Filet Crochet Edging Patterns for Lace Altar Cloths and Robes

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Today’s free vintage pattern is for filet crochet edgings. The designs I’m featuring are church laces for altars or robes.

The church lace filet crochet edging patterns are included in the Coats & Clark’s crochet Book No. 320 titled Edgings for all purposes including Church Laces.

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Chart for Design Gauges

A chart is included with these designs that gives the Approximate Depth of Lace for each design, Thread Size, Hook Size and Gauge per inch.

 

Filet Crochet Edging Patterns for Altars and Robes - Vintage Crafts and More

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Download the PDF file here:

Filet Crochet Edging Patterns for Altars and Robes

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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Embossed Daisy Placemat Free Filet Crochet Pattern

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Today’s free vintage crochet pattern is a pretty daisy placemat for Spring. It’s from a 1950’s Lily Mills booklet. The placemat measures 12 x 18 inches with daisies wrapped around a lace mesh middle. There are pretty scalloped edges too.

Embossed Daisy Placemat Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

Materials required:

The listed choices of materials you can use are:

Daisy Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Art 65, White, Size 30 OR
Lily Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Art 36, White, Size 30 OR
Lily Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Art 161, White, Size 30

After working with vintage crochet patterns for years, I still have questions about what the Art number means on these types of vintage threads. I don’t believe it’s meant to be the color or the size of thread, but it may be a number assigned to signify the amount of thread in the ball or skein.

The closest I’ve come to an answer is it may have been the product name similar to “Classic” or “Cebelia” today. If anyone knows, please leave a comment on this post.

Because the threads required are no longer made, these two threads would be a fine substitute for the vintage ones listed above. Both are a Size 30 Mercerized Cotton:  Aunt Lydia’s Extra Fine Crochet Cotton OR DMC Cebelia Crochet Cotton.

If you find the type of Crochet Cotton to use confusing, this post on the Red Heart Yarn website called the Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Thread Crochet will be helpful.

The crochet hook is size No. 13 and the Gauge is 6 sps = 1 inch; 6 rows = 1 inch. It always helps to have the gauge in these vintage crochet patterns.

Placemat Crochet Pattern Chart:

The circles on the chart indicate where the embossed daisies go.

Embossed Daisy Placemat Free Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More
Since you may want to save this chart for later, you can click on it, it will open in a new window and there you can save or print it. There is a PDF file available for download below.

Abbreviations you’ll need to know

ch = chain        dc = double crochet       rnd = round    sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet   sl st = slip stitch       lp = loop      sp(s) = space(s)
st = stitch  sk = skip   cluster dec = cluster decrease   yo = yarn over

* Repeat from asterisk (*) as many times as specified in instructions.
(  ) Repeat everything within parenthesis (  ) as many times as specified.

 

Instructions for the Embossed Daisy Placemat

Embossed Daisy Placemat Crochet Pattern Instructions

PDF file to download:

Here’s the PDF file you can download for later. It’s two pages.

Embossed Daisy Place Mat 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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Filet Crochet Pattern for a 1940’s Glamour Bedspread

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

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The election is over here in the United States, no more TV advertisements and robocalls. It’s a privilege to vote and be part of the process, but I, as I’m sure others, are glad it’s over and looking forward to the holidays in the coming weeks.

I looked for a pattern to go along with the election theme and was surprised to find this Filet Crochet pattern. It’s a bedspread from an American Thread Co. Star Book titled Capitol Hill.

 

The bedspreads in this 1944 Star Book are exactly what you’d expect for the era of Hollywood glamour. This Capitol Hill bedspread is no exception. Just beautiful and as the pattern states, “Delicate filet crochet to lend “that” touch of splendor to a formal bedroom.”

Just imagine legendary actors from the 1940’s such as Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy, Vivien Leigh or Katharine Hepburn on set in this beautiful bedroom displaying the Capitol Hill bedspread.

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This bedspread consists of 6½ inch square motifs sewn together with a scalloped edge. To make the motifs you need Mercerized Crochet Cotton Size 20, some examples are below and a size No. 10 or 11 crochet hook. For a single bed 105 squares are required, 7 x 15.

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Learn more about how to do Filet Crochet in this earlier blog post Exploring Filet Crochet.

This heirloom crocheted bedspread could be a treasure. It would look lovely over a deep solid color since you will see the color peek through.

