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

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.