Crochet Edging Pattern for a Heart Pincushion or Sachet

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Pretty Ruffled Crochet Edging Pattern

The crochet edging for this heart pincushion is perfect for Valentine’s Day. If you didn’t want to do the heart, you could add this pretty edging to any number of things.

Heart Pincushion or Sachet with Crochet EdgingFor this pattern, you buy or sew the heart pincushion, crochet the edging and then sew it on. Whether you use a pincushion, sachet, towel, table topper or blouse, this edging would work.

The pattern comes from a 1945 Spool Cotton Booklet No. 226 titled GIFTS Crocheted and Knitted. I hope to share a couple more of the cute designs in this booklet in the future.

 

Only one ball of J & P Coats Tatting Cotton Size 70 is used for the pattern.

This ball of DMC Cordonnet Cotton Size 70 on Amazon could be substituted and comes in white or ecru.

 

Crochet Edging Pattern Instructions

Heart Pincushion or Sachet with Crochet Edging PatternDownload Instructions: Right-Click the pattern image 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.

More Crochet Edging Patterns

You can find several other crochet edging patterns in these blog posts.

DIY Heart Pincushion Links

Pinterest has a board dedicated to just Heart Pincushions. I could be on there all day!

Heart Pin Cushions on Pinterest

My favorite are the felt hearts embellished with embroidery. Here are two tutorials for making them.

Flamingo Toes A Creative Blog by Beverly McCullough has a tutorial for a DIY Fabric Heart Valentines – Felt and Fabric Heart Sachet Valentines. These hearts are adorable and look fairly easy to make.

Better Homes and Gardens Romantic Heart Wool Valentine – No-fray felted wool makes this applique project quick to stitch. This lovely heart is embellished with felt flowers, beads and cording.

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Enjoy!

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Baby Hat Crochet Pattern That Looks Like A Football Helmet

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Today’s fan freebie is a baby hat crochet pattern that looks like a football helmet. That’s right, it looks like a football helmet, but it is cute just the same.

I realized I don’t have the cover to the booklet this crochet pattern is in. Since most of the patterns include the use of Chadwick’s Red Heart Baby Wool, my research tells me it may be a 1940s Woolies for Babies book.

Baby Hat Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

The Chadwick’s Red Heart Baby Wool used for this baby hat crochet pattern is discontinued. A substitute could be a fingering or sport weight yarn. I found Paton’s Beehive Baby Fingering yarn or Lion Brand Babysoft yarn, either should work okay.

No gauge is listed making it hard to get this vintage pattern right. While doing research for a yarn substitute, I came across an article on the Knitty website called The Joy of Vintage Patterns. It has some great information about using vintage patterns today.

Here’s the PDF file to download:

Baby Beauties Helmet Crochet Pattern

Since the baby hat crochet pattern is in PDF format, you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer to read it. Most computers have 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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I’m watching the Superbowl next weekend. Football is one of my husband’s favorite past times. I watched occasionally before I met him, but didn’t understand the game. He explained how it’s played, we have a favorite team and I’m hooked.

Go Falcons!!

Enjoy!

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Briggs Embroidery Transfer Pattern Birds and Holly

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

William Briggs in the late 1800’s invented and received a patent for his hot iron embroider transfer. A special ink on paper that with a hot iron could be transferred to cloth.

We’ve come a long way since then, with many companies using this method and even pencils and pens for sale to make your own hot iron transfers on paper. Aunt Martha’s has a kit that includes the pencils and 50 sheets of 8 x 11 inch paper.

This gives you great freedom to do your own designs and transfer them to cloth to embroider using your favorite threads and stitches. One thing you have to be careful with using these Hot Iron Transfer Pens and Pencils is to embroider over all the marks because the design doesn’t wash out.

This blog post, Vintage Colonial Woman Embroidery Transfer goes into the different companies that have offered hot iron transfers through the years and has this link to a Workbasket Magazine Issues Table of Contents.

Here’s the design:

 

Briggs Embroidery Birds and Holly - Vintage Crafts and More

This particular embroidery pattern was taken from one of his catalogs in the late 1800’s. Since it’s from the catalog it’s not actual size. The sizes where listed on the page with design. When ordered they would come on the paper size listed.

This pattern was listed as 11 x 13 inches. The design I’ve scanned and cleaned up is approximately 8 x 8 inches. Since it’s in a JPEG format, once downloaded you can experiment with changing it’s size on your printer or in a photo editing software program. The PDF image size is smaller, about 6.5 x 6.5 inches.

Just click on it, it will open in a new window and there you can right click to save it to print, then trace onto fabric and embroider.

If you print directly from the image without saving it first, it will have to be reduced to about 70% on your printer, because when I tried it as is, it went over the page edges. If you save it first, then print from the file, you shouldn’t have any problem fitting it on a landscape orientation, 8.5  x 11 inch page.

This blog post with a Beginner’s Guide on How to Embroider Holly will help you with this design. It discusses the correct slant of the stitches and different shades of thread to use for the most realistic image.

I’ve also made it into a PDF format, the link is below, but a PDF file size can’t be changed or the design altered.

Briggs Embroidery Birds and Holly

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.

If you’d like to see more embroidery designs I’ve blogged about previously, these are a couple of the most popular:

Lily of the Valley

Owl Embroidery Design or Coloring Page

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