Crocheting Doilies | Edited by Rita Weiss


Product Description

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (1976)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 048623424X
ISBN-13: 978-0486234243

 

 

Hand-crocheted doilies are back in fashion, and this book is a new collection of 38 of the best-known and most-admired doily patterns from the heyday of hand-crocheted doilies. Containing instructions for making many different kinds of sizes of doilies, luncheon sets, console sets, runners and centerpieces, this book offers a wide and varied selection of some of the most popular doily patterns ever created.

Choose from such beautiful "heirloom" pieces as the Tulip doily, Irish Crochet, Caprice, Rose Bowl, Jewel, Pine Cone, Bread Tray, Waltz Tune, Butterfly Wings, Star Wheel, Roman Candle, Mauna Loa, Sundial, Sweetheart Corsage, Day Dream, King's Ransom, Vanity Fair, Star of India, and Flower Tile; the Pineapple luncheon set, Water Lily, Snowflake, and Castles-in-the-Air; the Wigwam console set, Petal, Classic, and Hospitality; the Grapevine runner, Sunflower, and Queen of the Gardens; the Baroque and Hawaiian Delight centerpieces; and more. Each pattern has complete instructions, a photograph of the finished article, and indications for amount of yarn, crochet hook and gauge.

Many crocheters have never lost their interest in hand-crocheted doilies - they just couldn't find the patterns. With this book you can stop looking for patterns and start making beautiful doilies for your dining tables, end tables, sideboards, and dressers. Newcomers to the art of lace crochet will find these doily patterns an excellent place to begin and a wonderful vehicle for creative expression.

 

Patterns in this publication were selected from the following vintage publications:

Doilies, Luncheon Sets and Table Runners
Doilies
Old and New Favorites Doilies
New Pineapple Designs
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 118
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 163
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 217
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 230
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Pattern List

Baroque Centerpiece #7116
Butterfly Wings Runner #7421
Caprice Doily #7124
Castles-in-the-Air Luncheon Set #7404
Classic Console Set #7126
Daisy Shower Runner #7710
Daydream Doily #7318
Doily Covers #7716
Filet Bread Tray Doily #7131
Flower Tile Doily #7112
Grapevine Runner #7118
Hospitality Vanity Set #7405
Irish Crochet Doily #7119
Jewel Doily #7107
King's Ransom Doily #7397
Occasional Doily #7127
Occasional Filet Doily #7122
Occasional Filet Doily #7134
Peacock Tails Doily Set #7444
Pedigree Doily #7110
Periwinkle Coaster Set #7348
Petal Console Set #7128
Pineapple Bread Tray Doily #7772
Pineapple Centerpiece #7768-B
Pineapple Doily #7768-A
Pineapple Doily #7778
Pineapple Luncheon Set #7779
Pineapple Six-Pointed Doily #7769
Queen of the Garden #7399
Rose Bowl Doily #7111
Rose Whirl Doily #7272
Simplicity Doily #7123
Snowflake Dinner Set #7133
Star of India #7365
Star Wheel Doily #7115
Sundial Doily #7423
Sweetheart Corsage Doily #7417
Trellis Doily Set #7715
Vanity Fair Doily Set #7406
Wigwam Console Set #7129

Crocheting Bedspreads | Edited by Rita Weiss


Product Description

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (1978)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486236102
ISBN-13: 978-0486236100

 

 

This book offers a wide selection of many of the most popular bedspread patterns ever created. Taken from the best instruction booklets published by well-known thread companies some thirty years ago, these are classic patterns for crocheting fine bedspreads, virtually impossible to find elsewhere.

Twenty-two "heirloom" patterns include Keepsake with blooms forming geometric patterns, Cockle Shells with scalloped borders, simple contemporary Past and Present, a diagonal popcorn pattern in Land o' Cotton, Sunflower, Fair and Square, Irish Melody, Maker of Dreams, Heritage, Traditional, Bed of Roses, Rhythm, Maker of Magic, Dawn o' Day, American Way, Nosegay, Coquette, Victoria Regina, Quick Work, Ballerina, Kimberly and Sutton Place. Each pattern has complete instructions and a photograph of the finished bedspread.

Anyone who enjoys crocheting will want this book. Since most of these bedspreads are made by crocheting small motifs and then joining them together, the parts can also be used to make scarves, doilies, purses, curtains, shawls, tablecloths and many other articles.

 

Patterns in this publication were selected from the following vintage publications:

Bedspreads
Bedspreads to Knit and Crochet
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 136
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 166
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 186
Bedspreads to Knit and Crochet
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Old Hippo | John Martin's Spool Zoo #6

Old HIPPO is
a funny beast;
He isn't pretty-
not the least.
But, why should we
try to explain
Why Hippo is
so very plain?
Perhaps, one day
when at the Zoo,
This Hippo beast
may smile for you.
So find a SPOOL-
a good big one,
For HIPPO wants
to have some fun.




How to Make The Hippo

With your sharp scissors cut me out carefully along the fine dotted lines.
   Now, get a spool of the right size to fit me. Spread glue carefully on both ends of the spool, allowing it to harden a little; then stick my head on one end of the spool and my tail end on the other.
   There, you have me standing up for you as an old HIPPO would do.

