Effie Archer's Needlecraft book was originally published in 1916. This book contains an entire chapter on the topic of Irish crochet lace, and includes multiple Irish crochet patterns. This public domain book is available for free reading or download at Google Book Search.
Three Hundred Things a Bright Girl Can Do
This book was published in 1903. It contains, among other things, instructions for working an Irish crochet lace pattern. The book is now in the public domain, and it is available for free download or reading online at Google Book Search.
Crochet is a versatile craft, offering a variety of different techniques to try. Here you will find free tutorials and instructions enabling you to learn other crochet techniques.