Irish Lace Crochet Patterns and Resources

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A Bit About Irish Crochet Lace

What’s incredible about crochet’s ability to be manipulated into incredible laces using the same basic stitches organized in various combinations to make remarkable lace work.

My favorites are the crochet techniques called Irish and Hair Pin or Maltese Crochet. It is my understanding that Irish Crochet helped to save Ireland after the potato famine and was created by Mademoiselle Riego de la Blanchardiere who invented the now famous style. Her first book was published in 1846, a cottage industry of teaching the technique was born in Ireland.

Irish Crochet consists several distinct groups of Crochet techniques which features motifs joined by either filigree mesh or crocheted bars. Stylized motifs of flowers, leaves, shamrocks, and grapevines are arrayed in splendor.

For the crochet artist this free-form technique lends itself well to the creative free sprite or the one that loves a challenge.

Other distinctions include cord padding often…

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