The final version of the doily has been tatted and the pattern can now be found in my Etsy shop. Click here to go directly to the listing.
Below is a photo of the doily, tatted in Lizbeth size 40 thread, White, Seagreen Light, and Turquoise Dark. It's next to the prototype of the doily, tatted in white:
I decided to name this pattern "Jan's Doily" because I was inspired by several of Jan Stawasz's doily designs. I really like the way he frames a central shape with a border of simple rings and chains.
The doily measures 11.75 inches wide when tatted in size 20 thread and 9.6 inches wide in size 40 thread. It's appropriate for a large vase or similar item:
Here is a closer photo of the prototype. It has a few minor irregularities because I was trying to come up with a good stitch count as I went along:
The colorized version was tatted afterwards, to test out my instructions and to make sure that everything lays flat: