12mm-US 17

Vintage Crocheted Flower Picture Pattern

This would be so pretty in a little girl’s room or in any shabby chic decor. You can also use bits and pieces of this pattern for embellishments for a variety of uses such as scrap booking, card making and as little details on clothing.

crochet flower picture

MATERIALS—Lily Pearl Cotton, size 5: — 2-balls Lt Ecru, and partial ball each Blue, Lt. Steel Blue, Salmon Rose and Mid-Apple Green. Lily Six Strand Floss.—2-skems each Maroon and Dk. Green. 1-skein each Dp. Peach, Black, Med. Green, Dusty Rose and Dk. Salmon Rose (or other colors), 1\2-yd. Oyster White linen, 1\2-yd. Lt. Green muslin A picture frame 13″xl6″ glass size. Crochet hook size 5.

MAT—Cut cardboard for a loose fit in frame. Cut out center 3″ from bottom, 2″ from other 3 sides. Cut linen 1″ outside edges, pull taut and fasten on back with gummed tape, slashing inside corners. In Lt. Ecru, make ch 2″ longer than bottom width, tr in 15th st from hook, (ch 4, tr in next 5th st) repeated across for width (stretched). Cut off excess ch.

ROW 2—Ch 9, turn, tr in next tr, (ch 4, tr in next tr) across to 5th st of end ch. Repeat 4 times to cover bottom. Then work up each side (4 sps wide). Connect top corners with a ch (5 ch for each sp minus 1

st), and work 4 rows across top Fasten off. Stretch and pin down in exact size. Steam and press dry thru a cloth. Tack to edges of Mat.

1ST PEONY—In 3 strands Black Floss, ch 8, sl st in 1st st. Ch 1, 16 sc in ring. In back loops, sl st in 1st sc, (ch 1, 2 dc in next sc, ch 1, sc in next) 8 times. Fasten off. Turn, in remaining loops of Row 1, join Dp. Peach, ch 4, 2 tr in same st, (2 tr in next st, 3 tr in next) around (40 sts). Fasten off.

Join Maroon in both loops, (hdc and dc in next st, 2 tr in next, 3 tr in next, dc and hdc in next, sc in next) 8 times. Fasten off.

CENTER—In Salmon Rose ch 7, sl st in 1st st, (ch 6, sl st in same st) 7 times. Sew on center.

2ND PEONY—Repeat Rows 1 and 2, make Row 3 in Maroon and Row 4 in Dk. Salmon Rose. Repeat Center.

1ST LARKSPUR—In Salmon Rose, * ch 10, sl st in 4th st from hook, ch 2, sl st in next 2d st, (ch 6, sl st in 4th st from hook, ch 2, sl st in next 2 st) 4 times, sk these 5 petals, sl st in next ch st. Repeat from * 10 times.

TIP END—(Ch 8, sl st in 4th st, ch 2, sl st in next 2d st) 4 times, sl st in next 2 sts, (ch 6, sl st in 4th st, ch 2, sl st in next 2d st, sl st in 2 sts between next 2 petals) 3 times. Fasten off.

2ND LARKSPUR—Make 1st 7 flowers in Lt. Steel Blue. Join Blue and make 4 flowers and Tip End.

LILY—In Dp. Peach, ch 5, an 18-loop Clones Knot over ch, sl st in 1st st, (ch 8, a Knot over ch, sl st in 4th st from previous knot) 8 times, ch 20. Fasten off. Join Mid-Apple Green in last st, sc closely over ch, (sc at top of Knot, 5 sc between Knots) repeated to end. Fasten off.

LEAF—In Apple-Green; (ch 11, a 2-tr-Cluster in 6th st from hook, ch 3, sl st in Cluster for a p, ch 5, sl st at base of Cluster, sl st in next st) 6 times, ch 8, a leaf in 6th st, sl st in next 2 sts, (ch 7, a leaf in 6th st, sl st in next st, sl st in 4 sts between leaves) repeated to end. Sew end to center-top of Lily.

PHLOX—In Dusty Rose, ch 4, with 1st st twice usual size, 14 dc in long st, join and fasten off. Join Maroon, (ch 2, sl st in next st) around. Fasten off. In Maroon, make 5 sts from center out to edge and a French Knot in center. Make 5 flowers.

BLUE FLOWERS—In Lt. Steel Blue, ch 7, sl st in 1st st, ch 1, 12 sc in ring, sl st in 1st sc. Fasten off. Join Blue, * ch 2, (dc, ch 3, sl st in 3d st from hook for a p, dc) in next sc, ch 2, sc in next sc. Repeat from * 5 times. Fasten off. Make a Peach French Knot on each petal, with a st down to center ring. Make 2 flowers.

LEAVES— In Dk. Green, ch 6, * sl st in 4th st from hook for a p, (ch 5, p) 6 times, dc between 3d and 4th ps from hook, (ch 4, p, dc between next 2 ps) 3 times, ch 4, p, ch 1, sk next p, sl st in next 2d st, * ch 6. Repeat from * to *. Fasten off.

2D SPRAY—Ch 25 and repeat from * to *, ch 12 and repeat from * to *. Fasten off.

SMALL LEAVES—In Dk. Green, ch 12, (2 dc, a 3-ch p in last dc, 2 dc, ch 2 and sl st) all in 4th st from hook, sl st in next st, (ch 10, another leaf in 4th st from hook) 3 times. Fasten off. Make a 2d spray with 3 leaves.

LARGE LEAF—In Med. Green, ch 15, sc in 2d st, * (hdc in next 2 dc in next, hdc in next, sc in next) 3 times, * (hdc, 3 dc and hdc) in end st, sc in next on other side of ch. Repeat from * to *. Fasten off.

ROW 2— Join Dk. Green in same end st, ch 3 and in back loops, dc in next st, (2 dc in next, 1 dc in next) twice, hdc in sc between scallops, * (dc in next st, 2 dc in next dc in 2 sts, hdc in sc) twice, * dc in next st, 2 dc in next, (2 dc, 3-ch p, 2 dc) in next st, 2 dc in next, 1 .dc in next, hdc in sc. Repeat from * to *. 1 dc in next st, (2 dc in next) 3 times, 1 dc in next, sl st in 3-ch, ch 10, 9 sc on ch. Fasten off.

STEMS—Starting at left. 1ST STEM—In Apple Green, ch 25, cover ch with sc.

2ND STEM — In Med. Green, start with 20-ch.

3RD STEM—In Dk. Green, start with 17-ch.

4TH STEM—In Med. Green, start with 44-ch. (Connect this up to Salmon Rose Larkspur).

5TH STEM —In Dk. Green, start with 35-ch.

Cut Green muslin 1″ larger all around than mat opening. Pin motifs on muslin, following illustration, then tack lightly. Twist larkspur sprays so flowers are on alternate sides of ch stem. When finished, stretch and pin right-side-down, and steam and press dry thru a cloth. Fasten with gummed tape on a 2d piece of cardboard cut 1\8″ smaller than outside of frame. Place glass and mat in frame, then tack 2d cardboard on back of frame, with very short nails or tacks.

12mm-US 17

Vintage Rose Ruffled Doily Centerpiece

This pretty vintage doily is so lacy and feminine. The little roses also make nice embellishments for cards, scrapbook pages and clothing.

vintage rose doily pattern

DAISY Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Art. 65, Size 20: 1 1\2 skeins each Lt. Pink and Shd. Pinks; or Lily MERCROCHET Mercerized Crochet Cotton, Art 161, Size 20: 2 balls each Baby Pink and Shd. Pinks. No. 12 Steel Crochet Hook.

SIZE – 20 inches.

ROSE: With Shd. Pinks, ch 7, join with sl st to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 5, dc in ring, (ch 2, dc in ring) 6 times, ch 2, join to 3d st of ch-5.

Rnd 2: In each sp around make sc, ch 1, 3 dc, ch 1, sc.

Rnd 3: Sl st around bar of starting chain in 1st Rnd (inserting hook from back to front), ch 6, (dc around bar of next dc in Rnd 1, ch 3) repeated around; join to 3d st of ch-6.

Rnd 4: In each sp around make sc, ch 1, 5 dc, ch 1, sc.

Rnd 5: Sl st around bar of starting chain on last dcrnd, ch 7, (dc around bar of next dc in previous dc rnd, ch 4) repeated around; join to 3d st of ch-7.

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Rnd 6: In each sp around make sc, ch 1, 7 dc, ch 1, sc. Fasten off.

Make 8 Roses. Sew tog. into a circle, with 2 free petals between joinings on each Rose on inside of circle, and 4 free petals on each Rose on outside of circle. Make a 9th Rose. Attach Lt. Pink to center dc on 1 petal. To join this Rose in center of 8-Rose circle, ch 7, sl st in lefthand petal of 2 petals on 1 Rose in circle, * ch 4, sl st in 1st petal on next Rose, ch 7, sc in next petal on center Rose, ch 7, sl st in next petal on same Rose on circle; repeat from * around; join, fasten off, Make a 2d circle of 16 Roses. Sew tog. by opposite petals into a straight row then sew end Roses tog. To join to 1st circle, attach Lt. Pink to 2d petal on 1 Rose in 1st circle, ch 7, sl st in center petal on 1 Rose in 2d circle, * ch 7, sc back in next petal on same Rose in 1st circle, ch 12, sl st in center petal on next Rose in 2d circle, ch 12, sc back in 2d petal m next Rose on 1st circle, ch 7, sl st in center petal on next Rose in 2d circle; repeat from * around; join, fasten off.

1st LEAF SPRAY: Attach Lt. Pink to 2d petal on 1 Rose in 2d circle, ch 17, * sc in 3d ch from hook, ** on chain make 2 hdc, 2 dc, 2 tr, 2 dtr, 2 tr, 2 dc, 1 hdc and 1 sl st; * (ch 25, repeat from * to *) twice; (sc in next 8 ch between leaves, ch 17, repeat from * to *) twice (5 leaves); sl st in same st on Rose, fasten off.

2d. SPRAY: Attach to 2d petal on next Rose, ch 16, join to last leaf on previous Spray, sk 1 st of ch-16, sc in next ch; repeat from ** around Doily (16 Sprays), joining 1st and last leaves.

BORDER: Rnd 1: Attach Lt. Pink to tip of 1 Spray, ch 1, sc in same place, * ch 15, sc in next leaf, ch 13, sc in joining of Sprays, ch 13, sc in next leaf, ch 15, sc in next (center) leaf; repeat from * around; join to 1st sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, 3 sc in same sc, * 16 sc in next sp, sc in next sc, 14 sc in next sp, 8 sc in next sp, join with sl st in 8th sc up previous sp, 6 sc in bal. of sp, sc in next sc, 16 sc in next sp, 3 sc in next sc* repeat from * around; join to 1st sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 5, * (dc, ch 3, dc) in next (center) sc, ch 2, dc in next sc, (ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next sc) 7 times, sk final 2 sc on same sp, dc in

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3d sc on next sp, (ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next sc) 7 times, ch 2, repeat from * around; join to 3d st of ch-5.

Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, 2 sc in next sp, sc in next dc, * sc in next (center) sp, 3 sc in 2d st of same sp, 1 sc in bal. of sp, (sc in next dc, 2 sc in next sp) 8 times, sk 2 dc in angle, (2 sc in next sp, sc in next dc) 8 times; repeat from * around; join to 1st sc.

Rnd 5: Sl st to center sc on next point, ch 1, sc in same sc, * ch 10, sc in same sc, ch 19, (sc, ch 10, sc) in same sc, (ch 8, sk 5 sc, sc in next sc) 4 times, (ch 8, sc in next sc) 5 times, (ch 8, sk 5 sc, sc in next sc) 4 times to center st on next point; repeat from * around, making ch 4, dc in 1st sc for final lp.

Rnd 6: * (Ch 8, sc in next lp) repeated to center long lp at next point, ch 10, sc in same lp, ch 19, (sc, ch 10, sc) in same lp; repeat from * around, making ch 4, dc in dc at end of previous rnd for final lp.

Repeat Rnd 6 twice.

Rnd 9: Repeat Rnd 6 except make ch-10 lps instead of ch-8 lps; join, fasten off.

Edge: Attach Shd. Pinks to 9th st of ch-19 lp on 1 point, ch 5, tr in same st, ** (ch 6, sl st in 5th ch from hook for a p) twice, ch 2, holding back the last lp of each tr on hook, make 2 tr in next (center) ch, yo and draw thru all 3 lps on hook at same time (2-tr Cluster), (ch 6, p) twice, ch 2, 2-tr Cluster in same ch, * (ch 6, p) twice, ch 2, 2-tr Cluster in next ch, ch 6, sc in next lp, ch, 6, 2-tr Cluster in 5th ch of next lp; * repeat from * to * 9 times; ch 4, sk 5 shells, join with sl st in 1st p on next shell, ch 2, sk 2 ch of ch-4, sl st in next ch, ch 4, sl st in next p on same opposite shell, ch 2, sk 2 ch of ch-4, sl st in next ch, ch 2, 2-tr Cluster in next ch of same lp, ch 6, sc in next lp, ch 6, 2-tr Cluster in 5th ch of next lp, repeat from * to * twice; (ch 6, p) twice, ch 2, 2-tr Cluster in next ch, ch 6, sc in next lp, ch 6, 2-tr Cluster in 9th ch of next ch-19 lp; repeat from * around; join to 1st tr, fasten off.

Starch Doily, stretch and pin, right-side-up on waxed paper and block as illustrated. Leave until dry.

12mm-US 17

Heirloom Crochet Wedding Ring Bedspread Pattern

An heirloom piece was traditionally given as a wedding gift that could be passed down from generation to generation. This beautiful Wedding Ring Bedspread is one of those pieces that is not only a labor of love but also a work of art.

antique wedding ring bedspread pattern

MATERIALS——Daisy Mercerized Crochet Cotton, No. 10, or Lily Mercrochet Cord, No. 10, in Cream and Yellow. No. 7 hook. Approximate size, 83 x 100, omitting Edge across top. 8 large blocks wide by 10 long.

LARGE BLOCKS——Each of these is made of 4 small blocks.

SMALL BLOCKS—Large Flower—With Yellow, ch 7, making 1 st st twice usual size, 1 sc in long st, (ch 6, 1 sc in same long st) 3 times. * (1 sc, 1 h dc, 5 dc, 1 h dc and 1 sc) over next 6-ch loop. Repeat from * 3 times. 1 sl st at start of 1st petal. Fasten off.

Small Flowers—With Yellow, (ch 3, 3 dc in 1st st, ch 2, 1 sl st in same 1st st) 4 times. 1 sl st at base of 1st petal. Fasten off. Make 2 of these Flowers. Sew these 3 Flowers together into a straight row, with the Large Flower in center. Join Cream to center of 1 side petal of Large Flower, * ch 11, 1 sc in center of side petal of next Small Flower, ch 6, 1 dc in end petal of same Flower, ch 11, 1 dc in same st, ch 6, 1 sc in other side petal of same Flower, ch 11, 1 sc in side petal of Large Flower. Repeat from * around.

2nd Row—Ch 1, * 11 sc over next 11-ch, 1 sc in sc, 6 sc over 6-ch, 1 sc in dc, 5 sc over half of end 1-ch, 3 sc in 6th st of same 11 -ch, 5 sc over balance of ch, 1 sc in dc, 6 sc over 6-ch, 1 sc in sc, 11 sc over 11-ch, * 1 sc in sc. Repeat from * to *. 1 sl st in 1-ch at start of row.

