Free vintage men's crocheted shawl collar sweater

Free vintage vogue crocheted men’s shawl-collar sweater

 

 

Original pattern 1956 reworked 1989.

Shawl-collared, long sleeved sweater worked in a soft blend of wool, acrylic and mohair. Alternating relief trebles giving a rib effect. The welts, cuffs and collar are knitted in rib.

 

 

 

 

Men's crocheted shawl collar sweater

Free vintage Vogue crocheted shawl collar sweater

 

 

 

 

MATERIALS   Pingouin Confort: 18(19:20:21:22) 50g balls;

4mm (8)crochet hook:

pair of 3 1/4mm (10) knitting needles.

TENSION       20sts and 12 rows to 10cm [4 inches] over stitch 1.

STITCHES     1. relief trebles; 2. k1, p1 rib.

SIZES                  To fit chest 97(97:102:107:112)cm [36(38:40:42:44)

inches.  Actual measurement

97(102;107;112;117)cm [38(40:42:44:46) inches] length from shoulder 63.5(63.5:63.5:66:66) cm

[25(25:25:26:26) inches] sleeve seam 47cm

[18 1/2] inches].  Figures in () refer to larger sizes.

ABBREVIATIONS

alt – alternate;   beg -beginning;   ch – chain;   cont – continue;   dec – decrease;   foll – following;

inc – increase;   k – knit;   p – purl;   rb/tr – yarn round hook, hook from behind and right to left round the

stem of stitch and complete in usual way;   rem – remaining;   rep – repeat;   rf/tr – yarn round hook,

hook from front from right to left round stem of stitch and complete in usual way;   sl.st – slip stitch;

st(s) – stitch(es);   tr – treble;   yrh – yarn round hook.

 

Free men's shawl collar sweater

Free men’s vintage shawl collar sweater

BACK

With 4mm (8) hook, make 98(103:108:113:118) ch, yrh hook in 3rd ch from hook and work 1 tr in this and all subsequent ch to end of row, turn.

This is the foundation row.

Row 1: 2ch [counts as one tr], miss first st, * 1rf/tr in next st, 1 rb/tr round next st; rep from * ending with 1 tr in turning ch turn.

Row 1 forms pattern. Cont in pattern until work measures 58.5(58.5:58.5:61:61)cm

[23(23:23:24:24)inches] ending with right side facing.

 

SHAPE SHOULDERS

Sl.st across first 14(15:16:17:19) sts, pattern to last 14(15:16:17:19)sts and turn.

Sl.st across first 14(15:16:17:19) sts, pattern to last 14(15:16:17:19) sts.

Fasten off.

 

FRONT

Work as for Back until work measures 35(35:35:37.5:37.5)cm [14(14:14:14 3/4:14 3/4)inches] ending with right side facing.

 

SHAPE NECK

Keeping pattern correct work 40(42:45:47:51)st and turn. Work on these sts for first side, dec 1 st at neck edge on next and every foll alt row until 28(30:32:34:38)st rem, cont in pattern until work measures same as Back to shoulder

ending with right side facing.

 

SHAPE SHOULDERS

Sl.st across first 14(15:16:17:19)sts, pattern to end.

Fasten off.

Rejoin yarn to rem sts, sl.st across first 16(17:16:17:16)sts, work on rem sts to match first side.

 

SLEEVES

With 4mm (8) hook, make 56 ch and work in pattern as on body, at the same time and keeping pattern correct, inc 1st at each end of every alt row until there are 100 sts/

Cont in pattern until work measures 42cm [16 1/2 inches].

Fasten off.

 

WELTS

(worked separately) With 3 1/4mm (10) needles and right side facing, pick up and k96(101:106:111:116)sts evenly

along base ch, dec 10(11:10:11:10)sts evenly across first row, work in k1,p1 rib for 5cm [2inches].

Cast off ribwise allowing for natural ease.

