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					Crochet Patterns As Old As Time

Have you ever wondered where and when this needlework hobby started?
According to the September 1997 newsletter of the Crochet Guild of
America, a researcher theorized that the art of crochet could be traced
as far back as 1500s in Italy. However, there is no solid evidence for
this statement.

But even so, we can only imagine that this craft has been around for the
longest time. And it has evolved from making only home décor works to
stitching clothes and other fashion accessories as well.

Reminiscing
Crocheting can let you do a lot of things. From small purses to jackets
and sweaters, there are a lot of options to choose from. But there are
probably some hobbyists that are looking for those old, classic patterns
that can usually be seen during the early 1900s or even earlier. To help
you in finding those hard-to-look for patterns, here are some resources
that you can check out in the World Wide Web.

- Vintage Crochet Patterns. Tabitha Gibbons, the owner of this web site,
offers several volumes of crochet patterns books. She sells a wide
selection of vintage crochet patterns, from little doilies, rugs, afghans
to bed covers and table cloths. By visiting her web site, one can fill
out the name and email form to receive a free pattern book.

- Crochet Treasures. “Patterns from the past; Creating heirlooms for
tomorrow…” This is the slogan of this web site with a collection of
classic patterns. It is a member-based site that offers over 950 vintage
patterns to its subscribers. For visitors, it also offers about 25 free
vintage crochet patterns for personal use. However, it is not accepting
new members at the moment until further notice by the owner.

- Celt’s Vintage Crochet. Yet another vintage crochet patterns site, this
really has a wide variety of vintage patterns to choose from. And the
best thing about this site is that all of these patterns are for free! It
also showcases the owner’s finished projects, most of which are doilies
and other table accessories.

- Soft Memories. This site brings you back to the past with its
collection of more than a thousand vintage crochet patterns. The patterns
are grouped in different categories – doilies, bed jackets and slippers,
hanky edgings, potholders, ruffles and flowers, doll clothes, and other
home décor pieces. All of these patterns can be viewed and printed out by
subscribing to the site. There are also a few free patterns available for
visitors to get a peak of what the site has to offer.

 - Vintage Crochet Patterns e-book. This sort-of e-book contains 20
wonderful vintage patterns that are easy to crochet and can be hits in
fairs and bazaars. Some examples of the patterns available are the
crochet work bag, beaded doily, and the wedding ring bedspread. This is a
portable document file (pdf) that can be downloaded for free from Crochet
and Knitting web site.
- 1800’s to Early 1900’s Vintage Pattern Links. This site, authored by a
lady named Martha who is also known as StarGazer, has several links to
patterns that were designed way back 1800s up to 1930s. These patterns
can be accessed for free. The site also has links to other web sites that
offer vintage crochet patterns.

- Antique Crochet Patterns. This section in the web site Knitting-Crochet
has almost a hundred of vintage patterns categorized into baby pieces,
men’s or ladies’ wear, slippers, tablecloth, doily, and many others. It
also offers to convert your knitting patterns to crochet and vice versa.
Best of all, these patterns are free to access and print for personal
use!

- Antique Crochet Patterns. This one is different from the site above as
this is the web site name itself, not just a section. 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. It
also provides free lesson for the wannabes and beginners of this
needlecraft.

These are just a few of the tons of resources you can find online that
offers hard-to-find vintage patterns. Whether free or fee-based, these
sites and resources can surely take you back in time with the wonderful,
classical patterns that they offer.

				
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