Lulay Nightie-Bag

Lulay Nightie-Bag

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

 

MATERIALS

1 x 50g ball each of Patons Double Knitting 8ply in Pink and White, 100% wool

3 x 1oz balls Patons Four Seasons Double Knitting/8 ply in Blue, 59% Acrylic 41% Wool

Oddments of 4ply in Black and Green for markings

Pair knitting needles UK 9/US 5/Metric 3.75mm

3 press studs

Filling

TENSION

11 ½ stitches and 15 ½ rows with Double Knitting, measured over 2 inches (5cm) in stocking stitch.

NOTE

Join seams neatly on right side and brush White parts lightly with a wire brush for fluffy effect. Carry yarns when not in use loosely up side of work.

SUGGESTED YARN

For Four Seasons see Sirdar Crofter DK 60% Acrylic 25% Cotton 15% Wool, 1.8oz, DK | Light Worsted. Shown in Alfie

BAG

With Pink, cast on 160 stitches.

Knit 4 rows.

Join in Blue and K10 rows.

With Pink, work 4 rows stocking stitch.

Repeat last 14 rows once.

With Blue, K6 rows.

Next row: * K.3, K2 tog., rep. from * to end (128 sts)

K3 rows.

With Pink, work 4 rows stocking stitch.

With Blue, K10 rows.

Repeat last 14 rows twice more.

With Pink, work 4 rows stocking stitch.

With Blue, Next row:  * K6, K2 tog., rep. from * to end (112 sts)

K.1 row.

Next row: * K5, K2 tog., rep. from * to end (96 sts)

K1 row.

Next row: * K4, K2 tog., rep. from * to end (80 sts)

K1 row.

Next row: * K3, K2 tog., rep. from * to end (64 sts)

K1 row.

Next row: * K2, K2 tog., rep. from * to end (48 sts)

K1 row. Break Blue.

With Pink, Next row: * K1, K2 tog., rep. from * to end (32 sts)

K1 row.

Work 2 rows stocking stitch. Cast off.

Using a flat seam, join back seam from cast-on edge to top of second Pink stripe; and from cast-off edge to centre of last Blue stripe.

BASE

With Pink, cast on 17 stitches. Knit 1 row.

Starting with a Purl row, work in stocking stitch as follows:

Increase 1 st. at each end of every row until there are 35 sts.

Work 5 rows, then increase 1 st. at each end of next row.

Repeat last 6 rows twice more (41 sts.).

Work 7 rows.

Next row Work across, decrease 1 st. at each end.

Work 5 rows.

Repeat last 6 rows twice more (35 sts.).

Decrease 1 st. at each end of every row until 17 stitches remain. Cast off.

Stitch base to cast-on edge of bag.

BINDING FOR BACK OPENING (2)

With Blue, cast on 5 stitches. Knit 68 rows. Cast off.

Stitch one piece in position on one side of back opening as a facing.

Stitch other piece to remaining side as a binding. Sew on press studs.

HEAD (2 PIECES)

With White, cast on 14 sts. K3 rows.

K1 row, inc. 1 st. at end.

K1 row, inc. 1 st. at beg.

K1 row, inc. 1 st. at each end.

K1 row.

K1 row, inc. 1 st. at end.

K1 row, inc. 1 st. at beg.

Repeat last 2 rows twice more.

K9 rows.

K1 row. decrease 1 st. at each end.

K1 row, decrease 1 st. at end.

K1 row, decrease 1 st. at beg.

Repeat last 2 rows 3 times more.

Decrease 1 st. at each end of next 3 rows. Cast off.

GUSSET

With White, cast on 3 stitches. K5 rows.

K1 row, increase 1 st. at each end.

Repeat last 6 rows until there are 15 sts.

K5 rows.

K1 row, decrease 1 st. at each end.

K3 rows.

Repeat last 4 rows until 3 sts. remain.

K6 rows. Cast off.

Stitch Gusset in position between halves of Head, with cast-on edge at nose. Sew remaining seam. Stuff, then gather and draw up neck opening.

Embroider features as in photograph, using Green for eyes and Black for remainder.

EARS (2)

With White, cast on 6 sts.

K3 rows.

K1 row, inc. in 1st, 3rd, 4th and last sts.

K3 rows.

K1 row, inc. in 1st, 5th, 6th and last sts.

K3 rows.

K1 row, inc. in 1st, 7th, 8th and last sts.

K3 rows.

K1 row, inc. in 1st, 9th, 10th and last sts.

K3 rows.

K1 row, inc. in 1st, 11th, 12th and last sts.

K3 rows.

K1 row, inc. in 1st, 13th, 14th and last sts.

K1 row.

Next row K2 tog., K4, K3 tog., K4, (K2 tog.) twice, K4, K3 tog., K4, K2 tog. Cast off.

Fold in half and join seam. Sew Ears to Head.

PAWS (2)

With White, cast on 11 sts.

K1 row.

** Next 2 rows K., inc. 1 st. at each end.

K10 rows.

Next 2 rows K., dec. 1 st. at each end. **

K2 rows.

Rep. from ** to **.

K1 row. Cast off.

Fold in half and join seam, leaving opening for stuffing. Stuff, then sew up opening. Using Black, work markings as in photograph.

BODY

With White, cast on 31 sts.

K11 rows.

Cast off.

Fold in half and stitch side edges together.

BASE

With White, cast on 3 sts.

K1 row.

Next 2 rows K., inc. 1 st. at each end.

K3 rows.

Next 2 rows K., decrease 1 st. at each end.

Cast off.

Stitch to cast-on edge of Body and stuff. Sew Head to other end. Stitch Body to top of Case, then stitch Paws in position as in photograph.

TIE

With Blue, cast on 4 stitches.

