Some time back I purchased a big lot of loose pattern leaflets on an Ebay auction. I remember them coming in and oohing and awwing over them as a sorted through the prize and then putting them in the drawer with all the others waiting their turn. Well, now it the time ... I'm going to concentrate on these loose leaflets and the mail order patterns for the next month or two.
Third down in the stack is this prize.
It is identified only as 9666 Crocheted Apron and written across the top -- This is your Free Gift. This is a clear sign that it would have been a handout gift, which frequently happened as part of a thread promotion. But, a quick view of the materials list turned out to be entirely generic. (Use a No. 4 steel hook and mercerized, fast-color, string weight thread. You will need about 580 yards of cream thread (the basic color), 100 yards of pink, 22 yards of green, 25 yards of yellow, and 23 yards of blue). Well, that rules out the thread maker as well as the hook brand. So, I have no current idea who presented this pattern. I do know, based on the paper and print, that is will date to the mid/late 1940s.
It's a delightful piece, certainly not written for the beginner as it contains no charts. It does give a decent basic description of gauge, spaces and blocks that would get one through ... and definitely feel the accomplishment when it comes time to wear. It is a half apron, with crochet ties, bottom flower band and 4 vertical floral panels.
This pattern is available in the shop. I have two others (as this time), should you be specifically be looking for filet crochet apron patterns, and of course a number of other crocheted apron patterns as well.
If you know more about the No 9666 Crocheted Apron .... please do share.
Thanks for dropping by,