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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Easter Greetings Antique Postcard

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Happy Good Friday!

Here in the US we celebrate Easter this Sunday. I wanted to share this pretty antique post card from my collection.

 

Antique Easter Greetings Postcard - Vintage Crafts and More

Find more great vintage post cards by clicking on the “Postcards” category on the right.

Enjoy!

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Pretty Little Crocheted Basket Pattern for Valentine’s Day

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

Today’s pattern is perfect for filling with Valentine’s candy or Easter treats. Get  a jump start on your Easter crafts by crocheting several of these sweet little baskets  to fill with small toys and candy.

They would look wonderful in a deep red for Valentine’s Day filled with candy hearts or pretty pastels filled with colorful jelly beans for Easter.

The pattern is from a January 1914 issue of Home Needlework Magazine.

Vintage Crafts and More - Crocheted Nut Basket Pattern

CROCHETED NUT BASKET

MATERIAL – Crochet Cotton No. 3 and a steel crochet hook No. 7

DIRECTIONS – Chain (ch) 4, and join.

Row 1 – Eight single crochet (s) in ring and join.

Row 2 – Two s in each stitch of Row 1.

Row 3 – Like Row 2.

Row 4 – One s in each stitch of preceding row.

Row 5 – Chain 3, 1 double crochet (d) in same stitch with ch, 2 d in each alternate stitch of Row 4, and close with sl st at top of chain.

Row 6 – Chain 3, 1 d in stitch with ch, 2 d in each 2 d of Row 5. Repeat around, closing with sl st.

Row 7, 8 and 9 – Like Row 6.

Row 10 – Chain 3, 2 d in joining stitch of last row, sl st in same stitch. Slip stitch between next 2 d, 2 d, slip stitch. Repeat around and fasten off.

BASE – Fasten thread in the skipped stitch of Row 4, ch 3, put 2 d in same place, 3 d in each skipped stitch, fastening thread securely at the end.

A ribbon run through the upper row of holes and tied in a pretty bow adds much to the color scheme of the table.

I’ve also included a PDF copy of the pattern that you can save and print.

Crocheted Nut Basket 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!