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The The Crocheter's Treasure Chest: 80 Classic Patterns for Tablecloths, Bedspreads, Doilies and Edgings Crocheter's Treasure Chest
     

The The Crocheter's Treasure Chest: 80 Classic Patterns for Tablecloths, Bedspreads, Doilies and Edgings Crocheter's Treasure Chest

by Mary Carolyn Waldrep
 

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Beautiful crocheted items that enhanced interior furnishing generations ago are once again in the needlecraft spotlight. For this outstanding collection of classic crochet patterns, needlework authority Mary Carolyn Waldrep has selected for today's needleworker a variety of attractive designs that first appeared in now-rare thread-company instruction leaflets of

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Beautiful crocheted items that enhanced interior furnishing generations ago are once again in the needlecraft spotlight. For this outstanding collection of classic crochet patterns, needlework authority Mary Carolyn Waldrep has selected for today's needleworker a variety of attractive designs that first appeared in now-rare thread-company instruction leaflets of the 1930s through the '50s.
Included in The Crocheter's Treasure Chest are patterns for a lovely tablecloth with a rose motif, a floral-patterned refreshment set (comprising coasters and a larger doily), an elegant series of wide edgings displaying scallops, florals, and filet mesh; a tea-cart cloth with lacy petal designs; a magnificent "Cameo" bedspread; the "Chrysanthemum," a charming tablecloth composed of delicate medallions beautiful enough to complement any table arrangement; and dozens of other eye-catching pieces.
A complete list of necessary materials accompanies each pattern, while more than 65 illustrations and detailed, row-by-row instructions guide beginning and advanced needleworkers through each step of the crocheting process. Here's a rich anthology of heirloom-quality designs that crocheters are sure to find inspirational and irresistible.

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ISBN-13:
9780486156378
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/14/2013
Series:
Dover Knitting, Crochet, Tatting, Lace
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96
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THE CROCHETER'S TREASURE CHEST

80 Classic Patterns for Tablecloths, Bedspreads, Doilies and Edgings


By Mary Carolyn Waldrep

Dover Publications, Inc.

Copyright © 1988 Dover Publications, Inc.
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-0-486-15637-8



CHAPTER 1

Tableclothes and Placemats

Mayfair Dinner Set

Materials: Clark's O.N.T. Mercerized Crochet, Size 50, White, 13 balls; or J. & P. Coats 8 balls. 1-1/3 yards of 36 or 39 inch pastel linen. Milward's steel crochet hook No. 11.

Fan Medallion measures about 4 ½ inches on each straight edge.

Fan Medallion: * Ch 5, d c in 1st st of ch, working off only 2 loops, d c in same st, working off only 2 loops, thread over and draw through remaining loops on hook. Repeat from * making 40 scallops. Break thread but do not fasten off. 2nd row: Attach thread between 18th and 19th scallops, counting from start of row, ch 8, tr tr between 2nd and 3rd scallops to left, ch 8, s c between next 2nd and 3rd scallops to left. Fasten off. 3rd row: Attach thread between next 3rd and 4th scallops from start of last row. * Ch 6, Clones knot in 4th ch from hook. (To make Clones knot, thread over, insert hook in 4th ch from hook and draw up a loop, bring it forward and up and thread over again as for a d c. Continue to draw up loops from over and under the ch for 8 times (16 loops over hook). Draw thread through all loops on hook at once, thread over and draw through loop on hook, and make an s c around ch at base of knot, drawing tight which completes the knot.) Then ch 2, skip 2 sts of ch of last row, make long tr tr (thread over 5 times) in next st. Repeat from * 4 more times. Ch 6, knot, ch 2, s c between 3rd and 4th scallops. Fasten off. 4th row: Attach thread between next 3rd and 4th scallops from start of last row. * Ch 7, knot, ch 3, long tr tr over long tr tr of row below. Repeat from * 4 more times. Ch 7, knot, ch 3, s c between 3rd and 4th scallops. Fasten off. 5th, 6th, 7th rows: Continue working same way, with longer chs between knots. For 5th row, ch 8, knot, ch 4; 6th row, ch 9, knot, ch 5; 7th row, ch 11, knot, ch 7. 8th row: Attach thread close to last scallop made, * long tr tr over next long tr tr of previous row, 5 scallops (same as for 1st row), repeat 5 more times, joining last scallop with sl st to 1st scallop of 1st row. 9th row: Ch 11, d c in 1st st of ch, * ch 4, d c between next 2 scallops. Repeat from * along both sides of fan, making ch 7, d c in same st at point. Around curve of fan, ch 5, d c between next 2 scallops, joining last ch 5 to 3rd st of 1st ch 11. Fasten off.

