Doily Dreamcatcher, gifts, home decor, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Doily Dreamcatcher

doily dreamcatcher

Hello, everyone!!  I absolutely love all of the doily dreamcatchers I have been seeing all over Pinterest lately.  They are just so beautiful.  I pretty much love any project that can be made with vintage doilies so this project is very exciting to me!!

You can watch the instructional video for my doily dreamcatcher here:

For this project, you will need:

doily – You can choose any vintage doily or you can make your own.  The doily I’m using is a vintage doily that my Grandma made (scroll down for the pattern!)

glue gun

craft hoop (mine is 14″ because my doily is about 13″)

scissors

lots of ribbon in different colors

feathers in different colors

crochet cotton (or thread) and a needle

The doily that I used is one that my Grandma made and I have the book that she used to make it!  It is this vintage pattern book from 1944:

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Here is the pattern:

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If you love vintage doilies or crocheting your own, I hope you will give this dreamcatcher a try!  Thank you for stopping by to check out this project.  Comment down below if you have any fun ideas of how to add doilies to your project.  I’d love to hear your ideas!

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Birthday, Christmas, gifts, Mother's Day, Uncategorized

Crochet Giftcard Holders

One of my favorite gifts to give (and receive) is a gift card!  One way to make a giftcard more personal is to wrap it up in a hand-made crocheted gift card holder!

Watch the instructional video here (or keep scrolling for the pattern):

For this project, you will need:

Size 10 crochet cotton in whatever colors you like

Size 7 crochet hook

1/2 inch Button for fastening (and more for decoration if you want!)

Crocheted embellishments (flower and rose)

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Instructions:

Chain 21.

Round 1:  dc in 6th chain from hook and in next 2 chains.  ch 1, skip next chain, dc in next 3 chains.  ch1, skip next chain, dc in next 3 chains.  You should have 5 chains remaining at the end of the row.  Slip stitch into the very last chain.  You should have a row with 3 groups of 3 dc and a chain 5 loop on each end.

Round 2:  ch 3, in the 5 ch space: (2 dc, chain 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) to form 2 corners of the rectangle.  ch 1, 3 dc in next chain 1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next chain 1 space, ch 1.  (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in chain 5 space to form the other 2 corners of the rectangle.  ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch 1 space.  ch 1, sl st in top of beg ch 3.

Round 3:  sl st to next ch 1 space.  ch 3 (2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in same sp to form corner. *(ch 1, 3 dc) in each 1-ch sp. (ch 1, 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in each 2-ch space*.  ch 1, sl st in top of beg ch.

Rounds 4-6: repeat round 3.  fasten off.  Repeat Rounds 1-6 to make another rectangle.

Once you have 2 rectangles, it’s time to stitch them together!  Put the rectangles back to back and line up the corners and sides.  You will be stitching through both of the holders to sew them together.  Choose the color you want the border of your gift card holder to be.  With that color crochet cotton, make a slip knot and slip it onto your needle.

Side 1: Holding the rectangles together, you will be working along a long side of the rectangle.   Stitching through both rectangles, make 2 sc in the first corner.   sc into each dc, and into each ch 1 space along this side.  1 sc into the corner.  You should have one side completely stitched together.

Side 2: Working only on the back rectangle this time (to make the opening of the gift card holder and the button loop!)  Make one more sc in the corner.  *1 sc in each the next 3 dc and in the next 1 ch space* Repeat from * once.  sc in next 2 dc.  ch 20, sl st on top of last sc made.  sc in next dc and in next 1 ch sp. 1 sc in each the next 3 dc and in the next 1 ch space. 1 sc in each the next 3 dc and in the 2 ch space.

Side 3: Holding the rectangles together again, sc in the same corner space.  Working down the next side, sc in each dc and each 1 ch space along this side.  In the 2-ch space of the corner, make 2 sc.

Side 4: Still holding the rectangles together, 1 sc in each dc and in each 1 ch space along this side.  sl st into the first sc.  finish off and weave in ends.

Button:  Find the top center of row 4.  This is where your button will be sewn.  Sew it on with a bit of crochet cotton.

Optional:  Sew on whatever buttons or other embellishments you would like to decorate your gift card holder!

To decorate the light peach gift card holder, I used a vintage flower pattern from this 1949 magazine:

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The pattern:

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vintage crochet pattern

To decorate the green gift card holder, I used a vintage rose pattern from this 1949 magazine:

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The pattern:

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vintage crochet pattern

Thank you for stopping by!!  I hope your giftcard holders turn out beautifully!

