Daffodil Altar Lace Filet Crochet Pattern: Complete Instructions and Chart

Daffodil Altar Lace Filet Crochet Pattern: Complete Instructions and Chart

by Helena Aaberg, Claudia Botterweg


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Daffodil Altar Lace is a beautiful filet crochet lace pattern, originally written by Helena Aaberg in 1930. The daffodil, a symbol of rebirth; grape vines for the True Vine; and crosses make this lace perfect for Easter season. Includes the Christogram "IHS", or monogram for the name of Jesus Christ. Simple scallops at the bottom complete the lace.

This is not your usual scanned vintage crochet pattern. To make this pattern great for today's crocheter I wrote complete instructions, expanded the written instructions so you won't need to skip around, and made an easy to follow chart. I also changed the written instructions to use modern US crochet terms.

The only stitches you need to know to complete this lace are: chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493678273
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 01/04/2014
Pages: 36
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.07(d)

About the Author

Claudia Botterweg learned how to crochet in third grade, and by the time she left home for college she had completed 8 rows on a ripple afghan. At Ohio State, she found herself living across the street from a vintage clothing store, and spent most of her budget on vintage clothes. She began repairing clothes in exchange for store credit. One of her tasks was to make camisoles with vintage crocheted lace yokes.
After college, Claudia inherited a tin full of several used balls of tatting thread, a tatting shuttle, and a size 14 steel crochet hook from her grandmother. She made some lace edgings from an old crochet pattern book, became fascinated with lace, and graduated to making doilies. In the 1980s, she made hundreds of lace collars and sold them at craft fairs. She also designed her own camisole yokes and made camisoles to sell.
Recently, Claudia acquired a stack of vintage patterns. She has been busily translating the patterns from vintage instructions, making them easy for beginning and intermediate crocheters to read. She is writing instructions when only charts were provided, and making charts when only written instructions were provided.
Claudia hopes that a new generation of crocheters will learn how to make beautiful lace to decorate themselves, their friends and families, and their homes.

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