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Friday, June 29, 2012

Crochet Your Gifts, Book 212, Spool Cotton

This pattern booklet, Crochet Your Gifts comes to us from 1944; published by the Spool Cotton Company. Although all the patterns feature Coats and Clarks threads, it was slightly before the time the books were published under the Coats & Clarks name.   This one is simply Book 212.    The title - Crochet Your Gifts - is almost correct.   Almost in that there is one lone knitting pattern, a purse.  

There are a number of fun and enchanting surprises here.   Let me show you  (Grab a cup of whatever you like to drink ... there's alot to look at in this one!).

 The front cover (same as the back cover) shows gives us the well fitted and tailored woman of the war era - bearing a gift, of course. 
Pineapple Apron Crochet Pattern
No 4023 - Pineapple Apron and No 9410 Tea Cozy.   Here's a appealing set for something different - a sweetheart apron tied only at the waist, and a matching tea cozy.   No straps on the apron and no starching - how do you think it stays put?  

No 9379 and No 9408 - Crocheted Pincushions, nicely ruffled. 
Free download. 

Free Ruffled Crochet Lampshade Pattern
No 9406 - Crochet Ruffled Lampshade are 6 inches deep by 7 1/2 inches in diameter.   
Free Download

Vintage Crochet Utility Bags Pattern
No 9402 (on left) Knitted Handbag.  This is the one exception to everything in the book being a crochet pattern.
No 9407 (on right) Crochet Bag.  Actual size is not stated, but it certainly appears roomy and sports an attractive shell stitch.

Easy Stemmed Crochet Flowers Pattern
No 9409 - Crochet Flowers in a flowerpot.   
Free Download

Octagon Crochet Sherbet Doily Pattern
No 7701 Sherbet Doily Set are crocheted and measure approx. 4 1/2 inches.  

Vintage Glass Jackets Crochet Pattern, Two Tone Checkerboard
No 7626 Glass Jackets in a great checkerboard pattern.   They are wearable art for your glassware.

Vintage Placemats Crochet Pattern
No 7698 Crochet Luncheon Set is made in Shell Stitch and is tri-color striped.  

Crocheted Place Mats Table Pattern Set
No 9383 Hot Plate Set features a heavy and bold V Cluster Stitch and has instructions to make a large, small or medium sized mat. 

Vintage Pillow Pattern in Filet Crochet
No 9394 - A charming pillow in a generous 20 inch size for you who like filet crochet. 

Crocheted Round Medallion Pattern, Chair Sets, Scarves, mats
No 7664A - Motif Chair Set to protect that precious upholstery and add beauty at the same time.  

Crochet Tassel Pulls Pattern
No 7664B, No 9336A & B Curtain Pulls to crochet.   Did you notice the pull on the left matches the chair set above?

No 9411 Coat Hanger Covers in an attractive stripe.

Mesh Gloves Crochet Pattern, above wrist
No 2477 Gloves the sport an airy mesh and wrist ruffles.  

Crocheted Collar Edgings Pattern
No 2703 V-Neck Collar is made up of Organdie with a nice crochet border.  Free Download
No 2653 Irish Crochet Collar gives a floral final touch to a special dress or top. 

Crochet Striped Apron Pattern
No 4022 Tri-Color Apron has an interesting pleat thing going on, along with bands of two color stripes at the bottom.

Potholders Crochet Collection Pattern
No 9403, 9378 and 9362 - a collection of crochet potholders.   Any of these would look a great choice when putting together a quick gift.

Pineapple Baby Bid Crochet Pattern
No 5224 Pineapple Bid  and No 5268 Soft Shoes are dainty gift for a new baby ... when something truly elegant is called for.

Smiling Pete Crochet Doll Pattern
No X130 Smiling Pete Doll measures 18 inches and would truly be a gift of love.   

Crochet Lace Apron Pattern
No 9404 - Aproncrocheted in a lacy stitch with bottom band and pockets is trim and attractive.

Sachets Crochet Pattern, Vintage 1950s
No 4020 and No 4021 - Sachets; One star and one frilly ruffled heart - perfect for the closet, or anywhere you might enjoy a little extra scent. 

Crochet Horse stuffed toy pattern
No X129 - Horse - Perhaps not proportionally correct, but certainly a toy full of crocheted fun. 

No 5267 Bibs - Now, what could be more fun that Humpty Dumpty, his wife and kids on baby's bibs. 

Well, you may recall I mentioned there was a lot to look at.  It took me almost 5 days to work all the way through this.  (Okay ... not nonstop).  But Spool Cotton Company did a great job with this one.  (Almost) every one still a useful item and appreciated gift.   I've put most of these in my shop (just click the links) and a couple of them under the free patterns section of this blog.