3rd Row—Ch 6, 1 sc in 5th st from hook, going through left-hand loop only, (ch 5, 1 sc in 1st st of this ch) 4 times, 1 sl st at base of 3d p, (ch 5, 1 sc in 1st st, 1 sl st at base of next p) twice, 1 sc in back loops of next 6 sc, * (ch 5, 1 sc in 1st st of ch) 5 times, 1 sl st at base of 3d p, (ch 5, 1 sc in 1st st, 1 sl st at base oi next p) twice, * 1 sc in back loops of next 6-sc. Now make another p-loop, repeating from * to *. ** 1 sc in next 7 sc. Make another p-loop. 1 sc in next 7 sc, ch 5, 5 tr in same st with last sc, ch 5, 1 sc in same st, (1 sc in next 7 sc. Make a p-loop) twice. ** (1 sc in next 6-sc. Make a p-loop) 4 times. Repeat from ** to **. 1 sc in 6-sc. Make a p-loop, 1 sc in 5-sc, 1 sl st in 1-ch at base of 1st p-loop. Fasten off.

4th Row——Join again to tip of 1 st p-loop of last row, * ch 7, 1 sc in next loop, ch 8, 1 sc in next loop, ch 9, 1 sc in next, ch 9, 1 tr in top of 5-ch at start of end tr-group. Now, working through both loops of sts, make (2 tr in next tr) twice, 3 tr in next, (2 tr in next) twice, 1 tr in top of next 5-ch, (ch 9, 1 sc in tip of next p-loop) twice, ch 8, 1 sc in next, ch 7, 1 sc in next. Repeat from * once.

5th Row—Ch 1, * 7 sc over next 7-ch, 1 sc in sc, 8 sc over 8-ch, (1 sc in sc, 9 sc over 9-ch) twice, 1 sc in next 13 tr, going through both loops, (9 sc over next 9-ch, 1 sc in sc) twice, 8 sc over 8-ch, 1 sc in sc, 7 sc over 7-ch, * 1 sc in sc. Repeat from * to *. 1 sl st in 1-ch at start of row.

6th Row—All sc in this row are worked through back loops only of sts. Ch 1, * 1 sc in 4 sc, a 4-ch p, 1 sc in 8 sc, p, (1 sc in 10 sc, p) twice, 1 sc in 4 sc. Now, working through both loops of sts, make 1 h dc in next 2 sc, 1 dc in next, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc and 1 tr in next, 2 tr in next, (3 d tr, a 3-ch p, and 2 d tr) in next st, 2 tr in next, 1 tr and 1 dc in next, 2 dc in next, 1 dc in next, 1 h dc in next 2 sts. Now, working in back loops only, make 5 sc, a 4-ch p, 10 sc, p, (9 sc, p) twice, * 4 sc. Repeat from * to *. 3 sc, 1 sl st in 1 -ch at start of row. Fasten off.

Cluster Corner—Join again to the 1 st of 8 ps on 1 side of Oval, ch 3, sk 4 sc, 1 dc in next, ch 11, 1 tr midway between next 2 ps, (ch 8, 1 tr between next 2 ps) 4 times, ch 1 1, 1 dc between next 2 ps, 1 tr in next p.

2nd Row—Turn and make a sl st in the last 7 sts of 11-ch, (1 sc, 2 h dc and 1 dc) over balance of same ch, 1 dc and 1 tr in next tr, (2 tr, 4 dc and 2 h dc) over next 8-ch, 1 h dc in tr, 8 sc over 8-ch, 1 sc in tr, 8 sc over 8-ch, 1 h dc in tr, (2 h dc, 4 dc and 2 tr) over 8-ch, 1 tr and 1 dc in tr, ( 1 dc, 2 h dc and 1 sc) over next ch, 1 sl st in 7th st of same ch, counting from left-hand end.

3rd Row—Ch 1, turn, 1 sl st in last 2 h dc, 2 dc and 3 tr, ch 5, 1 tr in next 2 sts worked into a Cluster, 1 dc in next 2 sts worked into a Cluster, I h dc in next 4 sts, 1 sc in 7 sts, sk next sc, I sc in next 7 sts, 1 h dc in next 4 sts, 1 dc in next 2 sts worked into a Cluster, 1 tr in next 3 sts worked into a Cluster.

4th Row—Ch 3, turn, 1 dc in last 2 Clusters worked into a Cluster, 1 dc in next st, 1 h dc in next 2 sts, 1 sc in next 2 sts, sk 1 st, 1 sc in 10 sts, sk 1 st, 1 sc in 2 sts, I h dc in 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, 1 dc in next 3 sts worked into a Cluster.

5th Row—Ch 6, turn, sk last 3 sts of last row, a 3-tr-Cluster in next st, (ch 2, sk 2 sts, a 3-tr-Cluster in next st) 5 times, ch 1, sk 2 sts, 1 tr in next.

6th Row—Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in last tr, 1 sc over 1-ch, (3 sc over next 2-ch) 5 times, sk Cluster, 2 sc over next ch.

7th Row——Ch 6, turn, sk last 3 sc, a 3-tr-Cluster in next, (ch I, sk 5 sc, a Cluster in next) twice, ch 1, sk 2 sc, 1 tr in next.

8th Row——Ch 5, turn, 1 tr over last 1-ch space of last row, (1 tr over next 1-ch space) twice, and 2 tr over end ch, holding the final loop of each of these 5 tr on hook, thread over and pull through all 6 loops on hook at once. Fasten off, leaving a 10-inch thread hanging to use in sewing Blocks together.

Filet Corners——Repeat 1st Row of “Cluster Corner” on opposite side of center Oval.

2nd Row——Turn, 1 sl st in last 7 sts of 11-ch, ch 5, 1 dc in next tr, * ch 2, 1 dc in next 3d ch st, (ch 2, 1 dc in next 2d st) 3 times. Repeat from * 3 times, I tr in next 5th ch st.

3rd Row——Ch 4, turn, sk last 2-ch space of last row, 1 dc in next dc, (ch 2, I dc in next dc) 14 times, 1 dc in next dc.

4th Row——Ch 1, turn, 1 sl st under last 2-ch space, 1 sl st in next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in next dc, (ch 2, 1 dc in next dc) 10 times, 1 dc in next dc.

5th Row——Ch 1, turn, 1 sl st under last 2-ch space, 1 sl st in next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in next dc, (ch 2, 1 dc in next dc) 6 times, 1 dc in next dc.

6th Row—Ch 1, turn, 1 sl st under last 2-ch space, 1 sl st in next dc, ch 3, 1 dc in next dc, (ch 2, 1 dc in next dc) twice, ] dc in next dc.

7th Row——Ch 4, turn, sk last 2 dc, 1 dc in next dc, ch 4, 1 sl st in next dc. Fasten off, leaving a 10-inch thread hanging, to use in sewing Blocks together.

Make four of these Small Blocks and sew together to form a Large Block. The Cluster Corners form the center design of Large Block, while the Filet Corners form the corners. Tack the other corners of Small Blocks together by the p at tip of ends of Oval.

Make 80 Large Blocks.

On tissue paper, draw a true square about an inch larger than finished Block. Stretch and pin Block right-side-down on this pattern on a padded ironing board and steam with a wet cloth and hot iron, then press through a dry cloth until perfectly dry. A Spread pressed in this way will keep its shape and flatness indefinitely.

