to know when and where the crochet hobby started? The Crochet Guild
of America brought our one newsletter in September 1977 and as per that
newsletter, crochet might have originated from Italy during the early
15th century. However, the newsletter could not provide any evidence
in support of the claim.
We are aware that this craft is indeed an age old one and probably 3
or 4 centuries old. When a craft is that old, then what has happened
to the old patterns that was seen and done in those days? If we explore
a little more on these lines, then we can have few classic or vintage
patterns which we can crochet and dazzle the world once again.
can let you do a lot of things, say from small purses to jackets and
sweaters. The options that are available are numerous. Further, if you
can grab few of the old patterns then you make the world turn towards
you. To help you in finding those vintage or classic patterns, here
are some resources that you can check out in the World Wide Web.
Crochet Patterns -
Gibbons, who happens to be the owner of this web site, offer several
books on crochet. She has made available a wide selection of vintage
crochet patterns, ranging from little doilies, rugs, afghans to bed
covers and tableclothes. You can log to this site and after leaving
your e-mail address can get a free pattern book.
of the web site goes this way - Patterns from the past; Creating
heirlooms for tomorrow This site boast a collection of vintage
patterns of more than 950 numbers and offer them to their subscribers.
For any casual visitor, around 25 classic patterns are given free for
Vintage Crochet -
have a real wide variety of vintage patterns and almost all the patterns
are free. The site also illustrate the owners finished projects,
most of which are doilies and other table accessories.
can get you vintage patterns of more than thousand in numbers. The patterns
are grouped in different categories such as doilies, bed jackets and
slippers, hanky edgings, potholders, ruffles and flowers, doll clothes,
and other home décor pieces. You can view them all and print
them out after paying the subscription fees. You are also offered few
free patterns for you to get a feel about the web site.
Crochet Patterns e-book -
contains 20 wonderful vintage patterns that are easy to crochet and
you can make them a big hit in fairs and bazaars. Workbag, beaded doily,
and the wedding ring bedspread are the few crochet patterns that you
can download from this site.
to Early 1900s Vintage Pattern Links
named Martha who is also popularly known as StarGazer, maintains this
web site. This site provides several links to patterns that were used
way back in 1800s up to 1930s. These patterns can be accessed for free.
The site also has links to other web sites that offer vintage crochet
have hundreds of vintage crochet patterns that are categorised into
baby pieces, mens or ladies wear, slippers, tablecloth,
doily, and many others. It also offers methodologies to convert your
knitting patterns to crochet and vice versa. Best of all, these patterns
are free to access and can be printed for personal use!
name suggests, this web site stand out from other sites and has exclusive
sections for vintage patterns. This site offers vintage crochet patterns
from 1850s to 1950s and all of these are baby items such as bonnet,
booties, hat, jumper, afghan, and a lot more. You can also have free
lessons that may be very useful for beginners.
have seen above are only a few resources out of the thousand other sites
that may offer vintage patterns. Be it free or fee based sites, these
sites can provide wonderful vintage patterns that can entice you into
the world of crocheting.
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