It has been quite a while since I have done any crochet work, but my group got together this past weekend to learn more on Irish Crochet.  I didn't follow through with it before, but when I saw what they were going to do, I just had to go and I'm glad I did.  I have finished my first Irish Crochet flower head.  I had to leave for a 70th Anniversary for my Aunt and Uncle who are both in there 90's, and I couldn't miss that.  I then went back in time to get started on the leave. 

This picture of the flower isn't large so I will include it here.  It is also showing the leaves I will be working on here to.

Has anyone else here worked on any of this?  I think I should look around more as I just saw a picture in the photos of something similar.  Another group for me to join...I hope.

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Comment by Administrator on May 9, 2017 at 9:35pm


I hope your recovery goes well.

Comment by Barbara Gordon on May 9, 2017 at 4:10pm

I've been gone a while again.  After the neck surgery and some PT I then had a total hip surgery.  After that the passing of two close friends.  I hope this soon ends.  My New Year's resolution is NO SURGERY this year.

Rebecca that doily is beautiful.  I am now going to check Ravelry out as I am already signed in with them.  I am so behind..!.

Comment by Rebecca Dawson on November 12, 2015 at 1:34am

The red flower/rose looks like one I made for a pot holder from the Work Basket, Feb. 1955, pages 13-14.

Comment by Administrator on October 31, 2015 at 4:32pm

Maire Treanor also has a group on 

Comment by Maureen Bromley on October 31, 2015 at 4:24am
I attended an Irish crochet course with Maire Treanor last year in Cheshire UK and had a lovely time. The course also included Picot Bigouden which is the French version of Irish crochet. The course was full with 26 students and two tutors, Maire and Helene. I believe Maire does several workshops in the USA throughout the year as well as courses in Ireland. She has produced a book and a DVD on Clones lace. I will post photos of some of the work I did then and since.
Comment by Barbara Gordon on October 30, 2015 at 7:41pm

When our lace group got together learning the basics of Irish Crochet, one of the girls had a notebook full of all the things that she had already made including her working the background for joining them together.  It was quite fascinating.  The internet is a wonderful place isn't it.

Comment by Administrator on October 30, 2015 at 4:24pm

I am perpetually fascinated by the great variety and inventiveness of those who work Irish crochet, and the large number of different motifs they come up with.  There are a lot of pamphlets on Irish crochet on the site. And at present there is a lot of experimentation in Russia with the basic Irish crochet idea, and it is used to make vests and jackets in wild colors. I did a lot of crochet when I was in my 20s, but once I started bobbin lace everything else fell by the wayside.

But I would love to see what others are doing. Maybe our members who love crochet could do some exploring of the technique, along with you. Maybe start with leaf variations?

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