Saturday, August 20, 2011

Afghans Pillows Coats Clarks Book 505

Is it too soon to present you with another of the Coats and Clarks books?   I hope not, as I have it ready for you.    This one is Book No. 505, going back to 1954.  All but two of the patterns are crochet.

Afghans and Matching Pillows
C-237 - Peacock is illustrated on the front cover.   The crocheted and matching pillow is created with Plastic Crochet Hooks No 3 and No 5.    The afghan measures 45 x 66 inches and the pillow is 18 inches square.   AND, did C&C call it Peacock?   Well, I have no idea. 


This pattern leaflet was issued as promotion for Chadwicks Red Heart Knitting Worsted.   I've included the promo page as it is simply delightful.   


C-229 - Polka Dot (upper left) is crocheted with a Plastic Hook No 6.  Each motif measures 5.5 inches square.  The finished piece measures 44 x 66 inches.   
C-230 - Chevron (upper right)  is created with a Plastic Crochet Hook No 6.  Each Chevron measures 3.4 inches across.  The afghan measures approx. 45 x 62 inches.   
C-231 - Blue Diamond (lower left) measures approx. 50 x 65 inches.   It is created with a Plastic Crochet Hook No 6.
C-232 - Honeycomb (lower right) is stitched using a Plastic Crochet Hook No 5.  When completed, it measures approx. 45 x 66 inches. 

 C-233 - Pennsylvania Dutch is created with a Plastic Crochet Hook No 5.  Each square ins 6.5 inches.  The finished afghan measures approx. 52 x 78 inches.
  
 C-234 - Candy Cane Afghan measures 40 x 60 inches when completed.   It is stitched with a Plastic Crochet Hook No 5.  Each motif measures 4 inches in diameter.

C-235 Maltese Cross - This attractive motif is quick and simple enough for any beginner to undertake.  It is stitched with a Plastic Crochet Hook No 5.  The afghan measures approx. 44 x 66 inches.  The matching pillow is 14 inches square.  


C-236 - Patchwork - An afghan stitch square with a tweedy texture and subtle colorings, in a stylized design.  It is crocheted with a Plastic Crochet Hook No 6.  It measures 50 x 67 inches.  The matching pillow is 18 inches square.  

 C-238 - Satin Stripe - This simply beauty measures 45 x 65 inches with matching pillows in both the 18 and 14 inches square size.   It is knitted with one pair No 8 Pins.  You will also need 38 yards of satin ribbon that is 1.5 inches wide. 


 C-239 - Checkmate Afghan measures 45.5 x 66.5 inches and has matching pillows either 14 or 18 inches square (with great tassels).  Crochet is with a Plastic No 5 Hook.

C-240 - Jacob's Ladder is made with a Plastic Crochet Hook No 5.  It measures 45 x 63 inches and has a matching pillow that is 18 inches square.   

 C-241 - Lollipop - This sweet baby blanket is crocheted with a Plastic Crochet Hook No 2.  It measures approx. 32 x 47 inches.  Each motif measures 1.5 inches square.

C-242 - Lagoon - No Crocheting and no knitting in this afghan.   This pattern is available in another Blog Post,
C-243 - Shaded Stripes (upper left) is Crocheted with a Plastic Crochet Hook No 6.  It measures approx. 40 x 60 inches.
C-244 - Navajo (bottom right) -is Crocheted with a Plastic Crochet Hook No 6.  It measures 45 x 60 inches.
C-245 - Mardi Gras (bottom left) is Crocheted with a Plastic Crochet Hook No 3.  Each motif is 4 1/2 inches square.   The afghan measures approx. 48 x 67 inches.
C-246 - Lazy Daisy (upper right) measures approx. 48 x 60 inches.  Crochet it with a Plastic Crochet Hook No 6. 

C-247 - Pineapple is highlighted on the back cover.   This piece is knitted with one pair No 5 knitting pins.   It measures 50 x 64 inches. 


If you are of the 50 or more age category, you may remember these marvelously boring furnishings of the 1950s shown in the pictures .. either as furniture you owned or the hand-me-downs given to you as a young adult.    They (the furnishings) do make the afghans stand out as the highlight.   Did you catch the phone cord in the Candy Cane photo, or the man in the smoking jacket (smoking of course) in Checkmate?

I think the Pennsylvania Dutch Afghan is truly lovely, although I'll admit right here that the Patchwork Afghan is my favorite.   How about you? 

I've scanned these patterns individually to PDF files and they are available in my shop (I'm entering them over the next day or two).    If you are interested, just click on the pattern number under the corresponding picture.  

Hope you enjoyed the book.    Thanks for dropping by,
Lorrie

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