I ran across the Turkish Crochet blog awhile ago and fell in love with what is there; especially the edgings.
Being someone who can usually look at crocheted items and figure out how they were made, I was even more intrigued by the intricacy of what I was seeing. So I decided to do a little on-line research to see if I could find out more.
Considering the volume of material available for consumption on the internet I was a little miffed when I couldn't find out more information about Turkish crochet. What I did find was a lot of people who had seen what I had and wanted patterns.
So I started reading the comments in the blog and discovered that the author's photos are the patterns. Apparently the picture is the pattern. Traditionally if you wanted the pattern you looked at a swatch or piece of edging and, knowing how to crochet and the different techniques, could copy it. A required skill if you can't read or write.
I also found, in the comments, that these edgings were used on scarfs and allowed you to tell people how you were feeling through the symbolism of the edging elements.
What an inspiration. I may have to try one of them one day!