Hope you enjoyed the photo journal.   Thanks for dropping by,  

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Girls Crochet Dress with Shirley Temple Style

The picture on this crochet pattern leaflet brings to me fond memories of watching Shirley Temple movies (in reruns of course).   Officially, it is Leaflet M-10-36 published by American Thread Company.   The pattern set includes a crochet dress for girls sizes 4 to 6, pattern No 367, paired up with a very cute Crocheted Dog, pattern No 368.

Shirley Temple Crocheted Dress Pattern
And, why does it remind me so much of Shirley Temple, well ... here's a picture of her, positing with her dog. 

Shirley Temple and Dog Picture
 And, I'd say, no coincidence at all, since the pattern is 10/36 and the picture of Shirley is also 1936.   An advertising campaign at its' best !

But, in all fairness, even without the adoration we all have for the little girl Shirley Temple, it is a quite nice crochet dress and who doesn't love a crocheted dog.    I've listed both patterns in my shop, should you be interested.

Girls Crocheted Dress No 367
Crocheted Dog No 368

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Quick Tricks to Crochet and Knit Coats Clark's Book 307

New Quick Tricks to Crochet and Knit was issued by Coats & Clark's back in 1954.  The 'New' in the title puts me on alert as it implies that there was previously a Quick Tricks by Coats & Clark's.   Gosh ... will this collection never be complete !

Anyway, it is a nice little pattern book mostly on the crafts side - home decor and accessories.   There's sure to be something in here for everyone .... assuming there are a few men that would really like the place mats, potholders or glass mitts.  (You just never know!).

Although I don't typically include the cover jacket in my reviews, just had to on this one.   The cover art is delightful.    

S-601 Watermelon Hot Plate Mats & Napkin Holder.   This crocheted set is meant to be slipped over wire hot plate racks of the specified size.   I'd think the true watermelon lover would be able to alter the edge to lay flat. 
S-607 to S-612 - 6 different styles of glass jackets, to crochet. 

S-604 Square Potholder - Free Crochet Pattern offered here.
S-603 Golf Club Mitts - This colorful set is knitted, with crochet numbers.
S-602 Coat Hanger Covers - Color Coordinate your closet with these crochet covers, just for fun. 
S-605 Sugar N Cream Pot Holder Set -- Fun to crochet, I'm sure - even more fun to own.
S-601 - Pink Cloche - A fast and easy crochet beanie.
S-606 - Waste Basket Cover - Crochet to fit any size wastebasket.  What a great way to update the bathroom or den look !

S-613 Baby Monkey :  This sweet crochet pattern is sure to be a big hit with all fans of sock monkeys.
S-615 Pink Slippers - These crocheted beauties will be perfect to pair up with a house dress for a day of comfort.
S-614 Happie Chappie Potholder - This is a crochet that 'almost' everyone is sure to love. This pattern is available for Free Download.
S-616 Flower Pot Cover / Use this crochet pattern to create either a doily or a plant cover, or make two and use as pictured.
S-618 Baby Bib is crocheted with ribbon entwined edge.
S-617 Danville the Dachshund - the crochet pet of your dreams.

S-620 & S-621 Jeweled Collars :  Romantic detachable collars to dress up your wardrobe. 

S-625 Checkerboard Set is featured on the back cover.   A fun set for everyday use includes

Now, I'll say that the title was misleading ... the patterns contain no actual 'Quick Tricks' to make the projects.   We'll just have to surmise the Quick Tricks was meant to mean fast and easy designs.

P.S.  Wonder if there was a "More New Quick Tricks" published in the 60's.

The majority of these patterns are available in my shop individually, just click on the link.   And, there are other patterns in the shop for ... well ... just about everything, should you feel like browsing.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Happie Chappie Crochet Potholder Pattern

I know that I shared a crochet potholder pattern with you just a couple days ago, but this one, Happie Chappie, is just too cute not to share !

Now, is this an irresistible face, or what?    I not sure I'd ever use this little cutie on a pot.   I think I'd make up about a half dozen of them, in the colors of my kitchen and hang them up as wall art.  Functional, yes --- but, probably not!   I might even go so far as to give them names.   After all, one can never have too many friends in the kitchen.

This pattern is available in my shop as a Free Download.  Perhaps you will make a few ?

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

Crocheted Potholder, as Functional as it Gets

I'll admit that the free pattern for today is nothing highly exciting ... not like a crochet evening dress, or fun like a Smiling Pete Rag Doll, but it is definitely functional.

Free Crocheted Yellow Square Potholder pattern
And, you have to admit, this is something that everyone needs, be the male or female.   So, whether you are looking to replace the dowdy potholders in your kitchen, or give a family member or friends some new potholders to replace the dowdy ones they own, here a perfectly fine pattern ... and, it is attractive as well, with that contrast border going on.     This pattern is vintage 1954, from Coats & Clarks Book 307.

The pattern is available as a free download in my shop, if you'd like to make a few of your own.

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