A while ago at a flea market I discovered several old and very worn linen towels and pillow cases with gorgeous crochet edgings. Such a rare and lucky find! I'm always on the look-out for crochet lace and edgings, because for me vintage patterns are uniquely beautiful, and when I come across one I work out the original pattern, thus rescuing a piece of crochet history.
I love lace, I love crocheting, I can't resist trying a new pattern, and I particularly adore crocheting new patterns for lacy edgings (like this and this). And although I'd be very happy just crocheting away meter after meter of edgings for the sheer pleasure of it, I always end up making something useful out of them. One of my favorite gifts to give are towels with handmade crochet edgings (like these). Towels are always useful, and pretty towels are a real pleasure. The linen vintage towels I bought are quite worn, a sure a sign that they brought pleasure and beauty to someone's house for a long time.
I'd like these vintage edgings to continue bringing beauty and pleasure to many peoples' homes. So, to launch a more ambitious project, I've made a pdf file with a crochet chart and instructions on how to remake the edging in the above photo. I'm sharing these with anyone who's interested.
I've added a navigation bar under my banner; if you'd like to receive my PDF file just click the free crochet pattern link.