Vintage Hat Knitting Pattern – Winter Knit Ski Cap

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Who couldn’t use another knitted cap to keep your head warm and cozy in the winter?

Knitted Ski Cap Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

This simple winter ski cap is knitted using variegated color yarn and has a Pompon on top.

It’s knitted on a set of No. 4 Double pointed Sock Needles. To shape the cap, rounds are decreased by 10 stitches until only 10 stitches remain.

Vintage Knitted Ski Cap Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

By clicking on the above instructions, another window will open where you can right click and “Save Image As” to file away for later or print it out to get started right away.

Pair it with this other VTNS Fan Freebie vintage knitting pattern, a Knitted Striped Scarf.

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Knitting Pattern for a Bedspread in a Pointed Leaf Design

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

I’m already looking forward to Fall, my favorite time of year, with the cooler weather and leaves turning shades of bright orange and yellow. I’ve noticed many stores are already filled with Autumn decorations.

Along those lines I’ve found a pretty leaf knitting pattern for a bedspread.

A Spread in a Pointed Leaf Design Knitting Pattern Picture - Vintage Crafts and More

This bedspread or afghan is knitted in strips, then sewn together. There’s a diagonal strip, lace strip and edge. The finished size is up to you and  depends on the number of strips you knit.

A pair of steel size O knitting needles are used along with coarse knitting cotton.

A Spread in a Pointed Leaf Design Knitting Pattern Instructions - Vintage Crafts and More

 

 

Are you just learning to knit? This post has a Beginner Knitting Manual PDF file you can download and take a look at.

The page below shows the basic knitting stitches used with this pattern.

Knitting Stitches and How to Make Them - Vintage Crafts and More

 

A Spread in a Pointed Leaf Design Knitting Pattern PDF

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.

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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Enjoy!

Knit and Crochet Doll Clothes Patterns – VTNS Fan Freebie

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Doll clothing patterns have always been a great seller on ebay. Whether they are clothes patterns for sewing, crochet or knitting, doll clothing is fun to make and dolls are fun to dress.

There are several different size dolls people collect and children play with, but one of the most popular is the 10½ inch fashion doll such as Barbie™.

Today I’ve found two different clothing patterns for these dolls. One is a crochet pattern and the other is knitted. They are called Night and Day from an American Thread Company Star Doll Book.

Vintage Crafts and More - Night and Day Crocheted and Knitted Doll Dress Patterns

Both of the dress patterns use Mercerized Crochet Cotton Article 40. A No. 7 crochet hook for the crochet pattern and No. 2 pair of knitting needles for the knitting pattern.

The crocheted doll dress has a pretty flared skirt that can be accented with lace ribbon and crinoline or taffeta under the skirt. The knitted dress includes a sweater, skirt and hat with lots of fringe.

Knit and Crochet Doll Dress Patterns

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.

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.

Enjoy!

Aunt Lydia’s Heavy Rug Yarn Knitted Round Rug Pattern

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

I share a lot of vintage crochet patterns. There seems to be an abundance of those, but today is a knitted rug pattern using Aunt Lydia’s Heavy Rug yarn.

Vintage Crafts and More - Knitted Rug Pattern

The rug is 28 inches in diameter and uses 10 skeins of Black and Silver Rug Yarn and 2 skeins of Blue or the color of your choice. The knitting needles are size No. 7.

This rug would be a great gift, it’s actually from an American Thread Co Star Gift Book called Gifts.  It would also be a pretty addition to your home as an accent piece.

Vintage Crafts and More - Knitted Rug Pattern Instructions

Here’s the PDF pattern for the rug to print or save for later:

Knitted Rug 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.

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.

For other patterns using Heavy Rug Yarn, type “Doodle Doll” into the Find Vintage Patterns Search box on the right.

If you’ve knitted or handmade a rug that you’d like to share, please be sure to post a picture on the VTNS Fanpage, we’d love to see your work.

Enjoy!

