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Thursday, March 24, 2005

Crochet Magazine

Crochet Magazine: "Crochet began turning up in Europe in the early 1800s and was given a tremendous boost by Mlle. Riego de la Branchardiere, who was best known for her ability to take old-style needle and bobbin lace designs and turn them into crochet patterns that could easily be duplicated. She published many pattern books so that millions of women could begin to copy her designs. Mlle. Riego also claimed to have invented 'lace-like' crochet, today called Irish crochet. "

Great toy crochet pattern is available here. It seems like it would be an interesting crochet pattern.