Crochet Stitch Patterns -- Irish Crochet

Developed in the mid-19th century, Irish crochet was inspired by the popular Venetian laces of the time. It`s usually worked in fine cottons to produce the traditional delicate look. The technique is composed of a combination of floral and leaf motifs arranged on a board and then joined together with a network of crocheted mesh. Often the pieces are padded by working over a cotton strand called a foundation cord.