Shetland Isles Lace Shawl

 

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

MATERIALS

6 ounces 2 ply (or 3 ply) Baby Wool

Two No. 7 UK/4.5 mm/7 US Knitting Needles

Two No. 4 UK/3.50 mm/4 US Knitting Needles

MEASUREMENTS

48 inches x 48 inches

ABBREVIATIONS

Wl.fwd = wool or yarn forward

TENSION

7 stitches and 8 rows = 1 inch with No. 7 needles

CENTRE

With No. 4 needles cast on 180 stitches. A crochet cast on will match the cast off edge. Do both loosely.

12 ROW PATTERN:

Row 1: *K1 (Wl.fwd Sl.1 K1 p.s.s.o) 3 times K3. Repeat from * to end of row.

2nd and alternate rows: K1 purl to last stitch K1.

Row 3: *K2 (Wl.fwd Sl.1 K1 p.s.s.o) 3 times K2. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 5: *K3 (Wl.fwd Sl.1 K1 p.s.s.o) 3 times K1. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 7: *K4 (Wl.fwd Sl.1.K1 p.s.s.o) 3 times. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 9: *K2 (K2tog Wl.fwd) 3 times K2. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 11: *K1 (K2tog Wl.fwd) 3 times K3. Repeat from * to end of row.

Row 12: K1 Purl to last stitch K1.

Repeat these 12 rows until work measures 42 inches from beginning ending with purl row.

Cast off loosely.

BORDER

With No. 7 UK/4.5 mm/7 US needles cast on 10 stitches.

20 ROW PATTERN:

Row 1: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog (Wl.fwd.) twice. (That is, wind wool twice around needle. In following row each loop will be worked as a stitch thus making 2 stitches) K2tog K1.

Row 2: Sl.1 K1 (K1 P1) into the double wool forward of previous row (That is knit into 1 loop and purl into 2nd loop of the double Wl.fwd), K2 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 3: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K4.

Row 4: Increase 1 Stitch in 1st stitch K5 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 5: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog *(Wl.fwd) twice K2tog. Repeat from * once K1.

Row 6: Sl.1 K1 *(K1 P1) into the double Wl.fwd of previous row K1. Repeat from * once K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 7: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K7.

Row 8: K9 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 9: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog *(Wl.fwd) twice K2tog. Repeat from * twice K1.

Row 10: K2 *(K1 P1) into the double Wl.fwd of previous row. K1 Repeat from * twice. K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 11: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K10

Row 12: K3 K2tog K7 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 13: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog *(Wl.fwd) twice K2tog. Repeat from * 3 times K1.

Row 14: K2 *(K1 PI) into the double Wl.fwd of previous row. K1 Repeat from * 3 times K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 15: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K13.

Row 16: (K3 K2tog) twice K5 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 17: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog *(Wl.fwd) twice K2tog. Repeat from * 4 times K1.

Row 18: K2 *(K1 P1) into the double Wl.fwd of previous row K1. Repeat from * 4 times. K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Row 19: Sl.1 K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog K16.

Row 20: The stitch on the right hand needle after casting off is counted as 1 stitch.

Cast off 13 stitches loosely K5 Wl.fwd K2tog K1 Wl.fwd K2tog.

Repeat these 20 rows until work measures 4¾ yards ending with 20th pattern row.

Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Beginning at one corner, sew (tack and carefully match) the border around the centre, gathering it at the corners to keep work flat. Sew evenly to keep seam from binding. Sew the cast-off edge of the border to the cast-on edge. Roll shawl in a damp towel for several hours, then spread out flat, pinning each point out separately with rustless pins and leave until dry.

Gentle waves of the ocean. Shetland lace.



Polka Dolly Teacosy

DOLLY TEA COSY IN POLKA DOT STITCH

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

MATERIAL

1 once soft 4ply wool in Green

1 once soft  4ply wool in White

One pair of Knitting Needles No. 8/4.00 mm/US 6

Crochet Hook 3.00mm

2 yards narrow satin ribbon

Doll (cut across legs and part of body)

MEASUREMENTS

Width 7 inches; depth 7 inches

POLKA STITCH

Cast on stitches in multiples of 3.

Row 1: Wool over needle, slip 1 inserting needle as though to purl, knit 2 together, and repeat to end of row.

Row 2: Over, slip 1 as though to purl, knit together the next stitch and the third which lies over it, and repeat to end of row.

Repeat 2nd row for length required.

DRESS

Cast on 42 stitches in green wool and knit 72 rows in polka dot stitch and cast off tightly.

In white wool pick up cast off stitches and knit in garter stitch for 60 rows and cast off.

