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Showing posts with label Crochet Rugs. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crochet Rugs. Show all posts

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. 

Thanks for dropping by,

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Dream Doily, Not the Sara Doily Rug Pattern

Over the last couple days, I've had two individuals lodge complaints that I've unethically copied the Sara Doily Rug Pattern from Hennas Boutique. In these two cases, one purchased this pattern from this shop, while the second purchased from my Artfire shop. Well, I want to clarify, in case there are others thinking the same .....
This is the Dream Doily Rug. It is a public domain pattern that comes from Coats and Clark's Book 184 - Rug Yarn Bazaar from 1968. I've had this pattern in my shop for the last 5 years.
Crochet Doily Rug Pattern - "SARA" 37 inch rug - PDF
This is the Sara Doily Rug, an original design of Henna's Boutique. It does appear quite similar to Coats & Clark's Dream Doily pattern, however, I have not purchased the Sara Doily Rug, so I cannot say where the differences may be.
I do, however, want to say that the Dream Doily Rug in my shop is NOT a copy of the SARA Doily Rug, and if you are wanting to purchase the Sara Doily Rug, please follow the above link. I am not going to refund purchases because it is not the Sara Doily Rug.
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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

A Very Popular Crochet Rug Pattern

Most days I randomly pull two of the 'pending' mail order patterns to process for the shop. One of the two today was .....

The American Weekly 3142. Well, I immediately knew that I've processed this pattern before. In fact 'a couple times before'.

Why does this happen? Well, I'd venture to say ... because it was a popular pattern with many sales. Laura Wheeler and Alice Brooks were owned by the same company -- Needlecraft Services. Now, I'm not sure which came first, but the company issued the rug pattern as Laura Wheeler 579, and then again as Alice Brooks 7323. It was then again issued simply as Design 7329 .... also the same company. The American Weekly did not create any original patterns; they purchased their patterns from Needlework Services. And, as this pattern was apparently quite popular, it makes sense they would want to market it as well.

And there you have it .... the same pattern marketed under four different names and numbers. I have (purchased and) entered all four of these patterns individually in my shop. At first, when I started finding pattern repeats in the Design series patterns I though about just listing one. But then, I realized that customers searching for a specific pattern by number would not know all the options. And thus ... this pattern is in my shop four times.
And there you go .... tonight's trivia. Thanks for dropping by,

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Crocheted Rug Patterns, Star Book 106

The year was 1950 when American Thread issued their pattern book - Crocheted Rugs.   The book, 32 pages in all, is half and half color to black and white in a glossy format.  The book is issued in promotion to the Aunt Lydia's Heavy Rug yarn, which is called for in each of the patterns.    There are 14 patterns and I'd rate them all as easy.  All are crocheted, a couple are woven or have added embroidery.

American Thread Star Book 106, Crocheted Rugs

Gracing the cover is Home Sweet Home, with a base of crochet and strands of black and white woven through.   Finished, it will measure 19 x 30 (without the fringe).

Vintage Crochet Checked Rug Pattern

Dot Dot Dash, worked in white and green on a black base is an easy design to put together, and would prove a complimentary factor to almost any decor.  Make in a large (23 x 48") or smaller rug.

Crochet Pattern, Checked area rug

The Young Modern Rug, also worked in three colors, will measure 24 x 40 inches.   This will be an easy design to increase or decrease size, should you desire.

Vintage Crochet Area Rug with embroidered blocks

This pretty two tone rug is named Biarritz (for the city in France?).   It's a nice block motif with the center of each block embroidered in cross stitch.

Crochet Granny Square Block Rug Pattern

I'm not sure what the old Granny looked like, but this "New Granny" is quite appealing worked in four colors of 6 x 6 inch blocks to make a finished rug of 24 x 36 inches.

Provincial Crocheted Woven Rug Pattern

The Provincial Rug is another woven design.  Crochet the base and weave through colorful strands of heavy rug yarn to achieve pleasing effect.    I've added this pattern to the shop as a Free Download.

