Jane's Hooked on Crochet

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Tuesday, July 10, 2007

For the Love of Yarn

For the Love of Yarn is a fairly new online newsletter that features patterns, yarn reviews, how to's, etc. The summer 2007 issue (at the above link) has a great vintage crochet pattern. You should have figured out by now that I love to look at the antique patterns. This is a baby blanket from an 1860's book. Don't you just love the minimalist instructions written in paragraph form~! Luckily this pattern is pretty straight forward and you shouldn't have too much trouble, if you understand how to increase at corners "widening at the corners sufficiently to keep the work flat."
Be sure to check out the pattern for a crocheted "wedding canopy". This is an update of a vintage pattern, this pattern could be used for a tablecloth, bedspread, baby afghan, shawl,...use your imagination and find the perfect fiber.
I entered the contest, the prize is a sock knitting kit. Hey, it was just for fun.
The editors are looking for submissions of patterns, articles, etc. If we jump in, we can keep the crochet/knit balance even.


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