Quite A Quacker Duck Amigurumi Vintage Crochet Pattern

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I have the cutest little duck crochet pattern to share. Today we call them Amigurumi which means a crocheted or knitted stuffed toy.

Where does the name Amigurumi come from?

The word comes from the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll. Most Amigurumi are animals but they can be people or just about any object that is crocheted or knitted and stuffed.

 

Quite A Quacker Duck Amigurumi Vintage Crochet Pattern

 

Perfect for the Easter Basket

This would be perfect for an Easter basket or a gift or decoration at a baby shower. The pattern is from an American Thread Star Book titled Aunt Lydia’s Design Studio. The booklet doesn’t have a date listed, but by the looks of the fashions it should be late 1960’s, early 1970’s. With a little investigating, I was right, the date is 1970.

Where to find Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn

Quite A Quacker Duck Amigurumi Crochet Pattern Materials

The yarn required for the duck crochet pattern is Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn.  The yarn colors are White and Bongo (Tangerine Orange).

There are a few hundred listings for Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn on ebay in a variety of colors. I even found a package of two Bongo 70 yard skeins.

 

There is plenty of Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn on Amazon too.

The gauge of 3 sts = 1 inch is given in this crochet pattern so that helps. Two buttons are used for the eyes, but if it’s a gift for a baby or toddler I’d substitute something that cannot be removed. Maybe use some black yarn sewn on in a circle for each eye.

PDF file is below:

This is a two page pattern with the photo of the finished duck.

Quite A Quacker Duck Amigurumi Vintage Crochet 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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Enjoy!

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Decorate for Thanksgiving with this Free Horn of Plenty Vintage Crochet Pattern

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

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Another word for Horn of Plenty is Cornucopia. Filled with produce, flowers or nuts it’s a symbol of abundance and nourishment making it the perfect centerpiece for a Thanksgiving table.

Follow the instructions for this vintage crochet pattern and you’ll have a great table decoration for Thanksgiving. This crochet pattern comes from an American Thread Star Book number 116 titled Crocheted Fashions. Probably from around the 1940’s.

At the end of the pattern there are instructions for starching the horn of plenty by heating a mixture of starch and water. In an earlier post I shared a Miniature Horn of Plenty Crochet Pattern that also has instructions for stiffening a crocheted item using water and sugar.


If you don’t want to take the time and trouble to make your own stiffening agent Aleene’s Fabric Stiffener and Draping Liquid is also a great way to stiffen your crocheted items. It’s non-toxic, thin and tintable. When dry, it’s water-resistant and easy to paint.

 

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Since this scan isn’t quite as clear as I’d like, I’ve made it available in a PDF file format. Read the download instructions below to save this crochet pattern.

Horn of Plenty Crochet Pattern PDF

To read this pattern 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.

If you like this page, be sure to share it with your friends and like our Facebook Fanpage so you can get updates every time we post new patterns.

Enjoy!

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Children’s Beanie Hat Vintage Crochet Pattern

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Welcome to this Friday’s VTNS Fan Freebie!

Here’s a fast and easy crocheted Beanie Hat pattern to keep your little one’s head warm. Baby yarn and a No. 2 crochet hook is used. No size is given, but it’s from a Baby Book of patterns so it’s probably for an infant or toddler. Looks like it’s mostly worked in a single crochet stitch.

Childs Beanie Hat Crochet Pattern

You can save or print this pattern by clicking on the image above, it will open in a new window or if you’d like to have a PDF of the pattern, that file is below:

Childrens Beanie Hat Crochet 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.

If you like this page, be sure to share it with your friends and like our Facebook Fanpage so you can get updates every time we post new patterns.

Enjoy!