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24 Free Crochet Doily Patterns for Beginners

Learn how to crochet a doily with the free doily patterns in this collection.

By: Melissa Conner, Editor, FaveCrafts.com
Updated July 27, 2020
23 Free Crochet Doily Patterns for Beginners

With these free crochet doily patterns for beginners, you'll be able to add a lovely lace accent to any room in your home. Doilies are great for beginners because they work up quickly and don't require much yarn. Great for gift giving and doing your own home decorating, these free easy crochet doily patterns for beginners are just the thing if you're looking for simple and fun crochet projects to get you through a rainy day or a lazy weekend.

Crochet doilies are also wonderful for adding a vintage touch to your home decor.  You can place them under a potted plant or a vase for a lovely table accent that will give your room a whole new look.  You could even turn crocheted doiles into bowls, table runners, or wall art.  The possibilities are endless with these quick and easy crochet patterns.


A collection of crocheted doilies also makes a wonderful gift for anyone on your list.  If you want to give your doilies a more modern look, use brightly colored yarn or multi-colored yarn to create a look that's fun and funky!  Great for beginners and advanced crocheters alike, these free crochet doily patterns for beginners are sure to add a lovely look and feel to your home.

Free Crochet Doily Patterns for Beginners

Cute and Easy Crochet Doily

Start with this wonderful doily pattern from our friends at AllFreeCrochet. Many of the best beginner tutorials include videos to show you exactly how to do the pattern. So, if you want to ease into making doilies, AllFreeCrochet has you covered with the video tutorial below!

Cute and Easy Crochet Doily

Cotton Thread Coaster or Doily

Start here when you're looking for how to make doilies for beginners. Use cotton thread to make this lovely crocheted coaster.  This pattern can also be used to create lovely doilies to give as gifts or keep for yourself.  You could even use white sparkle yarn to make lovely winter-themed doilies that would look stunning on your holiday table.  Best of all, you could use them all winter long and they'd also make wonderful hanging decorations for a New Year's party. This is a fantastic pattern to learn how to crochet a doily.

Cotton Thread Coaster or Doily

Pineapple Crochet Doily

Decorate your tables with this amazingly beautiful Pineapple Crochet Doilies.  Using a light thread and a small crochet hook, you can create this lovely and lacy pattern that would make a great wedding gift for a loved one.  Once you get the hang of creating a crocheted pineapple, you'll find that you won't be able to stop after one doily!  Crochet the day away with this intricate and lovely crochet doily pattern.

Pineapple Crochet Doily

Elegant Crochet Doily

Free crochet patterns like this one are great for sprucing up the home decor.  Whether you use this Elegant Crochet Doily to make your house festive for the holidays, or if you decide to place them on top of coffee tables to act a simple accent, you'll love how they transform your home.  And with a pattern as easy as this one, you'll find that you can have one in all your favorite colors in no time! Learn how to make doilies with this easy crochet pattern.

Elegant Crochet Doily

Pretty Doily Crochet Pattern

Create a lacy doily with this doily crochet pattern to accent any table in your home. This intermediate crochet pattern from Bernat Yarns uses a small 2 crochet hook (1.75 mm) and light cotton yarn to create the delicate design.  This is a beautiful way to decorate a table for anytime of year.  Place a vase of flowers on top of it in the spring for a sweet display everyone is sure to love.

Pretty Doily Crochet Pattern

Sea Grass Table Runner

This soft and elegant Sea Grass Table Runner is made using a simple crochet doily pattern. You can create matching coasters or extend the pattern to make a beautiful afghan or wrap made from doilies. If you're wondering how to crochet a tablecloth for beginners, this could be expanded to a gorgeous tablecloth. This pattern looks even better when you mix and match similar colors, like blues, greens, turquoises, and teals. Great for summer or a simple outdoor wedding, this table runner is fun to make and a great way to work through your yarn stash.

Sea Grass Table Runner

Doily Style Dishcloth

Give your kitchen a vintage makeover with this Doily Style Dishcloth.  When it comes to free crochet doily patterns for beginners, patterns like this are perfect!  A collection of these crocheted dishcloths in bright pastel colors would make a wonderful gift for a friend who is moving into their own home or apartment.  You could also use these doilies as plate chargers or summer decorations for any room in your home.

Doily Style Dishcloth

Violets Doily Pin

Who says doilies are only for home decor?  This cute doily pin is a great way to add a little touch of vintage to your sweater, purse, or jacket.  The sparkle thread also gives this pin a little bit of glamour.  Make one for yourself and all your girlfriends!

Find even more free crochet patterns for doily projects below. This how to make doily patterns are all unique and special, allowing you to add some darling doily crochet to your home and life.

Violets Doily Pin

Lacy Doily T-shirt Yarn Rug

Make a giant crochet doily pattern with this easy rug pattern. 

Lacy Doily T Shirt Yarn Rug

Crocheted Doily DIY Necklace

Wear a doily that actually looks stunning and cute with this DIY necklace idea made from free crochet patterns.

