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Featured Crochet Pattern — Mabel Lang’s Motif

Mabel Lang was a friend of my mother. As a child, I was always fascinated by her rapidly moving fingers and the beautiful crocheted lace that seemed to appear magically from her hook. Her favorite motif was a square lace motif with a rose in the center. Using this motif with fabric, Mabel created beautiful dresser scarves, pillow cases and tablecloths. I am fortunate to still have several of her handmade items. Over the years, I have searched various hobby stores, fabric stores and bookstores for crochet patterns and I have not found a match to Mabel’s motif.

I am concerned that this beautiful motif design will disappear without a record or a trace. Since this design is so beautiful and versatile, it would be a great tragedy if this happened. For this reason, I have carefully re-created Mabel’s motif and written the instructions for crocheting it. It is my hope that other crocheters will enjoy this pattern and pass it on, so that is never lost!

Free Patterns

Crochet Patterns

Handknitting Patterns

Mabel Lang’s Motif Easy Seed Stitch Slippers
Pillowcase with Motif Basic Socks – Cuff Down
Vintage Crochet Edging 1 Trinity Stitch Slouchy Hat
Sweater Calculator
Newborn Size Socks
Knitted Turban Chemo Hat in Worsted
Knitted Turban Chemo Hat in Sport

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