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Monday, December 23, 2013
Mail Order Design Pattern 624, 5 different Choices
Okay, so those of us that love the mail order patterns have come to know that the major player is one lone company - Needlecraft Services - that distributed their patterns under a number of different marketing names; such as Alice Brooks, Laura Wheeler, The Star, Readers Mail, and many individual newspaper or magazine names.
As I've built the my mail order pattern collection, I've learned a variety of tidbits about these patterns. For example, the same pattern was seldom distributed under more than one major name or number. And, the individual pattern numbers may have been used multiple times. The case at hand (that I'm looking at today), is Design 624.
I have three individual Design 624 patterns in my current selection.
The crocheted jacket on the left, Design 624, of course, was released as Laura Wheeler (with the addition of crafts in the name), in 1986
Now these patterns referenced are just in the Knit / Crochet categories. I know there is at least one Mail Order Quilt Pattern, and I wouldn't be surprised to find a transfer selection as well. Should I process any more 624's for the shop, I'll add them to this post.