Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pincushions, Hearts, Wishbones, and Crochet!

I have had a few requests for patterns since my post on
Thimble Holders (Crocheted Wishbone Thimble Holders).
I have also had an email from someone who lost the
treasure (crocheted wishbone thimble holder with
a crocheted heart-shaped pincushion attached)
they were given by their grandmother and
sadly lost it in a house move.
I will be posting a pattern very soon
when I will be back home.
I have been away for the past week.
I hope that you will check back again - when I
am able to update.

March 2, 2008

I have had a search through my patterns and
while I do not have the same
pattern as the "wishbone thimble holder with

heart-shaped pincushion", I have what I
think is the next best thing.
I have found a vintage pattern for a crocheted
"powder bag", and instead of filling it with

powder, you could fill it with polyfiberfil.
It can be attached to the crocheted wishbone
thimble holder for which I have

previously posted the pattern.

Below is a pattern for a "crocheted pineapple
pincushion" which is from - Star Book No. 74 Fair
& Bazaar Suggestions - see further below.
The pattern does not give the finished size but if
you look at the cover picture, you can tell that it
would be approx. 6 inches long.
If you are a skilled crocheter, then you may be
able to adjust the size in accordance with the
wishbone thimble holder.

If you look again at the "wishbone thimble
holder with heart-shaped pincushion", you
will see that the crochet work is extremely
fine (pincushion 4 inches in length).
So a lot depends on the size thread and
gauge hook that you use as to what size the
finished item would be.

I have included a picture of some of my collection of
pincushions which shows a lot of these vintage
crocheted pineapple pincushions.
They all vary in size as you can see.

I hope that this has helped those who are
looking for crochet patterns for sewing accessories.
Don't forget to click on the pictures for larger image.


Anonymous said...

I'm not sure my comment got posted. I wanted to thank you for finding these patterns for the crochet wishbone pin cushion holder. I am still looking for the one like my grandmother made, but have not had much luck. I downloaded the patterns that you have found and will hopefully be able to put something together. Thank you again. Marge

crazyhaberdasher said...

You are most welcome Marge! Goodluck with your continued search! I might find other patterns too!