Friday, June 29, 2012

Crochet Your Gifts

This pattern booklet, Crochet Your Gifts comes to us from 1944; published by the Spool Cotton Company. Although all the patterns feature Coats and Clarks threads, it was slightly before the time the books were published under the Coats & Clarks name.   This one is simply Book 212.    The title - Crochet Your Gifts - is almost correct.   Almost in that there is one lone knitting pattern, a purse.  

There are a number of fun and enchanting surprises here.   Let me show you  (Grab a cup of whatever you like to drink ... there's alot to look at in this one!).

 The front cover (same as the back cover) shows gives us the well fitted and tailored woman of the war era - bearing a gift, of course. 
No 4023 - Pineapple Apron and No 9410 Tea Cozy.   Here's a appealing set for something different - a sweetheart apron tied only at the waist, and a matching tea cozy.   No straps on the apron and no starching - how do you think it stays put?  

No 9379 and No 9408 - Crocheted Pincushions, nicely ruffled. 
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No 9406 - Crochet Ruffled Lampshade are 6 inches deep by 7 1/2 inches in diameter.   
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No 9402 (on left) Knitted Handbag.  This is the one exception to everything in the book being a crochet pattern.
No 9407 (on right) Crochet Bag.  Actual size is not stated, but it certainly appears roomy and sports an attractive shell stitch.

No 9409 - Crochet Flowers in a flowerpot.   
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No 7701 Sherbet Doily Set are crocheted and measure approx. 4 1/2 inches.  

No 7626 Glass Jackets in a great checkerboard pattern.   They are wearable art for your glassware.

No 7698 Crochet Luncheon Set is made in Shell Stitch and is tri-color striped.  

No 9383 Hot Plate Set features a heavy and bold V Cluster Stitch and has instructions to make a large, small or medium sized mat. 

No 9394 - A charming pillow in a generous 20 inch size for you who like filet crochet. 

No 7664A - Motif Chair Set to protect that precious upholstery and add beauty at the same time.  

No 7664B, No 9336A & B Curtain Pulls to crochet.   Did you notice the pull on the left matches the chair set above?

No 9411 Coat Hanger Covers in an attractive stripe.

No 2477 Gloves the sport an airy mesh and wrist ruffles.  

No 2703 V-Neck Collar is made up of Organdie with a nice crochet border.  Free Download
No 2653 Irish Crochet Collar gives a floral final touch to a special dress or top. 

No 4022 Tri-Color Apron has an interesting pleat thing going on, along with bands of two color stripes at the bottom.

No 9403, 9378 and 9362 - a collection of crochet potholders.   Any of these would look a great choice when putting together a quick gift.

No 5224 Pineapple Bid  and No 5268 Soft Shoes are dainty gift for a new baby ... when something truly elegant is called for.

No X130 Smiling Pete Doll measures 18 inches and would truly be a gift of love.   

No 9404 - Aproncrocheted in a lacy stitch with bottom band and pockets is trim and attractive.

No 4020 and No 4021 - Sachets; One star and one frilly ruffled heart - perfect for the closet, or anywhere you might enjoy a little extra scent. 

No X129 - Horse - Perhaps not proportionally correct, but certainly a toy full of crocheted fun. 

No 5267 Bibs - Now, what could be more fun that Humpty Dumpty, his wife and kids on baby's bibs. 

Well, you may recall I mentioned there was a lot to look at.  It took me almost 5 days to work all the way through this.  (Okay ... not nonstop).  But Spool Cotton Company did a great job with this one.  (Almost) every one still a useful item and appreciated gift.   I've put most of these in my shop (just click the links) and a couple of them under the free patterns section of this blog.

Hope you enjoyed the photo journal.   Thanks for dropping by, 
Lorrie  

3 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing. I love vintage patterns.

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  2. I have this book in (what I think) very good condition. Any idea if it has any value or where I could go to find out? I have several other vintage pattern books as well.

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    1. For the potential value, I would suggest searching Ebay.

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