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

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Spider Luncheon Set Crochet Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie Friday

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

October is here and so are the decorations for Halloween. Today’s crochet pattern goes right along with that theme, a Spider Luncheon Set.

Spider Luncheon Set Crochet Pattern Pic - Vintage Crafts and More

Both a Centerpiece and Doily pattern are included with this luncheon set.  J&P Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen balls of thread and a Steel Crochet Hook No. 1 are the materials used.

Spider Luncheon Set Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

The full pattern is shown above, but if you’d like to download it to save for later, that link is below:

Spider Luncheon Set 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.

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Vintage Crochet Ruffled Doily Pattern Poinsettia Posy

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Welcome to VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie Friday where we share all types of vintage needlework patterns.

Ruffled doilies were populst back in the 1950s when this pattern was published. The booklet by Coats & Clark’s is nothing but Ruffled Doily patterns.

Vintage Crafts and More Crochet Doily Pattern Ruffled Poinsettia Posy

They are compared to lace, “Frills of frothy lace for the delicate decoration of your occasional tables.” Oh my, what is an occasional table? Every table in my house is used more than occasionally.

Funny aside, this 17¼ inch ruffled lace doily would compliment any table, no problem.

Made using Mercerized Crochet Cotton and a No. 9 Steel Crochet Hook the pretty poinsettia in the middle makes it perfect for the holidays.

Here’s the 2 page PDF file:

Ruffled Doily Crochet Pattern ~ Poinsettia Posy

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.

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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1908 Home Needlework Magazine Article – Beginner’s Guide on How to Embroider Holly – VTNS Fan Freebie Friday

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie! During the holiday season, all over the world branches of bright green holly with pretty red berries adorn our homes as a decoration. This week’s freebie will show you how to embellish an item with embroidered holly.

Vintage Crafts and More - How to Embroider Holly

The lesson is from a 1908 edition of the Home Needlework Magazine. This women’s magazine was devoted to the art of needlework, embroidery and lace making and touted that it was an authority on home decoration, dress embroidery and things fashionable.

Part of the lesson consists of the importance of shading and the colors used for the motif. The article suggests using 3 shades of red for the berries, one deep, one medium and one very light, maybe even pink.

Also discussed is using the correct slant of the stitches to make your embroidery look realistic. Silk embroidery threads are used, which was customary in the early 1900s designs.

Even a beginner can follow this lesson and use the techniques taught to embellish a doily, napkins or a tablecloth for the holidays.

1908 Home Needlework Magazine Article – How to Embroider Holly

The actual holly pattern is not included with the lesson, because in the magazine you could order the doily already printed with the design. A quick search on the internet will bring up many free downloadable prints you could use.

Here are a couple to get you started, but I’m sure you’ll find many more. This free download of a holly graphic even shows shading that may be helpful when doing the embroidery.

From Mary Cobert’s Needle ‘n Thread site, a hand embroidery PDF pattern for Boughs of Holly that would fit nicely in a corner of a napkin or table topper.

And last but not least, Why do we decorate with holly? This interesting article from TLC Family tells us.

Enjoy!

Note: The lesson 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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Vintage Bread Tray Doily Crochet Pattern

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Vintage Crafts and More - Free Crochet Pattern Vintage Bread Tray Doily

No holiday or dinner table is complete without the bread or rolls.  This pretty pattern for a Bread Tray Doily is just what you need. It measures 11½ x 6½ inches and is made with Size 30 Mercerized Crochet Cotton Thread.

Make it in different colors to match each holiday table you set. Pastels for Easter, Green or Red for Christmas, shades of Orange for Thanksgiving. It comes from a Coat’s and Clark’s 1944 booklet of Old and New Favorites.

Bread Tray Doily Crochet Pattern

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.

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!

Vintage Holly Wreath Doily Crochet Pattern

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Holly Doily Crochet Pattern

This sweet holiday doily pattern goes in the category of maybe next year. Even though Christmas is almost here, I thought I’d share this pretty holly doily crochet pattern. Though not dated, the group of cigarettes near the doily  in the photo gives the age away, probably the late 1940s or early 1950s.

This pattern is on two pages. The first includes the picture of the doilies and the materials list. The second page is the continuation of the pattern instruction. There is a choice of two different centers for the doily as shown in the picture and instructions are given for both.

Remember to hit your browser’s Back button to come back and download the 2nd page. 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 below and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using.

Holly Doily Picture and Materials List

Holiday Doily 2nd Page Instructions

Enjoy!