From aged yellowing lace on occasional tables to white laser cut ones under boardroom biscuit plates, the doily has been around since the 17th century and seems it’s here to stay.
The wide spread love for everything cute and vintage has benefited massively from the recent crochet resurgence of the last few years; and whilst many are still scarred from toilet roll holders dolls, there’s still it seems a market for intricate, lace style crocheted knick-knacks that just generally make life prettier and cute.
Doilies are definitely one form in which crocheting reigns, benefiting from its superior circular build abilities.
They’re great for everything from coasters and table mats to dreamcatchers and lampshades. I even adapted one to make a summer jug cover by using a really fine thread and attaching beads around the outside.
So whether you’re looking to make doilies or simply make use of a stash you’ve found in a charity shop or attic; I bring you ten ways to go doily crazy.
10. Crochet bowl