So what do most people call this????
This 36 inch square tablecloth is one of the Vivian treasures. I grew up with several dresser scarves crocheted in the identical pattern. I know that needlework magazines from the 1920’s used to give directions for the same pattern in a variety of sizes.
My grandmother’s friend, Mrs. Lustig made the dresser scarves and gave them to my grandmother. When my grandmother moved in with us, Mrs. Lustig’s hand work came too. We called them, Mrs. Lustig schmattas. Clearly this is not what this sort of work was called in the needlework magazines.
When my mother was here Thanksgiving she asked to see the Vivian treasures. I told her that I had a Mrs. Lustig table cloth. My mother was really impressed.
I have made some repairs on the cloth and the sharp eyed among you will see that I have a bit more repair work to do.
I know that I will never find out Mrs. Lustig’s first name, or if she even had a first name. ( My grandmother and Mrs. Lustig only referred to one another as Mrs. Levy and Mrs. Lustig) But I hope that one of you will be able to tell me what this sort of crochet work is called.