Designed by Australian Mary Card in 1918 as part of a series of doilies and panels honoring Allies from the Great War. This doily combines the French national emblem, the Fleur-de-lis, with a lovely verse:
"Life is mostly froth and bubble
Two things stand like stone
Kindness in another's trouble
Courage in our own"
This is not your usual scanned vintage crochet pattern. To make this pattern great for today’s crocheter I wrote complete instructions, expanded the written instructions so you won't need to skip around, and made an easy to follow chart. I also changed the written instructions to use modern US crochet terms.
The only stitches you need to know to complete this lace are: chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, treble crochet, double treble crochet, and slip stitch.