Knit another piece the same. This forms petticoat lining. Double each piece and sew up the sides.

Frills: **Crochet 100 chains in white and make one along it of one treble, one chain to end.

Next row: *2 treble in chain, 1 double crochet in treble, repeat from * to end of row.

Repeat from ** for back.

Sew these frill pieces around each polka knitted piece.

This forms dress.

Cover lower end of body with green crochet in form of little round bag and fix firmly round the waist and hold on with little crochet braces of green and white.

BONNET

Crochet bonnet in green and edge with white.

Chain 3. Join into ring. Work 12 trebles into ring.

Round 2: Work twice into every second stitch, putting hook through back loop only.

Round 3: Work twice into every second stitch, putting hook through back loop only.

Round 4: Work twice into every third stitch, putting hook through back loop only.

Round 5: Work twice into every fifth stitch, putting hook through back loop only.

Row 6: No increase. Slip-stitch along 12 trebles at back of hat.

Row 7: 1 treble, 1 chain, again having 12 slip-stitches at back.

Row 8: 2 trebles into chain, 1 treble on treble, 12 slip-stitches again at back.

Row 9: 1 treble into each treble.

Cut wool.

With white wool work 2 trebles, 1 d.c. along front of Hat.

Weave ribbon through trebles and leave ends to tie. Lace the ribbon through the space in white frill and also round the bonnet. Place lappet of soft white wool round face of bonnet for hair.

Kewpie Illustration from The Kewpie Primer (1916)
by Rose O’Neil and Elisabeth V. Quinn

Toddie

Toddie Free Knitting Pattern

1920 Set For Baby Doll Comprising Afghan, Cap. Mittens, Booties and Sacque.

MATERIALS

4 skeins Sig-Knit-Ring Astrakhan Wool

7 balls White and 4 balls Pink Sig-Knit-Ring Wool

1 pair knitting needles No. 9mm/UK 00/US 13

Crochet hook No. 3mm/US C2/UK 12

Satin Ribbon

NOTE

Sig-Knit-Ring Astrakhan and Sig-Knit-Ring Yarn have the appearance of Persian lamb and tiny ringlets. Curly Mohair boucle may be tried. No tension or size given in original. Finished articles need to be brushed for fluffy effect. From the manufacturer:

“Sig-Knit-Ring Yarn is just as easy to work with as any plain yarn, and much more fascinating, because you will find that the little rings will delight the senses of sight and touch the instant you start your garment. Use the Sig-Knit-Ring Yarn Wool Brush with downward plucking or dabbing motion, then brush out straight all one way. Both sides of trimming can be brushed with equally good effect. Yarn is far superior to ordinary plain yarn for brushing, the extra length of yarn in the loops being brushed out gives a very full and fluffy effect. The White brushed loops on coloured ground, gives beautiful tints which cannot be produced with any other yarn.”

AFGHAN

With Astrakhan, cast on 50 stitches Knit for 36 inches.

Cast off.

Pick up stitches at one side at a time with double Pink yarn. Knit 6 ribs. Bind off. Work other sides the same.

CAP

With White ring yarn cast on 14 stitches. and knit 3½ inches. Decrease 1 stitch at each end of row until there are 10 stitches on needle.

Cast on 18 stitches at each end. Knit plain for 7 inches.

Join Pink and knit 4 ribs. Pick up stitches at bottom of cap and knit 2 ribs.

Bind off.

Sew up seams at sides of cap so that Pink forms border all around cap.

MITTENS

With ring yarn chain 30. Join 29 s. c. in ring.

Work 3 inches even. Now decrease 1 stitch every 5th stitch until there are 5 stitches. Break yarn and sew up. Pick up stitches around top of mitten and work 3 rows of Pink.

BOOTIES

Chain 31 stitches, join.

Row 1: 3 s. c., in 1st stitch. 1 s. c. in remaining stitches.

Row 2: Work even.

Repeat these 2 rows 4 times.

Decrease 1 stitch at toe end until sole is small enough.

Break yarn.

Tie on yarn at ankle and work 5 inches even.

With Pink work 1 more inch even.

Turn Pink back.

SACQUE

Cast on 25 stitches knit 3 ribs White, 1 rib Pink, 2 ribs White, 1 rib Pink.

With White, knit 7 inches.

Cast on 10 stitches at each end for sleeves.

Knit 7 ribs. Knit 18 stitches, cast off 9 stitches for neck. Knit 18 stitches.

On these 18 stitches knit 2 ribs. Add 1 stitch at neck side on each of the next 5 ribs.

Bind off 10 stitches for sleeve.

Knit front to correspond with back. Work other side to correspond.

