New Update! The March 1902 Delineator Magazine

Fashion From 1902Antique Color Plate Showing Fashion Accessories and Millinery, Circa 1902


I couldn’t resist posting a new page about this lovely antique magazine, even though there aren’t actually any crochet patterns in this particular issue. There are lots of other needlework patterns though; there’s a knitting pattern, and a significant amount of information about lace making and related projects. The March 1902 Delineator has 4 gorgeous color plates. You can see them all, plus lots of other photos too, if you click here.


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Antique Crochet & Needlework Pattern Book Auctions on Ebay


Post updated June 3 ’08. The auctions I originally posted about have now ended.


If you’re curious about the final prices of these auctions, here are some links for you:


Click here to see the ended auction for the January 1903 issue of Home Needlework Magazine. High bid price was $36.00.


Click here to see the ended auction for the July 1906 issue of Home Needlework Magazine. High bid price was $36.00.


Click here to see the ended auction for the June July 1910 issue of Home Needlework Magazine. End price was $9.95, which in my opinion was a fantastic bargain for the winner even considering the substantial wear on the cover.


Click here to see the ended auction for the June 1908 issue of Home Needlework Magazine. High bid price was $11.50, another bargain in my opinion.




This ebay seller is selling sold some lovely antique crochet and needlework pattern books, including a couple of “Home Needlework Magazine” Back issues and a Royal Society crochet book. I used to have a couple of these books in my collection, and they are absolutely delightful. For those of you who collect beaded bag patterns, the January 1903 issue has several of them. Luckily, the seller included multiple photos in the auction so you can see at least one of the bags. There are also several color illustrations shown. You can click here to see my description of the patterns included. Sorry to say that I don’t have my informational web pages up for the other books, but I will try to get them posted ASAP.

Antique-crochet.com Site Update: October 1933 Needlecraft Magazine With Mary Card Filet Crochet Pattern


Front Cover of October 1933 Needlecraft Magazine Showing A Fanciful Color Illustration of MinnehahaIntricate Vintage Scalloped Table Linen or Doily Filet Crochet Pattern With Chart by Mary Card, From the October 1933 Issue of Needlecraft The Home Arts Magazine.


I just created a new web page on the antique-crochet.com site which is dedicated to the October 1933 Issue of Needlecraft Magazine. This issue has lots of fantastic needlework and crochet patterns, including an exquisite crochet pattern (with chart!) by Mary Card. Mary Card’s patterns and charts are highly sought after by crochet enthusiasts and collectors, and you can easily see why when you look at this example of Mary Card’s work. If you want more details about the Mary Card pattern or about the magazine’s other contents, please do take a look at the page for Needlecraft October 1933.

Antique-Crochet.com Site Update: New Page For the December 1931 Issue of Needlecraft Magazine



One of the highlights of the December 1931 Issue of Needlecraft Magazine: The gorgeous filet crochet pattern for a chair set designed by Mary Card. It’s pictured above. I just updated the antique-crochet.com site with a new page dedicated to this issue of the magazine, including lots more pictures plus a list of projects that are included in that issue. So rather than elaborating further I will just refer you to the page for more details. Click here to see more photos and needlework patterns from the December 1931 Needlecraft Magazine! Thanks for your interest. Hope you’ll enjoy the page!


Edited on 4/25/08 to add:


I just found an ebay seller who is auctioning what looks like a fantastic lot of 8 Needlecraft magazines from 1931, and this issue is one of them. Looks like a fantastic auction. Here’s the link for you.


If you’d rather have just this issue, there are a couple of sellers who have listed single copies for sale in their ebay stores at a fixed price. Both of these sellers ship worldwide, to the best of my knowledge.
Click Here to see Copy #1
Click Here to see Copy #2.

Edited on 3/24/08 to add: I just found an ebay seller who is offering an auction for 3 different Needlecraft magazine back issues, and this is one of the issues in the lot. I think it looks like a pretty good deal, so I thought I’d post and give y’all the “heads up”. Good luck if you decide to bid! This auction has ended.

antique-crochet.com Site Update: Sept. 1933 Needlecraft Magazine

Cover of the September 1933 Needlecraft Magazine.Fancy Filet Crochet Table Linen; the Crochet Pattern is From the September 1933 Needlecraft Magazine.


The September 1933 issue of Needlecraft Magazine has some exquisite crochet patterns in it, including a pattern for the lovely filet crochet tea cloth you see above. There is a good mix of other needlework patterns in the issue as well. I won’t go into more detail in this blog post, because I’ve just updated the site with a page showing lots of photos of the projects in the issue. The page also features a list of projects you will find in the issue. So if you’re interested in seeing more of what’s between the covers of the magazine, I hope you’ll check out the new page. Please click here to view the page about the Sept. 1933 issue of Needlecraft Magazine. Thanks for your interest!

