Digital Doilies: A Study of the Application of Computational Creativity to Crochet


  • Marília Lyra Bergamo
  • André Luiz Silva



Art and Technology, Design, Algorithms, Computational Creativity


In this article we describe what doilies are and present some of the digital tools for creating graphic patterns for crochet. We found that the digital tools, available during the development of this work, do not incorporate effective computational creativity. That said, this article then presents the application of computational logic to the development of the pattern in doilies for crochet and argues imminent possibilities of incorporating computational creativity for the generation of these. The incorporation of these creative systems is due to the gradual attribution of autonomy to the computational processes involved and the relationship that the craftsman establishes with them, the result of this interaction directly influences the emergence of these patterns. The relations between the craftsman and the creative systems are manifested in a production ecosystem, and this article ends by discussing the potentialities of incorporating computational creativity into the design of doilies.


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How to Cite

Bergamo, M. L., & Silva, A. L. (2020). Digital Doilies: A Study of the Application of Computational Creativity to Crochet. DAT Journal, 5(1), 138–152.