Americana Diverse Stitch Doily

 Absolutely LOVE this share of SarahCraftCreation patriotic doily!

Sarah captured the American Spirit, with such beauty, in her lovely photo of her crochet Americana Diverse Stitch Doily creation. 

This Memorial Day, Independence Day, or to share your American Pride year round, crochet 1 Americana Doily for a centerpiece, or a whole set of patriotic placemats.

Chunky crochet pattern is made with worsted weight yarn, and works up quickly for a festive gift or decoration. Colors can be changed to alter the pattern theme for year round use.

Check out more cute creations from Sarah in her Etsy shop SarahCraftCreation.

And pick up the crochet pattern in Doily Designs Etsy shop, and get started crocheting your own patriotic doily centerpiece.

One of the greatest joys that I find in life, is people sharing their creations made from Doily Designs patterns. Thank you so much Sarah, and to all those who share!

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Firecracker Pop Decoration

                                                     Firecracker Pop

Fun putting Dollar store pieces together for Memorial Day, and Independence Day Holiday Decorations.

Some metallic pipe cleaners, and foil stars, coupled with a few flags, and pinwheels, put in blue glasses and vases, for this easy festive centerpiece.

Pipe cleaners were twisted around a large dowel to make it spiral, and added to stars with ribbon, and secured to a pen (for mutli-purpose decoration).

Another decoration that is super easy, is this star garland. Stars are cut in various sizes and colors from foam board, cardboard, and construction paper, as well as star stickers, and layered together for this great look.

These are a fun addition to the festive decorations for a photo shoot of the American Flag Crochet Collection.

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Junior vs King/Queen American Flag Blanket

American Flag Blanket Junior size is smaller than the Queen/King, but still fits a king size bed!

Junior measures approximately 48 x 68 inches (121 x 172 cm) 

While King/Queen measures approximately 68 x 80 inches (172 x 203 cm)

Find blankets and blanket patterns on Etsy.

Original design was 48 x 68, but pattern was written for 68 x 80.
While the King/Queen is great, I will say, the Junior has so much to offer; less yarn needed, less time needed to be invested, lighter, and because of size, more useable, just to name a few reasons.

After numerous requests for the smaller size, Junior blankets are available on Etsy, as well as we are working on the smaller size pattern to be available soon.

New 2.0 Junior American Flag Blanket Pattern uses some great new stitch techniques, as mentioned, less yarn, with the same design flexibility and aesthetic.

Check back soon for Junior pattern, or hop over to Etsy, and grab an already made blanket for yourself or a friend.

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Best wishes, happy crocheting, and God Bless America!

More Crochet for Mom

 Crochet Rose Scrubby and Washcloth

This Mother's Day I wanted to give flowers that would not die, plus something useful, so, I made a simple rose with leaves, and loop to hang, to create a decoration or scrubby. Then I coupled the rose with a washcloth from the Americana Washcloth Pattern, but made in yellow, to create this fun kitchen/bath set. 

Set makes a nice gift, coupled with some special soap or face cream. Great for Mom, teachers or friends.

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Best wishes, happy crocheting, and Happy Mother's Day!

Mother's Day Crochet

Mothers Day 2024

A favorite for Mother's Day, the Cranberry Pineapple Christmas Tree Skirt pattern. Crochet pattern gives Mom something to get started on way ahead of Christmas, or for you to start on, for Ma, if you are the crocheter. :) 

Unique take on the traditional crochet pineapple design, using chunky crochet style. 

Original 43" tree skirt, and Large 60" tree skirt patterns, available as a bundle, or sold separately. 

This and every Mother's day, I am so grateful for my WONDERFUL Mother πŸ’– and Grandmother πŸ’–πŸ’– 
My life would not be the same without their guidance, inspiration, encouragement, and LOVEπŸ’–   
My Awesome Mom learned to crochet from her Mom, and I learned from her. For her, to see me still crocheting, and the tradition go on, makes Mom happy, and that makes me happy πŸ’–  I am glad to tell her one of her granddaughters has finally decided to pick up the hook! :)

The Cranberry Pineapple tree skirt pattern was inspired in part by my Grandmother and her lovely crochet.  πŸ’–


Crochet is great for mind, body, heart, and soul.

Best wishes, happy crocheting, and Happy Mother's Day! 

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Americana Crochet

Get started decorating for Memorial Day, 

Celebrate 4th of July early,

Share your American Pride Year round!

Start on the flag collection with a taste of Doily Designs patterns with the fun Americana Coaster pattern. Work your way up, and share your American pride in a warm and snuggly way with the Boho Granny American Flag Blanket. Set the table with the Diverse Stitch Doily, Watermelon Doilies, and make clean up is a breeze with the Patriotic Dishcloth. 

Items and patterns are part of the Boho Granny Crochet American Flag Pattern Collection and can be found on Doily Designs Etsy

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Americana Water Bottle Tote

Wine & Water Bottle Holder in Americana design

We definitely have a new addition to the Boho Granny American Flag Pattern Collection!

Americana Style Water Bottle Tote

The water bottle holder is even more fun and interesting done in red, white, and blue. With this festive Americana style tote, you can stylishly and functionally show your American Pride. The only down side to this pattern is all the pesky ends that you get to weave. 

