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Crochet American Flag Blanket

King size Boho Granny Crochet American Flag Blanket, ready to ship, just in time for Christmas.

Matching JUMBO, Ooak, American Flag Heart Pillow also available and ready to ship in time for Christmas.

Watch for Doily Designs Holiday SALES!!

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Hearts for the Holidays

With this versatile heart pillow plush pattern, in 3 fun sizes, you can easily change your color scheme to crochet that perfect Christmas gift, and share your love in a soft snuggly way.

Choose to crochet colors resembling the American Flag, or perhaps you get along better with Rainbows, or you feel quite Solid, or my favorite; embroider a solid heart designed for Christmas ornaments!

Whatever design you are after, the Doily Designs Heart Pillow Plush Patterns will be a great start for the base idea.

Crochet Heart Plush Pillow Ideas

Crochet hearts are made using Doily Designs, Heart Pillow Patterns. Pattern can be found bundled, or sold separately on Etsy.

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Christmas Crochet Patterns

A few Christmas crochet patterns by Doily Designs for your Christmas crochet consideration.

Also in Large, 60 inch version, for a larger Christmas tree and Christmas tree  skirt.
As well as 2 pattern bundle, with Large and Original patterns.

Christmas doily, pictured below, is made with Doily Designs free pattern; Mint Chocolate Chip Doily Pattern. Holly berries and leaves use free pattern by Lazy Hobby Hoppers, and her Holly Berries from her gorgeous Christmas wreath pattern. This doily pattern can also be found in Doily Designs Etsy shop, for a printable pdf file.

Wrap your finished crochet Christmas tree skirt as a gift with this cute tiny holly berry pattern, shared free by Michelle Warwick, found on Ravelry.

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Crochet Chinoiserie

Chinoiserie, or Blue Willow China is such an eye catcher, that when in 2011, a customer requested I crochet her Mom a blanket to match her Blue Willow China collection, I was beside myself with excitement.

I do not think I knew, until then that Hobby Lobby had such a great assortment of colors! There were so many blues to choice from.

We collaborated on the color scheme and her Moms blanket was finished just in time for her Christmas SURPRISE! <3

It is crochet projects like this that bring me so much crochet JOY, with the fun new Blue Willow China crochet, HAPPY MOMs and HAPPY DAUGHTERs, a very Merry Christmas'.

Happy Holidays!

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Dye Lot Discussion

Choosing yarn in the same dye lot can be crucial to a fabulous crochet project. Below is a great example of why to purchase your yarn in the same dye lot when crocheting, especial for larger, solid color items. 

Below I had crocheted exclusively indoors, with low light, and never checked the dye lot, and imagine my surprise when I went outside to take photos and this is what I shot. I was very disappointed, when I was expecting to see one solid color, and saw this. So you can see how the over all design of your finished item can be affected.

Since this experience, it has been imperative to some of my designs to check the dye lot # on each yarn skein, and make sure they are the same dye lot #'s. Otherwise, you could end up with all your time and work put into something, only to finish and realize this costly mistake. 

Even knowing this, it can be difficult, if not impossible at times, to get yarn all in the same dye lot. This is when I would suggest, do not 'try it anyway', as I did with yes, a second blanket, when I could not find any other option. As an alternative to trying it any way, you can usually purchase yarn online from larger distributor, and get batches of yarn from the same dye lot.

I recommend Hobby Lobby, "I love this yarn!", for their great colors and soft texture. As well as that they have consistently sent batches in bundles, all with matching dye lot #'s! Hooray!!

Hope this information saves you a stitch in time.  :)

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Naughty & Nice Crochet Christmas Bikini


Sexy Crochet Christmas Bikini

A little Naughty and Nice :)

Easy crochet bikini uses Double Crochet (Dc), crocheted in the shape of a bikini. This was a quick, easy design, that uses eyelash yarn for the accents and ties, and whips up quickly for a fun Holiday bikini.

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Happy Thanksgiving

45% off PATTERN SALE this Thanksgiving through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, exclusively in the all new Doily Designs Payhip Shop.  πŸ¦ƒ

Find Cranberry Pineapple Christmas Tree Skirt Pattern in medium and large sizes, as well as bundles.

American Flag Blanket Pattern

Rainbow Heart Pattern

and more!

