Floral Doilies for Crocheting | Edited by Rita Weiss

Floral Doilies for Crocheting | Edited by Rita Weiss

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (July 1980)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486237893
ISBN-13: 978-0486237893

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Many crocheters have never lost their interest in hand-crocheted floral doilies - they just couldn't find the patterns. This book offers a wide selection of the most popular floral doily patterns ever created taken from various instruction booklets published some thirty years ago. These books are rare collectors' items and when one is occasionally offered for sale it sells for several times the cost of this entire collection.

Thirty-five different floral patterns include various sizes and kinds of doilies, luncheon sets, runners and centerpieces. Each pattern has complete instructions, indications of the amount of thread, proper crochet hook and gauge and a photograph of the finished doily. All the stitches used to make the doilies are explained in simple diagrams. Seven charts plus close-up shots of detail work and stitches.

Crocheters will welcome this rare collection of floral doilies, which can be used for dining tables, sideboards, end tables, dressers, furniture or sewn together for tablecloths, pocketbooks or curtains.

 

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

Doilies, Luncheon Sets and Table Runners
Doilies
Floral Doilies
Chair Sets and Runners
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 147
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 184
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 258
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 261
Chair Sets and Runners
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Filet Crochet Projects and Designs | Edited by F.W. Kettelle

Filet Crochet Projects and Designs | Edited by F.W. Kettelle

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (January 1, 1979)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486237451
ISBN-13: 978-0486237459

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Filet Crochet is a simple method of producing beautiful lace by crocheting closed and open squares. This book includes complete instructions for working the squares plus tables, materials, and charts for over fifty projects. Each pattern has a photograph of the finished article, close-up photos of detail work, indications of the amount of thread and crochet hook.

Crocheters will welcome this unique collection of hard-to-find patterns. They can be used as is, in combination or as a source to develop your own unique ideas. The charts can be used for cross-stitching, latch-hooking, knitting or any other form of counted thread embroidery.

 

Favorite Irish Crochet Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Favorite Irish Crochet Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (1985)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 048624962X
ISBN-13: 978-0486249629

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Create airy and delicate lace designs for table, bed, and wardrobe using the time-honored technique of Irish Crochet. This handsome handicraft, known for its raised floral motifs and intricate background patterns, probably originated in the convents of Ireland, where diligent nuns prepared beautiful ornaments for use in church services. Today, this stunning form of lace-making has been adapted and simplified for dozens of day-to-day uses: decorating curtains, tablecloths, pillows, bedspreads, lingerie, collars, children's clothing, doilies and more.

Rita Weiss, a noted needlework designer and best-selling author, has collected the finest, easily workable examples of Irish crochet from rare American thread company booklets of more than fifty years ago. Step-by-step instructions, stitch and hook charts, metric conversion charts, and forty clear illustrations allow you to make magnificent accessories in these lovely patterns: My Wild Irish Rose, Popcorn, Rose of Sharon, Cinderella, More Than a Touch of Blarney, Beauty Rose, "Smilin’ Through," Tournament of Roses, Wedding Ring, Dublin Beauty, Irish Springtime, and others. No skills beyond a familiarity with ordinary crochet techniques are needed to create these beautiful patterns. In addition, expert tips on blocking and finishing make it certain that your final product will be nothing short of a work of art.

With this versatile, inexpensive guide, the beauty of Irish Crochet - once thought too difficult to achieve by any but the most experienced needleworkers - is now within reach of even beginning crocheters.

 

Favorite Filet Crochet Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Favorite Filet Crochet Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (September 1985)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486249301
ISBN-13: 978-0486249308

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Today's needleworkers who admire the time-honored art of filet crochet - forming lacy geometric patterns on a mesh background - will welcome this treasury of hard-to-find designs from the heyday of crocheting.

Twenty-six beautiful filet crochet designs published in now rare American thread- company leaflets of the 1930's and 40's are reprinted in this unique and useful volume. You'll find delicate florals and foliates, birds, and rich geometric motifs in patterns ranging from simple doilies and luncheon place mats to classic tea cloths, decorative pillows, table runners, sumptuous special-occasion tablecloths and elaborately detailed bedspreads.

Choose from Eagle and Motto Runner, Peacock Buffet Scarf, Stepping Stones Bedspread, Aristocrat Tablecloth, Filet Flower Pillow and other exquisite designs - all pictured in clear photographs. Easy-to-follow instructions covering materials, stitches and measurements, plus stitch diagrams and a metric conversion chart make it easy to crochet beautiful filet projects.

 

Favorite Crocheted Tablecloth Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Favorite Crocheted Tablecloth Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (May 1985)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486248739
ISBN-13: 978-0486248738

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As a backdrop to sparkling crystal and the lustre of fine china, exquisitely wrought crocheted lace tablecloths create an unforgettable effect of traditional opulence. With this long-awaited treasury, sure to thrill all lovers of fine handwork, needlecraft expert Rita Weiss has revitalized this magnificent, time-honored craft. More than 20 of the best patterns, gleaned from rare instructional booklets of over 30 years ago, now enable modern needleworkers to recreate glorious lace table coverings of a bygone era.

