Fractal by Essi Varis


August 2012
Any lace weight crochet thread
Lace ?
10 stitches and 5.5 rows = 1 inch
in US double crochets
2.0 mm
394 yards (360 m)
Fits into 22 x 22 inch area
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Enjoy crocheting? But feeling uncomfortable with that lacy, grandmotherish vintage feel that crocheted decorations tend to have? Fear not! For what is crocheting but algorithms? And what could result into cleaner, more modern shapes than the simplest of mathematics? This is not your Great Auntie’s doily - though it might as well be. Hardly anything is more timeless than fractals, after all.

Whether you are a proud nerd or simply someone who appreciates the secret symmetries of whirlpools and sea shells, here’s a unique decoration piece for you! Enjoy!


The Finnish version of the pattern has been tested by three crocheters. Since the English version has been translated as minutely as possible, it has not been tested separately.

The English version of the pattern uses US terms and abbreviations.

Please note that the pattern only includes directions for a single colour doily. If you are interested in making a multi-coloured version, please check the project gallery for other Ravelrers’ notes and ingenious ideas!