Pom Pon Rug Pattern for a Fluff Rug called Wedding Ring

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Pom Pon Rug called Wedding Ring

Anyone attending a wedding soon? For this week’s freebie I found a Pom Pon Rug called Wedding Ring. I would guess it’s named that because of it’s similarity to the quilt pattern with the same name.

Pom Pon Rug Wedding Ring

Lily Design Book

It’s from a 1950 Lily Mills Company Design Book No. 54 titled Rugs ~ Needlepoint, Crocheted, Hooked and Fluff. The original cost was ten cents.

Vintage Lily Pom and Tuft Form

It uses Poms and Tufts to make it. The Lily company manufactured a form just for making rugs like these called a Lily Pom and Tuft Form. The instructions from the booklet to make the tufts using the form are below. I’ve also included them in the PDF file.

Instructions for Lily Pom and Tufts Form

“A quick, neat way to make poms or fluffs for the beautiful kitten-soft Pom Rug”

Kitten-soft, nice! I found a couple vintage Lily forms for sale on Etsy and a couple on Ebay. The links are a search so if the ones I found are sold, it should pull up any others that have been listed.

What Yarn Should I Use?

The instructions call for Lily Cotton Rug Yarn. Here’s the description of it in the booklet. This may help to find a good equivalent.

“A soft, quick-working, 4-ply cotton yarn, in a range of 33 boil-proof colors. Useful for rugs in hooking, crocheting, knitting, needlepoint and fluff — 70-yard skeins. Use Lily Cotton Rug Yarn for easily-washed, bright colored scatter rugs or room size rugs.”

Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream could be substituted, it can be machine washed and dried. The website Interweave has a good article, What’s the Best Cotton for Bath Mats, comparing five different contemporary cotton yarns and how they fared using them to make a bath mat.

Chart and Instructions for the Pom Pon Rug

Instructions for Pom Pon Rug Wedding Ring

 

 

 

Another Pom Pon Rug Blog Post

For another Pom Pon Rug pattern blog post that has a little bit different instructions, look here: Simple and Fun Way to Make Rugs

Pattern instructions and chart PDF file download:

Pom Pon Rug Wedding Ring

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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Cross Stitch Needlepoint Rose Design Area Rug

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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.

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Enjoy!

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Free Crocheted Cord Oval Rug Instructions

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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!

Rug Making – Hook a Rug Instructions and Pattern

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Rug making has long been one of the most popular crafts. It is just as fascinating now as it was in the olden times. Well constructed rugs last a long time and add beauty to the interior of any home.

Handmade rugs may be hooked, braided, knitted, crocheted and various other ways. They may be made small, large, round, oval, square and oblong. Whatever fits the needs of your home.

Today I’m taking a couple pages from a 1950’s Needlework How To booklet about Rug Making, specifically, Hooking a Rug.

Rug Making - Hook a Rug Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More
The article goes into detail about patterns,

Rug Making - Hook a Rug Patterns - Vintage Crafts and More
foundation material, materials to use, rug frames, rug hooks

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and finishing the rug.

This post, Vintage Hooked Rug Pattern has more information on rug hooking, a pattern from Minerva called Martha Washington and links to a couple good instructional YouTube videos to get you started.

The PDF file is 5 pages long so you may want to download and save it to take a look at later.

Rug Making – Hook a Rug

The article 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.

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

Enjoy!

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Log Cabin Crocheted Rag Rug Pattern – Fan Freebie

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Welcome to today’s VTNS Fan Freebie Friday! As Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers we love to share all kinds of vintage craft patterns with our Facebook Fans.

Vintage Crafts and More - Crocheted Rag Rug Pattern Log Cabin Door Pic

This is the second pattern I’ve shared from Grandmother’s Hand Made Crocheted Rag Rugs booklet from 1933.  It’s a Log Cabin Rug that is 28 x 42 inches.

Find the other pattern, a Dresden Plate and an explanation of how to make your own rag rug on this blog post from July 2012:

Instructions for Rag Rugs and Dresden Plate Pattern

Crocheted rugs wear well and are quick to make. You can easily match your decor by using leftover scraps of material from sewing your window coverings, bedspread or pillows. Even old sheets found at yard sales and thrift shops can be used for this project.

Vintage Crafts and More - Crochet Rag Rug Pattern Log Cabin

Here’s the pattern in PDF format:

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Crocheted Rag Rug Pattern Log Cabin

 

 

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

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link above and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it to open it and save or print.

Enjoy!

Vintage Hooked Rug Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie Friday

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Vintage Crafts and More Rug Hooking Tools

As early as the mid 1800s, women would take burlap feed bags, which were too rough a fabric to make into clothing or quilts, and use them as backing for rugs. Unable to afford the beautiful imported rugs from Europe, they would use rags to hand hook their own rugs. The rugs helped make their homes comfortable and warm.

Making rugs became a popular hobby in the 1940s and the craft is seeing a come back with the primitive wool penny rugs you can make today.

Today’s pattern and instructions are for making a burlap rug with rug yarn. I believe this Minerva Hooked Rug pattern and instruction was originally a kit. I found it without the kit and picked it up because of the pictures of the old rug hooking tools, the pattern and information about rug hooking.

Vintage Crafts and More Martha Washington Rug Hooking Pattern

This Martha Washington Rug Pattern is floral and the finished size is 30 x 60 inches. It uses traditional colors of rose, tan and green. You’ll need to enlarge and transfer the pattern onto burlap or whatever material you’ll be using. This article, Selecting and Transferring Your Pattern, from Rug Hooking 101 explains how to use tulle to transfer your pattern.

Most of us are familiar with the latch hook rug kits from the 70s you can still find and purchase unmade today. My favorite was a landscape of a sunset on the beach with the golden yellows and browns of the era.

I’ve found a couple YouTube videos that explain rug hooking. There does seem to be a lot of information about rug hooking on the internet, but not as much as you’d find for crochet or knitting.

Here is a great 9 minute basic tutorial by Gene Shepherd Rug Hooking.

This video is a hands-on how to Part 2: Rug Hooking with Yarn by Susie Stephenson. It’s 20 minutes long, but has some great information on basic rug hooking.

I hope this post helps you decide if you’d like to pursue making your own rug or not. I know when I was researching to write this post, I found that rug hooking may not be as hard as I thought and the designs you could do are endless. I might give it a try.

Here’s the pattern in PDF file format:

Rug Hooking Pattern and Info PDF

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.

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.

Enjoy!