Stop by and get 45% off, automatically discounted on all Doily Designs patterns.

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Solar Eclipse Shadows 2023

Check out the first ever video on my Youtube Channel. Video is of the crazy shadows cast by the October, 2023 solar eclipsed as viewed from the Texas Hill Country.

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October Crochet Memories

This October has been so busy, sadly there has been little time for crochet. But it is very heart warming to visit relatives and see crochet that you have gifted in use. And since she has saved things through the years, it is fun to see the difference in style and skill.  Below are Sunflower Doilies gifted to my MIL. The one with black is from 2017, and the front 2 are 2021.  

It is always nice to know that your love and efforts are appreciated and loved back. <3

These patterns are not currently available through Doily Designs, but you can find Doily Designs Sunflower Applique Pattern on sale now in new Payhip shop. Or find on Etsy, or Ravelry.

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Another pic of the sunflower doilies.  The difference makes me giggle :)

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September Art Bug

As we journey into September, 2023, it has been especially fun doing a painting a day, 7 paintings in 7 days, painting along with this special lady Michelle the Painter, of Berkshire Paint and Sip. 

Below you can see paintings done following along with Michelle, and how her Fall spirit is in full swing, with paintings like 'Ghost in the Rain' and 'Haunted House', plus many more that you will find on her Youtube channel.

Michelle does a wonderful job guiding you through her lovely paintings, as you create something unexpected and fabulous.  Her reassurance and smooth flow, keep you going and assured it is for fun, and to not take it too seriously. In the end, I am always pleased with how it has all come together, following Michelle's simple steps.

One of the most challenging for me, yet also my favorite, was the 'Beach Crab'. My little lopsided crab brings me much joy.

Paintings together;

'Ghost in the Rain'

'Daisy Guitar'


'Haunted House'

'Pumpkin Truck'

With the coming of Autumn, every year, right on time, the art bug bites, leaving me with a very strong desire to doodle and paint.  Here on Doily Designs, there is a designated space for some of my doodle thoughts and doodle shares, which can be found in the 'Art for fun and meditation' section.  

Paintings above done following along with Michelle the Painter on Youtube.

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Best wishes, happy Fall & happy Autumn PAINTING!

American Flag Blanket

Crochet American Flag Blanket Pattern

Crochet pattern now available on Etsy, and Ravelry.

Updated pattern includes other ways besides the diverse stitches to create different looks, giving the same versatility to the blanket pattern, as seen in other patterns included in this collection.

Above: Moms Blanket ♡ 2022

With all of the political business going on over the years, it was hard for me to not take notice, and this all got me to thinking, things like how could this pattern be something to bring folks together, in a softer way, so to speak. The "Diverse Stitches" kinda stuck, though the stitches came first. Diverse stitches refers to the different choices of stitches that are used to give texture and variety. To me, this adds an illusion of movement, like that of the traditional American flag blowing in the wind. As well as giving a classic crochet look that some might expect from a crochet afghan.

Dads blanket, 2021

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Going around full circle.

 American Flag Collection 

Crochet Flag Blanket Photos

Boho Granny

American Flag Blanket Crochet Pattern

Photographs from a few crochet American Flag blanket journeys.

March, 2022, Kay's house.

Find pattern for the Boho Granny American Flag Blanket, and more at Doily Designs Etsy, and Doily Designs Ravelry

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Rainbow Plush

 Crochet Rainbow Heart Plush Pattern

Small Rainbow Heart crochet pattern now available on Etsy, and Ravelry.

Design your Heart ♡ with your own flair and style.  Versatile pattern allows you to create these cute heart pillow plushies to share your rainbow love and joy. Made with a modern style, and your choice of colors, rainbow or solid, choose edging from simple to shell or shag?

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American Flag Pillow Collection

 Doily Designs

Boho Granny 

American Flag 

Heart Pillow ♡ Crochet Pattern Collection

Show off your American spirit with this fun Patriotic pillow collection.  Begin with the classic, snuggly medium throw cushion, and add the collector's fun plushie size, lastly the portable keychain size is great for gift tags and more. 

Medium, Small, and Tiny Heart Pillow Pattern Bundle available on Etsy.

Tiny, Small, and Medium Heart Pillow  crochet patterns conveniently bundled together for you on   Etsy. 

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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 ...