Cross Stitch Design Charts in Color by Anne Champe Orr

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Cross Stitch Charted Flower Designs

Today’s freebie pattern is a full page colored charts for cross stitch. First there are flower edgings, flowers in baskets, flowers in a vase all very pretty. Then there is a good sized spray of pansies or morning glories, I can’t tell, it’s below, what do you think?

 

Pansy Colored Cross Stitch Chart

Clark’s Designs Booklet

Since this page came from a 1922 Clark’s O.N.T. Designs Booklet No. 15, there wasn’t any Coats yet. The Spool Cotton Company published the booklet with cross stitch and crochet designs. Not to mention the cost was only 10 cents at the time.

 

For More History on Anne Orr

If you’d like to learn a bit more about Anne Orr, there is a short History of Anne Champe Orr on The Shuttle Smith Tatting blog. Additionally, with this history is a listing of her publications in numerical order. Some are left blank, but it’s a start if you’d like to collect them all.

 

This book titled The Quilters Hall of Fame: 42 Masters Who Have Shaped Our Art has several pages devoted to Anne Orr’s contribution to the Needlework Arts.

In addition to the information about her life, there are several photographs and cited resource books. It would be fun to look into the books for more research and patterns.

Overall the book is well worth owning, just to put a face to the name of some of the historical figures in the quilting world.

 

A Couple Other Blog Posts of Her Designs

Again I’ve shared a couple other patterns from Anne Orr booklets. You can find them at the links below:

Cross Stitch or Filet Crochet Baby Nursery Patterns

Vintage Knitted Edgings and Insertion Patterns

 

Cross Stitch Chart in Color

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Crochet Pattern to Embellish a Summertime Towel Set with Butterflies and Flowers

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Rain, Rain Go Away

Where I live summer time was welcomed in with a tropical storm that brought three days of rain that just didn’t look like it was ever going to stop. Today there’s still a tropical breeze but the sun peeked through for a little while this afternoon.

Summertime Towel Set

When I saw this crochet pattern for a Summertime Towel Set it made me smile and I chose it for today’s freebie pattern.

crochet pattern summertime towel set butterfliesButterflies and Flowers

Butterflies and Flowers, you can’t get much more summer time than that.

The towel’s also have the prettiest purple crocheted edge.

This crochet pattern is from a Lily Mills Design Booklet titled Fair, Bazaar and Gift Crocheting.

 

 

crochet pattern butterfly and flower towel embellishment

 

Two Lovely Designs

There are two lovely designs. One for a hand towel and the other a wash cloth. Plus a pretty edging for both.

 

 

 

 

Crochet Pattern PDF file for download:

Summertime Towel Set

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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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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