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.

Spanish Baby Cape

Spanish Baby Cape Free Knitting Pattern

 

MATERIALS

2 ozs of 2ply wool in Light Colour and 2 ozs in Medium Colour

Knitting needles UK 10/US 3/Metric 3.25 mm

Satin ribbon 1 inch/2.50mm wide

SUGGESTED YARN

Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace 100% Merino Wool, Lace 2 Ply. Shown in Coral

TENSION

8 stitches and 10 rows to one square inch on No. 10 needles

CENTRE

Using Light, cast on 4 stitches.

1st and 2nd rows: Knit

3rd row: K2, w.fwd, K2

4th and every alt. row: Knit

5th row: K2, w.fwd, K1, w.fwd, K2

7th row: K2, w.fwd, K3. w.fwd, K2

Continue in this manner until the row “K2, w.fwd, K143, w.fwd, K2” has been worked.

Next row: Knit

Change to Medium Colour and proceed as follows:

1st row: K2, w.fwd, K3 tog. through back of loop, K139, K3 tog., w.fwd, K2

2nd and every alt. row: Knit

3rd row: K2, w.fwd, K3 tog. through back of loop, K137, K3 tog., w.fwd, K2

5th row: K2, w.fwd, K3 tog. through back of loop, K135, K3 tog., w.fwd, K2

Continue in this manner until the row “K2, w.fwd, K3 tog. through back loop, K1, K3 tog., w.fwd, K2 has been worked

Next row: K

Next row: K2, w.fwd, K5tog. through back loop, w.fwd, K2

Next row: K

Next row: K1, K2 tog., w.fwd, K3 tog. K1

21st row: K4, (w.fwd, K2 tog.) 3 times, K3, K2 tog. (w.fwd, K2 tog.) 4 times, K1

22nd row: K8, P5, K10

23rd row: K5, (w.fwd., K2tog.) 3 times, K3, K2 tog. (w.fwd. K2 tog.) 3 times, K1

24th row: K6, P5, K11

25th row: K4, (w.fwd., K2tog.) 4 times, K3, (K2 tog., w.fwd) twice, K2 tog., K1

26th row: K4, P5, K12

27th row: K4, P5, K12

27th row: K5, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 4 times, K3, K2 tog., w.fwd., K2 tog., K1

28th row: K4, P5, K11

Work rows 1 to 28 incl. 16 times more.

Next row: K

Next row: K1, K2 tog., K1 (4 sts.)

Cast off.

BORDERS

Using Light Colour, cast on 20 stitches.

Knit 1 row

Proceed in lace pattern as follows:

LACE PATTERN

1st row: K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 4 times, K4, w.fwd., K2 tog., w.fwd., K2

2nd row: K6, P5, K10

3rd row: K5, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 3 times, K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) twice, w.fwd., K2

4th row: K8, P5, K9

5th row: K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 3 times, K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 3 times, w.fwd., K2

6th row: K10, P5, K8

7th row: K5, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) twice, K4, (w.fwd., K2tog.) 4 times, w.fwd., K2

8th row: K12, P5, K7

9th row: K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) twice, K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 5 times. W.fwd., K2

10th row: K14, P5, K6

11th row: K5, w.fwd., K2 tog. K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 6 times, w.fwd., K2

12th row: K16, P5, K5

13th row: K4, w.fwd., K2og., K4, (w.fwd. K2 tog.) 7 times, w.fwd., K2

14th row: K16, P5, P6

15th row: K5, w.fwd., K2 tog., K3, K2 tog., (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 7 times, K1

16th row: K14, P5, K7

17th row: K4, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) twice, K3, K2 tog., (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 6 times, K1

18th row: K12, P5, K8

19th row: K5, (w.fwd., K2 tog.) twice, K3, K2 tog., (w.fwd., K2 tog.) 5 times, K1

20th row: K10, P5, K9

Cast off. Work another Border in Medium Colour.

TO MAKE UP

Block each piece by pinning out round edges. Press each piece very lightly usung a warm iron and damp cloth.

Using a flat seam join scalloped edges of Borders. Fold centre piece in half through colour division and stitch Border pieces on to matching half of centre, easing in fullness at point. Join ends of Border. Catch stitch double edges of centre inside faggot stitched Border. Tie ribbon through faggot stitched Border at ends of wrap half an inch from edge.