Crochet Happy the Clown Rug Pattern

This rug design is perfect for the childs room; be that on the floor or even the wall (without the fringe).   Happy the Clown is crocheted and the clown embroidered in cross stitch.

Fringed crochet rug pattern in hexagon shape

The Country Home design is a hexagon crocheted in six different shades and finished with long fringe all the way around.   It measures 25 1/2 inches in diameter.

Southwest Motif Crocheted Rug Pattern

With a Southwestern American Indian motif in 3 colors, the Cliff Dweller area rug can be worked in two sizes - 26 x 50 or 16 x 26 inches.

Beginners Crochet Rug Pattern

The Regimental Stripes rug is crocheted in 5 colors of heavy rug yarn, making it a bright and welcome addition to almost any room.  The rug is 24 x 40 inches.

Vintage Oval Rug Crochet Pattern

Funny that American Thread named this Oval area rug Round and Round !   It is worked in four colors, employing three different pattern stitch and, of course, the loop stitch.  The rug will measure 25 x 37 inches.

Easy Crochet Rug, Free Pattern

7 skeins each of black and white Heavy Rug Yarn, and a few hours of time, and you will have the Day and Night rug to place ... well, anywhere you like.   The rug will measure 24 x 40 inches.   This pattern is offered as a Free Download in the shop.

Colorful Round Pinwheel Rug Pattern, Vintage 1960s

This sweet rug design will be a color spot wherever it resides.  Pinwheel is an easy design that measures 24 inches.

Crochet Contemporary Rug pattern

The Contemporary is made of 15 blocks, each featuring one of two sizes of block cubes worked in loop stitch.   I has a quite nice dimensional effect.  The directions calls for one color,  but I think two to three colors would be equally as interesting.

And, that's it .. that back cover is the same as the front.   All in all, there are attractive selections here, and just as American Threads' goal would have been ... something for everyone.   I'd think that still holds true.

These patterns are listed in my shop; just follow the links under the respective pictures.   There's a couple free patterns there as well.   If you want to see more rug patterns, there's a bunch in the shop

Thanks for dropping by,

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Crochet Rug Patterns, Star Book 51

When looking at a pattern book, I can typically tie it to a general time or age just by looking at the pictures.   This booklet, American Thread Star Book 51, for example.   Flipping through the pictures, there was Lassie, as well as chenille bedspread and a pair of quite dated shoes.   This led to the knowledge that it would be early 1950s, before locating the (now expired) copyright of 1951.

Rug patterns, one might think, from the 1950s would be quite outdated an not desirable in today's home. However, I'm not sure that a rug design ever becomes undesirable.   Here, let me show you.

Rug Crochet Pattern from American Thread Book 51
On the front cover:
No 5101 Sculptured Block Rug - made up in 10-1/2 inch tufted blocks to form a large 
rug measuring 46 x 74 inches.

vintage numdah crochet rug pattern, fringed

No 5102 - The White Numdah Rug measures 39 x 24-1/2 inches with a nice floral and leaf embroidered design and plenty of fringe. 

Diamond Tufted Crochet Rug Pattern

No 5103 Sectional Tufted Rug, featuring a tri-diamond motif and outlining border measures a large 34 x 72 inches.  

Crocheted Oblong Loop Stitch Rug Pattern

No 5104 Loop Stitch Border Rug, just like titled in one, two or three colors of your choice, 
measures 24-1/2 by 36 inches. 

Vintage Loop Stitch Flower Rug Pattern

No 5105/06 Lazy Daisy Loops Oval and Round Rug have looped stitch circles as a border.   The oval rug is 31 x 43 inches and the round rug is 28 inches in diameter. 

No 5107 Marine Rug and Seat cover :  This rug, measuring 26 x 38, has a fish motif cross stitched
and a wavy loop stitch border.  The seat cover is the small standard size.

Vintage Area Rug Crochet Pattern, Three Kittens
No 5108 Kitten Rug has three kitty cats cross stitched with loop stitches all the way around.  The area rug is small at 22 x 32 inches.

Vintage Tapestry Crocheted Rug Pattern

No 5109 Tapestry is a large beauty at 38 x 60 inches.

Oval Striped Crochet Rug Pattern, fringe
No 5110 Americana Rug has three color bands and a nice fringed edge all around the 46-1/2 x 28 inches.

Small Tufted Crochet Rug Pattern
No 5111 - Ring Around o' Loops Rug - with three sections of loop stitching measures 34 inches in diameter. 

Crocheted Waves Loop Stitch Rug Pattern

No 5112 Two Tone Modern Rug measures 44 x 60 inches.

Vintage Colonial Squares Rug Crochet Pattern

No 5113 Colonial Squares made up in 6 blocks that form a geometric design when joined is surrounded by a solid border.  The finished rug measures 34-1/2 x 25 inches.
No 5114 Woven Rug is made of a crochet base with the colors darned through.  It measures 63 x 46 before the end fringe is added.  

One cool thing that American Thread did here was to give directions on each pattern for substitution of materials to make smaller version of the rug.  

Another sign of the times were the loop stitch rugs.  (Perhaps a very early sign that led us to shag rugs?)  My personal favorite is the sculptured Block Rug. Although it could be made in two shapes, the tone on tone has a very contemporary look.   And I'm sure our little girls would love to sit and play on the Lazy Daisy Rugs -- made up in pinks and purples.   

I enjoyed working through this book.   I've reworked each of the patterns to clean, crisp documents and they are listed in the shop - just follow the links under the pictures, should you be interested. 

Thanks for dropping by, 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Kentucky Rug Yarns, Volume 5

This booklet, Kentucky Rug Yarns, Volume 5, has no copyright markings to represent age, however, appears to be from the 1950's.  The book was especially prepared for Kentucky Soft Spun Rug Yarn, however, you will need to substitute to yarns of your choice as this company is now defunct.  The book has a nice variety of (what I'm assuming are) beginner crochet patterns.   The patterns include rugs, hats, pillows, afghans, and more. 

Here, let me show you what's in the book ....
Kentucky Rug Yarns 
 This adorable young lady is modeling the beret and muff pattern !

Crochet Rug Pattern with Geometric Lines

 Balanced Rug measures approx. 22" x 35".   This design is worked in single crochet with a visual color chart.
Crocheted Drawstring Bag with Large Tassels
 Curler Bag .... YOU KNOW YOU NEED ONE OF THESE !   Okay, maybe not; but I'm sure you could find a variety of other uses.   This is an easy design in puff stitch.  

 Puppet Pot Holder

 Shell -- Make it in your favorite School colors !   There's a scarf, as well.

Crochet Striped Area Rug Pattern

 Shaded Rug has a double strand of yarn throughout.  
Fringed Crocheted Rug Pattern in three color stripes

Hexagon Block Afghan Crochet Pattern

Beginners Checkerboard Afghan Crochet Pattern

Modern Crocheted Rug Pattern

Crochet Rug Pattern with Circle Motif

 Rug with Border Design

 The Shell Stitch Cover, measuring 20.5 by 31"

Floor Pillow Crochet Pattern

 TV Stack Pillow, measuring 20" by 20" x 4".

 The End .... or better know as, The Back Cover

 There is actually more patterns in the book than the picture shows, such as a belt, dish clothes, bridge table cover, pillows, stocking hat, etc.    I've added a couple of the patterns, as designated by links under the pictures to the patterns that are available in my shop. 

This booklet is clearly marked Vol 5.   I did a few Google searches looking for earlier or later volumes and found absolutely nothing.   I did learn, however, in an interesting article, that they have gone out of business.   

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