Free Crochet Doily Patterns

Crocheted 1942 Doily
Crocheted 1942 Doily

Crochet doilies make us think of Grandma's house, but they fit well with today's d├ęcor with just a change of colors. Here you'll find several free crochet doily patterns from simple to crochet to those for the advanced crocheter. Several pineapples are included which make nice welcome gifts.

Crochet a few of these patterns for the new bride. These make wonderful gifts besides crocheting a few for you own home.

One thing I like about doily patterns is that you can change the size just by changing the size thread or yarn used. If it is a very open design, be prepared for some big holes. But changing a thread size or two usually won't hurt.

16-Spokes Doily - Scotty's Place Blog offers this free pattern with a pretty edging. The doily is crocheted with peach and white yarn, but could be finished in any color you'd like. She used a light weight yarn rather than thread and a size E hook.

The pretty pineapple doily can be found at Barb's Free Crochet Patterns
The pretty pineapple doily can be found at Barb's Free Crochet Patterns | Source

39 Free Doily Patterns- Mom's Love of Crochet offers 21 doily patterns in all. Most of these are vintage patterns, but they are all nice. Lots of flower doilies, hearts and even a butterfly pattern is included. Have fun choosing a pretty one to create.

Alycyone - The pattern is a hexagon pineapple and is from Patty's Filet and Crocheting. You'll need pearl cotton size 8 and a size 10 steel hook. The finished size is 10".

Crown of Pineapples Doily - This doily offered by Craftown is recommended for Advanced crocheters only, because it isn't an easy pattern. When finished, it is beautiful though and well worth the time if you have the skills. It is crocheted with size 30 thread and a size 12 hook.

This pretty Spider Web Doily can be found at Barb's Free Crochet Patterns.
This pretty Spider Web Doily can be found at Barb's Free Crochet Patterns. | Source

Beaded Doily - This is a pretty doily pattern offered by Craft Bits. The pattern is vintage. It uses size 30 crochet cotton and a size 10 crochet hook. The pattern is worked in motifs which are later joined.

Butterfly Doily - This doily is worked in a rectangle with the butterflies worked separately and then attached. It is offered by the site Free Vintage Doilies. You'll need size 30 thread and black tatting thread to complete the project. A size 10 steel crochet hook is used.

Crocheted 1942 Doily - This vintage doily pattern from All Crafts is crocheted with size 5 crochet thread and a size 9 or 10 steel crochet hook. The Finished doily measures about 13" in diameter.

Double Ruffle Doily - This doily was originally designed in 1942. It is offered by About.com. As with most vintage doilies, it is just beautiful. It has an airy look to it. You'll need size 30 crochet thread and a size 10 steel hook to create this beauty.

Elegant Doily - The pretty doily has a star center. What is really different about this pattern is that she used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn to create it. You could use other worsted weight yarn. It was created with a size F hook. The finished project is only 8 1/2" across. You should be able to crochet it in an evening.

Flower Doily - Meladora's Creations
Flower Doily - Meladora's Creations | Source

Flower Doily - This doily is a little different, because it is crocheted with worsted weight yarn. The finished doily measures 12 by 12 inches. Photos will take you step-by-step of the wy, so even beginners can tackle the project.

Mom's Crystal Star - This easy, but pretty doily is from the Panda Crochet site. The pattern has a star shape crocheted into the doily. You'll need size 10 crochet cotton thread and a size 6 steel hook. The finished project measures 8 1/4".

Multiple Choice - From Coats and Clark, this doily derives its name from the many choices of thread, hooks and sizes that you may choose. It is rated a skill level of Intermediate.

Not Your Grandma's Doily - The pattern from The Green Dragonfly blog is crocheted with bright colors for a modern look. It is created with 8-ply cotton. Included are photos and a tutorial to guide you through the project.

Oh Danny Boy - This free pattern is brought to you by Age's Crochet Pages. It appears to be simple to make. You'll need size 10 thread and a size 0 steel hook.

Old Pink - The pattern is called Old Pink, because she thought it has the look of an old vintage doily. The pattern is offered by Crochet Patty. There are two rows of flowers worked in. The flowers are difficult to see and I thought this would be even prettier if a different color was used for these rows. You'll need #8 Pearl Cotton and a size 11 steel hook. She says you can also substitute with size 10 thread. The pattern is rated Medium to Difficult.

Pansy Doily - The Yellow, Pinks, and Sparkly Blog offers this pretty pansy doily. She says she made the doily almost 30 years before. She used crochet cotton to create the doily that has a band of pansies worked in the design. It has a pretty edging too.

Peony Doily - At Mom's Love of Crochet site, you'll find this pretty doily pattern. It uses 2 balls of size 10 crochet thread. You'll also need a size 6 steel hook. The finished doily measures 9 1/2" in diameter.

Pineapple Doily - Fave Crafts offers this free pattern from DMC threads. If you'd like to create a pineapple doily, this pattern is a must. It is a real beauty. DMC Traditions thread was used in a size 10. You'll also need a size 6 hook.

Soft Memories and Round Luncheon - Both patterns are offered for free by the Soft Memories website. You'll have to scroll down the page and find the photos of the pattern and then click on them. I love the Dahlia doily.

Stacked Shells Mini Doily - Age's Crochet Pages offers this mini doily. It is a good beginner project. You'll need size 10 thread and a size 1 steel hook. This is a good project if you'd like something quick to crochet.

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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

If only I could learn to crochet......


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Glimmer, If you look at Youtube, they have lots of "How to Crochet" videos. Crocheting is an easy needlecraft to learn. My Grandmother taught me to crochet when I was in the 2nd grade. It is really that easy. Good luck and thanks for viewing the hub. PS I wouldn't start with doilies though. I'd try something easy like scarves and potholders.


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Eric Prado 4 years ago from Webster, Texas

Great hub! This takes me back to when my grandmother was still alive. She would crouchet lots of doilies in every color imaginable. I miss her so much. Voted up and awesome! =)


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Eric, My grandmother did too. She taught me how to myself. Thanks for commenting and I miss mine too.


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starbright 4 years ago from Scandinavia

Awesome hub thanks for sharing. Voted up.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

starbright, Thanks for visiting, voting up and sharing.


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teaches12345 4 years ago

Ho w beautiful! My mother made me some really intricate doillies for my home and I still have them years later. They are a lost art in the decorating of homes. Thanks for the memories.


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

teaches, You're right. It is a lost art and some of these are so beautiful. Thanks for reading.


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Rhelena 4 years ago

I love crocheted doilies...even if I don't have time to crochet them, I still enjoy looking at the intricate designs. They were one of the first things I crocheted once I learned how to read patterns, and for me it was exciting to crochet up something pretty. Thanks for sharing these :)


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA Author

Rhelena, Thanks so much for looking at the patterns and commenting. My Grandma taught me to crochet and my first project was a crochet doily.


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wabash annie 3 years ago from Colorado Front Range

Wow! What a variety of great hubs. I have a variety of crocheted doilies all over my house but now, it seems, I am unable to make any. Thanks for a trip down memory lane.


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Barbara Kay 3 years ago from USA Author

wasbash annie, I'm happy I brought back good memories. Thanks for viewing the article.

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