Crochet Tablecloth Pattern Sunburst Splendour Lacy Motifs

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Sunburst Splendour Tablecloth

A crochet tablecloth pattern to commemorate the 2017 solar eclipse, Sunburst Splendour. So pretty and perfect for a wedding cake table. Even a table runner made with these motifs would be stunning.

crochet tablecloth pattern sunburst splendour wedding cake

The lacy motifs are crocheted separately then sewn together with a fill-in motif. These really do look like a sunburst.

Table Topics

This fine lace tablecloth pattern comes from a 1942, second edition of a Spool Cotton Company booklet titled New Table Topics No. 185. There are several wonderful vintage crochet tablecloth patterns throughout this booklet. I hope to share another one in the future.

What you’ll need

For a tablecloth about 60 x 80 inches, make 13 x 17 motifs. If you’re making the whole tablecloth you’ll need 77, 49 or 25 balls depending on their size, big or small, of six cord mercerized crochet cotton size 30. White or Ecru are the colors, but as always the choice of color is up to you.

Small balls of this discontinued crochet cotton usually held between 80 to 175 yards and the big balls would be 250 to 300 yards. A substitute would be Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Extra Fine 30.  For the gauge, each motif measures about 4½ inches in diameter, a crochet hook size of No. 10 or 11 is used.

Starburst Close-Up

Here’s a close up of the starburst motifs. See how lacy and pretty they are and not too many difficult stitches.

crochet tablecloth pattern starburst splendour motif sample

Sunburst Splendour Instructions

The complete instruction page is below, but as I usually do, I’ve also included a PDF file for you to download near the bottom of the post.

 

crochet tablecloth pattern sunburst splendour motif instructions

One Page PDF File for Download:

Sunburst Splendour Tablecloth 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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Building Blocks Potholder Crochet Pattern for Back to School

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Building Blocks Potholder

Children will be going back to school soon if not already, so today’s freebie is a cute building blocks potholder crochet pattern. A fun gift for a teacher or tucked into a baby shower gift basket.

This crochet pattern is from a 1955 Coats and Clark’s booklet titled Pot Holders Book no. 312. It’s square, uses four colors and has red felt letters sewn on. Of course, you can use embroidery or cross stitch for the letters as well.

Building Blocks Potholder Crochet Pattern

This potholder uses Coats and Clark’s “Speed-Cro-Sheen” Mercerized Cotton. It’s a Size 3 crochet thread. You’ll only need a few yards of each color.

Here are a couple substitutes for this discontinued yarn:

The crochet hook is No. 2/0 (double zero).

Crochet Pattern Instructions

The instructions weren’t long so I’ve included them in the post as-well-as in a PDF file below to download for later.

building block potholder instructions

PDF file with photo and instructions

Back to School Building Blocks Potholder 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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Tatting Butterfly Pattern Instructions 1916 Corticelli Booklet

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Beautiful Tatting Butterfly Pattern

If you’ve followed this blog for any time at all, you’ll know I love butterflies. Put “butterfly” in the search box and more than 10 different posts will come up.

Today’s freebie is a tatting butterfly pattern from a 1916 Corticelli pattern booklet.

Corticelli Lessons in Tatting Butterfly Pattern

Along with the instructions for tatting the butterfly, I’ve included several snippets from the booklet. Such as Abbreviations and Actual Sizes for the Corticelli Mercerized Cordonnet thread as-well-as a description of the thread from an Ad that will help you decide on a substitute.

Instructions for Tatting the Butterfly

First, here are the original instructions:

Corticelli Lessons in Tatting ButterflyCorticelli Lessons in Tatting Butterfly Medallion

How to Download: Right-Click the photo and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it, it will open in another window and there you can save or print.

Instructions Re-written

I found this exact same butterfly pattern on web.archive.org with re-written instructions that may be easier to follow. From what I understand the web archive brings up web pages from years ago using the Internet Wayback Machine Archive. It’s a San Francisco–based nonprofit digital library with the stated mission of “universal access to all knowledge.”

DAINTY TATTED BUTTERFLYSecond and equally important are the additional snippets from the booklet that will help you with the instructions and type of thread to use.

Tatting Abbreviations and Thread Sizes

Corticelli Lessons in Tatting Butterfly Medallion Pattern AbbreviationsFrom what I understand the web archive brings up web pages from years ago using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.

 

And last but not least are the Thread Descriptions.

Corticelli Thread Descriptions

corticelli princess pearl crochet cotton

Corticelli Mercerized CordonnetCorticelli Mercerized Cordonnet Ad

 

This is just one of many beautiful tatted butterfly patterns. As you can see from the graphic below, Pinterest has more examples than ever.

Pinterest Tatting Butterfly

For information on tatting and more patterns, put “tatting” into the search box in the top right column or check out the Related Posts below.

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Corn Potholder Vintage Crochet Pattern

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Summer is here and so are the vegetables

Right now there’s an abundance of corn on the cob in my neck of the woods so when I came across this vibrant corn potholder in a Clark’s and Coats 1951 booklet I wanted to share it.

corn potholder crochet pattern

The colors and texture on this potholder look like a lot of fun and a nice addition to decorate or use in your kitchen. The ear of corn is crocheted then sewn onto the pot holder. It’s lined with felt.

Materials you’ll need

You’ll need several different materials and colors to crochet this potholder. Some no longer available but the Size numbers are given, so that will help for an alternative cotton.

Materials for corn potholder crochet pattern

PDF file for the Corn Potholder crochet pattern

Corn Potholder 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.

