Crocheting Placemats | Edited by Rita Weiss

Crocheting Placemats | Edited by Rita Weiss

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (November 1, 1978)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486237001
ISBN-13: 978-0486237008

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Crocheting is rapidly becoming one of America's most popular crafts. This book offers a wide selection of some of the best known placemat patterns ever created taken from various instruction booklets published some thirty years ago. These booklets are rare collectors' items and when one is occasionally offered for sale it sells for several times the cost of this entire collection.

Twenty-nine different placemats include round, square, rectangular, and hexagon mats. Each pattern has complete instructions, indications of the amount of thread, proper crochet hook and gauge and a photograph of the finished placemat. All of the stitches used to make the placemats are explained in simple diagrams. Fourteen charts, plus close-up shots of detail work and stitches.

Whether you want your table to have an informal country look, an elegant dressy look, a smart modern look, you can find any setting you need with these 29 placemats. If you enjoy doilies, many of these placemats used individually will make lovely ones.

 

Classic Crocheted Bedspread Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Classic Crocheted Bedspread Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Pubns (June 1, 1987)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486253708
ISBN-13: 978-0486253701

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A compilation of some of the finest crocheted bedspread designs published in those instructional leaflets over forty years ago. Most of the threads listed iwth the patterns are still available.

With the new popoularity for handmade items in general and crocheted bedspreads in particular, the old leaflets, repleete with magnificent designs and instructions, have become south-after collector's items.

 

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

Bedspreads | Book No. 85 | The Spool Cotton Company
Bedspreads | Book No. 122 | The Spool Cotton Company
Bedspreads | Book No. 158 | The Spool Cotton Company
Hand Crochet Decorations
Spool Cotton
Book 85
Spool Cotton
Book 122
Spool Cotton
Book 158
Bernhard Ulmann
Volume 119
Hand Crochet Decorations
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Hand Crochet by Royal Society
Royal Society
Book 48
Royal Society
Book 1
Heirlooms to Crochet
Hand Crochet by Royal Society
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Pattern List

Roundelay Bedspread
Colonel's Lady Bedspread
Idyll Bedspread
Star Wheel Bedspread #200
Queen Anne's Lace Bedspread #642
Pinecone Bedspread #65
Windmill Bedspread #203
Regency Bedspread
Georgianna Bedspread #658
Serenade Bedspread #654
Lucky Star Bedspread

Vespers Bedspread #655
Galaxy Bedspread #648
Sunnyside Bedspread
Old Louisiana Bedspread
Pomp and Circumstance Bedspread
Filet Beauty Bedspread
Hoops! My Dear Bedspread
Crinoline Bedspread
Prairie Flower Bedspread
Cluny Wheel Bedspread

Crocheting Collars, Cuffs and Yokes | Edited by Mary Carolyn Waldrep

Crocheting Collars, Cuffs and Yokes | Edited by Mary Carolyn Waldrep

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (December 1987)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486255166
ISBN-13: 978-0486255163

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Add instant drama to almost any dress, shirt or blouse … lend immediate charm to a simple sweater. With these lovely patterns for collars, cuffs and yokes - chosen from now-rare thread company leaflets of the 1910s to the '50s - modern needleworkers can easily create a wealth of attractive wardrobe accents.

Included in this affordable collection of more than 30 eye-catching items are a child's delicate Peter Pan collar, a charming filet crochet yoke with a rosebud motif, a dramatic ruffled collar and cuffs, an elegant Irish crochet collar and much more.

For needleworkers with busy schedules, these patterns are especially ideal since each can be worked up in far less time than it takes to complete a larger project. Complete step-by-step instructions enable beginning as well as veteran crocheters to personalize wearing apparel with a graceful, handmade finishing touch.

 

Crocheting Bedspreads | Edited by Rita Weiss

Crocheting Bedspreads | Edited by Rita Weiss

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (1978)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486236102
ISBN-13: 978-0486236100

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This book offers a wide selection of many of the most popular bedspread patterns ever created. Taken from the best instruction booklets published by well-known thread companies some thirty years ago, these are classic patterns for crocheting fine bedspreads, virtually impossible to find elsewhere.

Twenty-two "heirloom" patterns include Keepsake with blooms forming geometric patterns, Cockle Shells with scalloped borders, simple contemporary Past and Present, a diagonal popcorn pattern in Land o' Cotton, Sunflower, Fair and Square, Irish Melody, Maker of Dreams, Heritage, Traditional, Bed of Roses, Rhythm, Maker of Magic, Dawn o' Day, American Way, Nosegay, Coquette, Victoria Regina, Quick Work, Ballerina, Kimberly and Sutton Place. Each pattern has complete instructions and a photograph of the finished bedspread.

Anyone who enjoys crocheting will want this book. Since most of these bedspreads are made by crocheting small motifs and then joining them together, the parts can also be used to make scarves, doilies, purses, curtains, shawls, tablecloths and many other articles.

