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.

 

Crocheting Tablecloths and Placemats | Edited by Florence Weinstein

Crocheting Tablecloths and Placemats | Edited by Florence Weinstein

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (June 1, 1975)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486206599
ISBN-13: 978-0486206592

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Make a Queen Anne's Lace or Spanish Mantilla tablecloth for your dining room table, or make placemats in the Modern Rustic or Shepherdess design for your dinette - this book tells you how to make 90 different tablecloths and placemats, and all will look stunning no matter which you choose to make. Your finished article will have the look of lace, and it will be something that you will be proud to own, and even prouder to have made yourself.

Choose from such patterns as Banquet Beauty, Candleglow, Mountain Laurel, Grand Manner, Governor's Lady, Lilac Time, Horn of Plenty, Lady Bountiful, Spring Song, Crystal Web, Trellis of Flowers, Chatelaine, Mosaic, Tudor and many more. Each pattern has complete instructions, a photograph of the finished article, and indications for amount of yarn, crochet hook, and gauge. There are also some photographs of close-up detail—making 116 photographs in all - as well as 39 diagrams and 18 other illustrations.

Since most of the projects are tablecloths, and most of the tablecloths are made by crocheting and joining together small motifs, you can use this book to make a variety of other objects: ponchos, scarves, purses, mantillas, etc. Whatever you choose to make, you cannot go wrong in your choice of pattern. All are distinctive and strikingly beautiful.

 

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

New Table Settings
Tables of Tomorrow
New Table Talk
Crochet for Tables
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 95
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 135
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 157
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 202
Crochet for Tables
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Pattern List

January Tablecloth #2801
February Tablecloth #2802
March Tablecloth #2803
April Tablecloth #2804
May Tablecloth #2805
June Tablecloth #2806
July Tablecloth #2807
August Tablecloth #2808
September Tablecloth #2809
October Tablecloth #2810
November Tablecloth #2811
December Tablecloth #2812
Table for Two Tablecloth #7239
Penthouse Tablecloth #7334
Spanish Infanta Tablecloth #7329
Horn of Plenty Tablecloth #7330
One o'Clock Luncheon Set #7337
New Love Tablecloth #7333
Lady Bountiful Tablecloth #7332
Heart's Desire Tablecloth #7338
Pineapple Luncheon Set #7335
Modern Rustic Luncheon Set #7140
Lucky Star Tablecloth #7144
Kate Greenaway Luncheon Set #7320
Fancy Free Tablecloth #7331
Arabian Nights Tablecloth #7340
Mayday Bouquet #7327
Family Circle Tablecloth #7194
Dinner at Eight Tablecloth Insertion #7196
Spun Sugar Luncheon Set #7198
Madame Butterfly Tablecloth #7202
Gypsy Trail Luncheon Set #7197
Spring Song Luncheon Set #7185
Shining Hour Tablecloth #7190
Top o' the Morning Placemat Insertion #7203
Queen's Taste Placemat #7183
Crystal Web Tablecloth #7189
Queen Anne's Lace Tablecloth #7050
Trellis of Flowers Tablecloth #7200
Cocktail Circles Coasters #7190A
Snowdrift Tablecloth #7193
Chatelaine Tablecloth #7191
St George and the Dragon Tablecloth #7195
County Fair Luncheon Set #7182
Shepherdess Luncheon Set #7199
Ballerina Tablecloth #7244
Napkin Edging #8423
Napkin Edging #8424
Napkin Edging #8310
Pinwheel Tablecloth #7064
Trellis Luncheon Set #7005
Regent Dinner Cloth #7069
Mexicana Luncheon Set #7075
Cobweb Doily Luncheon Set #736
Climbing Rose Tablecloth #7065
Mosaic Tablecloth #7070
Daffodil Luncheon Set #7071
Garden Fern Luncheon Set #7077
Occasional Doily #740
Venetian Doily #739
Four Square Luncheon Set #7076
Wild Rose Tray Mat #7081
Flower Wheel Tablecloth #7066
Tudor Dinner Cloth #7068
Century Luncheon Set #7074
Leaf Luncheon Set #7073
Brookside Luncheon Set #7072
Square-a-Day Tablecloth #7067
Banquet Beauty Tablecloth #7568
Candleglow Tablecloth #7645
Kitchen Checks Tablecloth #7618
Mountain Laurel Tablecloth #7644
Peasant Pottery Luncheon Set #7653
Filet Centerpiece #7661
Grand Manner Tablecloth #7597
Featherspun Filet Luncheon Set #7598
Governor's Lady Tablecloth #7622
Lilac Time Tablecloth Edging #7651
Tea Cloth Edging #7606
Bread Tray Doily #7634
Pineapples Luncheon Set #7623
Muffin Cozy #7629
Dewdrop Doily #7649
Stardust Doily #7636
Peasant Polka Luncheon Set #7624

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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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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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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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.

 

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