 

CUFFS

With 3 1/4mm (10) needles and right side facing, pick up and k54 sts evenly along base chain, dec 4sts evenly across first row, work in k1,p1 rib for 5cm [2inches].

Cast off ribwise allowing for natural ease.

 

NECKBAND AND COLLAR

Join shoulder seam.

With 3 1/4mm (10) needles and right side facing, pick up and k approx 56sts up right front neck, 42sts across back neck, 56sts down left front neck, work in k1,p1 rib for 16cm (6 1/2 inches).

Cast off loosely ribwise.

 

TO MAKE UP

Fold collar in half and sl.st into place without pulling tight. Set sleeves into place, center of sleeve to shoulder seam and the rest set evenly each side, sew into place. Sew sleeve and side seams.

See ball band for pressing instructions.

 

 

Free vintage crochet pattern

Free vogue vintage crochet pattern original 1984

 

 

 

Original pattern 1984 reworked 1989.

Originally made in stocking stich, this loose-fitting grandpa vest has been re-worked in a more stylish raised waffle stitch. Knitted ribs are used to edge the pocket, cuffs and welts.

 

Free vintage waffle pattern

Free vintage vogue waffle pattern sweater original 1984

 

MATERIALS – Pingouin Corrida 3: 15 50g balls

Pair of 3mm (11) and 3 3/4mm (9) needles

4mm (8) crochet hook

6 buttons.

 

TENSION – 24 sts and 28 rows to 10cm [4 inches] over pattern stitch 1.

 

STITCHES – 1. Waffle pattern; 2. st. st; 3. k1, p1 twisted rib; 4. k2, p2 rib

 

SIZE – To fit bust 92 cm [36 inches]. Actual measurement 104 [44 inches];

77.5cm [30 1/2 inches]; sleeve seam 53cm [21 inches].

 

ABBREVIATIONS – alt-alternate;   beg.- beginning;   ch – chain;   cont – continue; dec – decrease;

foll – following;   inc – increase;   k – knit;   rem – remaining;   rep – repeat;

rf/tr – yarn round hook, hook from frnt from right to left round stem of stitch and

complete in usual way; sl.st – slip st; st(s) – stitch(es);   tr – treble;

yrh – yarn round hook.

Free vintage crochet waffle pattern sweater

Free vintage vogue waffle pattern sweater original 1984

 

BACK

With 4mm (8) hook make a loose ch of 127, yrh, hook into 4th ch from hook and work 1 tr in this and all subsequent ch to end of row. 2 turning ch. This is the foundation row.

 

Row 1: miss first st, * 1 rf/tr in each next 2 sts, 1 tr in next st; rep from * to end of row ending with 1 tr in turning ch, 2 turning ch.

Row 2: miss first st, * 1 tr in each next 2 sts, 1 rf/tr in next st; rep from * to end of row ending with 1 tr in turning ch, 2 turning ch.

These two rows form pattern.

Cont in pattern until work measures 37cm [14 1/2 inches] ending with right side facing.

 

SHAPE ARMHOLES

Sl.st across first 9 sts, work in pattern to last 9 sts and turn. Work in these 105 sts for a further 27 rows.

SHAPE BACK NECK

With right side facing, work 45 sts and turn. Work on these sts for first side, dec 1 st at neck edge on every row until 34 sts remain.

Fasten Off.

Leave center 15 sts, rejoin yarn to rem sts and complete to match first side, reversing all shaping’s.

POCKET LINING

With 3 3/4 mm (9) needles, cast on 21 sts and work in st. st for 10 cm [4 inches].

Cast off loosely.

 

FRONT

Work as for Back to armhole shaping’s.

 

SHAHPE ARMHOLES, PLACE POCKET LINING AND DIVIDE FOR FRONT

 

OPENING

With right side facing, sl,st across first 9 sts for armhole, work 13 sts in pattern, then work 21 sts from pocket lining in pattern, miss next 21 sts on body, work 15 sts, turn and cont on these 49 sts. Work in pattern for 27 rows.

