American Flag Blanket

Doily Designs presents the

Boho Granny Diverse Stitch 

Crochet American Flag Blanket

Part of the American Flag Crochet Pattern Collection 

Share your love for the USA with this newly designed American Pride Crochet Collection.  Designed with old fashion charm and modern Bohemian, chunky style. 

American flag blanket measures approximately 58 in x 76 in. To have this spirited and unique flag afghan made just for you, please visit Doily Designs on Etsy, for availability.

If you crochet and would like to create one of these cozy American Flag blankets, you can use Doily Designs American Flag Crochet Blanket Pattern. 

Illustrated pattern guides you thru each stitch, of the 50 stars, and the 13 red and white stripes, to create this heart warming, patriotic afghan. With its diverse stitches, the design is sure to keep even the experienced crocheter engaged.

Boho Granny ~ Diverse Stitch ~ American Flag ~ Crochet Pattern ~ 

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Best wishes & Happy crocheting!

Cathleen Wake Gorbatenko ©July2021

New pics!

Crochet Rainbow Heart Pillow

Crochet Rainbow Heart Pillow Plush

The Rainbow Heart Pillow Pattern & Plush is a new addition to Doily Designs

Rainbow Heart Pillow now on Etsy.

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Best wishes & Happy crocheting!
photos by Cathleen Wake Gorbatenko


Crochet American Flag Collection

Doily Designs presents the 

Boho Granny American Flag 

Crochet Pattern Collection

Crochet American Flag Pattern Collection features the Boho Granny Diverse Stitch American Flag Blanket, & the American Flag Heart Pillow set. Collection also includes,  Patriotic Mandala Doily, USA Star Coaster, Tiny Star & Tiny Star Charm,  Firecracker the Drunken Owl Pillow, Patches the Patriotic Owl Phone Pal, Patriotic Popsicle Holders,  plus more. 

These items can be found handmade especially for you at Doily Designs on Etsy.

Patriotic pattern book comes with illustrated instructions to create each of these spirited new, USA inspired, crochet collectables. If you prefer, you can find each pattern sold separately.

 American Flag Heart Pillow Collection with large, medium and small, versatile pillow patterns. 

Find the 9 x 9 inch adorable little lovey size Small American Flag Heart Pillow Plush made for you, or grab yourself a hook, yarn and the pattern on Etsy, as well as Ravelry

American Flag Pillow Plush

The versatile Small American Flag Pillow Pattern, can be made up in a variety of colors, including  Rainbow Heart


Pattern includes instructions to make Patches in a variety of ways!

Patriotic Mandala Doily in 100% cotton

Mandala Doily is a quick, easy, versatile pattern for creating great table toppers in a multitude of colors, like this fun Summertime Watermelon Doily. This pattern can be found here on Doily Designs, Google Docs as well as Etsy.

Patriotic Popsicle Holders

USA Star Coaster

And More~!
~Summer 2021~

Cathleen Wake Gorbatenko ©2021

Inspired by my Dad♡

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Planter Cozy

 Super Simple Planter 🍀 Cozy

This was a quick addition to a gift for my MIL. I had designed her the Crochet Mandala Doily Rug. It was made with 2 strands of cotton held together, and when I finished, there was lots of leftover yarn. These yarn scraps were great for adding a few small gifts to match her rug gift. One of these small gifts was this simple planter cover. It slides on and off easily, and for decorative purpose and extra security, it has a drawstring bow. There is no bottom, to allow for water drainage.

I recommend cotton for this, but you could use anything you choose. Here is a quick rundown of what I did. Sorry, it is not in pattern format.

Using a large hook, like a K hook. 
Make a Ch long enough to fit around the planter, in multiples of 5. 
You do not want it loose or the finished cozy may be too loose. 
Join without twisting, with a Sl st in beg Ch, 
(Ch 5 = Dc), (Ch 2, Dc) in same sp,
 *Skip 1, (Dc, Ch 2, Dc),* repeat * to * around. 
Joining with Sl st in 3rd Ch of beg Ch 5,
Sl st into Ch 2 sp,
Repeating (V = Dc, Ch 2, Dc), in each Vst's Ch 2 space, for as many rnds as needed. FO. Make a Ch for a drawstring, and thread through each V.

I designed and gave her these back in 2011. She had that pot sitting outside for more than 5 years, nurturing the plant we had given her. She ended up planting the flowers in her garden and retiring the pot. The rug was also there for just as long, if not longer. I still see her put it out every now and then. ♡ 

Crochet Mandala Doily Rug

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May you find joy and inspiration in life.
Best wishes and happy crocheting!

Small Crochet American Flag Heart Plush Pillow Pattern

 ~ Small Crochet American Flag ♡ Heart Plush Pillow Pattern ~

This Boho Granny, crochet America flag pillow is made with modern chunky bohemian style.

This pattern is for the Small Crochet American Flag Pattern. Pattern is a 10 page, illustrated pattern that will guide you through to create this cute American flag plush. With the versatile pattern, you have your choice of color designs, including; American flag, solid, striped, mirror and rainbow hearts for front and/or back.

Written in US crochet terms
Intermediate skill level
Uses small amount of worsted weight yarn
F hook
Tapestry needle and straight pins
Poly fil fiber stuffing

Finished heart measures approximately 9 x 9 inches

Note that this is not Amigurumi, and is not tightly crocheted, which makes for a more relaxing project.

Inspired by my Dad♡ and his love for America!

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May you find joy & inspiration in life.

Best wishes & Happy crocheting!

~Part of the Crochet American Flag Boho Granny Collection~

Purchase this pattern on Ravelry

Crochet Tiny Star Pattern

 Tiny ⭐ Star

Doily Designs Cathleen Wake Gorbatenko ©2021

Free crochet pattern for 

Tiny Star

This tiny crochet star works up in a flash to make several for appliqués. 

Written in US terms
Skill: Easy
Yarn: Most any yarn will work, a very small amount (approximately 1 yd a star)
Hook: E (4 - 3.5mm)
Gauge: not crucial
(Try different size hooks and yarns for different size stars. Note that the 1st three pictures are cotton yarn, and the 4th picture is acrylic ww yarn.)

Stitch Key
Ch: Chain
Sl st: Slip Stitch
mr: Magic ring, (please, see **special stitches** at bottom of page)

To make:

1)  Make a mr,

2)  (Ch 2, Sl st into 2nd Ch from the hook, Sl st into mr) 5 x's for 5 point star. 

Pull tail gently but firmly and securely closed.

 Note; Make sure the tail is pulled tightly with no hole in the center, you may feel a slight pop as it untwist to pull out slack. Do not pull too tightly, though, as this can break the yarn.

Weave the center end first, incase it does break, then weave the last used end into beg Ch 1 sp, this helps connect that stitch and shape your star. Give points of the star a little tug for shape

**Special Stitches**
Magic ring: Holding yarn between thumb and first 2 fingers on left hand, wrap yarn around first 2 fingers so the yarn falls to the back and furthest away from you, insert the hook between these 2 fingers and under the top strand, grabbing second, hanging strand next to it with your hook and pull yarn through the loop. Make a chain, and begin the pattern, working in the circle around the tail of the yarn. For closing, untwist the tail from the loop, join before pulling tightly closed, pull gently but firmly, closing slack in the center of the circle.

Please, convo if you have questions or comments.

Tiny Star would make a great addition to the new Small Crochet American Flag Heart Plush Pillow!

Pillow patterns can be found in Doily Designs Etsy shop.

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May you find joy and inspiration in life.

Best wishes & happy crocheting!

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