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.

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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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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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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Baby Hat Crochet Pattern That Looks Like A Football Helmet

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Today’s fan freebie is a baby hat crochet pattern that looks like a football helmet. That’s right, it looks like a football helmet, but it is cute just the same.

I realized I don’t have the cover to the booklet this crochet pattern is in. Since most of the patterns include the use of Chadwick’s Red Heart Baby Wool, my research tells me it may be a 1940s Woolies for Babies book.

Baby Hat Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

The Chadwick’s Red Heart Baby Wool used for this baby hat crochet pattern is discontinued. A substitute could be a fingering or sport weight yarn. I found Paton’s Beehive Baby Fingering yarn or Lion Brand Babysoft yarn, either should work okay.

No gauge is listed making it hard to get this vintage pattern right. While doing research for a yarn substitute, I came across an article on the Knitty website called The Joy of Vintage Patterns. It has some great information about using vintage patterns today.

Here’s the PDF file to download:

Baby Beauties Helmet Crochet Pattern

Since the baby hat crochet pattern is in PDF format, you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer to read it. Most computers have 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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I’m watching the Superbowl next weekend. Football is one of my husband’s favorite past times. I watched occasionally before I met him, but didn’t understand the game. He explained how it’s played, we have a favorite team and I’m hooked.

Go Falcons!!

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Crochet Doily Pattern Pointed Harmony Eight Point Star

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Today’s vintage crochet pattern comes from a Lily Design Booklet entitled Doilies, no date. This crocheted doily caught my eye because of it’s eight points which represent a number of things, depending on your culture and system of belief.

One of the beliefs is new beginnings, a great start for a new year. Pointed Harmony is the name of this crochet pattern, maybe Lily felt it represented harmony. Either way it is a beautiful symmetrical crocheted piece.

 

Pointed Harmony Doily Vintage Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

Mandalas

Looking at it, it reminds me of a Mandala. I make them using a paid computer program but I found this site, Mandala Creator that lets you create them for free.

Choose your line, colors, etc., hold down the left side of your mouse, design then let go for each part, when you’re finished you can save it. Very fun to play with.

I made the one below just playing around with it for a minute.

 

mandala creator blue and yellow

Also I’ve seen many adult coloring books that use Mandalas.

Pointed Harmony Doily Crochet Instructions

But back to this crocheted doily. It’s 13 inches and should be worked tightly. White Mercerized Crochet Cotton is used in Size 20. Here’s the full page of instructions:

 

Pointed Harmony Doily Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More
There are a couple abbreviations and terms you’ll need for this pattern. They are:
Ch = chain
sp = space
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
tr = treble
lp = loop
p = picot

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, it will open in a new window and save or print.

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Pot Holder Crochet Patterns and BBQ Spare Ribs Recipe

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

It’s Labor Day weekend in the United States and this marks the end of summer vacations. One last barbecue over the weekend before the grill is covered and put away. Of course, if you live in a place where the climate is nice all year round, you can leave it out and use the recipe in this post all year long.

BARBECUED SPARE RIBS

BBQ Spare Ribs Recipe - Vintage Crafts and More
To save or print the recipe, click on it, it will open in another window and there you can save or print it.

There are 3 pot holder patterns included with this recipe. Each uses mercerized crochet cotton. For some suggestions on a substitute yarn to use see this blog post, Fish and Crab Potholder Crochet Patterns. The recipe and crochet patterns are from a 1944 Star Pot Holders Book No. 32.

Barbecued Spare Ribs Pot Holders Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

Here’s the pattern file you can save for later:

BBQ Spare Ribs Recipe and Potholder Crochet Patterns

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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Vintage Rainbow Afghan and Pillow Crochet Pattern

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

Here’s a crochet pattern for a pretty Rainbow Afghan.

“Nothing lovelier can be imagined than a rainbow flung across the sky after a summer shower. Equally charming in a room is this “Rainbow” Afghan in coral, green and amber.”

Rainbow Afghan Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

The pattern is from a Virginia Snow Studios Afghan booklet. If you’d like to read about the history of Collingbourne Mills and Virginia Snow Studios in Elgin, Illinois, the Illinois Quilt History website has a detailed story about them.

You may have also heard of the Grandma Dexter booklets. When the Collingbourne Mills expanded to include Dexter Yarn Company, Grandma Dexter was used as a fictional character featured on catalogs and instruction booklets in the 1930’s.

Reading through the history of Virginia Snow Studios, I believe this pattern is probably from the late 1920’s.

