26 Mix & Match Alphabet Insertions by Ethel Herrick Stetson

26 Mix & Match Alphabet Insertions

This pattern is available from claudiabotterweg.com for $6.99.

With twenty six different borders to choose from, you can make matching square insertions for guest towels, lace pillows, purses, garments, and more. Each letter contains written instructions and a chart for the letter and border in the photograph, and 2 separate charts for the letter alone and the border alone for customization. Charts for numbers zero through nine are also included. You can omit the borders and use the letters for monograms, inscriptions or mottos, laces or insertions. Many of the borders can be adapted to longer insertions. Originally designed by Ethel Herrick Stetson in 1916.

This is not your usual scanned vintage crochet pattern. To make this pattern great for today’s crocheter I wrote complete instructions, expanded the written instructions so you won’t need to skip around, and made an easy to follow chart. I also changed the written instructions to use modern US crochet terms.

The only stitches you need to know to complete this lace are: chain stitch and double crochet.