Vintage Crochet Pattern Lace Valentine Bedspread

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Welcome to the VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Facebook Fanpage Fan Freebie Friday. Today we are sharing a beautiful lacy bedspread vintage crochet pattern.  The design reminds me of the gingerbread lattice on a the porch of a Victorian Era home.

Lace Valentine Bedspread Crochet Pattern Motif
A great pattern for lace lovers.  It’s called “Lace Valentine” and graces the cover of a publication from Lily Crochet Cotton called Crocheted Bedspreads. This pattern booklet is not dated but I’d guess it’s from the 1940s.

Each block measures about 5¼ inches square when blocked and requires 45 yards. Lily’s Skytone Mercerized Crochet Cotton is called for, but no longer available.  Mercerized thread undergoes a process to make it stronger and give it a luster.  There are many suitable crochet cottons for bedspreads available now that you could substitute.  Just make sure the mercerized cotton thread you choose matches the size of the motif when finished, 5¼ inches square.

The Correct Sizes of Crochet Hooks chart below will help in finding a substitute for the Sky-Tone cotton thread.   You’ll notice that the same size crochet hooks are suggested for the Size 10 cotton and the Sky-Tone Size 1, but still check the finished motif’s measurements.

Chart of Correct Sizes of Crochet Hooks for Different Sizes of Thread
Lace Valentine Bedspread Crochet Pattern


Even though this is described as a bedspread pattern each of the pretty motifs are crocheted  individually and then joined together.  So you could make a pillow, tablecloth or any size bedspread out of this pattern.  It would just depend on the amount of lacy blocks you crocheted and how you join them together.

When you look at the pattern instructions you’ll notice that it requires you to crochet “Clusters” which are explained in the book:




CLUSTER – This consists of 2 or more dc, tr, dtr, or tr tr, gathered together at top into a tight group. Hold the last loop of each st on hook, then thread over and draw thru all loops on hook at once, pulling tight. Stitches can be made thru either both loops of stitches of previous row or thru the back loops only. If not specified, take up both loops.

I’ve also included the complete Terms and Explanation of Stitches page from the booklet.

Lace Valentine Bedspread Crochet Pattern Terms

Looking at the design for this pattern, if you leave off the Clusters on each corner, I see a really pretty Snowflake Ornament. You could make several in white and stiffen them (find Crochet Snowflake Stiffeners and instructions in this post).

They would be a pretty decorations for your tree, as a tag on a package, or garland hung around your home.  This is really a versatile crochet pattern.

The PDF file for the pattern is below:

Lace Valentine Bedspread Design

The pattern is in PDF format so to download 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 below and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using.

Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  1. berkouk fazia says:

    c”est des motifs facille a faire meme pour des debutantes il suffit d”etre attentives et cest vraiment de très beau modeles de fleur et de feuilles au crochet

  2. Carolyn says:

    I really want to make this, but I am stopped by not being able to read the pattern at the beginning. I have tried the Block about 10 times and it just doesn’t make sense. I read the discussion above by Kathy and I also read the stitch instructions. Can someone help? thank you

    • Debra says:

      I know this is a difficult pattern based on the comments. I haven’t done it myself. I’m hoping someone who has will come along and help you out. In the meantime, I did add a page to my blog, How to Read Vintage Patterns, in an effort to maybe clarify some of the pattern.

      Hope it helps.

  3. Susie says:

    I was browsing for another pattern and I found your vintage crochet lace pattern and I love it. Thank you

  4. Cynthia says:

    So, I’m trying to make this design and I come to the 2nd line in Block. It says 3d ch st. Is that 3rd? Does that mean 3dc? Please help ASAP , I finally started this and got stopped soo soon, I’m eager to start working on this motif. Thank you.

    • Debra says:

      Reading the instructions, it looks to me like it’s telling you to slip stitch in the chain 3 that made a dc. The chain 3 in the parenthesis. 3d may be short for a double crochet made up of 3 chain stitches.

      Pull up the Terms and Explanation of Stitches sheet in the post, that should help and click on the picture of the motif to enlarge it to get a closer look.

      Also check the Irish Crochet Pattern – Flower Basket post. A comment was submitted on that one about doubles and modern crochet. She suggested to check the instruction page on that pattern as well. That’s why I try to include them, because I know some things are different now in crochet instructions.

      Hope that helps. If anyone else has tried this and knows the answer, please feel free to comment.

    • Kathy says:

      It means to slip stitch into the third chain of the first 7 chains to close the ring. The first three chains make the first dc of the round. So when you’re finished with the first round (block) you now have 4 dcs and 4 chain 3 spaces.

      • Debra says:

        Hi Kathy,
        Thank you for this explanation. This is a very popular crochet post on the site and it’s appreciated. I edited your first comment to make the change to “the first three chains”

        Thanks again.

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