Vintage Knitting Crochet Pattern Book Bundle Giveaway 2015

Vintage Knitting Crochet Pattern Book Bundle Giveaway 2015

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Free Vintage Hat Patterns Over the Top Toppers Fascinator’s and Head Pieces


Hello everyone, do you like hats? I love hats and wear them almost all the time. This week I want to share some of my favorites from my collection and FROM around the web especially Pinterest. Do you like Over-the-Top Hats? Remember my definition of over the top may not be the same as yours!! Here are some of favorite over the top topper and I’d where each and ever one.

Donna Vinci Couture Church Hat H1341.Cher for Vanity Fair, 1986 by Annie LeibovitzFollow ME!!!PearlsGreen Pamela Sinamay Hat



Would you dare wear any of these hats?

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How about one of these stunning modern vintage reproductions.

1920s clochecloche1920s Hat Flapper  Black  Silver Metallic Cloche by ludascrafts1920's vintage flapper hatChurch HatA Hat about Hats, what more could you ask for

Let us not forget hats for the Royals around the world–I must say church hats and hats for the royals have kept the tradition alive.

Paloma Cuevas wearing a Philip Treacy hat.Queen Maxima totally surrounded in hat.Chic in her hat.Her smile brings joy to my heart. Long live the Queen! Reception at Mansion HouseKateHM Queen Sirikit of Thailand

Now the Bazaar–Weird to me–share the weirdest hat you’ve ever seen? Share your weirdest, wackiest hat picture on our Facebook Page and win either one of these this free vintage Hat Pattern Books. the number of likes will decide the winner. Enjoy!


Free Hats Bags & Accessories

Free Hats Bags & Accessories

Hats and Bag Patterns

Hats and Bag Patterns


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Fascinator’s are all the rage and it seems like if you can think-it, dream-it or imagine it a topper it can be created. Checkout these wonders.

Hats at Royal AscotRoyal Ascot 2012 - Day 3Royal ascot hatRoyal AscotJasmine Guinness the sister of Daphne Guinness at Royal AscotHat by Bill CunninghamOriginal caption:1/11/52: High drama is achieved by Walter Florell in this rough grey straw with a soaring, cutaway brim. The white mesh veil is studded with red sequins.

Now lets look at some real vintage hats, head pieces and fascinators.

Photo: Horst P. Horst fro Harper's Bazaar, 1943.Pink chiffon lantern hat by Pierre Cardin 1962.William Klein, 1962.Chanel, Summer Straw Hat, 1960s.Flappers ~ 1920's1920.1920's Fashionable Hats from's19501950's.1970s Fashion, 1970s, fashion, womenswear, style. Loose floaty bohomenian clothing with organic, natural colours and flower patterns, again with statement peices

As you can see there are some styles that have re-invented throughout the decades and some you never see again.. But one thing for sure the hat is timeless no matter what country you live in or your age–take the plunge and enjoy the exotic, the chic and sexy, the mysterious and the funny–WEAR A HAT! Here’s some free vintage hat patterns sew, crochet, knit or craft and become your own style icon.

Attaché ImageMake your own pattern for this fabric hat - 1937The Midvale Cottage Post: Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s - Sewing a Chic Tu... Fedora Hat PatternHigh Hat pattern.hat Hats magazineMAKING A REPRODUCTION HAT FROM 1928      hatHome Sewings Tip from the 1920s - Sew Yourself a Felt Cloche . Home Sewing Tips from the 1920s - Make a Cloche from Ribbon

Here are a few more vintage Hat patterns for your enjoyment.

Crocheted Hat & Bag - free vintage pattern originally published in Today's Crochet Book, Book No. 115.

This is a free pattern for a beaded cloche hat.  The pattern for the matching bag is for sale, but I bet you could figure it out after making the hat.

Our Cloche hat crochet pattern from Smart Bags, originally published by Spool Cotton Co, Book No. 209, in 1944.

Vintage 40's Crochet hat - pattern.  Looove it.  I'm making this - wonder how it'll turn out.

