Snowman Knitting Pattern from Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn Collection Star Book No. 225

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Snowman Knitting Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

 

This cute knitted snowman pattern is from an American Thread Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn Collection Star Book No. 225. He uses two 70 yard skeins of white Heavy Rug Yarn and 1 pair of size No. 8 knitting needles. The gauge is 4 sts = 1 inch.

Rubber balls, one 7 inches in diameter and one 5½ inches in diameter are used as his body. Black felt and red ribbon are used for his accessories. I’m sure you could use polyester stuffing rather than the rubber balls to fill out his body.

 

 

Here’s the knitting pattern instructions for the Showman Snowman:

Snowman Knitting Pattern Instructions - Vintage Crafts and More

Just click on it, it will open in a new window and there you can right click to save it to print using either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using.

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I featured another Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn knitting pattern for a doll in a previous blog post.

If you like these patterns, follow the directions over at the Just Crafty Enough blog where I found patterns for an adorable Knit Roly Poly Santa Doll and the cutest knitted Potted Button Trees.

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Fleisher’s Knitting & Crocheting Manual Knitted Scarf Patterns

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These sweet knitted scarf patterns, the Geraldine and Verona, are from a 1915 Fleisher’s Knitting & Crocheting Manual. Each is large enough to be used as a nice shoulder shawl.

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The Shetland Floss yarn required in the Geraldine Scarf is a light, soft 2-ply yarn or a lace weight. The Highland Wool for the Verona Scarf is probably a worsted 100% wool yarn. Not sure on that one, but the gauge is given so you can experiment with different types of yarn.

Here is a close up of the stitches used in these scarfs:

fleishers-knitting-scarf-patterns-geraldine-and-verona-stitchesAnother page in the manual that will be helpful is a description of the system Fleisher’s used for their hooks and needles. Sometimes it can be hard to meet the right gauge for an old pattern like this. This page should help when it comes to the sizing of the needles for knitting the scarfs.

The system used in Fleisher’s Knitting and Crocheting Manual is the metric system and the numbers represent the actual diameter of the hooks and needles in millimeters.

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One of the ways to save these patterns is to download them to your computer in PDF format:

Fleishers Knitting and Crocheting Manual Knitted Scarf Patterns

To read it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Knitted Baby Blanket with Embroidery Pattern

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I found this sweet knitted baby blanket in an American Thread Company booklet, no date, looks like 1950’s.

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It uses green and pink baby yarn, but you could change the colors to your preference.

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Below you’ll find the one page pattern file in PDF format:

Knitted Baby Blanket with Embroidery

The pattern is in PDF format so to read it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Lacy Striped Knitted Afghan – Free Knitting Pattern

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Lacy Knitted Striped Afghan Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More
Today’s free pattern is a Lacy Knitted Striped Afghan perfect for a summer time afternoon nap.

It measures 54 x 66 inches and uses Dawn Sayelle acrylic yarn, discontinued but Red Heart Super Saver Economy Yarn is a good substitute and it comes in lots of colors.

The Dawn Sayelle yarn came in 4 ounce skeins that totaled 258 yards so you’d need about 8 skeins of one color and about 7 skeins of the other in the Red Heart Super Saver yarn which is 7 ounces and 364 yards per skein.

Another good substitute yarn is Spinrite Caron One Pound. It’s a weight category of 4 and 100% Acrylic similar to the Dawn Sayelle. You’d need less skeins of this yarn since it comes in 16 ounce skeins and has a length of 453 yards.

The pattern afghan is made with Light Jade and Turquoise colors. Straight knitting needles size #11 are used with a Gauge of 16-stitch strip measures 5 inches.

This handsome afghan is fascinating to knit in two of your favorite colors, or the two given in directions. You’ll find that this “Show-Piece” serves a practical purpose, too — an extra cover when unexpected guests stay over nite, as well as a coverlet when taking “forty-winks”.