BORDER——With Yellow, (ch 3, 3 dc in 1st st, ch 2, 1 sl st in same 1st st) 4 times, 1 sl st at base of 1st petal, ch 3, remove hook. Let this 3-ch lie up back of 1st petal, insert hook in 2d dc of 1st petal, catch loop and pull through. * Ch 7, 3 dc in 3d st from hook, ch 2, 1 sl st in same st, (ch 3, 3 dc in 1st st of 3-ch, ch 2, 1 sl st in same st) twice, sk last 3 petals, 1 sl st in next ch st connecting Flowers, ch 2, 1 dc in same st, sk 2 sts of connecting ch between Flowers, 1 sl st in next. Now pass previous Flower over working thread, and make 1 dc in same st with last dc. This dc will be on left side of connecting ch. Ch 2, 1 sl st in same st with dc, ch 6, remove hook. Let this ch lie across back of Flower to opposite side. Insert hook in top of 2d petal, catch loop and pull through, which brings thread in proper place to continue work. Repeat from * until a length of Flowers long enough to go across 1 side of Spread is made, allowing exactly 15 Flowers across each Block. Now make another Flower. After 4th Petal, ch 5, remove hook, insert in top of next-to-last petal, catch loop and pull through. This forms corner Flower. Repeat from * around Spread, joining end Flowers.

Heading Row Around Inside of Border—Join Cream to side petal of 1 Flower, * (ch 8, 1 sc in side petal of next Flower) repeated to Flower next corner Flower. Ch 2, 1 tr between petals of corner Flower, ch 2, 1 sc in side petal of next Flower. Repeat from * around Spread. Fasten off.

Edge——Repeat last row on opposite side of Flower Row, except at corners make 8-ch, 1 sc in 1 st petal of corner Flower, ch 11, 1 sc in next petal, ch 8, 1 sc in next Flower. Fasten off.

2nd Row—Join Cream to sc in 1st Flower preceding 1 corner Flower, ch 1, ** 4 sc over next 8-ch, (ch 5, 1 sc in 1st st of 5-ch to form a p) 4 times, 1 sl st at base of 3d p from hook, ch 5, 1 sc in 1st st for a p, 1 sl st at base of next p, 4 sc over balance of 8-ch, 1 sc in next sc, 4 sc over corner 11-ch, (ch 5, 1 sc in 1st st for a p) 6 times, 1 sl st at base of 3d p from hook, (ch 5, 1 sc in 1st st for a p, 1 sl st at base of next p) 3 times, 3 sc over 11-ch. Now make another p-loop just like last one. Then 4 sc over balance of 11-ch, 1 sc in sc, * 4 sc over next 8-ch. Now make a p-loop with 2 ps up each side and 1 at tip. 4 sc over balance of 8-ch, 1 sc in sc, 4 sc over next 8-ch. Make a p-loop with 4 ps up each side and 1 at tip. 4 sc over balance of 8-ch, 1 sc in sc, (4 sc over next 8-ch. Make a p-loop with 6 ps up each side and 1 at tip, 4 sc over balance of 8-ch, 1 sc in sc) twice, 4 sc over next 8-ch. Make a p-loop with 4 ps up each side and 1 at tip, 4 sc over balance of 8-ch, I sc in sc. Repeat from * across to corner. Repeat from ** around Spread. Fasten off.

3rd Row—Join to tip of 1st p-loop of last row, * ch 11, 1 sc in tip of next p-loop, ch 1 3, 1 sc in tip of next, ch 11, 1 sc in tip of next, (ch 9, I sc in next loop) repeated to next corner. Repeat from * around Spread.

4th Row—* (6 sc, a 4-ch p, and 6 sc) over next 11-ch, 1 sc in sc, (7 sc, p, 7 sc) over corner 13-ch, 1 sc in sc, (6 sc, p, 6 sc) over next 11-ch, 1 sc in sc, (5 sc, p, 5 sc) over each 9-ch loop to next corner. Repeat from * around Spread. Fasten off. Press Border and sew chs of Heading Row to edge of Blocks.

12mm-US 17

Vintage Beaded Doily Crochet Pattern

Nothing adds a feminine touch to a room more than doilies. This pretty vintage pattern is a lacy floral beaded creation that will look beautiful on any dressing table or end table. You can also use the flower motif for decorating greeting cards, hats and dresses.

vintage crochet doily pattern

MATERIALS: J. & P. COATS BEST SIX CORD MERCERIZED CROCHET, Art. A.104, Size 30: 3 balls of White; or Clark’s O.N.T. Best Six Cord Mercerized Crochet, Art. B4, Size 30: 8 balls of White; or Clark’s Big Ball Mercerized Crochet, Art, B.34, Size 30: 3 balls of White. Milwards Steel Crochet Hook No. 10. A fine Milwards Sewing Needle. 5 vials of pink and 2 vials each of yellow and green beads. Using sewing needle, thread 1 vial of pink beads and 78 yellow beads on working thread.

FIRST MOTIF … Starting at center, ch 10. join with sl st to form ring.

1st rnd: Ch 3, 23 dc in ring. join to top of ch-3.

2nd rnd: Ch 1, insert hook in same place as sl st, slip a bead in place, draw loop through and complete an sc (beaded sc made), (all beads are worked in on wrong side of work), make a beaded sc in each dc around. join.

3rd rnd: Ch 1, make a beaded sc in same place as sl st and in next 3 sc, make a plain sc in same place as last sc (1 sc increased), beaded sc in next 4 sc. Repeat from * around. join.

4th rnd: Ch 1, beaded sc in same place as sl st and in next 4 sc, * inc 1 sc, beaded sc in next 5 sc. Repeat from * around. Join.

5th rnd: Now working without beads, sc in same place as sl st and in next 2 sc, * ch 5, sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around. join.

6th rnd: Sl st to center of first loop, in same loop make sc, ch 20 and sc; * ch 5, in next loop make sc, ch 20 and sc, Repeat from * around. Join.

7th rnd: * In next ch-20 loop make sc, half dc, 29 dc, half dc and sc (petal made); sc in next sp. Repeat from * around. join.

8th rnd: Ch 1, * make a beaded sc in each st around petal, sl st in next sc. Repeat from * around. join and break off. Thread 1/4 vial of green beads on a second ball of thread.

9th rnd: With wrong side of work facing, attach this thread to 9th sc on ant petal, sc in same place and in next 16 sc, * skip first 8 sc on next petal, sc in next 17 sc. Repeat from * around. Join and turn.

10th rnd: Sl st in first 3 sc of next petal, ch 9, * (skip next sc, sc in next sc, ch 5) 5 times; holding back on hook the last loop of each tr, skip next sc, make a tr in next sc and in 3rd sc on next petal, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (joint-tr made), ch 5. Repeat from * around, ending with tr in last petal. join to 4th ch of ch-9.

11th rnd: Beaded sc in same place as sl st, * ch 5, skip next sp, (sc in next loop, ch 5) 4 times; beaded sc in next joint-tr. Repeat from * around. join.

12th rnd: Beaded sc in same place as sl st and in next loop, * (ch, 5 sc in next loop) 3 times; ch 5, beaded sc in next loop, in next sc and in next loop. Repeat from * around, ending with beaded sc in last loop. join. 13th rnd: Beaded sc in same place as sl st and in next sc, * 3 beaded sc in next loop, (ch 5, sc in next loop) twice; ch 5, 3 beaded sc in next loop, beaded sc in next 3 sc. Repeat from * around, ending with 3 beaded sc in last loop, sc in last sc. Join and break off.

SECOND MOTIF . . . Thread 78 yellow beads on same thread as pink beads and work as for First Motif until 12 rnds have been completed.

13th rnd: Beaded sc in same place as sl st and in next sc, 3 beaded sc in next loop, ch 2, sl st in corresponding loop on First Motif, (ch 2, sc in next loop on Second Motif, ch 2, sl st in next loop on First Motif) twice; ch 2, 3 beaded sc in next loop on Second Motif. Complete rnd as before, joining next 3 loops to corresponding loops on First Motif. Make 5 more motifs, joining 2 sets of loops to corresponding loops on preceding motif and 2 sets to First Motif. join last motif to First Motif.

