Vintage Knitting Crochet Pattern Book Bundle Giveaway 2015

Vintage Knitting Crochet Pattern Book Bundle Giveaway 2015

Holiday PDF Vintage Pattern Book Bundle Giveaway 2015 NOW OPEN Remember the blog has moved to Winners receive a six-pattern book bundle. Join the holiday PDF vintage pattern book bundle giveaway 2015 is open to everyone around the world, … Continue reading

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Free Vintage Maltese Lace Crochet Patterns

Free Vintage Maltese Lace Crochet Patterns Pattern List Lattice Lace | Old Lace Cable Luncheon Sets Lace Ruffle Doily Set Lace Scallops Doilies Bridal Lace Set Wicker Lace Beverage Set Lacy Swan Coaster Set Lace Circles bedspread motif Lace Blossoms Scarf … Continue reading

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Free Mccall’s Needlework Crafts Spr Sum 1971

Free Mccall’s Needlework Crafts Spr Sum 1971 You can find the entire Spring and Summer McCall’s Needlework and Crafts on Remember my blog has moved to; This week you can also find the free vintage pattern version of … Continue reading

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Vintage After Dark Dress

Vintage After Dark Dress Reynolds 1970’s Maxi Length Crocheted Dress Pattern Directions for size 10. changes for sizes 12, 14, and 16 in parentheses. Blocked Bust: 32.5 to 39″ Taffeta lining Zipper for back opening Steel Crochet Hook ‘0’   … Continue reading

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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


!!!????!!!!!  - Philip Treacy hatAlexander McQueen in Vogue <<  Very Edith Sitwell to mePhilip TreacyPhilip Treacy, Paris Haute Couture ShowPhilip TreacyTreacy!

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



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”.

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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

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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.

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Beautiful Free Vintage Crochet Motif Patterns

Old Favorites In Crochet Bedspreads | Lily Design Book 73 | Lilly Mills Company 1954

Lily Design Book 73 has some of the most exquisite vintage crochet pattern designs created during the 1950’s.

My favorite is the Lace Valentine with one of the most challenging center starts  — I’m still trying to figure-out what the instructions are actually directing me to do :(.

Another favorite of mine is Fairy Ring another precious design.

The Lily Mills Company was a North Carolina cotton mill, there doesn’t seem to be much information about the company but of the vintage books and patterns I’ve collected contain some of the prettiest vintage thread crochet patterns around.

Here are several motif patterns from the pattern book you can find the entire book here.

Vintage crochet motif pattern

Traditional Elegance

Crochet Pattern Motif Lily Mills book 73

Textured in Beauty

Fairy Ring Crochet Lace Motif Pattern

Fairy Ring Crochet Lace Motif Pattern

Twinkle Star Bedspread Motif Vintage crochet Pattern

Twinkle Star Bedspread Motif Vintage Pattern

Lace Valentine Crochet Lace Motif Pattern

Lace Valentine Crochet Lace Motif

Enjoy these other Free Vintage Pattern links.

Vintage Crochet Doily Patterns 1942

1940’s Crocheted Hankie Edgings Aprons Slippers Doilies Potholders and More




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Free Vintage Crochet and Knitted Pattern Suggestions With Unlimited Possibilities

Vintage 1923 American Thread Star Journal

Crocheted Suggestions with Unlimited Possibilities

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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

African American Fashion Doll 19.5 Inches CED

Welcome to the Fashion Doll World of Ruby With Vintage Flare

Gene Tyler Sydney Ellowyne Cara and More

Welcome to Ruby’s Fashion Doll World. I have to admit I love dolls — well I love the art of dolls in particular the extraordinary work of many designers. With skillful hands they craft couture quality fashions and accessories that dazzle the senses. Others make designing furniture and furnishings look easy and still others with the skill to create food, drink and everything in between. Today, I’m going to share with you my vintage inspired favorites starting with my featured image of Cara, my not so vintage doll by CED. What do I like about Cara? Well she reminds me of Me once upon a time. Cara is the Black Rose Shag wearing hand beaded, sequined black lace pants and top, with a black spandex and leather corset, black boots, a silver necklace, earrings and silver ring on her finger, she is a beauty. With that being said, I do have a pet-peeve, doll joints!  I must give credit to CED, they made this doll voluptuously sexy showing skin without showing the joints — thank you. While I can appreciate the art of the clothier, I really wish that someone could find a creative way to hide the joints– Enough of that rant–let me share with you Ruby’s Doll World. This first treasure sold on eBay for $38.90. The OOAK White Lace Tunic, Wide Skirt and Fancy Hat were made for Ellowyne designed by WVLZ Doll Fashions in the Netherlands. The designer has an eBay store with some incredibly well made pieces using top of the line fabrics and workmanship. I think the designer is selling too low, checkout the auctions, there’s no store, but there’s a pink number that you must see!

White Lace Tunic Skirt Hat Ellowyne

If you’re into dolls then you are also into the incredible dioramas or sets that are works of art, here’s a few examples of what I’m impressed with. At the top of the list is Mary Ann Roy, this lady’s work, well its beyond words if you haven’t seen it, you should. Checkout Welcome Home, a place of extraordinary beauty for 1:6 scale furniture and furnishings.

barbie size doll furniture 1:6 scale

Mary Ann Roy

Barbie furniture Innovative mid century modern ideas, great fabrics, amazing dolls and clothes.

