My Vintage Crochet Projects | Free Vintage Crochet Doily Patterns

My Vintage Crochet Projects

Last week I shared the sewing projects that I have on the table–this week it’s all about crochet. I’m working doilies and motifs mostly and I will share the patterns with you.
I love working on ruffled doily patterns mostly, I like the one’s with complex stitch patterns. The make the project challenging but the results are phenomenal.

I just finished the 1890’s Doily, from Old Time Crochet Autumn 1996. Originally published in “Miss Arnold’s Book of Crocheting, No 2, 1890”

Here’s my completed version.

My Version Vintage 1890s Doily Pattern

My Version Vintage 1890’s Doily Pattern

Center 1890 Doily remake

Center 1890 Doily

If you’d like to make the 1890’s Doily, here’s the free crochet pattern.

1890s doily page 1

An 1890’s Doily

1890s doily page 2

An 1890’s Doily Pattern Part 2

I finished this doily about a week ago, this doily is from Lily Mills, 1950, Book 1600. “Sheer Witchery”, it’s a doily luncheon set, I only wanted to make the large doily pattern.

Sheer Witchery Doily | Lily Mills 1950

Sheer Witchery Doily | Lily Mills 1950

Sheer Witchery Close-up Doily

Sheer Witchery Close-up Doily

If you’d like to make “Sheer Witchery” here’s the pattern.

doily liliy mills book 1600 1950 vintage crochet pattern

Sheer Witchery Luncheon Set Doily Free Pattern

Free Vintage Doily Pattern Sheer Witchery

Free Vintage Doily Pattern Sheer Witchery

Also in process is the “Blossom Ruffle Doily” by American Thread Company.

I’ve made this doily several times and gave one away and sold the other. Now I want to have one for myself. Blossom Ruffle is an easy doily to make but now with age and bad eyes working in dark colors is difficult at night because of the stitch pattern. here’s where I am at the moment.

Blossom ruffle

Now here’s the vintage pattern “Blossom Ruffle”.

ruffle doily pattern book 143 vintage blossom ruffle

Free Blossom Ruffle Doily Pattern

ruffle doily pattern vintage blossom ruffle

Blossom Ruffle Doily 2

My next vintage gem is Coral Reef from “Old and New Favorites”, the Spool Cotton Company, Book 269

Doily Project

Coral Reef Doily

Here’s the pattern if you’d like to make this odd ruffle doily.

Coral Reef Spool Cotton Book 269

Coral Reef Spool Cotton Book 269

vintage doily pattern coral reef

Coral Reef Doily 2

Another project is “Ruffles Run Riot” from Lily Mills, published originally in Book 1600 and then again in Book 209.

lily mills book 209 free vintage doily pattern

Ruffles Run Riot Free Doily Pattern 1

vintage ruffle doily pattern lily mills 1600

Ruffles Run Riot

 

My final contribution for today’s post is also from Lily Mills, Book 400 “Easy to Crochet Tablecloths Luncheon Sets and Runners”.

crochet shell motif medallion

The medallion design is called Shell Motif”, I have about 15 motifs made because the size 16 hook is almost like a needle if you tap your finger tip the wrong way. so it was slow going for a while. I solved that problem by using the old rubber finger tips you buy at the office supply store–they make great thimbles.

By the way enjoy the Garden Fern motif on the same page.

 

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I want to share a the Popcorn & Pineapples Doily, from American Thread Company. Book 128. I made this doily sometime ago, actually its been about 12 years maybe a few more than that, this is by far my favorite small flat doily, the stitches come together to create a beautiful pattern.

Here’s my version.

Popcorn and Pineapple Doily

Popcorn and Pineapple Doily

If you’d like to make this pattern, here’s the instructions for the Pineapple and Popcorn Doily

vintage doily pattern american thread

Popcorn and Pineapple Doily Pattern

free vintage doily pattern popcorn pineapples

Popcorn and Pineapple Page 2

vintage doily pattern page 3

Popcorn and Pineapple Doily 3

As I was looking for this doily I came across some older work from some of these patterns, take a look.

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Double Ruffle Doily | Spool cotton

Double Ruffle Doily | Spool cotton

Blossom Ruffle

Blossom Ruffle

Rice Stitch Doily

Rice Stitch Doily

Enjoy, your comments and thoughts are always welcomes, until next time.

vintage crochet patterns motifs

Beautiful Free Vintage Crochet Motif Patterns

Old Favorites In Crochet Bedspreads | Lily Design Book 73 | Lilly Mills Company 1954

Lily Design Book 73 has some of the most exquisite vintage crochet pattern designs created during the 1950’s.

My favorite is the Lace Valentine with one of the most challenging center starts  — I’m still trying to figure-out what the instructions are actually directing me to do :(.

Another favorite of mine is Fairy Ring another precious design.

The Lily Mills Company was a North Carolina cotton mill, there doesn’t seem to be much information about the company but of the vintage books and patterns I’ve collected contain some of the prettiest vintage thread crochet patterns around.

Here are several motif patterns from the pattern book you can find the entire book here.

Vintage crochet motif pattern

Traditional Elegance

Crochet Pattern Motif Lily Mills book 73

Textured in Beauty

Fairy Ring Crochet Lace Motif Pattern

Fairy Ring Crochet Lace Motif Pattern

Twinkle Star Bedspread Motif Vintage crochet Pattern

Twinkle Star Bedspread Motif Vintage Pattern

Lace Valentine Crochet Lace Motif Pattern

Lace Valentine Crochet Lace Motif

Enjoy these other Free Vintage Pattern links.

Vintage Crochet Doily Patterns 1942

1940’s Crocheted Hankie Edgings Aprons Slippers Doilies Potholders and More

 

 

 

Free Vintage Pattern for the Week | Lily Mills Knit and Crochet Fashion Patterns

 
 
  • Knitted Slip-On – Every high neck Sweater should have its tie. This one is the same web stitch as the Slip-On.
  • Crocheted Blouse – Smart neck arrangement unusual stitches and colors from the palette of old masters out together bring a Blouse of tremendous interest.
  • White Knitted Swing Coat
  • Tyrolean Beach Cropped Jacket and Hat
  • One Piece Crocheted Dress
  • One Piece Sun Back (halter) Dress
  • Two Piece Crocheted Suit
  • Two Piece Suit and Scarf
  • Knitted Sailor Suit
  • Plaid Shirt Waist Dress
  • Two Piece Boucle
  • Knitted Blouse Patterns
  • Cotton Three Piece Suit