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.

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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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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 to Embellish a Summertime Towel Set with Butterflies and Flowers

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Rain, Rain Go Away

Where I live summer time was welcomed in with a tropical storm that brought three days of rain that just didn’t look like it was ever going to stop. Today there’s still a tropical breeze but the sun peeked through for a little while this afternoon.

Summertime Towel Set

When I saw this crochet pattern for a Summertime Towel Set it made me smile and I chose it for today’s freebie pattern.

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Butterflies and Flowers, you can’t get much more summer time than that.

The towel’s also have the prettiest purple crocheted edge.

This crochet pattern is from a Lily Mills Design Booklet titled Fair, Bazaar and Gift Crocheting.

 

 

crochet pattern butterfly and flower towel embellishment

 

Two Lovely Designs

There are two lovely designs. One for a hand towel and the other a wash cloth. Plus a pretty edging for both.

 

 

 

 

Crochet Pattern PDF file for download:

Summertime Towel Set

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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Quite A Quacker Duck Amigurumi Vintage Crochet Pattern

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I have the cutest little duck crochet pattern to share. Today we call them Amigurumi which means a crocheted or knitted stuffed toy.

Where does the name Amigurumi come from?

The word comes from the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Most Amigurumi are animals but they can be people or just about any object that is crocheted or knitted and stuffed.

 

Quite A Quacker Duck Amigurumi Vintage Crochet Pattern

 

Perfect for the Easter Basket

This would be perfect for an Easter basket or a gift or decoration at a baby shower. The pattern is from an American Thread Star Book titled Aunt Lydia’s Design Studio. The booklet doesn’t have a date listed, but by the looks of the fashions it should be late 1960’s, early 1970’s. With a little investigating, I was right, the date is 1970.

Where to find Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn

Quite A Quacker Duck Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Materials

The yarn required for the duck crochet pattern is Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn.  The yarn colors are White and Bongo (Tangerine Orange).

There are a few hundred listings for Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn on ebay in a variety of colors. I even found a package of two Bongo 70 yard skeins.

 

There is plenty of Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn on Amazon too.

The gauge of 3 sts = 1 inch is given in this crochet pattern so that helps. Two buttons are used for the eyes, but if it’s a gift for a baby or toddler I’d substitute something that cannot be removed. Maybe use some black yarn sewn on in a circle for each eye.

PDF file is below:

This is a two page pattern with the photo of the finished duck.

Quite A Quacker Duck Amigurumi Vintage 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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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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Children’s Beanie Hat Vintage Crochet Pattern

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Here’s a fast and easy crocheted Beanie Hat pattern to keep your little one’s head warm. Baby yarn and a No. 2 crochet hook is used. No size is given, but it’s from a Baby Book of patterns so it’s probably for an infant or toddler. Looks like it’s mostly worked in a single crochet stitch.

Childs Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

You can save or print this pattern by clicking on the image above, it will open in a new window or if you’d like to have a PDF of the pattern, that file is below:

Childrens Beanie Hat 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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Free Vintage Crochet Pattern for a Toy Dachshund

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

Dachshund Puppies

What is cuter than a crocheted animal toy? Not too much. The adorable Dachshund or Weiner dog as it’s affectionately referred to, is the perfect size and shape to crochet into a stuffed toy.

This vintage pattern uses felt for the ears, legs, tail and facial features. It’s taken from Quick to make Gifts Coats & Clark’s 1955 booklet.

Dachshund Toy Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

If you do a search on crochet amigurumi dachshund pattern on the internet, literally thousands of different crocheted toys will come up. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals.

From Wikipedia: The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.

They are typically animals, but can take any form such as monsters, cartoon characters, ornaments and many more. Amigurumi started becoming popular in the West only recently in 2003. Since then, you can find them everywhere.

Here’s the pattern to get you started. There’s also a PDF file of the pattern to save or print below.

Dachshund Toy Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

Dachshund Toy Crochet Pattern PDF

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.

I found a whole page of 5 star rated Amigurumi books on Amazon with dozens and dozens of different patterns. Great for gifts!

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Miniature Cornucopia Horn of Plenty Crochet Pattern

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

I’m ready for Fall and cooler temperatures! I have the perfect crochet pattern to get us in the mood for Autumn. A miniature horn of plenty.

This would be a great addition for a miniature doll house display decorated for Thanksgiving.

Vintage Miniature Horn of Plenty Croche Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

This pattern is in a 1950s Kaminow Bros booklet of Charming Petite Miniatures Crocheted with Cinderella Slipper Tinsel.

Materials required are a Steel Crochet Hook #10 and since I had no luck finding the thread mentioned in the booklet, I came up with an alternative that may work — Aunt Lydia’s Extra Fine Crochet Thread (Size 30)

The abbreviations used in the pattern are listed at the end of the post.

Here’s the pattern. To save or print it, simply click on it, it will open in another window and then you can save or print it from there.

 

Miniature Horn of Plenty Croche Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

I’ve included the instructions for stiffening that are recommended in the booklet.

Instructions for Stiffening a Crocheted Item - Vintage Crafts and More

These are the abbreviations used for this pattern:

ABBREVIATIONS
ard……..around
ch………chain
dc………double crochet
ea………each
hdc……..half double crochet
hk………hook
inc……..increase
lp………loop
rd………round
rnd……..round
rep……..repeat
sc………single crochet
sl………slip
sl st……slip stitch
sp………space
st………stitch
tr………triple
trc……..treble crochet

* (star) Repeat instructions immediately following * (star) across or around.

If you’d like to try your hand at a couple more miniature crochet patterns visit this post Miniature Bonnet and Basket Crochet Patterns for a miniature hat and basket.

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How to Make Knotted Fringe for Crochet and Knit Projects

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

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Adding fringe or tassels to any crochet or knit project is easy and fun to do.

This pattern sheet of instructions for knotted fringe was found in a 1953 American Thread booklet for crocheted and knitted Stoles and Shrugs.

Normally, we think of fringe as the finishing touch for an afghan, but these knotted fringe and tassels would look great on scarves, rugs, blankets, pillows, and more.

They are made using any type or color of yarn that would match your project, wool, nylon or cotton.

How to Make Fringe and Tassels - Vintage Crafts and More

If you’d like to download it for later, you’ll find the file below:

How to Make Fringe and Tassels

The pattern sheet 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.

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

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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.

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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!