SHAPE FRONT NECK

Work 43 sts, turn and cont on rem sts, dec 1 st at neck edge on every alt row until 34 sts rem. Cont in pattern until work measures same as Back.

Fasten off.

Miss center 7 sts for Front Opening and cont on rem 58 sts. Work to match first side of Front omitting pocket.

 

FRONT BORDERS

(Button Border) With 3mm (11) needles, cast on 7 sts and work in k1, p1 twisted rib (k into back of all k sts) until border fits neatly up front opening, slightly stretched.

Mark position for 5 buttons on this border, the first to come on the 5th row and the others spaced evenly between allowing for 6th button in neckband.

(Buttonhole Border) With 3mm (11) needles pick up and rib 7 sts from center front. Work in twisted rib as for button border working buttonholes opposite marked positions as follows: rib 2 sts, yarn round needle, k2 tog, rib to end.

NECK EDGE

Join shoulder seams. With 3 mm (11) needles and right side facing, pick up and rib 7 sts from border, knit 6 sts up right front neck, 41 sts side front, 1 st at shoulder seam, 11 sts down side back, 15 sts center back, 11 sts up side back, 1 st at shoulder seam, 41 sts down side front, 6 sts at front neck and rib 7 sts from border. Work in twisted rib for 7 rows working a buttonhole on the 4th row to match others.

Cast off loosely ribwise.

POCKET TOP

With 3 mm (11) needles and right side facing, pick up and knit 21 sts along pocket top. Work in twisted rib for 7 rows.

Cast off ribwise.

SLEEVES

With 4 mm (8) hook make a loose ch of 53, yrh, hook into 4th ch from hook and work 1tr in this and all subsequent ch to end of row, 2 turning ch. Cont in pattern as for Back inc 1 st at each end of every 3rd row until there are 129 sts, cont in pattern until work measures 44.5 cm [17 1/2 inches] ending with right side facing.

SHAPE TOP

Sl.st across first 9 sts, work t last 9 sts.

Fasten off

 

WELTS

(WORKED SEPARATELY) With 3 mm (11) needles and right side facing, pick up and knit 108 sts evenly across base chain. Work in k2,p2 rib for 9 cm [3 1/2 inches].

Cast off loosely ribwise.

 

CUFFS

With 3 mm (11) needles and right side facing, pick up and knit 52 sts evenly along base chain. Work in k2, p2 rib for 9cm [3 1/2 inches].

Cast off loosely ribwise.

 

TO MAKE UP

Sew pocket lining and pocket top into place. Set sleeves into place center of sleeve to shoulder seam and the rest set evenly each side, sew into place , sew side and sleeve seams. Sew buttons to match buttonholes.

See ball band for pressing instructions.

 

Free vintage crochet pattern

Free vogue vintage crochet pattern original 1984

Original 1968 and reworked in 1989.

This ultra-simple. lightly shaped, sleeveless sheath dress with squared neck is worked in a luster ribbon yarn and an easy alternating treble pattern.  The length is easily adjusted.

 

Vintage Crocheted Sleeveless Dress

Vintage Sleeveless Dress 1989 Vogue

 

Vintage Crocheted Sleeveless Dress

Vintage Crocheted Sleeveless Dress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MATERIALS                 Avocet Soiree: 17(18:19) 50g balls

6mm (4) crochet hook.

TENSION                        4tr over 2.50cm (1 inch) in width

STITCHES                     1. trebles: 2. double crochet.

SIZES                                To fit bust 86 (91:96)cm [34(36:38)inches].

Actual measurements; bust 89(94:99)cm [35(37:39)]; hips 94(99:104)cm [37(39:41)]inches

length 84cm [33 inches].

Figures in brackets() refer to larger sizes.

ABBREVIATIONS       alt-alternate;   ch-chain;   cont-continue;   dc-double crochet;   dec-decrease;

sl.st-slip stich;   tr-treble;   yrh-yarn round hook.

