Crochet Tablecloth Pattern Sunburst Splendour Lacy Motifs

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Sunburst Splendour Tablecloth

A crochet tablecloth pattern to commemorate the 2017 solar eclipse, Sunburst Splendour. So pretty and perfect for a wedding cake table. Even a table runner made with these motifs would be stunning.

crochet tablecloth pattern sunburst splendour wedding cake

The lacy motifs are crocheted separately then sewn together with a fill-in motif. These really do look like a sunburst.

Table Topics

This fine lace tablecloth pattern comes from a 1942, second edition of a Spool Cotton Company booklet titled New Table Topics No. 185. There are several wonderful vintage crochet tablecloth patterns throughout this booklet. I hope to share another one in the future.

What you’ll need

For a tablecloth about 60 x 80 inches, make 13 x 17 motifs. If you’re making the whole tablecloth you’ll need 77, 49 or 25 balls depending on their size, big or small, of six cord mercerized crochet cotton size 30. White or Ecru are the colors, but as always the choice of color is up to you.

Small balls of this discontinued crochet cotton usually held between 80 to 175 yards and the big balls would be 250 to 300 yards. A substitute would be Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Extra Fine 30.  For the gauge, each motif measures about 4½ inches in diameter, a crochet hook size of No. 10 or 11 is used.

Starburst Close-Up

Here’s a close up of the starburst motifs. See how lacy and pretty they are and not too many difficult stitches.

crochet tablecloth pattern starburst splendour motif sample

Sunburst Splendour Instructions

The complete instruction page is below, but as I usually do, I’ve also included a PDF file for you to download near the bottom of the post.

 

crochet tablecloth pattern sunburst splendour motif instructions

One Page PDF File for Download:

Sunburst Splendour Tablecloth 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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Building Blocks Potholder Crochet Pattern for Back to School

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Building Blocks Potholder

Children will be going back to school soon if not already, so today’s freebie is a cute building blocks potholder crochet pattern. A fun gift for a teacher or tucked into a baby shower gift basket.

This crochet pattern is from a 1955 Coats and Clark’s booklet titled Pot Holders Book no. 312. It’s square, uses four colors and has red felt letters sewn on. Of course, you can use embroidery or cross stitch for the letters as well.

Building Blocks Potholder Crochet Pattern

This potholder uses Coats and Clark’s “Speed-Cro-Sheen” Mercerized Cotton. It’s a Size 3 crochet thread. You’ll only need a few yards of each color.

Here are a couple substitutes for this discontinued yarn:

The crochet hook is No. 2/0 (double zero).

Crochet Pattern Instructions

The instructions weren’t long so I’ve included them in the post as-well-as in a PDF file below to download for later.

building block potholder instructions

PDF file with photo and instructions

Back to School Building Blocks Potholder 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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Cross Stitch Design Charts in Color by Anne Champe Orr

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Cross Stitch Charted Flower Designs

Today’s freebie pattern is a full page colored charts for cross stitch. First there are flower edgings, flowers in baskets, flowers in a vase all very pretty. Then there is a good sized spray of pansies or morning glories, I can’t tell, it’s below, what do you think?

 

Pansy Colored Cross Stitch Chart

Clark’s Designs Booklet

Since this page came from a 1922 Clark’s O.N.T. Designs Booklet No. 15, there wasn’t any Coats yet. The Spool Cotton Company published the booklet with cross stitch and crochet designs. Not to mention the cost was only 10 cents at the time.

 

For More History on Anne Orr

If you’d like to learn a bit more about Anne Orr, there is a short History of Anne Champe Orr on The Shuttle Smith Tatting blog. Additionally, with this history is a listing of her publications in numerical order. Some are left blank, but it’s a start if you’d like to collect them all.

 

This book titled The Quilters Hall of Fame: 42 Masters Who Have Shaped Our Art has several pages devoted to Anne Orr’s contribution to the Needlework Arts.

In addition to the information about her life, there are several photographs and cited resource books. It would be fun to look into the books for more research and patterns.

Overall the book is well worth owning, just to put a face to the name of some of the historical figures in the quilting world.

 

A Couple Other Blog Posts of Her Designs

Again I’ve shared a couple other patterns from Anne Orr booklets. You can find them at the links below:

Cross Stitch or Filet Crochet Baby Nursery Patterns

Vintage Knitted Edgings and Insertion Patterns

 

Cross Stitch Chart in Color

To Save The Page

After clicking on the chart page, it will open in a new window and there you can right click to save it to print.


