Happy Friday -tips & tricks

Sometimes in order to decipher a vintage pattern, you may need to get creative.  Things to try might be to take notes, study the picture and trace it out.  That is what I had to do to make this butterfly…

When making a butterfly like this there are so many numbers to keep track of.  I went through this process of  trying to crochet it, something not looking right, rip it out, try again… then a light bulb clicked.  
First I enlarged the picture with our printer,  and used some carbon paper to trace it….

Then reading the pattern wrote in all the chains and single crochets for each space…
giving myself the visual tool to finish my butterfly!
Also, on my finished project list is this vintage doily…

Published by gwengoods

I live with my family in Neenah, WI. My day job is working at our local library. I spend time everyday exploring the art of crochet. Everyday life inspires my work from family to nature.

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