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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Crocheted Rugs, Star Book No 134

The year is 1956 and American Thread have issued yet another pattern book.

Crocheted Rugs - Star Rug Book No 134
This book is a promotion for their popular rug yarns - Aunt Lydia's Heavy Rug Yarn, and Aunt Lydia's Star Spun.  The book contains 9 rug and one craft pattern in a variety of designs with a common denominator ... they are all quite easy.

Play Pen Pal :  This rug is worked primarily in single crochet with the clown embroidered.   It was, as the name and picture represents, designed for the play pens of that time period.   It would make a wonderful play mat, measuring 36 inches square.

Time Marches On :  Childs crocheted rug is 36 inches and matching pillow is 12 inches in diameter.  What a fun way to teach time to a young one.
Sea Shell Rug:  - A literal shell motif perfect for any seaside inspired home decor.  The area rug measures 24 x 44 inches.

The Gold Standard:  A bathroom set that with a loop stitch border and diagonal pattern stripe.  It has a matching seat cover, but size is not stated.

Cape Cod:  A blue tweed design, with fine textural effect, that measures 28 x 34 inches.

Crab Pillow and Matching Toy:   American Thread have a long history of 'bits of whimsy', and these are a great example!

Stripes and Fringe :  A chunky two tone design -- super easy -- in oblong and oval sizes.  The oblong rug has fringed ends.

15 Blocks:   Just as the name suggests, this rug is created using 15 easy two tone blocks, joined with wide border all around, to form an attractive area rug at 24 x 37 inches.

Harlequin :  This pretty piece, crocheted in loop stitch, employs three colors for a rich diamond harlequin effect. 

The back page is the same as the front. 

And that's it.   If you are needing an area rug for your decor, there's bound to be one in this small collection.     These patterns are in the shop, should you be interested; just follow the links below the pictures. 

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