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Corn Potholder Vintage Crochet Pattern

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Summer is here and so are the vegetables

Right now there’s an abundance of corn on the cob in my neck of the woods so when I came across this vibrant corn potholder in a Clark’s and Coats 1951 booklet I wanted to share it.

corn potholder crochet pattern

The colors and texture on this potholder look like a lot of fun and a nice addition to decorate or use in your kitchen. The ear of corn is crocheted then sewn onto the pot holder. It’s lined with felt.

Materials you’ll need

You’ll need several different materials and colors to crochet this potholder. Some no longer available but the Size numbers are given, so that will help for an alternative cotton.

Materials for corn potholder crochet pattern

PDF file for the Corn Potholder crochet pattern

Corn Potholder 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.

For another corn potholder crochet pattern see this blog post: Vegetable Potholder Patterns to Crochet. This blog post also includes a carrot and cucumber pattern.

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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.

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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Crochet Pattern to Embellish a Summertime Towel Set with Butterflies and Flowers

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Rain, Rain Go Away

Where I live summer time was welcomed in with a tropical storm that brought three days of rain that just didn’t look like it was ever going to stop. Today there’s still a tropical breeze but the sun peeked through for a little while this afternoon.

Summertime Towel Set

When I saw this crochet pattern for a Summertime Towel Set it made me smile and I chose it for today’s freebie pattern.

crochet pattern summertime towel set butterfliesButterflies and Flowers

Butterflies and Flowers, you can’t get much more summer time than that.

The towel’s also have the prettiest purple crocheted edge.

This crochet pattern is from a Lily Mills Design Booklet titled Fair, Bazaar and Gift Crocheting.

 

 

crochet pattern butterfly and flower towel embellishment

 

Two Lovely Designs

There are two lovely designs. One for a hand towel and the other a wash cloth. Plus a pretty edging for both.

 

 

 

 

Crochet Pattern PDF file for download:

Summertime Towel Set

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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Crochet Pattern Shining Star Tablecloth Coats and Clark’s Design of the Month Vintage Leaflet

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Tablecloth Crochet Pattern

Today’s pattern freebie is a lovely star crochet pattern for a tablecloth. This is a vintage Coats and Clark’s leaflet for the Design of the Month. It’s called Shining Star and was a free leaflet at the time.

Crochet Design of the Month – Shining Star

Crochet Pattern for Shining Star Tablecloth - Vintage Crafts and More

Suggested colors are White, Ecru or Cream. Either J & P Coats or Clark’s Big Ball Mercerized Crochet Cotton in Size 30 is used to make this pretty cloth. You’ll need a lot of cotton for this 62 x 83 inch tablecloth. Of course, you could make it smaller as a table runner or dresser scarf.

Shining Star Tablecloth Pattern Instructions

Crochet Pattern Tablecloth Shining Star Design - Vintage Crafts and More

Download Instructions: Right-Click the 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.

Two Square Motifs

You’ll see that each motif is 4½ inches square. There are crochet instructions for two motifs and an edging. To make the full tablecloth you need 14 rows of 19 motifs.

This crochet pattern is ambitious, but so worth the trouble when finished. I think I’d have to go with a table runner or smaller table cloth. Has anyone seen a vintage crocheted tablecloth in this pattern?

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Crochet Patterns from the Early 20th Century for Men’s Suspenders

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Since Father’s Day will be here soon I came across a couple crochet patterns for suspenders. Most of the crochet patterns I found on a internet search were for babies, some really cute. But these are vintage patterns from the 1892 and 1907.

Crocheted Suspenders No. 1

The first one is from A treatise On Embroidery; with twenty color illustrations from original models by M. Heminway & Sons Silk Co. You’ll not only find this pattern towards the end of the book, but also some lovely embroidery illustrations of flowers.

 

Suspenders Crochet PatternTo save and download this pattern simply click on it, it will open in another window and there you can right click to save and print or just right click on the image to save.

Crocheted Suspenders No. 2

The next one is from The Last and Best Book on Art Needlework by The Brainerd & Armstrong Co. from 1892. Click on the PDF to bring up the full book.

