Free Vintage Crochet Pattern for a Toy Dachshund

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Dachshund Puppies

What is cuter than a crocheted animal toy? Not too much. The adorable Dachshund or Weiner dog as it’s affectionately referred to, is the perfect size and shape to crochet into a stuffed toy.

This vintage pattern uses felt for the ears, legs, tail and facial features. It’s taken from Quick to make Gifts Coats & Clark’s 1955 booklet.

Dachshund Toy Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

If you do a search on crochet amigurumi dachshund pattern on the internet, literally thousands of different crocheted toys will come up. Amigurumi is the Japanese art of knitting or crocheting small stuffed animals.

From Wikipedia: The word is derived from a combination of the Japanese words ami, meaning crocheted or knitted, and nuigurumi, meaning stuffed doll.

They are typically animals, but can take any form such as monsters, cartoon characters, ornaments and many more. Amigurumi started becoming popular in the West only recently in 2003. Since then, you can find them everywhere.

Here’s the pattern to get you started. There’s also a PDF file of the pattern to save or print below.

Dachshund Toy Crochet Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

Dachshund Toy Crochet 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. 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.

I found a whole page of 5 star rated Amigurumi books on Amazon with dozens and dozens of different patterns. Great for gifts!

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Miniature Cornucopia Horn of Plenty Crochet Pattern

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I’m ready for Fall and cooler temperatures! I have the perfect crochet pattern to get us in the mood for Autumn. A miniature horn of plenty.

This would be a great addition for a miniature doll house display decorated for Thanksgiving.

Vintage Miniature Horn of Plenty Croche Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

This pattern is in a 1950s Kaminow Bros booklet of Charming Petite Miniatures Crocheted with Cinderella Slipper Tinsel.

Materials required are a Steel Crochet Hook #10 and since I had no luck finding the thread mentioned in the booklet, I came up with an alternative that may work — Aunt Lydia’s Extra Fine Crochet Thread (Size 30)

The abbreviations used in the pattern are listed at the end of the post.

Here’s the pattern. To save or print it, simply click on it, it will open in another window and then you can save or print it from there.

 

Miniature Horn of Plenty Croche Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

I’ve included the instructions for stiffening that are recommended in the booklet.

Instructions for Stiffening a Crocheted Item - Vintage Crafts and More

These are the abbreviations used for this pattern:

ABBREVIATIONS
ard……..around
ch………chain
dc………double crochet
ea………each
hdc……..half double crochet
hk………hook
inc……..increase
lp………loop
rd………round
rnd……..round
rep……..repeat
sc………single crochet
sl………slip
sl st……slip stitch
sp………space
st………stitch
tr………triple
trc……..treble crochet

* (star) Repeat instructions immediately following * (star) across or around.

If you’d like to try your hand at a couple more miniature crochet patterns visit this post Miniature Bonnet and Basket Crochet Patterns for a miniature hat and basket.

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How to Make Knotted Fringe for Crochet and Knit Projects

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How to Make Fringe - Vintage Crafts and More

Adding fringe or tassels to any crochet or knit project is easy and fun to do.

This pattern sheet of instructions for knotted fringe was found in a 1953 American Thread booklet for crocheted and knitted Stoles and Shrugs.

Normally, we think of fringe as the finishing touch for an afghan, but these knotted fringe and tassels would look great on scarves, rugs, blankets, pillows, and more.

They are made using any type or color of yarn that would match your project, wool, nylon or cotton.

How to Make Fringe and Tassels - Vintage Crafts and More

If you’d like to download it for later, you’ll find the file below:

How to Make Fringe and Tassels

The pattern sheet 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.

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