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Showing posts with label Crochet Boys/Girls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Crochet Boys/Girls. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Star Baby Book 88, Wardrobe Tricks 1 to 6

Now, there are not a lot of patterns in this book, but most of them are quite sweet designs that just may call you to pick up your hooks and needles.   The book ....

Wardrobe Tricks from 1 to 6; Star Baby Book No 88, Vintage 1951
The front cover covers all the patterns in the book.  

For the aesthetics of it all, pattern pictures are typically nice coordinated with each other.   Not in the case here.  We've four different unrelated patterns.  But still, sweet designs they are.  
This Knot Stitch baby set is beaded with ribbon ties.  The set is almost Christening quality.

Here's an early touch of the American Thread 1960's whimsy.  Yes, it's a crocheted clown head, complete with embroidered facial features and a bell on top of the Pixie hat.  
These knitted accessories are for your little Girly-Girls.  

This knitted Baby Sacque and Bonnet has a lacy appeal with small embroidered flowers for the feminine touch. 

American Thread official name this design "Pink Baby Set".   Of course, you can knit it in any color you choose.   The set is sized 6 to 12 months.

This sister and brother set gives us a basic pullover and cardigan with a cute elephant motif.   The set is written for Size to, with changes for 4 and 6.  Although the book itself is named 'from 1 to 6', this is the only pattern set aimed towards the toddler. 

And that's it.   A short and sweet story that was a combination of the American Thread Yarns popular for baby in this time period.   

And for one additional touch of promotion, American Thread let's us know of their other books currently available in the market.  

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Girls Crochet Dress with Shirley Temple Style

The picture on this crochet pattern leaflet brings to me fond memories of watching Shirley Temple movies (in reruns of course).   Officially, it is Leaflet M-10-36 published by American Thread Company.   The pattern set includes a crochet dress for girls sizes 4 to 6, pattern No 367, paired up with a very cute Crocheted Dog, pattern No 368.

Shirley Temple Crocheted Dress Pattern
And, why does it remind me so much of Shirley Temple, well ... here's a picture of her, positing with her dog. 

Shirley Temple and Dog Picture
 And, I'd say, no coincidence at all, since the pattern is 10/36 and the picture of Shirley is also 1936.   An advertising campaign at its' best !

But, in all fairness, even without the adoration we all have for the little girl Shirley Temple, it is a quite nice crochet dress and who doesn't love a crocheted dog.    I've listed both patterns in my shop, should you be interested.

Girls Crocheted Dress No 367
Crocheted Dog No 368

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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Family Sweaters, Knit Crochet, Coats Clarks Book 178

Family Sweaters was issued by Coats and Clark's back in 1967.   Although the 60s, it doesn't contain the typical Mod styles, but a nice solid selection of garments that one would still want to wear.   Here we have one dress and then a nice selection of sweaters for ... just like the title says ... the Family.

Family Sweaters, Coats & Clark's Book 178.  The front cover previews three of the patterns. 

B-627 -Aran Knit Cardigan  is childs sized 4 to 12 and designed to fit boys and girls.   

B-628 - Two-Color Crochet Cardigan.  An attractive sweater in a checked effect to
fit children sized 4 to 12.

B-629 - Sequin-Yoke Knit Sweater; so perfect for those dressier days (or nights).   It is misses size 10 to 44.

B-630 - Knit Golf Sweater.  This Sweater features a front zip and crochet edges.   It is sized Small, Medium and Large, fitting chest sizes 28 - 48.

The back cover features the last three patterns in the book. 
B-631 - Sequin Stripe Knit Shell -- Wow; sized 10 to 18
B-632: - Crochet Maternity Blouse, sized Small, Medium and Large.  Not to often you see maternity patterns!
B-633 - Bangle Trim Crochet Blouse.   Make it to wear when a little extra fun might be required.   Sized 10 to 18. 

And, that's it.   The booklet gives us seven knitting patterns and three crochet patterns with a nice mix for mens, misses and children.   I particularly like the bangle trimmed crochet blouse; it would be so fun paired with jeans for an evening out.  I think they did a nice job.  

These patterns have been reworked to bright clean copy and are available in my shop, should you be interested.     I hope you enjoyed the pattern show.

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Girls Crochet Sweater, Striped with Fringe, Free Pattern

This crocheted sweater is made up of colorful rows, linked together with fringe at the bottom.    It has the bateau neckline and three quarter sleeves.    To update it to current fashion, one might want to make it a couple inches longer - mid or below hip, and call it a tunic.