Crochet Pattern for Suspenders - Vintage Crafts and More

Again, to save and download this pattern simply click on it, it will open in another window and there you can right click to save and print or just right click on the image to save.

Similar Patterns

Both of the directions are similar. A pretty small shell pattern. Both use crochet silk. The first one doesn’t list a crochet hook size, but the second one uses a size No. 2 crochet hook.

Make a Belt

I believe this pattern would make a lovely belt as well as suspenders.

 

Another Crochet Pattern for Suspenders

crochet pattern lace suspenders

I found another crochet pattern for a pair of suspenders that look like lace. This crochet pattern is from the public domain book,

A Treatise on Lace-Making, Embroidery, and Needlework with Barbour’s Irish flax Threads copyright 1892. This book is worth a look. I took a quick look and there are some incredible patterns in it.

These are embellish with cross stitch stitches.

 

 


How to Crochet Suspenders

One more thing. I found a short, 2 minute YouTube Video for crocheting suspenders. It’s for suspenders made with yarn, most likely for kids, but there are a couple pointers in the video that may help with making your suspenders.

So there you have it. Crocheted suspenders to make for Father’s Day. If anyone makes a pair, email me with a photo and I’ll display it in the comments and on Facebook.

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A Godey’s Lady’s Book Star Design For Quilting

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Godey’s Lady’s Book and Magazine

Today’s quilting pattern comes from a Godey’s Lady’s Book and Magazine published in America in the 19th century for women. Below is one of the beautiful fashion plates included in these books.

Godey's Lady's Book Fashion Plate 1859

A Lady’s Book

In 1830 when Louis A. Godey first published this women’s magazine it was titled simply Lady’s Book. Around 1840 he added Godey’s to the title. Publishing stopped in 1898 and was taken over by another magazine The Puritan, A Journal For Gentlewomen.

Among one of the first and most successful editors of an American women’s magazine was Sarah Josepha Hale (link to a short biography of her on Encyclopedia Britannica).  She began editing Godey’s Lady’s Book after 1837. During that time until 1860 the circulation went from 70,000 to nearly 150,000 copies every month.

Godey’s left politics out of his magazine. Each monthly issue was filled with short stories, recipes, patterns, illustrations and what it’s best known for, the lovely hand-colored fashion plates.

The Complete Page

As an example I’ve included the entire page the star design came from. I’m not sure when in the 1800’s this design was published there was no date on this loose page.

Godey's Lady's Book - Vintage Crafts and More

Looking for Full Issues to Download

The Hathi Trust Digital Library has a Catalog Record of full scanned editions of the Godey’s Lady’s Magazine from Libraries and Universities. Click on any issue and a full scanned e-book will display. In the column to the left of the display page is several options. One of them is “Get this Book” with the option to download a page or the complete issue as a PDF.

On the right side of the display are options to see one page at a time, scroll or flip through the pages, thumbnails of all the pages and more. Put a couple hours aside, because once you start looking around it’s hard to stop.

Design For Quilting

Not only can this design be used for quilting but coloring, embroidery and applique come to mind. Use your photo editing software or printer to resize the image.

Godey's Lady's Book Design for Quilting - Vintage Crafts and More

Download Instructions: Right-Click the image and select either “save target as” or “save image as” depending on what browser you are using. Also you can click on it, it will open in a new window and there you can save the image.

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A Lesson on Hemstitching Drawn Thread Needlework

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Hemstitching

It’s a popular type of ornamental needlework where you arrange and group threads in different ways. Hemstitching is a type of openwork, the warp of threads are drawn from the fabric and then drawn together by various stitches that form open patterns.

 

A Lesson on Hemstitching Needlework

 

By grouping and sewing the threads in different stitches you can make up many combinations of design. Hemstitching can be the sole decoration on the piece or can be combined with other types of embroidery.

For simple hemstitching, draw out threads above the edge of a hem that has been basted in to any desired width.

Then with a needle and thread cross and group the threads making decorative clusters.

 

 

Mexican Drawn Thread Work

This hemstitching is similar to Mexican Drawn Thread Work. Previously, I wrote a post on that. Find it here: Mexican Thread Drawn Work Instructions and Patterns

 

Lesson on Hemstitching

Lesson on Hemstitching

 

PDF file to download below

This is a two page PDF file of the pages above that explains what hemstitching is and has instructions and illustrations for doing drawn thread work.

Lesson on Hemstitching Needlework

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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