Treasury of Pineapple Designs | Edited by Linda Macho

Treasury of Pineapple Designs | Edited by Linda Macho

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (May 1983)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486244946
ISBN-13: 978-0486244945

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The pineapple has traditionally symbolized hospitality and good luck. Artists and craftsmen have turned that auspicious fruit into a popular design motif; none more so than crocheters, who have featured the pineapple in doilies, tablecloths, bedspreads and many other decorative items. By popular demand, here is a completely new volume of pineapple patterns, 32 elegant, enduringly fashionable designs from thread-company pamphlets published over 30 years ago. From this pineapple treasury, experienced and novice crocheters will find projects to challenge their skills.

All stitches used in this book are explained and diagrammed; general instructions, abbreviations, conversion charts for stitches and hooks and a Metric Conversion Chart supplement the patterns, each of which has step-by-step directions.

 

Traditional Edgings to Crochet | Edited by Rita Weiss

Traditional Edgings to Crochet | Edited by Rita Weiss

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (November 2, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486252388
ISBN-13: 978-0486252384

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For the enthusiastic crocheter who may not have the time to make tablecloths or bedspreads, crocheted edgings offer a popular and enduring alternative. With more than 130 patterns to choose from in this attractive collection, crocheters can personalize an item by simply adding a delicate, handmade finishing touch.

Assembled by noted needlework authority Rita Weiss, the selections in this volume have been reprinted from rare thread-company leaflets published in the 1940s and 50s. (Many of these instruction books - originally created to sell thread - are collector's items today.) Needleworkers will be delighted with the wide range of heirloom-quality patterns that include traditional filet crochet and filigree designs, as well as floral motifs incorporating such familiar blooms as the pansy, rose, forget-me-not, buttercup, and aster. Clear, step-by-step instructions make these patterns easy to work any where - in the home, at meetings or on public transportation.

Crocheters will want to use these lovely edgings again and again on a variety of personal and household items such as handkerchiefs, napkins, placemats, collars, cuffs, lingerie, pillowcases and much more.

 

The Crocheter's Treasure Chest | Edited by Mary Carolyn Waldrep

The Crocheter's Treasure Chest | Edited by Mary Carolyn Waldrep

Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (January 1, 1989)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486258335
ISBN-13: 978-0486258331

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Beautiful crocheted items that enhanced interior furnishings generations ago are once again in the needlecraft spotlight. For this outstanding collection of classic crochet patterns, needlework authority Mary Carolyn Waldrep has selected for today's needleworker a variety of attractive designs that first appeared in now-rare thread-company instruction leaflets of the 1930s through the '50s.

Included in The Crocheters Treasure Chest are patterns for a lovely tablecloth with a rose motif, a floral-patterned refreshment set (comprising coasters and a larger doily), an elegant series of wide edgings displaying scallops, florals and filet mesh; a tea-cart cloth with a lacy petal design; a magnificent "Cameo" bedspread; the "Chrysanthemum," a charming tablecloth composed of delicate medallions beautiful enough to complement any table arrangement; and dozens of other eye-catching pieces.

A complete list of necessary materials accompanies each pattern, while more than 65 illustrations and detailed, row-by-row instructions guide beginning and advanced needle workers through each step of the crocheting process. Here's a rich anthology of heirloom-quality designs that crocheters are sure to find inspirational and irresistible.

 

Pineapple Crochet Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Pineapple Crochet Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (May 1, 1980)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 048623939X
ISBN-13: 978-0486239392

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The pineapple design known for its elegant and classic beauty is by far the most popular crochet design among needleworkers. This book offers a wide selection of the most popular pineapple patterns ever created, taken from various instruction booklets first published some thirty years ago. Thirty-four different pineapple patterns include a large variety of exquisite items.

Each pattern has complete instructions and photographs of motifs and finished projects. Full stitch instructions are given.

 

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

Flower Doilies and a New Pansy Doily
Flower Doilies and a New Pansy Doily
Featuring 14 New Pineapple Doilies
Floral Doilies
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 206
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 211
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 230
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 235
 Chair Sets
Crochet for Small Fry
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Flower Doilies and a New Pansy Doily
Pineapple Fan Fair
 Pick of the Pineapples
Flower Doilies and a New Pansy Doily 
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 236
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 266
 The Spool Cotton Co
Book 287
 Lily Mills Co
Book 2000
 Edgings
Crocheted Bedspreads 
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Crisp New Doilies
 
 
American Thread Co
Book 59
Royal Society Inc
Book 9
 
 
 Ruffled Doilies and the Pansy Doily
 
 
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Old Fashioned Doilies to Crochet | Edited by Rita Weiss

Old Fashioned Doilies to Crochet | Edited by Rita Weiss

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (November 2, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 048625402X
ISBN-13: 978-0486254029

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In the 1940s and 1950s, lacy crocheted doilies were at their peak in popularity. Frequently used to accent interior decor, these delicate cobwebs of finely worked threads could be made quickly and with little effort. Thread companies turned out thousands of inexpensive instruction booklets for needleworkers constantly looking for new ideas.

Today, renewed interest in hand-crocheted items has once again created a demand for these elegantly simple - and simply elegant - doilies. With this eye-catching collection of patterns taken from now-rare thread company publications, modern needleworkers can recreate stunning designs for a variety of projects. Noted needlework authority Rita Weiss has selected 32 masterpieces in miniature that are as suitable for framing as they are for use as centerpieces, placemats, cushion covers, and much more.