This is a mail order pattern you’d send a way for, usually for sale in a newspaper or magazine. There is no date or company name on the pattern. It is folded into thirds so in order to scan the whole thing I had to make it several pages. The pattern also includes photographs of the stitches.

Lacy Knitted Striped Afghan Pattern

The pattern is in PDF format so to read it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Knitted Neck Roll Bolster Pillow Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie

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The pattern today is from a 1916 Bear Brand Blue Book of Worsted Work the Fourteenth Volume. The knitting pattern texture is great and it has tassels at both ends.

Knitted Neck Roll Pillow Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

Bear Brand Shetland Floss is used in blue and sand. Since this yarn is no longer available, the best I can figure is it was a 100% wool, lightweight two-ply yarn, like a lace or baby/fingering weight that’s used to make summer sweaters, women’s dresses, scarfs and children’s knit wear. Since it’s a pillow, if it’s going to be used and not just as decoration, you might want to use an acrylic, washable yarn.

This neck pillow uses a bolster pillow form that is 22 inches by 8 inches. I found one that is 20 inches by 8 inches you may be able to use that costs less. As with many antique knitting patterns, no gauge is given so you’re kind of on your own figuring out the best size.

Knitted Neck Roll Pillow Pattern Instructions - Vintage Crafts and More

You can save or print this pattern by clicking on the image above, it will open in a new window and then you can use your computer’s settings to save or print it or use the green Print Friendly button at the bottom of the post.

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Fingerless Mitts and Wristlets Crochet and Knitting Patterns

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

The patterns today are not only vintage, but antique, over 100 years old. They come from a 1916 Bear Brand Blue Book of Worsted Work, Manual of YarnKraft, 14th Volume that could be purchased for 25¢.

It was hard to pick just one page to share out of the 190, but I’ve chosen a couple more for the coming weeks.

 

The wristlets are also known as arm and wrist warmers or cuffs. The Fingerless Mitts or Gloves are great because they keep your hands and wrists warm while your fingers are free to type on your phone or do any other task easily.

 

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The patterns require 1 hank and 1/2 a hank of yarn. As far as the yardage amount in a hank, the closest answer I could find is about 560 yards for worsted, but the hanks of yarn I found for sale like this Berroco Vintage Colors Yarn had less than that in each. That’s the thing about old crochet and knitting patterns, you have to use a little trial and error to get it right.

I’d never heard of an Amber Crochet Hook, so I did a little digging and found out they were made of a celluloid material in an amber or “apple juice” color and were distributed by the Sunlight Yarn Company. In this post on Nancy Nehring’s Lace Buttons website it shows a couple of ads for them from the early 1910’s.

In another informative post she shares some fascinating information on Celluloid – The First Plastic Crochet Hooks. A good read about vintage crochet hooks and their use.

 

Antique Crochet and Knitting Pattern for Wristlets and Fingerless Mittens - Vintage Crafts and More

To save or print out the instruction page above, simply click on it, it will open in another window where you can save or print it using your computer’s browser. You can also use the little green Print Friendly Button at the bottom of the post.

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Vintage Baby Mittens Knitting Pattern

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Free PDF Download Pattern for Knitted Mittens

 

Knitted mittens are a great way to keep your little ones hands nice and warm while they’re building a snowman!

 

 

Today’s freebie is a cute set of knitted mittens from The Spool Cotton Company’s 1943 book Woolies for Babies. This booklet features Chadwick’s Red Heart Wools.  Any one who crochets or knits will probably be familiar with Red Heart yarn.

 

Free Vintage Mitten Knitting Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

As a matter of fact the Red Heart Baby Econo Pompadour yarn required for this project is still available in some beautiful colors.

A set of Plastic Sock Needles in sizes No. 1 and No. 4 are needed for #5248 and only No. 4 are required for #5247.

I like this quote from the booklet:

 “So whether it’s for your own young hopeful or your Sister Sue’s….for the little lambkin down the lane or the cherub next door….remember everything’s got to be snug as button, warm as a waffle, and ready for that brand-new citizen to nestle into.”

