VTNS Fan Freebie Friday – Child’s Necklace Vintage Crochet Pattern

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Welcome all our VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Facebook Fans! Glad you’ve joined us for our Fan Freebie Friday.

childs necklace crochet pattern
Today we have an easy and quick vintage crochet pattern for a Child’s Necklace with Coin Purse Pendant. This particular pattern came from a circa 1917 Corticelli Lessons in Crochet pattern book. Since this little book is full of wonderful crochet patterns, I’m sure we’ll be sharing more from it.

This pretty necklace would make a nice gift for a child or adult for that matter. The color choices are yours and would be perfect to match a sweater or item of clothing you’re already giving as a gift.

The pattern uses a ball of light blue Size 30 cotton thread and a No. 12 crochet hook. Size 30 cotton thread is used for crochet, tatting, pulled thread, bobbin lace, and needle-made lace.

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 below and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using.

There are two choices, one with the instructions only and one with the instructions and picture. Both can be saved to look at later, but the instructions only will use less printer ink if you’d like to print them out.

Here is the link to the instructions only: Vintage Crochet Pattern Instructions for a Child’s Necklace without picture

This link includes the instructions and picture: Childs Necklace Instructions with Picture

Hope you enjoy our first Fan Freebie Friday and we look forward to many more!


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Easy Halloween or Fall Double Orange Cake Recipe

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Double Orange Cake Recipe

Need an easy orange cake recipe for Halloween or Autumn, or both? I made this cake and it’s delicious. I got the recipe from one of my issues of the Mail Box News. A little monthly newsletter written by Maid of Scandinavia that started back in 1956.

It was written to compliment the company’s mail order business of  wonderful cookware and accessories for baking.  Unfortunately the company doesn’t exist anymore and the magazine was purchased by Grace McNamara Inc in 2003, the publishers of American Cake Decorating. They turned it into a full color magazine format, but sad to say, Mailbox News is no longer produced in print.

You can find some of these sweet little vintage magazines for sale here and there on the internet. I haven’t posted mine for sale (I have about 50 of them) in my store yet. I guess I should share and make them available. We’ll see.

The issue I used was from September 1971. It has some great ideas for cake decorating, of course, but also many tested sweet and savory recipes from readers.

I don’t have any ball cake pans, so mine was made in an ordinary 9 x 12 sheet cake pan, which meant I reduced the cooking time to around 40-45  minutes instead of the 60 to 65 suggested. I used all of the batter in the sheet pan and it fit perfectly.

The cake mix I used was Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Orange Supreme.  For the frosting, I used a can of white cream frosting. To turn it orange I first mixed a couple drops of red and yellow food coloring together, then mixed them directly into the can of frosting until I liked the color.

It was very easy to make, moist and a fun treat. It would be fun to decorate however you’d like for Halloween or Fall.

On to the recipe:

orange cake recipeIf you’d like to print the recipe, just click on it and file, print. This is the cover:

orange cake recipe