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
Bedspreads to Knit and Crochet
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 136
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 166
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 186
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Pattern List

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.

Dark Chocolate Semifreddo Recipe


Delicious, but a little naughty with a few more carbs this time, but nothing dramatic if you balance your day correctly. This uses a few bowls and spoons to make, but the end result is wonderful and difficult to tell from real ice cream style dessert.

Serves: 8
Preparation Time: 15 minutes, plus 5 hours freezing
Cook Time: No Cook!

 

INGREDIENTS:

3 eggs, separated
6 oz sugar
17 oz heavy cream
7 oz dark chocolate, finely chopped

 

METHOD:

Line the base of a 2 lb loaf tin with a double layer of cling film, leaving the excess hanging out over the edges. You can use parchment paper, but cling film is much easier to handle for removing from the tin.

Whisk the egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl until pale and fluffy. In a second bowl, whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. In another bowl, whisk the egg whites until they form peaks.

Fold the whipped cream into the egg yolk mixture in a gently stirring motion, and then carefully fold in the egg whites. Be very careful not to beat or use rigorous movements with the mix, it must be treated tenderly!

Sprinkle a third of the chopped chocolate evenly into the base of the prepared tin. Pour half the semifreddo mixture over the chocolate, followed by the next third of the chocolate. Finally, pour over the remaining semifreddo and top with the remaining chocolate. Cover with the cling film overlap and freeze for at least 5 hours until solid.

Once the semifreddo is set, carefully remove it from the tin, turning it upside down onto a plate, and remove the parchment or cling film. Cut into slices (it may be easier if you use a knife dipped into hot water, the semifreddo will slice more cleanly).

Serve with fresh berries or any fruit that you like.

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