Lovely Japanese Fan

When I first completed this pattern, I fell in love with it because it's unique.  It doesn't have pineapples, and the finished look makes it perfect as a place mat.  Eventually, when we have our own home, I'd like to make a set of six or so of these and use them as a place mats for our dining room table.  

The pattern is only 29 rounds and is super easy to follow.  When I did it, the center kind of bunched because the stitching is very tight, but when you block it, it comes out quite nicely.  I used a 1.25mm hook with 250 yards of size 10 crochet thread and it came out to about 11 inches after blocking.

This pattern doesn't take long to complete.  If I have dedicated time to crochet, it usually only takes me about three days to make a doily of this size.  

I have a love for pineapple doilies, but this non-pineapple one is very dear to me.  For some reason, I absolutely love the design, love the quickness, love how tight all the stitches are, and I love that it is versatile.