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.

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Knitted Neck Roll Bolster Pillow Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

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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Bear Brand Blue Book of Worsted Work - Vintage Crafts and More

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.

 

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

 

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

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