* crochet edgings from Cozy Crochet

Posted on March 19th, 2005 by maitreya. Filed under Crafty Review, Crochet.

I finished a big project in lab a few weeks ago, so I used it as an excuse to buy a bunch of craft books. This is from one of them, Cozy Crochet by Melissa Leapman. It’s such a pretty, pretty book, with several patterns I will probably do: soft coasters (just crocheted rounds), classic ripple blanket if I ever get the attention span to do an afghan, country bowl, flirty skirt (maybe in miniature for Blythe?), and the flower motifs. Perhaps most impressively, there’s a crocheted sweater that looks really nice, the scooped neck pullover.

These are the Nostalgic Edgings. I’ve been wanting to do some crochet edgings since inheriting a pile of my great aunt’s needlework a while back. I’m thinking I’ll edge the bottom of a white curtain for the kitchen. I went ahead and swatched all 4 of the different patterns. I’ll probably do 3 or 4. They’re fun to work up, and the 3 inch swatches took me about 30 min each. What to use the swatches for, bookmarks or something?


7 Responses to “crochet edgings from Cozy Crochet”

  1. Lisa Says:

    wow! those are really really gorgeous!
    you could turn them into hair ornaments… or even part of a necklace they are so pretty…

    i’m off to look up that book!

  2. kelly Says:

    I have that book too – some great ideas! Your crochet looks gorgeous – well done! I haven’t tried anything with that fine a gauge yet…

  3. Bobbi Says:

    I am looking for a pattern I was using to make a dust ruffle for my bed. We laid new carpet in the room where I watched tv and croched and I put it away till we got done and now I can’t find it. Maybe you have it in your collection of patterns. There were 2 chain stiched posts and then a little “flag” and then 2 more chains. The ‘flag” curled when the section was ompleted. I know this is not very clear, but I don’t know how to describe it any better. I think it was in an old Magic Crochet magazine but I’m not sure. Would you happen to have anything that sounds like it could be the one?

  4. Maitreya Says:

    Hi Bobbi, sorry I don’t have anything like that. Good lord, I’d never be able to crochet enough for a dust ruffle. Good luck!

  5. Beth Says:

    Hi Everyone,

    I am looking for a pattern from Magic Crochet Mag. Issue 6.. I believe it is some sort of table runner with grapes and vines. I saw it in a photo, but can’t get my hands onthis old issue are just the pattern.. Can someone please help?? Beth

  6. Amy Says:

    I’m trying to find the pattern for a crochet edging that is little hearts all around,saw it in a magazine. Can anyone help please?

  7. Eve Says:

    Coats & Clark has a small paper back booklet called “Learn How Book” – Knitting, Crochet, Tatting & Embroidery that has a tablecloth heart edging pattern in it on pages 44-47. The book has Art.J.14 Book 1401 Price Code CC-C printed on the front upper right-hand corner. Hope this helps!


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