1910 Vintage Irish Crochet Butterfly Purse Handbag Pattern DIY Edwardian Titanic Historical Reenactment Crocheted Bag Femme Accessory

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Edwardian - Titanic - Gibson Girl Era Irish Crochet Handbag Pattern

with Classic Butterfly Motif

Dakota Prairie Treasures Single Pattern Republication™

Originally Published 1910!

Another marvelous Dakota Prairie Treasures Single Pattern Republication(tm) for an Authentic Titanic Era Irish Crochet Butterfly Bag Pattern! What could be more darling for historical reenactment than this astoundingly beautiful handbag? Very chic!

An Authentic Edwardian Irish Crocheted Purse Pattern for you to recreate! As you can see it is lovely and can be customized however your needlework muse desires!

An excerpt:
"The very smartest thing which a woman can have to complete a summer toilet is a handbag of Irish Crochet for holding calling cards, purse, or handkerchief, and, if she is at all skillful in wielding a crochet hook, she can make one of these bags for herself at little cost."

The instructions recommends using No. 100 cotton thread for the butterfly and body of the bag and, No. 10 for padding and No. 5 for the cords. If one uses finer thread and hook you have a more dainty finished project. If you use a coarser thread and hook you have a larger finished product.

Use any thread color mix your heart desires! Your options are only limited by your imagination!

Pretty for you, pretty for gifts and pretty for posterity!

One can use today's size 3 Perle crochet thread and a size 3 or 4 hook to replicate this item. One can also use size 10 Cotton or Silk crochet thread with a size 7 hook to replicate this design in a somewhat smaller version.

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*** Unlike other antique pattern sellers Dakota Prairie Treasures stands alone in providing our especially created yarn, threads, needle and hooks conversion charts with every antique crochet and knitting pattern product! We diligently researched and created our 8-page Victorian Needlework Guide to assist you in selecting the correct modern equivalent of yarns, threads, needles and hooks to accurately recreate most historical 19th Century patterns.

The ladies of earlier times put their hands to such marvelous work and now you can too! This is a beautiful item and sure to delight you and yours! The instructions are very clear and easy to follow and yet the experience needle worker will be capable of altering as per individual needs and artistic whim.

The antique and vintage yarns, needles, etc., can be found online quite readily. You just have to hunt a little bit! Or, of course, you can utilize contemporary tools and materials found at a nearby fabric, craft or hobby store…

Check out Dakota Prairie Treasures' current auctions and store listings for many other unique needlework Spiral Bound Book, CD and Single Pattern Republications™ for your creative needle working pleasure!

The item you will receive is representative of the types of needlework expertise of earlier feminine American culture! If you're into nostalgia like I am you will have hours of enjoyment making and recreating this antique needlework items for yourself or others dear to your heart just the way your great-great-grandmothers did!

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