Seamless Crochet Stitch Combination;

Great stitch 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, one made with the old Ch 3 method, and the other with the new 2 Sc method (BegDc). 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.  Donna uses other methods for Hdc and Htr, but I find her method to work great as;

2 Sc = Dc or Hdc

3 Sc = Htr or Tr

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

But I would bet it is called BegDc, or is this what is refer to as standing Dc? πŸ€” 

(Not a standing Dc, though, that seems to work just as well. Find how to do a standing Dc on Moogly's Blog)

(May 11, 2024, Okay, so I take it back and will be using Beg Dc, Beg Hdc in my patterns. This just looks better, and sounds familiar πŸ€” . Sorry for any inconvenience.)

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 here to see my demonstration of the Begsc and BegDc, or 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.


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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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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˜…
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Easter tree 
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Firecracker Starburst Earrings

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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

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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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Clovers & Shamrocks

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Shamrocks & Clovers

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Shamrock and Clover Lucky Clover Bundle comes with 6 crochet patterns in one.


Crochet some quick and fun Shamrocks & Clovers with this intermediate pattern by Doily Designs.

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