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

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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.

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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How to Make Knotted Fringe for Crochet and Knit Projects

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

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.

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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Bring Summer Indoors – A Carnation Crochet Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Facebook Fan Freebie!

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.

Carnations Antique Images Blogspot

Carnations Clip Art from Antique Images Blogspot

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!