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Houston and New Orleans
Welcome! This blog is in support of my online shop, www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com. I enjoy selling unique vintage finds, along with my own thread crochet. You'll find a variety of items in my online shop including doilies, motifs, and potholders from retro crochet patterns, along with nice vintage jewelry, old crafting books, and fun paper ephemera for crafts and collecting. .

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Great Vintage from Acadian Crochet

My latest vintage sale is this wonderful faux pearl and amethyst brooch. For more great vintage jewelry and accessories, along with traditional thread crochet, please check my Etsy shop at http://www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

My Latest Etsy Sale

My latest Etsy sale is this black thread crochet rosary, crocheted with bedspread cotton and a steel hook. Beads are made with the bullion stitch, centerpiece is crocheted disc.


For crocheted novelties and great vintage, please check my Etsy shop at www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

If You Love Rotary Dial Telephones

Fans of old rotary dial telephones, please check out my cafe press shop for great gear with this black and white image. http://www.cafepress.com/usonia

Arts and Crafts Style Table Runner on Etsy

This lovely vintage table runner would be perfect for an Arts and Crafts bungalow, a primitive cabin, or a groovy little hippie pad. 48 inches long, 17 inches wide.


Monday, December 14, 2009

Fun Retro Crafting Books

Learn fun crafts from years past, with fun retro crafting books. Please check my etsy shop for funky retro crafting books, including instructions for a working macrame fountain! http://www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A Different Kind of Pansy Doily

Although mostly used as a doily, this pattern is for a placemat that's part of the "Dinette" series in the Star Puritan Crochet book of 1953. Set also includes patterns for a potholder, large and small hot plate mats, napkin holder cover, and glass jackets.

The thread color for the flowers is shaded pansy. Many older patterns call for this thread. The flowers are crocheted onto green stems.

Double-sided potholder. Sides are crocheted together with row of flowers.

The Famous Puritan Crochet Book #100 from 1953.
Also has patterns for Grape Doily, Grape Hot Plate Mat, Calla Lily Doily (with amazing 3-D flowers), Pineapple Pincushion, chair sets, and a bedspread.


For traditional thread crochet and more, please check my shop at www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com

Friday, December 11, 2009

Mardi Gras Stars

These fun thread crochet stars were crafted with triple strands of purple, green, and gold, the colors of Mardi Gras. They measure about five inches across and can be used for motifs, coasters, and decorations. Crocheted with #10 crochet cotton and #00 hook. A great gift for the Carnival reveler on your holiday list.


Thanks for checking out my shop!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Crochet in the News

Interesting stories in the media about crochet in the US.

80-year-old crochet artist in suburban St Louis stitches while serving the community:

Volunteers in North Carolina knit and crochet lovely things for charity:

Volunteers in New York knit and crochet hats and scarves for Rwandan orphans:

New York Times story on how crochet and other crafts are used in therapy for mentally ill:


For retro thread crochet and fun vintage finds, check out my etsy shop at http://www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com/. Most items two to five dollars. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Now on Twitter

You can receive the latest updates on my shop by following me on Twitter at www.twitter.com/AcadianCrochet.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

If You Love Classic Knitted Sweaters

I've just added new pictures to my etsy listing for a McCall's Needlework and Crafts Magazine from 1986. This magazine is in excellent condition and would be a great resource for anyone who loves classic preppy sweaters. Lots of patterns, also instructions for other projects including a stunning abstract autumn leaves quilt. The back of the magazine is filled with those little ads from the days before the internet, for all sorts of stuff you could get in the mail. Great yarn ads too. http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=33139572

Monday, December 7, 2009

Child's Folk Art, My Latest Etsy Sale

My latest etsy sale is this fun cross-stitch piece, crafted by a young needleworker. It features a unicorn with a novelty moving eye and a heart on its rump. The words HAVE FUN are in the corner. Lace edging sewn on by hand. Obviously crafted with love!
Please check out my etsy site for fun items you can use in your arts and crafts. www.etsy.com/shop/acadiancrochet.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

New Flickr Site

For more photos of my thread crochet, please check out my new Flickr site at:


Thread Crochet with Color

This doily features a two-tired edging in multicolor thread. Crocheted with #10 cotton thread and #7 steel hook. Measures about 12 inches across.


If you enjoy thread crochet and unique vintage finds, please check out my etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/acadiancrochet. Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Tiny Crochet with Sewing Thread

These two doilies were crocheted with quilting thread and a tiny 13/14 steel hook. The Lily of the Valley doily measures about six inches across. It would have been about 12 inches had I used a #7 hook and #10 crochet cotton.


If you like older thread crochet patterns, you'll notice most call for a hook size 11 or smaller, along with a finer thread.


If you like traditional thread crochet and fun vintage, please check my etsy shop at www.etsy.com/shop/acadiancrochet. Most items two to seven dollars. Make a cool person happy this Christmas!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thread Crochet in Black

For a dramatic effect, try crocheting a traditional doily in black thread. This is the "Pineapples" pattern from Classic Doilies: Five Designs in Crochet, published by the American School of Needlework, 1992. I used bedspread weight cotton and a #6 steel hook. Measures about 21 inches across.
This is a challenging project in that the center is worked in the round, while the points on the edge are worked separately. I've also crocheted this doily in white, the color used in the pattern.
A Victorian doily in black would make a great gift for that unique person on your holiday list. I don't have this doily on etsy right now but I plan to make one soon that I'll put up for sale.
Please check my etsy shop for great gifts for cool people: www.etsy.com/shop/acadiancrochet.
Most items two to seven dollars. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tea-Dyed Crocheted Doily

This is one of the items available in my etsy shop, a hand-crocheted tea-dyed doily. You can find numerous resources on the web on tea-dying crochet and fabric.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Beautiful Vintage Jewelry at Acadian Crochet

Welcome to my blog. I'd love to tell you all about the great stuff in my etsy shop, www.etsy.com/shop/acadiancrochet.
I sell my own thread crochet creations along with great vintage, such as this jewelry and accessory lot. You'll get this cool multi-strand necklace along with three beautiful brooches, vintage earrings from the 50's to the 80's, plus beautiful rose hankies and other cool stuff.
My prices can't be beat. Most items two to seven dollars. Make a cool person happy this holiday!