Santa Hat Jar Cozy

Santa hat mason jar cozy, full of Santa 'KISSES', for a quick crochet Christmas gift. 

Assorted colors with holly berry embellishments. 

They work great as doll hats! Check out my Stumpkin, sporting her new accessories.

Gift with jar full of candy.

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Red Santa

 My favorite Mr & Mrs Claus! ๐Ÿ’–๐ŸŽ„๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿคถ๐ŸŽ„๐Ÿ’–

"Red Santa has spectacular photo events and fund raising events for your organization." 

Santa has already got his list together for 2021, so start early to get Mr & Mrs Claus at your special events in 2022, to capture memories that last a lifetime.


Visit Red to have Santa visit your special event!

Red Santa is also Silver, a non profit senior citizen program providing care packages and a day of joy during the holiday season to low-income senior citizens, veterans, and persons with disabilities living in assisted living and nursing home communities or home-bound.

Visit Doily Designs post for more on Silver Santa, and ideas on crochet donations. Visit Silver to see how you can help seniors in need.

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Crochet Christmas Blankets


Mrs Claus' Crochet Christmas Lap Blankets

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Christmas Stockings & Tree Skirt

Crochet Christmas Stockings & matching tree skirt ~

Custom Christmas Stockings, with a Large Peppermint Swizzle Pineapple Christmas Tree Skirt order. Colors requested were grey heather and aubergine. 

Below is a nice Christmas stocking pattern. If you don't already have your own favorite stocking pattern, Red Heart has shared their Quick and Easy Stocking by Red Heart Team, or find it on Ravelry and share your project.

                               Red Heart Crochet Christmas Stocking in color

You can find the Large Cranberry Tree Skirt pattern on Etsy.

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You can read more about the Large Peppermint Swizzle Pineapple Christmas Tree Skirt at the 'Story Behind the Flavors'.

Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt

Woodland Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt

Crochet pattern for this beautiful Woodland Tree Skirt can be found free on Ravelry.

This crochet Christmas tree skirt was a big inspiration for me in creating the Cranberry Pineapple Christmas Tree Skirt.

Tree skirt with no embroidery. Completed in 2015.

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Thanksgiving Snacks

๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ Happy Thanksgiving!๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚

Easy fruit turkeys for a cute and tasty Thanksgiving holiday snack.

Kids will like gobbling up this colorful fruit turkey. Created with just a few ingredients. 

To make you will need; apples of varying colors cut in slices for the 'feathers', a pear for the 'body', black olive eyes, carrots shaped into 'beak and claws', and apple peal shaped for the 'wattle'.

We like these so much, we make them almost every year!

To see more cute turkey ideas, as well as other holiday food ideas, check out and follow my Pinterest board Christmas Food and my Holiday board for more Thanksgiving food and crochet ideas.

A turkey on the go with his friend :)

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๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐Ÿฆƒ Happy Holidays! ๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚

Black Crochet Inspiration

A few crochet items that I've created through the years.  You can find the shawl pattern on Ravelry.   Others are Doily Designs creations.

Shells and Lace Mandala Doily Rug (2013)

Crochet Lotus Mandala Doily Rug (2013)

Black Mandala Doily Blanket (2013)

 Black Mandala Wall Clock (2012)

Black Aphrodite Shawl with Extension (2011)

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Crochet Pumpkin Leaf Pattern

 ๐Ÿ‚Crochet Pumpkin Vine Leaf Pattern๐Ÿ‚

This easy crochet leaf works up very quickly and makes a great addition to lots of Fall accessories, like these cute crochet Pumpkin Cup Cozies by Okie Girl Bling n Things (pictured above and below).

Follow Doily Designs Pumpkin Leaf pattern below to create these useful little leaves to go on your latest Fall crochet accessories.

๐ŸCrochet Pumpkin Leaf Pattern ๐Ÿ

The following is a general guide to share this fun little leaf.  

Try different yarns and different hooks, for various size leaves. 
Leaf is worked on first one side of the chain, then on opposite side of this same chain.

H hook (8 - 5mm)
Size 4, worsted weight yarn
Measures approximately 2.25 inches with stem.
Graph and written pattern, in English crochet terms.

