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.

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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

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Crochet Edging Pattern for a Heart Pincushion or Sachet

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Pretty Ruffled Crochet Edging Pattern

The crochet edging for this heart pincushion is perfect for Valentine’s Day. If you didn’t want to do the heart, you could add this pretty edging to any number of things.

Heart Pincushion or Sachet with Crochet EdgingFor this pattern, you buy or sew the heart pincushion, crochet the edging and then sew it on. Whether you use a pincushion, sachet, towel, table topper or blouse, this edging would work.

The pattern comes from a 1945 Spool Cotton Booklet No. 226 titled GIFTS Crocheted and Knitted. I hope to share a couple more of the cute designs in this booklet in the future.

 

Only one ball of J & P Coats Tatting Cotton Size 70 is used for the pattern.

This ball of DMC Cordonnet Cotton Size 70 on Amazon could be substituted and comes in white or ecru.

 

Crochet Edging Pattern Instructions

Heart Pincushion or Sachet with Crochet Edging PatternDownload Instructions: Right-Click the pattern 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.

More Crochet Edging Patterns

You can find several other crochet edging patterns in these blog posts.

DIY Heart Pincushion Links

Pinterest has a board dedicated to just Heart Pincushions. I could be on there all day!

Heart Pin Cushions on Pinterest

My favorite are the felt hearts embellished with embroidery. Here are two tutorials for making them.

Flamingo Toes A Creative Blog by Beverly McCullough has a tutorial for a DIY Fabric Heart Valentines – Felt and Fabric Heart Sachet Valentines. These hearts are adorable and look fairly easy to make.

Better Homes and Gardens Romantic Heart Wool Valentine – No-fray felted wool makes this applique project quick to stitch. This lovely heart is embellished with felt flowers, beads and cording.

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