Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!
This cute embroidered Bunny Baby Bib comes from a 1922 Star Needlework Journal. Published by the American Thread Company, each magazine is filled with wonderful needlework patterns for crochet, embroidery, knitting, tatting and lace making.
Enlarged, the design would make a nice quilted wall hanging.
The project uses American Thread Company’s “Silkline” Art Thread and Crochet Cotton.
Article 50 – Silkline Art Thread is “an embroidery cotton of excellent brilliancy in a most artistic line of shades. The strands may be easily separated.” It comes in six strands, skeins in white and colors.
Since American Thread Company has been out of business for a long time, I don’t have a color conversion chart for the numbers used with the design so the choice of coloring would be yours.
Most of the outline stitch is worked using black for the head and red for the remainder of the design.
The Article 30 – Silkline Crochet Cotton is “smoothly spun and perfectly twisted as to give to the finished work a distinctive “lacey” feel.”
The crochet cotton is used around the edge of the bib. You’ll see at the bottom of the instructions a s c (single crochet) and p (picot) in a row to finish the edge. You’ll find a handy how-to page on this blog post for these and other crochet stitches.
Below is the PDF file link to download for later:
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