Friday, March 22, 2013

Grandma Perkins Incredible Indoor Flying Doily




I really had fun making (and playing with) this Frisbee.
After some proto-types, this was the best flyer and safest for indoor flying.
This is a very easy pattern, and should take less than 2 hours.
Being so light weight, it is relatively safe for indoor flying.
And yes, it really does fly!
Great fun for any age, indoors or outside.
To personalize, or just to make them holiday festive, you can add appliques to the center.
A little Bow or Necktie applique for Father’s Day, would be cute.
Initials, hearts, shamrocks, flowers, stars, pumpkins are some other choices that might be good, too.
But just plain is great, also.

Enjoy!

Materials: Sugar and Cream Cotton ~1.5 oz
    F Hk, 3.75mm     
    Large rounded needle to sew yarn
Gauge is not important.
Size:   about 7” in diameter
Abbreviations:
Ch = Chain
Sp(s) = Space(s)
Sc = Single Crochet
FLO = Front Loop Only
BLO = Back Loop Only
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Ss = Slip Stitch
Uses US Terminology

Doily Frisbee:
Rnd 1:  Ch 9, join to form ring.  Ch 4, (Dc, Ch 1) 11xs in the ring.  Join to 3rd ch of ch-4 with a ss.  (12dcs, 12 ch-1 sps)

Rnd 2:  Ch 1, Sc in 1st sp.  (Ch 3, Sc in next sp) around. Join with a ss in 1st sc.  (12 Ch-3 sps)

Rnd 3:  Ch 1, Sc in 1st sp.  (Ch 4, Sc in next sp) around. Join with a ss in 1st sc.  (12 Ch-4 sps)

Rnd 4:  Ss in first 2 chs of the loop, to bring you to the center of that loop.  Then….. 
Ch 1, Sc in center sp.  (Ch 5, Sc in next sp) around. Join with a ss in 1st sc.  (12 Ch-5 sps)

Rnd 5:  Ss in next 2 chs.  Ch 1, Sc in center sp.  (Ch 6, Sc in next sp) around. Join with a ss in 1st sc.  (12 Ch-6 sps)

Rnd 6:  Ss in next 3 chs.  Ch 1, Sc in center sp.  (Ch 7, Sc in next sp) around. Join with a ss in 1st sc.  (12 Ch-7 sps)

Rnd 7:  Ss in next 3 chs.  Ch 1, Sc in center sp.  (Ch 8, Sc in next sp) around. Join with a ss in 1st sc.  (12 Ch-8 sps)

Rnd 8:  Ch 1, 8 Sc in each sp.  Join with a ss in 1st sc.  (96 sc)

Rnd 9:  Ch 2, Hdc in FLO of each st around.  Join with a ss in top of beg ch.  (96 hdc)
[Note: the back loop of round 9 will be used later to sew to free loop on round 11.]

Rnds 10 - 12:  Ch 2, Hdc in BLO of 1st st and around.  Join with a ss in 1st hdc. 
FO after rnd 12 with 36” to sew.  (96 hdc)
Note: Rnd 12 will not show on finished Frisbee.  It is tucked inside.
If you wish, you can omit Rnd 12 and the Frisbee will still fly. 
But I think it is weighted a bit better if it is included.

Finishing:    Fold Rnd 12 under and sew the first free loop of Rnd 9 to the first free loop of 11.
[Note:  I put the needle under the free loop on Rnd 9 and up through the matching free loop on Rnd 11.
As I go around I keep tucking Rnd 12 under to the inside.]
Continue around the doily with all 96 stitches.   Weave in the ends.




                                                  
Throw it and have fun!







© 2010 P Perkins


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3 comments:

  1. These are great! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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  2. These are great! Thanks for sharing the pattern.

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    1. Thanks!
      The Flying Doily is one of my all-time favorites.
      My grand-kids have been playing with these for years.
      And they are still fun.
      When it is too hot or cold or raining outside, they are great for indoors.
      So glad that you like it, too.
      Pam

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