Decorate for Thanksgiving with this Free Horn of Plenty Vintage Crochet Pattern

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

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Another word for Horn of Plenty is Cornucopia. Filled with produce, flowers or nuts it’s a symbol of abundance and nourishment making it the perfect centerpiece for a Thanksgiving table.

Follow the instructions for this vintage crochet pattern and you’ll have a great table decoration for Thanksgiving. This crochet pattern comes from an American Thread Star Book number 116 titled Crocheted Fashions. Probably from around the 1940’s.

At the end of the pattern there are instructions for starching the horn of plenty by heating a mixture of starch and water. In an earlier post I shared a Miniature Horn of Plenty Crochet Pattern that also has instructions for stiffening a crocheted item using water and sugar.


If you don’t want to take the time and trouble to make your own stiffening agent Aleene’s Fabric Stiffener and Draping Liquid is also a great way to stiffen your crocheted items. It’s non-toxic, thin and tintable. When dry, it’s water-resistant and easy to paint.

 

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Since this scan isn’t quite as clear as I’d like, I’ve made it available in a PDF file format. Read the download instructions below to save this crochet pattern.

Horn of Plenty Crochet Pattern PDF

To read this pattern 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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Father’s Day BBQ Mitt Dad Barbecue Glove Crochet Pattern

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

In June we celebrate Father’s Day and along with that enjoy many summer barbecues so a perfect fit for today’s freebie is this Dad’s barbecue mitt crochet pattern.

 

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This mitt may be used by either a right handed or left handed person as letters may be sewed on the side of the mitt desired. Of course, the letters could be kept off or changed to your liking. The mitt uses blue and cream colored yarns, but would be suited for your Dad’s favorite team colors.

The crochet pattern comes from one of the many American Thread Company Star Pot Holder Booklets. This is Number 101, Pot Holders dated 1953. Aunt Lydia’s Heavy Rug Yarn and a Size H or I crochet hook is used to crochet the mitt.

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To save this pattern, simply click on the image above. It will open in a new window and there you can use the right click menu to “save image as” or print using your computer’s options. You can also use the green print friendly button at the bottom of this post.

Below you’ll find the complete page of instructions in PDF file format:

Fathers Day BBQ Mitt Crochet Pattern

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.

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

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Fingerless Mitts and Wristlets Crochet and Knitting Patterns

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

The patterns today are not only vintage, but antique, over 100 years old. They come from a 1916 Bear Brand Blue Book of Worsted Work, Manual of YarnKraft, 14th Volume that could be purchased for 25¢.

It was hard to pick just one page to share out of the 190, but I’ve chosen a couple more for the coming weeks.

 

The wristlets are also known as arm and wrist warmers or cuffs. The Fingerless Mitts or Gloves are great because they keep your hands and wrists warm while your fingers are free to type on your phone or do any other task easily.

 

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The patterns require 1 hank and 1/2 a hank of yarn. As far as the yardage amount in a hank, the closest answer I could find is about 560 yards for worsted, but the hanks of yarn I found for sale like this Berroco Vintage Colors Yarn had less than that in each. That’s the thing about old crochet and knitting patterns, you have to use a little trial and error to get it right.

I’d never heard of an Amber Crochet Hook, so I did a little digging and found out they were made of a celluloid material in an amber or “apple juice” color and were distributed by the Sunlight Yarn Company. In this post on Nancy Nehring’s Lace Buttons website it shows a couple of ads for them from the early 1910’s.

In another informative post she shares some fascinating information on Celluloid – The First Plastic Crochet Hooks. A good read about vintage crochet hooks and their use.

 

Antique Crochet and Knitting Pattern for Wristlets and Fingerless Mittens - Vintage Crafts and More

To save or print out the instruction page above, simply click on it, it will open in another window where you can save or print it using your computer’s browser. You can also use the little green Print Friendly Button at the bottom of the post.

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