The afghan and bolster pillow use Collingbourne’s “Lustrous” Wool Rayon yarn. Looking for something similar, I found these Knit Picks Chroma Worsted Yarn 5-packs that are a 70% Wool and 30% Nylon blend. They also come in a fingerling weight and 21 different blended colors. The colors are amazing. You could probably use these variegated yarns and end up with a beautiful rainbow afghan without changing colors.

You can see the wonderful colors the Collingbourne’s yarn came in with this chart that was included in the booklet.

Collingbourne Yarn Lustrous Wool Rayon Chart - Vintage Crafts and More

Seven colors of this yarn are used in the Rainbow Afghan pattern below. Each of the balls of yarn weighed a half an ounce.

 

Virginia Snow Afghans Rainbow Crochet Pattern Instructions - Vintage Crafts and More

Here’s more information about the yarns used for this afghan, giving you a better idea of what you might use for a substitute.

 

Collingbourne Yarns Information - Vintage Crafts and More

Below you’ll find the link for the instructions in PDF format:

Rainbow Afghan Crochet Pattern

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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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Fish and Crab Potholder Crochet Patterns with Crab Meat Au Gratin Recipe

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

fish and crab potholder crochet patterns - vintage crafts and more

Anyone on vacation by the seashore? Today’s freebie will fit right in. It’s two crochet patterns for potholders, a fish and a crab.

An added plus with these patterns is a recipe for Crab Meat Au Gratin. It’s a quick and easy recipe to cook for dinner with friends.

The recipe and patterns come from a 1947 American Thread Company booklet titled Star Potholders.

I think you’ll enjoy both the recipe and potholder patterns. The potholders would fit perfectly in a seaside retreat kitchen or a cabin by the lake.

Fish and Crab Potholders Crochet Pattern Photo - Vintage Crafts and More

 

As with most of the American Thread Company vintage patterns, the yarn that is called for is discontinued. My suggestion as a substitute yarn when making potholders is cotton, mainly because it won’t melt and is easily cleaned. One yarn that is popular for kitchen and bath projects is Lily Sugar ‘N Cream.

You can also use wool yarn for potholders. An advantage with wool yarn is it not only won’t melt, but it is self-extinguishing and likely to go out on it’s own if caught on fire accidentally.  A downside to wool is it’s harder to clean and if the potholders are washed and dried they may end up felted.

I wouldn’t use an acrylic or polyester yarn for crocheting potholders, since those types of fibers will melt when they come into contact with a hot dish.

You’ll also need 50 yards of red Pearl Cotton Size 5 and a skein of black Six Strand Embroidery Floss to finish off the potholders.

 

Fish and Crab Potholders Crochet Pattern Instructions - Vintage Crafts and MoreFish Potholder Crochet Pattern Photo - Vintage Crafts and More

Download Instructions: Click on the instructions (don’t forget the continued paragraph for the fish potholder), it will open in a new window, right click your mouse and select either “save target as” or “save image as” depending on what browser you are using and then save.

When printing you may have to “shrink to fit” the large page. I noticed when I printed it the very bottom line wasn’t there unless I did.

Now for the recipe……It calls for one cup of a medium white sauce. A white sauce is made with butter, flour and milk. Easy enough, but if you need a recipe for it, this White Sauce Recipe on the Allrecipes site is a good one.

Crab Meat Au Gratin Recipe - Vintage Crafts and More

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Dolls of Famous Women in History – Betsy Ross Doll Outfit and Flag Crochet Pattern

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Betsy Ross Doll Dress and Flag Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

Independence Day, July 4th in America is coming up on Monday this year. What better way to celebrate than a doll crochet pattern of Betsy Ross.

“She stitched her way to fame….made the first flag of the United States when the republic was in it’s infancy”.

A quote from the 1953 DMC crochet booklet Dolls of Famous Women in History Crocheted in DMC Pearl Volume 406.

These are thrilling to crochet, and make delightful unusual gifts little girls will cherish. And they make perfect gifts for grown-ups who have discovered the joy of collecting dolls.

To realize the full beauty of these unusual dolls, be sure you make them of DMC Pearl Cotton. You’ll find that DMC Pearl Cotton has an even texture, silky lustre and comes in many colors. Reasonably priced and preferred by needle workers every where for more than 200 years.

Betsy Ross Crochet Pattern

The outfit is for a 7½ inch doll. Besides the Pearl Cotton thread a Size 7 Steel Crochet Hook is used. Directions are given for a skirt, bodice, petticoat, cap and the flag.

Betsy Ross Doll Crochet Pattern PDF

The set of instructions and a page of abbreviations and stitches are in PDF format so to read them 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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