For the enthusiastic crocheter who may not have the time to make tablecloths or bedspreads, crocheted edgings offer a popular and enduring alternative. With more than 130 patterns to choose from in this attractive collection, crocheters can personalize an item by simply adding a delicate, handmade finishing touch. Assembled by noted needlework authority Rita Weiss, the selections in this volume have been reprinted from rare thread-company leaflets published in the 1940s and 50s. (Many of these instruction books — originally created to sell thread — are collector's items today.) Needleworkers will be delighted with the wide range of heirloom-quality patterns that include traditional filet crochet and filigree designs, as well as floral motifs incorporating such familiar blooms as the pansy, rose, forget-me-not, buttercup, and aster. Clear, step-by-step instructions make these patterns easy to work anywhere — in the home, at meetings, or on public transportation. Crocheters will want to use these lovely edgings again and again on a variety of personal and household items such as handkerchiefs, napkins, placemats, collars, cuffs, lingerie, pillowcases, and much more.