Collar: With pink cast on 8 stitches. Knit until long enough to fit around sacque. Sew collar to sacque.

Cuffs: With Pink, cast on 8 stitches. Knit until long enough to fit around end of sleeve. Sew to sacque and turn back.

Finish with ribbon. The Toddie photo shows the inside hem of the sacque finished with a wide strip of ribbon. This gives a charming glimpse of satin and adds to the stability of the jacket.

Example of ribbon-frilled carriage cover in Sig-Knit-Ring Astrakhan.

Shamrock Rose

Crochet Antique Bag Free Crochet Pattern

MATERIALS

1 large skein Perle Cotton No. 5

Steel Crochet hook No. 2½/2.00mm/US 4

Crochet hook No. 7/.75mm/US 14

British English terms used:

s.c. = single crochet

d.c. = double crochet

PATTERN

Using the steel hook * chain 12 and join in a ring, repeat twice from *to form the foundation for the shamrock.

In the first ring made now put 1 s. c., 25 d. c., 1 s. c. and repeat in each ring.

Second round: beginning again with the first ring, make 1 s. c. in each stitch all around the three leaves of the shamrock. Fasten off and draw the centre of shamrock up with the end of thread.

First picot round: make 1 s. c. in the sixth stitch of one of the leaves, chain 7, catch back in second chain to form picot, chain 8, catch back in third chain to form another picot, chain 2, thus forming one set of picots, skip 4 stitches on leaf, catch with s. c. in next stitch. Make another set of picots, as directed, skip 4 stitches and catch down with s. c. Continue in this way making a set of picots and catching down until 4 s. c. stitches have been caught down in each of the first two leaves. On the third leaf of the shamrock fewer stitches must be skipped, so that an extra set of picots can be made and caught down, five times in all.

Second picot round: 1 set of picots, catch in centre between the 2 picots of preceding round, chain 8 snugly, catch in next centre, turn the work and in the chain 8 just made, make 16 s. c., chain 3 and turn, 15 d. c. 011 the 16 s. c. just made, chain 3 and catch down in same space. * 1 set of picots, catch in centre between next two picots, 1 set of picots, catch in next centre, chain 8 snugly, catch in next centre, turn, 16 s. c., chain 3 and turn, 15 d. c., chain 3, catch down as before and repeat from * twice.

Third round: 1 set of picots, catch in centre between the 2 picots of preceding round and continue as the twelfth round was made, excepting that the picots are caught in the third, middle and thirteenth stitches of petals. (Three times.)

Repeat the second and third rounds until there are four petals in each corner. There will be more picots between the petals on each round.

Fasten off.

This completes the back of the bag.

The front of the bag consists of four motifs joined together. Make two of them with the shamrock in the centre, following the directions given for the back of bag, up to and including third round of picots; then fasten off.

Rose motif: chain 6 and join in a ring.

Second round: chain 5. * 1 d. c. in the ring. ch. 2 and repeat from * 4 times: join to third chain of the chain 5 at beginning of the round, with a slip stitch, thus forming six spaces.

Third round: turn, 1 s. c., 4 d. c., 1 s. c., all in the first space, repeat in each space of round, chain 3, turn work and catch around first spoke of second round with a slip stitch.

Fourth round: chain 5, catch around next spoke and repeat all around. Turn.

Fifth round: 1 s. c., 8 d. c., 1 s. c., in first space and repeat all around, chain 3 and turn.

Sixth round: catch around first spoke of fourth round with a slip stitch, chain 7 and catch around next spoke and repeat all around, turn work.

Seventh round: 1 s. c., 12 d. c., 1 s. c. in each space all around.

Eighth round: make sets of picots as before, catching in fourth and tenth stitches of each petal of rose.

Next make two rounds as directed for the second and third picot rounds of shamrock motif and fasten off.

Join the motifs with a single row of picots caught alternately in the centres of picots of the two motifs.

Join the front and back of bag in same manner.

Border around the top.

First round: make 1 s. c. in centre of some picot space, * chain 6 and catch in centre of next space with 1 s. c. and repeat from * all around.

Join.

The ribbon holes are next to be made; chain 5, * 1 d. c., chain 2, skip 2 chains and repeat all around.

Make another round of ribbon holes, putting the d. c. in the spaces of proceeding round.

Then a round of picots caught down in alternate spaces. Fasten off.

Then make a round as the first round of top was made, working from the wrong side.

Turn: make 7 s. c. in chain just made, 1 s. c. in s. c. and repeat all around.

Turn; chain 8 and catch down in the s. c. of previous round and repeat all around.

