Here is a FREE Victorian Crochet Pattern to try. This pattern is for an edging resembling lace which can be added to almost any type of linen.
Published in Art Needlework, 1895, by The Brainerd & Armstrong Company
Make a chain of 39 stitches.
D. c. in the fifth ch., 3 ch., 3 d. c. in the same place with 3 ch.
between. This is for a shell. Now 2 knot stitches half an inch long,
fasten on the seventeenth ch., 2 knot sts., a shell of 4 d. c. with 3
ch. between in the last stitch of the chain.
Ch. 5, shell in shell, * knot stitch fasten to knot of previous row
with a s. c. and 1 ch., * repeat twice, knot st., shell in shell, a
treble in the space on the outside to make an even edge.
Same as the second, but in place of a treble at the end make * 10 ch., a
sl. st. in the fifth ch. 5 ch., a slip st. in the first of the 10 ch.
Now in the little hole at the end work 16 roll sts. O 10, join to first
roll. This makes a daisy and all the rest in the design are the same. *
3 ch., a shell, 2 knot sts" fasten on 2 knots. Now a daisy as repeated
from * to *, 2 knot sts., fasten first on knot, shell in shell, treble
5th row. 5 ch., shell in shell, 2 knot sts. fastened on top of daisy, 2 knot, shell in shell.
5 ch., shell in shell, * knot stitch fasten on knot of previous row
with a s. c. and 1 ch., * repeat twice, knot st., shell in shell, treble
Same as sixth, but in place of treble at end begin a daisy, work 4
rolls in it, then fasten to the side of the first daisy, work 4 more
rolls in start and another daisy; in that work four rolls and fasten on
the top of the first daisy, then put in 12 more rolls and join, and
finish the other with 8 rolls, join and work the eighth row.
8th row. Same as fourth.
9th row. Same as fifth.
10th row. Same as sixth.
Same as sixth, but in place of the treble at the end, begin a daisy,
work in 4 rolls and fasten to the side of second daisy, work in 4 more
rolls and begin another daisy, work four rolls in that and fasten to the
top of the second daisy, 4 rolls more in that daisy and begin the last
one, work in 4 rolls and fasten on the top of the third daisy, 12 rolls
in the daisy and join, 8 rolls in the next and join, 8 rolls in the next
12th row. Same as fourth row.
13th row. Same as fifth row.
14th row. Same as sixth row.
Repeat from the third for the next scallop.
Here you will find a FREE crochet pattern for a beautiful card basket, so loved by the Victorians. It would make a beautiful addition to your entry way hall.
Crocheted Card Basket
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If you would like to print this free victorian crochet pattern on your printer, the easiest way is to highlight everything, hold down the "Cntl" key and press "C" (this copies it), open Microsoft Word (or your word document program), put your curser on the page and the hold down the "Cntl" key and press "V". You can then edit anything you like and print it out.
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