Freebie Vintage Knitting Pattern Infants Ankle Strap Shoes

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Vintage Crafts and More - Infants Ankle Strap Shoes Knitting Pattern Picture

Today’s vintage pattern is for a cute pair of Infant’s Ankle Strap Shoes. It’s a knitting pattern from a 1943 Minerva baby booklet. They are done in a Size 1 with Minerva Germantown yarn which was 100% Virgin Wool in a 4 fold 1 oz ball that was about 105 yards. The pair of knitting needles used is  Size 2 – 10 inches long.

The pattern uses a the Garter and Stockinette stitch.

GARTER STITCH: (Plain Knitting) K. every row.

STOCKINETTE STITCH: K. 1 row, P 1 row alternately.

Here are instruction videos for these knitting stitches from WikiHow:

http://www.wikihow.com/Knit-the-Garter-Stitch
http://www.wikihow.com/Knit-Stockinette-Stitch

Once you’ve finished these cute shoes a Pom-Pom can be added as trim. Here’s a step-by-step of how to make a Pom-Pom.

Vintage Crafts and More - Infants Ankle Strap Shoes Knitting Pattern Instructions

If you’d like the pattern in PDF format to save for later, here is that file:

Infants Ankle Strap Shoes Knitting Pattern

This file  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.

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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Enjoy!

Striped Scarf Vintage Knitting Pattern – VTNS Fan Freebie

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Do you need a quick Christmas present? This wonderful vintage Knitted Striped Scarf pattern can be done in a jiffy. You may even have enough yarn in your stash so you won’t have to go out and buy more.

What about using team colors to wear at the game or your little ones favorite colors? Even easier would be using just one color yarn. Lots of possibilities with this scarf! It is knitted to form a tube that leaves no seams. It’s 9 x 60 inches without the fringe.

Vintage Crafts and More - Vintage Knitting Pattern Striped Scarf

Here’s how you add fringe to a scarf or any item you’ve crocheted or knitted:

First, find an item to wrap your yarn around (this pattern suggests 9 inch long strands, so an object 4.5 inches would do that). Wind the yarn around your item, loosely enough so that your scissors can get underneath to cut it. Cut the yarn from the skein then cut it from your form. Now you have several pieces of yarn all the same length.

Decide how many pieces you’d like to use for your project (this pattern suggests 5 strands for one fringe). Fold the pieces in half. Start with the right side of your project facing up. Insert a crochet hook in the first loop from the bottom up. Take the pieces folded in half, hook them and pull them through. Now take the ends and push them through the loop that is made folding the pieces in half.

Pull the free ends gently and evenly. Continue down the edge of your project.

You’ll need 4 Ply Knitting Worsted yarn. 3 two ounce skeins in each color and a pair of No. 11 Knitting Needles. Gauge is 10 sts = 3 inches; 10 rows = 1 inch.

Vintage Crafts and More - Knitted Striped Scarf Pattern

What gifts did you create this year? If you’d like to share, please be sure to stop by our VTNS Fanpage, we’d love to see your work.

Here is the PDF download for the pattern:

Knitted Striped Scarf Pattern PDF

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.

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.

Enjoy!

Free Knitting Pattern for Childrens Mittens

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie!

Do you remember a pair of mittens your mom or grandmother knit for you when you were young? Sure you could go pick up a pair at the nearest discount store, but continue the tradition and knit a pair for the little ones in your family. There’s something special about a pair of mittens knit with love.

Use this sweet vintage knitting pattern for a child’s pair of mittens. Since these are small, your project will go quickly and use less yarn. Children can never have too many mittens.

Vintage Crafts and More - Toddler Mittens Knitting Pattern

These mittens will keep little hands toasty warm in the winter. Even if you live where it’s warm, they’d be a nice gift for little ones living in an area where it gets cold and snows.

The pattern calls for Bear Brand DeLuxe Knitting Worsted, 100% Wool, 4-ply, 2 ounces. This yarn is discontinued, today’s 4-ply yarn is considered a medium weight. A Red Heart yarn from your local store could be substituted, but sometimes you can find this type of vintage yarn sold on the internet.