Make 4 fan medallions for each plate doily and center runner. Pin medallions into shape and press with a damp cloth. Cut colored linen 12 by 18 inches for plate doilies and 12 by 30 inches for runner. Sew a fan medallion in place in each corner, making allowance that after linen is hemmed between medallions, the beading row of ch 5 and d c around curve of fan will extend out beyond edge of hemmed linen. Cut out corners of linen allowing 1/8 inch to turn back. Slash at inside corners. Work over edge of medallion and linen closely with Six Strand Floss, using 2 strands doubled. Then hem edges of linen between medallions and work a beading row across linen edges, joining the beading rows around curve of fans. Make beading rows ch 4, d c. When complete, work around doily with 4 s c over each ch and s c over s c. Edge. Ch 4, 2 d c in top of last s c, working off only 1 loops of each d c, thread over and draw thread through remaining loops, * ch 11, knot, ch 7, 3 dc in 10th s c on edge, working off d c's as before. Repeat from * around.

Circular Medallion for Runner. Make a row of 40 scallops as for 1st row of fan. Fasten off. Make another row of 20 scallops, sl st between 20th and 21st scallops of 1st row, then make 20 more scallops. Fasten off. Attach thread between 2nd and 3rd scallop of 1 row, counting from center crossing, * ch 8, d tr in center crossing, ch 8, 1 sl st between 2nd and 3rd scallops of next row. Repeat from * around and join with sl st to start of row and fasten off. 3rd row: Attach thread between next 3rd and 4th scallops and make same as 3rd row of fan, crossing over each of the 4 rows of scallops working around complete circle. 4th to 7th rows incl: Same as corresponding rows of fan. 8th row: Attach thread to end of 1 row of scallops, make * 5 scallops, long tr tr over next long tr tr of previous row and repeat from * 5 more times, joining to end of next row of scallops with 1 s c. Continue around. 9th row: Ch 9, 1 d c between next 2 scallops, * ch 5, 1 d c between next 2 scallops and repeat from * around. Fasten off. Set circular medallion into linen runner and finish with an edging the same as for the fan medallions.


Poinsettia Tablecloth

Materials Required—AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "STAR" MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON. ARTICLE 20. SIZE 20

38-250 yd. Balls Cream, Ecru or White or "Gem" Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Article 35, Size 20. 32-300 yd. Balls. Steel Crochet Hook #11.

Each motif measures about 4½ inches. 221 motifs 13×17 are required for cloth measuring about 55×72 inches without edge.

MOTIF—Ch 8, join to form a ring, ch 1 and work 16 s c in ring, join in 1st s c.

2nd Row—Ch 7, sl st in 5th st from hook for picot, ch 2, skip 1 s c, s c in next s c, repeat from beginning all around.

3rd Row—Sl st to center of picot, * ch 8, s c in next picot, repeat from * 6 times, ch 4, d c in 1st picot (this brings thread in position for next row).

4th Row—Ch 4, 4 d c over same loop, work 4 d c, ch 1, 4 d c over each remaining loop working 3 d c over remainder of 1st loop, join in 3rd st of ch.

5th Row—Sl st in next st of ch, * ch 7, 7 tr c with ch 1 between each tr c in next ch 1 loop, ch 7, s c in next ch 1 loop, repeat from * 3 times.

6th Row—Sl st to center of loop, s c over same loop, ** ch 5, s c in next ch 1 loop, * ch 3, s c in next ch 1 loop, repeat from * 4 times, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 6, s c in next loop, repeat from ** twice, ch 5, s c in next ch 1 loop, * ch 3, s c in next ch 1 loop, repeat from * 4 times, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 2, d c in 1st s c.

