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One of a pair of baby's bootees of red wool with leather soles, with a late 19th-century label stating that they were probably made about 1780. The technique is a form of slip-stitch crochet, formerly known as shepherd's knitting or Scottish knitting, and was executed with a flat hook.
Wool, red; leather
Cary Karp, 'Evolution in early Crochet: from Flat-Hook Knitting to Slip-Stitch Crochet', Piecework Magazine, Winter 2020, pp. 46-52