Needlework author, teacher, retailer, and PBS
television host Shay Pendray brings to each issue of PieceWork
a sampling of patterns, charts, and instructions, gleaned primarily
from old magazines and books that are no longer generally available.
Our adaptation of Holiday Bells to Filet-Crochet, Cross-Stitch,
or Needlepoint, from the November 1926 issue of Needlecraft
Magazine, was included in the November/December 2004 issue
Here are the written instructions and chart
for the design in filet crochet exactly as they appeared in Needlecraft
Holiday bells in filet
crochet made by Suzanne DeAtley using a size 12 (1 mm)
crochet hook and size 30 DMC crochet cotton. 10 1/4 x
26 inches (26.0 x 66.0 cm). Photograph by Joe Coca.