November 16, 2012

How They Transformed Tired Clothes During WWII

Here is how they re-styled old and worn clothes during WWII.
Anyone ready to do thrift store shopping and try them out?
I wonder if you substituted crochet for the replacements how that would work out?

November 15, 2012

Free Vintage Pattern: Open Crown Hat & Bag

This vintage pattern will have you "styling" with the addition of an Open Crown Hat and matching Bag.
The patterns are crochet and from the middle to late 40's.
If you don't like how floppy a hat and purse can get when made solely of yarn you can line it with buckram.
Buckram is a very heavy, but light weight interfacing used in making hats so they will keep their shape.
It's found at most fabric stores, but you do have to ask for it.

November 14, 2012

Free Crochet Ornament and Rug Pattern

 Here are two new free patterns just in time for your Christmas decorating.  The first one is for the tree.  The ornament was made using size 10 crochet threads and features an indented center like ornaments from holidays past. It measures 3-1/2" across and filled with stuffing or fiber fill. 
Make one in a dozen different colors to decorate your tree!
Make them as gifts!
Add them to the bow on a present!

The second pattern is also an ornament but this one was made for the floor!  It's an ornament rug!
The rug features a two-color center that "swirls". It was made using 2 strands of worsted weight yarn and is 24" across.

I hope you enjoy them!

November 13, 2012

Great Baby Cardigans and Hats Free Vintage Pattern

Here is a great pattern that will work for either a boy or a girl!
I believe the pattern is from the late 50's and features a super cute cardigan in 2 colors as well as a tam style hat, baseball hat, booties and mittens.
Remember with vintage patterns the terms may be a little different that what you are use to, but for the most part they can be figured out.  Also the brands and types of yarns called for may not still be made, but if you pay attention to the weight of the yarn called for you can easily find  a substitute.