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Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Flower Doilies Pattern Book 64 American Thread

This book is in the Classic Category.   It is from American Thread Company, back to 1949 and it contains just 9 doily crochet patterns.    But ....  What wonderful doily patterns they are!  These patterns are worked with crochet or knitting cottons.  Some patterns reference a variety of types/brands, with their corresponding needle size.   Enjoy the patterns !
Star Book No 64 / Flower Doilies
The front cover gives us a preview of four of the patterns ... in color.   The front and back cover are the same, as was consistent for early American Thread pattern books. 

Rose Hot Plate Mat Cover Pattern No 6401
No 6401 - Rose Hot Plate Mat Cover.  This pretty doily crocheted in White, Green and Shaded Pink is designed to fit over a hot plate mat that measures 8-1/2 inches.

Daisy Border Crocheted Doily Pattern, Vintage 1940s
No 6402 - Daisy Doily is such a pretty crocheted doily with white flower petals and the rest in yellow.  Of course, you could reverse if desired.  Substitute materials to make in sizes between 6-1/2 to 10-1/2 inches.

Crochet Forget Me Not Pinwheel Doily Pattern
No 6403 - Forget Me Not Doily.  Tiny blue flowers with yellow flowers in a double row surround the center motif of twirling leaves.  It can measure between 7 and 11 inches.

Crocheted Passion Flower Place Mats Pattern
No 6404 - Passion Flower Luncheon Set.   Such a delicate piece of fiber art, this luncheon mat measures 12 x 17 inches. 

Mesh Crochet Mats Pattern, Wild Rose Flowers
No 6504 - Wild Rose Luncheon Set.   Crocheted Wild Roses in pink with green leaves added to the corners of a heavy mesh background.

Vintage Irish Rose Crochet Doily Pattern No 6406
No 6406 - Irish Rose Doily is such an elegant piece that can be made between 5-3/4 and 9-3/4 inches.

Crocheted Pond Lily Doily Pattern
No 6407 - Pond Lily Doily with extra long petals can be crocheted at either 8, 9 or 10
 inches in diameter. 

Crochet Ruffled African Violet Doily Pattern
No 6408 - African Violet Ruffle Doily with dainty African Violets in central motif and at the bottom edges of each of the tall ruffles.  

Crocheted New Pansy Doily pattern
No 6409 - New Pansy Doily is crocheted in white, yellows, lavenders and green.

Wouldn't you agree that there are some marvelous selections here ?   I think the Passion Flower Luncheon set is (as my sister would say), Stupendous.  I'd like to have a few dozen of those individual flowers to add to clothing.  I am also quite on the Pond Lily Doily.  It's not lacy or spectacular, but a solid piece of fiber art that would nicely offset almost every vase I own.

I've restored patterns to bright and crisp PDF files, with the original pictures.   They are available in my shop (links under pictures) should you be interested.  

Thanks for dropping by, 

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