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Pyjama case and dressing table set

Pattern ID: Twilleys 202
Wool brand: Lyscordet
Yarn quantity: Set: 4 (1 oz balls); Case: 4 oz; small amount for contrast lettering
Sizes: Mats: 6x6 ins, 6x11½ ins, 7x21ins; Case: 17x10½ ins

Wool weight: 3/4 ply equivalent cotton
Needle size: 2¾mm and 2mm
Tension (10cm): 28sts

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Amusing knitted pyjama or nightdress case and square mats for a dressing table.

Lace tablecloth and table centre

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6215
Wool brand: Twenty, Gold Dust 20
Yarn quantity: 1 or 5 (20g ball); 2 or 9 spools
Sizes: Cloth: 29 inches in Twenty - 38 in Gold Dust;
mat: 10 ins in Twenty - 14 in Gold Dust.

Wool weight: fine cotton (2ply)
Hook size: 1¼mm
Tension: Twenty: 1st 5 rounds = 2 inches; Gold Dust : 1st 5 rounds = 2¾ inches.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Tablecloth or centrepiece design.

Lace table mats IV

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6202
Wool brand: Twenty
Yarn quantity: 1-3 (20g ball)
Sizes: Large: 17 inches in diameter;
medium: 12 ins; oval: 12 x 8½ ins.

Wool weight: fine cotton (2ply)
Hook size: 1¼mm
Tension: Round mats: 1st 21 rounds = 4½ inches; oval: centre motif = 3½ inches.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Three crochet doily or centrepiece designs.

Lace table mats III

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6163
Wool brand: Lystwist
Yarn quantity: 2-3 (20g ball)
Sizes: Large centre: 19 inches in diameter; small centre: 13 inches.

Wool weight: fine cotton (3ply)
Hook size: 2mm
Tension: Large centre: 1st 11 rounds = 8½ inches; small centre: 1st 4 rounds = 2 inches.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two crochet doily or centrepiece designs.

Lace table mats II

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6161
Wool brand: Lystwist
Yarn quantity: 2-4 (20g ball)
Sizes: Round centre: 11½ inches in diameter; oval centre: 27¾ x 10 inches.

Wool weight: fine cotton (3ply)
Hook size: 2mm
Tension (6cm): Round centre: 1st 3 rounds; oval centre: 1st 4 rounds.

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two crochet doily designs.

Lace table mats I

Pattern ID: Coats 342
Wool brand: Coats Mercer Crochet No 20
Yarn quantity: 1-2 (20g ball)
Sizes: 12 and 14 inches in diameter according to design.

Wool weight: fine cotton (2ply?)
Hook size: 1mm or 1¼mm
Tension: Design 1: centre motif measures 3 inches in diameter; design 2: 1st 5 rows measure 2 inches in diameter

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Two crochet doily designs.
Since this pattern is from the 1970s the hook sizes seem to be listed in metric sizes even though they do not state "mm" - their imperial equivalents are in old UK crochet hook sizes. See this reference if you are interested.

Crochet Chair and Settee Back

Pattern ID: Coats 1011
Wool brand: Coats Mercer Crochet No 10
Yarn quantity: 21 (20g balls)
Sizes: Chair back: 15 x 21 inches;
Settee back: 21 x 30 inches.

Wool weight: 3 or 4 ply equivalent
Hook size: 2½mm
Tension: Motif measures 3 inches in diameter

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Round crochet motifs to make chair backs (antimacassar).
Apparently this quick, simple to work, set for modern or traditional suite will give a new look to your lounge.

Robin "Oddies" Book

"Oddies" Booklet
(Robin 2040)

"Oddies" in various Robin qualities.

Booklet ID: Robin 2040

Subject Matter: A booklet of Bazaar knits various yarn qualities.

Price: £3.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Content:
All included items are featured on the cover photo - click on thumbnail for popup: Teapot and Egg Cosies; Bonnet, scarf, and mittens; Crochet cushion; Knitted cushion; Draught excluder; Bottle apron; Wine-glass mats; Cheval set; Knitted peg bag; Kettle holder; Crochet table mat; Dolls pram cover and pillow; Shawl; Doll; Bath mat; Slippers; Bed socks; Hot-water bottle cosy; Coat hanger covers; Snowman; Knitted ball.

Description:
The booklet is in fairly good condition. 21 designs mostly in double knitting weight a couple in 4 ply and one (bath mat) in chunky.

Crochet two-colour bedspread

Pattern ID: Coats 1235
Wool brand: Coats Lyric Cotton
Yarn quantity: Single: 60 (50g balls) in main plus 8 balls contrast plus 5 balls for fringe; Double: 79 (50g balls) in main plus 11 balls contrast plus 6 balls for fringe
Sizes: Single: 66 x 96 inches;
Double: 84 x 96 inches.

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Hook size: 4mm
Tension (15cm): Motif measures 15cm

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Square crochet motifs in two colours for single or double bed.

Crochet Bedspread and Cushion

Pattern ID: Twilleys 6636
Wool brand: Handicraft Cotton No 1 (D42 or C44)
Yarn quantity: Bedspread: 62 (100g hanks); Cushion: 3 hanks
Sizes: Bedspread: 117.5 x 94 inches; Cushion: 18 inches across

Wool weight: No1 cotton (Aran?)
Hook size: 4½mm
Tension (60cm): Motif measures 60cm

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Large hexagonal crochet motif for a bedspread and cushion in heavier weight handicraft cotton.

Four little seasons

Pattern ID: Craftime EM2
Wool brand: Any standard DK yarn
Yarn quantity: Small amounts of double knitting yarn in various colours shown.
Sizes: Possibly about 6 - 7 inches high

Wool weight: Double Knitting
Needle size: 3¼mm
Tension (10x10cm): 24sts x 28 rows

Price: £2.00 (includes 2nd class postage within UK
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Description: Seasonal themed doll egg cosies. "Liven up your breakfast table!"