• Gold Evening Bag 1972

    Free Pattern 1972 Gold Evening Bag
    Free Pattern for 1972 Gold Evening Bag
    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 into 2nd ch from hook, * 1sc into next ch, repeat from * to end. Turn, 46sc.
    2nd row Ch3 to form first dc, * ch1, skip next sc, 1dc into following sc, repeat from * to end. Turn. 23sps.
    3rd row Ch1 to form first sc, *1sc into ch1 sp of previous row, 1sc into dc, repeat from * to end. Turn.
    Repeat these last 2 rows 15 times more, then rep 2nd row again.
    Fasten off.
    Turn work upside down, keep RS facing and now work other side of bag to correspond to first half by beginning with 1st row worked into bottom loops of starting ch.
    Fold bag in half, WS facing and oversew side edges tog.
    Turn RS out.
    Using No. G hook work around top of bag as follows:
    1st round Beginning at side seams and join yarn to first dc, ch3 to form first st, 1sc into next sp, * 1sc into next dc, 1sc into sp, repeat from * to end of top edge, ending with ss into 3rd of first ch3.
    2nd round Ch1 to form first sc, * 1sc into next sc, repeat from * to end of round, ending with ss into first ch1. 90sc.
    3rd round Ch1 to form first sc, 1sc into next sc, skip following sc, * 1sc into each of next 2sc, skip following sc, repeat from * to end of round, ending with ss into first ch1.
    4th and 5th rounds As 2nd round.
    Fasten off.

    Scallop edge
    Turn bag upside down so that opening is at bottom. The edging is worked into the bottom (now top) loops of the sc between the dcs of the second row of loops from the sc top of bag.
    1st round Using No. G hook, begin at side edge and into bottom loop of sc in first sp join yarn with ss, ch1 to form first sc, ch1, * 1sc into loop of next sc, ch1 repeat from * to end, ending with ss into first ch1.
    2nd round Ch1 to form first sc, 1sc into back loop only of next ch, *1sc into back loop only of next sc, 1sc into back loop only of next ch, rep from* to end of round, ending with ss into first ch1.
    3rd round Ch1 to form first sc, 2dc into next sc, skip 1sc, ch1, * 1sc into next sc, 2dc into next sc, skip 1sc, ch1, repeat from * to end of round, ending with ss into first ch1.
    Fasten off.

    Flower
    Using No. G hook, ch8. Join with ss into first ch to form circle.
    1st round Ch3 to form first sc, 11sc into circle, ending with ss into first ch1, 12sc.
    2nd round Ch3 to form first dc, ch1, * 1dc into next sc, ch1, repeat from * to end of round, ending with ss into 3rd of first ch3.
    3rd round Ch1 to form first sc, 2sc into sp, * 1sc into next dc, 2sc into sp, repeat from * to end of round, ending with ss into first ch1.
    4th round Ch1 to form first sc, * 1sc into next sc, repeat from * to end of round, ending with ss into first ch1. 36sc.

    Petals
    *Ch2, 1hdc into each of next 3sc, turn, ch2, 1hdc into each of next 3hdc, turn, ch2, 1hdc into each of next 2hdc, turn, ch2, 1ddc into next 1hdc. Fasten off.
    Repeat from * beg in next sc all around flower, making 9 petals in all.
    Work 1 row of sc all around edges of petals when flower is finished.

    Straps
    Using No. G hook work a ch 32in long.
    Work 1sc into 2nd ch from hook, then 1sc into every following ch until 1ch remains, work 3sc into this to turn, then work 1sc into each of the bottom edge loops along ch, ending with ss into first turning ch.

    Finishing
    Sew flower to front of bag. Sew straps to top of scallop edge, each strap to be placed on the 5th line of sps in front each side edge.
    Tassels Cut 9 strands of yarn 8in long, fold in half and tie tightly around folded end to form tassels. Sew to short ends of straps.
    Make four.
    Cut 7 strands of yarn 18in long, fold in half, pull loops of folds through first 2 loops at bottom of bag, pull ends through loop to make knot and pull tight. Repeat this all along bottom of bag, making 12 knots in all, and placing them every other sp.
    Trim fringe evenly.



