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Vintage Crochet Stitches

By on June 8, 2015

Do you love Vintage Crochet?

Many of the stunning stitches you see in vintage projects can be used today too!

Here are a few examples of stitches you may recognize from the past being used in today’s crochet designs.

Vintage Crochet Stitches - Crochet Cafe

Vintage Crochet Stitches

1. Spider Web Crochet Stitch Pattern Pink Mambo

This beautiful lacy stitch pattern would be an excellent stitch to use for spring and summer shawls and wraps. Carolyn provides complete written instructions to create this stitch pattern.

2. Broomstick Lace Simply Collectible

Celina provides a photo tutorial to explain how to crochet using broomstick lace stitches. This lovely lacy look is a lot easier to achieve than you’d think – definitely worth giving a try!

3. Pineapple LaceMeladora’s Creations

This gorgeous stitch pattern is available as a full photo tutorial and also as a video tutorial (both left and right handed versions!). Follow the step-by-step instructions and you will easily be able to recreate the pineapple lace stitch pattern.

4. Bullion StitchThe Stitchin’ Mommy

The bullion stitch is one stitch pattern I have seen quite frequently in Vintage Crochet books. There are many variations you can try and Amy has provided a full photo tutorial to help you master the Simple Bullion Stitch.

5. Picot Stitch Moogly

The picot stitch is one I have seen used frequently in doilies and other Vintage projects. It is super simple to crochet and makes a lovely edging too! Tamara has prepared a video showing 2 different ways to make a picot stitch.

6. Filet CrochetKim Guzman

Kim has a video tutorial, as well as, photos and written instructions showing you how to Filet Crochet using multiple techniques – including one-chain method, two-chain method and treble-crochet method. You will also learn how to read graphs and have practise projects to try. When you are ready Kim also has a number of free patterns for Filet Crochet available on her site.


You may also want to try Hairpin Lace – check out this fantastic round up by Tamara of Moogly – included is a link to a video tutorial showing you how to correctly work Hairpin Lace Stitches.

It is also important to note when you are viewing the Vintage Crochet Patterns available online, they are often using British (UK) Crochet Terms – so be sure to check where the book was published before you begin. It will save you a lot of time and confusion.

If you love browsing through free Vintage Crochet Patterns – here are a few sites to keep you busy:

Have fun!

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One Comment

  1. Daisy

    June 7, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    This is my first time on your site , looking forward to checking it out.

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