On August 7, 1900, “The Queen’s Scarf” is awarded to Colour Sargeant F. F. Ferret, a member of Queen Victoria’s Royal West Surrey Regiment as a “personal token” of the Queen’s regard. It is one of only 8 scarves hand-crocheted by the Queen herself to be awarded to soldiers & is on display in the Nat’l Army Museum in London.
Crocheting was considered a pastime of the upper class to make things decorate their homes. They believed the lower classes did not need pretty things for their homes so lower classes were discouraged & even prohibited from crocheting. Instead they were encouraged to knit basic necessities such as socks.
|Queen Victoria enjoying the craft of crocheting.|