This is the vintage lace/puzzle I am hoping to replicate…I have lost a lot of brain cells trying to decipher the second round….

If you solve this puzzle let me know, okay? 

I may need to unravel part of it to find out, what do you think?

I’m working on this doily too:

Plus experimenting with new stitch combinations…

I like working with one solid project as opposed to working with individual pieces that need joining (think granny squares) I don’t enjoy starting tiny little circles x hundreds of times šŸ˜Œ

That’s just me, I know, but now I feel like I need to break out of my routine and do another “joining project” I like changing things up all the time.

So changing subjects: this little blog of mine is having another birthday in the month of March, yay!! 

I cannot believe Little DaniellaJoe is still around, she may not be thriving at the moment but nevertheless she’s still breathing and eating/crocheting šŸ˜€

I am planning to celebrate this joyful occasion with you so stick around won’t you? šŸ˜€

It’s late, so have a good rest please, we need to solve that lace puzzle pronto šŸ˜€

See you soon…


  1. LOL, I will let her Rest In Peace šŸ˜€ vintage crochet is really fine art in my opinion..


  2. How’s the lace puzzle going? I see a lot of chain and double crochet, it looks tiny

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  3. Wow, I love the comments above. Good crocheters and knitters can look at pieces and come really close to copying patterns by knowing the stitches. I am always delighted to see that in action. Good luck. I would say just start working and see how it looks. The more you trial and error it the closer you get to the real thing. And if this stitch wizard was anything comparable to my grandmother with her baking, no one will ever figure out the pattern exactly. Ha! Have fun!!!

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  4. It is stunning, and I know you can do it, just keep trying.
    Enjoy the weekend, and happy crafting. šŸ™‚

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  5. Personally it looks like the person who made your piece of lace didn’t do a very good job of it but if you want my take on the pattern it is this. Not sure what you mean about second round so I will give the whole pattern. (US terms)
    Start with chain then dc into back of each chain. Next Row: (tr, 4ch) into every third gap (you can work our what happens at ends.) Next Row: dc into every tr and chain on previous row. Next Row: (Again don’t know about ends though you talk of rounds anyway – looks flat to me.) So starting into gap between dcs above the tr. [slip stitch into gap then 5ch (or 6?), sc into gap between dcs of previous row above next tr. 7ch (ss into sc, 7ch ss into sc 7ch ss into sc. After this the first 7ch loop goes (3ch, ss into loop to right, 3ch), end with 5ch] Repeat the bit between square brackets.Then on the subsequent rows the slip stitch goes into the place where the loops are joined and the sc goes into the middle loop of the three.
    I am not totally sure of the number of chains that I have given, maybe you can see to count but that is my general read on the pattern.

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  6. The doily is stunning ~ hope you figure out your crochet puzzle x

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  7. I inherited a lot of this pattern. It is all around my house, that is as much as I know, sorry. You’d have to ask my husband’s long dead Aunt Minn.

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