7th Row—Ch 3, 2 d c over same loop, ** ch 3, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, * ch 3, s c in next loop, repeat from * 3 times, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 3, 3 d c in next loop, repeat from ** twice, ch 3, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, * ch 3, s c in next loop, repeat from * 3 times, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 3, join in 3rd st of ch.

8th Row—Ch 4, 2 tr c in same space, ** ch 7, skip 1 d c, 3 tr c in next d c, ch 3, skip next 3 ch loop, s c in next 5 ch loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, * ch 3, s c in next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 3, 3 tr c in next d c, repeat from ** twice, ch 7, skip 1 d c, 3 tr c in next d c, ch 3, skip next 3 ch loop, s c in next 5 ch loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, * ch 3, s c in next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 3, join in 4th st of ch.

9th Row—Ch 4, 1 tr c in each of the next 2 tr c, ** ch 7, s c in next loop, ch 7, 1 tr c in each of the next 3 tr c, ch 3, skip next 3 ch loop, s c in next 5 ch loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, * ch 3, s c in next loop, repeat from * once, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 3, 1 tr c in each of the next 3 tr c, repeat from ** twice, ch 7, s c in next loop, ch 7, 1 tr c in each of the next 3 tr c, ch 3, skip next 3 ch loop, s c in next 5 ch loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, * ch 3, s c in next loop, repeat from * once, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 3, join in 4th st of ch.

10th Row—Ch 4, 1 tr c in each of the next 2 tr c, * ch 9, s c in next loop, ch 9, s c in next loop, ch 9, 1 tr c in each of the next 3 tr c, ch 3, skip next 3 ch loop, s c in nnext 5 ch loop ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 3, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 3, 1 tr c in each of the next 3 tr c, repeat from * twice, ch 9, s c in next loop, ch 9, s c in next loop, ch 9, 1 tr c in each of the next 3 tr c, ch 3, skip next 3 ch loop, s c in next 5 ch loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 3, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 3, join in 4th st of ch.

11th Row—Ch 4, 1 tr c in each of the next 2 tr c, ** ch 9, s c in next loop, ch 5, work 4 cluster sts with ch 5 between each cluster st in next loop (cluster st: * thread over twice, insert in loop, pull through and work off 2 loops, twice, repeat from * twice, thread over and work off all loops at one time), ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 9, 1 tr c in each of the next 3 tr c, ch 3, skip next 3 ch loop, s c in next 5 ch loop, * ch 5, s c in next loop, repeat from * once, ch 3, 1 tr c in each of the next 3 tr c, repeat from ** twice, ch 9, s c in next loop, ch 5, work 4 cluster sts with ch 5 between each cluster st in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 9, 1 tr c in each of the next 3 tr c, ch 3, skip next 3 ch loop, s c in next 5 ch loop, * ch 5, s c in next loop, repeat from * once, ch 3, join in 4th st of ch.

12th Row—Ch 4, 1 tr c in each of the next 2 tr c, ** ch 9, s c in next loop, * ch 5, cluster st in next loop, repeat from * 4 times, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 9, 1 tr c in each of the next 3 tr c, ch 3, skip next 3 ch loop, 1 s c in each of the next 2 loops, ch 3, 1 tr c in each of the next 3 tr c, repeat from ** twice, ch 9, s c in next loop, * ch 5, cluster st in next loop, repeat from * 4 times, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 9, 1 tr c in each of the next 3 tr c, ch 3, skip next 3 ch loop, 1 s c in each of the next 2 loops, ch 3, join in 4th st of ch.

13th Row—Sl st across each tr c and to center st of next loop, s c over same loop, * ch 5, cluster st in next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 5, cluster st in next cluster st, ch 11, cluster st in same space, * ch 5, cluster st in next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 9, * thread over twice, insert in next tr c and work off 2 loops twice, repeat from * 5 times, thread over and work off all loops at one time, ch 9, s c in next loop, continue all around in same manner ending row with ch 9, sl st in 1st s c, break thread.

