We have been digitalising a number of very old vintage lace edgings patterns lately which we have rescued from very old publications which were literally falling apart!
One of our favourites is this set of 3 irish crochet lace edgings
As you can see, they are all very delicate and pretty- and the bottom 2 have a lovely and simple to make irish crochet flower in the centres- you could also make these individually on their own to make pins and brooches. You can use the original fine yarns to make tiny flowers, or why not use some modern thicker yarns to make the flowers larger too?
In fact, if you used modern thicker yarns to make these designs, you could have some very pretty lariat scarves.
All the instructions for making these edges are included in the pattern on the website which is available by clicking here At Vintage Visage we include a translation of crochet terms from UK to USA terms- its actually much easier than you think to translate, as the stitches are the same, we just call them a different name! We also have lots more patterns and instructions for many other edgings too- enjoy browsing!