Originally designed by Olive F. Ashcroft for a chair back or the end of a dresser scarf, directions and chart for a variation with a straight top are included for making a curtain. These aristocratic peacocks will add stately elegance to your home. The pattern is worked from the center out to one side, and then from the center to the other side. 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, and slip stitch.