Crocheted Doilies: This pattern contains directions to crochet the doilies pictured. These three crocheted doilies can be made either of No. 50 Mercerized Crochet Cotton, No. 30 Mercerize Crochet Cotton or Mercerized Crochet and Knitting Cotton. The choice of the cotton governs the size and texture of the doilies. The doilies can be used as luncheon or buffet sets or as odd doilies. Depending upon materials selected the large doilies will measure 18, 22 or 28 inches; the medium doilies 12, 17 or 24 inches; the small doilies 6, 8 or 10 inches in diameter.
This is a Mail Order Design Pattern, purchased through newspapers and catalogs. The pattern was marketed as Laura Wheeler 809 in 1945. (It was also marketed as Laura Wheeler 2608). The newspaper description: "The clever housewife chooses crocheted doilies. They give a look of luxury - they're durable, practical. Make these - they will be your pride. Do these doilies in string or finer cotton. Use them in sets or as incidentals".
- No. 50 mercerized Crochet Cotton and a No. 14 steel crochet hook or No. 30 Mercerized Crochet Cotton and a No. 10 steel crochet hook or Unbleached Mercerized Crochet and Knitting Cotton in (700 yard) skeins and a No. 8 steel crochet hook.
- The large doily requires approximately 363 yard of No. 50 cotton or 417 yards of No. 30 cotton or 550 yards of the heavy cotton.
- The medium sized doily requires approximately 204 yards of No. 50 cotton or 235 yards of No. 30 cotton or 310 yards of heavy cotton.
- The small sized doily requires approximately 58 yards of No. 50 cotton or 67 yards of No. 30 cotton or 88 yards of heavy cotton.
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