Just make sure you find a yarn that matches the gauge listed and you should be fine. These mittens have a Gauge of 6 sts = 1 inch, 8 rows = 1 inch with Size 4 Knitting Needles.

The pattern is for size 2 and changes for size 4 are in parentheses. Here is the children’s mitten pattern. You can also download the PDF file below to save for later.

Vintage Crafts and More - Free Knitting Pattern Toddler Mittens

Blocking and steaming is important to give your hand knit project a nice finish. Here are some helpful hints for that:

Vintage Crafts and More - Blocking or Steaming Hand Knitted Items

This a one page PDF file with a picture, pattern and instructions for blocking and steaming included:

Free Knitting Pattern for Children’s Mittens PDF

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.

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.

Enjoy!

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Free Vintage Knitting Pattern – Baby Bunting

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

This morning I’m sharing a pretty vintage baby bunting and hood pattern to knit. It has wide ribbing with a satin ribbon edge and a zipper in the front.

Just in time to make for holiday gift giving or bazaars, this would be wonderful to keep a little one warm in the upcoming cold winter months.

Vintage Crafts and More Knitted Baby Bunting Pattern Instructions

From the Star Baby Book No. 111, it uses 19 ounces of the American Thread Company’s  “DAWN” Knitting Worsted which was 100% wool or “DAWN” Nylon Worsted.

These yarns are no longer available but any modern knitting yarn that is smooth and a medium width can be substituted. You must match a gauge of 6 sts = 1 inch with a pair of No. 6 Knitting needles.

 

Vintage Crafts and More Knitted Baby Bunting Pattern Instructions

Here is the PDF to download and save:

Knitted Baby Bunting Pattern PDF

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.

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.

Enjoy!

Five Fancy Knitting Stitches – Look Hard But Easy to Make

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Welcome to VTNS (Vintage Textile and Needlework Sellers) Fan Freebie Friday!

Time to dust off your knitting needles and get ready to knit a pretty afghan for winter time. This freebie has Five Fancy Knitting Stitches that look hard to do but are easy to make.

Don’t know how to knit, check out this earlier blog post Beginner Knitting Manual to learn the basics.

Vintage Crafts and More - Five Easy Knitting Stitches PatternsUse one of these fancy stitches for a whole afghan or make a combination of them to sew together and make any size afghan you’d like. The color of yarn is up to you.

Here’s the pattern and instructions in PDF format:

Five Easy Knitting Stitches

Do you have a favorite afghan you’ve made? We’d love to see it, you can share a picture on the VTNS Facebook Fanpage by going to the group’s page and click on the box that says Write something…  From there you can choose to Add a Photo and write a little snippet about it.

You can print the instruction page shown in the post by clicking on it. It will open in another window and you can save or print it from there. Also there’s a green PRINT button at the bottom of the page you can use.

If you’d like to save the pattern as a PDF file, 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.

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.

Enjoy!

A Knitted Gift for Mother’s Day Oval Doily with Knitted Border

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Another great pattern from the Home Needlework Magazine published in June 1914. This time, in keeping with a theme of gift giving, a knitted border for an oval doily. If you have a vintage linen doily or fabric in your collection, this knitted border pattern added in white or a color would make a special gift.

intage Crafts and More - Oval Doily with Knitted Border

The type of yarn or thread used is not stated, so it would depend on the look you are going for. From the picture, it would be a dainty, thin yarn or thread.

The directions say, “Cut from linen an oval, nine and three-fourths inches in length, and six and one-half inches in width. Buttonhole the edge and sew on lace, fulling sufficiently to make it lie smooth.”

These directions call the knitted border “lace” and it certainly does look like it.

If you’ve made a gift for Mother’s Day that you’d like to share, please be sure to stop by our VTNS Fanpage and post a picture, we’d love to see it.

Oval Doily with Knitted Border 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.

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.

Enjoy!