For another corn potholder crochet pattern see this blog post: Vegetable Potholder Patterns to Crochet. This blog post also includes a carrot and cucumber pattern.

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Crochet Pattern Shining Star Tablecloth Coats and Clark’s Design of the Month Vintage Leaflet

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Tablecloth Crochet Pattern

Today’s pattern freebie is a lovely star crochet pattern for a tablecloth. This is a vintage Coats and Clark’s leaflet for the Design of the Month. It’s called Shining Star and was a free leaflet at the time.

Crochet Design of the Month – Shining Star

Crochet Pattern for Shining Star Tablecloth - Vintage Crafts and More

Suggested colors are White, Ecru or Cream. Either J & P Coats or Clark’s Big Ball Mercerized Crochet Cotton in Size 30 is used to make this pretty cloth. You’ll need a lot of cotton for this 62 x 83 inch tablecloth. Of course, you could make it smaller as a table runner or dresser scarf.

Shining Star Tablecloth Pattern Instructions

Crochet Pattern Tablecloth Shining Star Design - Vintage Crafts and More

Download Instructions: Right-Click the 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.

Two Square Motifs

You’ll see that each motif is 4½ inches square. There are crochet instructions for two motifs and an edging. To make the full tablecloth you need 14 rows of 19 motifs.

This crochet pattern is ambitious, but so worth the trouble when finished. I think I’d have to go with a table runner or smaller table cloth. Has anyone seen a vintage crocheted tablecloth in this pattern?

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Embossed Daisy Placemat Free Filet Crochet Pattern

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Today’s free vintage crochet pattern is a pretty daisy placemat for Spring. It’s from a 1950’s Lily Mills booklet. The placemat measures 12 x 18 inches with daisies wrapped around a lace mesh middle. There are pretty scalloped edges too.

Embossed Daisy Placemat Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

Materials required:

The listed choices of materials you can use are:

Daisy Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Art 65, White, Size 30 OR
Lily Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Art 36, White, Size 30 OR
Lily Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Art 161, White, Size 30

After working with vintage crochet patterns for years, I still have questions about what the Art number means on these types of vintage threads. I don’t believe it’s meant to be the color or the size of thread, but it may be a number assigned to signify the amount of thread in the ball or skein.

The closest I’ve come to an answer is it may have been the product name similar to “Classic” or “Cebelia” today. If anyone knows, please leave a comment on this post.

Because the threads required are no longer made, these two threads would be a fine substitute for the vintage ones listed above. Both are a Size 30 Mercerized Cotton:  Aunt Lydia’s Extra Fine Crochet Cotton OR DMC Cebelia Crochet Cotton.

If you find the type of Crochet Cotton to use confusing, this post on the Red Heart Yarn website called the Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Thread Crochet will be helpful.

The crochet hook is size No. 13 and the Gauge is 6 sps = 1 inch; 6 rows = 1 inch. It always helps to have the gauge in these vintage crochet patterns.

Placemat Crochet Pattern Chart:

The circles on the chart indicate where the embossed daisies go.

Embossed Daisy Placemat Free Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More
Since you may want to save this chart for later, you can click on it, it will open in a new window and there you can save or print it. There is a PDF file available for download below.

Abbreviations you’ll need to know

ch = chain        dc = double crochet       rnd = round    sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet   sl st = slip stitch       lp = loop      sp(s) = space(s)
st = stitch  sk = skip   cluster dec = cluster decrease   yo = yarn over

* Repeat from asterisk (*) as many times as specified in instructions.
(  ) Repeat everything within parenthesis (  ) as many times as specified.

 

Instructions for the Embossed Daisy Placemat

Embossed Daisy Placemat Crochet Pattern Instructions

PDF file to download:

Here’s the PDF file you can download for later. It’s two pages.

Embossed Daisy Place Mat Crochet Pattern PDF

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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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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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!!

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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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Nancy Cabot’s Poinsettia Applique Quilt Pattern

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

I hope those in the US had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day with family and friends.

Nancy Cabot Poinsettia Applique Quilt Block

 

With today’s freebie we are going to jump right into Christmas with a Poinsettia Applique pattern from quilt designer Nancy Cabot that was first issued in the Chicago Tribune Newspaper in 1933.

 

 

 

 

Nancy Cabot Poinsettia Quilt Pattern Chicago Tribune 1933

 

I found the actual clipping from the newspaper archives online.

It’s not very readable, but gives you an idea of what this quilt block pattern looked like in it’s original form.

You can find a bit of history about Nancy Cabot Newspaper Quilt Patterns in this article on the Illinois Quilt History site.

Another great site about these Nancy Cabot (her real name was Loretta Leitner Rising) patterns is on Early Women Masters dot Net which has an index of her quilt designs.

I’ve recreated the full size pattern with instructions. This is an ambitious project to finish for an experienced quilter.

With the many pieces to cut out to make the applique block, using fusible web would probably be the best way to do it.

This Thermoweb 17-Inch by 5-Yard Heat’n Bond Ultra Hold Iron-On Adhesive is a best seller on Amazon, but there are many others to choose from.

 

 

 

You’ll find several different poinsettia quilt block patterns by Nancy Cabot in this book — Barbara Brackman’s Encyclopedia of Applique.  Also in it is a very similar poinsettia applique block by Grandmother Clark.

Here is the page of pattern pieces. Remember there is no sewing allowance included so the quarter-inch seam allowance will need to be added when cutting them out.

 

Nancy Cabot Poinsettia Applique Quilt Pattern

The one page pattern is in PDF file format below:

Nancy Cabot Poinsettia Applique Quilt Block PDF

To read the PDF file 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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