This 1920s-inspired, knit hat pattern is perfect for any vintage lover.  It's easy to make, plus there are three ways to make it. 1921 Millinery Spring Summer Hats Picturesque Hats in Hand Crochet Free 60’s Vintage Millinery Hat Patterns



Congratulations Southfield High School Graduates 2014 | Free Vintage Knitting Patterns

Family Gatherings

I would like to give thanks for being able to come home and be apart of my granddaughter’s big day or shall I say a week.

My time at home with friends and family began with my oldest son’s birthday with his baby brother and his girl fixed a very large Seafood Boil of crab, scrimp, corn on the cob, red potatoes and sausage and the grill master fixin’s Salmon and Walleye for the fun of it.

The three brother’s, there’s a fourth he couldn’t make home this time–

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Then came Memorial day everybody was there always good food, family and friends, spades and bid, plenty of trash talking and fun. I got to meet Alex’s parents and Anthony’s girl.  Too much fun to remember to take pictures. Bad bad girl (next time).

The man who started it all

Melvin Anthony Erick Kenny

Khayla’s Prom – Southfield High School 2014

was the primary reason for this trip her prom was last Tuesday–she looked absolutely gorgeous.

Khayla 2014

Khayla 2014


Mother and daughter

Daughter and Granddaughter

The carriage -- my favorite car

The carriage — my favorite car

Cadillac STS

I am so glad limousines are obsolete! I have three favorite cars, the Cadillac (this one), the Jaguar and the Ford Thunderbird (the collector’s edition)

Here’s the prom date.. Carlos is not only handsome, he’s smart and he has great manner’s which means his parents took care business.


Graduation Day 2014

The next big day was Graduation Day this past Sunday at Chene Park–we attended church in the morning and the ceremony started at 4, here’s a few highlights. By the way there were almost 300 young people graduating from just Southfield High School more boys than girls this year about 20 more Young African-American men!

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Diploma in Hand

Diploma in Hand

Thank you for sharing my couple weeks with the family–Now I am waiting on Caleb to arrive–

School’s out for summer!

Free Vintage Knitting Patterns

This week I’ve put together a fine collection of free vintage knitting patterns–I sure hope that you will want to make  at least one of these beauties.

1940’s Knitted Cocktail Dress Pattern

40s vintage knitted cocktail dress

40’s Vintage Knitted Cocktail Dress

40’s Shirt Waist Knitted Blouse Pattern

1940s Shirtwaist Knitted Blouse Pattern

1940s Shirtwaist Knitted Blouse Pattern

Vintage Shirtwaist Dress Pattern

1950s Vintage Knit Dress Pattern

1950s Vintage Knit Dress Pattern

1960’s Chic Knit Tunic

1960s Vintage Knit Tunic Pattern

1960s Vintage Knit Tunic Pattern

Vintage Front Zip Cardigan Jacket Pattern

Luck Knitted Front Zip Cardigan Jacket pattern

Luck Knitted Front Zip Cardigan Jacket

1970’s Knitted Bride’s Coat

Knitted Brides Knitted Coat Pattern

Knitted Brides Knitted Coat Pattern

Girl’s Knit Party Dress

vintage Girls Knitted Dress

Girls Knitted Vintage Dress Pattern

Vintage Fichu Knitting Pattern – A triangular scarf of woven fabric, worn over the shoulders and crossed or tied in a loose knot at the front.

Knitted Fichu Pattern

Knitted Fichu Pattern

30’s Vintage Two Piece Tailleur with Vestee

Vintage Two Piece Tailleur Vestee Pattern

Two Piece Tailleur with Vestee Pattern

Vintage Ribbed & Smocked Knitted Dress Pattern

Vintage 50s  Ribbed Smocked  Knitted Dress Pattern

Vintage 50s Ribbed Smocked Knitted Dress Pattern

Stay tuned for other great knitting, crochet and needle-arts patterns.