 

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

Bedspreads
Bedspreads to Knit and Crochet
Bedspreads to Knit and Crochet
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 136
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 166
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 186
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Big Book of Favorite Crochet Patterns | Edited by Mary Carolyn Waldrep

Big Book of Favorite Crochet Patterns | Edited by Mary Carolyn Waldrep

Paperback: 96 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (June 13, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486263592
ISBN-13: 978-0486263595

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Here's a rich treasury of heirloom-quality designs crocheters at every level of expertise will find irresistible. Dozens of lovely patterns - all selected from hard-to-find thread company publications of the 1920s through the 50s - enable needlecrafters to recreate exquisite designs that enhanced domestic interiors decades ago.

Included are patterns for tablecloths: an airy Summer Snowflake, the beautiful Sunburst Splendor, an elegant Enchantress and a spectacular Florentine banquet cloth; placemats and luncheon sets (the delicate Summer Garden and the captivating Snow Crystal); a charming Land of Nod spread for a child's crib; an assortment of intricate, eye-catching doilies; a variety of edgings to complement pillowcases, napkins and other household items; and many more beautiful motifs.

Each pattern is accompanied by a complete list of necessary materials. Detailed row-by-row instructions guide beginning and advanced needleworkers through each step of the crocheting process.

 

Anne Orr's Filet Crochet Designs

Anne Orr's Filet Crochet Designs

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (May 1986)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486251039
ISBN-13: 978-0486251035

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Anne Orr's charming needlework designs have inspired craftspeople throughout America for decades. From 1919 to 1949, as needlework editor at Good Housekeeping, she was one of the leading figures in the textile arts and her designs are just as popular today as they were at the height of her influential career.

This impressive collection features over 50 elegant designs Mrs. Orr created for filet crochet - a popular technique perfect for embellishing pillows, doilies, bedspreads, placemats, and other household accessories. Reproduced directly from rare leaflets of the teens, twenties, and thirties, these easy-to-use black-and-white charts include a wide variety of lovely motifs: florals, mottoes, baskets, geometrics, and other patterns both sophisticated and simple. Ideal for a myriad of applications by a whole new generation of needleworkers, these classic designs are presented here complete with the original charts, as well as with photographs of many of the finished products.

 

42 Favorite Crochet Motifs | Edited by Mary Carolyn Waldrep

42 Favorite Crochet Motifs | Edited by Mary Carolyn Waldrep

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (January 1992)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486269566
ISBN-13: 978-0486269566

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The beautiful crochet designs in this collection were selected from rare, long-out-of-print thread company leaflets of the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, an era in which the art of crochet enjoyed enormous popularity in America. Now today's crocheters can choose from 42 of these popular motifs, ranging from intricate mesh squares to elegant snowflake medallions. Moreover, crocheters will find that, despite their elaborate beauty, the motifs in this book work up quickly and easily.

Row-by-row instructions and clearly detailed photographs take beginning and veteran crocheters through each step of the creative process. Perfect for adding a delicate accent to any interior setting, individual crocheted units can be combined to create exquisite home accessories: tablecloths, placemats, bedspreads, table scarves and more.

 

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

Table Treasures | Book No. 152 | The Spool Cotton Company
Bedspreads to Knit and Crochet | Book No. 166 | The Spool Cotton Company
Star Book for the Home
Tablecloths for the Seasons | Book 57 | Lily Mills Company
Spool Cotton
Book 152
Spool Cotton
Book 166
Star / American Thread
Book 19
Lily Mills
Book 57
Star Book for the Home
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Motifs in Crochet
Tablecloths
Crocheted Bedspreads
Crochet House
Lily Mills
Book 68
Lily Mills
Book 400
Lily Mills
Book 900
Lily Mills
Book 1000
Motifs in Crochet
Tablecloths
Crocheted Bedspreads
Crochet House
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Portraits in Crochet
Doilies to Treasure
For Curtain Pulls, Luncheon Sets, Table Cloths, Chair Backs, Runners
For Crochet Cottons
Lily Mills
Book 1100
Lily Mills
Book 1600
Cynthia Mills
Book 50
Cynthia Mills
Book 51
Portraits in Crochet
Doilies to Treasure
For Curtain Pulls, Luncheon Sets, Table Cloths, Chair Backs, Runners
For Crochet Cottons
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Designs for Crochet
Hand Crochet for Royal Society
Chair Sets, Runners
Table Settings
Royal Society
Book 36
Royal Society
Book 4
Royal Society
Book 5
Royal Society
Book 6
Designs for Crochet
Hand Crochet for Royal Society
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Table Settings
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Pattern List

