15 June 2008

Calling All Crochet Lovers ...

I'm learning how to crochet, I will spare you any photographic evidence of the results so far ... believe me, they are cruelty against yarn! Still, I will persist, and am sure that one of these days I will be able to make something more than what my boyfriend refers to as "mouse berets", especially now that I stumbled upon this amazing site,
a library of antique pattern books, all available for download in pdf form under a creative commons licence.

I love these napkins rings, I'm thinking they could make lovely bracelets!

Gorgeous coat closure from Corticelli, Lessons In Crochet,
Book Nr.1, 1916

There's so many books that I didn't have the chance to look at them all yet... if the ones I browsed are anything to go by, this site is a real treasure trove! So many delicate patterns, not only for crochet, but including many other needle crafts.

How lovingly delicate these gorgeous yokes!

Happy Browsing!
Edit: The site seems to be down at the moment!
Hopefully its only a temporary problem ... it would be
a shame if such a marvellous site
was to go offline!
Fingers crossed it will be back soon!

2 comments:

  1. These are all so gorgeous!

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  2. Yes...they are lovely!

    Keep at the crocheting. I'm sure you'll get the hang of it soon and the finished products are so worth all of the effort! ☺

    ~Emily

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