Crocheting Doilies | Edited by Rita Weiss


Product Description

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (1976)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 048623424X
ISBN-13: 978-0486234243

 

 

Hand-crocheted doilies are back in fashion, and this book is a new collection of 38 of the best-known and most-admired doily patterns from the heyday of hand-crocheted doilies. Containing instructions for making many different kinds of sizes of doilies, luncheon sets, console sets, runners and centerpieces, this book offers a wide and varied selection of some of the most popular doily patterns ever created.

Choose from such beautiful "heirloom" pieces as the Tulip doily, Irish Crochet, Caprice, Rose Bowl, Jewel, Pine Cone, Bread Tray, Waltz Tune, Butterfly Wings, Star Wheel, Roman Candle, Mauna Loa, Sundial, Sweetheart Corsage, Day Dream, King's Ransom, Vanity Fair, Star of India, and Flower Tile; the Pineapple luncheon set, Water Lily, Snowflake, and Castles-in-the-Air; the Wigwam console set, Petal, Classic, and Hospitality; the Grapevine runner, Sunflower, and Queen of the Gardens; the Baroque and Hawaiian Delight centerpieces; and more. Each pattern has complete instructions, a photograph of the finished article, and indications for amount of yarn, crochet hook and gauge.

Many crocheters have never lost their interest in hand-crocheted doilies - they just couldn't find the patterns. With this book you can stop looking for patterns and start making beautiful doilies for your dining tables, end tables, sideboards, and dressers. Newcomers to the art of lace crochet will find these doily patterns an excellent place to begin and a wonderful vehicle for creative expression.

 

Patterns in this publication were selected from the following vintage publications:

Doilies, Luncheon Sets and Table Runners
Doilies
Old and New Favorites Doilies
New Pineapple Designs
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 118
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 163
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 217
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 230
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Pattern List

Baroque Centerpiece #7116
Butterfly Wings Runner #7421
Caprice Doily #7124
Castles-in-the-Air Luncheon Set #7404
Classic Console Set #7126
Daisy Shower Runner #7710
Daydream Doily #7318
Doily Covers #7716
Filet Bread Tray Doily #7131
Flower Tile Doily #7112
Grapevine Runner #7118
Hospitality Vanity Set #7405
Irish Crochet Doily #7119
Jewel Doily #7107
King's Ransom Doily #7397
Occasional Doily #7127
Occasional Filet Doily #7122
Occasional Filet Doily #7134
Peacock Tails Doily Set #7444
Pedigree Doily #7110

Periwinkle Coaster Set #7348
Petal Console Set #7128
Pineapple Bread Tray Doily #7772
Pineapple Centerpiece #7768-B
Pineapple Doily #7768-A
Pineapple Doily #7778
Pineapple Luncheon Set #7779
Pineapple Six-Pointed Doily #7769
Queen of the Garden #7399
Rose Bowl Doily #7111
Rose Whirl Doily #7272
Simplicity Doily #7123
Snowflake Dinner Set #7133
Star of India #7365
Star Wheel Doily #7115
Sundial Doily #7423
Sweetheart Corsage Doily #7417
Trellis Doily Set #7715
Vanity Fair Doily Set #7406
Wigwam Console Set #7129

Newsletter Archive

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November 10, 2018: Beautiful Bedspreads and Tablecloths to Crochet and Knit

October 30, 2018: Home Decorations and Women's Accessories

October 21, 2018: Collars, Sweaters, Curtains, Potholders, Doilies, MORE

October 4, 2018: Curtains & Accessories; Plant Hangers & Planters

September 3, 2018: Women's Dresses & Sweaters, Knit Socks

August 14, 2018: Try a free eBook! Also: Crochet Tablecloth Patterns

July 29, 2018: Christmas in July: Vintage Christmas Stocking Charts

July 17, 2018: Baby Sets: Cardigans, Caps, Mittens, Bootees, and Ruffled Doily Patterns

June 6, 2018: Knit Cardigans & Pullovers and Crochet Tablecloths

May 22, 2018: Crochet Designs - Old & New Favorites

May 18, 2018: 100+ Patterns - Doilies and Edgings

April 28, 2018: Lots of Knit and Crochet Afghans

April 19, 2018: Girl's Vintage Fashions & Crochet Butterflies

February 26, 2018: Variety of Filet Crochet Patterns & Doreen Knitting Books

January 28, 2018: Crochet Tablecloths, Knitted Fashions, & Mail Order Patterns

January 7, 2018: Filet Crochet, Motifs, and Baby Patterns

2017 Newsletter Archive

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July 20, 2017: Doilies - 22 PATTERNS

May 30, 2017: Decorative Ensembles - 14 PATTERNS

April 22, 2017: Socks and Mittens - 16 PATTERNS

March 29, 2017: Hand Crochet Doilies - 16 PATTERNS

February 27, 2017: Vintage Patterns Restored - 2016 in Review & Into 2017

February 12, 2017: Crisp New Doilies - 17 PATTERNS

January 29, 2017: Modern Chair Sets - 24 PATTERNS

January 19, 2017: Woolies for Babies - 20 PATTERNS

January 7, 2017: Neckwear - 22 PATTERNS

2016 Newsletter Archive

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December 29, 2016: Bedspreads - 14 PATTERNS

