colorful crochet tablecloth – A Subtle Revelry

colorful crochet tablecloth

colorful crochet tablecloth

It’s kinda difficult to come by really pretty tablecloths, but making one at home can be an affordable and simple project. This colorful crochet doily tablecloth is a great way to fancy up a feast, or a gorgeous gift to hand a friend this holiday season. I love the infusion of bright and bold colors to this otherwise simple party decor.

Colorful crochet tablecloth

colorful crochet tablecloth

colorful crochet tablecloth

colorful crochet tablecloth

To make the tablecloth, start by collecting doilies in different sizes and designs. Dye desired colors according to package’s instructions. Using machine wash Rit Dye, the process is as easy as doing laundry! 

colorful crochet tablecloth

Arrange doilies along the bottom of a round or rectangular tablecloth with each doily’s center lined up with the hem of the tablecloth. Pin in place. Use a zigzag stitch to sew doilies onto the tablecloth. You can also use a fabric glue if you’re not handy with a sewing machine!

Sew/glue along the top edge of the doilies only. Once all of the doilies are sewn on, turn tablecloth over and snip away the fabric behind the doilies, stopping about 1/4” away from the stitches.

Project design and photography by Disney, from Ruffles and Stuff for A Subtle Revelry.


  1. Heather

    6 November

    Beautiful project! I love the bright colors of the doilies. Did you buy them in those colors or did you dye them? Where did you find them? Thanks!

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  4. Kendra

    11 November

    Just simply beautiful! I love it!

  5. This is fantastic! I love collecting doilies and this project is perfect for giving them a new purpose. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Kathryn

    11 November

    Such a pretty idea! I love the idea of dying the doilies too!

  7. jessica

    12 November

    so so so so SO pretty! I love the colors of your doilies…did you dye your own as recommended? I have a difficult time finding inexpensive doilies but I do have a stash hiding somewhere…now all i need is a happy table.

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  9. Mary Rose

    12 January

    You can crochet your own doilies. I’m doubtful about dyeing the doilies because I’ve never had much luck with dyes. Will the color run onto the tablecloth? Otherwise, this is a beautiful idea, I love it. I can also see a group of doilies sewn together for a curtain panel. Or make a tablecloth of all doilies.

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