Free Crochet Pullover Pattern for Girls

The pattern is sized for girls between sizes 4 and 14.    It is from American Thread, Dawn Book 178, Sweaters 4 to 14, His and Hers, Knitted and Crocheted.  (Wow ... that's a long title - they managed to cover it all !).     I thought I'd offer it here as a Free Download.. for your crochet pleasure.
Free Girls Crocheted Pullover Pattern, Vintage 1960s
To print, click to enlarge and then copy / paste to a word file on your hard drive.. 

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Knit Crochet Patterns Baby Toddler Columbia Minerva 766

This is the 'Beautiful Baby Book - Infants to Four Years.   It was issued by Columbia Minerva in 1967 and it contains, just like the title says  .... patterns for infants.   The book is about a half and half type thing.   It starts out with cute little layettes of baby and then advances on with a series of patterns for our toddlers ... boys and girls, sized in the 1, 2, 3 and 4 range.   All of the patterns are knitting; the majority of them also have crochet edges or other details.   A couple of them involve some embroidery as well.  

Now, putting all these pictures in this post is one step closer to maxing me out, but they are just too adorable to side-step.     Warning though; there are 27 pictures here  if you are on dial-up, it might take awhile.   So, here we go ....
Beautiful Baby Book 
Vintage Romper Knitting Pattern with Embroidery

 766-03 - Snuggle Bunny Saque and Cap

 766-04 - Snow Flake - Hooded Jacket

766-6 Baby Breath - Layette with Cap, Jacket and Blanket
766-7 - Queen Anne's Lace - Baby Blanket ... WOW

766-8 Columbine - Layette; this one includes booties as well.

766-11 Primrose - Layette 

And that concludes the baby section of this book.   It gives us 7 layettes, a sacque, a blanket and a snap crotch top.   Overall, every single pattern is delightful and bound to become a keepsake.   I know, tucked away in a box, I have the knitted layette that was given as a present to my son some 23 years ago.    I know the only reason I save it is that it is so special that I could never part with it.       And here, a whole new level of fun starts.    Now, these are all toddler patterns ...  a few are 1T, all are 2T, 2T and 4T.  
766-12 & 13 - Two Little Elves :   A two pattern matching set features a little suit, a dress and matching panties.  

766-14 - Little Bo Peep : Little Dress with Embroidery detail and matching panties.  

766-15 & 16 - Little Girl and Boy Blue gives us a choice of a sweater and a pullover.  

766-17 & 18 Goldilocks and Little Jack Horner is a sweater and cardigan set - one for her and one for him.  

766-19 & 20 - The Little Patriots - Another his and here toddler set - a dress for her and a pullover, shorts and socks for him.   And, lets not forget the fun striped patriotic look.   Or, mix and match those colors to other seasons !

766-21 & 22 - Jack and Jill, a two pattern set with a skirt for her and short pants for him, suspenders and pullovers for both.
766-23 - Cinderella - Toddler dress with a cute little round collar, yoke and short sleeves.   Put tights under it and she is ready to go anywhere.  

766-24 & 24 - The Barnyard Twins - a pullover for her; a cardigan for him and nice bird embroidery motif for both.  

766-26 & 27  - Little Red Riding Hood and Jack Frost:  There's alot of pattern here.  For her, a coat, spats and hat; for him, leggings (pants) and a hooded jacket.

766-28 - Bambi.   Another cute dress with long sleeves, patterned motif and color bands.  

766-29 & 30 - Brigadoon.   Again, a his and hers pattern set ... of the argyle type.   A dress for her, a cardigan for him, socks and pullovers for both. 
766-31 - Jiminy Cricket - A quite handsome cardigan.  

766-32 - Puss in Boots - A girls winter suit with sweater, pants and a hat; all featuring double bands.

766-33 & 34 - Hansel and Gretel:  Another his and hers sweater and cardigan set.  

766-35 & 36 - Little Darling and Mignonete - Dress-up sweaters; one with a lacy neckline and one with flower embroidery.  

766-37 & 38 - Pussy Willow and Morning Glory - The last two patterns; one pullover and one sweater - both are something special.

So, was that a lot of patterns, or what?   When going through the book, I contemplated NOT putting it in the blog.  But then, how could I say I was going to put all these public domain in here for your viewing pleasure, if I didn't actually do.   So ... three days later ... finally finished.    

I've listed these individually in my shop, if you are interested.   The book was just to much for me (MB wise) to put out as a whole.   And, the truth is, no one probably wants to make more than one or two of them anyway.   

So, I think I'll take a break for a couple days .... 