The Elephant | John Martin's Spool Zoo #5

Here's ELEPHANT;
a Baby one.
He wants to have
a lot of fun.
The Circus is
the place where we
The ELEPHANT
will always see.
This ELEPHANT
is gentle, too,
And he would like
to play with you.
So, get a SPOOL
and you will see
What fun he is
for you and me.




How to Make The Elephant

With your sharp scissors cut me out carefully along the fine dotted lines.
   Now, get a spool of the right size to fit me. Spread glue carefully on both ends of the spool, allowing it to harden a little; then stick my head on one end of the spool and my tail end on the other.
   There, you have me standing up for you as an ELEPHANT should do.

The Lion | John Martin's Spool Zoo #4

Here is a LION
from the Zoo.
He says he wants
to play with you.
He likes to live
where jungles are,
Far, far away–
(yes, very far).
This LION doesn't
roar, or rage;
You need not put
him in a cage.
If you will get
a SPOOL and glue,
And scissors, he
will play with you.




How to Make The Lion

With your sharp scissors cut me out carefully along the fine dotted lines.
   Now, get a spool of the right size to fit me. Spread glue carefully on both ends of the spool, allowing it to harden a little; then stick my head on one end of the spool and my tail end on the other.
   Then you'll have me standing up for you as a kind LION should do.

The Zebra | John Martin's Spool Zoo #3

The ZEBRA has
stripes all around.
In Africa
this beast is found.
But, here is Zebra
just for you;
And he is glad
to be here, too.
He says, "My Dear,
come play with me.
I'm lots of fun,
as you shall see.
Just get a SPOOL
and see how gay
A ZEBRA is
when he's at play.




How to Make The Zebra

With your sharp scissors cut me out carefully along the fine dotted lines.
   Now, get a spool of the right size to fit me. Spread glue carefully on both ends of the spool, allowing it to harden a little; then stick my head on one end of the spool and my tail end on the other.
   There, you have me standing up for you as a good ZEBRA should do.

Cheese, Bacon and Onion Puff Recipe


This is a really quick and simple supper or dinner dish for all the family, you will probably have most of the items in your store cupboard or fridge!

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 quantity of batter (use your own recipe how you like it for thickness or thinness)
Small knob of butter, plus extra for greasing
2 tbsp finely grated parmesan
10 rashers smoked streaky bacon, chopped
2 red onions, thinly sliced
5¼ oz cheddar, grated
Handful of cherry tomatoes
2 handfuls spinach
Handful of fresh herbs (rosemary, parsley) chopped

 

METHOD:

Heat oven to 450°F/230C/gas mark 8.

Make up the batter and set aside. Grease a large, round or oval, ceramic or glass dish, about 9 inches wide, and dust it with the grated Parmesan.

Heat the butter in a frying pan. Sizzle the bacon for about 5 mins until crisp, then leave to cool. Sauté the onions and tomatoes until slightly soft and put the spinach in. Stir until spinach has wilted.

Tip the bacon, onion, tomatoes, spinach and cheddar into the batter and stir until completely combined. Tip the batter into the prepared dish so it comes almost to the top, then bake for 30-35 mins until puffed up and golden. Bring piping hot to the table and serve straight from the dish with a crisp salad.

Jim Fox | John Martin's Spool Zoo #1

Here is Jim FOX
wise as can be;
And very, very
sly is he.
Quite fond of chickens
is old Jim;
But they don't care
so much for him.
And so we put
Jim in the Zoo;
And here he is
to play with you.
Now, get a SPOOL
from Mother's box;
Then you can play
with Jimmy Fox.




How to Make The Fox

With your sharp scissors cut me out carefully along the fine dotted lines.
   Now, get a spool of the right size to fit me. Spread glue carefully on both ends of the spool, allowing it to harden a little; then stick my head on one end of the spool and my tail end on the other.
   Now, you have me standing up for you as a GOOD FOX should do.

Teddy Bear | John Martin's Spool Zoo #2

This is a BEAR–
a Teddy Bear.
Oh, how we love
to have him there!
He is so round,
so fat and funny.
And he likes candy,
cakes and honey.
YOU like them, too,
so I declare
You will be friends
with Teddy Bear.
Now, get a SPOOL,
and on each end
Paste Teddy BEAR,
your cozy FRIEND.




How to Make The Bear

With your sharp scissors cut me out carefully along the fine dotted lines.
   Now, get a spool of the right size to fit me. Spread glue carefully on both ends of the spool, allowing it to harden a little; then stick my head on one end of the spool and my tail end on the other.
   There, you have me standing up for you as a nice BEAR should do.

Chocolate Truffles Recipe


Make these yummy chocolate truffles as a gift for someone on birthdays or Christmas, but we dare you not to eat them all yourself.

Serves: 12-16 truffles
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5-10 minutes

 

INGREDIENTS:

6 oz chocolate
1 oz butter
3½ oz double cream
1 oz caster sugar
1 tablespoon icing sugar
1 tablespoon cocoa powder

 

METHOD:

Break up the chocolate, chop very finely and put into mixing bowl with the butter.

Place the cream and sugar in a saucepan, bring just to the boil and remove from heat.

Pour the cream onto the chocolate and butter and beat until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth and shiny. Freeze for a few hours, until firm enough to shape.

Mix the cocoa and icing sugar together, dust hands with mixture and roll mixture into truffle shapes.

Chill until serving, or keep in an air tight container for up to a week.

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