I found some great little quick and easy crochet gifts you can make for Christmas. These are from the Corticelli Lessons in Crochet Book No. 7 published in 1917. They produced many booklets to compliment their line of cotton and silk threads. They were famous for their silks in the early 20th century.
The company began in Massachusetts in the 1890’s producing beautiful silk embroidery threads. Originally the Nonotuck Silk Company when it merged with the Brainerd and Armstrong Company in 1922 it became the Corticelli Silk Company. Ten years later, they merged with the Belding-Hemingway Company.
It’s logo sign of a kitten playing with a ball of thread was at 42nd Street and Broadway in New York from 1910 until 1913 and was one of the earliest ads on the Great White Way, a nickname for the Midtown section of New York City on Broadway.
These pages include instructions for Lingerie Clasps, a Wild Rose Pincushion, Flower and Leaf Bookmark, Cardcase and a Filet Crochet Bookmark. The card case measures 3 1⁄2 inches long by 2 1⁄2 inches deep, making it a perfect wrapping for a gift card. Then after the gift card is spent, it could be used as a small change purse, business card or credit card holder.
There are two pages of patterns. Remember you must have Adobe Reader on your computer to read and download these files. Most computers have this program, but if you don’t you can download it free here. After downloading the patterns, hit your back button to return to this post.
The first page includes the Lingerie Clasps and Wild Rose Pincushion. Here is the pdf file: Vintage Crochet Gift Patterns
The second page includes the Bookmarks and Cardcase. Here is that pdf file: Vintage Crochet Gift Patterns 2