Have a wonderful day!

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Easter, home decor, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Doily Easter Basket

Hello, everyone!  Easter is almost here so, if you haven’t already, it is time to plan your Easter egg hunts and brunches (and whatever else your own Easter traditions promt!).  And, while we’re at it, how about a lovely little crochet Easter project?  This one is made using vintage crochet patterns (free down below!) to create a beautiful Easter basket.

Watch the video tutorial here:

Supplies:

2 medium size bowls

plastic grocery bag

garbage bag (or something to protect your working surface)

Mod Podge Stiffy

doily pattern (size 10 crochet cotton and size 7 crochet hook)

trim pattern (size 10 crochet cotton and size 7 crochet hook)

about a yard of the crochet cotton you used for the doily and trim

needle (large enough for crochet cotton)

scissors

doily Easter basket

Instructions:

Put the garbage bag over your work surface to protect it from the messy Mod Podge!  To make the bottom of the basket, place the doily in one of the bowls.  Pour Mod Podge over it.  Mix it so that it is completely covered in the Mod Podge.  Take the other bowl and put it inside plastic grocery bag.  Place the bag-covered bowl upside down on the garbage bag on your work surface.  Take the Mod Podge doily and smooth it over the bowl.  Next, take the crochet trim and put it inside he Mod Podge bowl.  Pour Mod Podge over it and mix it so that it is all covered.  Take it out and lay it flat on the garbage bag.  Smooth it out so that it is nice and flat and straight.  Leave the doily on the bowl and the trim on the garbage bag overnight (or 2 nights if you live in a humid climate!  I leave mine overnight 2 nights, with the ceiling fan on so that they are completely dry!!) The next morning, take the doily off of the bowl and peel the plastic bag off of it.  It should be nice and hard and in the shape of a bowl.  Peel the trim piece off of the garbage bag.  Shape the trim piece in an arch that can fit as a handle over our basket bottom.  Take your needle and thread and stitch the handle onto the bowl on 2 sides.  Be sure to stitch it well so that the handle doesn’t fall over.

That’s it!!!  Your basket is ready to be filled with eggs, flowers, or whatever pretty Spring things you want!

The doily is from this Star Book No. 228, Doilies Knitted, Crocheted, and Tatted:

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Doily Pattern (Spider Doily):

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The Trim Pattern is from Lily Book No. 700-E, Edgings Crochet and Tatted:

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Trim Pattern No. 63:

(I used the Insertion and Heading, where the arrows are pointing!)

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Thank you for joining me!  Happy Easter!!

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Easter, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Doily Bunny Easter Decoration

Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner!!  Here is a cute Easter decoration that you can make using vintage doilies or with doilies that you crochet!

Watch the video tutorial here (or scroll down for directions!):

For this project you will need:
11″ x 14″ Canvas
1/3 yard of burlap
1 large white pom pom
marker
scissors
glue gun and glue sticks
2 doilies (1- 4″ and 1- 5 1/2″)
2 bunny ears

(for the doilies and bunny ears, I used size 10 crochet cotton and size 6 crochet hook!)

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The doilies I used are from a 1941 crochet book called “Tips on Tables” by the Spool Cotton Company.

Here is the pattern for the larger doily called Sorcery:

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And here is the pattern for the smaller doily called Princess Charming:

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To make the bunny ears:

Chain 63.  dc in 4th chain from hook and in the next 25 chains.  2 dc in each of next 3 chains.  dc in each of next 2 chains.  2 dc in each of next 3 chains.  dc in next 26 chains.  Finish off and repeat so that you have 2 bunny ears! 

To make the Doily Bunny:

Cut your burlap so that is the same size as your canvas.  Pull out some of the threads around the edges to give it a frayed took.  Using your glue gun, add a bead of glue about an inch from the edge of the canvas to glue your burlap to the canvas.

Next, lay out your doilies and bunny ears to create your bunny shape.  (Refer to photo for placement or watch video tutorial here.)  Using your glue gun, glue the doilies and ears in place.

Using glue gun, put a circle of glue in the center of your larger doily.  Press pom pom onto glue to give your bunny a tail!

Enjoy your lovely doily bunny Easter decoration!!

Thank you for stopping by!!  I hope you have fun making your own doily bunnies!!

Happy Easter!!

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home decor, St Patricks Day, Uncategorized

Clover and Heart Crochet Garland

Hey everyone!!