  • Gold Eveing Cap 1972

    Free Pattern 1972 Gold Evening Cap
    Free Pattern for 1972 Gold Evening Cap
    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 to form circle.
    1st round Ch1 to form first sc, *1sc into next ch, repeat from * to end of round, ending with ss into first ch1. 88sc.
    2nd round Ch1 to form first sc, *1sc into next sc, rep from * to end of round, ending with ss into first ch1.
    3rd to 6th rounds As 2nd round.
    7th round Ch3 to form first dc, ch3, skip 3sc, * 1dc into next sc, ch3, skip 3sc repeat from * to end, ending with ss into 3rd of first ch3. 22sps.
    8th round SS across first ch2, ch3 to form first dc, ch3, * 1dc into center of next ch3, ch3 repeat from * to end of round, ending with ss into 3rd of first ch3.
    9th to 13th rounds As 8th round.
    14th round Ch1 to form first sc, 1sc into each of next ch3, * 1sc into each of next dc, 1sc into each of next ch3, repeat from * to end of round, ending with ss into first ch1. 88sc.
    15th round Ch1 to form first sc, 1sc into each of next 6sc, skip next sc, * 1sc into each of next 7sc, skip next sc repeat from * 9 times, ending with ss into first ch1. 77sc
    16th round Ch1 to form first sc, 1sc into each of next 5sc, skip next sc, *1sc into each of next 6sc, skip next sc, repeat from * 9 times, ending with ss into first ch1. 66sc.
    Continue to dec in this manner – 11sts every round – by working 1sc less between decs until 11sts remain.
    Break off yarn leaving a 4in length.

    Finishing
    Thread 4in length through 11sts, pull up tightly and fasten off, threading remaining yarn through a few sts. Run in ends.
    Do not press.



  • Hat Crocheted in Cotton 1972

    Free Pattern Hat Crocheted in Cotton  1972
    Free Pattern Hat Crocheted in Cotton 1972
    size

    Hat size: fit average head size

    Gauge: 5 1/2 sts and 5 1/2 rows to 1in over sc worked on No. D crochet hook.

    Materials: 1 ball American Thread Puritan Bedspread Cotton Art. 40
    One No. C crochet hook
    One No. D crochet hook
    17 plastic curtain rings 1 1/4in diameter

    Hat
    Using No. C hook work 30sc into each ring and fasten off securely. Join rings into a line making certain that the joining between the rings leaves 14sc either side. When all rings have been joined form them into a circle by stitching first and 17th ring tog.

    Crown
    Using No. D hook and with RS of circle of rings facing, work across top 14sc of each ring, as follows:
    Next round *skip 6sc, 1sc into each of next 2sc, skip next 6sc, ch5 very loosely to form link, rep from * across each of 17 rings ending with ss into first sc.
    Next round Ch1 to form first sc, 1sc into next sc, 1sc into each of ch5, * 1sc into each of next 2sc, 1sc into each of ch5, rep from * to end of round, ending with ss into first ch1. 119sc.
    Work in rounds of sc without shaping for 2 1/2in.

    Shape crown
    1st round Ch1 to form first sc, 1sc into each of next 14sc, into next 2sc work as follows: (put hook through and pull through loop) twice, 3 loops on hook, yrh and pull through
    3 loops – called dec 1 -, * 1sc into each of next 15sc, dec 1, rep from * 5 times more, ending with ss into first ch1. 112sc.
    2nd round Ch1 to form first sc 1sc into each of next 13sc, dec 1, * 1sc into each of next 14sc, dec 1, rep from * 5 times more, ending with ss into first ch1. 105sc.
    3rd and 4th rounds Ch1 to form first sc, 1sc into next sc, repeat from * to end of round, ending with a ss into first ch1.
    5th round Ch1 to form first sc, 1sc into each of next 12sc, dec 1, * 1sc into each of next 13sc, dec 1, repeat from * 5 times more, ending with ss into first ch1. 98sc.
    6th round Ch1 to form first sc, 1sc into each of next 11sc, dec 1, * 1sc into each of next 12sc, dec 1, repeat from * 5 times more, ending with ss into first ch1. 91sc.
    7th and 8th rounds As 3rd and 4th. Continue to dec in this manner working 1st less between decs for 2 rounds with 2 rounds without dec in between until 16th round has been worked and 63sc remain.
    Now work decs in same manner but on every row until 7sc remain. Fasten off.