 

BACK

With 6mm (4) hook make 76(80:84) ch. Yrh, put hook into third ch from hook and work 1tr in this and all subsequent ch to end of row, 2 turning ch. 74(78:82) tr.

Row 1: 1tr in space between tr of previous row, 1tr in turning ch2 turning ch.

This row forms pattern.

Cont straight in patt taking care to keep the same number of tr sts on each row until work measures 43cm [17 inches] or desired skirt length. Then, every alt row dec 1tr at eac edge until there are 70(74:78) tr. Work straight for a further 23cm [9 inches].

 

SHAPE ARMHOLE

Sl. St across 5tr, work to last 5tr, 2 turning ch, turn.

Sl. St across 3tr, work to last 3tr, 2 turning ch, turn. 54(58:62) tr.

Work straight for 18cm [7 inches].

 

SHAPE NECK AND SHOULDERS

Sl. St over 14(15:16) tr, work center 26(28:30) tr, sl. St to end. Fasten off.

 

FRONT

Work as for Back until armholes have been shaped. 54(56:58) tr.

 

SHAPE NECK

Work across 14(15:16) tr, 2 turning ch, turn.

Work straight on this side until is measures same as back to shoulder shaping.

Fasten off.

Miss center 26(28:30) tr, attach yarn to 14(15:16) tr from opposite armhole and work to correspond to other side.   Fasten off.

 

TO MAKE UP

Sew side and shoulder seams. Work 1 row of dc around neck edge and around armholes.

See ball band for pressing instructions.

 

 

 

Vintage striped crew neck jumper Tunisian crochet

Vintage striped jumper in Tunisian crochet

 

 

Original 1932 pattern reworked 1989.

This jumper is worked in an unusual chevron stitch using a Tunisian crochet hook.

The deep cuffs and welts are knitted in a fine rib, and rib edges the crew neck.

 

 

 

Vintage striped crew jumper

Vintage striped crew jumper

MATERIALS – Rowan 4ply Botany wool:

7 25g hanks main color;

4 25g hanks color A

3 25g hanks color B

4mm (9) Tunisian crochet hook: pair of 2 3/4 mm (12) knitting needles; set of four 2 3/4 mm (12) double pointed needles; one 3 3/4mm (9) knitting needle.

TENSION – 1 pattern (6 sts) to 2.5cm [1 inch] approximately over 4mm (8) Tunisian hook.

STITCHES – 1 . k1,p1 rib: 2. chevron pattern

SIZES – To fit bust 84(86)cm [32(34)inches]; length 44.5cm [17 1/2inches]; sleeve seam 44.5cm             [17 1/2inches]

ABBREVIATIONS

cont – continue;

dec – decrease;

inc – increase;

k – knit;

M – main color

p – purl

rem – remaining

rep – repeat;

st (s) – stich (es)

yrh – yarn round hook

 

FRONT   With 2 3/4mm (12) needles and M cast on 114 (126) sts and work in k1,p1 rib for 13cm [5inches]. On the last row change to 3 3/4mm (9) needle and dec evenly across this row to 92(102)sts.

Slip all sts on to a 4mm (8) Tunisian hook. Join in A at left hand side of work.

 

Next row yrh, draw loop through first st. * yrh and draw loop through 2sts; rep from * to end,

1 turning ch.

Vintage 1989 Tunisian striped crew neck jumper

Vintage striped crew neck jumper Tunisian crochet close up

Vintage striped crew jumper

Vintage striped crew jumper

 

NOTE Tunisian crochet is worked over an outward and return row and these two rows are counted as 1 row

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foundation row: (outward) hook in 2nd vertical st, yrh, bring up 1 loop, hook from right to left through middle of next 4 vertical sts and leave these sts on hook without working them, * take up 1 loop througheach of the next 2 vertical sts and leave on hook without working; rep from * to end taking up 1 loop through each of the last 2 sts.

 

Foundation row: (return) yrh and lip off 1 loop for the edge, yrh and lip off 2 loops, * yrh and slip off 5 loops (the working st and the 4 unworked sts of previous row), yrh, slip off 2 loops, yrh, slip off 2 loops: rep from * to end and slip off last 2 loops for edge.

