Designed by Helen Nelson in 1918, an easy table runner is constructed from a ﬁlet crochet insertion, fabric, and a wide edging for the ends of the table runner. The insertion, made in strips, would make a lovely bedspread, using the edging for a border.
Simple stitches and a simple pattern, combined with negative space, make for an elegant insertion and lace edging. Designed by Edward Ellis Ford in 1921, you can use this pattern to make wonderful embellishments for garments and linens.
When crocheting lace on hemmed edges of fabric, like pillow-slips or petticoats, try sewing rick rack on the underside of the hem, letting the points extend below the hem just far enough to catch your hook in, instead of working directly in the fabric.
Originally designed by Mabel Levin in 1926, the easy two-row edging adds bling to this set of two simple borders. Along with the matching insertion, they are suitable for many purposes, and may be used separately or in combination.