Cross Stitch Needlepoint Rose Design Area Rug

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

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Today’s freebie vintage pattern comes from a Lily Design Book for Rugs dated 1950. This is a Cross Stitch Needlepoint Rug called “Queen Mary.” The rug pictured is 27 x 40 inches, but can be made as large as desired by omitting the dark brown border and sewing 2 or more together.

It uses Lily Rug Worsted yarn and a Rug Foundation. The rug foundation for the “Queen Mary” could be purchased with the squares already marked. With the chart included with this pattern you can mark your own rug foundation. The chart lays out the design with symbols that represent different colors.

I did a little research and found a vintage rug foundation Lily #145-HH for sale and it looks like it may be linen, but that was for a pom-pom rug. The number for this pattern is Lily #145-NP.

You could even use this chart to transfer the design to make a miniature doll house rug.

Here’s the chart. The top left corner is blocked out by the picture, but you can fill in the squares by following the opposite corner directly below it.

rose-rug-chart-vintage-crafts-and-moreI found this great little tutorial about Transferring a Design to Needlepoint Canvas on the Nuts About Needlepoint blog. She used these Staedtler pens to draw the design on the canvas.

There are some basic directions that are included that you’ll need to follow when making your rug.

CROSS STITCH: In the first row of single stitches, bring needle up at lower right hand corner; down at upper left hand corner; repeat across row. On return row, bring needle up at lower left hand corner and down at upper right hand corner. In working rows of cross stitches, work across the row from right to left forming the first slanting stitch, then work from left to right to complete the stitch.

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Below you’ll find the PDF file for this pattern:

Cross Stitch Needlepoint Rose Rug 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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Simple and Fun Way to Make Rugs – How to Make Pom Pon Rugs

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So You Want to Make a Rug

Today’s freebie is a simple and fun way to make a rug. I came across it in a booklet titled, So You Want to Make a Rug Star Book No. 197 by the American Thread Co.

Nope, I didn’t spell pom pom wrong. It’s spelled, pom pon in the booklet. Here’s an interesting tidbit of information you can use in a trivia game. It has to do with Pompom vs. Pompon.  The Grammarist website explains it this way. The original term for a decorative tuft of material was Pompon, but being misheard as Pompom, that form gradually became the norm.

You may be excited as I am after reading how to make one of these rugs. You’ll need a piece of burlap the size you want, marking pen, Heavy Rug Yarn and Carpet Thread.

Vintage Aunt Lydia’s Heavy Rug Yarn can be found with a search on the internet, but there may not be enough available to finish your project.  A good substitute would be a Bulky wool or acrylic yarn.

Designs You Can Make

What’s exciting about this craft is the freedom to make it your own. You mark a series of dots 1 inch apart on the burlap. Then draw your own design over the dots. The article offered some designs.

Pom Pon Rugs Designs You Can Make - Vintage Crafts and More

Simple and Fun to Make

These are simple and fun to make, plus lush to walk on when they’re finished.

 

How to Make Pom Pon Rugs - Vintage Crafts and More

Once you’ve drawn your dots and design, the rug yarn is cut into 1 ½ inch lengths. The Pompon is then sewn onto the foundation with two or three stitches.

How to Make Pom Pon Rugs

How to Make Pom Pon Rugs Instructions - Vintage Crafts and MoreOnce the rug is finished it should be hemmed.

Finishing Instructions:

Turn the foundation and finish off with a one inch hem. If the hem is turned back too tightly it may cause the rug to roll under. To make the rug slip proof sew rubber jar rings or rubber trap washers in place with Carpet and Button Thread.

If you’re interested in more techniques for Finishing Hooked Rugs, this book by Rug Hooking Magazine is rated high on Amazon.

If you’d like to save these instructions for later, download the PDF file below:

How to Make Pom Pon Rugs

The pattern is 2 pages 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. There are also free Adobe Reader Apps for mobile devices.

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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Free Crocheted Cord Oval Rug Instructions

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Crocheted Cord Oval Rug

This vintage instruction page is for a crocheted oval rug that is made of a continuous strip of cord, crocheted in different colors, to look like a five sided tube, which is then sewed into the desired shape.

The border is black and dusty rose. The remainder of the rug is a hit and miss effect made by using short lengths of several different colors of rug yarn

An H-6 crochet hook is used and the approximate size of the rug is 27 x 41 inches.

 

Crocheted Cord Oval Rug Instructions

Below is the link for the PDF to save for later:

Crocheted Cord Oval Rug

The pattern 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. There are also free Adobe Reader Apps for mobile devices.

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!