 1 st, k 25, yo twice, P 2 tog, k 2.

Row 21: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 4, yo twice, k2 tog, k7, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 6, leave 20 sts, turn.

Row 22: Sl 1 st, k 23, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 23: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 3,yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1,yo twice, k 2 tog, k 6, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 3, leave 22 sts, turn.

Row 24: Sl 1 st, k 21, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 25: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 7, yo twice, k 2 tog, k6, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, leave 23 sts, turn.

Row 26: Sl 1 st, k 20, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 27: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 8, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 6, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, do not turn, but continue across Row, (yo twice, k 2 tog) 10 times, k 2.

Row 28: K 26, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog. k 4, yo twice, drop 1 loop of yo twice, k 2 tog, k 2, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 3, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 29: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 22, leave 22, turn.

Row 30: Sl 1 st, k 4, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 4, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 6, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 31: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 24, leave 20, turn.

Row 32: Sl 1 st, k 7, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 4. yo twice, k 2 tog, k 5, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 33: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 26, leave 18, turn.

Row 34: Sl 1 st, k 10, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 4, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 35: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 28, leave 16, turn.

Row 36: Sl 1 st, k 13, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 5, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 2,yo twice, p2 tog, k 2.

Row 37: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 30, leave 14, turn.

Row 38: Sl 1 st, k 16, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 8, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 39: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 32, leave 12, turn.

Row 40: Sl 1 st, k 19, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1,yo twice, k 2 tog, k 7, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2,

Row 41: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 19, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 13, leave 10, turn.

Row 42: Sl 1 st, k 22, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 6, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 43: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 36, leave 8, turn.

Row 44: Sl 1 st, k 25, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 5, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 45: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 38, leave 6, turn.

Row 46: Sl 1 st, k 18, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 8, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 4, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 47: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 40, leave 4, turn.

Row 48: Sl 1, k 31, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 3, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 49: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 42, Leave 2.

Row 50: Sl 1, k 34, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

This completes one wedge or 2 half wedges if the cross is considered the center of wedge.

Repeat rows 1 through 50 until there are 10 wedges. Unless your knitting is very loose you will need the 10 wedges to make center portion lay flat. When repeating Row 1 you will find it easier to sI first yo from needle and work in the second yo. This leaves a single thread, instead of twisted double thread across open area for fagoting.

When 10 wedges are completed work Row 1 once more to bring thread into position at center edge ready to finish center. Place all sts on st holder. Now pick up a st between each rib of knitting across center edge, be sure to have an even number of sts.

Row 1: * YO, k 2 tog, repeat from * across, turn.

Row 2: K each st, turn.

Row 3: * K 2 tog, yo, k 2 tog, repeat from * across, if an extra st remains it should be k turn.

Row 4: K each st. Now pull thread through all sts on needle at once, pull tight and fasten with a sl at. Cut thread leaving about one yard length of thread. Weave this length of thread through sts just made to beginning of sts on st holder. Thread this length of thread into a sewing needle and pick up one or two sts from at holder, then an equal number of sts from corresponding position on cast on edge. Continue picking up and whipping together the sts from st holder and cast on edge until all sts are joined. Fasten thread ends securely and weave at least one inch back into sts. Clip threads.

Cross Strip; Cast on 24 sts.

Row 1: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2, (yo twice, k 2 tog) 8 times, k 2.

Row 2: K 20, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 3: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 20.

Row 4: Repeat Row 2.

Row 5: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 6, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 12.

Row 6: Repeat Row 2.

Row 7: Repeat Row 3.

Row 8: Repeat Row 2.

Row 9: Repeat Row 5.

Row 10: Repeat Row 2.

Row 11: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 18, leave 2 sts, turn.

Row 12: Sl 1 st, k 17, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 13: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 16, leave 4 sts, turn.

Row 14: Sl 1 st, k 15, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 15: K 2, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 14, leave 6 sts, turn.

Row 16: Sl 1 st, k 13, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2.

Row 17: Repeat Row 5.

Row 18: Repeat Row 2.

Row 19: Repeat Row 3.

Row 20: Repeat Row 2.

Row 21: Repeat Row 5.

Row 22: Repeat Row 2.

Row 23: Repeat Row 3.

Row 24: Repeat Row 2,

Repeat rows 1 through 24 for the length needed to fit smoothly and lay flat around edge of center. Join the last Row to cast on edge in same manner as for center seam. Then carefully whip the inside edge of cross strip to outside edge of center portion.

Heart Border and Edge: Cast on 21 sts.

Row 1: K 4, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 4, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 9.

Row 2: K 15, yo twice, p 2 tog, k3, yo twice, k1.

Row 3: K 5, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 3, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 7.

Row 4: K 15, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 4, yo twice, k 1.

Row 5: K 6, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 4, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo, k 2 tog, k 6.

Row 6: K 15, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 5, yo twice, k 1.

Row 7: K 7, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 5, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 5.

Row 8: K 15, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 6, yo twice, k 1.

Row 9: K 8, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 6, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 4.

Row 10: K 15, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 7.yo twice, k 1.

Row 11: K 9, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 7, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k2 tog, k3.

Row 12: K 15, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 8, yo twice, k 1.

Row 13: K 10, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 8, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 2.

Row 14: K 15, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 3, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 4, yo twice, k1.

Row 15: K 11, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 4, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 9.

Row 16: K 4, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1,yo twice, k 2 tog, k 6,yo twice, p 2 tog, k 7, k 2 tog, yo twice, k 2 tog.

Row 17: K 10, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 15.

Row 18: K 5, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 5, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 6, k 2 tog, yo twice k 2 tog.

Row 19: K 9, yo twice, p 2 tog, k15.

Row 20: K 6, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 4,yo twice, p 2 tog, k 5, k 2 tog, yo twice, k 2 tog.

Row 21: K 8, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 15.

Row 22: K 7, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 3, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 4, k 2 tog, yo twice, k 2 tog.

Row 23: K 7, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 15.

Row 24: K 8, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 1, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 2,yo twice, p 2 tog, k 3, k 2 tog, yo twice, k 2 tog.

Row 25: K 6, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 13, leave 2 sts, turn.

Row 26: Sl 1 st, k 7, yo twice, k 2 tog, k 3, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 2, k 2 tog, yo twice, k 2 tog.

Row 27: K 5, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 11, leave 4 sts, turn.

Row 28: Sl 1 st, k 10, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 1, k 2 tog1, yo twice, k 2 tog.

Row 29: K 4, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 9, leave 6 sts, turn.

Row 30: Sl 1 st, k 8, yo twice, p 2 tog, k 4.

Repeat rows 1 through 30 until heart border will fit around cross strip. Join last row of heart border to cast on edge in same manner as before. Carefully whip inside edge of heart border to outside edge of cross strip. If you stagger the seams they will be less noticeable. Wash, starch and pin in shape. Allow to dry or press thy through a cloth.