    Brim
    Turn work upside down and continue in opposite direction, using No. D hook and with RS facing.
    1st round Skip 6sc at lower edge of ring (now at top), 1sc into each of next 2sc, skip next 6sc, ch5 very loosely to form link, repeat from * across each of 17 rings ending with ss into first sc. 119sc.
    2nd round Ch1 to form first sc, 1sc into each of next 5sc, 2sc into next sc, * 1sc into each of next 6sc, 2sc into next sc, repeat from * to end of round, ending with ss into first ch. 136sc.

    Turn to work so that WS is facing and work in rows as follows:
    1st row Ch1, 1sc into next sc, skip next 3sc, * into next sc work 7dc – called 1 block – skip 3sc, 1sc into next sc, skip 3sc, repeat from * until 3sc remain, 1 block into next sc, skip 1sc into last sc. Turn.
    2nd row Ch3, 3dc to form half block int first sc, *1sc into center dc of block, 1 block into next sc, rep from * until 1 block, and 1sc remain, then work 1sc into center dc of remaining block and 4dc to form half block in last sc. Turn.
    3rd row Ch1, 1sc in first dc of half block, *into next sc work a 9dc block, 1sc into center dc of block of previous row, rep from * until 1sc and half block remain, then work a 9dc block into sc and 1sc into top of first ch3 of previous row. Turn.
    4th row Ch3, 4dc in first sc to form half block, * 1sc into center dc of block of previous row, a 9dc block into next sc, rep from * until 1 block and sc remain, then work 1sc into center dc of block and 5dc to form half block into last sc. Turn.
    5th row As 3rd.
    6th row Ch1, then 1sc into each of the following dc and sc to end. Fasten off.

    Finishing
    Run in ends. Sew seam of brim. Press brim lightly under a damp cloth with a warm iron.



  • 1948 Striped Party Blouse

    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.



  • Sleeveless Cotton Tunic w/ Tassels

    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 Sunday, July 06, 2014

    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.



  • Triangular stole with knotted fringe to crochet

    Triangular stole to crochet in cotton
    Triangular stole to crochet in cotton

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    This pattern is for a delicate triangular stole made up of separate motifs and crocheted in cotton.

    Size
    Triangle measures about 68in across top with 48in sides plus 11 3/4in fringe
    Gauge
    Each motif measures 4 by 4in worked on No. C crochet hook.
    Materials
    14 balls Coats & Clark ONT “Speed Cro Sheen”
    No. C crochet hook

    1st Motif
    Using No.C hook ch7. Join into circle with ss.

    1st round Ch3 to form dc, * ch2, 1dc into circle, rep from * 10 times more, ch2, ending with ss into 3rd of first ch3. 12 spaced dc.
    2nd round Ch 3 to form first dc, *ch3, 1dc into both loops of next dc, rep from * 10 times more, ch3, ending with ss into 3rd of first ch3. 12 spaced dc.
    3rd round *Into next loop work 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc, rep from * 11 times more, ending with ss into first sc. 12 shells.
    4th round Ss across next hdc and into dc at top of shell, *ch7, 1sc into both loops of dc in next shell, rep from * 10 times more, ch7, ending with ss into first of first ch7 instead of 1sc. 12 loops.
    5th round *Into next loop work 4sc, ch11, 4sc to form corner, into each of next 2 loops work 4sc, ch3 to form picot, 4sc, rep from * 3 times more, ending with ss into first sc.
    Fasten off.

