Crochet flowers, home decor, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Crochet Leaf

crochet leaf

Here is a cute little crochet leaf pattern from one of my favorite vintage pattern books! This leaf can be used to decorate anything and can be paired with any of my crochet flowers!  (Check out some of my flower patterns here:  ChrysanthemumForget-me-not, and Rose!)

Watch the crochet along video here: (or continue scrolling to see the pattern!)

This leaf pattern comes from this vintage crochet book:

star book no. 64

This is what the actual doily looks like with the leaves in it:

Irish rose doily no 6406

It is so beautiful!!!  I haven’t made this doily before but I definitely plan on making it soon!

For this pattern you will need: 

size 10 crochet cotton in green

size 6 crochet hook        

Instructions:

Ch 13.  1 sc in 2nd st from hook and in each of the next 10 sts of ch.  3 sc in last stitch.

Working on the other side of the ch, work 1 sc in each of the next 8 sts, ch 3, turn.

Working in the back loops only for the rest of the pattern, 1 sc in each of the next 9 sc, 3 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of next 7sc.

*ch 3, turn, 1 sc in each of the next 8 sc, 3 sc in next sc, 1 sc in each of the next 7sc*

Repeat from * 4 times.  Finish off.

Here is the original leaf instructions from the doily pattern:

free crochet leaf pattern

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy making these beautiful little vintage leaves, too!

You might also like the crochet hanging chrysanthemums!

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Crochet flowers, gifts, home decor, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Crochet Chrysanthemums for Fall

Hello, friends!

My favorite time of year is finally here!  It’s a time of cooler weather, Fall scented candles, and beautiful Autumn colors!  My very favorite part of Fall is definitely the return of all things Pumpkin Spice!!  Coming in close at second favorite is all of the beautiful colors that people use to decorate their homes.  I think the most amazing way my neighbors bring the Fall colors out is with brightly colored Mums in their gardens and front porches.

crochet flower

While I was looking through my vintage crochet magazines, I came across a pattern for a potholder that reminded me of these pretty flowers.  It’s a 1944 magazine from The Spool Cotton Company, Crochet Your Gifts, Book No. 212:

vintage crochet

It inspired me to create this pattern, which is just a slight variation of the original pattern.  (If you would like the original pattern, keep scrolling down!)  I changed the original pattern slightly to make it easier to understand and to make it a little smaller!)

You can watch the video crochet along here:  

Click here for the printable crochet chrysanthemums worksheet for my pattern variation or scroll down to see my pattern and the original vintage pattern!

For this pattern you will need: 

Size 10 crochet cotton in beautiful Fall colors

size 6 crochet hook 

Wooden Buttons (2 for each flower)

Needle

Stuffing Stuffing

Chrysanthemum Pattern 

Completed flower measures 3” in diameter. 

Materials: size 10 crochet cotton, size 6 hook, wooden buttons, needle, stuffing

Ch 6.  Join with a sl st to make a ring. 

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc now and throughout) 14 dc in ring.  Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3. 

Round 2: Ch 3 dc in same place as sl st, 2 dc in each st around (30 dc).  Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3. 

Round 3: Ch 1, sc in same place as sl st, (for the rest of this row, work in the front loops only!) *hdc in front loop of next st, 5 dc in front loop of next st, hdc in front loop of next st, sc in front loop of next 2 sts.  Repeat from* around.  Join with sl st in beginning sc. 

Round 4: Ch 2, (this row is worked in the remaining back loops of row 2!) *2 dc in first back loop, 1 dc in next loop.  Repeat from * around (45 dc).  Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3.   

Round 5: Repeat row 3.    

Round 6:  Ch 2, (this row is worked in the remaining back loops of row 4!) *2 dc in first back  loop, 1 dc in each of the next 2 loops.  Repeat from * around (60 dc).  Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3. 

Round 7: Repeat row 3. 

Round 8: Ch 2, (this row is worked in the remaining back loops of row 6!) *2 dc in first back loop, 1 dc in each of the next 3 loops.  Repeat from * around (75 dc).  Join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3. 

Round 9: Repeat row 3 and finish off. 

Repeat rows 1 through 9 to make one more flower. 

