Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Crochet eye candy

I bought this because of the delicate crochet detail. The thread is so thin and the pattern is so interesting.
Anyone else ever see something like this?
Is this a doily or handkerchief?


  1. I don't know what it is, but it sure is pretty! Maybe it's a fichu?

  2. Truly eye candy! Some beautiful work. Too bad it doesn't come with a known history. In surprisingly good shape, too!

  3. Looks something like what my Na (grandmother) would have called a candle mat. she was born in the 1886 and all her sisters did various types of hand work. She was the only one who didn't because she had "weak" eyes because she had scarlet fever when she was young. I have a number of crocheted and tatted item that my great aunts made. Some I still use.

  4. That is hanky edging for a bride's handkerchief. I'm pretty sure I have the pattern. I have several books of crocheted hanky edging patterns. I will post it on my blog if you are interested. It's worked in motifs joined as you go. Worked with tatting thread.


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