 

Row 1 (outward) yrh, hook into 2nd vertical st, yrh, bring up 1 loop, * yrh (make1), hook in space preceding group, (pull up loop) 3 times [6sts on hook], yrh, hook in space following group, [pull up 1 loop] 3 times, 1 loop through each next 2sts: rep from * to end of row.

 

Row 1 (return)yrh, slip off 1 loop for edge, yrh, slip off 2 loops, * yrh, slip off 13 loops (the working st and two groups of 6 sts) made at sides of 4 st group) yrh, slip off 2 loops, yrh, slip off 2 loops: rep from * to end of row, 1 turning ch.

 

One outward and return row forms pattern.

 

INCREASE ROWS, – row 1: as return pattern row but making 2 extra ch at each end.

Row 2 : as outward pattern row but picking up the 2 extra sts at each end of previous row.

Row 3: as return pattern row slipping extra 2 sts off singly.

Row 4: as return pattern row but make an extra half pattern on 2 extra sts at each end.

Row 5: as return pattern row.

Row 6: as outward pattern row incorporating half pattern.

Row 7: as return pattern row making 2 extra ch at each end.

Row 8: as outward pattern row picking up extra 2 sts at each end.

Row 9: as return pattern row but slip extra 2 sts off singly.

Row 10: as outward pattern row but make another half pattern.

 

There should be 17 (19) patterns. Work until there are 13 patterns in height.

Join in M and work these 10 inc rows 19(21) patterns.

Work 7 patterns rows.

Fasten Off.

 

SHAPE ARMHOLES – Miss 2 patterns, join in M and work to last 2 patterns, turn. Work straight until 13 pattern rows have been worked.

Fasten Off.

Join in B. Work 7 pattern rows.

 

DIVIDE FOR NECK, – Work as for outward pattern row, work 2 loop, a stitch group, 5(6) times, 2 loops.

Dec a half pattern at neck on each of 2 full outward rows (2 loops, 4(5) patterns, 2 loops).

Work on these st until 18 pattern rows have been worked.

Fasten Off.

Miss centre 5 patterns and work other side to match.

 

BACK – With 2 3/4mm (12) needles cast on 108(114) and work as for Front dec evenly along row to 86(92)sts.

Work as for Front omitting neck shaping.

 

SLEEVES – With 2 3/4mm (12) needles and M, cast on 58sts and work in k1,p1 rib for 30.5cm [12inches] inc 1 st each side of every 4th row until there are 86(92) sts and working last row on 3 3/4mm (9) needles. Change to A.

Transfer stitches to 4mm (8) Tunisian hook and work as for Back until 13 patterns have been worked. Change to next color and work 7 patterns.

Fasten Off.

Miss 2 patterns, rejoin yarn and work 1 row. Dec one half pattern on every alternate outward pattern row until 2(3) patterns remain.

Break off wool.

 

NECK RIB – Sew shoulder seams. With set of 4 2 3/4mm (12) needles pick up and K130 sts. Work in k1,p1 rib for 9cm [3 1/2 inches].

Cast off very loosely.

Sew cast off edge to inside of neck. Sew side and sleeve seams.

 

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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.

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.

Free Pattern Handbag Crocheted in Cotton 1972

Free Pattern Handbag Crocheted in Cotton 1972

Bag
Size : 13in wide by 16in deep
Gauge: 18 sts and 8 rows to 3in over dc worked on No. B crochet hook
Materials: 2 balls American Thread Purtian Bedspread Cotton Art. 40
28 plastic curtain rings 3/4in diameter