December 16, 2016: Free Vintage Patterns Restored - 2016 in Review

December 10, 2016: Afghans Crocheted & Knitted - 8 PATTERNS

December 1, 2016: Men's Sweaters - 16 PATTERNS

November 26, 2016: Colorful Accessories to Knit & Crochet - 21 PATTERNS

November 15, 2016: Imported Designs of Tatting - 64 PATTERNS

November 10, 2016: Tables of Tomorrow - 22 PATTERNS

October 31, 2016: Vintage Fashions for Crochet & Knit - 10 PATTERNS

October 27, 2016: Coats & Clark's Crochet - 22 PATTERNS

October 23, 2016: Filet Crochet & Graphic Knitting

September 25, 2016: Women's Fashions - 12 PATTERNS

August 29, 2016: Doilies - 19 PATTERNS

August 14, 2016: Woolies for Infants - 33 PATTERNS

July 11, 2016: Crochet Table Settings - 19 PATTERNS

June 17, 2016: Handmade Sports Wear - 19 PATTERNS

May 31, 2016: Cottons for Children - 16 PATTERNS

May 19, 2016: Doilies & Table Runners - 27 PATTERNS

May 16, 2016: Red Heart Wool Book - 15 PATTERNS

May 7, 2016: Sweater Fashions, Book #80, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1936.

April 29, 2016: Cotton Fashions, Book #91, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1937.

April 17, 2016: Knit for Victory, Book #198, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1943.

April 14, 2016: Home Decoration, Book #76, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1936.

April 2, 2016: Fifth Avenue Fashions, Book #51, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1935.

March 14, 2016: Doilies, Luncheon Sets and Table Runners, Book #118, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1938.

February 26, 2016: Crocheted Collars, Book #68, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1936.

February 18, 2016: Woolies for Infants, Book #138, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1939.

February 13, 2016: The Book of Edgings, Book #56, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1935. Car Charms knitting graphs published by Grace Ennis in the 40s and 50s.

January 29, 2016: Paris Sponsors Crochet, Book #66, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1935.

January 17, 2016: Crochet Table Topics, Book #123, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1938. Beach-Themed socks knitting graphs published by Grace Ennis in the 40s and 50s.

January 7, 2016: Two Needle Mittens Scandinavian Designs, Volume #105, originally published by Doreen Knitting Books in 1954. Alcohol-Themed socks knitting graphs published by Grace Ennis in the 40s and 50s.

January 2, 2016: Year 2015 in Review. SIXTY-TWO (62) vintage leaflets have been restored and published during 2014 and 2015. That's over 1,000 knit, crochet and craft patterns that have been made available again for everyone to enjoy!

2015 Newsletter Archive

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December 28, 2015: Hats and Bags, Book #74, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1936. Sports-Themed socks and necktie knitting graphs published by Grace Ennis in the 40s and 50s.

December 18, 2015: Gloves and Mittens, Volume #29, originally published by Bernhard Ulmann Company in 1953. Dog-Themed socks and necktie knitting graphs published by Grace Ennis in the 40s and 50s.

December 12, 2015: Bedspreads, Book #122, originally published by Spool Cotton Company in 1938. Christmas Stocking knitting graphs published by Grace Ennis in the 40s and 50s.

November 28, 2015: Crochet for Christmas, Book #83, originally published by American Thread Company in 1951 and Crochet for Christmas, Book #94, originally published by American Thread Company in 1952.

November 16, 2015: Woolies for Babies, Book #119, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1935. Cheese, Bacon and Onion Puff Recipe. Spool Zoo by the Spool Cotton Company.

November 7, 2015: Crocheted Dresses, Book #61, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1935. Chocolate Truffles Recipe, Chocolate Doughnut Muffins Recipe, and Dark Chocolate Semifreddo Recipe.

November 1, 2015: Dolls, Volume #104, originally published by Doreen Knitting Company in 1954 and Dolls, Volume #102, originally published by Doreen Knitting Company in 1951. Cornflake Chicken Recipe and Chicken Paprika Recipe.

October 24, 2015: The Book of Tatting, Book #39, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1935. Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli Recipe and Spinach Stuffed Baguette Recipe.

October 11, 2015: Crochet Designs for the Hostess, Book #34, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1935. Chunky Chili Recipe and Beef Carpaccio with Chili Dressing Recipe.

September 27, 2015: Crocheted and Knitted Bags, Book #57, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1935. Cherry Clafoutis Pie Recipe and Cherry Braised Short Ribs Recipe.

September 12, 2015: New Book of Bedspreads, Book #65, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1935 and Bedspreads, Book #85, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1937. Cheese and Herb Fishcakes Recipe and Smoked Trout and Potato Salad Recipe.

September 5, 2015: Two-Needle Mittens, Volume #56, originally published by Jack Frost Yarn Company in 1955 and Gloves, Socks & Mittens, Volume #110, originally published by Doreen Knitting Company in 1961. Pecan and Raisin Pancakes Recipe, Pear and Chocolate Pudding Pots Recipe and Peach and Berry Lime Cheesecake Recipe.

September 1, 2015: Pineapple Pageant, Book #252, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1948 and Pineapple Fan-Fair, Book #266, originally published by The Spool Cotton Company in 1950. Malay Sambal Chicken Recipe and Prawn, Chicken and Coconut Laksa Recipe.

August 27, 2015: Sweaters, Volume #109, originally published by Doreen Knitting in 1958 and Childrens Sweaters, Volume #111, originally published by Doreen Knitting in 1961. Pan Fried Scallops with Piquant Basil Dressing Recipe and Cider Mussels with Bacon and Leeks Recipe.

August 22, 2015: Paris Sponsors Crochet, Book #46, originally published by Spool Cotton Company in 1935 and This N' That, Volume #108, originally published by Doreen Knitting Company in 1957. Potato Curry with Roasted Cumin Onions Recipe and Saffron Potato, Fennel and Olive Bake Recipe.

August 19, 2015: Clark's O.N.T. Fashions Crochet and Knitting, Book No. 29, originally published by Spool Cotton Company in 1935, restored & published. Zucchini Wrapped Salmon with Chive Oil Dressing Recipe, and Zucchini Fritters with Smoked Salmon and Beetroot Relish Recipe.