 

Rattle of Mirth

Rattle of Mirth Free Crochet Pattern

Celebrate by hanging a wall rattle.  Design made with Afghan/Tricot and requires the longer hook used for this method. Not suitable for a baby or young child.

MATERIALS

½ hank each White, Pink and Blue (4 ply used double)

10 small golden jingle bells

1 x 6 inch golden ring

1 ½ yards ribbon each in Blue and Pink satin

Bone crochet hook UK 6/US H-8/ 5.00mm (8 inches long for Afghan/Tricot stitch)

SUGGESTED YARN

Lang Merino Bebe 4ply 100% wool. Shown in 0372.

INSTRUCTIONS

With one thread each Pink and White chain 106 stitches. Pick up 105 Afghan stitches *work off two Afghan stitches; chain 3 stitches and repeat from * to end of  row.

Pick up the upright stitches, care being taken to push the loop of chain forward which forms the knot.

Work a row of White and Blue and another of each of White and Pink and White and Blue.

Finish ends. Sew this strip around the ring and finish with ribbon and bells, as shown in the illustration.

 

ANNIE’S SIGNATURE DESIGNS: Passionista Vest Knit Pattern

Shown in Berroco® Weekend™ DK Tearose

 

Almondine Doll Set

Almondine Doll 9 Piece Set Part 1 of 9

Free Knitting Pattern For Large 20″ to 22″ Dolls Vintage

MATERIALS

Dress:

3 ozs 3 ply Nursery Knitting yarn in Baby Sky

1 ¼ yards narrow ribbon

4 buttons

1 medium sized crochet hook

Bed Jacket:

2 ozs 3 ply Nursery Knitting yarn in Baby Sky

Small ball of Nursery Knitting yarn in Snow

1 ½ yard narrow ribbon

1 medium sized crochet hook

Coat:

3 ozs 3 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Baby Sky

4 buttons

Bonnet:

1 oz 3 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Baby Sky

¾ yard ribbon ½ inch wide

Mittens:

1 oz 3 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Baby Sky

½ yard narrow ribbon

Shoes:

1 oz 3 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Baby Sky

2 small buttons

Petticoat:

2 ozs 2 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Snow

4 buttons

1 medium sized crochet hook

Vest:

1 oz 2 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Snow

1 medium sized crochet hook

Pilch:

1 oz 2 ply Nursery Knitting Yarn in Snow

1 medium sized crochet hook

KNITTING NEEDLES

Dress:

1 pair 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

Bed Jacket:

1 pair 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

Coat:

1 pair 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

Bonnet:

1 pair 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

Mittens:

1 pair each 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10 and 2.75 mm/UK 12/ US 2

Shoes:

1 pair 2.75 mm/UK 12/ US 2

Petticoat:

1 pair 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

Vest:

1 pair 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

Pilch:

1 pair each 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10 and 2.75 mm/UK 12/ US 2

MEASUREMENTS

Dress:

Length, shoulder to hem, 12 ½ inches. Width all round at underarm, 16 inches. Sleeve seam, 1 inch.

Bed Jacket:

Length, shoulder to hem, 6 inches. Width all round at underarm (after smocking), 16 ½ inches. Sleeve seam, 4 ½ inches.

Coat:

Length, shoulder to hem, 12 ½ inches. Width all round at underarm, 16 ½ inches. Sleeve seam (cuff turned back), 4 ½ inches.

Bonnet:

Width round front edge, 10 inches.

Mittens:

Width across hand, 2 inches.

Shoes:

Length of foot, 2 ¾ inches.

Petticoat:

Length, shoulder to hem, 9 inches. Width all round, unstretched, 11 inches.

Pilch (Panties):

Depth in centre front, 6 ½ Inches. Width round widest part, 16 inches.

