This website contains affiliate links. Any purchases through affiliate links will provide me with the income necessary to keep this site available at no extra cost to you.
To print or convert to PDF click the green “Print Friendly” button below the pattern.
Email to email@example.com
Technique: Regular Crochet
This pattern was originally published in Fleisher’s Knitting & Crocheting Manual, Twelfth Edition 1914. The book is now in the public domain. The following republished text is © Kim Guzman, Nov. 2015. Vintage and antique patterns were not written in the same form as they are currently. It will take a lot more “thinking outside the box”. There are a lot of details that are omitted in older patterns. I cannot offer pattern support for this pattern as I have not made it. I am simply providing the pattern because it’s fun and I think it’s important to document our crochet history.
- 3 skeins of Fleisher’s Germantown Zephyr, 8-fold, any color desired
- 1 steel needle No. 6
- 1 bone needle No. 3
- 1-1/2 yds. ribbon
- 1 pair lamb’s wool soles No. 4
This blucher is made in two separate parts.
Make a chain of 7 stitches.
1rst row: Skip 1 chain, 1 single crochet in next 5 stitches, 3 single crochet in last stitch, single crochet in next 5 stitches on opposite side of chain.
2d row: 1 single crochet in each stitch.
Increase in center of every other row until there are 37 stitches, turn, chain 1.
25th row: 1 single crochet in each stitch for 38 stitches, turn.
26th row: 1 single crochet in each stitch for 19 stitches, turn.
27th row: 3 single crochets in center or 10th stitch. Increase in this stitch every other row until there are 6 ridges or 12 rows. Then 1 row plain. Next row, in every other stitch across top, make 1 single crochet, 2 chain and 1 single crochet.
Make a chain of 18 stitches. On this, work 17 single crochets for 2 rows. Increase at the end of every other row until there are 21 stitches. Now decrease every other row until there are 15 stitches. Make ridges without increasing or decreasing; then increase on the same side until there are 21 stitches. Join to each front by placing the straight edges together and crocheting 8 stitches from bottom on each side. In the front make 1 double crochet with 3 chains between in every other ridge for ribbon lacing.
Around top, beginning at point, make 1 single crochet, 3 chain and 1 single crochet in top of every ridge.
Sew to sole, wrong side out, turn heel first, then lace with ribbon.