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About sue702

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    Junior Villager
  • Birthday 09/20/1960

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    Crochet of course!
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    self employed
  • Favorite projects
    Doilies, doilies and more doilies
  • Crocheting since...
    Since Christmas 2007
  1. Thanks Carla. I'm guessing that the orginal balls were 500 yards (that is the standard today for 30 cotton as far as I can tell from American websites) so they are asking for 2500 yards or 2250 metres which in the thread I have is 425 grams (cotton is sold in grams here in Europe very confusing!). I have 400 grams of white plus some extra (maybe up to 80 grams) from half finished balls. Unfortunately the brand is now discontinued so I can't just buy another ball and it is a bit close to the edge. If however, the balls used to be 400 yards (today's standard for 20 and 10 cotton as far
  2. I've just seen I can't post the website where the pattern is but here is all the information that I have from the beginning of the pattern, no information on gauge. The pattern is from 1944 MATERIALS: J. & P. COATS' Six CORD MERCER-CROCHET, Size 30, Blue Label; 5 balls of White or Ecru, or of any color. MILWARD'S SHIP BRAND STEEL CROCHET HOOK No. 9. Chair Back - about 10 x 16 inches. Arm Pieces - about 7 x 10 inches. I'd post a photo if I knew how. Any suggestions?
  3. Thanks but I have been all over that site and they give information on what is available today, but no details on what balls used to be like. Any other ideas? Please?
  4. I have a number of vintage patterns one of which is a chair back set which I want to make. I want to use a partular thread I have available, but I cannot work out how much thread the pattern is asking for. The pattern says 5 balls of thread, no length or weight, I assume therefore that balls used to be standard sizes. I have written to Coats to ask them and have had no reply, does anyone know per thickness (10, 20 and 30) what the ball sizes would have been in white? Also some patterns ask for Big Balls and ideas on that one ? In the past I have just started and seen where my thread h
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