Remember these beauties sitting on top of the large console TV or an occasional table in the living room in the 1950’s. Well this 1957 crochet pattern for a Cat’s Cradle Ruffled Doily is just one of those. Also the game we played with string called Cat’s Cradle was probably this doily’s inspiration.
I even found a ton of Cat’s Cradle Games for sale. Some have the string and instructions and I found one that even has a DVD on how to play. Would be a fun gift for kids.
Coats and Clark’s
This particular doily crochet pattern comes from the 1957 Coats and Clark’s Book No. 327 titled Ruffled Doilies. The front states, “Frills of frothy lace for the delicate decoration of your occasional tables. ”
The doily measures 16 inches in diameter. To crochet it you use Size 20 Mercerized Crochet Cotton with a No. 9 Steel Crochet Hook.
PDF Download 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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