A doily is an ornamental mat usually made of cotton or linen thread, often crocheted. Openwork allows the underlying surface to show through. In addition to their decorative function, doilies have the utilitarian role of protecting fine-wood furniture from the scratches caused by crockery or decorative objects.
Many crochet doily patterns were published by thread manufacturers in the first part of the 20th century. The designs are typically circular or oval starting from the center and worked outward. Doilies as well as other household items may also be made by crocheting rows on a grid pattern using a technique called filet crochet. Here you'll find a happy blending of old and new crochet doily patterns. You'll find all your old favorites, delicate lacy doilies for every purpose under the sun...as well as a lovely-to-look-at-delightful-to-own collection of handsome modern luncheon sets bound to make memorable table talk.
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