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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.