Antique Pattern Index

in progress....

The Antique Pattern Library has a huge catalog of antique, out-of-print patterns for every type of needlework.   These patterns are FREE!   Here we will be building a visual index for the Irish Crochet patterns.  The motifs, grounds, and other patterns will be categorized by type, and will show a small photo (from the APL) and the name of the item, and the pdf that you can find it in.  Our photos won't be to scale.  APL lists all of their pdfs alphabetically by book and author.  We won't link the pdfs directly as sometimes they are finicky to open from links.  Just go to the APL (linked above) and head to the book you need.

This helpful person has compiled a visual index as well, but it is by book instead.

Flowers, Wheels
Edgings

Grounds and Fillings

5 comments:

Sallyann said...

Have just recently taken up Irish crochet after many years of embroidery. I am hoping to create a wearable garment from the motifs already completed. Nice to see a site dedicated to Irish crochet for all to join.

Gina Hunt said...

I too have recently started Irish crochet. I am ever so grateful for the may antique patterns and instructions. My donation are soon to be received. Again...Thank You! :-D

caroline said...

these are gorgeous sets of art in thread, thanks

anne said...

OMG! LOVE THISCROCHET FREE PATTERNS... HISTORY.. WOW!!!

Delma Hockett said...

I discovered this page via "The Starting Chain" 30+ years ago I crocheted a pillow top of Irish Crochet (the pattern was/is in Readers Digest Complete Guide to Needlework. Thank you for creating this page!!! ;)