Crochet Doily Pattern Pointed Harmony Eight Point Star

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Today’s vintage crochet pattern comes from a Lily Design Booklet entitled Doilies, no date. This crocheted doily caught my eye because of it’s eight points which represent a number of things, depending on your culture and system of belief.

One of the beliefs is new beginnings, a great start for a new year. Pointed Harmony is the name of this crochet pattern, maybe Lily felt it represented harmony. Either way it is a beautiful symmetrical crocheted piece.

 

Pointed Harmony Doily Vintage Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

Mandalas

Looking at it, it reminds me of a Mandala. I make them using a paid computer program but I found this site, Mandala Creator that lets you create them for free.

Choose your line, colors, etc., hold down the left side of your mouse, design then let go for each part, when you’re finished you can save it. Very fun to play with.

I made the one below just playing around with it for a minute.

 

mandala creator blue and yellow

Also I’ve seen many adult coloring books that use Mandalas.

Pointed Harmony Doily Crochet Instructions

But back to this crocheted doily. It’s 13 inches and should be worked tightly. White Mercerized Crochet Cotton is used in Size 20. Here’s the full page of instructions:

 

Pointed Harmony Doily Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More
There are a couple abbreviations and terms you’ll need for this pattern. They are:
Ch = chain
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
tr = treble
lp = loop
p = picot

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Vintage Flower Looms and Projects You Can Do With Them

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Today is about vintage Flower Looms. If you’re into vintage crafts I’m sure you’ve seen these little plastic looms around.

I found the cutest Lamb embroidery kit that included the Studio Twelve Multi-Flower Loom. I have it listed in my store on Ebay right now. It’s adorable and started me thinking about all the projects you can do with a flower loom.

 

Lamb Instant Stitchery Kit - Vintage Crafts and MoreLamb Instant Stitchery Kit Flower Loom Included - Vintage Crafts and More

Now I know I have a vintage booklet on them around here somewhere but I can’t find it at the moment. So I started doing some searching and turned up several good sites that talk about Flower Looms.

Of course, Pinterest is the first to come up in search with it’s very own page of Flower Loom projects. Sample below:

Pinterest Flower Looms - Vintage Crafts and More

The website Knitting-and.com has several pages I’d like to share, the first is a page of links to Flower Loom and Other Small Loom Tutorials. You can find just about everything you need to know about looms on this page.

Besides the tutorial page she has a PDF download for a 1937 Fleischer Flower Loom Creations booklet on the site as-well-as an original Studio Twelve Multi-Fleur Fun Projects booklet to download.

You can find numerous vintage looms on Ebay. Here’s a link to a search for them.

And Amazon has one from Clover called a Hana-Ami Flower Loom 6 Shape Set

 

It’s nice because it includes 6 Shapes; 3 round, 2 square and 1 hexagon with a base, cover, centering loom, and tapestry needle all packaged to fit together easily to store.

 

The Craftstylish website has a tutorial on How to Make Flowers Using a Vintage Flower Loom with some terrific photo shots to craft along with. She uses a type of Raffia with the brand name Swistraw to make her flower.

To round out this post on vintage flower looms I found a couple of books on Amazon that looked interesting.


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1925 Star Needlework Journal Vintage Tea Apron Sewing Instructions

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Today’s vintage tea apron sewing pattern instructions are from a 1925 Star Needlework Journal magazine Volume 10 Number 1.  It was published quarterly by The American Thread Co. You could have a yearly subscription mailed to you for 40 cents or pay 10 cents for a single copy.

There isn’t a pattern for this tea apron instead there is a list of materials required and instructions for sewing. The one pictured, although black and white in the photo, is done in yellow with a black lace trim. Very 1920’s.

A Tea Apron - Vintage Crafts and More

Along with the sewing instructions is an embroidered design for embellishment. A simple but fun design to play with.

 

Apron embroidery design - Vintage Crafts and More

If you’d like to download the embroidery design, right click on the image to save it.

 

Just 3/4 yard of 36 inch yellow voile (soft, sheer fabric) material is used. 2¼ yards of black lace and 1¼ yards of ribbon for the tie.  When complete the apron is 23 inches long and 27 inches wide with a curved shaped bottom edge. I’m sure it could easily be made bigger and with a stronger material as well.

 

Apron Sewing Instructions - Vintage Crafts and More

A three inch hem is sewn at the top and the sides are shirred (technique that takes a regular piece of fabric and shrinks it up, giving it elasticity) shape. The straight lines on the apron are done with a small running stitch using two strands of black embroidery thread.

The Craftsy blog has a Shirring Tips for Beginners post that has some good pointers and Seamingly Smitten has a tutorial on How to Shir Fabric with elastic thread.

Does anyone have some ideas about sewing this apron, changing the size or shirring fabric, please let us know in the comments below.

I’ve featured another apron to sew in a previous post you can use to gather garden fruits and vegetables. It also doesn’t have a pattern, only sewing instructions with an illustration.

Here’s the one page PDF file for the 1925 Tea Apron:

Star Needlework Journal – Tea Apron

The pattern is in PDF format so to read it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

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