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.

 

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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American Thread Co
Book 28
 
 
 
 
 
 
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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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Heirlooms to Crochet
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.

 

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