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Floral Crochet

Floral Crochet

by Mary Carolyn Waldrep
     
 

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Renewed interest in needlecraft projects — particularly in crocheted items used as accent pieces — has created a new demand for attractive floral patterns. Fashionable during the first half of the twentieth century, these popular designs ranged from the simple, stylized motifs found in edgings and tablecloths to superb bouquets of three-dimensional

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Renewed interest in needlecraft projects — particularly in crocheted items used as accent pieces — has created a new demand for attractive floral patterns. Fashionable during the first half of the twentieth century, these popular designs ranged from the simple, stylized motifs found in edgings and tablecloths to superb bouquets of three-dimensional blossoms used in bedspreads, placemats, and doilies.
With the patterns in this splendid collection, crocheters can again re-create many of the same eye-catching designs that were once presented in now-rare thread-company instruction booklets of the 1940s and '50s. Included here are designs for a delicate three-piece filet crochet vanity set displaying the timeless beauty of the daffodil; exquisite edgings depicting violets, fuchsias, and begonias; a lovely bedspread titled Friendship Garden; a Rose O' Summer doily centerpiece; a breathtaking doily set titled Forget-Me-Not Swirl; a variety of colorful pansy motifs incorporated in a bedspread, refreshment set, and two different doilies; a lacy lily-of-the-valley doily; and two dozen other irresistible designs.Easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions and 36 finely detailed photographs enable crocheters at all levels to create a treasure chest of stunning, heirloom-quality items. In addition, a brief introduction provides helpful hints on how to care for completed projects through proper washing and blocking.

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9780486156361
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Publication date:
01/27/2012
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Floral Crochet


By Mary Carolyn Waldrep

Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 1987 Dover Publications, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-486-15636-1



CHAPTER 1

Friendship Garden Bedspread

* * *

MATERIALS—Lily Homestead Crochet and Knitting Cotton Art. 131 in skeins or Art. 205 in balls:—SINGLE SIZE—28-sks. Ecru or 34-sks. White; or 23-balls Ecru or 28-balls White or Cream. DOUBLE SIZE—30-sks. Ecru or 37-sks. White; or 25-balls Ecru or 30-balls White or Cream. GAUGE—Each Block measures about 6¼" square. For single size spread about 75" × 106" , make 12 × 17 Blocks; for double size spread about 81" × 106" , make 13 × 17 Blocks. Crochet hook size 10.

BLOCK—FLOWER—Ch 9, sl st in 1st st. Ch 1, 16 sc in ring, sl st in back lp of 1st sc. Ch 3, 4 dc in same st, remove hook, insert it back in top of 3-ch, catch lp and pull thru for a popcorn st, (ch 7, a 5-dc-pc st in back lp of next 2d sc) 7 times, ch 7, sl st in 1st pc st. * (1 sc, 1 hdc, 5 dc, 1 hdc and 1 sc) all in next lp, (1 sc, 1 hdc and 3 dc) in half of next lp, ch 9, sl st in last dc for a p, (3 dc, 1 hdc and 1 sc) in bal. of same lp. Repeat from * 3 times. Cut 6" long, thread to a needle and fasten off on back. 2d FLOWER—Repeat as far as p on 2d petal. Instead of 9-ch p, ch 4, sl st in one lp of st at end of a p on 1st Flower, ch 4, sl st back in last dc to complete p. (3 dc, 1 hdc and 1 sc) in bal. of petal, (1 sc, 1 hdc and 3 dc) in next lp, sl st in center dc on next petal on 1st Flower. Complete petal with 2 dc, 1 hdc and 1 sc. (1 sc, 1 hdc and 3 dc) in next lp, ch 4, sl st in next p on 1st Flower, ch 4, sl st back in last dc, (3 dc, 1 hdc and 1 sc) in bal. of lp. Complete Flower and fasten oif. Make and join 2 more Flowers into a square. CORNER—* Join to 1st petal to right of joining of 2 Flowers, ch 4, tr tr (thread over 4 times) in joining of Flowers, (ch 5, sc in 2 lps of 5th ch st from hook for a p, ch 1, tr tr in same place with last tr tr) 6 times, dc in next petal, ch 6, dtr in corner p of same flower. Ch 5, turn, tr in next tr tr, ch 5, dtr in next tr tr, ch 6, tr tr in next tr tr, ch 6, dtr in next tr tr, ch 5, tr in next tr tr, ch 5, dtr in next tr tr, ch 7, sl st in corner p of Flower. Cut 3" long. Turn and repeat from * on each side. After 4th corner, do not cut. EDGE—Ch 1, turn, * 7 sc in next sp, 1 sc in next st, (5 sc in next sp, 1 sc in next st) twice, 6 sc in next sp, 3 sc in one lp of corner st, 6 sc in next sp, 1 sc in next st, (5 sc in next st, 1 sc in next st) twice, 7 sc in next sp, 1 sc in flower p. Repeat from * around, working over ends left from Corners. Sl st in 1st 1-ch. ROW 2—Ch 6, dc in same st, ch 3, sk next 2 sc, sl st in next 2 sc, * ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next 3d sc, ch 3, sk 2 sc, sl st in next 2 sc. Repeat from * to 4th st from corner. Ch 3, (dc, ch 3, dc, ch 7, dc, ch 3, dc) all in next 3d (corner) sc, ch 3, sk 2 sc, sl st in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around. End with 3-ch, sl st in 3d st of 1st 6-ch. Fasten off.