Mid Century Mary Ann Roy

The Morrison Furniture Studio is hip and funky mid-century loveliness, I can’t wait to own my first collection, I just do not have any more room. This collection sold on eBay for $225.00, a price well worth it.

 1:6 scale modern doll furniture

Modern Retro Leopard Sectional Sofa w Table Elvis Albums

Morrison's furniture - amazing mid century modern in 1:6th scale


There are some artful miniature designer’s out there, check out these links. Modernica Blog Doll Diva’s Flower (A designer from Mexican; be sure to install the translator extension on your browser) Let’s stroll back in time to the forties, I own both Gene and Violet in a couple different versions. Both are stunning and made for vintage fashion. Violet let’s me reminisce about my stylish grandmother who by the way was one of those stylist 40’s dolls and going through her closet as a girl made for the best dress-up ever. As a dressmaker myself with an understanding of what it takes to make a tailored or couture quality piece–but to make in miniature — the Couture Touch is exceptional, here’s a couple– well maybe a few of my favorites.

Gallery of Past Designs couture touch gene doll key lime delight suit hat bag

Key Lime Delight Circa 1950s

Gene fashion doll clothes couture touch

Savvy Stripes Circa 1940

satin suit violet waters fashion doll 15.5 inch

Violet Waters Fashion Doll

Before I move on to other Ellowyne fashions let me just share this board by Raw Dragon Fly Dolls on Pinterest–a superb collection of dolls dressed in art. I started this set off with Ellowyne, she exudes personality and her friend Lyzette the African-American or her Creole  friend is sinfully demure. I have found their outfits to be perfect for their personalities, a little mid-century, a bit classic-modern–its eclectic, check out these outfits. How would you describe them?

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Ellowyn Skirt Jacket Hat Set

1920 reproduction linen dress lizette gloves

1920s Lizette Linen Dress Wool Hat Necklace Gloves

I’ll end with fantasy dolls, magnificent pieces of art the materials, the style everything about these next few dolls are just breath takenly beautiful.

Amaya (Night Rain)

Amaya | Night Rain

This next doll site not only produces great work–they want to teach you how to make great doll clothes by offering Free Tutorials at Fashion Doll Stylist.  This is a French website, but written in English. Fashion Doll Stylist I don’t usually favor boy dolls, but this work of art is fabulous – check out this beauty which hails from Russia I believe.

Iplehouse Victor_The Addiction

Victory the Addiction

For those DIY’ers I must list a few doll patterns that I’ve used and sold that are worth your time. For the record I started this fashion doll journey over ten years ago all because one of my customers sent me a gift, and I was fascinated. She gave me a Paradise Collector Crochet Doll Pattern and the Annie’s Attic Funky Parlor Pizazz Crochet Livingroom Set.

Crochet Barbie Doll furniture

Parlor Pizazz Annies Attic

paradise crochet FASHION DOLL patterb


Four years later in 2004, I met another women, a client whose Christmas tree was decorated with everything Barbie. I commented that her daughter must really love Barbie–she corrected me it wasn’t her daughter, it was her and she opened a door to a room lined with Barbie everything. It wasn’t until I started researching dolls that I truly became mesmerized, and the journey began. To date, I own every sewing pattern made by Advance, Simplicity, Vogue, McCall’s and Butterick for Barbie. I even own all the Vogue and Simplicity for the 15.5″ dolls. I have granddaughters, they have 18″ dolls, while I am not crazy about American Girl dolls, I do like Madam Alexander’s My Life dolls. Here’s the one that I like the most, I’m still looking for the ballerina — these dolls have disappeared. I love books and magazines and have a full doll library, and I’m still working on the pattern released in the newspapers. I own every pattern in the Paradise doll pattern collection – Did you know at one time there was a woman from Brazil that hand beaded most of the Paradise collection and her creations sold for five figures? Now to some of those new pattern makers.

gene marshall

Evening Sophisticate

Fleischer Pattern Company


Before I sign off I forgot about a really gifted miniature dressmaker Bellissima Couture Doll Fashions, checkout the fabrics she uses.


Paris au Printemps

Also checkout this link:

fashion doll clothes

Around the World – New England June 2013

I’m sure you are aware that I’ve barely touched the surface, and I would like to thank you for joining me along this journey if you would like to share my addiction for dolls check out my Pinterest board “Ruby’s Fashion Doll World“, has over 3,000 pins and over 2,500 followers. If dolls are your passion follow me on Facebook at

I am all for promoting the independent , self-employed designers. While there you will find patterns for all types of dolls, sewing, knitting, crocheted and crafted. if you want you can watch a video about how to create furniture, table settings or food for your doll and so much more.

Thanks for stopping by and following me.




Free Vintage Fashion Doll Pattern Links

Free Vintage Knitting Crochet Patterns for Dolls 6 to 17.5 inches

Vintage 1960s Knitting Crochet and Sewing Patterns for 11.5 inch Fashion Doll | Doll Wardrobe to Knit Crochet and Sew
Free Vintage Doll Clothes Knitted & Crocheted Fashion Doll 11.5″ Free Knitting Patterns
Free 18 Inch Doll Cloths Patterns
Printable Doll Cloths All Sizes
Mini Mochi Crochet 18″ Doll Set
Barbie Doll Clothes Sewing Patterns

Pearl Trees – interesting social concept but patterns for all size dolls including the hard to find 15.5 and above for Gene, Tyler, etc.. If you have some links to share please post.