Sunday, September 8, 2013

Pattern from Star Book of Crochet Designs No.1 (1935)

The pattern suggests size 50 thread and a #14 hook for a vanity set.
Or for a larger set, "use SILAKATEEN-SANSILK... and a No. 12 hook... the small piece will measure about 10 inches and the larger piece will measure about 15 inches square.  (Probably a size 40 thread.)
For a luncheon set. use "STAR CROCHET CORD"  and a No. 6 hook.  (Probably similar to size 10 thread.)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Cute Doily from Lacy Crochet Blog

Lacy Crochet Blog recently posted this pattern for a cute and easy little doily.
It was just the right size for my remnant of Opera thread!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Links to Many Interesting Crocheted Flowers

Crochetpedia blog has a great post with many links to lovely crocheted flowers from simple to complex. 

Including these lovely blooms! Go now.. look, drool, crochet!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Crocheted Butterfly

This butterfly works up very quickly in Aunt Lydia's #10 thread, in the ever cheerful Mexicana color.    Here is the pattern.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Irish Crochet Birds, Flowers and Leaves

Here is a lovely bit of Irish Crochet on a bag on a Japanese website.  If you use Google Chrome, you can translate the pages for some clarification.
There are small images at the bottom of the page. Just click on the little zoom icon for a nice large images of patterns.
I would prefer to applique something like this in a woven fabric bag : maybe linen in a nice blue or green color for a pretty natural look.  Or a darker color background  for a more elegant look.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Crocheted Pin Cushion

Crocheted Pin Cushion from Spool Cotton Company book No. 191,  1942
Size 30 thread and #10 Hook

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Crocheted Star Flower Doily

Shown in white.  How about if each flower is done in variegated colors? Click on images for extra large version.

Crocheted Buffet Scarf

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Crocheted Chrysanthemum

I know this old photo looks a bit like macaroni and cheese, but use any search engine to look for images of "japanese chrysanthemum" and see the wide range of colors for inspiration.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Porky-Dot Pin Cushion

A cute piggy pin cushion made with size 5 pearl cotton.