    2nd Motif
    Work as given for first motif until 4th round has been completed then join to first motif as following:
    5th round Into first loop 2nd motif work 4sc, ch5, place WS of both motifs tog and join by working 1sc into 11ch corner loop of first motif, ch5, return to first loop of 2nd motif, work another 4sc to complete corner join, *into next loop work 4sc, ch1, 1sc into matching picot of first motif, ch1, 4sc into same loop of 2nd motif, rep from *once more, then into next corner loop work 4sc, ch5, 1sc into 11ch corner loop of first motif, ch5, another 4sc into same loop of 2nd motif to complete corner joining, work remainder of motif as given for first motif.
    All further motifs should be worked as second motif and joined in the same manner and in same sequence as shown on the chart, noting that corner loops are joined with 1sc on RS whether these are 2,3 or 4 corners meeting.
    When all 66 motifs have been worked and joined, work 12 half motifs as following:

    1st Half Motif

    Using No. C hook, ch7. Join into circle with ss.
    1st row (RS) Ch3 to form first dc, *ch2, 1dc into circle, rep from * 5times more. Turn. 7 spaced dc.
    2nd row (WS) Ch3 to form first dc, * ch3, 1dc into next dc, rep from * 4 times more, ch3, 1dc into 3rd of first ch of previous row. Turn. 7spaced dc.
    3rd row Ch1, *into next ch3 loop work 1sc, 1hdc, 1dc, 1hdc, 1sc, rep from * 5 time more. Turn. 6shells.
    4th row *Ch7, 1sc into dc of next shell, rep from * 5 times more, ch7, ending with ss into last sc of last shell.
    Turn. 7 loops.
    5th row (RS)- worked with 11th motif – ch1, 4sc into loop of half motif, ch5, place WS of both motifs tog, 1sc into corner loop of 11th motif (marked A on chart), ch5, 4sc into same loop of half motif to finish corner, *4sc into next loop of half motif, ch1 1sc into ch3 picot of 11th square, ch1, 4sc into same loop of half motif, rep from * once more, 4sc into next loop of half motif,ch5, 1sc onto corner loop of 11th motif (marked B on chart), ch5, 4sc into same loop of half motif to finish corner, **into next loop of half motif, 4sc ch3, 4sc, rep from ** once more, then into rem loop work 4sc, ch11, 4sc to form 3rd corner.
    2nd-122th half motifs
    Work as given for first half motif and then join in same manner and in sequence as shown on chart.
    Edging
    Using No. C hook, beg at first corner of half motif No.12 with RS facing and work as following:
    1st round Into center ch of ch11 loop work 1sc, *ch10, 1sc into ch3 picot, ch5,1sc into next ch3 picot, ch10, 1hdc into sc joining corner loops tog, rep from *along edge to last corner of 1st motif where instead of 1hdc work 1sc into center of ch11 loop, then rep from * along other side to last loop on first half motif, ending with 1sc into center ch of ch11 loop, then work across half squares as follows:* 5sc into rem half of corner loop, 1sc into each of next 4sc, **3sc into next loop formed by side of st **,rep from ** to ** once more, 2sc into center ring, rep from ** to ** twice more, 1sc into each of next 4sc, 5sc into first half of corner loop, rep from * 11 times more, ending with ss into first sc.
    2nd round *10sc into ch 10 loop, 5sc into ch5 loop, 10sc into ch10 loop *rep from * to *along first side to point, work 3sc into 1sc of previous round to turn corner, then rep from * to * along other side to end of first half motif and work along half squares as following: ch4, **skip 1sc, 1dc into next sc, ch1, rep from ** to last sc, ending with 1dc into last sc. Turn.
    3rd round Top edge only – WS facing, ch1, *into next sp work 1sc, ch3, 1sc, thus forming a picot, rep from * to end of top edge. Fasten off.

    Fringing
    Cut 4 strands of yarn 40in long, fold in half and thread through both loops of first sc at top of side edge from WS to RS, pull ends through loop thus made and knot. Rep this every 5th sc along both side edges, except at corner loops either side of triangle point where knots should be made every other sc thus making 5 knots on each side of the point with 1 knot in the middle of the 3sc. When all strands have been looped through, separate strands from each knot into grs of 4 and tie every 1 1/2in to the adjoining strands first on one side and then the other to form diamond shapes. Make 6 rows of knots, then trim fringe to measure 11 3/4in from edging.

    Finishing
    Run in all ends. Pin stole out to required measurements and press under a damp cloth with a warm iron.



  • Free Vintage Dainty Lace Blouse

    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.

