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.
If you’d like to make the 1890’s Doily, here’s the free crochet pattern.
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.
If you’d like to make “Sheer Witchery” here’s the pattern.
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.
Now here’s the vintage pattern “Blossom Ruffle”.
My next vintage gem is Coral Reef from “Old and New Favorites”, the Spool Cotton Company, Book 269
Here’s the pattern if you’d like to make this odd ruffle doily.
Another project is “Ruffles Run Riot” from Lily Mills, published originally in Book 1600 and then again in Book 209.
My final contribution for today’s post is also from Lily Mills, Book 400 “Easy to Crochet Tablecloths Luncheon Sets and Runners”.
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.
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.
If you’d like to make this pattern, here’s the instructions for the Pineapple and Popcorn Doily
As I was looking for this doily I came across some older work from some of these patterns, take a look.
Enjoy, your comments and thoughts are always welcomes, until next time.