At this time I would like to introduce you to “Celeste: A Free Crinoline Lady Doily” crochet pattern!
This finished doily measures approximately 13 inches across x 15 inches tall.
This is rated as being an intermediate crochet pattern, and knowledge of crochet should include working with Size 10 doily thread and small steel crochet hooks, as well as a thorough knowledge of the basics of doing crochet.
Stitches needed for this pattern include chain, single crochet, double crochet, and special stitches for which instructions are included. The special stitches include a beginning shell, shell, large shell, double shell, and 3-double crochet cluster. Again, instructions for all of these stitches are included with the pattern.
You will also need a Size 7 steel crochet hook, as well as Size 10 cotton doily thread in yellow (200 yards), black (100 yards), peach (25 yards), rust (25 yards), light brown (25 yards), and dark brown (just a small amount).
This crochet project takes quite awhile to complete, although it is definitely well worth the extra effort!
Image and Pattern Source: bellacrochet.blogspot.com