Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life.
Children are always interested in animals and birds, and your little one will be delighted with a "zoo" bedspread. Designed by Mrs. A.J. Lavender in 1918, these simple blocks will fuel your creativity. There are 16 animal squares: song bird, kittens, wolf, fox and chick, donkey, pig, ostrich, rooster, deer, dog, llama, camel, squirrel, horse, goat, rabbit, plus a checkered square to separate the animals. The matching scalloped border (with corner) includes a flying goose, snake, horse, squirrel, lion, mouse, duck, chicken, cat, owl, and rabbit. With several options for variations, you can use this pattern for a simple project, or make a more ambitious crochet thread bedspread with matching curtains and linens. This is not your usual scanned vintage crochet pattern. To make this pattern great for today's crocheter I wrote complete instructions, expanded the written instructions so you won't need to skip around, and made an easy to follow chart. I also changed the written instructions to use modern US crochet terms. The only stitches you need to know to complete this lace are: chain stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and slip stitch.