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I’ve shared another pattern from this same crochet booklet. You can find it here, Nursery Filet Crochet Animal Baby Blanket.

Below you’ll find the one page file you can download for later:

Capitol Hill Bedspread Filet 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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Free Filet Crochet Snowflake Pattern

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Anyone ready for cool weather, or is there cool weather where you live already? It hasn’t made it’s way here yet, but my mind is on winter and snowflakes. Even though it’s still 90 degrees outside, with my crafting I can pretend it’s snowing.

 

Today’s vintage pattern comes from Filet Crochet and How To Use It by Augusta Pfeuffer. It’s an individual snowflake you can use as a border or by itself to decorate a fabric ornament. It can also be done in cross stitch by following this chart.

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To save the snowflake pattern click on the picture, it will open in another window and there you can right click and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using.

To find out more about this publication and filet crochet take a look at this earlier post Exploring Filet Crochet.

Here’s some General Directions for Filet Crochet included in the booklet:

 

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Butterflies in the Garden Filet Crochet Free Pattern

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

How is everyone’s garden growing? Even though I don’t have a full fledged garden at my home right now, I do see butterflies fluttering around on the wild flowers in the yard this time of year.

Butterfly on a flower

Butterflies in the Garden is the name of the vintage filet crochet pattern I’m sharing today. It’s actually a chair set from a 1954 Coat’s & Clark’s Booklet titled Smart Chair Sets. The chair back measures 12 x 18 inches (30.48cm x 45.72cm) and each arm piece measures 8 x 12 inches (20.32cm x 30.48cm).

Butterflies in the Garden Filet Crochet Photo

 

Since the average size of a placemat is 12 x 18 inches, I think they could easily be used as those and the smaller size could be a mat for a table top if you didn’t want to use them as a chair set.

 

The pattern requires Mercerized Crochet Cotton Size 30. The vintage Clark’s Big Ball Mercerized Crochet included 250 yards of thread each, 3 balls are needed so that’s a total of 750 yards. A Size 10 steel crochet hook is required to achieve a Gauge of 5 sps make 1 inch; 5 rows make 1 inch.

Butterflies in the Garden Filet Crochet Pattern

Below is the chart to follow to complete the filet crochet mats. You can click on it, it will open in a new window and there you can save or print it. I’ve also scanned and saved the instructions and chart as a PDF file you’ll find below.

Butterflies in the Garden Filet Crochet Chart

If you prefer, this diagram could be adapted to cross stitch or needlepoint. This site, Nuts About Needlepoint has a post about Adapting Filet Crochet to Needlepoint with pointers on how to do it.

Here’s the 2-page PDF file for the pattern:

Butterflies in the Garden Filet 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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Nursery Filet Crochet Animal Pattern Baby Blanket Crib Quilt

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

Well it’s another Friday the 13th and I choose to believe it’s good luck, not bad. I did a little research and found out black cats are actually thought to be good luck in some countries. If that’s true, and I think it is, I have plenty of good luck around the house.

Black Kitties on the Porch

This is two of them on the porch. One checking out what I’m doing and his brother lounging.

 

I had a grey momma cat give birth to four boy kittens in our barn almost a year ago. All are a combination of black and white. At first, they wouldn’t let us near, but now it’s a different story. They’re still outside cats, but when it gets cold or rainy, they are more than happy to be inside. All are fixed, that was fun, catching them and taking them to the vet, but it’s important. The county shelter is full enough already.

 

 

 

 

 

That brings me to today’s freebie pattern. A filet crochet baby blanket for the crib made up of animal blocks, one of them being a cat.

 

Black Cat Filet Crochet Chart - Vintage Crafts and More

 

This pattern came from an American Thread Company booklet called Star Bedspreads Book No. 34 published in 1944.

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The name of the bedspread is Land of Nod

“Whimsical…elfin…and so simple to make, a block of filet crochet and then a block of fabric. Little tots will adore it”.

 

 

There is a duck, lion, bird, elephant, squirrel, rooster, reindeer, pig, rabbit, dog and cat, and birds.

Nursery Land of Nod Baby Crib Blanket Filet Crochet Animal Block Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

Because it is made with blocks, you could make it as big or small as you’d like. You could use all of the animal patterns or just a few.

Here’s the pattern as a PDF file:

Nursery Land of Nod Baby Crib Blanket Filet Crochet Animal Block Patterns

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.

