Welcome to the Vintage Crochet Stitches,
Abbreviations and Instructions Page (Click here to visit our FREE Crochet Patterns Page)
Before the standardization of crochet stitches, there were several variations.
The authors of most of our Crochet Books were kind enough to provide their own
individual instructions and details, often with drawings.
In the STITCH INDEX below, we have put together a collection of instructions from the leading Victorian and Edwardian Crochet Experts
from the late 1800's to the 1920's, and tips on how to follow them.