Place the 2 flowers back to back (with petals facing out).  Using back loops from row 8, slip stitch through loops of both flowers.  Continue to slip stitch through row 8 of both flowers to connect them all around, leaving a 1 inch space open.  Stuff flower with a little stuffing through the 1 inch opening.  When the flower is stuffed to be firm but not too hard, continue slip stitches to close the 1 inch opening.  Finish off.  With needle and crochet cotton, attach buttons to center of flower on both sides by running the needle and thread through one button, through the flower to the other side, and through the other button.  Pull the thread tight so that the buttons pull together into the middle of the flower just a little.  Finish off. 

You can add a string to the top to hang your flower, or use it as a decoration anywhere in your home!  I will be adding crochet leaves and chains to mine create hanging chrysanthemums  to hang around my house and others will go on shelves next to pretty Fall pictures!

Here is the what the actual potholder looks like from the original 1944 magazine (I think I will make some potholders in pretty Fall colors too!):

vintage crochet potholder

And here is the original pattern:

vintage potholder pattern

 

Thank you for stopping by!!  I hope you enjoy crocheting your flowers (and maybe some potholders, too) in all of the beautiful colors of Fall!

Happy Fall, y’all!

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Doily Dreamcatcher, gifts, home decor, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Doily Dreamcatcher

doily dreamcatcher

Hello, everyone!!  I absolutely love all of the doily dreamcatchers I have been seeing all over Pinterest lately.  They are just so beautiful.  I pretty much love any project that can be made with vintage doilies so this project is very exciting to me!!

You can watch the instructional video for my doily dreamcatcher here:

For this project, you will need:

doily – You can choose any vintage doily or you can make your own.  The doily I’m using is a vintage doily that my Grandma made (scroll down for the pattern!)

glue gun

craft hoop (mine is 14″ because my doily is about 13″)

scissors

lots of ribbon in different colors

feathers in different colors

crochet cotton (or thread) and a needle

The doily that I used is one that my Grandma made and I have the book that she used to make it!  It is this vintage pattern book from 1944:

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Here is the pattern:

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If you love vintage doilies or crocheting your own, I hope you will give this dreamcatcher a try!  Thank you for stopping by to check out this project.  Comment down below if you have any fun ideas of how to add doilies to your project.  I’d love to hear your ideas!

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Easter, home decor, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Doily Easter Basket

Hello, everyone!  Easter is almost here so, if you haven’t already, it is time to plan your Easter egg hunts and brunches (and whatever else your own Easter traditions promt!).  And, while we’re at it, how about a lovely little crochet Easter project?  This one is made using vintage crochet patterns (free down below!) to create a beautiful Easter basket.

Watch the video tutorial here:

Supplies:

2 medium size bowls

plastic grocery bag

garbage bag (or something to protect your working surface)

Mod Podge Stiffy

doily pattern (size 10 crochet cotton and size 7 crochet hook)

trim pattern (size 10 crochet cotton and size 7 crochet hook)

about a yard of the crochet cotton you used for the doily and trim

needle (large enough for crochet cotton)

scissors

doily Easter basket

Instructions:

Put the garbage bag over your work surface to protect it from the messy Mod Podge!  To make the bottom of the basket, place the doily in one of the bowls.  Pour Mod Podge over it.  Mix it so that it is completely covered in the Mod Podge.  Take the other bowl and put it inside plastic grocery bag.  Place the bag-covered bowl upside down on the garbage bag on your work surface.  Take the Mod Podge doily and smooth it over the bowl.  Next, take the crochet trim and put it inside he Mod Podge bowl.  Pour Mod Podge over it and mix it so that it is all covered.  Take it out and lay it flat on the garbage bag.  Smooth it out so that it is nice and flat and straight.  Leave the doily on the bowl and the trim on the garbage bag overnight (or 2 nights if you live in a humid climate!  I leave mine overnight 2 nights, with the ceiling fan on so that they are completely dry!!) The next morning, take the doily off of the bowl and peel the plastic bag off of it.  It should be nice and hard and in the shape of a bowl.  Peel the trim piece off of the garbage bag.  Shape the trim piece in an arch that can fit as a handle over our basket bottom.  Take your needle and thread and stitch the handle onto the bowl on 2 sides.  Be sure to stitch it well so that the handle doesn’t fall over.

