Way back in 1951 - 62 years ago - Coats & Clark put out a book celebrating Butterflies in Crochet. Now, there were certainly no groundbreaking design ideas, but each of their butterflies are attractive motifs' with plenty uses. Let me show you.
Book 272 - Butterflies in Crochet
The front cover gives real life examples of some of the butterflies portrayed in the pattern book
Hat and Gloves S-36 : Here we have big butterflies stitched to a fabric cloche and the matching
motif built into a pair of crochet mesh gloves. This set is pure fun.
Butterfly Handkercheifs S-44 : Three pretty butterflies and edgings to stitch to handkerchiefs,
or items of your choice.
Butterfly Blouse S-34 : Just a bit misleading, this pattern includes instructions for one butterfly that can be made to a variety of items and stitched to a blouse, as they suggest, or to anything you might like.
This pattern is available in my shop as a Free Download.
S-37 Butterfly Runner. The pattern includes both a large and a small butterfly motif
for stitching to runners (or items of your choice).
S-65 Butterfly Luncheon Cloth: Another attractive motif for stitch to cloths - in this case a
pretty pink luncheon cloth.
S-43 Butterfly Luncheon Set : A loose butterfly design is attached as edging to place,
bread and butter and glass mats.
Night Table Doily S-55 : This 15 inch square Night Table Doily is mesh with
a raised butterfly motif.
Bedspread Ensemble S-66 : This is an inspiration pattern picture. Make up the different butterfly motifs in the book and attach bedspreads, curtains, lamp shades in a colorful array.
Luncheon Set S-61 : In three sizes, using this mesh mats with butterfly edge
as luncheon mats or doilies.
Butterfly Shade Pulls S-52 : One pattern but looks so different in the color sets. Use on shades, ceiling fans, purse zippers and so much more.
And, there you go. These 9 patterns constitute the book. I think there is a nice assortment in here. Although I'm not sure about putting these on blouses, I would image there would be many a person, especially young girls, that would love the butterfly gloves and hat, and I certainly wouldn't mind the runner cloth myself. You - do you have a favorite ?
I reworked this book into sharp clean individual patterns, which I have listed in my shop, should you be interested. The links are below the pictures. I hope you enjoyed the book review.
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