EDGING . . . 1st rnd: Attach thread to first free loop on any motif, ch 11, * (sc in next loop, ch 7) 16 times; make a joint-tr over next 2 loops, ch 7. Repeat from * around. Join last tr to 4th ch of ch-11.

2nd rnd: Sc in first loop, * (ch 8, sc in next loop) 16 times; sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. join.

3rd rnd: Sc in first loop, * (ch 9, sc in next loop) 15 times; sc in next loop. Repeat from * around, join. Continue to work as for last rnd, having 1 loop less on each group and 1 ch more on each loop until 8 rnds have been completed (11 ch-14 loops on each group of last rnd). Break off.

Starch lightly and press.

12mm-US 17

Antique Crochet Shell Motif Pattern

This is a beautiful vintage crochet motif pattern that I hope you will put to good use making blankets, doilies, afghans, table cloths and more. There are endless possibilities for motif uses.

vintage crochet shell motif

Make these Medallions of fine or heavy thread and join into lovely Luncheon Sets, Table Runners, Tablecloths, Buffet Sets or odd Doilies.

MATERIALS-Daisy Mercerized Crochet Cotton in size 10 to 50. Crochet hook size 7 to 14.

SHELL MOTIF – Square – Ch 18, dc in 9th st from hook, (ch 2, dc in next 3d st) 3 times. * Ch 5, turn, sk last dc, dc in next dc, (ch 2, dc in next dc) twice, ch 2, dc in next 3d st. Repeat from * twice.

1st Row-Ch 3, 2 dc over bar of last dc, * (dc in next st, 2 dc over next space) 3 times, dc in 3d st of corner 5-ch, ch 1, turn, sl st in last 4 dc, ch 11, sk 5 dc, sl st in next 4 sts. Turn, (ch 2, dc in next 2d st of 11 -ch) 5 times, ch 2, sl st in next 3d dc, ** 4 dc in same corner st of 5-ch, 2 dc over bal. of corner 5-ch. Repeat from * twice and from * to **. 3 dc in same corner st of 5-ch, sl st in 1st 3-ch.

2nd Row-Ch 1, * (3 sc over next 2-Ch, sc in dc) 5 times, 3 sc over next 2-Ch, sc in next 2 dc in corner, ch 5, sl st in last sc for a p, sc in same dc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * 4 times. Fasten off.

3rd Row-join again to sc at center-top of next scallop, * ch 7, sc in 5th st from hook for a p, ch 2, tr tr in p between scallops, (ch 5, sc in 1st st of 5-ch for a p, ch 1, tr tr in same p with last tr tr) 7 times, ch 6, p, ch 3, sc in sc at center-top of next scallop. Repeat from * 3 times.

4th Row-Ch 3 for a dc, * ch 5, p, ch 1, dc in next tr tr, (ch 6, P, ch 2, dc in next tr tr) 7 times, ch 5, p, ch 1, dc in sc between next 2 ps. Repeat from * around and join to 3d st of 1st loop.

5th Row-Ch 4, dc in next dc, * (ch 5, a 2-dc-Cluster in 1st st of 5-ch, ch 1, dc in next dc) 7 times, (ch 1, dc in next dc) twice. Repeat from * around, joining final 1-ch to 3d st of 1st 4-Ch. Fasten off.

To join Motifs, make 5th Row as follows: Ch 4, dc in next dc, * (ch 5, a Cluster in I st st, ch 1, dc in next dc) * twice, ** ch 7, sl st in the corresponding dc on 2d Motif, ch 7, sl st back in last dc, ** (ch 5, a Cluster in I st st, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 4, sl st in next dc on 2d Motif, ch 4, sl st back in dc) twice. Repeat from * to *, from ** to **, and from * to * twice. (Ch 1, 1 dc in next dc) twice. Continue around in same way to join to further Motifs.

FILL-IN MOTIF-Repeat Motif thro the 1st Row.

2nd Row-* (3 sc over next 2-Ch, sc in dc) 3 times, ch 6, p, ch 5, p, ch 3, sl st in center of 7-ch joining of Motifs, ch 7, p, ch 5, p, ch 2, sl st back in last sc, (3 sc over next 2-Ch, sc in dc) twice, 3 sc over next 2-Ch, sc in next 2 dc, ch 7, p, (ch 5, p) twice, ch 3, sl st in center dc on side of Motif, ch 7 p, (ch 5, p) twice, ch 2, sc back in same dc with last sc, sc in next dc. Repeat from * 3 times. Fasten off.

12mm-US 17

Vintage Crochet Sunlight Hat

While this vintage sun hat pattern may be slightly out of style, the crochet stitch pattern is really very lovely. Give it a try, you can always alter the style of the hat to make it more modern.

Vintage crochet hat pattern

Materials: Clark’s O.N.T. (5 balls) or J. & P. Coats (3 balls) Mercerized Crochet, size 30, color 9 Yellow. Milward’s steel crochet hook No. 7. 2 yds. millinery wire and 2 yds. of ribbon.

Crown. Beginning at tip, ch 10, join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: * Ch 10, s c in ring, repeat from * until 24 loops are made, then ch 6.

2nd rnd: S c in 1st loop, * ch 5, s c in next loop, repeat from * around, ending, with s c under ch-6 of previous rnd.

3rd rnd: Ch 5, s c in each loop with ch-5 between s cs.

4th rnd: * Ch 3, 5 d c under next loop, ch 3, s c in next loop, ch 4, s c in same loop, repeat frorn * until 12 5-d c groups are made, then ch 3,

s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, ch 2, s c in first d c of 5-d c group.

5th rnd: Ch 5 (to count as tr and ch-1), tr in each of next 4 d c with ch-1 between each tr, * ch 4, s c in next ch-4 loop, ch 4, tr in each d c of group with ch-1 between each tr, repeat froal around. After last group of trs is made, ch 4, s c in next ch-4 loop, ch 4, sl st in 4th ch of ch-5 first made.

6th rnd: Ch 6 (to count as tr and ch-2), tr in each tr with ch-2 between trs, but omitting ch-2 between groups (that is between last tr of one group and 1st tr of next group). After last tr, join with sl st in 4th ch of ch-6 first made and sl st to 1st tr.

7th rnd: * Ch 5, s c under next ch-2 sp, repeat from * around (do not make s cs between 2 trs that come together without ch-2 between), ending with ch 5, s c in 1st loop.

8th rnd: * Ch 3, 5 d c under next loop, ch 3, s c in next loop, ch 5, s c in next loop, repeat from * ending with last s c in ch-3 first made.

9th rnd: * Ch 4, tr in each of next 5 d c with ch I between trs, ch 4, s c in ch-5 loop, repeat from * ending with sl st in 4th st of ch-4 first made.

10th rnd: Same as 6th rnd, ending with sl st in 4th st of ch-6 first made.

11th rnd: Same as 7th rnd, ending with ch 5, sl st in 1st loop.

12th rnd: Same as 8th rnd.

13th rnd: Same as 9th rnd. After last group of trs is made, ch 4, sl st in 4th st of ch-4 first made.

14th rnd: Same as 6th rnd.

15th rnd: Ch 5, s c under next ch-2 sp, ch 5, skip next 2 tr, s c under next ch-2 sp, ch 5, s c under next ch-2 sp, * ch 5, skip next 2-tr (that are together), s c under next ch-2 sp, ch 5, skip next 2 tr, s c under

next ch-2 sp, ch 5, s c under next ch-2 sp, repeat from * ending with ch 5, s c in sl st.

16th rnd: Ch 5, s c under next ch-5 loop, then repeat from * of 8th rnd. After last group of d cs are made, ch 3, s c under next ch-5 loop, ch 6, skip next loop, s c under next loop.

17th rnd: Same as 9th rnd. After last group of trs is made, ch 4, s c under cb-6 loop.