Fern Tablecloth
Pilot Wheel Motif
Garden Maze Motif
Whirling Wheel Motif
Sheel Motif
Grandmother's Garden Bedspread
Star-and-Mesh Table Scarf
Cobweb Lace Tablecloth
Fantasy Medallion
Square Dance Medallion
Bright Star Medallion
Rose Window Dresser Set
Malta Tablecloth
Dogwood Runner
X-Marks-the-Spot Luncheon Cloth
Etude Motif
Symphony Motif
Sonata Motif
Thistle Tablecloth
Daisy Chair Set
Snowflake Chair Set

Cluny Runner
Lace Valentine Bedspread
Blazing Star Supper Cloth
Gramercy Square Luncheon Set
Wheel of Fortune Tablecloth #7288
Variable Star Runner
Butterfly Bows Bedspread
Sunburst Runner
Prince Charming Bedspread
Daisy Hexagon
Checks-with-a-Delicate-Air Doily Set
Fair-and-Square Vanity Set
Spiral Wheel Medallion
Rhythm Medallion
Sunburst Medallion
Pineapple Popcorn Bedspread #6048
Melody Doily
Hospitality Tablecloth #8
Twinkle Star Bedspread
Fantasy Flower Doily
Tea Time Tray Mat

150 Favorite Crochet Designs | Edited by Mary Carolyn Waldrep

150 Favorite Crochet Designs | Edited by Mary Carolyn Waldrep

Paperback: 132 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (May 12, 1995)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486285723
ISBN-13: 978-0486285726

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This rich treasury of popular crochet designs, selected from vintage thread-company leaflets, includes 150 patterns favored by crocheters during the first half of the 20th century. Included are eye-catching designs for creating a host of attractive domestic accessories: tablecloths, bedspreads, doilies, edgings and other pieces. All designs are accompanied by a complete list of necessary materials, while detailed row-by-row instructions guide beginning and advanced needleworkers through each step of the crocheting process.

Choose from heirloom-quality patterns including lovely lace edgings that will bring a touch of glamour to table linen, bedcovers and the necklines of sweaters and blouses. You'll also find a simple yet elegant Main Line tablecloth, revealing a charming filet-crochet motif of floral and foliated designs, a splendid bedspread composed of dainty diamond- and octagon-shaped motifs and a wealth of other attractive patterns.

 

Crocheting Doilies | Edited by Rita Weiss

Crocheting Doilies | Edited by Rita Weiss

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

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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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The Pheasants Chart Pattern

The Pheasants Chart Pattern

Pattern includes pattern, 16 x 19¾ inches, for cross-stitch bird design, with crosses 7 to the inch. A chart for placing the colors is also included.

The beautiful Chinese Ring-necked Pheasants, now so often seen adding brilliance to our countryside, were introduced into this country in the 19th century This design is suggestive of the large bird prints so much in demand for homes of today—a woodsy scene the man of the house is sure to appreciate and enjoy. Worked in cross-stitch the richness of the coloring brings the Pheasants to life, stitch by stitch.

MATERIALS REQUIRED—Six-strand cotton should be used for the work in the following colors and amounts. One skein each of white, lt. grey, beige, lt. gold, med. brown, bright yellow, bright orange yellow, burnt orange, bright rose rust, bright yellow green, med. green, emerald green, bright blue green, peacock blue, bright med. blue, deep blue, bright salmon, bright red, dk. red, rose, deep wine rose and two skeins each of med. grey, black, gold, deep brown and deep rust.

BACKGROUND MATERIAL—Unbleached muslin, smooth linen, medium-weight smooth linen-like cotton, are suggested materials. The background may be cream, natural or white. Use a piece of material 22 x 25¾ inches, or larger, if desired. See framing directions below. The design is also suitable for a wall hanging.

CROSS-STITCH —Follow the chart in pattern for placing the colors and use six strands of cotton in the needle for the work. It is very important when working cross-stitch to have the crosses of the entire piece cross in the same direction. A cross is made of an under stitch and an over stitch; all the under stitches must be worked in one direction and all the over stitches must cross them in the opposite direction. Whether one starts at the left and works right, or whether one starts at the right and works left is optional. However, all the rows should be worked to the right or left throughout the entire piece. Keep the stitches as even as possible. Be sure to make all crosses touch. To do this, put the needle in the same hole as used for the adjoining stitch.

SUGGESTIONS FOR FRAMING—This lovely bird picture when worked in cross-stitch is 16 x 19¾ inches. You may allow a two-inch background margin around the piece when framing, or from 2½ to 3 inches, as desired. The frame should blend with the shades in the picture or it may be dark brown or mahogany. When using a rectangular frame, the frame should be 2, 2½ or 3 inches wide.

Before framing, the embroidered piece should be stretched over a stiff piece of cardboard, cut the exact size of the frame. In stretching material, be sure to keep the design perfectly straight. Pins driven through the material and into the edge of the cardboard will be helpful in keeping the material straight and tight. The edges of the material may be pasted down on the wrong side of the cardboard, or the edges of material caught together with long zigzag stitches to hold the embroidery in place.


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