Even with a small flurry of last minute votes for the Swanky Dishcloth the winner was still The Leaf Mats in Crochet.
Bucilla Wonder-Knit is a discontinued 100% acrylic yarn and is probably worsted weight. There is some available on Ebay but as usual, I'll pull something from my stash. I found this assortment of green yarns in varying weights and I'll try a few to see how they turn out. The Red Heart Soft is 100% acrylic like the recommended yarn so I'll try that. I'm also curious on how this will look in thread so I pulled out some green size 10 crochet thread to try. I'll use a 3.25mm hook on the worsted weight and probably a 1.7mm on the thread.
There are three different sizes for the mats. An 11.5 inch, 9.5 inch and 7.5 inch. This is mostly done in the back loops to get the ridges and looks simple and fairly detailed for a vintage pattern
Next week I'll have some of the great vintage ads from this issue. There is definitely a theme going for the July 1954 issue! Here's a preview of one of the ads:
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. I'm a member of Crochet Twin Cities, the local Crochet Guild.