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~Heritage Heartcraft, heirloom quality thread crochet by Cara Louise Reitbauer~

I have been crocheting since about 1974 at age 8 when my mother taught me with regular yarn and larger crochet ...

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La Croix Pattée (Cross Pattée) PDF

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(4) Name: 'Crocheting : La Croix Pattée (Cross Pattée) PDF
La Croix Pattée (Cross Pattée) PDF
La Croix Pattée (Cross Pattée) PDF

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Magic Circle or adjustable ring
  • Crochet in back loop only
  • Crochet in bottom loop of chain

Pattern Description:

La Croix Patte, a pattern for thread crochet from Cara's Handcrafted Crocheted Ornaments
(Also known as St. John's, Maltese, Regeneration, Fishtail,
Campaign, Forme and Iron Cross.)

A friend asked if I could design an Iron Cross to use as an embellishment on a hat for a teenaged boy. I think this design has broad appeal and can picture it being used for a lot of different decorative applications.

The effect of working in back loops only produces a very different texture, quite reminiscent of knitting!

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Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Cross is just over 2 inches across


  • Smal amount of size 3 crochet thread
  • 2.75 mm steel crochet hook

You Will Also Need:

  • pins for blocking

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Aunt Lydia Size 3 crochet thread

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