Crocheted Doily DIY Necklace

Lovely Doily Lace Bowls

Use a crochet doily pattern in a brand new way when you learnt to make these cute organizers and pieces of home decor.

Lovely Doily Lace Bowls

Tulip Mandala Crochet Pattern

Skip boring and traditional free doily patterns by hooking up this beautiful and boho idea.

Tulip Mandala Crochet Pattern

Pear Blossums Crochet Doily

Crochet a free doily pattern that is intricate, lovely and essential for any home.

Pear Blossums Crochet Doily

Sun Coaster Crochet Doily

Combine bright and bold yarn with an itty bity crochet doily pattern to make one set of charming DIY coasters.

Sun Crochet Coaster Pattern

Flower Wheel Doily

A floral crochet motif repeated over and over spins out into this stunning crochet doily.

Flower Wheel Doily

Charming Doily Crochet Pattern

Believe it or not, this doily works up very quickly and doesn't require a lot of yarn! It's an elegant and classic pattern that follows fairly simple rounds. Experiment with different yarn and hook weights to create different sizes!

Charming Doily Crochet Pattern

Easy Round Lace Doily

If lace sounds intimidating, this is the perfect place to start. This beautiful pattern is pleasantly repetitive. Get the basics down and this pattern will fly off your hook!

Easy Round Lace Doily

Small Doily Pattern

This is a simple, fun, and fast crochet project! Lace may look complicated, but it really works up quite quickly. How fun is it to work this up in cheery yellow? It's great for beginners as it works up quickly and doesn't use up much yarn.

Small Doily Pattern

Crochet Cathedral Doily

I so love the name and the look of this doily. How beautiful are those stitches? The round middle of this pattern is very simple and straightforward, and the outer lacework is a bit more involved, but the results are so worth the effort!

Crochet Cathedral Doily

Easy Crochet Spiral Doily

This doily may seem complicated since it spirals out, but the design is quite repetitive once you get the hang of it, making this is a great option for beginners. The finished size is also fairly small, so it works up quick.

Easy Crochet Spiral Doily

Spiral Lace Doily

Isn't this pattern so pretty? Similar to the spiral pattern above, this beginner doily may seem daunting, but it's actually quite easy to master. After all, the pattern is repetitive, and the spiral forms all by itself!

Spiral Lace Doily

Easy Crochet Doily Coaster

If you're going to start with any doily, it might as well be a small one! Practice the technique by making one of the smallest projects possible: a coaster. With very little lacework and thick, easy-to-see stitches, this is one of our favorite patterns for beginners.

Easy Crochet Doily Coaster

Small Doily Bookmark or Coaster

Want a doily you can work up in no time at all? Build your crochet confidence and make this adorable tiny version that can serve as either a coaster or a bookmark!

Small Doily Bookmark or Coaster

Vintage Crochet Hearts

Though not a doily per se, this is a beautiful crochet heart pattern with doily vibes! If you've read this article and you're thinking to yourself that a crochet doily just seems too complicated, maybe these hearts would be a good fit for you! They are so elegant and traditional, and it's easy to get that lacy look when you add the doily border. Have fun!

Vintage Crochet Hearts
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All I get are reward pages. Cannot see doily pattern. VERY FRUSTRATING.

Hi there, I'm not sure what you mean when you say you're only seeing reward pages. Are you on a phone or computer? I pulled up the page on my phone but wasn't able to replicate the problem. If you'd like, I can include the direct URL for the doily you're interested in, and that might help. Let me know how this sounds. Thank you!

These doily patterns are very beautiful! It looks easy and yes, they do not cost much yarn. I think these patterns look best for coasters. Using different colors of doily patterns will make your dining table look vintage yet elegant. You can also make these for gift giving or maybe as a souvenir. Very nice as Christmas gift for your lady boss!

These are so cute and I will be using them to teach crochet to my friends. They will like them and they will make up quickly which gives them satisfaction and confidence. I love their excitement when a pattern come see together for them. Thank you for sharing this with us.

Those are very nice and easy projects if you are new at crocheting doilies, or using thread for the first time.Though,I would say that the pinapple doily is a bit more difficult and personally I would say is for intermeddiate. I like to use diffrent colors when I make doilies, it gives all new expression to the project. I nver tried the giant doily project planning on it though.

I have just finished my first Doily ..Yeah.. im so happy with it thank you :)

I would appreciate your wonderful art works.Thank you. Zarah from Bizbilla.com

looking forward to making these patterns,thanks.

When I run pattern off the reading is backwards. Does anyone understand why?

Everytime I run pattern off on printer, the reading is backwards. I don't understand why.

I have crocheted several #5 doilies and in different colors. Besides being an easy pattern they are also fast and make great gifts.

I love the doily's if patterns were included, it would help!!

if you will click on the pattern name, it will pop up the pcture and instructions. No diagrams. just written instruction.

I LIKE # 2 DOILY IF ONLY THE DIAGRAM CAME WITH THE PATTERN !!

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