2d BLOCK—Join Blocks in final row of Edge:—Instead of 1st 7-ch corner lp, make 3-ch, sl st in a corner lp on 1st Block, ch 3, dc back in same corner sc, ch 1, sl st in corresponding shell on 1st Block, ch 1, dc back in same sc, * ch 3, sk 2 sc, sl st in next 2 sc, ch 3, dc in next 3d sc, ch 1, sl st in next shell on 1st Block, ch 1, dc back in same sc. Repeat from * across to corner. Join corner the same as 1st one, then complete row.

Continue to make and join Blocks for desired size.

Block to measurements given.


Daffodil Vanity Set

MATERIALS—DAISY Mercerized Crochet Cotton, size 30—2 balls or skeins, White, Cream or Ecru. Crochet hook size 13.

LARGE DOILY—Ch 136, tr in 12th st, (ch 3, tr in next 4th st) 31 times to end of ch (32 sps). ROW 2—Ch 7, turn, tr in next tr, (ch 3, tr in next tr) 31 times across to 4th st of end ch. ROW3—Ch 7, turn, tr in next tr, (ch 3, tr in next tr) 7 times, (ch 1, tr in 2d st of next sp, ch 1, tr in next tr) twice (4 half-sps made). (Ch 3, tr in next tr) 3 times, 3 tr in next sp, tr in tr (1 bl made), ch 3, tr in next tr, (3 tr in next sp, tr in tr) 3 times, (ch 3, tr in next tr) 3 times, (ch 1, tr in 2d st of 3-ch, ch 1, tr in tr) twice, (ch 3, tr in next tr) 9 times to 4th st of end 7-ch. ROW 4—Ch 7, turn, tr in next tr, 8 sps, 4 half-sps, 3 sps, 3 bis, 1 sp, 1 bl, 3 sps, 4 half-sps and 8 sps across. Continue, following Chart, thru Row 43. END—Ch 3, 3 dc in side-top of last tr, ** (3 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next st) 22 times, turn, (ch 2, tr) 6 times in 7th dc from hook, ch 2, sl st in next 6th dc. Ch 1, turn, (3 sc in next sp, sc in tr) 6 times, 3 sc in next sp, sl st in last dc, (3 dc in next sp, dc in next st) 3 times, turn, (ch 3, tr tr in next 2d sc on shell) 13 times, ch 3, sl st in next 12th dc. Ch 1, turn, (2 sc, ch 5, sl st in last sc for a p, and 2 sc) in each sp around, 1 sc in each tr tr. Sl st in last dc, * (3 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next st) 3 times, turn, (ch 6, tr tr between next 2 ps) 13 times, ch 6, sl st in next 12th dc. Ch 1, turn, (4 sc, a p and 4 sc) in each sp, 1 sc in each tr tr around, sl st in last dc. * Repeat from * to * but with 9-ch lps. Turn and work back with (5 sc, a p and 5 sc) in each sp, 1 sc in each tr tr. Repeat from * to * again but with 12-ch lps and with (7 sc, a p and 7 sc) in each sp. Repeat again with 15-ch lps, (8 sc, a p and 8 sc) in each sp. Repeat again with 18-ch lps, (10 sc, a p and 10 sc) in each sp, (3 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next st) twice, 4 dc in corner st. Turn and work a row of 21-ch lps and tr tr around, ending with a sl st in corner 3-ch at start of â&8364;œEnd," Ch 1, turn, (12 sc, a p and 12 sc) in each sp, 1 sc in each tr tr around, sl st in last dc, 3 dc in same corner st, (3 dc in next sp, 1 dc in next st) across end, 7 dc in corner st. Repeat from **. End with 3 dc in 1st corner, sl st in 1st 3-ch. Cut 6 inches long, thread to a needle and fasten off on back.