August 15, 2015: 2 Needle Socks, Volume No. 106, originally published by Doreen Knitting Books in 1954, restored & published. Sesame Lamb with Garlic and Ginger Recipe, Easy Smoked Mackerel Pate Recipe, and Daikon and Carrot Noodle Fritters Recipe.

August 11, 2015: New Pineapple Designs, Book No. 230, originally published by Spool Cotton Company in 1946, restored & published. Coconut Loaf Cake with Orange Drizzle Recipe and Fresh Berry and Kiwi Eton Mess Recipe.

August 8, 2015: Curtain Pulls, Volume No. 98, originally published by Doreen Knitting Books in 1949, restored & published. Super Mac ‘n Cheese Recipe, Honey and Tequila Prawn Toasts Recipe, and Watermelon, Goats Cheese and Couscous Salad Recipe.

August 2, 2015: Baby Fashions New, Volume No. 107, originally published by Doreen Knitting Books in 1955, restored & published. Chicken Tandoor Recipe, Light Mustard Chicken with Cauliflower Rice Recipe, and Orange and Garlic Chicken Recipe.

July 29, 2015: Easy to Make Hats, Book No. 192, originally published by Spool Cotton Company in 1943, restored & published. Cheese and Chutney Pork Recipe, Pork with Sweet & Sour Caramelized Onions Recipe, and Pork Steaks with Piquant Pasta Recipe.

July 21, 2015: Two Needle Argyles, Volume No. 96, originally published by Doreen Knitting Books in 1947, restored & published. Ratatouille ‘En Tomate’ Recipe, Mushroom Parcels in Filo Pastry Recipe, and Butternut Squash and Herb Dauphinoise Recipe.

July 15, 2015: Modern Table Settings in Crochet, Book No. 40, originally published by the Spool Cotton Company in 1934, restored & published. Arancini (Rice Balls) with Sundried Tomatoes and Mozzarella Recipe and Coconut Rice Pudding with Mango Recipe.

July 6, 2015: Crocheted Neckwear, Book No. 55, originally published by the Spool Cotton Company in 1935, restored & published. Spanish Paella Baskets Recipe and Open Roasted Vegetable Lasagna Recipe.

June 21, 2015: Your Home and Its Decoration, Book No. 30, originally published by the Spool Cotton Company in 1935, restored & published. Bahia Shrimp Recipe and Scallops in a White Wine and Cream Sauce Recipe.

June 8, 2015: Book of Bedspreads, Book No. 32, originally published by the Spool Cotton Company in 1934, restored & published. Panzanella Salad Our Way Recipe and Pear, Roquefort and Red Chicory Salad Recipe.

May 25, 2015: Knit for Defense, Book No. 172, originally published by the Spool Cotton Company in 1941, restored & published. Summer Berry Terrine with Crushed Meringues Recipe and Coddled Eggs with Spinach Recipe.

May 17, 2015: Crochet For Your Home, Book No. 67, originally published by the Spool Cotton Company in 1935, restored & published. Tomato and Thyme Tarte Tatin Recipe and Tomato, Parmesan and Pesto Tart Recipe.

May 9, 2015: Doilies, Book No. 201, originally published by the Spool Cotton Company in 1943, restored & published. Oriental Style Sea Bass Recipe and Baked Fish with Breadcrumbs and Cheddar Recipe.

March 12, 2015: Children's Clothes, No. 72, originally published by the Spool Cotton Company in 1936, restored & published. Orzo with Roasted Eggplant & Tomatoes and Basil Vinaigrette Recipe and Avocado, Mozzarella and Tomato Stack Recipe.

February 21, 2015: Gifts to Crochet and Knit, No. 94, originally published by the Spool Cotton Company in 1937, restored & published. Orange Crema Catalana Recipe and Fresh Berry Meringue Roulade Recipe.

January 17, 2015: Decorator Afghans, No. 142, originally published by Coats & Clark in 1963, restored & published. Tuna 'Sushi' Roll Recipe and Mexican Fish Tacos Recipe.

January 7, 2015: Star Tablecloth Book, No. 28, originally published by American Thread Company in 1944, restored & published. Spiced Salmon and Beetroot Bake Recipe, Sweet Chili Salmon Kebabs Recipe, and Smoked Salmon Whirls Recipe.

2013 Newsletter Archive

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December 29, 2013: Lacey's Speed Knits for Tiny Tots, Volume 31, originally published by T.M. Lacey, restored & published. Maple Syrup & Star Anise Baked Plums Recipe, Gooey Fruity Meringues Recipe, and Chocolate Ganache Dessert Recipe. Quilt Trip, third in the Southern Quilting Mystery Series by Elizabeth Craig.

December 14, 2013: Flower Edgings, Book 65, by American Thread Company in 1949, restored & published. Pulled Pork Sandwich and Spicy Dressing Recipe and Pork Loin Steak with Sage Brown Butter Recipe. A Catered Christmas Cookie Exchange, ninth in the Mystery with Recipes Series by Isis Crawford. Billionaire Blend, thirteenth in the Coffeehouse Mystery Series by Cleo Coyle.

November 29, 2013: Fair, Bazaar & Gifts Crocheting, Book 63, by Lily Mills Company in 1952, restored & published. Turkey Stuffed Tomatoes Recipe. Words with Fiends, third in the Black Cat Bookshop Mystery Series by Ali Brandon.

