Bag Size: 10in wide by 10 1/2in deep, excluding fringe Gauge: 3dc and 2sps to 1in over pattern worked on No. G crochet hook. Materials: 4 balls Reynolds Feu d’Artifice, used double (some Reynolds yarns still available online). One No. G crochet hook. Using No. G hook and yarn doubled ch47 loosely. 1st row 1sc Read More →

Cap Size: to fit average size head Gauge: 2 pattern repeats (8sts) and 3 rows to 2in over pattern worked on No I crochet hook. Materials: 2 balls Reynolds Feu d’Artifice, used double (some Reynolds yarns still available online.) Cap Using No. I hook and yarn double, ch 88. Join with ss into first ch Read More →

From Woman’s Day Knitting Annual 1948

Free 1948 Knitting Pattern Striped Party Blouse

Free 1948 Knitting Pattern Striped Party Blouse

Striped Party Blouse

Materials: 3-ply fingering yarn, 5 (1-once) skeins of aqua for size 12, 6 skeins for size 14, 7 skeins for size 16 and 2 skeins of red for each size.
Knitting needles, 1 pair No. 3 (3 mm. size)
70 gold sequins, 3/8ths in diameter
1 yard 1/4in. Ribbon

Gauge: 7 1/2 sts measures 1″; 9 rows measure 1″

Blocking Measurements
Sizes
12 14 16
Bust
32″ 34″ 36″
Width Across Back on Front At Underarm
16″ 17″ 18″
Length From Top Of Shoulder To Lower Edge
21″ 22″ 23″
Length Of Side Seam
13 1/2″ 14″ 14 1/2″

BACK
Starting at lower edge with aqua, cast on

112sts 120sts 128sts

And work in ribbing of k1, p1 for 4 rows. Now work in stockinette at (k1 row, p1 row) until piece measures 1″.
Next row: Continue working in stockinette st, decreasing 1 st at both ends of next row. Work in stockinette st with aqua until piece measures

1 1/4″ 1 1/2″ 1 3/4″

ending with a purl row. Drop aqua and work next 2 rows in red. Break off red. Continue working with aqua in stockinette st, decreasing 1st at both ends of next row and every 4th row thereafter and working 2 rows in red after every 1 1/2″ of aqua until there remain on needle

94sts 102sts 110sts

Work straight until piece measures

5 3/4″ 6 ” 6 1/4″

Now continue working in stockinette st and stripe pattern throughout as established, increasing 1st at both ends of next row an devery 4th row thereafter until there are on needle

120sts 128sts 136sts

Work straight until piece measures

13 1/2″ 14″ 14 1/2″

Ending with

2 rows 4 rows 6 rows

of aqua

To Shape Armholes: Bind off 8sts at beginning of next 2 rows. Now bind off 1st at beginning of every row until there remain on needle, ending with a purl row,

68sts 74sts 82sts

being sure to end with aqua. Break off. Attach red and work 2 rows in ribbing of k1, p1. Bind off in ribbing.

Front: Work exactly as for back.

Sleeves: Starting at bottom with aqua, cast on

70sts 74sts 78sts

And work in ribbing of k1, p1 for 4 rows. Now work in stockinette st, increasing 1st at both ends of next row and every 4th row thereafter until there are on the needle

76sts 80sts 84sts

Now work 2 rows in red.
Next row: Work with aqua, increasing 24sts evenly across. There are on needle

100sts 104sts 108sts

Work in aqua for

1 row 3 rows 5 rows

To shape Top of Sleeves:
Dec 8sts at beginning of next 2 rows and, keeping continuity of stripe pattern as before, decrease 1st at beginning of each row until there remain on needle

46sts 50sts 54sts

Being sure to end with aqua. With red, work 2 rows in ribbing of k1, p1. Bind off in ribbing.

Finishing Touches:
Sew side and sleeve seams and sew sleeves in place, matching stripes. Block to measurements. Trim aqua sections with sequins as desired. Tack each sequin in place with a short strand of red, tying ends of strand to form a bow. Make a beading at waist on wrong side and lace narrow ribbon through it. Tie ribbon through it. Tie ribbon to fit.

