Bring Summer Indoors – A Carnation Crochet Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Facebook Fan Freebie!

It’s not quite summer yet, but to get ready, use this vintage Carnation Crochet Pattern to bring a bouquet indoors.

Vintage Crafts and More - Crochet Carnation Pattern

From a 1946 Star Book Treasure Chest of Crochet, this quick and easy crochet pattern will be done and planted on your table in no time.

Vintage Crafts and More - Crochet Carnation Pattern Instructions

The American Thread Company’s Sillateen Sansil crochet thread is discontinued. It is a 2-ply 100% cotton. Some times you can find the original thread on eBay or you can use an equivalent 2-ply.

Experiment with different yarns too. It’s really up to you and how you’d like your carnation to look. For this pattern you’ll need40 yards of colored thread to make one flower and a No. 5 Steel Crochet Hook.

I found this helpful 2 minute YouTube video crochet tutorial by eHow that explains the Difference Between 2-ply and 4-ply Cotton Thread.

Carnations Antique Images Blogspot

Carnations Clip Art from Antique Images Blogspot

Carnations come in all kinds of colors so it’ll be fun deciding what color crochet cotton to use.

Here’s the one page PDF file to download for later:

Crochet Carnations Pattern PDF

You’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer to read the PDF file. 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!

Craft Flower Patterns and How To Make Birth Month Flowers

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Want to make a bouquet that doesn’t wilt? Here’s an idea. Make these birth month flowers using these vintage craft patterns and instructions.

Not only do birthday months have birthstones, they also have birth flowers and here are craft patterns and instructions to make them. You’ll find several places on the internet that tell you the meaning, history and facts about each birth flower so I won’t take time to do that here.

This is October’s Birth Flower, Cosmos:
Vintage Crafts and More How to Make the October Birth Flower Cosmos Instructions
Vintage Crafts and More How to Make the October Birth Flower Cosmos Pattern

Many materials may be used for making these birthday flowers: felt, flannel, leather, silk, satin, plastic, crepe paper, wood fiber even tissues. Accurate cutting lines and color suggestions for each flower are included.

As a rule, one is enough for a boutonniere; you might use several flowers of one sort for a bouquet or several of different sorts may be used together if they harmonize.

To add long stems, use covered wire or wrap ordinary wire with green crepe paper, thread or yarn.

This is a copy of one of the sheets included in the PDF download. There are two sheets of flower patterns and instructions that include all 12 months of flowers.

 Vintage Crafts and More How to Make the Flower of the Month

 Here’s the PDF file:

How to Make the Flower of the Month PDF

The patterns are in PDF format so to download the 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.

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!