Work a 2nd motif in same manner joining to 1st motif in last row as follows: sl st to center of 1st loop, s c in same loop, * ch 5, cluster st in next loop, repeat from * twice, ch 5, cluster st in next cluster st, ch 6, sl st in corresponding loop of 1st motif, ch 6, cluster st in same cluster st of 2nd motif, * ch 3, sl st in corresponding loop of 1st motif. ch 3, cluster st in next loop of 2nd motif, repeat from * twice, ch 3, sl st in corresponding loop of 1st motif, ch 3, s c in next loop of 2nd motif, ch 5, sl st in corresponding loop of 1st motif, ch 5, * thread over twice, insert in next tr c of 2nd motif, pull through and work off 2 loops twice, repeat from * 5 times, thread over and work off all loops at one time, ch 5, sl st in corresponding loop of 1st motif, ch 5, s c in next loop of 2nd motif, * ch 3, sl st in corresponding loop of 1st motif, ch 3, cluster st in next loop of 2nd motif, repeat from * twice, ch 3, sl st in corresponding loop of 1st motif, ch 3, cluster st in next cluster st of 2nd motif, ch 6, sl st in corresponding loop of 1st motif, ch 6, cluster st in same cluster st of 2nd motif and complete motif same as 1st motif.

Join 3rd motif to 2nd motif and 4th motif to 3rd and 1st motifs in same manner.

EDGE: Attach thread at joining at right hand side before corner, ch 4, cluster st in same space, ch 4, sl st in top of cluster st for picot, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 4, sl st in top of s c for picot, * ch 5, cluster st in next loop, ch 4, sl st in top of cluster st for picot, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 4, sl st in top of s c for picot, repeat from * once, ch 5, cluster st in next loop, picot, ch 5, s c in top of tr c group, ch 4, sl st in top of s c for picot, * ch 5, cluster st in next loop, picot, ch 5, s c in next loop, picot, repeat from * twice, ch 5, cluster st in same space, picot, ch 6, sl st in 4th st from hook for picot, ch 2, cluster st in same space, picot, ch 5, s c in same space, picot, (corner) * ch 5, cluster st in next loop, picot, ch 5, s c in next loop, picot, repeat from * once, ch 5, cluster st in next loop, picot, ch 5, s c in top of tr c group, picot, * ch 5, cluster st in next loop, picot, ch 5, s c in next loop, picot, repeat from * twice, ** ch 5, cluster st in joining, picot, * ch 5, s c in next loop, picot, ch 5, cluster st in next loop, picot, repeat from * twice, ch 5, s c in top of tr c group, picot, * ch 5, cluster st in next loop, picot, ch 5, s c in next loop, picot, repeat from * twice, repeat from ** all around working all corner motifs same as 1st corner motif.

If napkins are desired, cut linen the required size. Roll a narrow hem and work a row of s c over hem. Finish with edge same as on cloth.


Sundial Tray Mat


Materials: Choose one of the following threads in White or Ecru: Clark's O.N.T. Mercerized Crochet, size 10, 6 balls. J. & P. Coats Mercerized Crochet, size 10, 6 balls. J. & P. Coats Big Ball, size 10, 3 balls. Clark's Big Ball, size 10, 3 balls.

Milward's steel crochet hook No. 6.

Large motif measures about 4 ¾ inches. When completed, mat measures about 14 × 19 inches.

