There is no date listed in this Vintage Book, Star Pearl Cotton Book 27, from American Thread Company, but I'd place it around 1943/44. I'd base this on it being assigned the number 27; I had book 44 and it is dated 1947. My book is in rather poor shape, which I always hope is from creative use and not neglect. The binding in no longer intact, it is dogeared along the edges and the back page is missing. But, I can still share (all but the back page) with you ! Because of the condition, I've not copied to a PDF file to put the entire book in my shop. I have put some of the individual patterns in my shop, and others in the Free Patterns section here in the blog. In these cases, you'll see the reference and links under the pattern description.
Enjoy the vintage pattern show !
Star Pearl Cotton Book
Although I do not see an advertisement indicating this is a direct promotion for their Star Pearl Cotton Threads (other than the book name), all of the patterns call for the threads.
Knitted Sweater 2701 - This cute little square neck sweater is sized for 2 - 3 year olds. It is knitted with one pair Steel Knitting Needles No 1. You'll also need 4 small buttons for the shoulder closure.
Baby Set 2702 - "Tie this beribboned Dwarf Cap on your chubby off-spring. Match it with the simple-to-make jacket and booties". This is crocheted with a Steel Crochet Hook No 8. Your also need little buttons and some narrow ribbon.
Knitted Dress 2703 - "She'll look charming in this dress with its pattern waistline - especially smart in cream with blue". The dress is sized for a girl between 2 - 3 years. This is knitted with 1 pair Bone Knitting Needles No 1. You will also need 5 small buttons.
Crocheted Dress 2704 - "The button down front style copies mommy's - the large lacey stitch goes very quickly". This girls dress is sized for 2 - 3 years. To crochet this dress, you will need a Steel Crochet Hook No. 9 and 6 small buttons.
Elephant 2705 - Crocheted with a Steel Hook No 7 or 8. The entire elephant is worked in single crochet.
Ball 2706 - Stitch up this fun toy with 1 Crochet Hook Size 6 or 7.
Doll - 2707 - Crochet her with a a Steel Hook No 7 or 8. You'll also need buttons.
Doily 2708 - This pretty piece measures about 14 inches in diameter. You'll need a Steel Crochet Hook No 8.
Doily 2709 - This oval doily is created with a Steel Crochet Hook No 9 or 10. It measures about 10" by 13".
Luncheon Set 2710 - The little doily luncheon mats are created using a Steel Crochet Hook No. 7. Each doily measures about 12.5" by 15.5".
Luncheon Cloth 2711 - This elegant tablecloth measures 36" x 36" and it crocheted with a Steel Hook No. 9. Each motif measures about 3.5".
Pot Holders 2712 through 2715
- All four of these potholders are crocheted with a Steel Hook No. 8.
Hot Plate Mats 2716
- Create these mats, either in circular or oval form, using a Steele Crochet Hook No 4 or 5.
"Conservation of leather is no hardship when these lovely bags can be made so simply and inexpensively.
Crocheted Bag 2717
- Crocheted with a Steel Hook No 6. You will also need a plastic bracelet and a 12 inch zipper.
Crocheted Bag 2718
- Created this little drawstring style bag using a Steel Crochet Hook No 7 or 8.
Knitted Glove 2719 - These are sized medium and created with 4 double pointed Steel Knitting Needles No. 14.
Crocheted Glove 2720 - These gloves are medium to large (depending upon the hook). They are crocheted with a Steel Hook No 7 or 8.
Star Stitch Crocheted Vest 2721 - What a unique piece ! It is crocheted with a Steel Hook No. 7. The vest is sized 12 - 14.
Gadget 2722 - Gadget is an interesting name for this little heart sized pin. It is crocheted with a Steel Hook No 7 or 8.
Acorn Gadget 2723 - This pin, with crocheted acorns is put together with the aide of a belt buckle and a safety pin. The acorns are created with a steel hook No 7 or 8.
And, that's it. At least, to my knowledge. I read (online of course) that this booklet is 22 pages. I have 20 of them. I assume the last inside cover would be the advertisement for the cotton thread, or possible an advertisement for their other books. The back page is typically the same as the front with American Thread, but once in awhile they surprise me. When I come across another issue, I'll update the listing.
Did you catch the historical reference in here? It's under the purses -- "Conservation of Leather". This would, of course, be due to the wartime effort ... all those belts, holsters, shoes for our service men.
Sometime in the future, I'll process the patterns in this book for the shop. If there is something here you've been searching for, let me know and I'll see what I can do.
Thanks for dropping by,