Antique-Crochet.com Site Update: Belgium-themed Issue of Needlecraft Magazine From 1931

A Belgian Woman With Saint Bernard Dogs on the Cover of September 1931 Needlecraft MagazineA Stunning Vintage Filet Crochet Lace Edging From the September 1931 Needlecraft Magazine


I just posted a new page on antique-crochet.com which is dedicated to the September 1931 issue of Needlecraft Magazine. The emphasis of this issue really isn’t crochet, but there is a good mix of needlework and there are a few crochet patterns included. This blog post shows just a tiny “sneak peek” of the page’s contents, but there are lots more photos plus links to where you can purchase this issue.

Antique Needlework & Crochet Magazines

I’ve been working on creating some informational web pages about antique women’s magazines which featured needlework patterns, particularly crochet patterns. This isn’t a comprehensive list (yet) because I am focusing on my favorite publications- the ones that I am very familiar with and have in my own collection. However, I am hoping that these pages will be a fantastic resource for those who crochet, knit, make lace, tat, etc. I think that it will be helpful for other needleworkers to see photos and descriptions of various projects and patterns in the magazines before they decide whether or not to purchase the magazine. Most booksellers who sell these don’t make that information available, which I personally have found frustrating when trying to make a decision. In most cases I’ve just had to take a chance on buying, hoping I’d like whatever contents were inside. So, with that in mind, I am working on making more extensive information available to you for the publications that are my most favorite.

Please click here to view the page about Antique Women’s Magazines. This page gives a general description of which antique magazines I am currently featuring on the antique-crochet.com site. The page contains links to more information about each publication, if you happen to find one you are interested in learning more about. I anticipate that these pages will grow with time, so if antique magazines interest you, please check back periodically to see what has been added. Thanks for your interest! Your feedback is welcome, so please feel free to comment.

Fabulous Antique Crochet & Needlework Finds on Ebay

Sorry, these auctions have all ended. Please click here to visit my page about Needlecraft Magazine, where more current information is available. Or, if you found this listing because you are in search of Modern Priscilla Magazine issues, please click here to view my web page about Modern Priscilla Magazine. Thanks for visiting!

  • Click Here for a box lot of 13 Modern Priscilla Magazines dated 1906-1930. The opening bid is less than $1.00 (US) each! I don’t remember having owned any of these particular issues featured so I cannot say for sure what is in them, but I’ve generally not been disappointed by antique Modern Priscillas. At a price this low, you surely cannot go wrong.
  • And another gigantic box lot of 28!!! magazines. This lot is Needlecraft mags dating from 1916-1924. The opening bid is a ridiculously low $9.99! There’s some really good stuff in these issues too- well worth way more than the opening bid. I’ll try to post some pages about these ASAP if I can find my pics of them. If you enjoy antique crochet at all, I really think you’d enjoy looking through these.
  • And another Needlecraft lot from the same seller. This lot has 35 Needlecraft magazines all together. These appear to all be missing their covers, which is a shame, but the contents are going to be just as delightful nonetheless. Again, the lot appears to be more than worth the opening bid.

Antique-Crochet.Com Site Update: New Page For Feb. 1918 Needlecraft Magazine With Mary Card Crochet Patterns

Feb 1918 Needlecraft Magazine With Crochet Patterns by Mary Card

I’ve just updated the Antique-crochet.com web site with a brand new page about the February 1918 issue of Needlecraft Magazine. This is a fantastic issue!

Wouldn’t you love to learn how to crochet this…

Crochet Fleur De Lis Doily Pattern by Mary Card, From the Feb 1918 Issue of Needlecraft Magazine.

Or this?

Antique Hand Crocheted Linen Designed by Mary Card, From the Feb 1918 Issue of Needlecraft Magazine.

There are many other beautiful patterns and projects in the issue as well. Click Here To Read More About the Feb. 1918 Issue of Needlecraft Magazine.

Ebay Auction For 1920’s Era Crochet & Needlework Pattern Books

Edited to add: The auction I originally posted about has now ended, so I removed the link to it. However, you can still click the link below to visit my page about the Star Needlework Journal Volume 9 Number 4.

I just found what looks like a fantastic deal on a lot of 4 original vintage needlework books. As of right now, the bidding’s only at $2.99, and the auction ends in less than 24 hours. I’m thinking this could turn out to be an incredible bargain for someone, even considering that some of the books do have some condition issues. You can’t even buy single reproductions for that price!

One of the pattern books included in the auction is the Star Needlework Journal Volume 9 Number 4, which I blogged about a bit earlier today. In my opinion, that book alone is worth way more than $2.99. The other books included are:

  • Clark’s ONT Designs For Edgings, Insertions and Medallions
  • Yokes and Edgings in Crochet, Book No. 10 by Adeline Cordet
  • and a Jack Frost book of handbags that looks like it is probably a somewhat later vintage

Overall this looks like a great pattern lot.