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Crochet thread can be used for making or enhancing many items. You can make items from bedspreads to tiny delicate earrings with crochet thread.
Below you will find a pattern for edging a hankie. These use to be a common gift for girls and ladies. A great deal of work and love went into these beautiful and elegant gifts. Also was edging for pillowcases a regular gift at showers and house warming gifts. I admit I never did any of these but have seen and admired many of these fabulous gifts.
Have you ever seen a hand crochet bedspread? The work involved in making a bedspread in crochet thread is unbelievable. I always wanted to make one for myself but could never work up the patience to tackle such a large project. I have one pattern I have saved for many years. It is positively beautiful and is on my “someday” list.
These also were a common item to make. But I haven’t seen a pattern for these in a long while. I have seen some fine delicate curtains made up but I have never made any of them myself.
My sisters and sister in law crochet a lot of doilies. I have made a few but I personally prefer working with yarn and the larger needles. I do admire their work though with those tiny little needles and the thinnest of threads.
Insert hook directly above rolled hem on a corner of the hankie and attach thread.
1- 5 Sc in same place, sc around entire hankie, working 5 sc in each rem corner. Join with a sl st in 1st sc
2 – Ch 5 in same place as sl st (tr, ch 2, dc, ch2) *Sk 2 st, sc in next st, ch 2, sk 2sts, in next st (dc, ch 2, tr, ch 2, dc) ch 2: re from * around: join with a sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch.3 – Sl st in 1st ch 2 sp, * sc in next tr, ch 2, in next sc (dc, ch 2, tr, ch2, dc) ch 2. Rep from * around: join with sl st in 1st sc.