DoraDoes

DoraDoes - Crochet Pattern Design & Creative Living

Cambridge, United Kingdom | 415 Sales

DoraDoes

DoraDoes - Crochet Pattern Design & Creative Living

Cambridge, United Kingdom 415 Sales On Etsy since 2013

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Dora

Announcement    Welcome to Dora Does! Here you’ll find a range of modern crochet patterns for everyday wearable clothing, contemporary homewears and colourful accessories you’ll love making! Whether you crochet for yourself or others, there is something here for you and your hook!

Dora does is also the home of the “Live Creative” range inspired by makers for makers, including ethically sourced carbon neutral slogan t-shirts, tote bags and greetings cards. All with an added sprinkle of whimsy and joy.

Please message me with any questions

Happy Hooking
Dx

Announcement

Last updated on May 14, 2019

Welcome to Dora Does! Here you’ll find a range of modern crochet patterns for everyday wearable clothing, contemporary homewears and colourful accessories you’ll love making! Whether you crochet for yourself or others, there is something here for you and your hook!

Dora does is also the home of the “Live Creative” range inspired by makers for makers, including ethically sourced carbon neutral slogan t-shirts, tote bags and greetings cards. All with an added sprinkle of whimsy and joy.

Please message me with any questions

Happy Hooking
Dx

About

Accidental crafter!

I'm a left hander and have vague memories of my mum trying to teach 7 year old me to knit, then watching her get frustrated because she couldn't work out how to do it backwards - a frustration I fully understand having failed to pass on the skill to my right handed nieces and nephews!

I'm a big fan of Instagram and handmade crafts and kept seeing beautiful crocheted items that I wished I could make. So when I ended up laid up for several weeks after hip surgery, I decided I would teach myself a variation on the skill I failed to learn as a child. It turned out I loved it! Who knew a ball of wool and a hook could be such good therapy?
I have never looked back since picking up that first hook, little did I know I would discover a passion and a whole new world!

My thanks go out to YouTube and all the contributors to Ravelry who helped me learn the craft. Yarn lovers are a wonderful generous group of people who have come into my life in a quite unexpected way.
Now I have my own blog and YouTube channel so I hope I can return the favour to someone I don’t know yet!

I’m on a mission to enable crocheters to create their own wardrobes and spread the message that creative pursuits really can change your life!

Enough about me. Get browsing, and if you’re wondering if you can make that pattern or not, the answer is “yes you can”!
Feel free to message me with any questions, I’m here to help!

Big Love
DX

Shop members

  • Dora

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I took up crochet in autumn 2012 as something to keep me occupied whilst recuperating from an operation. I immediately became addicted and haven't been able to put my hook down since.

Production partners

  • Awesome Merch

    Leeds, England

    Professional Screen printers

  • Bar One Clothing

    Glasgow, Scotland

    UK based Screen printing and embroidery business established 1982.

  • Printed.com

    United Kingdom

    Digital printers.

Shop policies

Last updated on May 14, 2019
Thank you for visiting Dora Does, home to a variety of crochet patterns, items and creative living paraphernalia!

I endeavour to produce ethically made, environmentally kind goods with minimum waste.

Packaging is all made from recycled materials and recyclable or biodegradable in turn.

You may sell what you make from my crochet patterns, but the patterns themselves are copyrighted to DoraDoes and for personal use only. Please support independent designers and not share.

Ready to ship items will be dispatched in 1-3 working days.
For bespoke Items and commissions, please allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.
If you need something for a special occasion, please let me know and I will endeavour to fit your timeline.
As well as what you see here, I take bespoke commissions on request for blankets, cushions, beanies and any other challenge you want to set! Please message me to discuss.

All finished items are made by hand so please allow for some variation

All materials are listed. In most cases yarns can be substituted so please let me know if you have any preferences

My photos may be shared with credit.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
In the first instance, please contact me if you have any problems with your purchase.

Items are checked before shipping but any faulty items will be replaced or refunded on return.

I accept exchanges for non-faulty items returned within 14 days of receipt and in the same condition they were dispatched in.

I do not cover the cost of postage for the return of items.

The following items may not be returned or exchanged:
PDF Pattern Downloads
Personalised / Customised orders (unless faulty)
Payment
Standard payment methods apply.

For customised orders, I require payment up front.
Shipping
Free UK shipping.
Standard shipping is first class non registered Royal Mail. An Upgrade to registered mail is available
International shipping costs listed with item.
Additional policies and FAQs
Privacy
Your information will only be used to enable order fulfilment.
I abide by Etsy’s privacy terms and conditions.
If you would like to receive updates from me, please follow my blog https://doradoes.co.uk/doralosophy-blog/ where you can also join my mailing list.

All items are made in a smoke free home but I do have a cat who I love.
Whilst my workshop is off limits, she gets everywhere, but she is very clean - If you have a cat you will understand!