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A doily (or doilie) is a small ornamental mat usually made of cotton or linen placed underneath a dish or bowl. Openwork allows the table surface to show through. In addition to their decorative function, doilies have a utilitarian role, protecting fine wood furniture from scratches from crockery.
In more recent times, paper doilies have become common, and are often used to decorate a plate of food, underlying the food for ornamentation.
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|Tools:||Crochet hook · Cro-hook · Hook gauge · Scissors · Stitch marker|
|Techniques and motifs:||Amigurumi · Bead crochet · Bilum · Blocking · Doily · Gauge · Granny square · List of crochet stitches · Shell stitch · Tunisian crochet|
|Crocheted lace:||Broomstick lace · Crocheted lace · Filet crochet · Hairpin lace · Irish crochet|
|Related:||Crochet thread · Dye lot · Yarn|