Sneak Peek: A Timeless Boudoir Jacket to Crochet

With pretty details like the frog fastener featuring Clones knots and a lacy scalloped edge, this boudoir jacket is a gorgeous re-creation of an early twentieth-century pattern that’s fun to make and wear.

Piecework Editorial Staff Feb 2, 2022 - 1 min read

Sneak Peek: A Timeless Boudoir Jacket to Crochet Primary Image

Brandenburg Button Boudoir Jacket with Frog Closure, by Pat Olski. Photos by Matt Graves

This gorgeous crocheted jacket, featured in the Winter 2021 issue of PieceWork, features a crocheted frog closure embellished with Clones knots and matching crochet-covered buttons. Clones knot edging such as this was very popular in the early twentieth century.


Detail of the Clones knots that form the fastener.


Needlecraft designer Pat Olski designed this jacket as an adaptation of a 1916 Corticelli Silk Mills pattern, and fashioned early twentieth-century crochet buttons to finish the crochet frog fastener. The lacy scalloped detailing on the trim and the flattering contour of the stitches along the back result in an eye-catching garment with a vintage touch.


Pat Olski is a New Jersey-based needlecraft designer, writer, and instructor who loves historic techniques and old needlework books. Look for the full pattern for her boudoir jacket, crocheted frog fastener, and crochet-covered buttons in PieceWork Winter 2021.