This inexpensive and easy-to-follow guide also provides helpful tips for beginners - with abundant advice on selecting materials and working the pattern, as well as on the care and handling of heirloom pieces that will be passed on lovingly from generation to generation.

 

Floral Doilies for Crocheting | Edited by Rita Weiss

Floral Doilies for Crocheting | Edited by Rita Weiss

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (July 1980)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486237893
ISBN-13: 978-0486237893

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Many crocheters have never lost their interest in hand-crocheted floral doilies - they just couldn't find the patterns. This book offers a wide selection of the most popular floral doily patterns ever created taken from various instruction booklets published some thirty years ago. These books are rare collectors' items and when one is occasionally offered for sale it sells for several times the cost of this entire collection.

Thirty-five different floral patterns include various sizes and kinds of doilies, luncheon sets, runners and centerpieces. Each pattern has complete instructions, indications of the amount of thread, proper crochet hook and gauge and a photograph of the finished doily. All the stitches used to make the doilies are explained in simple diagrams. Seven charts plus close-up shots of detail work and stitches.

Crocheters will welcome this rare collection of floral doilies, which can be used for dining tables, sideboards, end tables, dressers, furniture or sewn together for tablecloths, pocketbooks or curtains.

 

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

Doilies, Luncheon Sets and Table Runners
Doilies
Floral Doilies
Chair Sets and Runners
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 147
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 184
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 258
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 261
Chair Sets and Runners
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Flower Doilies and a New Pansy Doily
Hand Crochet
 
 
American Thread Co
Book 64
Royal Society Inc
Book 4
 
 
 Flower Doilies and a New Pansy Doily
Hand Crochet
 
 
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Filet Crochet Projects and Designs | Edited by F.W. Kettelle

Filet Crochet Projects and Designs | Edited by F.W. Kettelle

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (January 1, 1979)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486237451
ISBN-13: 978-0486237459

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Filet Crochet is a simple method of producing beautiful lace by crocheting closed and open squares. This book includes complete instructions for working the squares plus tables, materials, and charts for over fifty projects. Each pattern has a photograph of the finished article, close-up photos of detail work, indications of the amount of thread and crochet hook.

Crocheters will welcome this unique collection of hard-to-find patterns. They can be used as is, in combination or as a source to develop your own unique ideas. The charts can be used for cross-stitching, latch-hooking, knitting or any other form of counted thread embroidery.

 

Favorite Filet Crochet Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Favorite Filet Crochet Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (September 1985)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486249301
ISBN-13: 978-0486249308

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Today's needleworkers who admire the time-honored art of filet crochet - forming lacy geometric patterns on a mesh background - will welcome this treasury of hard-to-find designs from the heyday of crocheting.

Twenty-six beautiful filet crochet designs published in now rare American thread- company leaflets of the 1930's and 40's are reprinted in this unique and useful volume. You'll find delicate florals and foliates, birds, and rich geometric motifs in patterns ranging from simple doilies and luncheon place mats to classic tea cloths, decorative pillows, table runners, sumptuous special-occasion tablecloths and elaborately detailed bedspreads.

Choose from Eagle and Motto Runner, Peacock Buffet Scarf, Stepping Stones Bedspread, Aristocrat Tablecloth, Filet Flower Pillow and other exquisite designs - all pictured in clear photographs. Easy-to-follow instructions covering materials, stitches and measurements, plus stitch diagrams and a metric conversion chart make it easy to crochet beautiful filet projects.

 

Favorite Crocheted Tablecloth Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Favorite Crocheted Tablecloth Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (May 1985)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486248739
ISBN-13: 978-0486248738

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As a backdrop to sparkling crystal and the lustre of fine china, exquisitely wrought crocheted lace tablecloths create an unforgettable effect of traditional opulence. With this long-awaited treasury, sure to thrill all lovers of fine handwork, needlecraft expert Rita Weiss has revitalized this magnificent, time-honored craft. More than 20 of the best patterns, gleaned from rare instructional booklets of over 30 years ago, now enable modern needleworkers to recreate glorious lace table coverings of a bygone era.

The airy elegance, delicacy, and intricacy of design unique to crocheted lace is captured in such stunning designs as Orange Blossom, Mile-A-Minute, Blue Hills, Cathedral Windows and more. Each beloved pattern is shown in sharp photographs and accompanied by clear directions. Other useful information, such as hook, stitch, and metric conversion charts, descriptions of standard stitch abbreviations, and practical advice on finishing and blocking, round out this unusual collection.

The range of patterns included in this rich sourcebook will delight needleworkers. You will proudly display these masterpieces of crocheted lace on your own table, and cherish the products of your handiwork for years to come.

 

Crocheting with Anne Orr

Crocheting with Anne Orr

Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (July 1, 1988)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486256723
ISBN-13: 978-0486256726

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"Taste the joy that springs from labor," Longfellow once suggested. And what better way for needlecrafters to test that statement than to recreate exquisite crochet patterns originally designed by legendary needlework expert Anne Orr?

The author of nearly 100 needlework booklets between 1910 and 1945, Anne Orr produced lively and graceful designs that are still appreciated and admired today. Over 50 patterns, selected from now-rare instruction booklets of the 1930s and 40s, appear in this easily affordable collection of crocheted items - including a magnificent fringed Irish Rose bedspread, an assortment of fine lace doilies, a luncheon set of square medallion placemats and a variety of delicate lace edgings in assorted floral and foliate motifs.

Easy-to-follow instructions, enhanced by photographs and line drawings, make it easy for beginning as well as advanced crocheters to produce heirloom-quality pieces for the home, to give as gifts or to accent wearing apparel.

 

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