Welcome to VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie Friday!
I found these great retro crochet rope craft patterns for place mats and hot plates from the 1950s. The booklet is a Lily Design Book called A New Look in Crochet, Fair and Bazaar Winners from 1954. These are sure to be a winner to decorate your own kitchen or to give as gifts.
True fifties colors are used, green, yellow, blue and pink. The patterns call for Lily Double-Quick Art 50 or Lily Skytone or Frostone Crochet Cotton, all of these threads are discontinued.
Take a look at this previous crochet pattern post from another Lily’s vintage booklet. It explains what Lily’s Skytone Mercerized Crochet Cotton is and has a helpful chart describing the correct size crochet hooks to use for different sizes of thread. This will help you find a good substitute thread.
You’ll love the crochet pattern in this post too, Lace Valentine. It’s one of the most downloaded on the blog.
The crochet instructions for the Place Mat are below. The PDF file download includes instructions for the Beverage Set and Hot Plate Mat Set as well.
Here is the PDF file for download:
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.
If you crochet these for your kitchen or as gifts and you’d like to share a photo, please stop by the VTNS Fanpage, we’d love to see your work.