By the way check out My Collections:

The Dazespast Style Library

Summer Chic

Evening Elegance

My Vintage Crochet Projects | Free Vintage Crochet Doily Patterns

My Vintage Crochet Projects

Last week I shared the sewing projects that I have on the table–this week it’s all about crochet. I’m working doilies and motifs mostly and I will share the patterns with you.
I love working on ruffled doily patterns mostly, I like the one’s with complex stitch patterns. The make the project challenging but the results are phenomenal.

I just finished the 1890’s Doily, from Old Time Crochet Autumn 1996. Originally published in “Miss Arnold’s Book of Crocheting, No 2, 1890”

Here’s my completed version.

My Version Vintage 1890s Doily Pattern

My Version Vintage 1890’s Doily Pattern

Center 1890 Doily remake

Center 1890 Doily

If you’d like to make the 1890’s Doily, here’s the free crochet pattern.

1890s doily page 1

An 1890’s Doily

1890s doily page 2

An 1890’s Doily Pattern Part 2

I finished this doily about a week ago, this doily is from Lily Mills, 1950, Book 1600. “Sheer Witchery”, it’s a doily luncheon set, I only wanted to make the large doily pattern.

Sheer Witchery Doily | Lily Mills 1950

Sheer Witchery Doily | Lily Mills 1950

Sheer Witchery Close-up Doily

Sheer Witchery Close-up Doily

If you’d like to make “Sheer Witchery” here’s the pattern.

doily liliy mills book 1600 1950 vintage crochet pattern

Sheer Witchery Luncheon Set Doily Free Pattern

Free Vintage Doily Pattern Sheer Witchery

Free Vintage Doily Pattern Sheer Witchery

Also in process is the “Blossom Ruffle Doily” by American Thread Company.

I’ve made this doily several times and gave one away and sold the other. Now I want to have one for myself. Blossom Ruffle is an easy doily to make but now with age and bad eyes working in dark colors is difficult at night because of the stitch pattern. here’s where I am at the moment.

Blossom ruffle

Now here’s the vintage pattern “Blossom Ruffle”.

ruffle doily pattern book 143 vintage blossom ruffle

Free Blossom Ruffle Doily Pattern

ruffle doily pattern vintage blossom ruffle

Blossom Ruffle Doily 2

My next vintage gem is Coral Reef from “Old and New Favorites”, the Spool Cotton Company, Book 269

Doily Project

Coral Reef Doily

Here’s the pattern if you’d like to make this odd ruffle doily.

Coral Reef Spool Cotton Book 269

Coral Reef Spool Cotton Book 269

vintage doily pattern coral reef

Coral Reef Doily 2

Another project is “Ruffles Run Riot” from Lily Mills, published originally in Book 1600 and then again in Book 209.

lily mills book 209 free vintage doily pattern

Ruffles Run Riot Free Doily Pattern 1

vintage ruffle doily pattern lily mills 1600

Ruffles Run Riot


My final contribution for today’s post is also from Lily Mills, Book 400 “Easy to Crochet Tablecloths Luncheon Sets and Runners”.

crochet shell motif medallion

The medallion design is called Shell Motif”, I have about 15 motifs made because the size 16 hook is almost like a needle if you tap your finger tip the wrong way. so it was slow going for a while. I solved that problem by using the old rubber finger tips you buy at the office supply store–they make great thimbles.

By the way enjoy the Garden Fern motif on the same page.


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I want to share a the Popcorn & Pineapples Doily, from American Thread Company. Book 128. I made this doily sometime ago, actually its been about 12 years maybe a few more than that, this is by far my favorite small flat doily, the stitches come together to create a beautiful pattern.

Here’s my version.

Popcorn and Pineapple Doily

Popcorn and Pineapple Doily

If you’d like to make this pattern, here’s the instructions for the Pineapple and Popcorn Doily

vintage doily pattern american thread

Popcorn and Pineapple Doily Pattern

free vintage doily pattern popcorn pineapples

Popcorn and Pineapple Page 2

vintage doily pattern page 3

Popcorn and Pineapple Doily 3

As I was looking for this doily I came across some older work from some of these patterns, take a look.


