Snowman Knitting Pattern from Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn Collection Star Book No. 225

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

Snowman Knitting Pattern - Vintage Crafts and More

 

This cute knitted snowman pattern is from an American Thread Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn Collection Star Book No. 225. He uses two 70 yard skeins of white Heavy Rug Yarn and 1 pair of size No. 8 knitting needles. The gauge is 4 sts = 1 inch.

Rubber balls, one 7 inches in diameter and one 5½ inches in diameter are used as his body. Black felt and red ribbon are used for his accessories. I’m sure you could use polyester stuffing rather than the rubber balls to fill out his body.

 

 

Here’s the knitting pattern instructions for the Showman Snowman:

Snowman Knitting Pattern Instructions - Vintage Crafts and More

Just click on it, it will open in a new window and there you can right click to save it to print using either “save target as” or “save link as” depending on what browser you are using.

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I featured another Aunt Lydia’s Rug Yarn knitting pattern for a doll in a previous blog post.

If you like these patterns, follow the directions over at the Just Crafty Enough blog where I found patterns for an adorable Knit Roly Poly Santa Doll and the cutest knitted Potted Button Trees.

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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!

Bunnies, Bunnies Everywhere – VTNS Fan Freebie Friday

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We’re celebrating Easter today with several vintage Bunny crochet patterns.

This one is so cute, Peter Snuggle Bunny from a 1942 booklet by Lily Crochet Cotton and Yarn called Crochet House.

Peter Snuggle Bunny Picture

This bunny uses 2 Skeins of Rug Yarn in the color of your choice, some red Six Strand Floss and two sizes of crochet hooks, H-6 and 3.  You crochet two heads and bodies then sew together and stuff lightly.  Download the PDF pattern here:

Peter Snuggle Bunny Crochet Pattern PDF

 Another pattern from this same booklet is for baby the Peter And Susie Bib.

Bunny Baby Bib Pattern Picture

There’s a yoke, the bib, then the bunnies head and body are crocheted then sewn on.

You can find the pattern for the bib here:

Bunny Baby Bib Crochet Pattern PDF

To round out our Bunnies theme is a bunny and chicken Egg Warmer pattern. I’m not too sure how many of us use egg warmers, but they are cute just the same.

Egg Warmer Pattern PictureThis is also a 1940s pattern using crochet. Along with this pattern there are a couple old advertisements. This includes two pages and you’ll find it here:

Vintage Crochet Bunny and Chicken Egg Warmer Pattern PDF

If you knit rather than crochet, I found a knitted version of a Bunny Egg Warmer on another blog:

Bunny Egg Cozy

If you are just starting out crocheting, I’ve made the accompanying page of Crochet Terms and Explanation of Stitches PDF available. Also included on this page is Blocking Directions which will probably be helpful if you’d like to make the baby bib:

Blocking Directions

We hope you enjoy the Bunny patterns we’ve shared today. Be sure to show and tell or ask any questions you may have on our Fan Page.

 Enjoy!