That’s it!!!  Your basket is ready to be filled with eggs, flowers, or whatever pretty Spring things you want!

The doily is from this Star Book No. 228, Doilies Knitted, Crocheted, and Tatted:

vintage crochet

Doily Pattern (Spider Doily):

vintage crochet pattern
vintage crochet pattern

The Trim Pattern is from Lily Book No. 700-E, Edgings Crochet and Tatted:

vintage crochet

Trim Pattern No. 63:

(I used the Insertion and Heading, where the arrows are pointing!)

vintage crochet pattern

Thank you for joining me!  Happy Easter!!

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Easter, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Doily Bunny Easter Decoration

Spring is here and Easter is just around the corner!!  Here is a cute Easter decoration that you can make using vintage doilies or with doilies that you crochet!

Watch the video tutorial here (or scroll down for directions!):

For this project you will need:
11″ x 14″ Canvas
1/3 yard of burlap
1 large white pom pom
marker
scissors
glue gun and glue sticks
2 doilies (1- 4″ and 1- 5 1/2″)
2 bunny ears

(for the doilies and bunny ears, I used size 10 crochet cotton and size 6 crochet hook!)

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The doilies I used are from a 1941 crochet book called “Tips on Tables” by the Spool Cotton Company.

Here is the pattern for the larger doily called Sorcery:

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And here is the pattern for the smaller doily called Princess Charming:

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To make the bunny ears:

Chain 63.  dc in 4th chain from hook and in the next 25 chains.  2 dc in each of next 3 chains.  dc in each of next 2 chains.  2 dc in each of next 3 chains.  dc in next 26 chains.  Finish off and repeat so that you have 2 bunny ears! 

To make the Doily Bunny:

Cut your burlap so that is the same size as your canvas.  Pull out some of the threads around the edges to give it a frayed took.  Using your glue gun, add a bead of glue about an inch from the edge of the canvas to glue your burlap to the canvas.

Next, lay out your doilies and bunny ears to create your bunny shape.  (Refer to photo for placement or watch video tutorial here.)  Using your glue gun, glue the doilies and ears in place.

Using glue gun, put a circle of glue in the center of your larger doily.  Press pom pom onto glue to give your bunny a tail!

Enjoy your lovely doily bunny Easter decoration!!

Thank you for stopping by!!  I hope you have fun making your own doily bunnies!!

Happy Easter!!

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home decor, Uncategorized, Vintage Doily Projects

Doily Bow Pillow

Hello, friends!

I’m super excited to share this project because I’ve been wanting to make this pillow for a long time!!  I got the idea when I saw all of the cute bow pillows that everyone was making on youtube.  I thought it would be so pretty to add a doily to a bow pillow for my office!

You can watch the video tutorial here:

Supplies for this project: 

Fabric (2 pieces – 12″ X 20″ and 4″ x 24″)

Doily (one that you made or a vintage one)

Sewing machine and needle and thread OR gluegun

Measuring tape

Scissors

Stuffing

The pillow turned out absolutely beautiful!!  I hope that yours turns out amazing as well!  Have fun picking out your doily and fabric color combinations!  You can even embellish with vintage brooches if you want!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Halloween, Vintage Doily Projects

Halloween Lace Candy Bowl

Halloween is just around the corner!  If you need a unique bowl to keep your Halloween candy in, look no further!  These lace candy bowls are beautiful and super easy to make.

You can watch the instructional video for candy bowls here.

For this project, you will need: 

Mod Podge Stiffy

bowls

plastic grocery bags

black doily from store

or hand made black doily (size 7 crochet hookCoats Crochet Aunt Lydia’s Crochet, Cotton Classic Size 10, Blacksize 10 black crochet cotton, pattern for doily.)

Here is the pattern for the doily I used:

It came from this vintage magazine:

If you love adding lace and doilies to all of your decorating projects, I hope you will give these doily bowls a try!  Thank you for stopping by to check out this project.  Comment down below if you have any fun ideas of how to add vintage lace or doilies to your Halloween home decor!

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