Double Ruffle Doily | Spool cotton

Double Ruffle Doily | Spool cotton

Blossom Ruffle

Blossom Ruffle

Rice Stitch Doily

Rice Stitch Doily

Enjoy, your comments and thoughts are always welcomes, until next time.

argyle knitting pattern cardigan men vintage

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern Friday – Knitted Classics for Men and Boys

Free Knitting Pattern Book Share

Welcome back everyone–Tis to the week I’ve updated a few pages and added some great content that I want to share with you today.

But first its Free Knitting Pattern Day

I really hope that you’ll like these great old knitting pattern books I want to share. These patterns are for the experienced knitted but anyone is welcome to try on one condition that you share your finished piece with us here or on our Facebook Page.

I don’t share many patterns for men, I’m not sure why but here’s a great vintage book, I hope you’ll like.

249 SC Mens Sweaters

Here they are for the active, the studious and the hobby-minded., ribs, classics, argyle and cable sweater patterns.

Reynolds New Sweater Collection

Pauline Denham Hand Knits for Men

More Vintage Men and Boy’s Patterns

Craftsmanship | Sweaters Vest Cardigan pullover Robe Patterns

30s Vintage Knitted and Crocheted Men’s Neck Tie Patterns

Introducing my new digital store

Here’s where you can buy great PDF reproductions of rare vintage patterns.

Knitting Patterns for Men | Good Shepherd Style Book 335

vintage crochet yoke fine crochet lace vintage 20s

Free Vintage Crochet and Knitted Pattern Suggestions With Unlimited Possibilities

Vintage 1923 American Thread Star Journal

Crocheted Suggestions with Unlimited Possibilities

crochet pattern edgings americna thread 1920s 20s patterns

Knitted Edgings of Fine or Heavy Thread

knit knitted knitting edgings patterns free star

Knitted Edging Patterns

Tatting Patterns for the Beginners and the and the More Experienced Needlecrafter

vintage tatting pattern tatted taating patterns

Tatted Collar and Edging Pattern

Monogram Patterns in Cross Stitch or Filet Crochet

vintage cross stitich filet crochet pattern 1920s

Tis the Accessories that are so Important Beaded Crochet Handbags and Purse Patterns

beaded crochet hand bags purse patterns 1920s

Vintage 20s Bags and Purses

A Dignified Design — Appropriate in Filet Crochet

Cross Stitch or Filet Crochet Chart

vintage crochet 20s filet scarf chart

Vintage Filet Crochet Scarf

You can find other patterns from this vintage magazine here.

  • Old Fashioned Patch Work Pattern
  • Buttonhole Stitch Predominates in this Simple Luncheon Set
  • A Dainty Addition to the Trousseau
  • Crocheted Yokes of Unusual Design
  • A Diagram Simplifies Filet Crochet
  • Version of the Sweater – A Blouse and a Jacquette
  • Beautiful Linens
  • Just a Little embroidery is All that is Needed
  • Shaded Lights Add Coziness to Any Room
  • A Trim Appearance Aids the Household Task

Fine Delicate lace type crochet is a passion of mine and Irish Crochet is  a fabulous way to satisfy that craving to prick my finger tips with the steel hook.

Enjoy these vintage Irish Crochet Pattern favorites until next time..Enjoy

1930’s Vintage Irish Crochet Pattern Book

Irish Crochet a Guide for Beginner’s

Introducing the Ninth through Twelveth Days of Christmas Free Vintage Pattern Share

First let me say, that I really need to get better at this Blog writing thing–because this is a post that should have been finished before the end of the year.

Please accept my apology for the delay, I do feel that you deserve an explanation even though I posted the last series of the Twelve Days of Christmas pattern book share on the Facebook page. Honestly it has to do with the joys and family commitments of the holidays.  I truly love that time of the year but I must admit that by the time it’s over I am truly drained.

