Dresden Crochet Lace with Corner and Triangle by Fancy Needlework
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Dresden Crochet Lace with Corner and Triangle

Strutt's Crochet Cotton No 36
Ardern's Crochet Cotton No 36
Ardern's Lustrous Crochet
27 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch
in Filet mesh
0.85 mm
Out of print. This pattern was available for free

A filet crochet tablecloth border and a triangular corner insertion with tea service motifs and vandyked edging.

According to ‘Heritage Crochet: An Analysis’ (Mary Konior - 1987) this pattern was published in 1913 (the magazine itself is undated), and again in 1922, in No 52 Fancy Needlework Illustrated.

The original pattern gives no gauge details, but specifies 3 1/2” across a vandyke (I am assuming it means from the inner edge of the border to the point of a zigzag). The above gauge is an estimation based on maths done to the photo. It also does not give thread yardage or quantity, and the designer is not credited.

The pattern calls for a 6 1/2 hook (old UK sizing) which according to link text equates to a 0.85mm, which would be used to work thread of 40-80 weight.

The pattern is written out in full, using English terminology, and is quite clear and straightforward to follow whilst referring to the photograph as back-up. I will attempt to publish the full directions, and chart the design at some point, but if you are familiar with working filet you may manage with just the photos, remembering that a space is worked over 4 stitches (treble, 2 chain, treble) and a block is 4 trebles.