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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Flower Doilies Pattern Book 64 American Thread

This book is in the Classic Category.   It is from American Thread Company, back to 1949 and it contains just 9 doily crochet patterns.    But ....  What wonderful doily patterns they are!  These patterns are worked with crochet or knitting cottons.  Some patterns reference a variety of types/brands, with their corresponding needle size.   Enjoy the patterns !
Star Book No 64 / Flower Doilies
The front cover gives us a preview of four of the patterns ... in color.   The front and back cover are the same, as was consistent for early American Thread pattern books. 

No 6401 - Rose Hot Plate Mat Cover.  This pretty doily rocheted in White, Green and Shaded Pink is designed to fit over a hot plate mat that measures 8-1/2 inches. 

No 6402 - Daisy Doily is such a pretty crocheted doily with white flower petals and the rest in yellow.  Of course, you could reverse if desired.  Substitute materials to make in sizes between 6-1/2 to 10-1/2 inches.

No 6403 - Forget Me Not Doily.  Tiny blue flowers with yellow flowers in a double row surround the center motif of twirling leaves.  It can measure between 7 and 11 inches.

No 6404 - Passion Flower Luncheon Set.   Such a delicate piece of fiber art, this luncheon mat measures 12 x 17 inches. 

No 6504 - Wild Rose Luncheon Set.   Crocheted Wild Roses in pink with green leaves added to the corners of a heavy mesh background.

No 6406 - Irish Rose Doily is such an elegant piece that can be made between 5-3/4 and 9-3/4 inches.

No 6407 - Pond Lily Doily with extra long petals can be crocheted at either 8, 9 or 10
 inches in diameter. 

No 6408 - African Violet Ruffle Doily with dainty African Violets in central motif and at the bottom edges of each of the tall ruffles.  

No 6409 - New Pansy Doily is crocheted in white, yellows, lavenders and green.

Wouldn't you agree that there are some marvelous selections here ?   I think the Passion Flower Luncheon set is (as my sister would say), Stupendous.  I'd like to have a few dozen of those individual flowers to add to clothing.  I am also quite on the Pond Lily Doily.  It's not lacy or spectacular, but a solid piece of fiber art that would nicely offset almost every vase I own.

I've restored patterns to bright and crisp PDF files, with the original pictures.   They are available in my shop (links under pictures) should you be interested.  

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