November 16, 2013: Speedknits for Children, Book 71, by by Patons & Baldwins, Limited, restored & published. Boeuf Bourguignon Pie Recipe and Spanish Baked Eggs with Chorizo and Peppers Recipe. For Better or Worsted, eighth in the Crochet Mystery Series by Betty Hechtman. The Chocolate Book Bandit, thirteenth in the Chocoholic Mystery Series by JoAnna Carl.

October 31, 2013: Ideas for Gifts, Book 255, by Coats & Clark in 1949, restored & published. Apple and Raspberry Charlotte Pudding Recipe and Individual Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe.

October 23, 2013: Fine Crochet and Tatting, Book 259, by Coats & Clark in 1949, restored & published. Turkey Marengo Recipe and Canelloni with Pumpkin and Cheese Stuffing Recipe.

October 9, 2013: Afghans and Matching Pillows, Book 505, by Coats & Clark in 1954, restored & published. Simple Creamy Quiche Recipe and Roasted Vegetables with Herb Couscous Recipe.

September 29, 2013: Table Magic, Book 298, by Coats & Clark in 1953, restored & published. Breakfast in a Cup Recipe, Coronation Chicken Recipe, and Lamb Rump with Parsnip and Mint Crust Recipe.

September 17, 2013: High Fashion Hats, Volume 62, by Bernhard Ulmann Company in 1961, restored & published. Afghan patterns available from the Afghan Collection originally published by Columbia Minerva. Peach and Almond Clafoutis Recipe.

September 1, 2013: Modern Crochet, Book 75, by Lily Mills Company in 1954, restored & published. Hairpin Lace Patterns.

August 25, 2013: Crochet Fashions for the Small Fry, Book 175, by Spool Cotton Company in 1941, restored & published. First in the series, Cloche and Dagger, in the Hat Shop Mystery Series by Jenn McKinlay. Released August 6th. Sausage and Sweet Potato Croquettes Recipe.

August 13, 2013: Money Makers For Yor Bazaar, Book 278, by Coats & Clark in 1951, restored & published. Eighth in the series, Remnants of Murder, in the Southern Sewing Circle Mystery Series by Elizabeth Lynn Casey. Released August 6th. Sixth in the series, Cross-Stitch Before Dying, in the Embroidery Mystery Series by Amanda Lee. Released August 6th.

August 8, 2013: Knit Baby Book, Volume 61, by Jack Frost Yarn Company in 1958, restored & published. Baby Crab & Mango Salad, Vanilla Cupcakes, an Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas recipes.

July 30, 2013: The Magic of Crochet, Book 168, by Spool Cotton Company in 1941, restored & published. New release, A Custom-Fit Crime, in the Magical Dressmaking Mystery Series. Christmas in July bargains – stocking patterns.

July 19, 2013: Stoles for Every Occasion, Volume No. F-110, by Nomotta, restored & published. Cookbook Nook Mysteries, Poison Ivy – the Preventable Rash.

July 11, 2013: New Quick Tricks to Crochet and Knit, Book No. 307, by Coats & Clark’s O.N.T.  from 1954, restored & published. Haunted Yarn Shop Mystery Series & Friday Night Knitting Club Mystery Series, Cowboy Casserole and Spaghetti Bolognaise recipes.

July 5, 2013: Doilies, Star Book No. 124, by American Thread Company from 1955; and Old and New Favorites Doilies, Book No. 217, by Coats & Clark from 1944; restored & published. Yarn Retreat Mystery Series, Chocolate Mousse and Dame Nellie’s Cheesecake recipes.

June 27, 2013: Hostess Book, Book No. 325, by Coats & Clark from 1956; and Hand Knit Fashions, Volume No. 341, by Bernhard Ulmann from 1950; restored & published. Kids Fun, Salmon Patties and Pizza Margharita recipes.

June 20, 2013: Suggestions for Fairs and Bazaars, Star Book No. 98, by American Thread Company from 1953, restored & published. Collectable Clippies Plastic Canvas Leaflet, Book No. 7549. Quilting Mystery Series, Chicken Parmigiana and Mars Bar Slice recipes.

June 14, 2013: Afghan and Fashion Collection, Book No. 776, by Columbia Minerva from 1970, restored & published. New Release in Threadville Mystery Series, Dot-to-Dot kids puzzles, Paper Dolls.

June 7, 2013: Bags and Accessories, Book No. 111, by Heirloom Needlework Guild from 1952, restored & published. New Release in Knitting Mystery Series, Horse coloring pages, Veggies: Lettuce and Okra.

June 2, 2013: Cottons You'll Love, Book No. 313, by Coats & Clark's O.N.T. from 1955, restored & published. Bead Flowers patterns, Kitzi Camden Beading Mystery Series, Find the Mistakes Kids Puzzles, Beef Casserole & Apple Pie with Blackberries recipes.

May 26, 2013: Crochet Gay & Gifty Ideas, Star Book No. 80, by American Thread Company from 1951, restored & published. Dot-to-Dot Puzzle, Apricot Chicken & Spanish Style Rice recipes, Memorial Day sales.

May 21, 2013: Men & Boys Sweaters, Volume No. 40, by Jack Frost from 1947, restored & published. Kids Crossword Puzzles, Kids Hidden Picture Puzzle, Starting Now from Blossom Street series released, Olde English Shepherd's Pie & Yummy Chocolate Pudding Cake recipes.

May 16, 2013: Decorating Ideas to Crochet, Book No. 323, by Coats & Clark's O.N.T. from 1956, restored & published. Kids Paper Dolls, 50 State Flags Coloring Pages, Consignment Shop Mystery Series, Best Ever Turkey Burger & Savory Sausage Plait recipes.

May 12, 2013: Vests, Volume No. 120, by Fashions in Wool, restored & published. Kids Drawing Lessons, 50 State Birds Coloring Pages, Maggie Sullivan Mystery Series, Pirate Maze Puzzle.

