Use this simple butterfly lace edging and matching insertion crochet pattern to decorate garments, towels, pillow cases, curtains, table linens and more. The pattern was designed by Mrs. C.L. Hendrick in 1921.

Designed by Mrs. C.H. Hendrick in 1921, you can use this simple owl pattern to make a wall hanging or pillow cover, or use baby-weight yarn to make a light afghan.

Designed in 1921 as a pillow cover pattern, Emma Loper made it a tribute to her crafty ancestors, who made mesh lace with thread and netting for antimacassars to keep their furniture free from hair oils.

 

There are many places to put your thread while you’re working on a project. My favorite container is a freezer bag. One is usually big enough for the thread, hook and pattern for a project, and I can set it in my lap while working or just grab it on the way out the door. Here are some other options from our crocheting ancestors.

Originally designed as a pillow cover by Adaline Abington in 1925, this pattern features a VFW emblem: The Great Seal of the United States inside a badge shape surrounded by the eight rays, plus “Veterans of Foreign Wars” spelled out.

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