1972 Sleeveless Cotton Tunic Free Crochet Pattern

1972 Sleeveless Cotton Tunic Free Crochet Pattern

Sizes
To fit 32 [34:36] in bust
The figures in brackets [] refer to the 34 and 36in sizes respectively.
Length from shoulder, 26 1/2 [26 3/4: 27] in excluding tassels.
Gauge
22 sts and 11 rows to 4in over dc worked on No. C crochet hook.
Materials
5 [6:6] balls Coats & Clarks O.N.T. “Speed-Cro-Sheen”
One No. C crochet hook
Once No. E crochet hook

Tunic Back
Using No. C hook ch94 [98:102].`
1st row Into 4th ch from hook work 1dc, 1dc into each ch to end. Turn. 92[96:100]sts.
2nd row Ch2 to count as first dc, 1dc into each dc to end. Turn. The 2nd row forms pattern and is rep throughout. Work 12[12:13] more rows.
Shape armholes
Next row Ss over first 6[6:7] dc, pattern to last through folded loop and knot in place.
Press seams. 6[6:7]dc, turn.
Next row Ss over first 2dc, pattern to last 2dc, turn. Rep this last row twice more, then decrease one st at each end of following 6 rows until 56[60:62]sts remain.
Continue in pattern until 20[21:21] rows in all have been worked on armhole shaping.
Shape neck
Next row Ch2, 10[11:12]dc, turn and leave remaining sts.
Next row Ss over first 2dc, pattern to end. Turn.9[10:11]sts.
Work 1 more row.
Next row Ss over first 2{2:3]dc, pattern to end. 7[8:8]sts. Fasten off.
Return to remaining sts, skip center 34[36:36]dc, attach yarn to next st, pattern to end.
Complete to correspond to first side reversing shaping.

Tunic Front
Work as given for top back until armhole shaping has been reached.
Shape armhole and neck
Next row Ss over first 6[6:7]dc, pattern 38[40:41]dc, decrease 1 st by working next 2dc tog, turn and leave remaining sts.
Dec 2sts at armhole edge on next 3 rows and one st on following 6 rows, at the same time, dec 1st at neck edge on every row. Continue to decrease at neck edge until 7[8:8]sts rem. Fasten off.
Return to remaining sts, attach yarn to next center st, decrease this by working with next dc to make one dc, pattern 38[40:41]dc. Turn
Complete to correspond to first side, reversing shaping.

Border
Using No. E hook ch66.
1st row Skip first ch8 to form edging loop, *into next ch work 3dc, ch3 and 3dc, skip ch2, 1dc into each of next ch14, skip ch2, work 3dc, ch3 and 3dc into next ch, *, ch14, skip next ch18, rep from *to * once more. Turn
2nd row Ch6, * 3dc, ch3, 3dc into ch3 sp between 3dc gr of previous row, ch14, rep from * twice more, 3dc, ch3, 3dc into next ch3 sp. Turn.
3rd row Ch6, *3dc, ch3, 3dc into ch3 sp, 14dc into ch14 sp of previous row, 3dc, ch3, 3dc into ch3 sp, *, ch14, rep from * to * once more. Turn
4th row Ch6, * 3dc, ch3, 3dc into ch3 sp, ch14, 3dc, ch3, 3dc into ch3 sp, *, ch7, 1sc around all ch4 loops of previous rows to gather them tog, turn, ch2, 7dc, into ch7, turn, ch2, 7dc, turn ch2, 7dc, turn, ch2, 7dc, rep from * to * once more. Turn.
5th row As 3rd
6th row As 2nd
7th row As 3rd
8th row As 2nd
9th row Ch6, *3dc, ch3, 3dc into ch3 sp, 14dc into ch14 sp, 3dc, ch3, 3dc into ch3 sp, *, ch7, 1sc around ch4 loops of previous rows and into corner of diamond, turn, ch2, 7dc into ch7, turn, ch2, 7dc, turn, ch2, 7dc, turn, ch2, 7dc, rep from * to * once more. Turn.
10th row As 2nd.
11th row As 3rd.
12th row As 2nd.
13th row As 3rd.
Rows 4-13 form border pattern. Continue in pattern until border is long enough to go around lower edge of top back and front, ending with a 9th row.

Finishing
Press each piece lightly under a damp cloth with a warm iron. Join shoulder and side seams. Work 1 row of sc around neck and armhole edges. Join border into circle, ss tog edge of diamond on last row to corresponding sts of first row. Attach border to top by sewing ch6 loops evenly around bottom edge of top. Make tassels by cutting 4 lengths of yarn 14in long for each ch6 sp along lower edge of border. Fold each set of 4 strands in half, thread through loop, pull cut ends.