May 8, 2013: Quick to Make Gifts, Book No. 318, by J. & P. Coats - Clark's O.N.T., from 1955, restored & published. Kids Drawing Lessons, Baseball Coloring Pages, The Cat, the Mill and the Murder released from Cats in Trouble Mystery, Cider Braised Pork Chops and Shrimp and Tomato Bake recipes.

May 3, 2013: Blouse Book, Volume No. 30, by the Jack Frost Yarn Company restored & published. Kids Drawing Lessons, Angora Alibi released from Seaside Knitters Mystery Series, Apricot Tart and Moroccan Lamb Stew recipes.

April 29, 2013: Handbags, Volume No. 48, by the Jack Frost Yarn Company restored & published. Kids Drawing Lessons, Southern Sisters Cozy Mysteries, Pancetta & Potato Bake and Poached Salmon recipes.

April 21, 2013: Pot Holders, Star Book No. 101, by the American Thread Company, and Pot Holders, Book 133, by the Spool Cotton Company, restored & published. Indian Spiced Chicken & Coconut Kisses recipes, newly released Leisure Arts Stitch Guides.

April 12, 2013: Smart Fashions to Knit & Crochet, Star Book No. 141, by the American Thread Company restored & published. Grimm's Fairy Tales classic lit, Mediterranean Lamb Kebabs recipe.

April 6, 2013: Boys and Girls, Volume No. 53, by Fashions in Wool restored & published. Classic literature.

March 28, 2013: Afghans, Book No. 239, by Spool Cotton Company, restored & published. Two free recipes.

March 22, 2013: Stoles & Shrugs, Star Book No. 103, by American Thread Co; and Stoles & Shrugs, Volume No. 122, by Spinnerin Yarn Co; restored & published. Veggie Recipes, Magical Cats Mysteries.

March 15, 2013: Handbags and Hats, Star Book No. 97, by American Thread Co; and Smart Bags, Book No. 209, by Spool Cotton Co; restored & published. St Patrick's Day Recipes.

March 11, 2013: Woolies for Baby, Book No. 197, by Spool Cotton Co, restored & published. Charmed Pie Shoppe Mystery Series, Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens, free recipes.

March 1, 2013: Woolies for Baby, Book No. 224, by Spool Cotton Co, restored & published. Leisure Arts crochet afghan ePatterns, pizza recipes.

February 22, 2013: Rugs, Book No. 237, by Coats & Clark; and Crocheted Rugs, Book No. 1400, by Lily, restored & published. Leisure Arts rug ePatterns.

February 15, 2013: Yarncraft for Tots & Toddlers, Book No. 17 by Cynthia; and Hand Knits for Youngsters, by Spinnerin, restored & published. Two new paper dolls, two new kids crossword puzzles, Leisure Arts knit afghans ePatterns.

February 7, 2013: Pineapple Squares, Coats & Clark No. 314; Pick of the Pineapples, Coats & Clark No. 287; and Pineapples on Parade, Coats & Clark No. 241, restored & published. New release in Southern Quilting Mysteries, Wonderful Wizard of Oz classic literature, Pineapples Info & Recipes, Leisure Arts Pineapple ePatterns.

January 31, 2013: Sweaters of Nylon or Wool, Star No. 92; and Tartans, Coats & Clark No. 501, restored & published. New release in Puzzle Lady Mysteries, Great Expectations classic literature, Discontinued Yarn & Vintage Size Charts created.

January 24, 2013: Pillow Cases, Coats & Clark No. 264; Edgings for All Purposes, Coats & Clark No. 288; and Floral Insertions, Coats & Clark No. 263 restored & published. New release in Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries, two illustrated recipes, two sheet music restored.

January 17, 2013: Quick Crochet with Enterprise Yarn, Book No. 9305, by The Thread Mills restored & published. New release in Black Cat Bookshop Mysteries; three dessert recipes; two classic literature novels.

January 10, 2013: 21 Bulky Styles featuring Quick Little Jackets, Book No. 51, by Bernat Handicrafter in 1956. New release in Pizza Lovers Mysteries; five pizza recipes; three new vegetables - recipes & fun facts; three classic literature novels.

January 3, 2013: Doily Book, Star No. 137, by American Thread Co; and Bucilla Cottons Banquet Cloth & Bedspread Creations, Volume No. 106, by Bernhard Ulmann reproduced and published. New release in Magical Bakery Mysteries, Sharon Paper Doll, How to Draw a Tractor drawing lesson.

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December 27, 2012: Nomotta Baby Book, Volume No. 122, by Amicale Yarns reproduced and published. Classic Literature: Pride & Prejudice and Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, new release in Coffeehouse Mysteries, Mangoes and Guavas.

December 20, 2012: Hats-Mittens-Socks, Book No. 135, by Coats & Clark reproduced and published. Christmas classics The Story of a Nodding Donkey & The Life and Times of Santa Claus, new releases in Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries and Embroidery Mysteries, Christmas Carols Sheet Music.

December 13, 2012: Fashions & Fun for the Almost Teens, Book No. 59 by Bernat Yarns in 1957, reproduced and published. Christmas classics The Little Match Girl, The Gift of the Magi & The First Christmas in New England; new release in Needlecraft Mysteries; Fruits, Veggies & Recipes.

December 6, 2012: Afghans Crocheted & Knitted, Star Book No. 202, by American Thread Co. reproduced and published. Christmas classics 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, A Christmas Carol & The Abbott's Ghost, new release in Piece of Cake Mysteries, Fruits & Veggies.

November 26, 2012: Bathroom Beauties, Book No. 265, by Coats & Clark's O.N.T. reproduced and published. Crochet Wreaths Afghan & Dusty Snowflake Throw patterns from Coats & Clark, Leftover Turkey Recipes.