The airy elegance, delicacy, and intricacy of design unique to crocheted lace is captured in such stunning designs as Orange Blossom, Mile-A-Minute, Blue Hills, Cathedral Windows and more. Each beloved pattern is shown in sharp photographs and accompanied by clear directions. Other useful information, such as hook, stitch, and metric conversion charts, descriptions of standard stitch abbreviations, and practical advice on finishing and blocking, round out this unusual collection.

The range of patterns included in this rich sourcebook will delight needleworkers. You will proudly display these masterpieces of crocheted lace on your own table, and cherish the products of your handiwork for years to come.

 

Crocheting with Anne Orr

Crocheting with Anne Orr

Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (July 1, 1988)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486256723
ISBN-13: 978-0486256726

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"Taste the joy that springs from labor," Longfellow once suggested. And what better way for needlecrafters to test that statement than to recreate exquisite crochet patterns originally designed by legendary needlework expert Anne Orr?

The author of nearly 100 needlework booklets between 1910 and 1945, Anne Orr produced lively and graceful designs that are still appreciated and admired today. Over 50 patterns, selected from now-rare instruction booklets of the 1930s and 40s, appear in this easily affordable collection of crocheted items - including a magnificent fringed Irish Rose bedspread, an assortment of fine lace doilies, a luncheon set of square medallion placemats and a variety of delicate lace edgings in assorted floral and foliate motifs.

Easy-to-follow instructions, enhanced by photographs and line drawings, make it easy for beginning as well as advanced crocheters to produce heirloom-quality pieces for the home, to give as gifts or to accent wearing apparel.

 

Crocheting Tablecloths and Placemats | Edited by Florence Weinstein

Crocheting Tablecloths and Placemats | Edited by Florence Weinstein

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (June 1, 1975)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486206599
ISBN-13: 978-0486206592

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Make a Queen Anne's Lace or Spanish Mantilla tablecloth for your dining room table, or make placemats in the Modern Rustic or Shepherdess design for your dinette - this book tells you how to make 90 different tablecloths and placemats, and all will look stunning no matter which you choose to make. Your finished article will have the look of lace, and it will be something that you will be proud to own, and even prouder to have made yourself.

Choose from such patterns as Banquet Beauty, Candleglow, Mountain Laurel, Grand Manner, Governor's Lady, Lilac Time, Horn of Plenty, Lady Bountiful, Spring Song, Crystal Web, Trellis of Flowers, Chatelaine, Mosaic, Tudor and many more. Each pattern has complete instructions, a photograph of the finished article, and indications for amount of yarn, crochet hook, and gauge. There are also some photographs of close-up detail—making 116 photographs in all - as well as 39 diagrams and 18 other illustrations.

Since most of the projects are tablecloths, and most of the tablecloths are made by crocheting and joining together small motifs, you can use this book to make a variety of other objects: ponchos, scarves, purses, mantillas, etc. Whatever you choose to make, you cannot go wrong in your choice of pattern. All are distinctive and strikingly beautiful.

 

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

New Table Settings
Tables of Tomorrow
New Table Talk
Crochet for Tables
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 95
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 135
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 157
The Spool Cotton Co
Book 202
Crochet for Tables
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Pattern List

January Tablecloth #2801
February Tablecloth #2802
March Tablecloth #2803
April Tablecloth #2804
May Tablecloth #2805
June Tablecloth #2806
July Tablecloth #2807
August Tablecloth #2808
September Tablecloth #2809
October Tablecloth #2810
November Tablecloth #2811
December Tablecloth #2812
Table for Two Tablecloth #7239
Penthouse Tablecloth #7334
Spanish Infanta Tablecloth #7329
Horn of Plenty Tablecloth #7330
One o'Clock Luncheon Set #7337
New Love Tablecloth #7333
Lady Bountiful Tablecloth #7332
Heart's Desire Tablecloth #7338
Pineapple Luncheon Set #7335
Modern Rustic Luncheon Set #7140
Lucky Star Tablecloth #7144
Kate Greenaway Luncheon Set #7320
Fancy Free Tablecloth #7331
Arabian Nights Tablecloth #7340
Mayday Bouquet #7327
Family Circle Tablecloth #7194
Dinner at Eight Tablecloth Insertion #7196
Spun Sugar Luncheon Set #7198
Madame Butterfly Tablecloth #7202
Gypsy Trail Luncheon Set #7197
Spring Song Luncheon Set #7185
Shining Hour Tablecloth #7190
Top o' the Morning Placemat Insertion #7203
Queen's Taste Placemat #7183
Crystal Web Tablecloth #7189
Queen Anne's Lace Tablecloth #7050
Trellis of Flowers Tablecloth #7200
Cocktail Circles Coasters #7190A
Snowdrift Tablecloth #7193
Chatelaine Tablecloth #7191
St George and the Dragon Tablecloth #7195
County Fair Luncheon Set #7182
Shepherdess Luncheon Set #7199
Ballerina Tablecloth #7244
Napkin Edging #8423
Napkin Edging #8424
Napkin Edging #8310
Pinwheel Tablecloth #7064
Trellis Luncheon Set #7005
Regent Dinner Cloth #7069
Mexicana Luncheon Set #7075
Cobweb Doily Luncheon Set #736
Climbing Rose Tablecloth #7065
Mosaic Tablecloth #7070
Daffodil Luncheon Set #7071
Garden Fern Luncheon Set #7077
Occasional Doily #740
Venetian Doily #739
Four Square Luncheon Set #7076
Wild Rose Tray Mat #7081
Flower Wheel Tablecloth #7066
Tudor Dinner Cloth #7068
Century Luncheon Set #7074
Leaf Luncheon Set #7073
Brookside Luncheon Set #7072
Square-a-Day Tablecloth #7067
Banquet Beauty Tablecloth #7568
Candleglow Tablecloth #7645
Kitchen Checks Tablecloth #7618
Mountain Laurel Tablecloth #7644
Peasant Pottery Luncheon Set #7653
Filet Centerpiece #7661
Grand Manner Tablecloth #7597
Featherspun Filet Luncheon Set #7598
Governor's Lady Tablecloth #7622
Lilac Time Tablecloth Edging #7651
Tea Cloth Edging #7606
Bread Tray Doily #7634
Pineapples Luncheon Set #7623
Muffin Cozy #7629
Dewdrop Doily #7649
Stardust Doily #7636
Peasant Polka Luncheon Set #7624

