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.

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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 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

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

Asymmetry

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.

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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

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1985 PRINCESS DIANA GALA GOWN

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

SCARLETT OHARA’S BLUE MILL Dress

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

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Paris au Printemps

Also checkout this link: http://bvisayc556.wordpress.com/2013/10/09/italian-movie-for-fr16-tonner-and-similar-size-doll-on-etsy-now/

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 https://www.facebook.com/rubyJsfashiondollworld.

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.

Ciao!

Ruby

PS….

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

http://frugalabundance.com/dolls/free-doll-clothes-patterns.htm
http://www.molendrix.com/strihy1.html

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.

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..

Brooklyn

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.

Ruby

The 8th Day of Christmas | Free Vintage Patterns Sheath Dresses Suits Coats

Free Vintage Knitting Crochet Patterns Sheath Dresses Suits Coats

Vintage Needle and Yarn Patterns

Here’s a same of the publishers Patterns included with this vintage pattern share.

Columbia Minerva | Crocheted Blouse

Bernat | Cover Dress and Cap

Bernat | His and Hers Scandinavian Print Pullover

Coats and Clark | Cabled Shrug

Pingouin | Crocheted Net Pullover

Reynolds | Three Piece Suit

American Thread | Knit Dickey

Fleisher’s Brick Tweed Suit

Brunswick | Aran Pullover

 

Thanks for checking-out the blog and I hope you enjoy the patterns, Day 9 through 12 will be online Saturday…

Have a blessed New Year.

Mom sent some vintage linens to me after my gr...

Mom sent some vintage linens to me after my great aunt’s death. The work is by relatives in Sweden. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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

The Sixth Day of Christmas |6 Ulmann Pictureesque Hats Free Hand Crochet Patterns

Day Six of Twelve – Vintage Patterns | Picturesque Hats | Free Crochet Hat Patterns

Merry Christmas | Happy Holiday‘s to Everyone,

I would like to thank all of our followers by introducing our Twelve Days of Christmas Free Vintage Pattern Give-Away.

These patterns will be available in our Twelve Days of Christmas Photo Album.

Here you’ll find a picture preview of the books we’ll share during this 12 day period.

Vintage Bernhard Ulmann

Persian Lamb Fez

Sophisticated Breton

Smart Scotch Cap

Snooded Brim Sailor

Perky Snood

Draped Crocheted Turban

Snooded Pill Box

Twisted Braid Hat

Wrap A Round Turban

Hat and Muff Set

 

Don’t forget to check out these links.

1 Virginia Larkin | Crochet and Knitted Doll Patterns

2 Barbours Linen Thread

3 Modern Knitting Magazine

4 Munrospun British Knitting Pattern Book

5 Augusta Crocheted Yokes Pfeuffer

On the Fourth Day of Christmas | Valued Customers Received 4 Munrospun Vintage Knitting Book Free

4 Munrospun Knitting Pattern Book Featuring 40’s British Fashions

Merry Christmas from my family to yours…

Enjoy this Vintage British Classic filled with Hat patterns, Suits, Jumpers in Larger Sizes,

evening Blouse patterns and Cardigans.

 

English: Munrospun factory, Restalrig The form...

English: Munrospun factory, Restalrig The former knitwear factory was converted into modern flats after its closure in the 1970s. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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On The Third Day Of Christmas Enjoy This Wonderful 1940’s Book Of Vintage Gorgeous Patterns

Here’s a pattern list of what Modern Knitting Third Edition offers;

FASHION DAYTIME SPORT EVENING

Ribbon Dress | Glamour in Ribbon and Wool

Striped Pullover

Surplice Sweater

Sun Back Ribbon Dress

Polka Dot Dress

Cotton Blouse

Pullover

Bolero

Sweater with Metallic Trim

Blouse

Jacket

Basque Shirt

Ribbon Blouse

Knitted Smocked Cardigan Pattern

Torso Sweater

Chinese Modern blouse Pattern

Moonbeam Dress

Cotton Pullover

Checked Pullover

Boxy Jacket

Embroidered Blouse

Striped Sweater

Two Piece Suit

Two Piece Dress with Striped Sleeves

Bathing Suit

ACCESSORIES

Hat and Bag

Open Crown hat

Shoulder Bag

Crocheted Halter

Beach Bag

Ribbon Bag

Necklace and Belt

Sailor

Brim Hat

Beaded Hat

Embroidered Hat

Knitted or Crocheted Slippers

Beaded Bag

Striped Beach Bag

Socks

FOR THE MALE

Cable Pullover

Sleeveless Sweater

Socks

STORK STUFF CHILDREN

Cardigan and Play-suit

Sun Suit

Girl’s Knitted Cardigan and Skirt Pattern “Cute”

Two Dresses for Tiny Tots

Embroidered Slip-on

Sacque and Bonnet with Rose Trimming

Rosebud Set

Slip-on

Pullover and Cardigan

Bathing Trunks

Vest

Little Boys Slip-over

Ruffled Sun-suit

FOR YOUR HOME

Straw Place Mats

Luncheon Set

Potholders

Remember the Minerva Pattern Give-Away

Want to preview the Twelve Days of Christmas upcoming vintage pattern book shares for the next few days?