SMALL DOILY—Ch 7, sl st in 1st st. Ch 8, tr in ring, (ch 2, tr in ring) 12 times, ch 2, sl st in 6th st of 1st 8-ch, ch 1, (3 sc in next sp, 1 sc in tr) repeated around, sl st in 1st 1-ch. ROW 3—Ch 10 for a tr tr, turn, (ch 3, tr tr in next 2d sc) 27 times, ch 3, sl st in 10th st of 1st ch. ROW 4—Ch 1, turn, (2 sc, a p and 2 sc) in each sp, 1 sc in each tr tr around, sl st in 1st 1-ch. ROW 5—Ch 10 for a tr tr, turn, (ch 6, tr tr between next 2 ps) 27 times, ch 6, sl st in 10th st of 1st ch. ROW 6—Repeat Row 4 but with (4 sc, a p and 4 sc) in each sp. Repeat Row 5 with 9-ch sps, Row 4 with (5 sc, a p and 5 sc) in each sp; Row 5 with 12-ch sps, Row 4 with (7 sc, a p and 7 sc) in each sp; Row 5 with 15-ch sps, Row 4 with (8 sc, a p and 8 sc) in each sp; Row 5 with 18-ch sps and Row 4 with (10 sc, a p and 10 sc) in each sp. Fasten off as before. Make 2 Doilies.

Stretch and pin doilies right-side-down in true shape. Steam and press dry thru a cloth.


Springtime Tablecloth

MATERIALS—Lily MERCROCHET Cotton size 30:—Large Balls—18-balls White and 8-balls Bright Nile Green; Small Balls—7-balls each Dk. Yellow, Blue, Beauty Pink and Dk. Lavender. Crochet hook size 13. Size —70 × 92 inches.

BLOCK—(Size—4 3/8" when blocked) —In White, ch 8, sl st in 1st ch. Ch 5, tr in ring, ch 3, holding back the last lp of each tr on hook, make 2 tr in ring, thread over and pull thru all lps on hook (a Cluster made), (ch 15, a 2-tr Cluster in ring, ch 3, a 2-tr Cluster in ring) 3 times, ch 15, sl st in 1st tr. Cut 3" long. Leaves—Turn, sk 1st 5 ch of one ch-15 lp, * 4 sc in Green across to center of lp, ch 9, a 3-dtr Cluster in 8th ch from hook, ch 4, sl st in Cluster for a p, ch 8, sl st at base of Cluster, (ch 8, a 3-.dtr Cluster in starting st of ch-8 a ch-4 p, ch 8, sl st at base of Cluster) twice, sk these 3 leaves, sc in 1-ch sp before 1st leaf, 3 sc in same corner ch-15, ch 2, 7 dtr between next 2 Clusters, ch 2, sk 1st 5 ch of next ch15 lp and repeat from * around, working over end left from last row. End with ch 2, sl st in 1st sc. Cut 6" long, thread to a needle and fasten off on back. ROW 3—Turn, sc in White in center leaf at one corner, ch 12, sc in next leaf, * ch 9, dc in center dtr in next shell, ch 9, sc in next leaf, ch 9, (dc, ch 11, dc) in next (corner) leaf, ch 9, sc in next leaf. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 9, dc in 1st corner leaf, ch 5, tr in 3d st of 1st ch-12. ROW 4—Ch 12, turn, dc in next ch-9 lp, * (ch 9, dc in next lp) repeate.d across to corner, ch 11, dc in same corner lp. Repeat from * around, ending with ch 9, dc in corner lp, ch 5, tr in 3d st of 1st ch12. ROW 5—Ch 5, turn, 4 tr in last ch-5, (ch 9, dc in next lp) repeated around, with ch 9, (a 5 tr, ch 11, 5 tr shell) in corners. End with ch 9, 5 tr in 1st corner, ch 5, tr in top of 1st ch-5. Repeat Row 5 once. Fasten off. Flower— In Pink, ch 8, sl st in 1st ch. Ch 1, 12 sc in ring. In back lps only, sl st in 1st sc, (ch 2, 2 dc in same sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 2, sl st in same sc, sl st in next sc) 6 times, ending with only 1 sc. Cut 8" long and use to sew flower on Block. Make one more flower each in Blue, Yellow and Lavender. Tack on Block in same color order, centering each on a dtr-shell between leaves in Green row. No. 2—BLOCK—Repeat to 2d corner in Row 6. Instead of corner ch-11, make * ch 5, sl st in one lp of center st of a corner lp on 1st Block, ch 5, 5 tr back in corner lp on 2d Block, * (ch 4, sl st in next lp on 1st Block, ch 4, dc back in next lp on 2d Block) repeated across to corner, ending with 5 tr in corner lp. Repeat from * to *, then complete as for 1st Block. Continue to make and join 16 rows of 21 Blocks, being careful to have the color placement of flowers the same in all Blocks.

