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

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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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Filet Crochet Pattern Lilac Time Tablecloth Edging

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Lilac’s were and still are one of my favorite flowers. I saw them everywhere when I was young and lived in upstate New York. They have a beautiful fragrance and color.

So when I saw this Lilac Time filet crochet pattern for a table cloth, I had to share it. It’s actually for a Tea cloth 49 inches square and the pattern suggests using a very fine fabric.

Filet Crochet Pattern Lilac Time Tablecloth - Vintage Crafts and More

 

 

You can see by this photo what a pretty table cloth this would make. The chart below shows the detail of the pattern.

Filet Crochet Pattern Lilac Time Tablecloth Chart - Vintage Crafts and More

The full pattern is in the PDF file below:

Filet Crochet Pattern Lilac Time Tablecloth

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.

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Victorian Filet Crochet Pattern Floral Tea Table Cloth Diagrams

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

This filet crochet tea table cloth pattern was in a 1925 Star Needlework Journal magazine by the American Thread Co. It’s a beautiful floral cloth for a small table.

Vintage Crafts and More - Filet Crochet Pattern Tea Table Cloth

I can just picture the Victorian ladies sitting around the table covered with this pretty handmade cloth having tea in the afternoon.

This is the diagram for the flower baskets in the corners.

Vintage Crafts and More - Filet Crochet Flower Pot Pattern

and this diagram is the floral border.

Vintage Crafts and More - Filet Crochet Pattern Flower Border

The PDF file below includes three pages of the diagrams and the instructions.

Filet Crochet Pattern Tea Table Cloth

These patterns are 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.

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Here’s another post that has a Filet Crochet pattern for a Linen Tray Cloth or Placemat and if you’d like to learn more about Filet Crochet visit this post, Exploring Filet Crochet.

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Mexican Drawn Thread Work Instructions and Patterns

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Mexican Drawn Work

Recently Cinco de Mayo was celebrated and it reminded me of the beautiful Mexican Drawn Work embroidery I’ve seen.

Mexican Drawn Thread Work Patterns and Instructions

I didn’t find a lot of information on Mexican drawn thread work, but I have a book about it that was originally published in 1889 titled Fifty Designs for Mexican Drawn Work.

You can find a reproduced copy for sale on the internet and some original copies too. Below I share some of the instructions from this booklet.

 

 

Drawn Thread

The craft of drawn thread has been around a long time. It’s a kind of openwork on linen where you remove some of the threads from the base fabric then rearrange or decorate the remaining threads with stitchery.

This embroidery technique is especially for doilies, table and dresser scarfs, place mats and anywhere you might use a decorative cloth.

To choose the linen for your project look for a plain cloth that will be easy to draw. Make sure the threads are even and without lumps. The grade of linen you choose will depend on it’s use. A finer cloth for a baby’s pillowcase and a more durable cloth for an everyday table.

Use an eight or twenty weight crochet cotton for stitching. It’s best when the cotton is coarser than the woven threads of the fabric. A nice silk thread would give a nice effect as well.

A frame for your work is very important so that the item will be evenly and firmly stretched. A round embroidery ring in sizes three to eighteen inches in diameter would work too.

When the edge of the work is to be finished with a hem, the hem is usually hem-stitched.

Hemstitching

For information about hemstitching with this technique I’ve included the instructional PDF below:

Drawn Thread Work Hemstitching

Embroidery Stitches Used in Drawn Thread Work

Many of the stitches used in Mexican Drawn Thread Work are common embroidery stitches. The PDF below is 17 pages from an antique publication. The pages include instructions and illustrations for embroidery stitches used in drawn thread work.

Drawn Thread Work Stitches

Drawn Thread Work Small Table Cloth

A Tablecloth Pattern

As shown above, I’ve separated out and rewritten a small tablecloth pattern from the same publication. You’ll find it here:

Drawn Thread Work Small Table Cloth

Patterns for Edging

In addition to the tablecloth pattern, I found several edging patterns that you can use on tea towels, pillows and handkerchiefs.

Drawn Thread Work Edging Patterns

All in all this really is a fascinating type of embroidery that has many possibilities for use once you’ve mastered the basics.

PDF Download Instructions

You’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer to read the PDFs. 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 or simply click on it and save or print.

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