Join me in this crochet tutorial to make this adorable Clover and Heart Garland!!

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You can also watch the easy to follow instructional video here:

You will need 5 crochet clovers and 4 crochet hearts for this project.  Get the crochet clover pattern here  and the crochet heart pattern here.  You can also watch the video crochet alongs here:

Clover Crochet Along:

Heart Crochet Along:

Supplies needed for this project:

Redheart Supersaver in Paddy Green: https://goo.gl/nzcqrA

Redheart Supersaver in White: https://goo.gl/d9Xchm

BabyHugs by Redheart in Happy: https://goo.gl/afAJEo

Crochet hook size I (set of 3 comes with H, I, and J): https://goo.gl/rJT2uy

Friskars scissors: https://goo.gl/oZWFyo

With your Green yarn, chain 254.  Cut green yarn.  Insert hook into first chain.  Pull yarn over with end of white yarn.  Pull up a loop.  Slip stitch into next 20 chains.  Pick up your first clover and insert hook into the  back loop of the double crochet on the top middle of the clover, insert the hook into the next chain on the chain, yarn over and pull your hook through all 3 loops to slip stitch and attach the clover to the chain.  Slip stitch in next 4 chains.  repeat the slip stitch through the back loop of the double crochet on the other side of the clover and through the next chain to attach the clover on the other side.  Slip stitch next 20 chains. Pick up your first heart and insert hook into the  back loop of the single crochet on the top of the heart, insert the hook into the next chain on the chain, yarn over and pull your hook through all 3 loops to slip stitch and attach the heart to the chain.  Slip stitch in next 4 chains.  repeat the slip stitch through the back loop of the single crochet on the other side of the heart and through the next chain to attach the heart on the other side.  Slip stitch next 20 chains.  Attach the rest of the clovers and hearts using the same method as before.  Once all of the clovers and hearts are attached, slip stitch through last 20 chains and finish off.

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope your home will be beautifully decorated with adorable clover and heart garlands this St. Patrick’s Day!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  xoxo

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home decor, St Patricks Day, Uncategorized

Crochet Four-Leaf Clover

Watch the video crochet along here:

Feelin’ lucky?  Try out my clover crochet along!  Actually, you won’t need any luck at all because it’s a very easy project!!  This pattern is only 2 rows but makes a perfectly adorable crochet four-leaf clover for St Patricks Day or any other day when you need a little luck!

 


The pattern works for large or small clovers.  Download the Crochet Four-Leaf Clover Pattern Worksheet here.

And of course you can make them in different colors to make confetti!  Y’all know I love my crochet confetti!!

You can also add sparkle to them by adding sparkle thread to your yarn (watch the video tutorial here.  )

I hope you have fun making these adorable little crochet four-leaf clovers!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

Four Leaf Clover Crochet Pattern

Directions for four leaf clover can be used for small clover or large clover.  

Small clover measures 1″ x 1 1/8“ and large clover measures 2 1/4“ x 2 1/2“.  

For large clover, use worsted weight yarn and size I hook. 

For small clover, use size 10 crochet cotton and size 6 hook. 

Round 1 –  Make a magic circle, chain 2, in magic circle make 9 sc.  Pull magic circle closed.  Slip stitch into first sc. 

Round 2 –  *All in that same space that you are already in, chain 3, make 3 dc, chain 3 and slip stitch.  slip stitch into the next 2 spaces.*  Repeat from * 3 more times.  Chain 6.  sc in 2nd chain from hook.  slip stitch in next 4 stitches.  slip stitch in the next sc of round 1 to attach stem. 

If your magic circle loosened up while you were working, pull it closed and weave in yarn ends. 

home decor, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Doily Bow Pillow

Hello, friends!

I’m super excited to share this project because I’ve been wanting to make this pillow for a long time!!  I got the idea when I saw all of the cute bow pillows that everyone was making on youtube.  I thought it would be so pretty to add a doily to a bow pillow for my office!

You can watch the video tutorial here:

Supplies for this project: 

Fabric (2 pieces – 12″ X 20″ and 4″ x 24″)

Doily (one that you made or a vintage one)

Sewing machine and needle and thread OR gluegun

Measuring tape

Scissors

Stuffing

The pillow turned out absolutely beautiful!!  I hope that yours turns out amazing as well!  Have fun picking out your doily and fabric color combinations!  You can even embellish with vintage brooches if you want!

Thank you for stopping by!

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