My love for crochet started because -- plain & simple -- I wanted to be able to somehow duplicate the delicacy & beauty of a doily.
And I am just head-over-heels, in love with this pattern designer...
I found one of her patterns in this magazine:
This one is ~ Fairest of Them All.
And this pattern truly is!
The crochet thread is Coral
by Aunt Lydia's
hook size 7
I read that Elizabeth Hiddleson began designing crochet thread patterns in the '30's and did this in her 'spare time' while working a full-time job & raising 2 children. She designed over 200 patterns & lived to be 101 years old. (Her birthday would have been this Thursday, January 31.)
Indeed ~ the fairest of them all.