Living in East Texas my whole life has not given me much experience with snow. We are lucky if we get one snow fall each winter, and even then it usually only lasts for a day or two. Nevertheless, I have always loved how beautiful the familiar countryside looks when transformed into a winter wonderland by a rare snowfall. As I designed the Snow Queen I was hoping to create a doily that would celebrate this magical transformation. The ninth of my Lovely Ladies Doilies series features a serene ice princess admiring an individual snowflake in the midst of a swirling blizzard.
This pattern is in PDF format so you will need to be able to open Adobe Acrobat, and prints out to 10 pages. I use a large font for easier reading and add lots of pictures.
As a special thank you for purchasing this pattern, I will be including the pdf pattern for the Pineapple Snowflake Doily as a gift with each purchase. For this design I used one of my favorite design elements, pineapples, to create a giant, lacy snowflake that will never melt away.
Skill Level: Intermediate. This is a clearly written and easy to follow pattern, but intermediate level crochet knowledge is recommended. Instructions for special stitches are included.
Size: The finished doily is about 14" across.
Size 10 cotton crochet thread:
250 yards Lt. Blue
200 yards White
50 yards Peach
Size 5 crochet thread:
100 yards Silver (Aunt Lydia's Fashion Crochet Thread, Art. 155 in color Silver/Silver was used for model)
Heavy spray starch
15 5mm Silver Acrylic Jewels
Size 7 (1.65 mm) steel hook