Fruit Mats : This pattern gives directions for crocheting the hot mats pictured. These are motif designed mats, with three different designs -- an apple, a bundle of grapes and a pineapple. All are crocheted in Knitting and Crochet Cotton. Actual size of each is not stated.
This is a Mail Order Pattern, purchased through newspapers. This pattern was marketed as Needlework Bureau 1459 in 1940. (One point of interest is entire pattern is in capital letters). The newspaper description: "A fine table covered with marks from hot dishes will be a constant eyesore. Why not crochet these attractive hot dish mats designed to look like fruit - A bunch of grapes, an apple and a pineapple".
- 1 BALL EACH OF KNITTING AND CROCHET COTTON IN THE FOLLOWING COLORS: DULL ORANGE (PINEAPPLE), MEDIUM GREEN (LEAVES), RED (APPLE), AND LIGHT GREEN (GRAPES). ABOUT 9 YDS OFSAME COTTON IN RUST OR BROWN FOR TRIMMING ON PINEAPPLE
- STEEL CROCHET HOOK, SIZE 8 FOR GRAPES, SIZE 5 FOR APPLE AND PINEAPPLE.