Crochet Tablecloth Pattern Sunburst Splendour Lacy Motifs

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Sunburst Splendour Tablecloth

A crochet tablecloth pattern to commemorate the 2017 solar eclipse, Sunburst Splendour. So pretty and perfect for a wedding cake table. Even a table runner made with these motifs would be stunning.

crochet tablecloth pattern sunburst splendour wedding cake

The lacy motifs are crocheted separately then sewn together with a fill-in motif. These really do look like a sunburst.

Table Topics

This fine lace tablecloth pattern comes from a 1942, second edition of a Spool Cotton Company booklet titled New Table Topics No. 185. There are several wonderful vintage crochet tablecloth patterns throughout this booklet. I hope to share another one in the future.

What you’ll need

For a tablecloth about 60 x 80 inches, make 13 x 17 motifs. If you’re making the whole tablecloth you’ll need 77, 49 or 25 balls depending on their size, big or small, of six cord mercerized crochet cotton size 30. White or Ecru are the colors, but as always the choice of color is up to you.

Small balls of this discontinued crochet cotton usually held between 80 to 175 yards and the big balls would be 250 to 300 yards. A substitute would be Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Extra Fine 30.  For the gauge, each motif measures about 4½ inches in diameter, a crochet hook size of No. 10 or 11 is used.

Starburst Close-Up

Here’s a close up of the starburst motifs. See how lacy and pretty they are and not too many difficult stitches.

crochet tablecloth pattern starburst splendour motif sample

Sunburst Splendour Instructions

The complete instruction page is below, but as I usually do, I’ve also included a PDF file for you to download near the bottom of the post.

 

crochet tablecloth pattern sunburst splendour motif instructions

One Page PDF File for Download:

Sunburst Splendour Tablecloth Crochet Pattern

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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Building Blocks Potholder Crochet Pattern for Back to School

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Building Blocks Potholder

Children will be going back to school soon if not already, so today’s freebie is a cute building blocks potholder crochet pattern. A fun gift for a teacher or tucked into a baby shower gift basket.

This crochet pattern is from a 1955 Coats and Clark’s booklet titled Pot Holders Book no. 312. It’s square, uses four colors and has red felt letters sewn on. Of course, you can use embroidery or cross stitch for the letters as well.

Building Blocks Potholder Crochet Pattern

This potholder uses Coats and Clark’s “Speed-Cro-Sheen” Mercerized Cotton. It’s a Size 3 crochet thread. You’ll only need a few yards of each color.

Here are a couple substitutes for this discontinued yarn:

The crochet hook is No. 2/0 (double zero).

Crochet Pattern Instructions

The instructions weren’t long so I’ve included them in the post as-well-as in a PDF file below to download for later.

building block potholder instructions

PDF file with photo and instructions

Back to School Building Blocks Potholder Crochet Pattern

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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Tatting Butterfly Pattern Instructions 1916 Corticelli Booklet

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Beautiful Tatting Butterfly Pattern

If you’ve followed this blog for any time at all, you’ll know I love butterflies. Put “butterfly” in the search box and more than 10 different posts will come up.

Today’s freebie is a tatting butterfly pattern from a 1916 Corticelli pattern booklet.

Corticelli Lessons in Tatting Butterfly Pattern

Along with the instructions for tatting the butterfly, I’ve included several snippets from the booklet. Such as Abbreviations and Actual Sizes for the Corticelli Mercerized Cordonnet thread as-well-as a description of the thread from an Ad that will help you decide on a substitute.

Instructions for Tatting the Butterfly

First, here are the original instructions:

Corticelli Lessons in Tatting ButterflyCorticelli Lessons in Tatting Butterfly Medallion

How to Download: Right-Click the photo and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it, it will open in another window and there you can save or print.

Instructions Re-written

I found this exact same butterfly pattern on web.archive.org with re-written instructions that may be easier to follow. From what I understand the web archive brings up web pages from years ago using the Internet Wayback Machine Archive. It’s a San Francisco–based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of “universal access to all knowledge.”

DAINTY TATTED BUTTERFLYSecond and equally important are the additional snippets from the booklet that will help you with the instructions and type of thread to use.

Tatting Abbreviations and Thread Sizes

Corticelli Lessons in Tatting Butterfly Medallion Pattern AbbreviationsFrom what I understand the web archive brings up web pages from years ago using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

 

And last but not least are the Thread Descriptions.

Corticelli Thread Descriptions

corticelli princess pearl crochet cotton

Corticelli Mercerized CordonnetCorticelli Mercerized Cordonnet Ad

 

This is just one of many beautiful tatted butterfly patterns. As you can see from the graphic below, Pinterest has more examples than ever.

Pinterest Tatting Butterfly

For information on tatting and more patterns, put “tatting” into the search box in the top right column or check out the Related Posts below.

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Cross Stitch Design Charts in Color by Anne Champe Orr

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Cross Stitch Charted Flower Designs

Today’s freebie pattern is a full page colored charts for cross stitch. First there are flower edgings, flowers in baskets, flowers in a vase all very pretty. Then there is a good sized spray of pansies or morning glories, I can’t tell, it’s below, what do you think?

