As Independence Day draws close we tend to think of celebrations, cook outs, and fireworks! Crochet-a-longs are always fun and with the 4th of July looming on the horizon, I designed a doily I hope you like. For me, the design reminds me of something radiating outward – and freedom comes to mind. A commodity we all strive for in one form or another…
I felt like naming this doily “surprise by design” because what you see now is as far as I’ve gotten for part 1 of this CAL. Sometimes surprises are so much fun and who knows where this mandala doily will end (or where!)… but that’s half the fun isn’t it! Come join me while we crochet together for a pretty Mother’s Day gift for someone special! Week 3 instructions are now posted!
There are so many wonderful ways to display crochet but one of my favorites is “doubling” up! All rules are meant to be broken right? In my book, if you like the way it looks, then that’s all that counts!
Start with this, add that and finish up with… and presto, a beautiful doily is what you end up with. Well it’s almost like a blog hop and design improv at the same time. And what fun, what beautiful results…
A couple days ago, I shared a free crochet pattern for a beautiful thread coaster designed by Rebeckah Ferger of Rebeckah’s Treasures. This lovely coaster will not only protect your furniture from rings, but will add elegant beauty to your home décor!
It’s been such fun designing this doily with everyone working just behind me. Not even I know exactly where I’ll be going with this project which makes it a mystery for everyone! Come join me for part 4 (the final section) – now posted!
As part of the Facebook Group, Designers Potpourri, I’m working a doily CAL for April! I loved designing this pineapple, floral doily that’s perfect for spring. I think it would make a lovely gift for mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, or someone special in your life. It’s a lovely way to say “thank you!” A gift from the hands and love from the heart – nothing as previous as giving of oneself. Part 4 (the last section) is now posted! I hope you’ve enjoyed the CAL!
I usually post crochet-a-longs on Wednesdays but I’m waiting for supplies which pushed back the date for my next surprise CAL. But with Mother’s Day a few weeks away, I thought a filet piece would make an ideal project – something that can be used as a doily or even better, framed!
This pretty Valentine doily was designed years back. Recently a visitor posted a picture of her doily in a group I belong to on FB – it’s called Threadies – be sure to look it up if you LOVE working with thread! It’s headed up by none other than our Elizabeth Ann White! A perfect doily for Valentines, Mother’s Day or just because!
Part 6 is purely optional. I’m offering ideas to help make this a faster, easier doily should you want to make more, or sell them. And of course the fun part is the link party! Be sure to add an image of your doily below using the blue button to upload the image from your computer or site online. I’d love to see the beautiful doilies you’ve made!
Yay, we’re starting part 5. We’re wrapping up the doily this week and I know many of you have been anxious to finish. There will be one last week but only to serve as options to this doily for making it faster and easier if desired. I hope you’ve enjoyed crocheting a long and that this doily will bring joy to your Halloween festivities. Thank you for joining me!
Yay, we’re starting part 4. The exciting pineapple section that could be tombstones? I love pineapples and working them in black makes this section dramatic and fun. Having problems seeing your work though? Place a white towel in your lap to help better see the stitches.
We’re moving on to part 3 of our Pumpkin Patch Halloween Doily! Quite honestly, this part is a tad bit on the boring side but so well worth the effort. When we move on next Wednesday it’s going to get exciting again – yay!
We’re moving on to part 2 of our Pumpkin Patch Halloween Doily! I hope you’re enjoying the CAL – remember new parts are delivered every Wednesday!
We’re starting a brand new crochet-a-long! It’s for this Pumpkin Patch Halloween Doily delivered in 5 parts plus one additional part providing different options for working this doily!
If you love spirals/pinwheels and popcorn stitches, this doily is perfect. It’s what I think of as “simple elegance.” Brush up on your skills using thread and create a doily that will bring joy for many years to come!
What in tarnation!
What have we here! Hats off to Belle Tracy for the photo and fun idea using a doily! Who would have thought to create designs on their cookies…
- The Doily: Diamond Points Crochet-a-Long Doily (free pattern)
- The recipe: Rainbow Funfetti Cutout Cookie
- The Process: Press the doily onto the cookie shapes before baking and then bake as usual.
Another fun idea is to use your doily designs for sifting powdered sugar over the top. Cool huh?