TENSION

Dress:

7 ½ sts. to 1 inch

Bed Jacket:

7 ½ sts. to 1 inch

Coat:

7 ½ sts. to 1 inch

Bonnet:

7 ½ sts. to 1 inch

Mittens:

7 ½ sts. to 1 inch

Shoes:

8 ½ sts. to 1 inch

Petticoat:

8 sts. to 1 inch

Vest:

10 sts. to 1 inch (unstretched)

Pilch:

8 ½ sts. to 1 inch

ABBREVIATIONS

K. = knit; P. = purl; st. = stitch; st.st. = stocking stitch; tog. = together; yn. fwd. = yarn forward; sl. = slip; M. = make; ch. = chain; d.c. = double crochet; tr. = treble

Note – Work into back of all cast on stitches.

 

Almondine Doll 9 Piece Set Part 1 Dress

MATERIALS REQUIRED

Dress:

3 ozs 3 ply Nursery Knitting yarn in Baby Sky

1 ¼ yards narrow ribbon

4 buttons

1 pair knitting needles size 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

1 medium sized crochet hook

 SUGGESTED YARN

 Morris Estate 4ply (Shown in Aegean)

Composition: 100% Australian Wool

Size: 50g ball

Recommended needle size: 3.25mm /US 3 /UK 10

Tension: 28 st /36 rows over 10cm

MEASUREMENTS

Dress:

Length, shoulder to hem, 12 ½ inches. Width all round at underarm, 16 inches. Sleeve seam, 1 inch

TENSION

7½ sts. to 1 inch. 28 st /36 rows over 10cm

ABBREVIATIONS

K. = knit; P. = purl; st. = stitch; st.st. = stocking stitch; tog. = together; yn. fwd. = yarn forward; sl. = slip; M. = make; ch. = chain; d.c. = double crochet; tr. = treble

Note – Work into back of all cast on stitches

DRESS

FRONT

Cast on 111 stitches and work 4 rows in garter stitch (every row knit).

Continue in following pattern:

1st and 3rd rows: K. 1. * yn. fwd., K. 3, K. 3 tog., K. 3, yn. fwd., K. 1 * repeat * to * to end

2nd row: P

4th row: K

These 4 rows form the pattern. Continue in pattern until work measures 8 inches from cast on, ending on wrong side.

Decrease for waist thus: (K. 1, k. 2 tog.) 5 times, ( K. 2 tog.) 40 times, ( K. 2 tog., K. 1) 5 times, K. 1 (61 sts)

Next row: K

Next row: Make ribbon holes thus: * K. 1, yn.fwd., K. 2 tog. * repeat * to * to last st., K. 1

Next row: K

Continue in stocking stitch until work measures 1 ¾ inches from waist decreasing.

Shape Armholes:

Cast off 11 sts. at beginning of next 2 rows (39 sts).

Continue in st.st. on 39 sts. until armholes measure 2 ½ inches, measured straight up.

Shape neck:

Work 13 sts., cast off 13 sts., work to end.

Work in st.st. on last 13 sts. only, taking 2 tog. at neck edge on every row until 8 sts. remain. Cast off. Join yarn at centre to sts. left unworked and work to match other side.

BACK

Cast on 111 sts. Work exactly as given for front until ribbon holes have been worked. Make back opening: Work 30 sts., turn and work in st.st. on these sts. only until work measures 1 ¾ inches from waist decreasings, ending at side edge.

Shape Armhole:

Cast off 11 sts., work to end of row.

Continue on 19 sts. until armhole measures 3 inches, measured straight up, ending at centre back.

Shape Neck:

Cast off 9 sts., work to end of row.

Take 2 tog. at neck edge on next 2 rows. Cast off.

Join yarn at centre to sts. left unworked and work to match other side, casting off 10 sts. at neck instead of 9.

SLEEVES

Cast on 51 sts. Work 4 rows garter st. Work in pattern for 2 1/2 inches. Cast off.

TO MAKE UP

Press work carefully on wrong side with hot iron over a damp cloth.

Sew up side and shoulder seams. Commencing at lower edge of sleeves, sew up seam for 1 inch. Sew sleeves into armholes, easing in fullness evenly on each side of shoulder seam to form a puff.

Using a crochet hook, work 1 row of holes round the neck thus: Commencing at right back edge, work 1 d.c. into first st. * 3 ch., 1 tr. into the 3rd st. from hook * repeat * to * all round. Now work the following picot edging ** 3 ch., 1 d.c. into first of these ch., 1 single crochet into the 2nd st. from hook ** repeat ** to ** all round.

