Sunday, May 07, 2006

Free Vintage Pattern #14














I know I've been slack with the free patterns, so keeping with the dead guy theme, we have here some Gothic Altar Lace. I'm much too lazy to crochet this despite it having an innard wrapped in barbed wire. If the Southern Baptists had slapped innards & barbed wire imagery all over everything I wouldn't have slept through Sunday School. Dammit. Seriously, if we had had paintings of saints stuck all over with arrows or presenting their eyeballs on a plate I might have paid more attention.

In 1985 some goth guy would have slapped you silly for a couple yards of this stuff, though I suppose nowadays this just wouldn't be Industrial enough. I guess. So besides being 1950's vintage, it's 1980's retro. Yeah, retro!

Yes, I do remember a couple guys lurking around the clubs done up in full-on alterboy getups in the 80s. They were hot!

Did I say that out loud?

Click on pictures for a larger, easier-to-print-and-read chart. Starting at "A" on the chart below, ch 167. Double crochet in the 4th chain from hook, then follow chart. There's bits where you have to increase and decrease blocks and this post has instructions on how to do that stuff.

Edgings For All Purposes, 1952

16 comments:

Inky said...

That "nearly" makes me want to pick up a hook and crochet again. Just to have some lovely lace curtains for my kitchen.

and yes, i eat the heads. That's always the best part.

Severina said...

Mmmmmm, heady goodness!

Curtains would take yards of this stuff. But then so would the bottom ruffle of a skirt. Damn.

msfortuknit said...

That turned out really nice~!

Severina said...

Shame I'm much too lazy to crochet this myself! Both photos are from the same pattern book.

I keep envisioning this as the lace on an underskirt. But I haven't finished the colossal 1919 crocheted camisole yet and I've been working on that for almost a year.

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Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, I'm really new to crochet but exactly what stitches are used to make this? I suppose I'm being lazy and should just find a book and compare... sorry again!

Also I imagine this would make amazing lace for a Lolita dress.