>Tutorial on Doily Bun Cover or Easy Snood

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Here is the tutorial I promised about a week ago.

You can either use found doilies such as ones you already have, found at a craft store, thrifting or if you are lucky enough one grandma made for you. If none of those are around just make one in the color of your choice.

Since I have a ton I found at a thrift store I will use those in this tutorial.

Supplies

  1. hook (I am using a size 6 steel hook)
  2. thread (I am using size 10 thread)
  3. doily
  4. elastic ( either to cover a bun or the whole head for a snood)
  5. scissors
  • When you have a doily the size you want for your intended project make the last row a series of chain 5 followed by a sc making a scallop boarder don’t be stingy this will give you the extra width you need to get around the bun for both the width and height of the bun. I tried to find a thread that would match the color of the doily I found but you can make it a different color if you want for contrast.
  • When you have made it all the way around chain three instead of 5 for the last set and dc into the first sc this will get you to the correct height to start the next round.
  • sc in space just made *ch 2, sc into elastic, ch 2, sc into next loop on doily* all the way around You can use what ever size of doiley is needed to accomodate the size elastic you want to use. Ie little for bun and large for snoodDo this all the way around the doily till there are no loops left to attach finish with a sc on the elastic. This will place your hook and thread at the right location for the next step.
  • This next part is somewhat subjective I place two single crochet in-between all the sc on the elastic this gives an even spacing for the stitches to make them lay nicely around the bun. If you have less loops or a bigger elastic this may take many more trial and error on your part. This also covers the color of the elastic making it have a nice finish. You can stop at this point if you do not want a ruffled edging.
  • next row isch 1, sc in 1st sc, ch7, skip two sc and sc in next sc all the way around ending with a chain 4 with a treble in first sc of round. This once again places you at the correct height for the next round.
  • This row is about increases: sc in last loop space of previous round,* ch 7, sc in same loop, ch 7, sc in next loop* all the way around ending with a chain 4 with a treble in first sc of round. This once again places you at the correct height for the next round.
  • sc in last loop space of previous round,* ch 7, sc in next loop* all the way around ending with a chain 4 with a treble in first sc of round. This once again places you at the correct height for the next round.
  • This is a repeat of the last round: sc in last loop space of previous round,* ch 7, sc in next loop* all the way around ending with a chain 4 with a treble in first sc of round. This once again places you at the correct height for the next round.
  • sc in last loop space of previous round,* ch 5, sc in next loop* all the way around ending with a slip stitch into the first sc of round.  this round is your last round and pulls all the stitches to a nice even finish by the decrease of two chains.

Finished item

DO NOT USE THESE TO MAKE THINGS TO SELL FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY!!!!

July 10, 2009: Update: adding a picture of a larger doily as a snood.
snood side made from antique doily

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Nancy in Dallas
    Jul 08, 2009 @ 07:10:43

    >Thank you for the tutorial! Bless you for all the time you have spent on it…I love it!

    Reply

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