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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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 ...