Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Things aren't always...

I was poking around an antique mall a couple of weeks ago and found the pattern sheet for this doily. 
When I first saw it, I was taken aback because I thought it was a bobbin lace piece. The tallies, the plaits, the center flower. Of course I realized very quickly that it was crocheted but I bet you anything it was copied into crochet based on a bobbin lace piece. 

There are numerous examples of crocheters producing "mock" lace based on either knitted or bobbin lace examples. This would, I imagine, have been copied from some Bedfordshire pattern. 

My thought is, wouldn't it be fun to crochet this version and then work out the pricking and do the bobbin lace version?  I think it would!

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