November 17, 2012: Baby Book Crocheted & Knitted, Star Book No. 153, by the American Thread Company reproduced and published. Thanksgiving Coloring Pages, If Hooks Could Kill Crochet Mystery.

October 29, 2012: Contemporary Crochet, Book No. 508, by Coats & Clark's O.N.T. reproduced and published. Halloween Fare: Pumpkins & Apples, Coats & Clark Halloween patterns, Halloween coloring pages.

October 4, 2012: Knit & Crochet with Heavy Rug Yarn, Star Book No. 191, by the American Thread Company reproduced and published. Very Veggie: Garlic, Beets & Leeks, Vintage Sheet Music, two cake recipes.

September 3, 2012: Your Favorite Afghans, Volume 45, by Bernhard Ullmann, from 1966, reproduced and published. Fun fruit facts: Orange, Lemon & Quince, Vintage Sheet Music, three chicken recipes.

August 25, 2012: Family Favorites in Hand Knits, Book 123, by Coats & Clark, from 1961, reproduced and published. Knitted Sweater patterns from Coats & Clark, Vintage Sheet Music, Three Potato recipes.

August 11, 2012: Newest in Floral Doilies, Leaflet 268, by J&P Coats, from 1950, reproduced and published. Knit Flower Doily & Quilt Block Filet Pillow patterns from Coats & Clark, Broiled Salmon and Lemon Pepper Tilapi recipes.

July 27, 2012: Heirloom Bedspreads, Volume 49, reproduced and published. Afghan patterns by Coats & Clark, Asparagus Pasta Salad & Italian Pasta Salad recipes.

July 20, 2012: Things to Knit & Crochet, Leaflet 2576, by Columbia Minerva reproduced and published. Facts about & recipes for eggplant, celery & cauliflower, new mystery release Cast On, Kill One from Maggie Sefton, Vanilla Cheesecake Cups & Lemon Curd Cake recipes.

July 13, 2012: Gift Ideas and Great Ideas, Leaflet 2633, by Columbia Minerva reproduced and published. Facts about & recipes for artichokes, carrots and Brussels sprouts, Bride & Groom paper dolls restored, Cheddar Garlic Biscuits and Hush Puppies recipes.

July 5, 2012: Handknits for Babies by Beehive, Bk 78, by Patons & Baldwins Limited reproduced and published. Giraffe and elephant circus animal kids crafts, kids crossword puzzles restored, enchilada casserole and mini corn dog muffin recipes.

June 14, 2012: Belastraw Fashions, Vol 20, by John Dritz & Sons in 1950 reproduced and published. Vintage paper dolls restored, kid's crossword puzzles restored, BBQ Pork Ribs & Brussels Sprouts with Bacon recipes.

June 7, 2012: Kitchen Crochet, Book No. 304, by Coats & Clark in 1954 reproduced and published. Filet Crochet Spring pattern, Blossom Street series, Lemon Meringue & Strawberry Chocolate Pie recipes.

May 30, 2012: Jack Frost Sweaters, Volume No. 53, from 1951 reproduced and published. Filet Crochet Cherub with Mandolin pattern, Threadville mystery series, Oven Baked Onion Rings and Green Beans & Mushrooms recipes.

May 21, 2012: Modern Trends, Book No. 303, by Coats & Clark's O.N.T. reproduced and published. Fruits & Veggies A-Z: Asparagus & Apricot, Home Crafting Mystery series, Nutella Swirl Cheesecake Cups & Ovaltine Chocolate Cupcakes recipes.

May 14, 2012: Current Attractions, Star Book No. 214, by American Thread reproduced and published. Filet Crochet Deer pattern, Mysteries with Recipes series, Italian Meatballs with Creamed Spinach & Fettucini Alfredo with Broccoli recipes.

May 7, 2012: Doreen Baby Book, Volume 92, by Doreen Knitting Books in 1945 reproduced and published. Filet Crochet Peacock pattern, Chocoholic Mystery series, Beefy Noodles & Slower Cooker Roast Beef recipes.

April 30, 2012: New Socks Fashions in Wool, Volume 69, by Fashions in Wool in 1949 reproduced and published. Beaded Necklace & Earrings pattern, I Can't Believe I'm Series pattern books, Scratch Egg Noodle and Home Churned Butter recipes.

April 23, 2012: Knit & Crochet with Heavy Rug Yarn, Star Book 218, by American Thread reproduced and published. Heart Strings Napkin Tie pattern, A Year of Baby Afghans pattern books, Banana Bread and Pumpkin Bread recipes.

April 16, 2012: Floral Doilies, Book 258, by Clark's O.N.T. J&P Coats in 1949 reproduced and published. Owl Mug Wrap pattern, Seaside Knitters Mysteries, Chicken Broccoli Pocket & Chicken and Dumplings recipes.

April 9, 2012: Baby Book, Volume 95, by Doreen Knitting Books in 1947 reproduced and published. Visor Cap pattern, Embroidery Mysteries, Easy Tortilla Pizza & Grape BBQ Little Smokies recipes.

April 2, 2012: New Rugs For Every Room, Star Book 63, by American Thread Co. from 1949 reproduced and published. Underfoot Rug pattern, Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries, Grilled Oranges and Brown Sugar Carrots recipes.

March 26, 2012: Everyone Wears Sweaters, Book 291, published by J&P Coats Clark's O.N.T. in 1952, reproduced and published. Paper Dolls, Key Lime Pie and Apple Pie Recipes, Encyclopedia of Series.

