Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Crochet Basket or Planter Pattern, Mail Order Style

I've heard that baskets have been in use all the way back to prehistoric man.   So, I have no doubt that includes the crocheted basket; which should date back to, at least, the 1700's.  Which, is why it surprises me that I don't come across loads of crochet basket or planter patterns.

I was thinking about this as I finished adding Alice Brooks 7018 to the shop.  I went back in and did a search for all planter or basket patterns in the shop and they only items are all Mail Order Patterns.

Design 530 - Use as either a tabletop or hanging basket in a Swan shape

Design 619 - Hanging Basket in pineapple stitch.

Laura Wheeler 624 - Another swan basket.   At first glance, it looks the same as Design 530 above, but a closer look will show the pineapples are different.


Design 653, Hanging Basket in parasol shape. 


Design 717, Hanging Planter in two sizes.

Design 865,  Two hanging planters on the small side in jar and bowl shapes. 

Design 7018 - This crochet basket is similar to the Design 619 above, but the scalloped pineapple edges are more prominent.

Design 7132, Another Crochet Swan, similar to those above, but still, slight differences. 

I find it quite ironic that all the basket patterns are Mail Order Designs.   Or, perhaps there are hundreds of others out there and, with the some 4000 or so patterns I've processed, just not happened across them.   

Do you have vintage basket that are not mail order?   If so, do you mind sharing the maker ... just for my curiosity?  

Thank for dropping by, 
Lorrie  

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