Turn: * 5 s. c. in chain just made, chain 3 and catch back to form picot, 5 s. c. in chain, 1 s. c. in s. c. and repeat from * all around.

Balls: chain 4 and join in a ring. Make 8 s. c. in the ring. Do not join, as the balls are worked around and around, both threads of the stitch being taken up.

Next round: put 2 s. c. in each stitch of proceeding round.

Make four more rounds of 16 s. c., then two rounds skipping every third stitch on each round.

Fill with cotton and make a final round skipping every other stitch.

Draw up with 1 s. c., chain 10 and fasten off.

Make seventeen more balls in same manner. Fasten two balls on each corner of bag, two in centre of lower edge, two in centre of each rose and two on each of the slip balls on Cordelier. Join then into pairs by catching the third stitch of the chain of second ball through the chain of the first ball, then finish chain and fasten off.

Make Cordelier as follows: make a chain five yards long, or longer if an extra length Cordeliere is desired. Turn, skip the chain next to the needle and make 1 s. c. in each succeeding chain until the work measures 16 inches; then, without breaking thread, make another chain, long enough to reach within 16 in. of the beginning of the first chain made.

Make 1 s. c. in each chain to the end, thus forming two ends to be run through the ribbon holes, with two long chains between.

Now, with No. 7 needle, crochet a chain beginning at the end of one s. c. strip and ending at the other s. c. strip, using the two lengths of chain as one thread.

Slip balls: chain 6 and join in a ring. 10 s. c. in the ring.

Second round: 2 s. c. in each stitch.

Make five more rounds of 20 s. c., followed by 2 rounds skipping every third stitch.

Fasten off, but leave a long end of thread.

Slip ball on Cordeliere, and after running the end of cord through the ribbon holes and fastening it firmly, slip ball over the joining, fill with cotton wool and draw up the thread left.

Fasten the two balls to the slip ball.

Miss Viola

Miss Viola Edging Free Antique Crochet Pattern

Easy, quick and effective Granny edging for boudoir pillows, parlour cushions, swaying petticoats, lampshades, handkerchiefs and coverlets. Work in silks, cotton perle or wool in hook to correspond.

 

Make a chain of 12 stitches.

First row: 4 dc in the fifth chain from the hook, skip 2 chain stitches, 4 dc in the eighth chain stitch, skip two chain stitches, 3 dc in the last 3 chain stitches, chain 2, 1 dc in the same stitch  of last dc just made, chain 2, turn.

Second row: 4 dc in the space of 2 chain stitches of previous row, chain 2, 3 dc in the next space, chain 2, 4 dc in the middle of 4 dc of previous row, 4 dc in the next 4 dc in previous row, 1 dc in the last space, chain 3, turn.

Third Row: Work shell of 4 dc in shell of last row (there will always be 2 shells throughout the work), chain 2, 3 dc in the space, 3 dc in the next space, chain 2, 1 dc in the same space, chain 2, turn.

On every other row there will be a space more. Continue until there are 5 spaces; chain 2, turn, shell of 5 dc in every space, fasten with a slip stitch in the middle of the 3 dc, then 3 dc, chain 2, shell on shell, chain 3, turn, shell on shell, chain 2, 3 dc in the space, chain 2, 1 dc in the same stitch of last dc just made, chain 2, turn, and repeat from second row.

SUGGESTED YARN

DMC Petra Crochet Cotton Perle No. 5 100% Cotton, 100g (3.5oz). Shown in 53837

Yarn Stories Merino 4 Ply 100% Wool, 50g (1.75oz), 4-Ply. Shown in Lilac.

Gingie

Gingie Pouch Antique Free Crochet Pattern

…for carrying extra money or jewels when travelling

 

MATERIALS

1 x large ball Crochet Perle No. 5

1 Bone Crochet Hook No. 1

PATTERN

1st row: Chain 45, turn

2nd row: Sc in each stitch, turn

3rd row: Chain 1, 1 sc, taking up back of stitch, 1 sc in next stitch, taking up front of stitch; continue to end of row.

Make 69 rows.

Double over to desired size and finish off with a shell of 4 dc, making 2 sc between the shells.

For closure sew on a large vanilla pearl button (or amber jewel) and crochet a loop to size. Sides are whip-stitched down as you wish the depth to be.

If desired the bag may be lined with silk, making it even more practical for the purpose for which it is intended.

Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran

100% Acrylic
Needles 5.00mm Crochet Hooks 5.00mm
Ball Weight 100g

 

IceYarns Gumball 4 x 100g balls $5.99 Orange, White, Lilac

100% Premium Acrylic. Needle Size UK 8/3.5 – 4 mm/ US 4 – 6