Hey, Y'all! I need help finding free patterns for butterfly medallions to be used in irish crochet lace. I have Maire Treanor's book but it doesn't have a butterfly medallion in it. I am currently trying to teach myself how to make clones lace...finally got the hang of the clones knot even though I am a southpaw and Maire's instructions and youtube video were for righties. I have this grand ambition to make a christening bonnet and gown for a granddaughter who isn't even a gleam in my daughter's eye yet! She's talking about having another child (my darling Liam is 17 months old now) and I figure it's going to take me a while. I'm currently cranking out practice medallions in Maire's book...the hardest thing is training my brain to think in Irish stitches instead of American! Anyway, if any of you have done Irish lace and/or can set me up with some cool medallion patterns, I'd really appreciate it. I'm so over scanning the web for them....been doing it for the last 2 days and my eyes are about to fall out of my head!
Oh I wish I could help! But I will try to search some for you. I Love this lace but am not brave enough to try it! You get Kudos all over the place from me! I have seen several antique gowns made from this and they are breathtaking! I would be pleased with a collar! LOL! It is on my "Bucket List"
I am looking for something similar to make a necklace for a dear lady who loves butterflies. I found this site www.mypicot.com/crochet_butterfly_patterns01.html
using this search term on Bing: irish crochet lace butterfly patterns the page that opens has at least 3 different butterfly patterns with PDF downloads. My computer has a problem with the site and every time I try to download a PDF my computer freezes up. I have used various combinations of this search term irish crochet lace patterns when the Bing page opens there is a link for images and in one of those pages I came across an extraordinary example of an Irish Crochet butterfly motif; it was that image which gave me the idea for a necklace. I believe the pattern was for sale but I didnt have enough sense to bookmark it.
Thank you. What a great site. Every once in a while I get the idea that I have found every crochet site on the web; I can be so wrong. John