18th rnd: Ch 4, tr in each tr with ch-2 between trs, but omitting ch-2 between groups (as in 6th rnd). After last tr, join with sl st in 4th st of ch-4 first made.

19th rnd: Same as 15th rnd, ending with ch-5, s c under 1st ch-5 loop.

20th rnd: Same as 8th rnd. After last group of d c is made, ch 3, s c under next loop, ch 5, s c under next loop.

21st rnd: Ch 4, tr in each of next 5 d c with ch-1 between trs, then repeat from * of 5th rnd. After last group of tr is made, ch 4, s c under next loop.

22nd rnd: Same as 6th rnd, but end with s c in 6th st of ch-6.

23rd rnd: Ch 4, and make 2 tr under each ch-2 sp and 1 tr in each tr. Join with sl st. Do not break off.

Brim. 1st rnd: * Ch 6, skip 2 tr, s c in next tr, repeat frorn * around.

2nd rnd: Ch 5, s c under next loop, then repeat from * of 8th rnd of crown, around.

3rd rnd: Same as 9th rnd of crown.

4th rnd: Same as 6th rnd of crown. After last tr, join with sl st in 6th st of ch-6 first made.

5th rnd: Same as 7th rnd of crown.

6th to 12th rnds incl: Repeat from 8th to 14th rnds of crown incl.

13th rnd: S c in each tr and 2 s c (and sometimes 3 s c to keep work flat) in each sp.

14th and 15th rnds: S c in each s c. With thread double work a rnd of s c holding along wire and working over it so that it is completely covered. Fasten wire neatly. Break off. Sew ribbon band inside of crown adjusting head size. Starch hat or use white shellac and block. Trim hat as in illustration.

12mm-US 17

Dahlia Vintage Crochet Bedspread Pattern

This vintage crochet pattern is another from my grandmother’s collection of antique crochet patterns. I remember that she made this one and how pretty it was in creamy ivory cotton on the bed I used to sleep in when I visited her. It always felt like it was a very special bedroom because of this fancy bedspread.

Dahlia crochet bedspread

MATERIALS: Solarized Crochet Cotton, 38 cones (800 yds) Ecru or White. Crochet hook size 8.

Ch 10, join.

RND 1: 18 tr in circle.

RND 2: 24 sc, using back of st only.

RND 3: 28 sc, using back of st only.

RND 4: 36 sc, using back of st only.

RND 5: 48 sc, using back of st only.

RND 6: 54 sc, using back of st only.

RND 7: * ch 4, skip 2 sts, 1 dc in next st, and repeat from * around.

RND 8: Sc in each ch st and 3 sc over each dc.

RND 9 to 18 incl: Like rnd 8 always having 3 sc in the middle one of the 3 sc of preceding rnd. When 18th rnd is finished, the dahlia will have 18 leaves and each leaf will have 28 sc. Fold leaf so that the first 6 sts will lie over the last 6 sts of the previous leaf.

RND 19: * Work 6 sc of the 12 sc as they lie together. Leave 16 sc loose and in back of them ch 4 and repeat from * around, join.

RND 20 and 21: Sc in each st.

RND 22: 2 dc with ch 3 between, * ch 1, 13 dc with ch 1 between, skipping 1 sc each time. This covers 3 leaves. Ch 3, dc in same space as last, and repeat from * around, join.

RND 23: 2 dc with ch 3 between in the ch 3 of previous rnd. Ch 1, dc over dc, ch 1 over ch 1 all around. Each rnd has 2 dc, ch 3 between over each corner of the dahlia, thus widening the medallion.

RND 24: Dc in each st all around with 2 dc and ch 3 at each corner.

RND 25: After the 2 dc with ch 3 between, * 5 dc, 1 popcorn st (7 dc in one st. Remove hook and pass hook through the st of the first dc and st of the last dc and draw together. Ch 1 to hold it solid), and repeat from * 3 times forming 4 popcorns in section, widen as usual and repeat on the 6 sides.

RNDS 26 and 27: Solid dc (be sure to widen at corners).

RND 28: * Dc, ch 1, and repeat from * all around widening as usual. Must be 20 holes. The hexagon blocks may be sewed or crocheted together.

EDGING: * Ch 5, turn, 3 dc in 3rd st, 1 ch, 3 dc in same st, ch 5 to turn, and repeat from * for length desired. Sew on spread when edge is completed.

FRINGE: Using cardboard 10 inches wide, wrap 12 times, double knot fringe taking 6 strands in each for second knot.

12mm-US 17

Vintage Crochet Work Bag

My grandmother had a very extensive collection of antique and vintage crochet patterns. I am in the process of going through them all and adding them to the blog so you all can enjoy these wonderful old patterns. This is a very cute little crochet bag pattern that makes a perfect gift bag or you could add a fabric liner and use for a purse.

vintage crochet bag

CHAIN 12, join in ring.

lst row. Ch 4, 23 d in ring, join with sl st.

2d row. Ch 11, skip 1 d, 1 t (thread over hook twice), draw thread through the first d of ring, thread over hook, draw through 2 loops, 1 thread over hook once, skip one d on ring, put hook through the next st, thread over hook, draw through loop, thread over hook, draw through 2 loops, thread over hook, draw through 2 loops, thread over hook, draw through 2 loops, thread over hook, draw through 2 loops, ch 2, thread over hook, put hook through the middle st of the t, thread over hook, draw through, thread over hook, draw through 2 loops, thread over hook, draw through the last 2 loops, ch 4, thread over hook twice, put hook through the next st and draw loop through, repeat from *. This is called a crossed treble crochet. Make 8 c t around ring after last c t, make ch of 6, 1 d in next d on ring, sl st into 2d st of lst 11 ch; turn, sl st back over 2 st of last 6 ch, ch 2; turn, sl st into 4 st of lst 11 ch.

3d row. Ch 1, * 8 s over ch of 4, 4 s in the c t, repeat from *.

Work 4 more rows of s around.

8th row. Ch 3, 1 d in lst s, ch 1, 1 d in next s, ch 1, 1 d in next s, repeat around.

9th row. Ch 11, * skip 2 d, 1 c t, leaving 2 d between c t, ch 4, repeat from *.

10th row. 4 s over ch of 4, 4 s in c t, repeat around.

Make 4 rows more of s.

l5th row. Ch 7, * skip 1 s, 2 t in next s, ch 2, repeat from *.

16th row. Ch 3, 2 d over ch of previous row, ch 3, * skip 4 t, 1 s over ch of 2, ch 3, skip 4 t, 3 d over ch of 2, ch 4, 3 d in same place, ch 3, repeat from *, join row with sl st. Ch 2, draw loop through center of last ch so as to begin next row from center of loop.

17th row. Ch 3, 2 d over same loop, ch 3, * 3 d in ch of 4 between the 6 d, ch 4, 3 d in same place, ch 3, repeat from * join row.

18th row. Ch 3, 2 d over 1st loop, ch 3, 1 s over ch of 3, ch 3, 3 d over ch of 4, ch 4, 3 d in same place, repeat same.

Repeat next row from l7th row.

Make 22 rows in all like l7th and 18th rows.

Next row for scallop, * 8 d in ch of 4 with 1 ch between, 1 d in 1 s, repeat from *.

Last row. * 1 p, 1 d in 1 ch, 1 p, 1 d in 1 ch, repeat from *.

vintage crochet bag bottom

Bottom of the bag

12mm-US 17

Vintage Crochet Baby Pattern – Alice Fowler #1211

Alice Fowler patterns were very popular in the 1940s-1960s. They were advertised in the back of many craft magazines and were only sold by mail order. This beautiful pattern is so cute made up. This was fun fur before fun fur yarn was invented. My grandmother collected her patterns and I am slowly getting them added to my vintage collection online.