Nursery Land of Nod Baby Crib Blanket Filet Crochet Animal Block Charts - Vintage Crafts and More

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Filet Crochet Pattern Lilac Time Tablecloth Edging

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Lilac’s were and still are one of my favorite flowers. I saw them everywhere when I was young and lived in upstate New York. They have a beautiful fragrance and color.

So when I saw this Lilac Time filet crochet pattern for a table cloth, I had to share it. It’s actually for a Tea cloth 49 inches square and the pattern suggests using a very fine fabric.

Filet Crochet Pattern Lilac Time Tablecloth - Vintage Crafts and More

 

 

You can see by this photo what a pretty table cloth this would make. The chart below shows the detail of the pattern.

Filet Crochet Pattern Lilac Time Tablecloth Chart - Vintage Crafts and More

The full pattern is in the PDF file below:

Filet Crochet Pattern Lilac Time Tablecloth

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.

Please share your favorite needlework hints, tips and projects in the comments below or with us on Facebook.

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Banquet Tablecloth Filet Crochet Pattern

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

For today’s freebie I’ve found a beautiful filet crochet pattern for a banquet tablecloth that measures 80 x 100 inches (203.2 x 254 cm). It’s from a 1943 Spool Cotton Company booklet, Crochet for Tables and is called Banquet Beauty.

Banquet Tablecloth Filet Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

It’s done using Size 30 Mercerized Crochet Cotton Thread and a Size No. 10 or 11 Steel Crochet Hook.

This chart was included in the booklet and may help if you try this pattern.

Banquet Tablecloth Filet Crochet Tips for Crocheters - Vintage Crafts and More

If you’d like to learn more about how to do Filet Crochet, this post Exploring Filet Crochet will help or click on Filet Crochet in Categories on the right side bar. You’ll also find several other filet crochet patterns I’ve shared in the past.

Here’s the download link to the 2 page instructions and chart for Banquet Beauty:

Banquet Tablecloth Filet 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.

Please share your favorite needlework hints, tips and projects in the comments below or with us on Facebook.

Enjoy!


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Filet Crochet Luncheon Set Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie

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I’m sharing a page today from the vintage booklet Filet Crochet and How to Use It by Augusta Pfeuffer.  This is a graph for a luncheon cloth with napkins to match.

Filet Crochet Luncheon Cloth and Napkins Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

Cotton crochet thread No. 50 is used for the filet crochet on the luncheon set. The usual size for the cloth is 36 to 38 inches when finished and the napkins are usually 12 or 14 inches square.

Here’s a close up of the finished luncheon cloth and napkin:

 

Filet Crochet Luncheon Napkin Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

 

Filet Crochet Luncheon Cloth Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

And the charts:

Filet Crochet Luncheon Cloth Vintage Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

 

Filet Crochet Luncheon Cloth and Napkins Pattern Pic - Vintage Crafts and More

You might want to check out an earlier post of 22 filet crochet edge designs from the same booklet.

I’ve added a “filet crochet” category, so it’d be easier to find several other posts of patterns and how to do it.  When you click on the category, the latest post (the edge designs) will come up, to see others, click on “older posts” at the lower left bottom of the post.

If you’d like the page in PDF format to download for later, here’s the link:

Filet Crochet Luncheon Cloth and Napkins Charts

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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Filet Crochet Edge Patterns – VTNS Fan Freebie Friday

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

Filet Crochet Edging Patterns - Vintage Crafts and More

If you do an internet search on Filet Crochet, you’ll find wonderful examples of this craft. From lace doilies to bedspreads, filet crochet can be used to make many home decor items.

Today’s freebie includes 22 filet crochet edging patterns. These patterns would be great to add to tea towels, hand towels, pillowcases, cuffs, collars and any other item where a decorative edge could be used.

Filet Crochet Edgings Patterns - Vintage Crafts and More
Since these are small and easy to read graphs, they will be a great starting point to learn and practice Filet Crochet.

You’ll find information and links to several websites with tutorials on learning filet crochet on this earlier post, Exploring Filet Crochet.

Also, Heart Strings, a blog by Red Heart Yarns has a very good Ultimate Guide to Filet Crochet.

The sheet of 22 patterns is below:

Filet Crochet Edging Patterns

The pattern page 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 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.

If you like this page, be sure to share it with your friends and like our Facebook Fanpage so you can get updates every time we post new patterns.

Enjoy!