Here is a simply, yet quite attractive doily made up with a linen center. Start with linen piece, whatever size you wish, crochet on the lacy edge and then make whatever number of little flower and butterfly motifs that you might wish to scatter around the cloth center. Or, just make of the edging and the little motifs and add them to anything that you might like.
This (public domain) pattern is from the January, 1953 issue of The Workbasket. I've added this pattern to my shop as a FREE DOWNLOAD. If you'd like to have this edging and motifs, shop on by. Let's not let these older patterns fade away !
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