I am missing a few of them and would very much like to purchase them. If you have any of the patterns I am missing please contact me. I would be happy to purchase them from you or if you would be willing to send me a copy I would greatly appreciate it.

vintage baby crochet pattern

Original Design by Alice Fowler, 10 1/2 East Pikes Peak, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Materials:  Bear Brand Babyfair or Pompadour—7 one-ounce balls.  Bone Crochet Hook No. 1.

Gauge:  Chain 10 = 1 inch

Pattern: Alternate rows of dc and double loop st (dlp) made as follows from back of work: With second finger, hold yarn down behind work, insert hook in next dc, draw up lp, yo, through lp on hook, drop lp from finger, draw yarn down again with 2nd finger, insert hook in same dc as before; draw up lp, yo through 1st lp on hook, yo, through 3 lps on hook. This stitch should be made fairly tight. Ch 3, turn, at end of each lp st row. Ch 1, turn, at end of each dc row.

Sacque.

Begin at lower edge of back.

Row 1. Ch 72, dc in 4th st from hook and in each st across (70 dc).

Row 2. Dlp in each st.

Row 3. Dec 1 st at each end of row as follows: Yo, insert hook in 2nd dc, draw up lp, insert hook in next dc, draw up lp, yo, through 3, yo, through 2. Repeat in 2nd and 3rd sts from opp end, making regular dc in last st.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 nine times (50 dc).

Make Row 2 once more.

Row 23. Sl st across 7 sts, dc in 36, ch 1, turn.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 twice, work without dec 2 more times, end with Row 2 (32 dc). Fasten off.

Front: Row 1. Ch 35. Work in pattern (33 dc) as for back, dec at underarm side only until 24 dc. Sl st over 4, repeat pattern rows twice without dec, drop off 9 st at front for neck and work pattern 2 more times, ending with dlp row. Make opp front to match.

Sleeve: Ch 42 (40 dc on ch). Work even in pattern 8 times. Dec succeeding dc rows to 30, 26, 22, 18, and 14, end with dlp row. Fasten off.

Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeves in place, then sew sleeve and underarm seam last.

Sc closely around entire sacque, and edge with Bucilla Crochelle, ch 3, sl st in next, etc., around. Insert ribbon for ties.

Bonnet:

Ch 65, very loosely. Work in pattern without dec until there are 12 dc rows. Fold ends tog and sew or crochet starting ch, allowing it to stretch to make peak at top. Sc closely around neckline (about 53 sc) to draw to shape. Fasten off. Edge as for sacque.

Bootee:

Begin with sole: Ch 20.

Row 1. 2 dc in 4th ch from hook, 1 dc in each of next 15, 5 dc in next, 1 dc in each of next 15 down opp side of ch, 2 dc in last, join to top of 3 ch.

Row 2. Ch 3, 2 dc in each of next 3, 1 dc in each of next 13, 2 dc in each of next 7, 1 dc in each of next 13, 2 dc in each of next 3, 1 dc in same st as 3 ch. Join.

Row 3. Ch 3, (1 dc in next, 2 dc in next) 3 times, 1 dc in each of next 14, (2 dc in next, 1 dc in next) 7 times, 1 dc in each of next 13, (2 dc in next, 1 dc in next) 3 times, 1 dc in same st as 3 ch. Join.

Row 4. Ch 3, 1 dc around the spoke of each dc, inserting hook from back, right to left, join (68 dc, counting 3 ch).

Rows 5 and 6. Ch 3, dc in each dc. Join

Row 7. Ch 3, yo, draw up lp in 1st dc, insert hook in next dc and draw up lp, yo, through 3, yo, through 2 (dec dc made), dc in each dc until last 2, make dec dc. Join and fasten off. This is center back (66 dc).

Instep. Row 1. Beginning with first st to left of ch 3 in center back, count on left side of shoe to 27th st. Join yarn in this st, and with toe of shoe toward you, ch 3, dc in each of 12, ch 3, turn. Work dc even for 6 rows, sc across top of instep, retaining last lp on hook. Fasten instep in shoe as follows: Catch remaining lp on hook into 15th st from center back on right side of shoe (do not count 3 ch) and with instep piece toward you, sc it st for st to right side of shoe, 2 sc at corner, sc across toe, inserting hook from right to left under each of the original 13 sts of instep, 2 sc at corner, sc instep and shoe tog along left side, ending in 15th st from center back (do not count 3 ch).

Beading: With toe of shoe facing you, ch 4, * sk 1, dc in next, ch 1 *, repeat across instep, ending in same 15th st where you began joining instep to shoe, ch 1, sk 1, dec dc in next 2 sts, ch 1, repeat * to * (above) 11 times, sk 1, dec dc in next 2, ch 1, join to 3rd st of 4 ch (21 dc, counting 4 ch).

Top: Row 1. Ch 3, dc in each st around (42 dc).

Row 2. Dc even.

Add pattern rows 3 times, joining at end of each row. Fasten off. Edge.

12mm-US 17

Vintage Lacy Crochet Layette

There is just something about vintage baby sweaters that is very special. This pretty little layette will be a pleasure to make and an appreciated gift.

vintage baby pattern

INFANT SIZE GAUGE: 2 shells make 1 inch, 4 rows make 1 inch. 12 sc make 1 inch; 12 rows make 1 inch. What You Need for Infant Size: ROYAL PERLE No. 8. 9 balls for entire set (6 balls for Sacque, 2 balls each for Cap and Bootees if made separately). Steel Crochet Hook No. 6. 5 yards ribbon, 1\4 inch wide (2 yards for Sacque, 2 yards for Cap and I yard for Bootees). 2 rosettes.

Starting at neck edge, ch 95 (to measure 9 1/2 inches). lst row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 8 ch, * 2 sc in next ch, sc in next 4 ch. Repeat from * 14 more times; 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of last 9 ch.

2nd row: Dc in next sc, * ch 2, sk 1 sc, dc in next 2 sc, ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * across, ending with dc in last 2 sc (31 sps). Ch 1, turn.

3rd row: 2 sc in lst dc, sc in next dc, * 2 dc in sp, sc in next 2 dc. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in last dc, 2 sc in top st of turning ch (128 sc). Ch 2, turn.

4th row: * Sk 3 sc, holding back the last loop of each dc on hook make 2 dc in back loop of next sc, thread over and draw through all loops on hook (cluster made), ch 3 and, working behind cluster, make dc in back loop of the center skipped sc (1 cluster pattern made), ch 2. Repeat from * across (32 cluster patterns). Ch 3, turn.

5th row: (Right side of work) 2 dc in ch-3 sp (half a shell made), * sc in next ch-2 sp, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp (shell made). Repeat from * across, ending with 3 dc in last ch-3 sp (half shell made). There are 30 whole shells with a half shell on each end. Ch 1, turn.

6th row: Sc in lst dc, * ch 5, sc in center dc of next shell. Repeat from * across, ending with sc in top st of turning ch (31 ch 5 sps). Ch 1, turn.

7th row: Sc in lst sc, (7 sc in next sp, sc in next sc) 12 times; (6 sc in next sp, sc in next sc) 7 times; (7 sc in next sp, sc in. next sc) 12 times (242 sc). Ch 3, turn.

8th row: Dc in lst sc, * ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * across (60 sps). Ch 1, turn.

9th row: Sc in each dc and 2 sc in each sp across, make 2 sc in top st of turning ch (243 sc). Ch 2, turn.

l0th row: Same as 4th row, only skipping 2 (instead of 3) sc between clusters and making the dc in the first of the skipped sts (81 cluster patterns on row). Ch 3, turn.

11th row: Same as 5th row, making ch 2 (instead of ch-1) to turn (79 shells and 2 half shells on row).

