Wednesday, November 7, 2012

The "Art" of Crochet

The Crochet Lesson by Mary Cassatt

"And Diana and I had a lovely afternoon. Diana showed me a new fancy crochet stitch her aunt over at Carmody taught her. Not a soul in Avonlea knows it but us, and we pledged a solemn vow never to reveal it to anyone else. Diana gave me a beautiful card with a wreath of roses on it and a verse…"

~ Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables

The Crochet Lesson by Edward Thompson Davis

"I want you to teach me how to crochet that lace I saw you making the other day..."

~ Elsie's Kith and Kin by Martha Finley

Young Girl Crocheting by Michael Peter Ancher

"There was Miss Pole, who was becoming as much absorbed in crochet as she had been once in knitting, and the burden of whose letter was something like, "But don't you forget the white worsted at Flint's" of the old song; for at the end of every sentence of news came a fresh direction as to some crochet commission which I was to execute for her."

~ Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell

Girl Crocheting by Edmund C. Tarbell

"... good-tempered and possessing the happy art of pleasing without effort. Her little airs and graces were much admired, so were her accomplishments, for besides her drawing, she could play twelve tunes, crochet, and read French without mispronouncing more than two-thirds of the words..."

 ~ Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Crochet Lesson by Federico Zandomeneghi

"We have heard that the greatest lady in the land deigned thus to serve her soldiers. We have been told of a cravat worked in crochet by a queen's fingers which fell to the share of a gallant young officer in the trenches—the same brave lad who had carried, unscathed, the colours of his regiment…"

Lydia Sitting on the Porch Crocheting by Mary Cassatt

"She seeketh wool, and flax,

and worketh willingly with her hands."

~ Proverbs 31:13


  1. What a sweet blog. I see in my mind my mom on the couch. She crochets, she crochets, she crochets ... all day. (a bedspread.)

    I like the painting by Michael Peter Ancher.

    1. Thanks for sharing here today! :) Any memories of mother like that are precious... and glad you liked the artwork. I think my favorite is the last one by Mary Cassatt.

  2. So sweet! My great aunt Gladys taught me so much. She could sew, knit, quilt, crochet, embroidery, and also do tatting. I still have some of the beautiful items that she made. I am so blessed to have had her in my life.

    1. Sounds like you had a true-blue Proverbs 31 woman in your life, how special!!!


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