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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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.

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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.

Land of Nod Sleeping Dust Illustration - Vintage Crafts and More

 

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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