Tuesday, March 08, 2011
Great Grandma's Antique Venetian Crochet Collar
This Grape and Leaf motif collar was crocheted by my great grandmother, Ethyl Cole Sikes Mafies. This PDF has the pattern for a very similar Grape and Leaf collar to the one made by Grandma Ethyl. These collars were worn over an "everyday" dress for church on Sunday.
Grandma Ethyl is pictured with her sister and sister in law and is seated at the lower left. They are sporting these amazing Victorian era hats and dresses.
This website has an amazing collection of antique knitting, crochet and tatting patterns.
On the hook now ... I'm working to replicate this pattern for a cardi makeover. The original pattern calls for No. 40 crochet thread but I'm using #10. Though my stitches aren't as tiny as hers, I am excited about the way it's turning out.