Fun Find Friday: Antique (free) Craft Pattern Library

This week I stumbled on an awesome website through another craft pattern blog post. It has HUNDREDS of old craft patterns for knitting, crocheting, tatting, quilting, cross stitch, embroidery, and the list goes on……

It’s the Antique Pattern Library compiled by New Media Arts, Inc.

The booklets on this website contain antique patterns, some published as early as the 1800s, with links to download the complete booklet in .pdf form (for free)! I have loved looking through some of these pattern books. I think it’s fascinating to see the old styles and fashions, as well as the cover artwork.

How awesome is this Irish crochet coat from this booklet? Can you imagine wearing it as “everyday” clothing?Fun Find Friday Antique Patterns

I hope you enjoy this trove of patterns – they will certainly keep you busy!

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Lacy Table Runner from Scarf Pattern

I had big plans to crochet a lacy scarf I found on Ravelry.

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As it grew, I decided it would be better if it were a table runner.

Touring Table Runner

It was a little too wide to be a scarf, partly due to the yarn I chose. So, what began as a frilly scarf became a perfectly sized ivory table runner.

Touring Table Runner 2

I used the Tours Scarf pattern on Ravelry, with a few alterations:

  • Size B crochet hook
  • Artiste #8 Crochet Cotton, in Ivory, 5 balls
  • For the foundation chain, chain 79 instead of 112. The pattern will repeat as written over those stitches. Repeat the pattern until piece measures close to 51 inches in length, not stretched.
  • On the last round of the edging, I didn’t follow the pattern as written. Instead, I worked a sc in each of the dc’s and the sc’s of the previous row. And, I chained above all of the chains of the previous row. So, the last row of the runner went something like this: *sc, ch, sc, ch* repeat.

Touring Table Runner Edge

Finished size: 12″ x 52″
Touring Table Runner Detail
Edging detail.

Have you ever changed your plans for a project part of the way through?

December Photo-a-Day Challenge 18. Stocking

December Photo Challenge, Day 18. I crocheted this candy-cane striped stocking a couple years ago.

December Photo-a-Day Challenge 16 & 17

16. "Present" B&W by courtneyec90
16. “Present” B&W, a photo by courtneyec90 on Flickr.

December Photo Challenge days 16 and 17.

For day 16, I chose this B&W photo of a present with a lovely silvery bow.

For 17, I took this photo of a spruce tree in my yard at dusk. I love the slight bokeh effect of the lights combined with the colorful horizon.

Handmade Hats and Scarves

Good evening!

I would like to share with you some handmade hats and scarves I have knitted and crocheted.  Most of them in this album are still available for sale, or I can make similar custom items, as well. Prices are listed along with each photo.

Here’s the link to the Facebook album.

 

Happy Tuesday!

-Courtney

“Howdy” Newborn Cowboy Hat and Boots

I recently had the privilege to make a custom-ordered cowboy hat and boots for a local client. I think they are too adorable, and I wanted to share them with you all. My favorite part of this set is the braided suede hat band – it just makes the hat look so authentic.

I would be happy to make a similar hat and boots for a special boy or girl in your life. Just contact me for more info and pricing. I can make similar items for newborns and toddlers.