Crochet Flower Basket Pattern from Smart Chair Sets Coats and Clark’s Booklet

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Crochet Flower Basket

Spring has sprung and what better way to welcome Spring than with a pretty crochet flower basket pattern. This one comes from a 1954 Coats & Clark’s book titled Smart Chair Sets.

Crochet Flower Basket Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

Even though this is a chair set the pretty flower baskets could be used many other ways. Such as an applique on a blanket or pillow. Just set it on a table as a doily and I’m sure there are more you can think of.

 

Crochet Flower Basket Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

The chair back flower basket measures 11 x 17 inches and each arm piece measures 7 x 11 inches. Pretty good size.

Basket Towel Applique Set

Flower Basket Photo by polychrome on Flickr

 

Another smaller and quicker option but just as pretty is this crochet flower basket pattern for appliqueing on towels. It’s from a 1950’s Spool Cotton Company booklet.

You’ll find it for free on the Ravelry website, a community of crafters that share projects, patterns and ideas.

 

 

 

 

What thread should I use?

The J & P Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen thread Article A64 is a 4-ply 100% mercerized Size 10 cotton. You can find vintage Knit-Cro-Sheen crochet thread for sale on ebay. Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Classic 10 would be a suitable substitute.

 

Pattern PDF file download

The PDF file is one page.

Basket of Flowers 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.

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How to Make Knotted Fringe for Crochet and Knit Projects

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How to Make Fringe - Vintage Crafts and More

Adding fringe or tassels to any crochet or knit project is easy and fun to do.

This pattern sheet of instructions for knotted fringe was found in a 1953 American Thread booklet for crocheted and knitted Stoles and Shrugs.

Normally, we think of fringe as the finishing touch for an afghan, but these knotted fringe and tassels would look great on scarves, rugs, blankets, pillows, and more.

They are made using any type or color of yarn that would match your project, wool, nylon or cotton.

How to Make Fringe and Tassels - Vintage Crafts and More

If you’d like to download it for later, you’ll find the file below:

How to Make Fringe and Tassels

The pattern sheet is 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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Bring Summer Indoors – A Carnation Crochet Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie

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It’s not quite summer yet, but to get ready, use this vintage Carnation Crochet Pattern to bring a bouquet indoors.

Vintage Crafts and More - Crochet Carnation Pattern

From a 1946 Star Book Treasure Chest of Crochet, this quick and easy crochet pattern will be done and planted on your table in no time.

Vintage Crafts and More - Crochet Carnation Pattern Instructions

The American Thread Company’s Sillateen Sansil crochet thread is discontinued. It is a 2-ply 100% cotton. Some times you can find the original thread on eBay or you can use an equivalent 2-ply.

Experiment with different yarns too. It’s really up to you and how you’d like your carnation to look. For this pattern you’ll need40 yards of colored thread to make one flower and a No. 5 Steel Crochet Hook.

I found this helpful 2 minute YouTube video crochet tutorial by eHow that explains the Difference Between 2-ply and 4-ply Cotton Thread.

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Carnations come in all kinds of colors so it’ll be fun deciding what color crochet cotton to use.

Here’s the one page PDF file to download for later:

Crochet Carnations Pattern PDF

You’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer to read the PDF file. 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.

Enjoy!