My story....



Hello, my name is Cathleen, and I really enjoy sharing and making arts and crafts of all kinds.

One of my favorite mediums that I have cultivated over the years is crochet. 

Here on Doily Designs you will find some crochet thoughts and ideas, along with other diy projects, crafts, and more.

You can find my patterns for sell in Doily Designs Shop, as well on Etsy, Ravelry, Lovecraft and Amazon.

If you crochet and would like to sell your projects made from my patterns, please do so, and best wishes in your sells!  We would love to see your work, so please share!

Please do not resale patterns, patterns copyrighted by Cathleen Wake Gorbatenko. Please give credit were due.


I'm a stay at home mother, wife and craft enthusiast. 

My talented Mother and Grandmother taught me to crochet and knit at a very young age, and as a small child, I began selling simple crochet items at craft shows and fairs with Mom. 

Now, still enjoying one of my favorite mediums through crochet, my growing passion is to share as much as possible with other crocheters through patterns, for them to make and share for years to come.  

Much care and attention goes into making both my handmade items, as well as my patterns. 

I love my family, life, nature and creating.

My favorite motto's are; 

Learn something new everyday ~

Live, and let live ~

Live, laugh, love ~

This blog was meant as a place to share crochet thoughts and ideas with others, but since life has so much to offer, you will find much more here than just crochet, as things make their way and find a home here on Doily Designs Blog, you can find some of my other passions like photography and sketching. 

Here is where i will share some of my joys, in hopes to spark creativity in others.  

Find links for free patterns, as well as patterns for purchase, and hopefully a little inspiration.

Contact me if you have questions, would like to share or for another reason.

Visit the newly open Doily Designs Shop to order! We can't wait to see what comes off your hook :)

Thank you for stopping by.

Best wishes!



If you are still reading, here's a little more about me :)

I'm a little bit city and a little bit country.

I was born in a very small town, and lived in an even smaller town, until my Father joined the US Air Force and we moved to Austin, Tx, where I grew up.  Moving further and further out of Austin through the years, I am back in the country, back to my roots and where my heart longs to be. I love the quiet peaceful nature of country living.

My crochet inspiration is honestly just wild hairs. Bringing together my taste and style and draw to nature,  with my desire to create something original. I will get an idea stuck in my head and I will work on it for as long as it takes to see it through. Designs like my pineapple Christmas tree skirt patterns, and American flag pattern collection, have my heart and soul poured into them.

I enjoy working on new, challenging projects, and love hearing others input on all things.

Again, Thank you for stopping by to take a look.

Best wishes!





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