Crocheted doilies for vintage-style elegance
The crocheting of a doily first came about in the mid to late 1800s as a popular pastime of well-heeled Victorian ladies, when their delicate handiwork and handcrafted art items were safely stored away to be used to adorn their future homes.
Today, crocheted doilies make excellent choices for crafts or simply as attractive additions to your home decor. There is a wide selection right here on eBay in a range of sizes and colours, so you're sure to find exactly what you're looking for.
Crochet doilies at home
If you have a love of period style, vintage crochet items will provide a fantastic backdrop for your antique or period-style homewares.
A large collection of both decorative and practical crochet doily styles are available, from cute coaster ideas for that special afternoon tea to antique lace doilies as an elegant addition to the back of your favourite occasional chair.
Larger scale doily items can also make eye-catching additions to your interior decor. A beautiful and intricate tablecloth with floral, lace, mandala, or other motif design makes a cosy tablescape for a special family dinner.
In addition, a crochet rug using thick and chunky yarn can add interest and comfort to an otherwise plain-looking floor.
Doilies as craft supplies
Used in cardmaking, millinery, scrapbooking, or for a unique way to mend a hole in your jeans, large sets of small, cotton medallion-style doilies provide perfect materials for makers and hobbyists. These can be purchased in a range of colours including white, beige, pink, and other shades in sets of various sizes.
If you fancy trying your hand at creating your own crochet doily you could purchase a crochet pattern. There is a range of crochet doily patterns to choose from, from popular pineapple and snowflake designs to intricate and fine filet and picot patterns.
All offer easy to read instructions to create your own piece of handcrafted art.