HNW - Irish Crochet

Lynn Downward ldownward at
Wed Jan 3 08:57:21 PST 2001

>  I've never made anything with Irish crochet..just played around with it
>some.  Mostly because I remember as a child:  my grandmother used to make the
>rose motifs...sort of as "granny squares"..but the layered  Irish
>ones...added leaves to the edges and finished them square to make into
>bedspreads (which for some reason no one can find!!!).  She kept tiny dolls
>in her crochet basket..and when a granddaughter was around..she would give us
>a doll..and one of the flowers for a "dress"...head thru the hole, arms under
>the first row of petals..  They were wonderful!

What a great memory!! Thanks for sharing that.

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