     

     

    1948 Dainty LaceBlouse 

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    Free Vintage Pattern Vintage Kitting Pattern 1948 

     

    This gallery contains 2 photographs in all as  1948 Dainty Lace Blouse 004edited photograph etc.


  • Relax

     

    You need to relax.

    I’m a laid back kind of gal.

    Things have always just rolled off my back and I move on.  There is nothing for diner?  No problem, I could stand to lose a few pounds and I bet there are some leftovers in the fridge that can be reengineered into a fabulous meal.   Ok, maybe just a filling and satisfying meal.  The car has broken down on the highway, and the cell phone is dead. It’s not the end of the world, I have two legs and a good sense of direction, and the walk will do me good.  Kid suspended from school.  Ok,  so it’s hard to get over this one but you just have to deal with it day by day, pray he doesn’t become a dead beat then make him do lots of stuff around the house while he’s home.

    I have almost always tried to not let life’s circumstances dictate my attitude.  I am not a Pollyanna type, I do not walk around with a smile on my face at all times and I do see gray sky’s at times.  But I don’t completely lose it when things are a little tough.  I can take a lot before the world crashes down on me.

    But, as chill as I have believed myself to be these many years I have often noticed that way too often I need to push my shoulders down away from my ears.  Or, sometimes my jaw is super tight and all of the muscles in my face feel tense and this is not a flattering look.

    Slowly, I have begun to see that what I have been trying to do is will into being the things that I have been working on.  For example- I want to lose weight, I want to make more money, I want to be a better mother, better massage therapist, better  person….you get the idea.  I am trying to make all those things happen by thinking about them, a lot, trying to wish them into being while wishing I knew how to make them happen.  And not much is happening.  But recently a dear person gave me the gift of a book called “Jesus Calling” by Sarah Young.  Now I do not claim to have come to any great understanding or enlightenment but this little book of daily devotions has been well –a God send.

    I have taken to heart the simple thoughts that are within this little book and from time to time would like to share some of the simple truths that have been helping me chill out.  One such passage is as follows, “Whatever occupies your mind the most becomes your god. Worries, if indulged, develop into idols.  Anxiety gains a life of its own, parasitically infesting your mind. Break free from this bondage by affirming your trust in Me and refreshing yourself in My Presence.”

    I think that I have developed my owe idols through my worries and insecurities and they start to take over not only my brain but my body as well.  It may seem to be a stretch to say my anxiety is an idol but when my worries and even my dream and desires are all consuming then it fits the definition of idol.  I forget that God has given me the desires of my heart and it is He that knows my every thought.  I really don’t need to remind Him and then worry about the how or when.

    I love God and thank him often for the miracles he performs in my life; out loud I will often say “Thanks God”.   I have many times seen the hand of God protect me and keep me safe, and I notice the miracles he performs for me and my family daily.  I believe if I had been left alone in this world I would not have lasted very long (just between you and me I’ve done some dumb things.)  So by being stressful and worrisome I am trying to control, and be in control of everything.  I want to stop.  It may take years but I want to give it all to God so I can relax for real and just chill and love this life.  Want to join me?

     



  • Welcome 2014 It’s good to be over 21!!

    1515024_687957987903686_498240652_nThe new year offers so much excitement. The opportunity’s that open up before me are almost overwhelming and all of them are up to me and I am excited.  A lot of responsibility on my shoulders but I never feel that I am ever alone.  Dreams and goals are nothing without action and that is my resolution for 2014, to follow through with action on some of my top dreams and goals.  This blog is one of my dreams and my goal is to put something in writing at least once a week.  I want to share what I am learning, and maybe be of assistance to others as I continue to take action on my goals.

    Top 5 goals

    • Grow my mobile massage business, be able to support my family, no less than 1000.00 a week. Stay healthy and pain free while doing massage.
    • Develop and grown an online business to take place of massage. Become computer literate.
    • Manage my finances better-save more, spend wisely, and frugally.
    • Plan weekly menu’s , spend less on food but eat healthier and make several freezer meals to have on hand every week.
    • Be a healthy weight 160lbs by March 2014. Shape up and be strong.
    •   Ok one more but this one is the main reason for all of the others.  Be there for my family pray for them and support them in any way I can.