Motifs can be used in Irish Lace or as appliques to embellish garments, pillowcases, afghans, towels, dish clothes, handkerchiefs, etc… Some motifs can be joined together to create a wide assortment of placemats, doilies, runners, collars, cuffs or even bedspreads and tablecloths depending on how much time you want to invest.
Recommended Pattern Books
50 Fabulous Crochet Thread Motifs by Jean Leinhauser [ISBN: 979-1-60140-671-2]
50 Fabulous Pineapple Crochet Motifs by J. Leinhauser & F. Harold [ISBN: 978-1-57486-337-6]
Crochet Flowers for Every Wear by Kooler Design Studio [ISBN: 978-1-60140-086-4]