 

Pansy Colored Cross Stitch Chart

Clark’s Designs Booklet

Since this page came from a 1922 Clark’s O.N.T. Designs Booklet No. 15, there wasn’t any Coats yet. The Spool Cotton Company published the booklet with cross stitch and crochet designs. Not to mention the cost was only 10 cents at the time.

 

For More History on Anne Orr

If you’d like to learn a bit more about Anne Orr, there is a short History of Anne Champe Orr on The Shuttle Smith Tatting blog. Additionally, with this history is a listing of her publications in numerical order. Some are left blank, but it’s a start if you’d like to collect them all.

 

This book titled The Quilters Hall of Fame: 42 Masters Who Have Shaped Our Art has several pages devoted to Anne Orr’s contribution to the Needlework Arts.

In addition to the information about her life, there are several photographs and cited resource books. It would be fun to look into the books for more research and patterns.

Overall the book is well worth owning, just to put a face to the name of some of the historical figures in the quilting world.

 

A Couple Other Blog Posts of Her Designs

Again I’ve shared a couple other patterns from Anne Orr booklets. You can find them at the links below:

Cross Stitch or Filet Crochet Baby Nursery Patterns

Vintage Knitted Edgings and Insertion Patterns

 

Cross Stitch Chart in Color

To Save The Page

After clicking on the chart page, it will open in a new window and there you can right click to save it to print.


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Corn Potholder Vintage Crochet Pattern

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Summer is here and so are the vegetables

Right now there’s an abundance of corn on the cob in my neck of the woods so when I came across this vibrant corn potholder in a Clark’s and Coats 1951 booklet I wanted to share it.

corn potholder crochet pattern

The colors and texture on this potholder look like a lot of fun and a nice addition to decorate or use in your kitchen. The ear of corn is crocheted then sewn onto the pot holder. It’s lined with felt.

Materials you’ll need

You’ll need several different materials and colors to crochet this potholder. Some no longer available but the Size numbers are given, so that will help for an alternative cotton.

Materials for corn potholder crochet pattern

PDF file for the Corn Potholder crochet pattern

Corn Potholder Crochet Pattern

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.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

For another corn potholder crochet pattern see this blog post: Vegetable Potholder Patterns to Crochet. This blog post also includes a carrot and cucumber pattern.

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Pom Pon Rug Pattern for a Fluff Rug called Wedding Ring

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Pom Pon Rug called Wedding Ring

Anyone attending a wedding soon? For this week’s freebie I found a Pom Pon Rug called Wedding Ring. I would guess it’s named that because of it’s similarity to the quilt pattern with the same name.

Pom Pon Rug Wedding Ring

Lily Design Book

It’s from a 1950 Lily Mills Company Design Book No. 54 titled Rugs ~ Needlepoint, Crocheted, Hooked and Fluff. The original cost was ten cents.

Vintage Lily Pom and Tuft Form

It uses Poms and Tufts to make it. The Lily company manufactured a form just for making rugs like these called a Lily Pom and Tuft Form. The instructions from the booklet to make the tufts using the form are below. I’ve also included them in the PDF file.

Instructions for Lily Pom and Tufts Form

“A quick, neat way to make poms or fluffs for the beautiful kitten-soft Pom Rug”

Kitten-soft, nice! I found a couple vintage Lily forms for sale on Etsy and a couple on Ebay. The links are a search so if the ones I found are sold, it should pull up any others that have been listed.

What Yarn Should I Use?

The instructions call for Lily Cotton Rug Yarn. Here’s the description of it in the booklet. This may help to find a good equivalent.

“A soft, quick-working, 4-ply cotton yarn, in a range of 33 boil-proof colors. Useful for rugs in hooking, crocheting, knitting, needlepoint and fluff — 70-yard skeins. Use Lily Cotton Rug Yarn for easily-washed, bright colored scatter rugs or room size rugs.”

Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream could be substituted, it can be machine washed and dried. The website Interweave has a good article, What’s the Best Cotton for Bath Mats, comparing five different contemporary cotton yarns and how they fared using them to make a bath mat.

Chart and Instructions for the Pom Pon Rug

Instructions for Pom Pon Rug Wedding Ring

 

 

 

Another Pom Pon Rug Blog Post

For another Pom Pon Rug pattern blog post that has a little bit different instructions, look here: Simple and Fun Way to Make Rugs

Pattern instructions and chart PDF file download:

Pom Pon Rug Wedding Ring

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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Crochet Pattern to Embellish a Summertime Towel Set with Butterflies and Flowers

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Rain, Rain Go Away

Where I live summer time was welcomed in with a tropical storm that brought three days of rain that just didn’t look like it was ever going to stop. Today there’s still a tropical breeze but the sun peeked through for a little while this afternoon.

Summertime Towel Set

When I saw this crochet pattern for a Summertime Towel Set it made me smile and I chose it for today’s freebie pattern.

crochet pattern summertime towel set butterfliesButterflies and Flowers

Butterflies and Flowers, you can’t get much more summer time than that.

The towel’s also have the prettiest purple crocheted edge.

This crochet pattern is from a Lily Mills Design Booklet titled Fair, Bazaar and Gift Crocheting.

