Weldon's Practical Crochet, Volume 1, Second Series

How to Crochet 47 Useful Articles for Ladies, Gentlemen, and Children.

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PieceWork magazine is pleased to present this limited edition, exact reproduction (neither alterations nor corrections were made to the original published in the 1800s) of Weldon's Practical Crochet, Volume 1, Second Series. It is a fitting example of crochet and history, hand in hand. 

This electronic pattern book opens a window on another time and another place. The time is the turn of the twentieth century and the place is London, England. Crocheters of that era would be amazed to see their favorite crochet patterns in a virtual format of which they could never have dreamed.

In an effort to bring needlework to the emerging middle class, Weldon’s, a paper pattern producer of the Victorian era, began to publish monthly newsletters devoted to various crafts (knitting, patchwork, crochet, and the like). These newsletters were typically 14 pages and cost 2 pence. By about 1915, Weldon's had published 159 issues of Practical Crochet and 100 issues of Practical Knitting. Later, they were collected into book form, titled Weldon’s Practical Needlework. 

We have reproduced for you here the crochet content from the earliest of these pamphlets. The 47 projects range from charming to simply strange. The instructions might perplex a contemporary crocheter accustomed to much hand-holding, but the stitch patterns and shapings are often ingenious, and many of the objects transcend the century-plus span of years since they were devised. 

This pamphlet serves as a curiosity, an inspiration, a resource, and a link to a time beyond our memories. In using and enjoying it, you keep the craft alive.

Table of Contents
Learn these stitches:
• Crocheted Herring-Bone Stitch
• Point Neige Superbe
• Crazy Pattern
• Josephine Stitch
• Rice Stitch
• Beehive Pattern
Get 47 projects:
• Crochet Slippers
• Hood for a  Lady
• Tulip Pattern
• Child’s Vest in Treble Crochet
• Crochet Square for Quilt with four diamonds of raised treble stitches
• Child’s Crocheted Slippers
• Tricot Vandyke
• Round Mat for Lamp
• Omega Pattern Crochet Shawl
• Open Chain Net-Work Pattern Crochet Shawl
• Boy’s Cricketing Cap
• Crochet Square for a Quilt with a diamond in the centre and four tufted corner pieces
• Crochet Shawl Picoteed Pattern
• Plum Lattice Pattern
• Crochet Square for a Quilt
• Hood and Shawl combined
• Baby’s Boots
• Handsome Crochet Hood
• Baby’s Crocheted Socks
• Border for quilt, showing a corner
• Crochet Square for a Quilt open diamond patterns
• Crochet Square for a Quilt with a border of tufts and a tufted diamond in the centre
• Cosy Antimacassar
• Boy’s Cap with fluted crown and tufted band
• Crocheted Clover-Leaf Lace
• Border for quilt
• Fisherman’s Cap
• Crochet square for a quilt with border of raised tufts and spot of five tufts in the centre
• Pansy Mats
• Crochet Doll’s Costume
• Pincushion Square in Clover-Leaf Pattern
• Baby’s Crochet Mitten
• Bicycle Cap
• Tam-O’-Shanter
• Infant’s boot in tricot
• Baby’s Crochet Boot
• Child’s Crochet Frock
• Infants boot sin crochet tricotée
• Brass Ring Crochet
• Child’s Crochet Bib
• Square Shawl worked in Crazy Stitch

SKU: EP2861

Format: eBook