August 1919 Needlecraft Magazine, With 2 Crochet Patterns by Mary Card

Here we have the August 1919 issue of Needlecraft Magazine . The original price of this issue was only ten cents. The cover illustration shows a smiling fashion model , wearing a dainty crocheted vest. She is standing on the deck of a ship. She is gorgeous! Inside the magazine are instructions for crocheting the sweater she is wearing.


Front Cover of the August 1919 Needlecraft Magazine Close up of the Crocheted Vest on the Cover of the August 1919 Needlecraft Magazine



Mary Card’s Crochet Patterns


This is a very special issue of Needlecraft in my opinion, because it has not one, but TWO projects designed by Mary Card, with instructions for making them. Mary, in my opinion, was one of the greatest crochet designers of all time. She was an Australian designer with a long and distinguished career; her accomplishments included the publication of books both in Australia and the USA. Her work is outstanding and is still highly collected and sought after by needlework enthusiasts today.

British Coat of Arms Crochet Pattern by Mary Card


British Coat of Arms Crochet Pattern by Mary Card, From the August 1919 Issue of Needlecraft Magazine

Her first project in this issue is called “British Coat of Arms in Crochet”. This article contains a photo of the finished piece plus written instructions for crocheting it. The work as shown is a fancy variation of filet crochet, but it can certainly be worked in regular filet crochet if you prefer.


Dragonfly Centerpiece Crochet Pattern by Mary Card


Her second project is called “Dragonfly Centerpiece”. It measures about 24 inches in diameter. There is a photo of the finished project. There are also written instructions telling how to do the crochet work.


Dragonfly Centerpiece Crochet Pattern by Mary Card, circa 1919 Dragonfly Centerpiece Crochet Pattern by Mary Card, from 1919

Some of the other projects, inspirations and articles in this issue include:

  • Knitted lace & insertion- includes knitting instructions.
  • Insertion in Filet-Crochet, Daffodil Design- both chart and written instructions are given.
  • Tea-cloth with corners of filet crochet, by Mary E Fitch- both chart and written instructions are included
  • Embroidered Pieces To Which the Crochet-hook lends an added charm
  • Lingerie that is dainty and unusual
  • Yokes For Corset-covers and Camisoles- these are crocheted
  • Block For Bedspread, leaf and diamond pattern, plus border to match the counterpanes-a fantastic traditional knitting pattern
  • Rugs Such as Grandma Used To Make
  • Tatted Yokes For Camisoles or Corset Covers
  • Fashion illustrations
  • Great vintage advertising- There are lots of interesting and informative ads for a variety of products in this issue.


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