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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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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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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Quite A Quacker Duck Amigurumi Vintage Crochet Pattern

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I have the cutest little duck crochet pattern to share. Today we call them Amigurumi which means a crocheted or knitted stuffed toy.

Where does the name Amigurumi come from?

The word comes from the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Most Amigurumi are animals but they can be people or just about any object that is crocheted or knitted and stuffed.

 

Quite A Quacker Duck Amigurumi Vintage Crochet Pattern

 

Perfect for the Easter Basket

This would be perfect for an Easter basket or a gift or decoration at a baby shower. The pattern is from an American Thread Star Book titled Aunt Lydia’s Design Studio. The booklet doesn’t have a date listed, but by the looks of the fashions it should be late 1960’s, early 1970’s. With a little investigating, I was right, the date is 1970.

Where to find Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn

Quite A Quacker Duck Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Materials

The yarn required for the duck crochet pattern is Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn.  The yarn colors are White and Bongo (Tangerine Orange).

There are a few hundred listings for Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn on ebay in a variety of colors. I even found a package of two Bongo 70 yard skeins.

 

There is plenty of Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn on Amazon too.

The gauge of 3 sts = 1 inch is given in this crochet pattern so that helps. Two buttons are used for the eyes, but if it’s a gift for a baby or toddler I’d substitute something that cannot be removed. Maybe use some black yarn sewn on in a circle for each eye.

PDF file is below:

This is a two page pattern with the photo of the finished duck.

Quite A Quacker Duck Amigurumi Vintage 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.

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Crochet Flower Basket Pattern from Smart Chair Sets Coats and Clark’s Booklet

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Crochet Flower Basket

Spring has sprung and what better way to welcome Spring than with a pretty crochet flower basket pattern. This one comes from a 1954 Coats & Clark’s book titled Smart Chair Sets.

Crochet Flower Basket Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

Even though this is a chair set the pretty flower baskets could be used many other ways. Such as an applique on a blanket or pillow. Just set it on a table as a doily and I’m sure there are more you can think of.

 

Crochet Flower Basket Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

The chair back flower basket measures 11 x 17 inches and each arm piece measures 7 x 11 inches. Pretty good size.

Basket Towel Applique Set

Flower Basket Photo by polychrome on Flickr

 

Another smaller and quicker option but just as pretty is this crochet flower basket pattern for appliqueing on towels. It’s from a 1950’s Spool Cotton Company booklet.

You’ll find it for free on the Ravelry website, a community of crafters that share projects, patterns and ideas.

 

 

 

 

What thread should I use?

The J & P Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen thread Article A64 is a 4-ply 100% mercerized Size 10 cotton. You can find vintage Knit-Cro-Sheen crochet thread for sale on ebay. Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Classic 10 would be a suitable substitute.

 

Pattern PDF file download

The PDF file is one page.

Basket of Flowers Crochet Pattern PDF

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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Free Crochet Bag Pattern to Hold Your Knitting A Crocheted Knitting Bag

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Today’s crochet bag pattern freebie could be an oxymoron. A Crocheted Knitting Bag. Many times those of us that crochet also knit. So this bag would make sense. Some like one craft more than the other. Which do you prefer? Or do you like both.

 

Crochet Bag Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

 

This pattern is from an American Thread Company Star Book titled Crocheted Fashions. The crocheted bag uses Heavy Crochet Mercerized Cotton in Forest Green and White.

Vintage Thread

This vintage thread is similar to a Size 5 crochet thread. The balls contained 100 yards. Use a No. 4 steel crochet hook, but since no gauge is given, you’ll have to experiment. Knitting sticks or handles complete the top of the crochet bag.

 

Star Fast Heavy Crochet Cotton Crochet Bag Pattern

 

 

 

This is a picture of the American Thread Company “Star” Fast Heavy Crochet Mercerized Cotton from the booklet.

 

 

 

 

 


I did a search on Amazon and came up with DMC Petra Crochet Cotton Size 5. It looks similar.

 

 

Make sure to read the shipping times carefully on these threads. A couple of them I noticed say “usually ships in 1 to 3 months.” I don’t know about you, but I want my thread a lot sooner than that.

PDF File to Download

The full pattern and crochet abbreviations are in the one page PDF file below.

Crocheted Knitting Bag Pattern

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

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