Large Motif. To begin, ch 10, join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: Ch 3, 23 d c in ring. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch-3 first made. 2nd rnd: Ch 3, d c in each of next 2 d c, ch 2, * d c in each of next 3 d c, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st to 3rd ch of ch- 3 first made. 3rd rnd: Ch 3, d c in st from which ch-3 was started, d c in next d c, 2 d c in last d c, ch 2, * 2 d c in 1st d c of next group of d c, d c in next d c, 2 d c in last d c of group, ch 2, repeat from * around. Join with sl st. 4th rnd: Ch 3, d c in st from which ch-3 was started, d c in each of next 3 d c, 2 d c in last d c, ch 2, * 2 d c in 1st d c of next group of d c, d c in each of next 3 d c, 2 d c in last d c of group, ch 2. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st. 5th rnd: Ch 3, d c in st from which ch-3 was started, d c in each of next 5 d c, 2 d c in last d c, ch 3, * 2 d c in 1st d c of next group of d c, d c in each of next 5 d c, 2 d c in last d c of group, ch 3, repeat from * around. Join with sl st. 6th rnd: Ch 3, d c in st from which ch-3 was started, d c in each of next 3 d c, ch 3, skip next d c, d c in each of next 3 d c, 2 d c in last d c, ch 3, * 2 d c in 1st d c of next group of d c, d c in each of next 3 d c, ch 3, skip next d c, d c in each of next 3 d c, 2 d c in last d c, ch 3. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st. 7th rnd: Sl st in each d c to next ch-3, ch 6, d c in same ch-3 sp, ch 3, d c in same sp, ch 3, d c in same sp, ch 4, s c in next ch-3 sp, ch 4, * d c in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, d c in same sp, ch 3, d c in same sp, ch 3, d c in same sp, ch 4, s c in next ch-3 sp, ch 4. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in 3rd ch of ch-6 first made. 8th rnd: Ch 8, tr in next sp, ch 2, tr in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, tr in same sp, ch 2, tr in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, tr in same sp, ch 4, s c in next, s c, ch 4, * tr in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, tr in same sp, ch 2, tr in next ch- 3 sp, ch 2, tr in same sp, ch 2, tr in next ch-3 sp, ch 2, tr in same sp, ch 4, s c in next s c, ch 4, repeat from * around. Join with sl st in 6th ch of ch-8 first made. 9th rnd: Ch 5, s c in next ch-2 sp, * ch 5, s c in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, s c in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, s c in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, s c in next ch-2 sp, ch 6, s c in next ch-2 sp, ch 5, s c in same ch-2 sp. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st in 1st ch of ch-5 first made. 10th rnd: Ch 5, s c in next ch-5 loop, * ch 5, s c in next ch-5 loop, ch 5, s c in next ch-5 loop, ch 5, s c in next ch-5 loop, ch 5, s c in next ch-5 loop, ch 2, s c in ch-6 loop, ch 2, s c in next ch-5 loop, ch 5, s c in same ch-2 sp. Repeat from * around. Join with sl st. Break off.

Make 12 of these large motifs.

Small Motif. To begin, ch 10, join. 1st and 2nd rnds: Same as 1st and 2nd rnds of Large Motif. 3rd rnd: * Ch 5, s c in 2nd d c of 3-dc group, ch 5, s c in next ch-2 sp. Repeat from * 7 more times. 4th rnd: * Ch 5, s c in next sp. Repeat from * 16 more times. Break off.

Make 6 of these small motifs.

Joining Motifs. Place motifs in position with the small motifs to fill in spaces left open by large motifs. With a sewing needle and crochet cotton, sew motifs together with 2 or 3 over and over stitches. Do not break off thread, but make a running stitch through the ch-loop on one motif to as far as center of next ch-loop. Be careful not to draw thread too tight. Take 2 or 3 over and over stitches in the center of this loop and the one on the other motif to join the 2 motifs together. Thus continue joining around blocks.


Pond Lily Tablecloth

Materials Required—AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY "STAR" MERCERIZED CROCHET COTTON. ARTICLE 20. SIZE 20

36-250 yd. Balls Cream, Ecru or White or "Gem" Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Articie 35, Size 20.

30-300 yd. Balls.

Steel Crochet Hook #11.

Each motif measures about 4½ inches. 192 Motifs 12×16 are required for cloth measuring about 56×74 inches with edge.

MOTIF—Ch 8, join to form a ring, ch 3 and work 23 d c into ring, join in 3rd st of ch.

2nd Row—Ch 12, sl st in 7th st from hook, ch 5, skip 2 d c, s c in next d c, repeat from beginning all around.

3rd Row—5 s c over next loop, sl st in next loop, ch 4, * thread over twice, insert in same loop, pull through and work off 2 loops twice, repeat from * once, thread over and work off all loops at one time, ** ch 5, * thread over twice, insert in same loop, pull through and work off 2 loops twice, repeat from * twice, thread over and work off all loops at one time, repeat from ** twice, ch 5, * thread over twice, insert in same loop, pull through and work off 2 loops at one time, ch 4, s1 st in same loop, 5 s c in next loop, repeat from beginning all around.


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