EDGE—Join White to one corner, ch 5, a 2-tr Cluster in same lp, (ch 7, sl st in 5th ch from hook for a p, ch 3, a 3-tr Cluster in same corner lp) 3 times, * ch 1, (a 3-tr Cluster, ch 7, p, ch 3, a Cluster) all in next lp. Repeat from * around, making 4 Clusters in each corner (like 1st corner). Join and fasten off.

BLOCKING—Stretch and pin cloth right-side-down on curtain or quilting frames. Lay frames over an ironing board or padded table a section at a time. Steam and press dry each section thru a cloth until entire cloth is blocked.


Spring Rose Luncheon Set

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

DAISY Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Art. 65; Size 30: 2 skeins White;

or

Lily MERCROCHET Cotton, Art. 161; Size 20: 3 balls White;

(Sufficient for 1 Place Mat, 1 Bread and Butter Plate Mat and 1 Goblet Mat).

No. 13 Steel Crochet Hook.

GAUGE—6 sps - 1 inch; 6 rows - 1 inch.

PLACE MAT—(SIZE: 12 × 18 inches)—Ch 65 and starting at "A" on Chart, sk 1 st, sl st in next 4 ch (on which to work 1 added blk in next row), sk 3 ch, dc in next 27 ch (9 blks), ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next 10 ch (1 sp and 3 blks), ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next 16 ch (1 sp and 5 blks).

ROW 2—Ch 16, turn, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 4 ch, sk 3 ch, dc in next 3 ch, ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next 3 ch, dc in next 13 dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next 10 dc, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc, ch 2, sk 2 dc dc In next 7 dc, (ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in next dc) 5 times, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc over next 4 sl sts inserting hook at base of sl sts (1 added blk).

ROW 3—Ch 19, turn, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 10 ch (on which to work 3 added blks in next row), sk 3 ch, dc in next 5 ch, dc in next 4 dc, continue, following Chart, with 1 blk, 4 sps, 1 blk, 3 sps, (5 blks, 1 sp) twice, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc over next 4 sl sts.

ROW 4—Ch 22, turn, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 10 ch, sk 3 ch, dc in next 8 ch, dc in next 4 dc, make 2 sps, 5 blks, 3 sps, 3 blks, 4 sps, 4 blks and 3 sps, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc over next 10 sl sts.

ROW 5—Ch 16, turn, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 4 ch, sk 3 ch, dc in next 6 ch, ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next 13 dc, follow Chart across, ending with dc over 10 end sl sts.

ROW 6—Ch 13, turn, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 7 ch, sk 3 ch, dc in next 2 ch, follow Chart across ending with dc over 4 end sl sts.

ROW 7—Ch 13, turn, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 4 ch, sk 3 ch, dc in next 5 ch, complete row ending with dc over 7 end sl sts.

ROW 8—Repeat Row 6.

ROW 9—Repeat Row 7.

ROW 10—Ch 10, turn, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 4 ch, sk 3 ch, dc in next 2 ch, dc in next dc, complete row ending with dc over 4 end sl sts. Repeat Row 10 thru Row 14.

ROW 15—Ch 6, turn, sk 4 ch, dc in next 2 ch, dc in next dc. End as in last rows.

ROW 16—Ch 7, turn, sk 1 ch sl st in next 4 ch, sk 1st dc, dc in next 18 dc, complete row ending with 3 blks (10 dc) even.

ROW 17—Repeat Row 10. Follow Chart thru Row 33.

ROW 34—Ch 3, turn, sk 1st dc, dc in next 6 dc, complete row, ending even. Work even thru Row 81.

ROW 82—Ch 1. turn, sk 1st dc, sl st in next 3 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc, complete row. Follow Chart for bal. of doily. Where sps are dropped at beginning of a row, ch 1, turn, sk 1st dc, sl st across until starting place of next row is reached. End with Row 114, fasten off.

BREAD AND BUTTER PLATE MAT—(SIZE: 71/2 inches) —ROW 1—Ch 44 and starting at "A" on Chart, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 10 ch, sk 3 ch, dc in next 30 ch.