March 19, 2012: Bedspreads and Tablecloths, Star Book 109, published by American Thread Co. reproduced and published. Easy Friendship bracelet pattern, Southern Sewing Circle Mysteries, Cabbage Rolls and Black-eyed Peas recipes.

March 12, 2012: Fascinating Toppers, Spool Cotton Co. Book 208, from 1944 reproduced and published. Shamrock Pillow pattern, Sloppy Joes & Pork Chops recipes.

March 5, 2012: Pot Holders to the Rescue, Spool Cotton Co. Book 164, from 1941 reproduced and published. Raspberry and Pineapple Crochet Stitches, Chicken Marsala and Chicken Buffalo Wing recipes.

February 27, 2012: Sweaters and Accessories, Book 140, from 1963 reproduced and published. How to Crochet a Hat, M&M Cookie recipe, Strawberry Shortcake recipe, Arts & Crafts with Kids Tip, Friendship & Prayer Shawl pattern books.

February 20, 2012: The Big Top in Crochet, Star Book No. 90, from 1952 reproduced and published. Diamond Weave Pattern Stitch, American Girl crochet patterns, Oatmeal Chocolate Cookie Bar recipe, Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe.

February 13, 2012: Fashions in Quick Knits and Quick Crochets, Volume 704, from 1953 reproduced and published. Short Double Crochet stitch, Quick and Easy Valentines, Special Olympics Easy Knit Scarf pattern, Dog Leash & Collar pattern.

February 6, 2012: Knit & Crochet with Heavy Rug Yarn, Book 195, reproduced and published. Block Knit pattern stitch, Basket Knit pattern stitch, Crochet Natural Stripes rug pattern, Crochet Checkerboard rug pattern, Caron Craft & Rug Yarn.

January 31, 2012: Afghans Knit and Crochet, Book 127, in 1961 reproduced and published. Basket Cable Knit pattern stitch, Chocolate Covered Cherries recipe, Stripe Knit Baby Cap and Garter Stitch Baby Hat patterns, Red Heart Yarn.

January 25, 2012: Quick Tricks in Crochet, Book 267, in 1950 reproduced and published. Overshot Double Crochet stitch, Pumpkin Pie French Toast recipe, Chocoholic Mysteries, Alien Pillows and Pillow Party pillow patterns.

January 20, 2012: Bedspreads to Knit and Crochet, Book 166, in 1941 reproduced and published. Crochet Star Stitch, Winter Coloring Pages, Twisty Lace Scarf knit pattern, Sensational Lace Scarf crochet pattern, Crochet Threads.

January 15, 2012: Socks Socks Socks and Mittens Too, Book 169 reproduced and published. Q-Tip Snowflakes craft, Grape-BBQ Little Smokies appetizer recipe, Self Striping Knit Socks pattern, Crochet Colorful Socks pattern, Pepperoni Hearts valentine idea.

January 10, 2012: Tops in Togs for Babies, Volume 1, in 1947 reproduced and published. Origami Pelican craft, Kids Crossword Puzzles, Baby Hat patterns, Valentine's Day gift idea, Piece of Cake Mystery Series.

January 6, 2012: Beautiful Beautiful Afghans, Star Book 82, in 1951 reproduced and published. Valentine Wreath craft, Chocolate Covered Strawberry recipe, Heart Afghan patterns, Valentine's Day gift idea.

December 30, 2011: Star Book Rugs, Star Book 51, in 1947 reproduced and published. Heart Bouquet craft, Valentine Hat crochet pattern, Crochet Box of Chocolates pattern, Black Sheep Knitting Mysteries.

December 16, 2011: Star Variety Show, Star Book 21, in 1942 reproduced and published.

2014 Newsletter Archive

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December 24, 2014: You Asked For These, Star Book No. 208, originally published by American Thread Company, restored & published. Jamaican Jerk Pasties Recipe and Spiced Beef with Cranberries Recipe.

December 14, 2014: Hand Knit Socks by Beehive, Book No. 127, originally published by Patons & Baldwins in 1944, restored & published. Cornbread Recipe, Christmas Star Cupcakes Recipe, and Chocolate Profiteroles Recipe.

November 26, 2014: Star Book of 100 Edgings, Book No. 18, originally published by American Thread Company, restored & published. Cranberry-Apple Sauce Recipe, Treat Yourself Coconut Sponge Pudding Recipe, and Banana Chocolate Swirl Pudding Recipe.

November 9, 2014: Crocheted Rugs, Star Book No. 106, originally published by American Thread Company, restored & published. Maple Roasted Chicken with Freekeh Recipe, Lemon Chicken with Gremolata Recipe, Italian Chicken Tray Bake Recipe and Chicken Provencale Recipe.

October 30, 2014: New Stoles and Cover-ups to Knit and Crochet, Volume 27, originally published by Bernhard Ulmann in 1952, restored & published. Bone and Rolled Roast Loin of Pork with Chunky Apple Sauce Recipe, Spicy Thai Soup with Pork Meatballs Recipe, and Spicy Sausages with Beer-Braised Onions Recipe.

October 22, 2014: Six Classics for Women, Book 137, originally published by Bernat Handicrafter, restored & published. Also, Big and Little Crochets, Leaflet 2519, originally published by Columbia Minerva. Apple, Rhubarb and Berry Trayback Recipe and Normandy Apple Tart Recipe.

September 26, 2014: Hats, Hats, Hats, Book 165, originally published by Bernat Handicrafter, restored & published. Easy Lamb Biryani Recipe and Lamb and Scallion Stir Fry Recipe.

September 14, 2014: Crochet Country Fair, Book 51, originally published by the Lily Mills Company in 1950, restored & published. Eggplant and Walnut Recipe, Mashed Cauliflower Recipe, and Blueberry Muffin Recipe.

