After seeing the success of my last pattern, my husband encouraged me to design another. I've had some time lately to focus on designing, so I picked up my hook again and started crocheting. When I design, I don't start with an idea and I don't plan--instead, I simply crochet a row, think about what I could do for the next one, and go from there. Sometimes, an idea comes in the middle of the project, but most times, I end up frogging many, many times. This pattern actually came together quite quickly.
Named "Margot," this doily is 10-inches (26cm) in diameter and consists of 28 rounds. I used a 1.75mm hook like I usually do. It has some advanced stitches, but if you've done some of my other patterns, you shouldn't have much trouble with this one.
Advanced stitches in this pattern include BLO, BP, FP, Popcorn, Split DC, and special decreases. All advanced stitches come with explanations since some of them are specific to certain rounds.