Star Motif
Using No. B hook, work 32sc into the first ring, ending with a ss into first sc.
1st round Ch 1 to form first sc, 1sc into each of following 31sc, ending with ss into first ch1
2nd round Ch1 to form first sc, 1sc into each of next 2sc, 2sc into next sc, * 1sc into each of next 3sc, 2sc into next sc, rep from * to end of round, ending with ss into first ch1. 40sc.
3rd round Ch1, skip 2sc, into next sc work 3dc, ch3 and 3dc – called a gr-, * skip 4sc, 1gr into next sc, rep from * until 2sc remaining, skip these 2sts, work ss around first ch1. Fasten off 8grs.
Work 23 more stars in same manner. These will be joined into two squares of 3 stars across by 4 stars down, one square for back and one for front of bag, and joined as following:
Joining round Using No. B hook attach yarn to one of the ch3 loops of any gr and work ch3 to form first dc, 2dc into same loop, *ch4, 1sc into ch3 loop of next gr, ch4, 1gr into loop of next gr to form corner, repeat from * twice, ch4, 1sc into loop of next gr, ch4, 3dc and ch3 into first loop to complete corner, ending with ss into 3rd of first ch3.
Joining round for 2nd star Using No. B hook attach yarn to one of the ch3 loops of any gr and work ch3 to form first dc, 2dc into same loop, ch2 now work with first star placed so that both WS are facing each other, 1sc into ch4 loop of first star, ch2, 1sc worked into both the next gr of 2nd star and sc of first star, ch2, 1sc into next ch4 loop of first star, ch2, 3dc into next gr of 2nd star to begin corner, ch1, 1ss into corner loop of first star, ch1, 3dc into same sp in 2nd star to complete corner, then complete joining round as for the first star.
All stars are joined in this manner, noting that when more than 2 corners meet, the ss should be worked into the joining st of the previous corners. Continue on the two squares now formed, working separately on each.
Using No. B hook and with RS of work facing, beg in a ch3 corner loop and work as following:
1st round Ch3 to form first dc, 2dc into same corner loop, skip next 2dc, 1dc into next dc, *4dc into next ch4 loop, 1dc into next sc, 4dc into next ch4 loop, 1dc into each of following 3dc, 1dc into st connecting squares, 1dc into each of following 3dc, rep from * along each side until reaching last square before corner, then rep from * but ending with 1dc only not 3dc and finishing square to corner thus : skip next 2dc into corner loop work 3dc, ch3 and 3dc, skip next 2dc, 1dc into next dc, then rep from * again. Work until all four sides have been completed ending with ss into 3rd of first ch3.
2nd and 5th rounds Ch3 to form first dc, 2dc into same corner loop, * skip next 2dc, 1dc into each dc following until 2dc only remember before corner loop, skip these 2dc, into corner loop work 3dc, ch3 and 3dc, rep from * twice more, then skip next 2dc, 1dc into each dc following until 2dc only remain before first corner worked, skip these 2dc, 3dc into corner loop, ch3, ss into 3rd of first ch3.
Fasten off.
When other piece has been worked to correspond, join them as follows:
Picot edging
Using No. B hook and with WS of both squares facing, beg with ss through center ch of both ch3 corner loops at left-hand edge of short edge, then work along 4 square motif edge by placing hook through both corresponding dcs of each piece and working 1sc into each pair of sts and turning corners by working 7sc into corner loops, continue until 3 sides have been completed and ending with 1sc into center ch of both corner loops. Turn
Next row Ch1, skip next 2sc, * 1gr into next sc, skip following 4sc, rep from * to corner, into 4th sc of 7 corner sc,work 1gr, then continue rep from * working 2nd corner as first corner and ending row with 1gr, skip next sc, ss into first ch1.
Fasten off.
Finishing
Run in all ends. Press bag lightly under a damp cloth with a warm iron. Into 4 curtain rings work 32sc, using No. B hook. Fasten off securely, then sew one to each corner at top of bag back and front. Join tops of rings tog with ss tightly. Make cord by cutting 32 ends of yarn 60in long. Tie knot in one end, then twist other end until cord is taut, thread one end of cord through rings at top of back, knot both loose ends tog and let cord twist tog to make single cord about 24in long.
Trim ends of knots.

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.