January 19, 2012

Free Vintage Crochet Pattern Blue Diamonds Afghan

The afghan is called Blue Diamonds. It is crochet into blocks and then sewn together.

This is my first free vintage pattern. It's from my own collection of patterns, leaflets, booklets, etc. I'm just a sucker for all that old stuff!

This pattern is now in the public domain which is why I'm posting it.

The vintage patterns I have are now on their own section on my free pattern site. I've copied the pages and turned them into a pdf for you to download and use.

Right now there are 4 on the site and I'm hoping to post a new one every week.

Hope you like some of the golden oldies as much as I do!


January 17, 2012

Here is a great photo tutorial on how to make a "fabric" with pop tabs and chain stitch in crochet. It's fairly easy to do.

I used this tecnique when I make the Pop Tab Envelope Purse. As you can see from the photo the purse needed to be linned but you can still see clearly the pop tab "fabric".

I also used it to make part of this Pop Tab Monkey.
It would be great to use in other totes and purse styles as well as maybe in a vest or scarf.

As soon as I get the video posted for the tutorial I'll let you know!