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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. .

Sunday, September 5, 2010

1986 English Smocking Pattern Book

From 1986, English Smocking by Ellen McCarn has patterns for smocking designs, including monograms and figures for children's clothing.

Featured patterns are Script Monogram, Strawberries and Flowers, Playful Puppies, and Raccoons.

Book also features smocking basics, pleating and stacking, garment construction, stitch diagrams, and use of smocking tools. Published by McCarn Enterprises, 32 pages, color and black-and-white photos.

Very minor wear at one corner, otherwise book is in very good condition.

For retro crafting books, traditional thread crochet, and other fun stuff, please check out my Etsy shop at www.acadiancrochet.etsy.com


  1. Aw! Super fun! I wish I were talented enough to do things like that. I'm limited to pretty simple sewing though.