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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Vintage Crochet, Star Pearl Book 27

There is no date listed in this Vintage Book, Star Pearl Cotton Book 27, from American Thread Company, but I'd place it around 1943/44.   I'd base this on it being assigned the number 27; I had book 44 and it is dated 1947.    My book is in rather poor shape, which I always hope is from creative use and not neglect.   The binding in no longer intact, it is dogeared along the edges and the back page is missing.   But, I can still share (all but the back page) with you !      Because of the condition, I've not copied to a PDF file to put the entire book in my shop.   I have put some of the individual patterns in my shop, and others in the Free Patterns section here in the blog.   In these cases, you'll see the reference and links under the pattern description. 

Enjoy the vintage pattern show !
Star Pearl Cotton Book
Although I do not see an advertisement indicating this is a direct promotion for their Star Pearl Cotton Threads (other than the book name), all of the patterns call for the threads. 
Girls Knitted Sweater Pattern
 Knitted Sweater 2701 - This cute little square neck sweater is sized for 2 - 3 year olds.  It is knitted with one pair Steel Knitting Needles No 1.   You'll also need 4 small buttons for the shoulder closure. 

Baby Set 2702 - "Tie this beribboned Dwarf Cap on your chubby off-spring.   Match it with the simple-to-make jacket and booties".   This is crocheted with a Steel Crochet Hook No 8.   Your also need little buttons and some narrow ribbon.
Knitted Dress 2703 - "She'll look charming in this dress with its pattern waistline - especially smart in cream with blue".    The dress is sized for a girl between 2 - 3 years.  This is knitted with 1 pair Bone Knitting Needles No 1.  You will also need 5 small buttons.  

Crocheted Dress 2704 - "The button down front style copies mommy's - the large lacey stitch goes very quickly".  This girls dress is sized for 2 - 3 years.    To crochet this dress, you will need a Steel Crochet Hook No. 9 and 6 small buttons.

Elephant 2705 - Crocheted with a Steel Hook No 7 or 8.  The entire elephant is worked in single crochet.
Ball 2706 - Stitch up this fun toy with  1 Crochet Hook Size 6 or 7.
Doll - 2707 - Crochet her with a a Steel Hook No 7 or 8.   You'll also need buttons.

     Doily 2708 - This pretty piece measures about 14 inches in diameter.   You'll need a Steel Crochet Hook No 8.

  Doily 2709 -  This oval doily is created with a Steel Crochet Hook No 9 or 10.    It measures about 10" by 13".  

  Luncheon Set 2710 - The little doily luncheon mats are created using a Steel Crochet Hook No. 7.   Each doily measures about 12.5" by 15.5". 

 Luncheon Cloth 2711 - This elegant tablecloth measures 36" x 36" and it crocheted with a Steel Hook No. 9.  Each motif measures about 3.5".

Pot Holders 2712 through 2715 - All four of these potholders are crocheted with a Steel Hook No. 8. 

Hot Plate Mats 2716 - Create these mats, either in circular or oval form, using a Steele Crochet Hook No 4 or 5. 

"Conservation of leather is no hardship when these lovely bags can be made so simply and inexpensively.
Crocheted Bag 2717 - Crocheted with a Steel Hook No 6.    You will also need a plastic bracelet and a 12 inch zipper.
Crocheted Bag 2718 - Created this little drawstring style bag using a Steel Crochet Hook No 7 or 8.

 Knitted Glove 2719 - These are sized medium and created with 4 double pointed Steel Knitting Needles No. 14.
Crocheted Glove 2720 - These gloves are medium to large (depending upon the hook).   They are crocheted with a Steel Hook No 7 or 8.

Star Stitch Crocheted Vest 2721 - What a unique piece !   It is crocheted with a Steel Hook No. 7.   The vest is sized 12 - 14.

Gadget 2722 - Gadget is an interesting name for this little heart sized pin.  It is crocheted with a Steel Hook No 7 or 8.

Acorn Gadget 2723 - This pin, with crocheted acorns is put together with the aide of a belt buckle and a safety pin.   The acorns are created  with a steel hook No 7 or 8.
And, that's it.   At least, to my knowledge.   I read (online of course) that this booklet is 22 pages.  I have 20 of them.   I assume the last inside cover would be the advertisement for the cotton thread, or possible an advertisement for their other books.  The back page is typically the same as the front with American Thread, but once in awhile they surprise me.     When I come across another issue, I'll update the listing. 

Did you catch the historical reference in here?   It's under the purses -- "Conservation of Leather".   This would, of course, be due to the wartime effort ... all those belts, holsters, shoes for our service men.

Sometime in the future, I'll process the patterns in this book for  the shop.   If there is something here you've been searching for, let me know and I'll see what I can do.

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