January 1981 - The Place Mat
The place mat is the winner of the January pattern. It had 79% of the vote!
The pattern asks for these materials:
Workbasket describes Bucilla Tempo like this; “Bucilla Tempo is a 3-ply 100% Creslan® Acrylic fibre, machine washable.”
Ravelry says that it’s probably a fingering weight yarn. I’m going to use a mix of Panda Cotton by Crystal Palace Yarns (also discontinued) that’s a blend of bamboo, cotton and nylon along with some Aunt Lydia’s Bamboo Crochet Thread #10 size. #10 size of thread seems close to fingering yarn.
The place mat is made up of 24 two-tone motifs with one color in the middle two rounds and color two in the outer two rounds. That seems pretty straight forward. I'll post an update next week along with some other highlights from the Workbasket Magazine issue.
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I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.