Potholder Crochet Pattern for a Teapot, Cookie Jar, Plate and Minted Tea Cooler Recipe

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Potholder Crochet Pattern

Here’s a potholder crochet pattern for a teapot with a recipe for a Minted Tea Cooler perfect for a summer afternoon party. Along with the teapot potholder are patterns that match for a cookie jar and plate potholder. These are from the a 1947 American Thread Company crochet pattern booklet titled Star Potholders.

Teapot Potholder Crochet Pattern

Minted Tea Cooler Recipe

This is a great recipe if you have mint growing in your herb garden. If you’ve planted one mint plant, you probably do. Mint will take over the entire garden if you don’t contain it.

Minted Tea Cooler Recipe

Here’s a Look at the Other Potholder Crochet Patterns

A matching set can be crocheted with the cookie jar and plate potholder crochet patterns included with the teapot. You’ll find the 2-page PDF file to download below with all of the pattern instructions.

 

Minted Tea Cooler Potholder Crochet Patterns

More Recipes and Potholder Crochet Patterns

I’ve shared several other potholder patterns and the included recipes from this booklet. Find them here:

Crab AuGratin Recipe and Fish and Crab Potholder

Spiced Fruit Compote Recipe and Fruit Potholder Patterns

Maple Sugar Graham Crackers and Maple Leaf Potholder Crochet Pattern

 

PDF File to Download

Potholder Crochet Patterns

The pattern file 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 Crochet Bag Pattern to Hold Your Knitting A Crocheted Knitting Bag

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Today’s crochet bag pattern freebie could be an oxymoron. A Crocheted Knitting Bag. Many times those of us that crochet also knit. So this bag would make sense. Some like one craft more than the other. Which do you prefer? Or do you like both.

 

Crochet Bag Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

 

This pattern is from an American Thread Company Star Book titled Crocheted Fashions. The crocheted bag uses Heavy Crochet Mercerized Cotton in Forest Green and White.

Vintage Thread

This vintage thread is similar to a Size 5 crochet thread. The balls contained 100 yards. Use a No. 4 steel crochet hook, but since no gauge is given, you’ll have to experiment. Knitting sticks or handles complete the top of the crochet bag.

 

Star Fast Heavy Crochet Cotton Crochet Bag Pattern

 

 

 

This is a picture of the American Thread Company “Star” Fast Heavy Crochet Mercerized Cotton from the booklet.

 

 

 

 

 


I did a search on Amazon and came up with DMC Petra Crochet Cotton Size 5. It looks similar.

 

 

Make sure to read the shipping times carefully on these threads. A couple of them I noticed say “usually ships in 1 to 3 months.” I don’t know about you, but I want my thread a lot sooner than that.

PDF File to Download

The full pattern and crochet abbreviations are in the one page PDF file below.

Crocheted Knitting Bag Pattern

To read the pattern you’ll need 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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Vintage Tatting Pattern – Swan Round Lace Doily

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

I have a beautiful round tatted doily pattern to share today called the Swan.

Swan Tatted Doily Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

If you need some help with tatting, this website, Tatted Treasures, has some good basic information on reading patterns and making projects.  I’ve done several posts on tatting as well, click on Tatting under the categories section on the right to find them.

Here’s the pattern for this beautiful doily and if you’re interested in all the patterns in this booklet, I’ve reproduced it and made it available for purchase below:

Swan Tatted Doily 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.

This pattern is from an undated American Thread Co. Star Doily Book No. 145 DOILIES. The booklet also includes the all time favorite crocheted doilies pansy, violet and sunburst. The Sunburst pattern comes in a knitted version too. If you’d like to purchase the complete 31 page booklet, I’ve reproduced it by cleaning and scanning the pages into a PDF format for immediate download.

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Retro Beach Bag Crochet Pattern VTNS Fan Freebie

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

We are right in the middle of summer here in the United States and that means prime beach weather.

Today’s freebie is a retro crocheted beach bag pattern.

Beach Bag Crochet Pattern Vintage Crafts and More

Fun and easy to do, the bag has a Plastic Liner, sewn with 3/4 yard of Plastic Lining Material and closes with a draw string using 12 one inch rings.

This beach bag uses four different colors of mercerized crochet cotton called “Puritan” by American Thread Company, now discontinued, “Puritan” was a 100% 4-ply cotton, No. 10 bedspread weight. A suitable substitute would be this DMC Cebelia Crochet Cotton, Size 10, 282 yards. The pattern calls for 2 – 250 yard balls of each color.

The entire bag is worked with a double strand of thread. A Steel Crochet Hook No. 1 is used or any size hook that will result in the stitch gauge — 7 sts = 1 inch.

Retro Beach Bag Crochet Pattern Vintage Crafts and More

A full page, larger print pattern is available by clicking on the link below:

Beach Bag Crochet Pattern

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.

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Bunny Rabbit Baby Bib Embroidery Design

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

Bunny Rabbit Baby Bib - Vintage Crafts and More

This cute embroidered Bunny Baby Bib comes from a 1922 Star Needlework Journal. Published by the American Thread Company, each magazine is filled with wonderful needlework patterns for crochet, embroidery, knitting, tatting and lace making.

Bunny Rabbit Baby Bib Instructions - Vintage Crafts and More
The type of material required is not stated so you could use just about anything that can be easily embroidered and probably washable, if you’re going to be using it as a baby bib.

Enlarged, the design would make a nice quilted wall hanging.

The project uses American Thread Company’s “Silkline” Art Thread and Crochet Cotton.

Article 50 – Silkline Art Thread is “an embroidery cotton of excellent brilliancy in a most artistic line of shades. The strands may be easily separated.” It comes in six strands, skeins in white and colors.

Since American Thread Company has been out of business for a long time, I don’t have a color conversion chart for the numbers used with the design so the choice of coloring would be yours.

Most of the outline stitch is worked using black for the head and red for the remainder of the design.

The Article 30 – Silkline Crochet Cotton is “smoothly spun and perfectly twisted as to give to the finished work a distinctive “lacey” feel.”

The crochet cotton is used around the edge of the bib. You’ll see at the bottom of the instructions a s c (single crochet) and p (picot) in a row to finish the edge. You’ll find a handy how-to page on this blog post for these and other crochet stitches.

Below is the PDF file link to download for later:

Bunny Rabbit Baby Bib Embroidery Design

To read the one page PDF file, 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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