Ch 8, Sc in 2nd ch from hook, Ch 1, 
Sl st in next ch, Ch 2, 
Hdc in same ch, Ch 2, 
Sl st in next ch, Ch 3, 
Dc in same ch, Ch 3, 
Sl st in next ch, Ch 4, 
Htr in same ch, Ch 4, 
Sl st in next ch, move tail (slip knot and 2 ch) thru and on top of working strand, crocheting over ch on the opposite side, letting the tail drop back, and working on other side of the ch,
(2nd side)
Ch 4, Htr in same ch as previous Htr but on other side, Ch 4, 
Sl st in same ch, Ch 3, 
Dc in next ch, Ch 3, 
Sl st in same ch, Ch 2, 
Hdc in next ch, Ch 2, 
Sl st in last ch.
Fasten off, weave last used strand, use 'stem' strand to attach to whatever you like (if desired) or weave this end as well.

Please, let me know if you have questions, comments or would like to share your crochet leaves.

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Halloween Graveyard Cake

๐Ÿฅฎ๐Ÿ‘ป  Halloween  ๐Ÿ‘ป๐Ÿฅฎ 

๐Ÿ‘ป  Graveyard Cake  ๐Ÿ‘ป

Tasty, decorative Halloween treat.

Inspired by Pinterest, back in 2012, when the kids were very little, we made this cute graveyard cakeThese old pictures are pretty bad, but you get the idea and I am sure that YOU could nail it!

This cake was so much fun to make and EAT.

Cake uses:
Chocolate cake base, cake mix works great and children can help mix. 
Chocolate icing, in a thin layer for sticking stuff to the cake.
Stuff like; 
Oreo cookies, crumbled for 'dirt'. Children enjoy this job. We used plastic baggy and a rolling pin to crush the Oreo's into a fine 'dirt'.
Milano cookies for 'tombstones', with "Rip" and "Boo", written with 
icing tube,
Licorice, split apart for 'trees'. You could reinforce these with toothpicks, even create a fence with licorice pieces.
Marshmallows (various sizes) for ghosts, eyes dotted on with icing tube.
Pumpkins could be sugar pumpkins like those from BRACH's holiday mix;

I wanted something the kids could play with afterwards, and something crafty for myself to do, so we gathered oak galls, (or other nut for Fall inspiration), and painted them with acrylic paint to look like jack-o-lanterns, and topped them with a good clear coat. These are still one of my favorite Fall decorations. Such fun getting out old decorations and reminiscing about old crafts. Handmade decorations are so much more treasured.

Back to the cake...
We were going for pumpkin vines but the icing did not want to work with me. With more time and skill, I think the vines could look cool on this cake.

Don't feel like making the whole cake? For a simpler, but still fun, decorative and delicious treat, try making chocolate cupcakes in silver foil linings. Decorate with chocolate icing, topped with marshmallow ghosts, Milano 'tombstones' and/or Brach's pumpkins.

Happy Halloween!

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Fall Cozy

These cozy pumpkin cozies were just the thing to get me in the Autumn crochet mood.

Kylee Keller has a great video and pattern shared free on Okie Girl Bling n Things blog, or support Kylee's art and purchase her pattern on Etsy

Grab your favorite fall colored yarn and join along in the fall inspiration!

Once you start this cute pattern, it is hard to make just one!

  Her little leaves are cute and work great, but while I was adding leaves to other things, I came up with this Pumpkin vine leaf pattern that you can find the free pattern for, right here on Doily Designs blog.

Don't you just love all the beautiful colors of Fall!  

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Fallen Leaf Oil Pastel

๐Ÿ‚๐ŸFallen Leaf on Water with Oil Pastels๐Ÿ๐Ÿ‚

A fallen leaf is summer saying goodbye~

"I wonder if leaves feel lonely when they see their neighbors falling." John Muir

 With Autumn here and my continued mood to draw, this leaf tutorial on Youtube was just the thing to get me excited about drawing another oil pastel.

Such a lovely color combination. 

It reminds me a little, of one of my photographs that, to me, is so peaceful.

"Every leaf speaks bliss to me, fluttering from the Autumn tree." Emily Bronte

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Cranberry Pineapple Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern

⭐  Doily Designs Cranberry Pineapple  Crochet Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern One of a kind tree skirt  is an eye catching take on the classic ...