Work 1 row d.c. down each side of back opening, working a 2nd row on right side, making 4 buttonhole loops at even distances.

Sew on buttons to match the button loops. Thread ribbon through holes at waist and neck.

Press seams.

 

Weldons Doll Lace Layette

Weldons Knitted Doll ~ Lace Layette Free Knitting Pattern

Knit these enchanting doll’s clothes and the doll herself. Instructions are given for a long or short dress and petticoat.

MATERIALS

1oz Bairns-Wear Lambs Wool 3ply in pink for the doll

6ozs Bairns-Wear Shetland wool 2ply in white for the set with long dress and petticoat, or 4ozs for set with short dress and petticoat

½ oz ball of Patons Fuzzy Wuzzy Angora for bonnet

1 pair each of No. UK 8/US 6/Metric 4mm, No. UK 10/US 3/Metric 3.25mm and No. UK 12/US 2/Metric 2 knitting needles

Medium size crochet hook

4 yards of narrow ribbon

3 yards narrow lace

4 small buttons

Oddments of embroidery silk

Wadding for stuffing doll

PATTERN

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Marilyn Dress Boudoir Doll

Marilyn Dress for 8 inch Boudoir Doll Free Crochet Pattern

This pattern is easy and delightful. Have your own bedroom doll in seasonal colours–for spring
Musk Pink, Lemon Chiffon or Alice Blue. A charming style may also be made in silky rayon crochet yarn.

Materials

For the vintage Pompadour Yarn you will find 3ply baby wool answers well.
3 yards of satin ribbon are required for the simple woven trim to the skirt.
The bone crochet hook matches closely a modern size 3.25mm or US D3/UK10

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Suzie Doll Set Petal Stitch

Suzie Baby Doll Set In Petal Stitch Free Knitting Pattern

6 Piece Easter Set for Suzie in the Softest Wool

To fit a 12 inch vintage baby doll

Frock

Matinee Jacket

Bonnet

Booties

Modesties

Vest

3ply wool (Original instructions used either Patons Azalea or Patons Beehive. Azalea was a 3ply version of Patons Bluebell with its beautiful twist.)

1 pair each No. 9 and 11 knitting needles

Crochet hook No. 11

5 small buttons

Satin ribbon

Narrow elastic

Suzie Petal Lace Pattern:

Row 1: *Knit 1, yarn forward, K3, slip 1, K2 together, pass slip stitch over, K3, yarn forward, repeat from * to last stitch, K1.

Row 2: K1, purl to last stitch, K1.

Row 3: As first row.

Row 4: Knit.

Rows 5 and 6: As row 2.

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Ebrill Knitted Doll Knickers

Materials

4ply pure wool, about ½ of a 50g ball (project used Nundle Retro in Amethyst)

2.50mm needles (short double points are convenient)

2.50mm crochet hook

1 metre pure silk ribbon 7mm wide (project used violet)

Knickers are worked from waist down and have a centre back and inner leg seams. There are no side seams. An edge stitch of k1 is included at each end of needle in every row. Finished measurements 3½”/9cm wide x 3½”/9cm long to fit a 8”-10” doll.

 Knickers

Crochet cast on 40 stitches plus 2 edge stitches for seaming (42 sts total), leaving an arm’s length of yarn at end for seaming later:

Using crochet hook chain 42. Place last loop on knitting needle. Turn over chain so you can see the bump underneath. Insert needle under the second bump from end and knit a stitch. Repeat to end (42 stitches). You will have cast on and knitted one row; wrong side is facing. Begin rib pattern for waist.

Row 1: k1 (single ribbing of k1, p1 to last stitch), k1.

Row 2: k1 (single ribbing of k1, p1 to last stitch), k1.

Row 3: k1 (single ribbing of k1, p1 to last stitch), k1.

Next row: (ribbon holes) k1, *yfwd k2 tog* repeat to last stitch, k1.

Next row: k1, purl to last stitch, k1.

Next row: k1, increase into every following 4th stitch by knitting into back and front of stitch, end k1 (52 stitches).