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Water Bottle Holder

 Wine & Water Bottle Tote Pattern now available on Doily Designs Etsy.

Adjust pattern sections for different size holders.

Past post of this favorite water bottle holder design. 

Find the pattern for Water bottle tote pattern on Etsy. Holder works great for a beer bottle with a cozy.

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Seamless Crochet Stitch Combination;

I wanted to share a new stitch that I learned from Naztazia Crochet by Donna Wolfe This stitch combination is so great that you will definitely be seeing it in a few of my patterns. 

Donna Wolfe does a stitch combination that gives you a nearly perfect beginning Dc stitch, giving you nearly seamless join, and straight edges on rows.

 Watermelon Doilies below made with both the old Ch 3 method, and the other with the new 2 Sc method. 

Can you tell the difference?  

The old method wasn't that bad in the first place, but this new stitch definitely has it beat. If you notice, it is even straighter than the Ch 3 method!

This new favorite, simple combination of stitches keeps your edge straight, seamless, and makes crocheting into sides easier. 

Once you use the new stitch combination, you may want to apply it to all your crochet projects that use Hdc, Dc, or Tr to begin a rnd or row.

There are a lot of different methods I've tried, and some work better than others. Donna Wolfe, in my opinion, has come up with the best solution. Its elegant simplicity, function, and ease, give it an A+ in my book.  This stitch combination works for Dc as well as Hdc. Though Donna may use a different method for Hdc.

I like to refer to this stitch as  2Sc/Hdc or 2Sc/Dc in my patterns to reduce repetition. 

(May 11, 2024, I take it back and will be using Beg Dc, Beg Hdc in my patterns. Sorry for any inconvenience.)

But I would bet it is called BegDc? πŸ€” 

To do;

Do not ch 1,  Sc into the top of last stitch, ScFlo of sc just made, and you have just made the best ever beginning stitch for Dc. When working into this stitch on next rnd/row, crochet into the top sc.  So elegantly simple.

1) Sc in top of stitch

2) ScFlo in sc just made

Done! = Hdc or Dc

To use for Tr, just add another ScFlo to the above steps. 

3Sc/Tr = Sc in stitch, ScFlo, ScFlo = Tr

Visit Youtube to see Donna explaining her cool stitch combo.

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BTW.... Of the 2 Watermelon Doilies, the new join is the one on the right

Americana Coasters

Adding the American Coaster Pattern to the Boho Granny American Flag Pattern Collection

We are loving the fun edge that gives these coasters their interesting, and unique look.

American Coaster Pattern

Fun, easy coaster pattern works up quickly, and feels amazing. Photos do not do them justice.

For some festive Americana decor, try this intermediate skill crochet pattern, and create a useful gift for that special Patriot in your life, or for yourself.

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American Pride Blanket

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Crochet Spring Garden Tote

Crochet Spring Garden Tote

Digital download of crochet flowers photo available at Peach Creek Printing Etsy.

Custom orders, including pattern, and crochet items are always welcome, at; Doily Designs Etsy.

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Patriotic Washcloth

Washcloth pattern is so much fun that I could not stop with just one πŸ˜„

March inspired crochet. Easter's washcloth has expanded to other holidays, like the 4th of July.
Versatile pattern can be changed up to create something uniquely your own.

Can be made in different sizes as well as different as colors.

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Best wishes, happy Spring, and happy crocheting!

Crochet Washcloth

Washcloth / Dishcloth

Easter and Spring inspired washcloth, aka dishcloth set is a fun and easy pattern that works up quickly for festive Holiday clean up. Great gift through out the year. Change up the colors, add a simple accent to a solid color, and have fun making some of these useful crochet washcloths. 

Crochet washcloth pattern available at Doily Designs Etsy.

The Firecracker Starburst Earrings gave inspiration to the Easter Firecracker Earrings πŸ˜…

Easter tree 


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Best wishes, happy crocheting, and Happy Easter!  πŸ£πŸ‡

Firecracker Starburst Earrings

Firecracker Ribbons were VOTED out. 🧨

1st place, Firecracker Starburst Earrings. πŸ₯‡

This pattern can also be used for other decorative purposes. With larger yarn and a larger hook, you will get these fun and easy Firecracker Starbursts that you can add to your Holiday decorating Joy! 

Firecracker Starburst pattern can now be found at Firecracker Starburst Doily Designs Etsy.

The Firecracker Starburst Pattern is part of the Boho Granny, American Flag Pattern Collection by Doily Designs.

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Junior American Flag Throw Blanket

American Flag Junior Throw Blanket

New 2.0 flag blanket measures 45 x 60 inches. 

Share your love for America in a warm and snuggly way with this unique crochet American flag blanket. Textured blanket has all that old fashion crochet charm, with a little modern Bohemian style.

Fun US flag afghans are made with dark denim, cranberry, and ivory, for a rustic flag charm.

Part of Doily Design Boho Granny American Flag Collection.

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American Flag Crochet Collection

Find these items and patterns at Doily Designs Etsy

Find Tiny, Small, Medium, Large, and Jumbo Flag Pillows, as well as American Flag Blanket with Diverse or Solid Stripes, along with other Patriotic designs.

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Tiny Texas Heart

 Keychain size Texas Heart Plush Pattern

Crochet heart is part of Doily Designs Boho Granny Flag Collection

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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 ...