This time we feature on the bedroom. During Victorian times crochet bedcovers or counterpanes were very common, these were often quite ornate. White was commonly used, the white was not the brilliant white of today but a more muted and natural colour, cream or Ecru was also popular. The counterpanes did not reach the floor but just covered the bed to the mattress base. This allowed for chamber pots to be easily reached in the night and for maids to clean under the beds.
The following patterns are available to buy as instantly downloadable PDFs (click the pattern names for more details:
CP 6 Victorian counterpane
This pattern comes complete with a crochet blanket (although these were not very common, the more common blankets being grey wool or flannel material), these did exist and were sometimes made for children and babies.
CP 33 Cranesbill Lace bedspread
This is a more complex lace design, very Victorian in design.
CP 7 1:12th scale Cheval set and dressing table runner
No dressing table or chest of drawers would be complete without its covering too. Small crochet mats or doilies were placed under all manner of objects.