Long Tunic in Granny Squares Free Crochet Pattern

Long Tunic in Granny Squares Free Crochet Pattern

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Size
To fit 34/36
Length to shoulder, 46in

Gauge
Each square motif measures 4 by 4in worked on No. G crochet hook.

Materials
4 balls Unger Les Bouquets in main color, A 1 ball each of 14 contrasting colors
One No G crochet hook

Motif
Using No. G hook and first contrast, ch6. Join with ss into first ch to form circle.
1st round Ch3 to form first dc, 2dc, (ch1, 3dc into circle ) 3 times, ending with ss into 3rd of first ch3.
Break off first contrast.
2nd round Attach 2nd contrast into a ch loop, ch3 to form first dc, 2dc into sp, ch1, 3dc into same ch sp – corner formed – ch1, (into next ch sp work 3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1) 3times, ending with ss into 3rd of first ch3. Break off 2nd contrast.
3rd round Attach 3rd contrast into corner sp, ch3 to form first dc, 2dc into sp, ch1, 3dc into same corner, ch1, (into next ch sp work 3dc, ch1 into corner sp work 3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1) 3 times, 3dc into next ch sp, ch1, ending with ss into 3rd of first ch3. Break off 3rd contrast.
4th round Attach A to corner loop, ch3 to form first dc, 2dc into sp, ch1, 3dc into same corner, ch1, (into each of next ch2 sps work 3dc, ch1, into corner loop work 3dc, ch1, 3dc, ch1 ) 3times, 3dc, ch1 into each of next ch2 sps, ch1, ending with ss into 3rd of first ch3. Fasten off.

Work 63 more squares in the same manner, varying the colors for first 3 rounds but always keeping 4th round in main color A.

Finishing
Join squares as shown on chart by sewing or crocheting them tog on WS. Join shoulder squares to squares at either side of top back. Press garment lightly on WS under damp cloth with warm iron.

Border
Using No. G hook and first contrast, RS of work facing, beg at lower edge of left front and work across motifs as following:
1st row Into corner sp work ch3 to form edge st, 3dc into same sp, ch1, *into next ch sp work 3dc, ch1, rep from * 5 times in all in each square to end, 1dc into end sp to form edge st. Fasten off.
2nd row Attach next color into first sp, ch3 to form edge st, * into next ch sp work 3dc, ch1, rep from * until 1 sp rem, 1dc into end sp. Fasten off.
3rd row Attach next color into first sp, ch3 to form edge st, into same sp work 3dc, ch1, * into next ch sp work 3dc, ch1, rep from * to end 1dc into same end sp to form edge st. Fasten off.
Rep 2nd and 3rd rows changing color each time until all 15 colors, including A have been used. Fasten off.

Edging
Using No. G hook, A and with RS of work facing, beg at back neck and work a round of sc all around tunic working 1sc into each dc and ch and turning corners by working 3sc into same st, edges of border to have 3sc worked into each edge st. Fasten off.

Arm edgings
Using No. G hook, A and with RS of work facing, beg at underarm and work a round of sc all around armhole working 1sc into each dc and ch. Fasten off.

I love crafts.

I really Love crafts and crafting.

I love crafts of all kinds, and I have tried a lot of different kinds of crafts and  ways to creatively express myself – weaving, knitting, crocheting, painting, working with wire, stamping….  You get the idea.

I know you’re out there, others, like myself that break into a sweat when they enter a craft store, or  that love the hunt of the thrift store jungle and the quest for that outrageous garage sale find.  Those of you looking for the  treasures others have purchased but didn’t get the chance to complete.  Those that need to try your hand at everything.

Identifying our problem is the first step right?

Well, I have wanted a way to feed my craft supply need with my passion to make a great score at a garage or thrift store and not feel too guilty about it (because we all know I am not going to be making all of the things I have patterns for, even if I could.) And I think I have a great idea I am just going to copy the vintage patterns I have and post them here for anyone that would like them.  This blog has been a challenge and I still have a lot to learn and a long way to go before it’s what I want but I think this will be a fun part of the process.

So there you have it.  My goal for the near future is to post as many of the fantastic vintage knitting and crocheting patterns I have collected. I hope to make this an easy process for anyone that will actually make any of the patterns, some of them are so cool, and for those of you like me that just love the hunt and appreciate the creativity.

 

 

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