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Throw on a Giant Doily Blanket and Celebrate Your Granny Style

It was love at first sight when Lisa Gutierrez sent me her Willow Doily Blanket pattern for CraftSanity Magazine issue 4. Isn’t it lovely?

Before pattern testing this design, I had never bothered to crochet a doily of any kind and now I’m completely hooked.

And who knew that I would actually enjoy working with “I love this yarn” by Hobby Lobby. (I thought the brand name was a bit presumptive, but it really is nice and soft and comes in great colors, too.)

While many of you are crocheting this awesome Willow Doily Blanket to hang on the back of your couch or to use as a lap blanket, I’ve been sporting mine around town.

Wearing a giant gold doily on my back is a great way to celebrate my old spirit and confuse strangers I encounter along the way.  Oh, how I love to express my granny style. The best part is that sporting a doily on my back makes me feel like a craft super hero (with messy hair). It’s true.

Seriously, after you make this blanket you will feel like a rock star and you will want to wear it on your back to show people what you made. Make one and try it on in the privacy of your own home. You’ll see. :  )

And in case any of you were wondering… Yes, Justine sat on this project, too.

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Comment from Elizabeth
Time: September 28, 2011, 9:11 pm

Oh man, these are totally gorgeous and I can’t wait to make one. Also, I love that you put this up here, pics and all. You make me laugh and are awesome! Much love,
E

Comment from Adaiha
Time: September 28, 2011, 10:24 pm

This is seriously awesome! Your doily looks great on the couch, on your back, and under the kitty! And you have just put into words why “I love this yarn” bothers me as a product name. Haha!

Comment from toni in florida
Time: September 29, 2011, 10:39 am

I once did the exact same thing with a different doily pattern. I had some worsted-weight acrylic stuff (probably Red Heart, but possibly Simply Soft) and a doily pattern, so I grabbed a big-enough hook and made myself a baby-blanket/mini-couch-throw hybrid. I’m not sure what happened to it, but perhaps I need to make another! Thanks for the reminder that it’s a worthy project!

Comment from Tabitha
Time: September 29, 2011, 12:41 pm

I already have the pdf and I’m excited to get started on mine. I have the yarn and I’ll have a free evening on Friday :)

Comment from Brandi
Time: September 30, 2011, 7:16 pm

“The best part is that sporting a doily on my back makes me feel like a craft super hero (with messy hair).” I love it. I also found the “I love this yarn” to be wonderful to work with but as I have no hobby lobby near me. I won’t have anymore anytime soon.

Comment from Cecilia
Time: October 15, 2011, 2:54 pm

I love doily! And the picture on the couch remind me of a Salvadore Dali picture. :o)

Comment from jennifer
Time: October 16, 2011, 11:11 am

Cecilia, that doily photo was inspired by Dali. : )

Comment from Diana
Time: November 2, 2011, 10:48 pm

Where do I find the pattern? I would love to try this out!

Comment from jennifer
Time: November 4, 2011, 10:42 am

Hi Diana. That pattern is featured in issue 4 of CraftSanity magazine. You can buy the pdf version on the left side bar of this site or order the print version by clicking the link to my etsy shop. Thanks for your interest. All the best! – Jennifer

Comment from Susie
Time: November 21, 2012, 8:45 pm

Making several for gifts this year, I too love it.

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