Lace patterns

Canal boat lace patterns

NEW: The Waterways Museum society book of 


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This book brings together the BMS Cabin Crochet  and Joan Turpin books (see below) and includes patterns for Rose Skinner’s Lace, a porthole cover and instuctions to make a bonnet and belt. An econmical way of buying the combined patterns.

£12.95 + £3.50 P&P 

Sarah Welsh 'Crochet & Cabin Lace: Crochet Patterns for Alphabet, Traditional' with 2014 revision: advice about making a continous strip and pattern for the Poinsietta on the Christmas Banner.

Instructions and diagrams for the 'Large Letters, Traditional Font' Alphabet or Initials available in PDF or 'hard copy'.  The PDF version will be emailed once payment has been received and accepted.

Price - Hard copy £3.50 + £1.50 P&P

          - PDF (via email)  £3.00


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A lovely example of what can be made using the booklet, when working the letters as a continuos strip.  Ruth made this name banner for her NB window.  Thanks to Ruth, Gloucestershire, for sharing her photo. 



Sarah Chanin and Ann Gardiner Boat Museum Society Canal Boat Cabin Crochet  booklet.

A good basic 'how to crochet' guide and some patterns based upon those in the Narrowboat 'Friendship', to get you started.  As with all BMS publications, proceeds from the sale help to preserve and restore significant boats of the inland waterways.

Price £3.50 + £1.50 P&P


The Joan Turpin Collection, Boat Museum Society.

A new collection of patterns for all crocheters.  13 easy and advanced patterns from ticket drawer pieces to curtain tiebacks.  As with all BMS publications, proceeds from the sale help to preserve and restore significant boats of the inland waterways.

Price: £6.50 + £2.50 P&P

Janet Reeve 'Cabin Crochet of the Inland Waterways'

A History with 10 traditional patterns, including Boat, Hearts, Towpath Flowers, Rose Gibbs.

Price: £3.50 + £1.50 P&P

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An example of the 'Gifford' lace made from the pattern in the Red book and the lace in situ, photo courtesy of Margaret from Coventry.

Janet Reeve 'Cabin Crochet of the Inland Waterways Book 2'  

A mixture of 10 contemporary and traditional patterns, plus ideas for creating your own designs.

Price: £3.50 + £1.50 P&P

Here is a photo of the 'Uppermill' pattern from this book, kindly supplied by Anne of Cheshire, with a few tips: "Just to let you know that the Uppermill pattern on page 18 of book 2 of Cabin Crochet of the Inland Waterways can be worked out with a little tweaking from the pattern . I did put 3 chains between the trebles. Also it takes a bit of thought when decreasing on the points. I have done 5 12 point edgings each measuring 24 inches which I could extend."

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Other patterns

Mary Crochet Lace Cushion Pattern

Cushion Pattern

Hard copy   £3 + £1.10

Mary Crochet Lace Cushion Tutorial 

Large format, bound, with larger and extra photos and step-by-step instructions.   

£4.50  + £1.50 P&P

Mary Crochet Lace Cushion Tutorial PDF  £4

Christmas Bell Tree Ornament Pattern

(Also available as a kit - see below)

Christmas Bell Pattern CCL

Hard Copy £2 + £1 P&P

PDF            £2 (Sent by email once payment has been made)

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