Weldon’s Mystery Project

The pages of Weldon’s Practical Needlework are an endless fascination for needleworkers of all crafts. The Weldon’s crochet series are filled with delightful patterns, but a few lack illustrations, such as those listed here. We offer up these “mystery projects” with the hope that you will be inspired to make them and then send us your pics! If you make any of the Weldon’s Mystery Projects, we’d love to see them! Send your project images to us at piecework@interweave.com.


Square for Baby’s Quilt

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Illustration depicting a young mother holding her infant child, whilst other family members admire the baby. 19th Century. Photo by Universal History Archive/UIG via Getty Images.

Seeking out something special to crochet for a new baby? Look back to the Victorian era for inspiration. Weldon’s Practical Crochet, Third Series (in Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 1) has just the project to honor a newborn, a Square for Baby’s Quilt. But wait! There’s no illustration. What does this crochet Square for Baby’s Quilt look like? Read more…


Crochet Shawl—The Fascinator

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Adorning ones head with a “pretty light covering” called a Fascinator was the height of fashion in the Victorian era. Vintage Victorian fashion illustration with five English women in fashionable dresses. Hand-colored engraving. December 1875. Illustration by GraphicaArtis/Getty Images.

The Crochet Shawl—The Fascinator from Weldon’s Practical Crochet, Third Series (in Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 1) has no illustration, and we’re longing to know what it looks like. Whip up a Fascinator from Weldon’s Practical Needlework for a special head covering, or make it larger, and wear it around your neck or shoulders. Read more…


Cloud

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Cherubs in the Clouds by Charles Augustus Henry Lutyens Photo by © Fine Art Photographic Library/CORBIS/Corbis via Getty Images.

The name “Cloud” from Weldon’s Practical Crochet, Third Series (in Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 1) gives no hint as to what shape or form this pattern named for vapor takes. Another in our series of mysterious projects, we implore you to chain on and help lift the haze to unveil this obscure project taken from Weldon’s Practical Needlework. Read more…


Eis Wool Shawl

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This and more crochet projects are available in the Weldon’s Practical Needlework Deluxe Edition.

The “Eis Wool Shawl” from Weldon’s Practical Crochet, Third Series (in Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 1) lacks an illustration. The project featured in Weldon’s Practical Needlework is the latest installment in our series of mysterious Victorian crochet projects. Join us, and chain on! Read more…


Square Shawl Worked in Crazy Stitch

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A group of men and women mountain climbing on the Mer de Glace, France. Circa 1870. Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images. A “Square Shawl Worked in Crazy Stitch” might be just the thing to keep a Victorian lady warm as she scales a mountain side.

The pages of Weldon’s Practical Needlework are an endless fascination for needleworkers of all crafts. The Weldon’s crochet series are filled with delightful patterns, but a few lack illustrations, such as the “Square Shawl Worked in Crazy Stitch” from Weldon’s Practical Crochet, Second Series (in Weldon’s Practical Needlework, Volume 1). We offer up another mystery project to engage your hooks. What does this shawl look like? Read more…


Weldon’s Mystery Project: Bicycle Cap

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Victorian women’s fashion was revolutionalized with the arrival of the safety cycle in 1884. Miss Alice Hughes in “A Professor’s Love Story”. 1898. The Weldon’s Bicycle Cap is sure to make a style statement for today’s fashionista! Photo by London Stereoscopic Company/Getty Images.

Crochet caps are chic no matter what the era. The pages of Weldon’s Practical Crochet, Second Series in Weldon’s Practical Needlework provides the latest mystery project in our series of patterns without illustrations. The Bicycle Cap pattern from Volume 1 is a mystery to us. Help shed some light on what this crocheted cap sans illustration looks like. Read more…


Crocheted Imitations of Fur

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My First Sermon by John Everett Millais. 1863. Perhaps the Crocheted Imitations of Fur will make a muff like the one in this painting! Photo by Guildhall Library & Art Gallery/Heritage Images/Getty Images.

Do you love vintage crochet patterns? Then this project is for you! Weldon’s Practical Needlework includes not only knitting patterns but crochet, too. Our latest installment in our series of patterns lacking illustrations begs you to grab a hook and chain on. The Crocheted Imitations of Fur pattern from Volume 1 is a mystery to us. Help us stitch up this enigma. Read more…


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If you make any of the Weldon’s Mystery Projects, we’d love to see them! Send us your project images to piecework@interweave.com.

Happy stitching!
Elizabeth


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