Digital Collection Of Mary Card’s Work
Lists of Mary Card’s work available for downloading
The codes given at the beginning of the Mary Card’s Legacy of Crochet Lace book are also used in these lists namely
B=Book, C = Chart, M = Magazine
A = Australia, E = England, U for USA
NI = New Idea, EJ = Everylady’s Journal, HB = Australian Home Beautiful,
NC = Needlecraft, MP = Modern Priscilla
These have been combined to give, for example BA2 for Mary’s Crochet Book No 2.
Even though Mary produced many charts only 34 of them are in this collection. They are expensive and time consuming to digitize because they are large and often in poor condition.
Nevertheless most if not all the patterns in the charts are available on this website because many have been included in my books. You can locate particular patterns in the spreadsheet section. These spreadsheets have details of the many series of her charts in the three countries in which she worked. As you probably know, most of her designs in the charts were reprinted at least once.
Wild Rose & Pigeon Suppercloth or Large Traycloth
Peacock Centre for Bedspread or Large Cushion
Vine & Peacock Border
British Coat-of-Arms Cushion Cover
Bluebird for Happiness Cushion Cover
Blue Wren & Wattle Pillow Sham Single Sided
Blue Wren & Wattle Pillow Sham Double Sided
Grapevine & Butterfly Cloth
Table Runner or Sideboard Cloth in Grapevine & Butterfly Pattern
Wild rose & Pigeon Centrepiece & Doyleys
Grapevine & Silvereye Supper Cloth
Lovebird Cosy Cover
Grapevine & Butterfly Cloth
Rosebud Lace, Insertion & Medallion
Japanese Tea Garden Centrepiece
Aquarium Luncheon or Teacloth
Fruit Set of Luncheon Mats & Centrepiece (round)
Grapevine & Butterfly Runner & Traycloth
Woodlanders Tea or Suppercloth
Garden Tea or Supper Cloth
Oak & squirrel supper cloth
Woodlanders traycloth & teacosy
Briar rose & butterfly teacloth
Garden tea cosy & traycloth
Breakfast or luncheon set with Japanese motifs
Laces for ecclesiastical purposes
Duchesse set in lily design
Lyrebird Duchesse set
Carnation, vine leaf teacosy etc
Grapevine teacloth border
Soldier boy & flag
Great seal of the USA & Sailor boy
Mary Card’s Crochet Book No 1: New Crochet for Australasian Crochet Workers
Mary Card’s Crochet Book No 2
Mary Card’s Irish Crochet Book No 3: Irish Crochet
Mary Card’s Crochet Book No 4: Filet Crochet
Mary Card’s Crochet Book No 5
Mary Card’s Crochet Book No 6: Things to Wear
Mary Card’s Crochet Book No 7
Mary Card’s New Book of Filet Crochet
Semco Crochet Book: reprints some of Mary Card’s designs in her early books
Mary Card’s Crochet Book: Original & artistic designs in filet, Venetian and other styles of crochet patterns
Filet Crochet Slip-ons, Dexter No 6
Australian Home Beautiful
My Two Huts – article by Mary about her life in Australian Home Beautiful
Notes on printing the files
Because the charts, magazine articles and one of Mary’s books are larger than the A4 size commonly used in home printers in most of the world, the sizes of the printouts need to be considered. North American paper sizes are different to the International Standard ones (A1–4) given in the text and table below.
Most of the charts are in a large format similar to today’s A1 (594 x 841 mm or 23.4 x 33.1 inches) as given below. If you want a copy in about the original size you need a printer who does Plan printing. Search on the internet for ‘Plan printing + your city’
All the American charts, CE502 and the English unnumbered Love bird teacosy cover chart in the list below are smaller and will be close to the original size if printed on A2 (420 x 594 mm or 16.5 x 23.4 inches).
However, keep in mind that if you are interested in admiring the designs rather than crocheting them, you could consider printing the charts on A4 or A3 and inserting them in plastic sleeves in a display book.
Most of the books are a little smaller than A4 so may be printed in close to the original sizes on many home printers. The one exception, B4 is larger, close to A3. You may need to go to a commercial printer for this larger size or if you want better quality.
These American magazines are close to portrait A3. Note that the size of Needlecraft changed over time.
MUMP Modern Priscilla
International Standard Paper sizes in most of the world