Filet Crochet Pattern for a 1940’s Glamour Bedspread

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The election is over here in the United States, no more TV advertisements and robocalls. It’s a privilege to vote and be part of the process, but I, as I’m sure others, are glad it’s over and looking forward to the holidays in the coming weeks.

I looked for a pattern to go along with the election theme and was surprised to find this Filet Crochet pattern. It’s a bedspread from an American Thread Co. Star Book titled Capitol Hill.

 

The bedspreads in this 1944 Star Book are exactly what you’d expect for the era of Hollywood glamour. This Capitol Hill bedspread is no exception. Just beautiful and as the pattern states, “Delicate filet crochet to lend “that” touch of splendor to a formal bedroom.”

Just imagine legendary actors from the 1940’s such as Cary Grant, Spencer Tracy, Vivien Leigh or Katharine Hepburn on set in this beautiful bedroom displaying the Capitol Hill bedspread.

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This bedspread consists of 6½ inch square motifs sewn together with a scalloped edge. To make the motifs you need Mercerized Crochet Cotton Size 20, some examples are below and a size No. 10 or 11 crochet hook. For a single bed 105 squares are required, 7 x 15.

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Learn more about how to do Filet Crochet in this earlier blog post Exploring Filet Crochet.

This heirloom crocheted bedspread could be a treasure. It would look lovely over a deep solid color since you will see the color peek through.

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I’ve shared another pattern from this same crochet booklet. You can find it here, Nursery Filet Crochet Animal Baby Blanket.

Below you’ll find the one page file you can download for later:

Capitol Hill Bedspread Filet 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 Filet Crochet Snowflake Pattern

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Anyone ready for cool weather, or is there cool weather where you live already? It hasn’t made it’s way here yet, but my mind is on winter and snowflakes. Even though it’s still 90 degrees outside, with my crafting I can pretend it’s snowing.

 

Today’s vintage pattern comes from Filet Crochet and How To Use It by Augusta Pfeuffer. It’s an individual snowflake you can use as a border or by itself to decorate a fabric ornament. It can also be done in cross stitch by following this chart.

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To save the snowflake pattern click on the picture, it will open in another window and there you can right click and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using.

To find out more about this publication and filet crochet take a look at this earlier post Exploring Filet Crochet.

Here’s some General Directions for Filet Crochet included in the booklet:

 

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Butterflies in the Garden Filet Crochet Free Pattern

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How is everyone’s garden growing? Even though I don’t have a full fledged garden at my home right now, I do see butterflies fluttering around on the wild flowers in the yard this time of year.

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Butterflies in the Garden is the name of the vintage filet crochet pattern I’m sharing today. It’s actually a chair set from a 1954 Coat’s & Clark’s Booklet titled Smart Chair Sets. The chair back measures 12 x 18 inches (30.48cm x 45.72cm) and each arm piece measures 8 x 12 inches (20.32cm x 30.48cm).

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Since the average size of a placemat is 12 x 18 inches, I think they could easily be used as those and the smaller size could be a mat for a table top if you didn’t want to use them as a chair set.

 

The pattern requires Mercerized Crochet Cotton Size 30. The vintage Clark’s Big Ball Mercerized Crochet included 250 yards of thread each, 3 balls are needed so that’s a total of 750 yards. A Size 10 steel crochet hook is required to achieve a Gauge of 5 sps make 1 inch; 5 rows make 1 inch.

Butterflies in the Garden Filet Crochet Pattern

Below is the chart to follow to complete the filet crochet mats. You can click on it, it will open in a new window and there you can save or print it. I’ve also scanned and saved the instructions and chart as a PDF file you’ll find below.

Butterflies in the Garden Filet Crochet Chart

If you prefer, this diagram could be adapted to cross stitch or needlepoint. This site, Nuts About Needlepoint has a post about Adapting Filet Crochet to Needlepoint with pointers on how to do it.

Here’s the 2-page PDF file for the pattern:

Butterflies in the Garden Filet 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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