August 26, 2014: America at Work and Play, Book 189, originally published by the Spool Cotton Company in 1942, restored & published. Bacon Meatballs with Mango Honey Mustard Sauce Recipe, and Succulent Beef Olives Recipe.

August 4, 2014: Jiffy Gifts, Book 141, originally published by Coats & Clark in 1963, restored & published. Spicy Bean 'Pizzas' with Guacamole Recipe, Chinese Sweet and Sour Pork Balls Recipe, and Tuscan Lamb and Vegetable Minestrone Style Stew Recipe.

July 12, 2014: Tatting by Penelope, Book 1, restored & published. Turkey Meatball and Pineapple Curry Recipe, and Crab Pate on Cucumber Rounds Recipe.

June 21, 2014: Jack Frost Sweaters, Volume 52, originally published by Jack Frost Yarn Co in 1951, restored & published. Melting Goat Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe, and Pepperoni and Cheese Slice Recipe.

May 29, 2014: Crochet Gifts and Bazaar Novelties, Volume 405, originally published by the DMC Corporation in 1953, restored & published. Butterflied Pork with Apple and Sage Crust Recipe.

May 4, 2014: Lacey's Baby Book, Volume 20, originally published by the T.M. Lacey, restored & published. Pancetta and Spinach Carbonara Recipe, Lemon Posset with Fresh Raspberries Recipe, and Easy Apple Puffs Recipe.

April 22, 2014: Bedspreads, Book 151, originally published by the Spool Cotton Company in 1940, restored & published. Persian Chicken with Jewelled Rice Recipe, Pear and Chocolate Brioche Pudding Recipe, and Simple and Delicious Coq au Vin Recipe.

April 6, 2014: Headliners, Book 215, originally published by the Spool Cotton Company in 1944, restored & published. Shoulder of Lamb with Braised Onions Recipe, Lamb with Coconut and Mustard Seeds Recipe, and Sweet Potato Quiche with Blue Cheese Recipe.

March 17, 2014: For Little Tots, Volume 115, originally published by Hilde, restored & published. Chinese Yellow Bean Pork Stew Recipe, Spicy Pork and Apricot Crowns Recipe, and Pork and Lentil Bake with Apple Recipe.

March 3, 2014: Hiawatha Corde Bags, Book 11, originally published by Heirloom Needlework Guild in 1945, restored & published. Braised Fennel with Orange and Thyme Recipe, Butterfly Chili Prawns with Sweet Chili Mayo Recipe, and Bruschettas for Lunch Recipe.

February 9, 2014: Bedspreads and Tablecloths, Book 301, originally published by Coats & Clark in 1953, restored & published. Melanzane alla Parmigiana Recipe, Tuna & Bean Pasta Bake with Cherry Tomatoes & Broccoli Recipe, and Tonno e Fagioli Recipe.

January 31, 2014: Crochet Suggestions for Fairs and Bazaars, Star Book 121, originally published by American Thread Company, restored & published. Hummus with Vegetable Crudites Recipe, Smoked Haddock Kedgeree Recipe, and Basque Style Fish with Stewed Peppers Recipe

January 18, 2014: Minerva Styles the Future, Volume 45, originally published by Minerva Yarns in 1936, restored & published. Spiced Coated Southern Fried Chicken with Potato Salad Recipe, Huntsman Chicken Recipe, and Leek and Tomato Eggy Bread Bake Recipe.

January 10, 2014: Crinoline Lady in Crochet, Book 262, originally published by Coats & Clark in 1949, restored & published. Pan Fried Duck with Flageolet Beans and Marsala Recipe, Crab and Cod Gratin Recipe, and Japanese-Style Beef Bowl Recipe.

Two-Color Pom Pom Pattern #2318


Materials: Clark's O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Pearl Cotton, size, 5, 1 ball each of Red and White.

Cut 2 circles of cardboard, each 1½ inches in diameter. Then cut a circle ¾ inch in diameter at center of each cardboard. Place one cardboard circle on top of the other. Cut 8 strands of Red, each about 4 yds. long. Draw one end of these strands through center of circle from back, pass them over outer edge and draw them through center of circle again. Continue in this manner until ⅓ of circle is covered. Cover remainder in same way, using White instead of Red (center of circle should be completely filled in). With sharp scissors, cut thread between the 2 cardboards, at outer edge. Cut 3 strands of Red, each about 15 inches long, and find center. Tie center of these strands tightly around strands between cardboard circles, thus leaving 2 equal lengths of 3 strands each, to be braided into a cord. Remove cardboards, and trim pompom evenly all around.


Pom Pom Pattern #2316


Materials: Clark's O.N.T. or J. & P. Coats Pearl Cotton, size 5, 2 balls each of Blue and Orange.

Pompom. Cut two circles of cardboard, each 2¼ inches in diameter. Then cut a circle 1 inch in diameter at center of each cardboard. Place one cardboard circle on top of the other. * Cut 12 strands of Blue, each about 4 yds. long. Draw one end of these strands through center of circle from back, pass them over outer edge and draw them through center of circle again. Continue in this manner until strands are used up. Repeat from * until center of circle is completely filled in. With sharp scissors, cut thread between the 2 cardboards, at outer edge. Cut 4 strands of Blue, each 1¼ yds. long, and find center. Tie center of these strands tightly around strands between cardboard circles, thus leaving 2 equal lengths of 4 strands each, to be twisted into cords. Remove cardboards and trim pompom evenly.

Cord. Twist one length of 4 strands tightly. Then, holding pompom securely in order to retain twist of first length, twist other length tightly in opposite direction. Knot twisted strands 1 inch from end, and run thumb firmly along both lengths, thus forming twisted cord.

Make another pompom same as this, using Orange.


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