Now during this time I was working on a Tutu for my granddaughter, and 18 Doll outfits, nine for each girl. Why I didn’t take more pictures rushing to get things in the mail, etc..

But here’s the tutu and one of my favorite doll outfits..


Tutu for Brooklyn

Dora Outfit Christmas 2013I realize what’s on my small business to do list especially since vintage patterns and sewing a very competitive online sector. The schedule you should begin to see is a weekly blog, in this New Year I’m going to e-commit to keeping to that schedule.

The Ninth Day of Christmas – 1960’s Myart Crochet and Knit Bags

Vintage 60’s Crocheted and Knitted Bags Hats


The Tenth Day of Christmas Free Pattern Share – The Loveliest Look in Knitwear | Book 10 Unger

Free Sexy Sixties Featuring Classy Knitted Suits Coats and Dress Patterns


The Eleventh Day of Christmas is Finally Here — Enjoy the Hats Mitten and Scarf Patterns

Free Crochet Patterns Galore Ponchos Capes Vest Pullovers and More | Wearable Accessories | Spinnerin 1970’s


Finally, the 12th Day of Christmas with Vintage Beading Patterns

Vintage 1900’s Bead Work Pattern Book


Finally this post would not be complete unless I added the mystery pattern book give-a-way. The Publisher was Minerva

The title Minerva Men’s Neck Ties Book 33 A

Happy New Year to you and all and thank you for following my blog.


The Seventh Day of Christmas | Children Girls Boys Baby Toddler Free Vintage Knitting Patterns

Girls Boys Babies Toddlers Free Vintage Knitting Patterns Mary Hoyer Juvenile Styles 1943 | Book 7

Layettes | Hats | Dresses | Sweaters | Cardigans | Bootees | Vest

Free Vintage Crochet Hat and Bag Patterns

This week’s free patterns I think are great this is bag and hat week. We’ll start with a Gimp Booklet from 1938 “Hats Bags Belts Crocheted With Gimp“.

Here’s a gallery of what you’ll find..

Time for sleep, I think you’ll really like the next one..Until later!

Hey, I’m back it’s Tuesday and time to finish this post, checkout the free hat and bag patterns, I’ve selected to share.

Other Vintage Hand Bag, Hat and Accessory Patterns

Vintage 60’s Muffin Hat

40’s Spool Cotton Bag Patterns to Sew

Hats Bags and Beanies American Thread Book 35 “Salute to Our Russian Neighbor” 3517

High Bumper and Barrel Handbag Crochet Pattern

High Bumper and Barrel Handbag Crochet Pattern

Instructions 3517 Crochet Hat and Bag Patterns

Instructions 3517 Crochet Hat and Bag Patterns

What a beautiful twist to the Beret, what do you think about this 50’s beauty?

50's Beret Pattern With a Twist

Vintage 50’s Beret Pattern With a Twist

97 American Thread Crocheted Iridescent Blue Beaded Bag

Vintage Beaded Pouch Handbag Crochet Pattern

Vintage Beaded Pouch Handbag Crochet Pattern

Beaded Handbag Instructions

Beaded Handbag Instructions

Finally here’s a few other hat and handbag links some vintage some are not, I hope you enjoy

Free Vintage Pattern for the Week | Lily Mills Knit and Crochet Fashion Patterns

  • Knitted Slip-On – Every high neck Sweater should have its tie. This one is the same web stitch as the Slip-On.
  • Crocheted Blouse – Smart neck arrangement unusual stitches and colors from the palette of old masters out together bring a Blouse of tremendous interest.
  • White Knitted Swing Coat
  • Tyrolean Beach Cropped Jacket and Hat
  • One Piece Crocheted Dress
  • One Piece Sun Back (halter) Dress
  • Two Piece Crocheted Suit
  • Two Piece Suit and Scarf
  • Knitted Sailor Suit
  • Plaid Shirt Waist Dress
  • Two Piece Boucle
  • Knitted Blouse Patterns
  • Cotton Three Piece Suit