Free Diamond Lace Insertion Pattern

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Decorate a guest towel with this simple insertion originally designed in 1920 by Emma L. Boardman. For a fast gift, buy a pretty plain towel, crochet the insert until it’s as wide as the towel, then sew it on to the towel. You can finish with the edging or leave it off.

This is not your usual scanned vintage crochet pattern. To make this pattern great for today’s crocheter I wrote complete instructions, expanded the written instructions so you won’t need to skip around, and made an easy to follow chart. I also changed the written instructions to use modern US crochet terms.

The only stitches you need to know to complete this lace are: chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch.