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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Doilies Pattern Book, Coats and Clarks Book 136

This crochet Pattern Book from Coats and Clark's has a great assortment of Doilies.  I was thinking earlier, as I was scanning this book, does anyone use Doilies anymore, when I realized they must .... there is such a huge vintage market for them.    And then, tonight, when out to dinner, a woman walked by who had a most marvelous crochet doiley work on the front of her dress .... stunning.    But, there I go again .... sidetracked.

There's a nice assortment here.  Some big, some small and a few quite tall ... the ruffles that is !

Here's photo-journal of Coats & Clarks Book 136, Vintage 1962.  

Doilies Crochet Pattern Book No 136 from Coats Clarks
The cover gives a a color look at two of the patterns.
Giant Sunflower - A388; the front cover beauty that measures 15.5" in diameter.
A389 - Summer Breeze:  Measures 13" in diameter, excluding the ruffle.  

A-390 Wildflowers:  This beauty is shown in color on the back cover.   Each motif measures
 2"; the mat is 10" x 12".  
This pattern is offered FREE in a separate blog post.   
Vintage Tatted Doily pattern in two colors thread
A-391 Peppermint Sticks:  Tatting Doily Measures 14" in diameter.   This is shown on
the back cover in color.   This is exceptionally lovely in its simplicity.

Vintage Fairy Dell Crochet Doily Pattern
A-392 Fairy Dell:  This beauty is 11.75" in diameter, excluding the ruffle.

A393 Deep Lagoon:  This piece measures 13.75" in diameter.   It's a wonder case of scallops -
 not too many; just right.

Fluted Fan Vintage Doily Crochet Pattern No A-394
A-394 Fluted Fan:  This centerpiece doily measures 20" in diameter.

Vintage Tatted Doily Pattern, Queen's Lace
A395 Queen's Lace:  Tatting; This doily is larger than the picture implies; measuring 14.5" in diameter.

Ruffled Crochet Doily Pattern, Spring Crocus
A-396 Spring Crocus:  Doily measures 15" in diameter,excluding ruffle. 

Vintage Crochet Doily Pattern, Forest Pool, Coats Clarks
A-397 Forest Pool:  This smaller beauty measures 10.5" from point to point in diameter.

Fluffy Ruffles Crochet Doily Pattern A399
A-399 Fluffy Ruffles:  A lot of WOW factor going on with this doily, measuring 13.5", excluding the ruffle.

And, of course, the back cover with three of the doilies in color. 

Somehow I managed to 'not' get one of the doiles scanned, A-398 Chrysanthemum; my apologies.    Not know how to crochet, and knowing little about doilies, other than the one I'm collecting for my mixed media work, I find myself wondering .... why are dimensions listed without the ruffle.   Seems if you have a certain space you are wanting to fill, you'd want to know the actual size of the ruffle as well !

Some lovely works here for those of you who love to create these lovely pieces.  I've listed most of the doillies individually in my shop, as identified by a link below the picture,  if you are interested in working a few of these beauties. 

Thank for dropping by,

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