It's that most wonderful day of the week again..when we all go and visit our lovely hostess Suzanne. There we can find all the lovely ladies participating in this weeks Vintage Things Thursday. I love this day..cause vintage is the best ever for me, and I can't wait to see what everyone has posted..so come on and join in the fun. Scamper with me over to
Suzanne at ColoradoLady. Let's go see what everyone has to see.....
One of my favorite crochet books of all time is the Crocheted Chairbacks book.
American Thread Company
Star Chairback Book No. 105
Originally sold for 10 cents
The little book is filled with the most wonderful Chair Sets..some Church Laces and some of the prettiest Shade Pulls.
This is is not only one of my favorite books, but one of the first books I used while learning to crochet....and I think the Fan and the Spider Lace will always be my faves. Do any of you remember the chairsets of the chairs and couches..the beautiful pieces on the armrests along with the doilies,tablecloths.....all the "fancywork" that our mothers,grandmothers and aunties made? I sure do. When I look at my collection of books..I am taken back to a softer,sweeter more gentle time. Back to when our mothers were always home when we got home from school, always with a hug and a snack..and a tell me about your day. A time when our house always was full of kids, though in my family,there was just my sister and me...my mother made doughnuts and fried pies for all the kids in the neighborhood.
The two patterns shown here are some of my first crochet works...they may sound hard to a new crocheter, but they really aren't..so don't be scared to try. I hope by splitting them as I've done, it will give them more room to enlarge when you click on them. They should be easier to read the instructions..... I hope you enjoy these patterns as much as I have and that you like the look of this little book as much as I do....oohhh, the sweet memories it brings back.