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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Doilies Star Book 44 American Thread Co

This American Thread pattern book goes way, way back .... to 1947.  It is Star Book No 44, by American Thread (still under the name of Spool Cotton).   The pattern book was  issue to promote their line of Color Fast (Will Boil) Mercerized Thread.   The book contains 17 different patterns to create doilies; some are crochet and some are tatted.      Hence, the title  ... 
Doilies Crocheted and Tatted 
Front cover of Star Book 44
As typical, the front and back covers showing the delightful pineapple doily selection, are the same.
Sunburst Crochet Doily with Linen Center
No 4401 - Crochet Doily with Linen Center measures 16.5 inches.   The linen centers make doilies the perfect accent for your accent pieces - no stitching to cause anything to be off-balance. 

Crochet Doily Pattern No 4402, Lattice Doily
No 4402 - Lattice Edge Crochet Doily is 9.5 inches - what a delicate beauty!
Crochet Doily Pattern No 4403, Star Doily
No 4403 - 8 Pointed Star Crochet Doily is 9-3/4 and features not just the 8 pointed star, but ample latticework and a pineapple edge. 

Vintage Tatted Doily Pattern
Truly, is there anything more Lacy than a tatted doily ?

No 4404 - Rounded Tatted Doily is 8.5 inches.
No 4405 - Oval Tatted Doily is 11.25 x 8.5 inches.

Vintage Medallion Crocheted Runner Pattern

No 4406 - Crochet Motif Doily is 13 x 9.5 inches.  These diamond points all the way around give this one a 'different than usual' look. 

Crocheted Doily Mat Pattern in square medallions
No 4407 - Motif Crochet Doily is 16 x 11.5 inches is made up with 35 small motifs. 
Crochet Flower Medallion Doily Pattern
No 4408 - Flower Motif Crochet Doily is 15 inches at points.
Crocheted Flower Medallion Doily Pattern, Vintage 1940s
No 4409 - Simple Circle Motif Crochet Doily is 9.75 inches.   This pattern is offered on as a Free Download in my shop. 

Vintage Crochet Pineapple Doily, Luncheon Set Pattern
No 4410 - Pineapple Crochet Doily is 14 inches.   Make it up as an individual piece, or an entire luncheon set !
Scroll Crochet Doily Pattern No 4411
No 4411 - Scroll Crochet Doily is 9.25 inches.  The scroll center has a bit touch of the whirlwind look.

Vintage Oval Doily Crochet Pattern

No 4412 - Oval Crochet Doily is 13.5 x 9.5 inches.

Three Crocheted Doily Pattern, Vintage 1940s

No 4413, 4414 and 4415.  A three small motif doily set; two measuring 4-3/4 inches and one at 5.5 inches.  Use them individually, or connect them together to make assorted cloths of your choosing.   

Flower Bordered Crochet Doily Pattern

No 4417 - Flower Edge Crochet Doily is 12.5 inches. From the center wheel to the daily center flowers and then the full flower edge, this one is lovely.

Although tatted took equal billing to the crochet in the title, it certainly didn't in the book itself with just two patterns.    Although they are all quite lovely, I think my favorite is 4411, the Scroll Doily.

I have listed these patterns individually in my shop, identified by the links under the pictures, should you be interested.

I hope you enjoyed the book review.
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