Crocheting Placemats | Edited by Rita Weiss

Crocheting Placemats | Edited by Rita Weiss

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (November 1, 1978)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486237001
ISBN-13: 978-0486237008

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Crocheting is rapidly becoming one of America's most popular crafts. This book offers a wide selection of some of the best known placemat patterns ever created taken from various instruction booklets published some thirty years ago. These booklets are rare collectors' items and when one is occasionally offered for sale it sells for several times the cost of this entire collection.

Twenty-nine different placemats include round, square, rectangular, and hexagon mats. Each pattern has complete instructions, indications of the amount of thread, proper crochet hook and gauge and a photograph of the finished placemat. All of the stitches used to make the placemats are explained in simple diagrams. Fourteen charts, plus close-up shots of detail work and stitches.

Whether you want your table to have an informal country look, an elegant dressy look, a smart modern look, you can find any setting you need with these 29 placemats. If you enjoy doilies, many of these placemats used individually will make lovely ones.

 

Classic Crocheted Bedspread Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Classic Crocheted Bedspread Designs | Edited by Rita Weiss

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Pubns (June 1, 1987)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486253708
ISBN-13: 978-0486253701

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A compilation of some of the finest crocheted bedspread designs published in those instructional leaflets over forty years ago. Most of the threads listed iwth the patterns are still available.

With the new popoularity for handmade items in general and crocheted bedspreads in particular, the old leaflets, repleete with magnificent designs and instructions, have become south-after collector's items.

 

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

Bedspreads | Book No. 85 | The Spool Cotton Company
Bedspreads | Book No. 122 | The Spool Cotton Company
Bedspreads | Book No. 158 | The Spool Cotton Company
Hand Crochet Decorations
Spool Cotton
Book 85
Spool Cotton
Book 122
Spool Cotton
Book 158
Bernhard Ulmann
Volume 119
Hand Crochet Decorations
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Hand Crochet by Royal Society
Royal Society
Book 48
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Heirlooms to Crochet
Hand Crochet by Royal Society
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Pattern List

Roundelay Bedspread
Colonel's Lady Bedspread
Idyll Bedspread
Star Wheel Bedspread #200
Queen Anne's Lace Bedspread #642
Pinecone Bedspread #65
Windmill Bedspread #203
Regency Bedspread
Georgianna Bedspread #658
Serenade Bedspread #654
Lucky Star Bedspread

Vespers Bedspread #655
Galaxy Bedspread #648
Sunnyside Bedspread
Old Louisiana Bedspread
Pomp and Circumstance Bedspread
Filet Beauty Bedspread
Hoops! My Dear Bedspread
Crinoline Bedspread
Prairie Flower Bedspread
Cluny Wheel Bedspread

Crocheting Collars, Cuffs and Yokes | Edited by Mary Carolyn Waldrep

Crocheting Collars, Cuffs and Yokes | Edited by Mary Carolyn Waldrep

Paperback: 48 pages
Publisher: Dover Publications (December 1987)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0486255166
ISBN-13: 978-0486255163

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Add instant drama to almost any dress, shirt or blouse … lend immediate charm to a simple sweater. With these lovely patterns for collars, cuffs and yokes - chosen from now-rare thread company leaflets of the 1910s to the '50s - modern needleworkers can easily create a wealth of attractive wardrobe accents.

Included in this affordable collection of more than 30 eye-catching items are a child's delicate Peter Pan collar, a charming filet crochet yoke with a rosebud motif, a dramatic ruffled collar and cuffs, an elegant Irish crochet collar and much more.

For needleworkers with busy schedules, these patterns are especially ideal since each can be worked up in far less time than it takes to complete a larger project. Complete step-by-step instructions enable beginning as well as veteran crocheters to personalize wearing apparel with a graceful, handmade finishing touch.

 

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