Sunday, July 10, 2011

Doilies Star Book 44 American Thread Co

This American Thread pattern book goes way, way back .... to 1947.  It is Star Book No 44, by American Thread (still under the name of Spool Cotton).   The pattern book was  issue to promote their line of Color Fast (Will Boil) Mercerized Thread.   The book contains 17 different patterns to create doilies; some are crochet and some are tatted.      Hence, the title  ... 
Doilies Crocheted and Tatted 
As typical, the front and back covers showing the delightful pineapple doily selection, are the same.

No 4401 - Crochet Doily with Linen Center measures 16.5 inches.   The linen centers make doilies the perfect accent for your accent pieces - no stitching to cause anything to be off-balance. 

No 4403 - 8 Pointed Star Crochet Doily is 9-3/4 and features not just the 8 pointed star, but ample latticework and a pineapple edge. 

Truly, is there anything more Lacy than a tatted doily ?
No 4404 - Rounded Tatted Doily is 8.5 inches.
No 4405 - Oval Tatted Doily is 11.25 x 8.5 inches.

No 4406 - Crochet Motif Doily is 13 x 9.5 inches.  These diamond points all the way around give this one a 'different than usual' look. 

No 4407 - Motif Crochet Doily is 16 x 11.5 inches is made up with 35 small motifs. 

No 4408 - Flower Motif Crochet Doily is 15 inches at points.

No 4409 - Simple Circle Motif Crochet Doily is 9.75 inches.   This pattern is offered on as a Free Download in my shop. 

No 4410 - Pineapple Crochet Doily is 14 inches.   Make it up as an individual piece, or an entire luncheon set !

No 4411 - Scroll Crochet Doily is 9.25 inches.  The scroll center has a bit touch of the whirlwind look. 

No 4412 - Oval Crochet Doily is 13.5 x 9.5 inches.

No 4413, 4414 and 4415.  A three small motif doily set; two measuring 4-3/4 inches and one at 5.5 inches.  Use them individually, or connect them together to make assorted cloths of your choosing.   

No 4417 - Flower Edge Crochet Doily is 12.5 inches. From the center wheel to the daily center flowers and then the full flower edge, this one is lovely.

Although tatted took equal billing to the crochet in the title, it certainly didn't in the book itself with just two patterns.    Although they are all quite lovely, think my favorite is 4411, the Scroll Doily.

I have listed these patterns individually in my shop, identified by the links under the pictures, should you be interested.  

I hope you enjoyed the book review.
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