The year was 1950 when American Thread issued their pattern book - Crocheted Rugs. The book, 32 pages in all, is half and half color to black and white in a glossy format. The book is issued in promotion to the Aunt Lydia's Heavy Rug yarn, which is called for in each of the patterns. There are 14 patterns and I'd rate them all as easy. All are crocheted, a couple are woven or have added embroidery.
Home Sweet Home, with a base of crochet and strands of black and white woven through. Finished, it will measure 19 x 30 (without the fringe).
Dot Dot Dash, worked in white and green on a black base is an easy design to put together, and would prove a complimentary factor to almost any decor. Make in a large (23 x 48") or smaller rug.
Young Modern Rug, also worked in three colors, will measure 24 x 40 inches. This will be an easy design to increase or decrease size, should you desire.
Biarritz (for the city in France?). It's a nice block motif with the center of each block embroidered in cross stitch.
New Granny" is quite appealing worked in four colors of 6 x 6 inch blocks to make a finished rug of 24 x 36 inches.
Provincial Rug is another woven design. Crochet the base and weave through colorful strands of heavy rug yarn to achieve pleasing effect. I've added this pattern to the shop as a Free Download.
Happy the Clown is crocheted and the clown embroidered in cross stitch.
Country Home design is a hexagon crocheted in six different shades and finished with long fringe all the way around. It measures 25 1/2 inches in diameter.
Cliff Dweller area rug can be worked in two sizes - 26 x 50 or 16 x 26 inches.
Regimental Stripes rug is crocheted in 5 colors of heavy rug yarn, making it a bright and welcome addition to almost any room. The rug is 24 x 40 inches.
Round and Round ! It is worked in four colors, employing three different pattern stitch and, of course, the loop stitch. The rug will measure 25 x 37 inches.
Day and Night rug to place ... well, anywhere you like. The rug will measure 24 x 40 inches. This pattern is offered as a Free Download in the shop.
Pinwheel is an easy design that measures 24 inches.
Contemporary is made of 15 blocks, each featuring one of two sizes of block cubes worked in loop stitch. I has a quite nice dimensional effect. The directions calls for one color, but I think two to three colors would be equally as interesting.
And, that's it .. that back cover is the same as the front. All in all, there are attractive selections here, and just as American Threads' goal would have been ... something for everyone. I'd think that still holds true.
These patterns are listed in my shop. There are also a fair number of other crocheted rug patterns if you'd like to see more.
Thanks for dropping by,