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Crochet Old and New

I am becoming a crochet fiend. Or obsessive, or something. I like that crochet is having a renaissance, and that the old patterns are being revived and appreciated. I have finished (almost) my Lucy bag. This is from Lucy at Attic 24. I have not figured out how to do links, but if you search Attic 24 you will be in crochet heaven.

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The bag is crocheted in expanding circles until you have the bottom the size you like and then you stop increasing to build up the sides. Lucy makes hers with different colours every row which I love and will eventually make, but here I was using up scraps I have. I am also going to try one made with a cotton yarn in a variegated colourway and see what patterns emerge in the round.

Here it is flat with the corners tucked in. It is lovely and roomy, great for your latest take-along project.

crochet bag flat

I added a scalloped edge detail and a small flower. I should really make 3 more flowers….

crochet bag close

And then to the old. I was visiting Grandma Murfin today and she showed me a great collection of vintage crochet. Look at all the lovely dresses! Wouldn’t they be sweet strung on a ribbon and hung above a door or along a shelf ? Like a banner…

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How sweet is this one?  Look at those colours!

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Also in the tin were a set of cream and sugar. I don’t think I have ever seen ones like this before.

crochet cream and sugar

They are even open at the top. What do you suppose they were meant to hold?

creamer and sugar

This is only the first few I have taken pictures of so far. Just what I need, another collection

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