Mitred Square Crochet Pattern With Gap Free Edges

Do your mitred squares have gaps along the edges effecting the visual appeal?

Mitred squares are worked diagonally from corner to corner, a versatile square with a myriad of uses for some truly inspiring projects. We all want our projects to be fantastic but those holey edges can fall short of that Wow factor.

Learn why edge gaps occur and how to avoid them. You won't find any disagreeable edge gaps in this pattern!

Tampico Bustle

You may have noticed two missing dimensions in my previous post, waist and length.  I did some guess work on ruffle lengths, referenced some other bustle pads and used my own waist as a bit of a guesstimate, but a bit more bustle research showed up this image of the 1886 Tampico bustle on Pinterest. I haven't found a source for the image yet.
Tampico Daisy Bustle 1886


A bit more searching and I found a reference to the Tampico bustle in the 'Strawbridge & Clothier's quarterly 1882' (which turns out to be an absolute wealth of information), and includes a listing for the Tampico bustle with length! Win!

Tampico Bustle from Strawbridge & Clothier's quarterly 1882
No. 50.—Pleated Tampico Bustle
 seven rows of pleating side pieces
 length 12 inches. Price, 90c.

Strawbridge & Clothier's quarterly 1882 lists 7 rows of pleats not 6 like the one at the Met Museum, but I call that close enough to work from, besides 12 inches divides by 6 really nicely.

This pin does not cite references either however I am including it for completeness.

If you have any more information on the Tampico Bustle do share!

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