Crochet Quote: The Law of Crochet

Today’s crochet quote is an excerpt from “The Law of Crochet”. This is an article that was written in the mid-nineteenth century for Punch, a British satirical magazine. I got a kick out of reading about this article which was itself the subject of an article by Karen C. Ballard that was published in the September / October 2011 issue of Piecework magazine. For those who aren’t familiar with this magazine, it’s Interweave’s magazine about historical needlework.

“Clause 1. enacts that no married lady shall, under any circumstances (not even the absolute necessity of finishing ‘this duck of a pattern, because I am quite in love with it’) be permitted to work at Crochet more than fourteen hours of the twenty-four.”

What’s the most number of hours you’ve crocheted in a day?


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  1. It’s great to see that some things are timeless :).

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