 

 

crochet pattern butterfly and flower towel embellishment

 

Two Lovely Designs

There are two lovely designs. One for a hand towel and the other a wash cloth. Plus a pretty edging for both.

 

 

 

 

Crochet Pattern PDF file for download:

Summertime Towel Set

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.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Crochet Pattern Shining Star Tablecloth Coats and Clark’s Design of the Month Vintage Leaflet

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Tablecloth Crochet Pattern

Today’s pattern freebie is a lovely star crochet pattern for a tablecloth. This is a vintage Coats and Clark’s leaflet for the Design of the Month. It’s called Shining Star and was a free leaflet at the time.

Crochet Design of the Month – Shining Star

Crochet Pattern for Shining Star Tablecloth - Vintage Crafts and More

Suggested colors are White, Ecru or Cream. Either J & P Coats or Clark’s Big Ball Mercerized Crochet Cotton in Size 30 is used to make this pretty cloth. You’ll need a lot of cotton for this 62 x 83 inch tablecloth. Of course, you could make it smaller as a table runner or dresser scarf.

Shining Star Tablecloth Pattern Instructions

Crochet Pattern Tablecloth Shining Star Design - Vintage Crafts and More

Download Instructions: Right-Click the image and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

Two Square Motifs

You’ll see that each motif is 4½ inches square. There are crochet instructions for two motifs and an edging. To make the full tablecloth you need 14 rows of 19 motifs.

This crochet pattern is ambitious, but so worth the trouble when finished. I think I’d have to go with a table runner or smaller table cloth. Has anyone seen a vintage crocheted tablecloth in this pattern?

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Crochet Patterns from the Early 20th Century for Men’s Suspenders

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Since Father’s Day will be here soon I came across a couple crochet patterns for suspenders. Most of the crochet patterns I found on a internet search were for babies, some really cute. But these are vintage patterns from the 1892 and 1907.

Crocheted Suspenders No. 1

The first one is from A treatise On Embroidery; with twenty color illustrations from original models by M. Heminway & Sons Silk Co. You’ll not only find this pattern towards the end of the book, but also some lovely embroidery illustrations of flowers.

 

Suspenders Crochet PatternTo save and download this pattern simply click on it, it will open in another window and there you can right click to save and print or just right click on the image to save.

Crocheted Suspenders No. 2

The next one is from The Last and Best Book on Art Needlework by The Brainerd & Armstrong Co. from 1892. Click on the PDF to bring up the full book.

Crochet Pattern for Suspenders - Vintage Crafts and More

Again, to save and download this pattern simply click on it, it will open in another window and there you can right click to save and print or just right click on the image to save.

Similar Patterns

Both of the directions are similar. A pretty small shell pattern. Both use crochet silk. The first one doesn’t list a crochet hook size, but the second one uses a size No. 2 crochet hook.

Make a Belt

I believe this pattern would make a lovely belt as well as suspenders.

 

Another Crochet Pattern for Suspenders

crochet pattern lace suspenders

I found another crochet pattern for a pair of suspenders that look like lace. This crochet pattern is from the public domain book,

A Treatise on Lace-Making, Embroidery, and Needlework with Barbour’s Irish flax Threads copyright 1892. This book is worth a look. I took a quick look and there are some incredible patterns in it.

These are embellish with cross stitch stitches.

 

 


How to Crochet Suspenders

One more thing. I found a short, 2 minute YouTube Video for crocheting suspenders. It’s for suspenders made with yarn, most likely for kids, but there are a couple pointers in the video that may help with making your suspenders.

So there you have it. Crocheted suspenders to make for Father’s Day. If anyone makes a pair, email me with a photo and I’ll display it in the comments and on Facebook.

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Potholder Crochet Pattern for a Teapot, Cookie Jar, Plate and Minted Tea Cooler Recipe

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Potholder Crochet Pattern

Here’s a potholder crochet pattern for a teapot with a recipe for a Minted Tea Cooler perfect for a summer afternoon party. Along with the teapot potholder are patterns that match for a cookie jar and plate potholder. These are from the a 1947 American Thread Company crochet pattern booklet titled Star Potholders.

Teapot Potholder Crochet Pattern

Minted Tea Cooler Recipe

This is a great recipe if you have mint growing in your herb garden. If you’ve planted one mint plant, you probably do. Mint will take over the entire garden if you don’t contain it.

Minted Tea Cooler Recipe

Here’s a Look at the Other Potholder Crochet Patterns

A matching set can be crocheted with the cookie jar and plate potholder crochet patterns included with the teapot. You’ll find the 2-page PDF file to download below with all of the pattern instructions.

 

Minted Tea Cooler Potholder Crochet Patterns

More Recipes and Potholder Crochet Patterns

I’ve shared several other potholder patterns and the included recipes from this booklet. Find them here:

Crab AuGratin Recipe and Fish and Crab Potholder

Spiced Fruit Compote Recipe and Fruit Potholder Patterns

Maple Sugar Graham Crackers and Maple Leaf Potholder Crochet Pattern

 

PDF File to Download

Potholder Crochet Patterns

The pattern file 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.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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