Next row: k1, purl to last stitch, k1.

Continue in stocking stich for 12 rows, keeping edge stitches.

Shape back crotch: Cast on 4 sts knitwise working only into front loop of stitch. Knit these 4 sts then k23, increase 1 st into each of next 6 sts (centre front), k23.

Cast on 4 sts knitwise. Edge stitch 1, then purl across to last stitch, k1 (66 sts).

First leg:

**K33, turn. K1, purl to last stitch, k1 (33 sts).

Continue in stocking stitch for 8 rows, keeping edge stitches.

Next row: k2, k2tog, k11, k2tog, knit to last 4 sts, k2tog, k2 (30 sts).

Next row: k1, purl to last stitch, k1.

Next row: (ribbon holes) k1, *yfwd k2 tog* repeat to last stitch, k1.

Next row: (wrong side) k1 (single ribbing of k1, p1 to last stitch), k1.

Next row: k1 (single ribbing of k1, p1 to last stitch), k1.

Cast off purlwise (wrong side). ** Cut, leaving an arm’s length for seaming inner leg seam later. Pull wool through last stitch.

Join wool at centre for other leg (right side facing). Work as from ** to **. Cut wool, pull through last stitch.

Place knickers and pocket on ironing board, right side up. Mist with filtered water and pin out to shape (use pins in an upright position to secure shape, and do not pin or stretch ribbing sections). Allow to dry then seam centre back with a flat seam. Smooth out knickers so centre back is in correct position and inner leg is matched. Sew inner leg seam with a flat seam, carefully lining up rows. Weave in ends.

Felt lightly by hand with pure soap.

Thread pre-washed and ironed silk ribbon through eyelets at waist and legs; tie in bows. Knot ends.

Pocket

Crochet cast on 9 stitches as for knickers and knit 5 rows of stocking stitch, maintaining edge stitches as before.

Next row: k1, k2 tog, knit to last 3 stitches, ssk, k1.

Next row: k1, purl to last stitch, k1.

Repeat these two rows (5 stitches).

Next row: k2 tog, k1, ssk (3 stitches).

Next row: Purl 3 stitches together.

Cut wool and draw through last loop. Weave in ends.

Sew pocket in position wanted (front or back), taking tiny stitches with matching fine cotton thread. Tuck in a scrap of cotton lace for handkerchief.

Notes for Primitive Dolls

Cream knickers may be aged for bush or prairie (pioneer) dolls by patting (place a cotton ball in a circle of plain calico, tie into a stamp pad and dab dye on), or misting with a dye of tea, coffee, vanilla essence or cinnamon. Other suitable colours for yarn are earth red, mud, clay, old navy, bark, olive, linen. They may be knitted in fine cotton twine. Replace silk ribbon with a narrow, frayed cotton tape or gnarled wool. For pocket handkerchief snip a square from organic cotton lace or buckwheat coloured linen, or knit a tiny length of lace using crochet cotton.

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Child’s Easter Chick Egg Cosy

Child’s Easter Chick Egg Cosy

A little vintage knitting project a child may make to enjoy an Easter boiled egg, or give as a gift to a friend.

Required: A quarter of an ounce of yellow teasel wool in egg yolk and one pair of steel knitting needles, size 11.

The work begins at the head:

Row 1: Cast on 6 stitches and knit.

Row 2: Increase in first, middle and last stitch (9 stitches).

Row 3: Knit nine rows on these 9 stitches.

Row 12: Knit 2 stitches together at beginning, middle and end of needle (6 stitches).

Row 13: Knit.

Row 14: Increase in first and last stitches (8 stitches).

Repeat 14th row 9 times (26 stitches).

Knit two rows along these 26 stitches.

Row 26: Knit 2 stitches together at each end of needle and repeat this row 4 times (16 stitches).

Row 31: Increase in first and last stitches (18 stitches).

Row 32: Knit 16 rows on these 18 stitches. Cast off.

Make up another piece in the same manner. Brush each piece of knitting well with a wire brush and sew together. Fill the head with a little cotton-wool. Mark the beak with fine red wool, and the eyes with black wool.

Reader’s Pattern Published in the Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Queensland) Sunday 6th July 1930

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