ROW 2—Ch 22, turn, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 10 ch, sk next 3 ch, dc in next 8 ch, dc in next 7 dc, 4 sps, 2 blks, 3 sps and 2 blks

ROW 3—Ch 19, turn, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 7 ch, sk 3 ch, dc in next 8 ch, dc in next 7 dc, 1 blk, 3 sps, 6 blks, 1 sp and 6 blks.

ROW 4—Ch 13. turn, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 4 ch, sk 3 ch, dc in next 5 ch, dc in next 7 dc, complete row ending with 2 added blks over 7 sl sts.

ROW 5—Ch 10, turn, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 4 ch, sk 3 ch, dc in next 2 ch, dc in next 7 dc, complete row ending with 1 added blk made over 4 sl sts. Complete doily in same way, — thru Row 46, fasten off.

GOBLET MAT—(SIZE - 5 inches):

ROW 1—Ch 41, sk 1 ch and starting at "A" on Chart, sl st in next 7 ch, sk 3 ch, dc in next 15 ch, ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next 7 ch, ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in 4 end ch.

ROW 2—Ch 16, turn, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 7 ch, sk 3 ch, dc in next 5 ch, dc in next dc, (make 1 sp, 3 blks) 3 times.

ROW 3—Ch 13. turn, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 4 ch, sk 3 ch, dc in next 3 ch, ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next 37 dc, 2 sps, 2 blks.

ROW 4—Ch 10, turn, sk 1 ch, sl st in next 4 ch, sk 3 ch, dc in next 2 ch, dc in next dc, make 3 sps, 5 blks, 5 sps, 4 blks, 1 sp and 1 blk. Complete doily in same way, — thru Row 30, fasten off. Stretch and pin doilies right-side-down in true shape. Steam and press dry thru a cloth.


Rose Doily in Crocheted Tatting

* * *

MATERIALS REQUIRED:

DAISY Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Art. 65 (skeins) 1 skein Lt. Blue

and

1 skein Lt. Yellow.

Size 30:—

or

Lily MERCROCHET Cotton, Art. 161:—

2 balls Baby Blue and 1 ball Yellow, Size 20:—

No. 13 Steel Crochet Hook.

Size — 16 inches.

RING (R)—To form a Ring in Crocheted Tatting, make a chain of specified length marking one st with a pin as directed.

(EXAMPLE—Ch 38 marking 26th st with a pin). To do this ch 27 (one more st than the one to be marked). Put a pin in 2d ch from hook (the 26th st of ch), — pressing it down to the head. Continue the chain, counting from 28 thru 38. Remove hook from lp, remove pin, insert hook in marked ch st (the pin enlarges the st so it can be seen easily), catch lp at end of ch and draw thru to form a Ring out to left of chain.

CENTER ROSE—Starting in center with Lt. Blue ch 11, join with sl st to form a circle. Ch 1, 3 sc in circle, ch 3, sl st in last sc for a p, (2 sc in circle, p) 6 times, sc in circle, join with sl st in 1st sc, ch 1, hdc in same st for final p (8 ps).

RND 2—Ch 1, turn, sc in p, (ch 3, sc in next p) 7 times, ch 3, sl st in 1st sc.

RND 3—Ch 1, turn, sc in same st with sl st, (3 sc in next sp, sc in next sc) 7 times, 3 sc in next sp, sl st in 1st sc.

RND 4—Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, (ch 5, sc in next sc between lps) 7 times, ch 5, sl st in 1st sc.

RND 5—Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, (6 sc in next sp, sc in next sc) repeated around, join to 1st sc. Repeat Rnds 4 and 5 with these increases:

RNDS 6-7—Make 7-ch lps. 8 sc in each lp.

RNDS 8-9—9-ch lps. 10 sc in each.

RNDS 10-11—11-ch lps. 12 sc in each.

RNDS 12-13—13-ch lps. 15 sc in each.

RNDS 14-15—15-ch lps. 18 sc in each.

RNDS 16-17—17-ch lps. 21 sc in each.

RNDS 18-19—19-ch lps. 23 sc in each.

RNDS 20-21—21-ch lps. 25 sc in each.

RNDS 22-23—23-ch lps. 28 sc in each.

RNDS 24-25—26-ch lps. 31 sc in each.

RNDS 26-27—29-ch lps. 34 sc in each.

RNDS 28-29—32-ch lps. 37 sc in each.

RNDS 30-31—35-ch lps. 40 sc in each.

RND 32—38-ch lps.

RND 33—Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, * in next lp make (7 sc, ch 4, sl st in last sc for a p) 5 times and 7 sc; sc in next sc; repeat from * around, join to 1st sc. Fasten off.


(Continues...)

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