Last April I took a short holiday to the Wisconsin Dells with my hubby for a time to rest and recharge, then do some sightseeing. To an avid crocheter a holiday would never be complete without a crocheted project or two packed safely away with the clothes.

I had decided in March that this year when I finished a project that I would take the left over yarn and make a doily for everyone I knew in my circle who had a birthday. This decision has not only helped in keeping my yarn stash from growing, it has turned left over yarn into a useful decorative touch for their homes. I having been trying to use what I have in the house for the last few years. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoy a trip to JoAnn’s or Hobby Lobby. I am just trying to look and empty my yarn stash first.

When we travel I like projects on the smaller side, so I took three squares for an afghan and enough cotton yarn to make a small doily. The doily was composed of split triple clusters that formed a star design in the middle making it quite the eye-catcher..


So while we enjoyed a snow fall of seven inches falling upon an already five inches on the ground, hubby and I each grabbed our own projects we wanted to work on. He sorted through some paper work while I started my first doily of the year.

The patterns I have been using for the birthday gifts have all come from one book “The book 99 Little Doilies”. These are the doilies that I have crochet so far according to the month.



I crochet two of these I liked it so much.  One for my house and one for a friend’s.




Forgot to take a picture but this was the pattern I worked




Because of the amount of yarn this doily used I decided to crochet two of these.

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Being in a small circle my family and friends already know that I have declared this year of Birthday Doilies – but so far they all seem delighted when I hand them their gifts. What are some of the gifts you have made for people’s birthday?
Until next time keep those hooks flying.