My mother absolutely adores doilies. In fact, she said the best Christmas present my grandmother ever gave her was a set of three hand crocheted doilies.
Actually the Sea Shell Ruffle doily is the third doily I have made. For it I used Aunt Lydia’s Fashion 3 in Plum and Ecru. I used a size H hook. This doily took a whole ball of the purple thread.
This took a couple of tries to get started. Most of that is just lack of experience. After that, the pattern was pretty easy to follow except for the final row. I didn’t quite understand what was going on from reading the instructions. So I made up a pattern and kept it up through the whole round as the final border. I made sure to note it down on a post it note and put inside the book.
Next doily will be A-792 Brocade from a Coats & Clark book (1969) for my bedroom dresser.