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.

Use this easy pattern to crochet elegant, tiered lace for the ends of a table runner or tray cover. Depicting a flower pot or wall sconce, it was designed by Mrs. A.A. Biers in 1921.

A butterfly swoops in for a treat from the flower basket in this easy crochet pattern designed by Fern Graham in 1921. You can use this pattern to make a pillow cover, wall hanging, or window decoration.

Pages

Subscribe to Claudia Botterweg Books RSS