 

Free Mitten Knitting Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

The one page PDF file is below:

Free PDF Download Pattern for Knitted Mittens

The patterns are in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here. There are also free Adobe Reader Apps for mobile devices.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Knitted Chair Back and Arm Pieces Pattern

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Knitting Chair Back and Arms Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

Today’s pattern is a knitted chair back and arm pieces. Used to protect the chair’s upholstery from dirty heads and hands, I’ve seen several done in crochet but this is the first knitted pattern I’ve come across.

It’s a pretty pattern with fringe that would also look nice as a couch pillow.

Materials needed are Pearl Cotton Size 5 and a pair of Plastic Knitting Pins size No. 1 (2mm size).

Some of the abbreviations used for the pattern are below.

Knitting Abbreviations:
k……………knit
p……………purl
O……………thread or yarn over
tog………….together
p.s.s.o………pass sl st over k st
*(asterisk)….Repeat instructions following asterisk as many more times as specified, in addition to original.

Repeat instructions in parentheses as many times as specified. For example: “(K1, O, p 3) 4 times,” means to make whatever is in parentheses 4 times in all.

Knitted Chair Back and Arms Instructions - Vintage Crafts and More

The one page PDF pattern is below:

Knitted Chair Back and Arms Pattern

The pattern is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here. There are also free Adobe Reader Apps for mobile devices.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Clam Diggers Shell Knitting Pattern – Quick and Easy Knitted Ladies Sleeveless Tank Top

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Summer is coming to a close and what better way to celebrate the end of summer than a beach party. Today’s vintage pattern will take you back to the California beach parties of the 1960’s. It’s a Clam Diggers Shell knitting pattern.

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This vintage knitting pattern is from an American Thread Star Book Begin To Knit, so it’s easy and quick to make.

Instructions are given for sizes in Small and in parentheses for Medium and Large. Knitting Worsted medium weight yarn is called for in Amber and Tangerine. This Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice, Tangerine Mist yarn would be perfect. These colors are straight from a 1960’s wardrobe!

You’ll need one pair of No. 9 knitting needles or any needles that will result in the stitch gauge of 9 sts = 2 inches. You’ll also need a Size H crochet hook for the neck and arm hole edges.

The instructions were on two pages so I consolidated them into one in a PDF file. Print or save it by clicking on the file below.

Clam Diggers Shell Knitting Pattern

The one page pattern is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here. There are also free Adobe Reader Apps for mobile devices.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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Argyle Socks for Dad – Vintage 2 Needles Knitting Pattern

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Argyle Socks worked on 2 needles Knitting Pattern Vintage Crafts and More

Another great gift to make for Father’s Day, Argyle Socks. The argyle pattern is made of diamonds. The overall patterns of diamonds overlap and add a sense of movement and texture.

It was derived from the tartan of Clan Campbell of Argyll in western Scotland used for kilts and plaids, and from the patterned socks worn by Scottish Highlanders since at least the 17th century. It became popular in Great Britain and the USA after World War I.

In knitting, an argyle pattern is accomplished by Intarsia (knitting) explained on Wikipedia as a technique used to make patterns with multiple colors. Fitting together like a jigsaw puzzle.

Argyle Socks worked on 2 needles Knitting Pattern Chart

Still as popular as they were long ago, this vintage knitting pattern uses Super Fingering 3 ply yarn and a pair of No. 1 and No. 3 knitting needles.

You’ll find another pattern for knitting Argyle Socks called Plaid-Mad Diamonds to the Fore! on this earlier post.

Download the instructions using the link below:

Argyle Socks Knitting Pattern

The pattern is in PDF format so to download it you’ll need the Adobe Reader software on your computer. Most computers come with it, but it is free and can be found here. There are also free Adobe Reader Apps for mobile devices.

Download Instructions: Right-Click the link and select either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using or simply click on it and save or print.

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