Soon after I released the Hummingbirds and Roses Pineapple Doily last year, I began receiving requests for more doilies featuring birds and pineapples. I love the combination of the two, so several months ago, I began to design Blue Birds of Happiness.
When making sketches for this doily, I turned to Adelaide Hiebels vintage paintings of children and blue birds for inspiration. It was my goal to capture the feel of these charming paintings in a doily; I hope you will feel that I have succeeded.
As a special thank you gift, I will be including a copy of the pdf pattern for my Rhapsody Rose doily with each purchase. This vintage-style doily makes a beautiful companion to the Blue Birds of Happiness.
This pattern is in PDF format so you will need to be able to open Adobe Acrobat, and prints out to 4 pages.
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 20" x 12"
Size 10 Cotton Crochet Thread:
200 yards Cream
100 yards each Green, Shaded Pinks and Blue
50 yards each Rose and Brown
2 Black seed beads for eyes
Heavy Spray Starch
Size 7 (1.65mm) steel hook