Vintage Crochet Pattern – A Curtain Pull or a Pretty Necklace?

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie. Our Facebook Fanpage is adding new fans every day so drop by and “like”  us so you don’t miss even one of these freebies.

I was glancing through several of my vintage crochet pattern booklets and found some interesting curtain pull patterns. The one I picked out to share is from 1946.

For today’s freebie, a question – Is this a curtain pull or a really pretty necklace? Both, but can you picture this cute fan shaped curtain pull in different colors as a necklace. Made for yourself, to sell or to give away as gifts.

Vintage Crafts and More - Vintage Curtain Pull Necklace Crochet Pattern

The pattern is below. The only change I can see to make it into a necklace is the cord for around your neck. Rather than making a single cord, make it long enough to loop back around, then join right next to where you started.

The thread referred to is Mercerized Crochet Cotton in Size 10. All the colors available now, especially the variegated would look lovely. You can find the rings at your local craft store made of plastic or metal.

Also a stitch that you may not use often, but is found in these instructions, is a Picot Stitch. Here’s a link to some quick instructions.

How to Crochet a Picot Stitch

Curtain Pull Necklace Crochet Pattern

The pattern can be printed by clicking on it. It will open in a new window then use the File > Print on your computer. You’ll have a nice large worded copy to follow.  If you crochet one of these, please be sure to give us a peek on the VTNS Fanpage, we’d love to see it.

Enjoy!

Crocheted Rag Rug Pattern – Fan Freebie Friday

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Welcome to today’s VTNS Fan Freebie Friday! As Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers we love to share all kinds of vintage craft patterns with our Facebook Fans.

We are bringing back a tried and true craft today, Grandmother’s Hand Made Crocheted Rag Rugs. The only tool necessary to make a crochet rug is a wood or metal hook and a the knowledge of a couple basic crochet stitches.  Generally a size No. 3 hook with a 1/4 inch shank is used.

Vintage Crafts and More - Crocheted Rag Rug PatternCrocheted rugs wear well and are quick to make. They can be made as one unit or made in several sections and then assembled. It requires no binding or lining.

Easy to match to your decor by using leftover scraps of material from sewing your window coverings, bedspread or pillows. Even old sheets found at yard sales and thrift shops can be used for this project.

Materials can be wool, silk, cotton and most recently, leftover plastic grocery bags. A great recycle project for that stash of bags stuffed away in the kitchen. Much better place for them than the landfill.

The rag strips can be in widths from 1/4 to 1 inch, depending on the kind of rug desired. The width of the strips should be equal. Rags used are cut or torn on the bias or straight along the length of the material. Crocheting is easier if the rags are wound in small balls.

You don’t have to sew them together, simply cut a small slit in one strip, then thread the next strip through the slit and fold over. This method can be used when changing colors as well.

Crochet stitches in rag rugs vary from 2 to 4 in an inch, depending on the width or weight of the strips used. Heavy twine, sisal or cotton, may be used for filler. This will add durability and thickness.

This pattern requires making scalloped sections and then joining them. The eight sections will be slip stitched together. To make sure the pieces fit properly or about the same size, change the number of stitches or rows from what is required, if necessary.

This video explains crocheting a curve on a rag rug which may help with the scallops needed in this pattern:

Rag Rug How To

Abbreviations Used in the Instructions are very basic and include:

Ch. – Chain
S.C. – Single Crochet
Sl. St. – Slip Stitch
D.C. – Double Crochet

The instructions site “Linkraft” strips which were available at the time this booklet was written in 1933.

Sometimes your rug won’t lay flat. To remedy that problem, place a wet sheet over the face down rug. Hold it down with a heavy weight for about two days. It should then dry flat. Lightly starching the wrong side will prevent curling.

Here’s the pattern in PDF format:

Grandmother’s Crocheted Rag Rug – Dresden Plate

As always, we’d love to see your finished product, so if you make this rag rug please share an image on our VTNS Facebook Fanpage.

You’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer to read the PDF. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link above and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it to open it and save or print.


Enjoy!

Vegetable Potholder Patterns to Crochet – Carrot, Cucumber and Corn

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Happy Summer!

Tomatoes on the windowsill

One reminder of summer is the fresh vegetables from the garden or farmer’s market. Today along those lines, we are sharing three vegetable crochet potholder patterns from a 1944 American Thread Company booklet.

Our VTNS Facebook Page Tuesday Treat vintage recipe this week was a Chicken Gumbo recipe.

Chicken Gumbo recipe

It was included with these potholder patterns.

Potholder Crochet Patterns and Chicken Gumbo Recipe

Potholders or Pan Handle Holders

Although  listed as potholders, because of their shape, they may be used as pan handle holders too. The vegetable potholder patterns include corn on the cob, a carrot and cucumber.

Imagine these in color

The photos are in black and white, but you can just imagine by using green, yellow and orange yarn you will have a bright and colorful summer time kitchen.

Here are the individual crochet pattern files:

Cucumber Potholder

Carrot Potholder

Corn Potholder

Each of the patterns above are in PDF format so to download them 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 like this page, be sure to share it with your friends and like our Facebook Fanpage so you can get updates every time we post new patterns.

Enjoy!

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Mother’s Day Hat and Bag Vintage Crochet Patterns

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Single crochet hat and bag vintage pattern picture

 

Welcome to the VTNS Fanpage Freebie Friday!

From a 1946 Learn to Crochet booklet we’re sharing an easy Single Crochet Hat and Bag.

Earlier we shared a crochet pattern from the same booklet that was done in Rows of Single Crochet. It was a Single Crochet Evening Belt.

This set is done in Rounds of Single Crochet. I’ve included a page of instructions on how to do the rounds of single crochet.

 

Rounds of Single Crochet Demonstration Rounds of Single Crochet Rounds of Single Crochet Instructions

To make these items you’ll need pearl cotton size 5 and a crochet hook No. 4.  You’ll also need some ribbon and 1/2 yard of lining material for the bag.

Some of the abbreviations you’ll need to know are:

incl……….inclusive
ch…………ch
sc…………single crochet
Sl st………slip stitch
rnd……….round

Vintage Single Crochet Bag PatternVintage Single Crochet Hat Pattern

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pattern 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 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.

Vintage Single Crochet Hat and Bag Pattern

Enjoy!