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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Crocheted Tablecloths, Book 179 from Spool Cotton

There are a whole array for crochet pattern books that were issued by The Spool Cotton Company during the 1940s.    Times were (financially) tight with World War II in progress and many a woman spent a fair number of the evening hours creating beautiful laces to adorn their homes.     This particular book, No 179, Crocheted Tablecloths and Luncheon Sets, was issued in 1942.  Here, let me share it with you, page by page.

Crocheted Tablecloth Pattern Book, SPC 279
The official write-up :  "Friendship and the warmth of hospitality, which have become of great importance to us all, find their perfect expression in home entertaining.  You;ll want to open your house, dress up your table and share its loveliness with your guests.  A crocheted lace cloth will add a very personal charm to your luncheon or dinner and make of it a glamorous and memorable occasion".
No 7468 Maywood : Pretty flowers awash in a sea of lace graces the front cover 

Star Medallion Crochet Tablecloth Pattern
No 7464 - Raleigh : All the world loves the sparkle of stars .. so capture their beauty for your table with this exquisite cloth.

Round Medallion Tablecloth Crochet Pattern called Monterey
No 7463 Monterey :  With the Stylized Charm of Old Tiles.

Filet Crocheted Roses Placemat Pattern and Table Set
No 7407 El Dorado : Filet roses in the modern manner.

Round Flower Medallions for Crocheted Tablecloth Pattern
No 7467 Winthrop - For a flowery lacy look.

Long Filet Crochet Tablecloth Pattern
No 7462 Hampshire - Plumes make a pageant of filet.

Vintage Ardmore Starfish Crochet Cloth Pattern
No 7466 - Ardmore :  If your dinner's keyed to a more formal note this radiant motif cloth will bring your table charm and distinction.

Round Medallion Motif for Runner Placemat Crochet Patterns
No 7484 Worcester - A luncheon set with a crispy air.

Fairfax Nosegay of Flowers Cloth Crochet Pattern
No 7469 Fairfax - A nosegay of flowers.

Aurora Crochet Cloth Pattern is vintage 1940s
No 7471 Aurora - Another Star from our Galaxy

Arlington Tablecloth Crochet Pattern Round Medallions
No 7465 Arlington - A very special beauty.

Vintage Oblong Tablecloth Crochet Pattern with Square Motif
No 7470 Cambridge - Yours for everyday loveliness

Vintage Coats Clarks Thread Advertisement
And the back cover is a repeating image of Crochet Cottons

And that's it.   Cover to cover.    There are certainly some lovely designs here, all of heirloom quality.   Yes, a cloth can be a large project, but consider that most of these motifs are quick to turn out.   The patterns are listed individually in my shop should you be interested.   

Hope you enjoyed the photo journal. 


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