12th row: Cluster in back loop of 2nd dc, ch 3 and, working behind cluster, make dc in back loop of 1st dc, * ch 2, cluster in back loop of 4th dc of next shell, ch 3 and, working behind cluster, make dc in back loop of 2nd dc of same shell. Repeat from * across (81 cluster patterns on row). Ch 3, turn.

Repeat 11th and 12th rows alternately 5 more times; then repeat 11th row once more.

24th row: Work 11 cluster patterns with ch 2 between, ch 2, sk 17 shells, make a cluster in back loop of 4th dc of next shell, ch 3, dc in back loop of 2nd dc on lst shell skipped (a joined cluster pattern). The 16 free shells are to be used for Sleeve. Work cluster patterns with ch 2 between over next 23 shells, sk 17 shells, complete a joined cluster pattern as before over next shell and lst shell skipped (free shells are

to be used for other Sleeve), work in pattern over remaining 11 shells (47 cluster patterns). Ch 3, turn.

25th row: Work shells across, increasing 2 shells at each underarm-to increase 2 shells at underarm, make 1 shell in the ch-2 sp preceding the cluster pattern at underarm, 1 shell in the ch-3 sp of cluster and 1 shell in sp following same cluster pattern (49 shells and 2 half shells on row). Ch 2, turn.

26th row: Sk first half shell, cluster in back loop of 4th dc of next shell, ch 3, dc back in lst dc of lst half shell (1 cluster pattern decreased), ch 2 and make cluster patterns with ch 2 between across to within last complete shell, ch 2, cluster in back loop of last dc of last half shell, ch 3 dc back in back loop of 2nd dc of last complete shell (another cluster pattern decreased). Ch 3, turn.

27th row: Work shell pattern across.

28th row: Repeat 26th row.

Repeat 25th to 28th rows inclusive 2 more times; then repeat 25th and 26th rows once more (Center Back measures 8 inches). Fasten off.

With right side facing, attach thread to lst sc at left neck edge, shell under next dc, sc in next. sc, shell in ch-3 sp of next cluster pattern, sc in next sc, shell under next dc, sc in next sc, shell in ch-3 sp of next cluster pattern, sc at base of next cluster pattern, shell in ch-3 of cluster pattern and continue thus along entire outer edge of Sacque to opposite side of neck edge, working shells along bottom of Sacque in established pattern. Fasten off.

SLEEVES . lst row: With wrong side facing, attach thread to shell where first half of joined cluster pattern was made at underarm, ch 2, cluster in back loop of 4th dc of shell where other half of joined cluster pattern was made, ch 3, dc back in back loop of 2nd dc of shell where thread was attached, ch 2 and work cluster pattern with ch-2 between over shells of Sleeve, ending with cluster pattern over last free shell, ch 2, sl st in tip of lst cluster made. Turn.

2nd row: * Sc in ch-2 sp, shell in next ch-3 sp. Repeat from * around, ending with shell in last ch-3 sp, sl st in lst sc made. Turn.

3rd row: * Ch 2, cluster in back loop of 4th dc of next shell ch 3, dc back in back loop of 2nd dc of same shell. Repeat from * around, ending rnd as before. Turn.

Work thus in pattern until 6 rnds in all have been completed. Fasten off.

Run ribbon in and out of both rows of dc sps at neck edge. Tie ends in bow at front and trim. Press through damp cloth.

CAP BACK PIECE . Starting at base, ch 15 (to measure 1 1/4 inches). lst row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (14 sc). Ch 1, turn.

2nd row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat the 2nd row, increasing 1 sc at both ends of the next row and every 3rd row thereafter, until there arc 20 sc on row-to increase, make 2 sc in 1 sc. Now work sc in each sc across until piece measures 2 inches in all. Ch 1, turn.

Next row: Sk lst sc (1 sc decreased), sc in each sc. Ch 1, turn. Repeat last row until 12 sc remain. Fasten off.

Attach thread to lst sc on lst row and work across curved edge as follows: lst row: Make 68 sc along edge, making last sc in last sc of lst row of Back Piece. Ch 3, turn.

2nd row: Dc in next sc, (ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc) 3 times; (ch 2, sk 1 sc, dc in next 2 sc) 14 times; (ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc) 3 times (20 sps). Ch 1, turn.

3rd row: Sc in each dc and 2 sc in each sp across, do not make sc in top st of turning ch (81 sc). Ch 2, turn.

4th row: Make 27 cluster patterns across, working as for 10th row of Sacque.

5th row: Make 25 shells with a half shell on each end, working as for 11th row of Sacque, Ch 1, turn.

6th row: Sc in lst dc, * ch 4, sc in 3rd dc of next shell. Repeat from * across (26 sps). Ch 1, turn.

7th row: Sc in each sc and 4 sc in each sp across, ending with 3 sc in last sp, sc in last sc (130 sc). Ch 3, turn.

8th row: Dc in next sc, * ch 2, sk 2 sc, dc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * across (32 sps). Ch 1, turn.

9th row: Sk lst dc, sc in next dc, (2 dc in next sp, sc in next 2 dc) 8 times; (3 sc in next sp, sc in next 2 dc) 16 times; (2 dc in next sp, sc in next 2 dc) 8 times (145 sc). Ch 2, turn.

10th row: * Sk 4 sc, cluster in back loop of next sc, ch 3, dc in back loop of 2nd skipped sc, ch 2. Repeat from * across 29 cluster patterns. Ch 3, turn. Work straight in pattern as for Sacque until 6 rows of cluster patterns and 6 rows of shells are made.

Continue in pattern, decreasing 1 cluster pattern (same as on Sacque) at both ends of each cluster pattern row until 19 cluster patterns remain, ending with a cluster row. Fasten off.

Now work a row of shells all along outer edge of Cap, working over decreased edge as for Sacque. Fasten off.

Run ribbon in and out of both rows of dc sps at back of Cap. Tack ends of ribbon on wrong side. Cut remainder of ribbon in half and sew to Cap for ties. Sew on rosettes.

BOOTEES

TOE PIECE . Ch 15 (to measure 1 1\4 inches). lst row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across (14 sc). Ch 1, turn.

2nd row: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat the 2nd row until piece measures 1 1\4 inches. Ch 55 for ankle, sl st in first st at beginning of last row. Fasten off. Now work in rnds as follows.

1st rnd: Attach thread to center st of ch-55 (this is center back), sc in same place where thread was attached, sc in 27 ch, then work sc along 3 sides of Toe Piece, sc in each remaining ch, sl st in lst sc. Ch 1, turn. Work sc in each st around until piece measures 1 1\4 inches. join. Ch 1, turn.

Next rnd: Work sc in each sc around, decreasing 3 sc evenly across toe and 3 sc evenly across heel-to decrease, work off 2 sc as 1 sc. Join. Repeat last rnd 5 more times. Fasten off.

Sew edges together. Count up 8 rnds from seam just made, attach th-read in st at center back and, with seam facing, work sc through top of each dc on this rnd, thus forming a ridge around sole. Fasten off.

Now work top as follows: lst rnd: Attach thread to center st at upper edge of Toe Piece, ch 1, sc in same place where thread was attached, work 67 more sc around (68 sc). join. Ch 3, turn.

2nd rnd: Dc in next st, * ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in next 2 sc. Repeat from * around (17 sps). join. Ch 1, turn.

3rd rnd: Sc in same place as sl st, sc in each dc and 2 sc in each sp around (68 sc). join. Ch 2, turn.

Now work in rows as follows:

lst row: Same as 4th row of Sacque (17 cluster patterns). Do not join. Ch 3, turn.

2nd row: Same as 5th row of Sacque. Now decrease 1 cluster pattern at both ends of each of the next 3 cluster pattern rows (4 cluster rows in all made). Fasten off. Attach thread to joining of 3rd rnd (over beading) and work shells along outer edge of top, working over decreased edge as for Sacque. Fasten off.

Run an 18-inch length of ribbon through beading at ankle.