Work in garter-stitch (every row K.) for 20 inches (51 cm).

Cast off.

Tie round neck.

 

Swan Coat hanger

Swan Coat Hangers For  Baby

Free Crochet Pattern

MATERIALS

2 balls Sirdar 3-ply Baby Courtelle or Bri-Nylon (sufficient for 3 hangers)

Crochet hook Metric 3.00mm/UK 12/US C2

Small coat hanger, padded and covered

Tiny baby doll for basket

Ribbon

Embroidery cottons

Tension: 5 trebles to 1 inch

UK terms used

SUGGESTED YARN

Sirdar Snuggly 3 Ply 50g 55% Nylon, 45% Acrylic, 50g, 3-Ply. shown in Pastel Blue

PATTERN

Make 5 ch., join with sl-st.

1st Rnd: 3 ch., 11 tr. in ring, join with sl-st. (12 tr).

2nd Rnd: 3 ch., 1 tr. in next tr., 2 tr. in next tr., (1 tr. in each of next 2 tr., 2 tr, in next tr.) 3 times, join with sl-st. (16 tr).

3rd Rnd: 3 ch., 1 tr. in each tr., join with sl-st. Rep. 3rd rd. 11 times, turn.

15th Rnd: Working from wrong side of work, * insert hook in next tr., take y.o.h. and around 1st and 2nd fingers of left hand 3 times, y.o.h. and draw through loops on finger, y.o.h. and draw through all rem. loops, 1 d.c. in next tr., rep. from * to end, join with sl-st., turn — 8 loops.

16th Rnd: 3 ch., 1 tr. in each st., join with sl-st, (16 tr).

Rep. 15th and 16th rnds. 3 times, then 15th rnd. once. Fasten off.

Make second piece. Put two pieces over covered hanger, join at centre.

 

 

TO COVER HOOK AND MAKE HEAD

Make 6 ch.

1st Row: 1 d.c. in 2nd ch. from hook, 1 d.c. in each ch.

2nd Row: 2 ch. to turn, 1 tr. In each d.c.

3rd Row: 3 ch. to turn, 1 tr. In each tr. Rep. 3rd row 4 times.

8th Row: 3 ch. to turn, 2 tr. In each of next 3 tr., 1 tr. in turning ch. (8 tr). Rep. 3rd row 3 times.

12th Row: 1 ch. to turn, (miss 1 tr., 1 d.c. in next tr.) 3 times, 1 d.c. in turning ch.

Work 2 rows d.c. on these 5 sts.

Fasten off. Put over hook and join edges. Wind yellow embroidery yarn firmly around d.c. to form beak. Work 2 eyes.

DOLL BASKET

Make 6 ch., join with sl-st. to form ring.

1st Rnd: 3 ch., 15 tr. in ring, join with sl-st.

2nd Rnd: 3 ch., 1 tr. In each of next 2 tr., 2 tr. in next tr., ( 1 tr. in each of next 3 tr., 2 tr. In next tr.) 3 times (20 tr.) Join with sl-st. and make 30 ch. Sl-st. end of 30 ch. to 1st side, 30 ch., attach to other side, end off.

Stitch baby in basket, sew handles to hanger. Cover with bow.

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

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

 

Ruggotter Koala Teacosy

Ruggotter Koala Teacosy Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

MATERIALS

Chunky pure wool 12ply or Aran 10ply for smaller

Knitting needles 5.00mm/UK 8/US6 or to suit yarn

SUGGESTED YARN

Jamiesons Shetland Heather

100% Wool 50g 10-Ply (Aran). Shown in Pippin and Mogit from the range. Or use Jamieson’s Spindrift with 1 ball thyme and 1 ball Wren used together when working for a koala tone. Koalas may be grey or brown and have pea-eyes.

Medium crochet hook

Wool or washable filling

Koala black nose

Koala quality glass button dark brown/black eyes

Koala eyelids, plastic or wool felt

Koala paws

MEASUREMENTS

About 18 centimetres/7 inches high not including head

About 46 centimetres/8 inches measured around lower edge

TENSION

14 stitches and 24 rows to 10 centimetres, measured over pattern

RUGGOTTER PATTERN

1st row: *K2. p2, rep from * to end

2nd row: Purl

3rd row: *P2, K2, rep from * to end

4th row: Purl

Repeat last 4 rows 9 times more

Next row: (K2 tog) 16 times

Next row: (P2 tog) 8 times

Break off yarn, draw through the stitches and fasten off securely.

Make a second piece in the same way.

Leaving an opening for handle and spout, join the 2 pieces together. With the crochet hook work a row of double crochet around lower edge and openings.

RIGHT ARM

With M cast on 4 sts

1st row: Purl

2nd row: K1, m1, k2, m1, k1

3rd row: Purl **

4th row: K1, m1, k4, m1, k1, turn and cast-on 5 sts -13 sts

Beginning with a purl row, work 11 rows stocking stitch.

Next row: K2, (k2 tog, k2) twice, k2 tog, k1 — 10 sts

Next row: Purl

Next row: K2, m1, k3, m1, k3, m1, k2 (13 sts)

Work 3 rows

Next row: K4. k2 tog, k1. k2 tog, k4

Next row: P4, p3 tog. p4. Cast off

LEFT ARM

Work as for right arm to * *

4th row: Cast on 5 sts. k6. m1, k4, m1, k1 (13 sts)

Complete to match right arm.

FACE

With M cast on 14 sts and work 2 rows

3rd row: K2, (m1, k2) 6 times (20 sts)

4th and following alternate rows: Purl

5th row: K9, m1, k2, m1, k9

7th row: K9, m1. k4, m1, k9

9th row: K10, m1, k4, m1, k10

11th row: k11, m1, k4. m1. k 11 (28 sts)

13th row: Knit

15th row: k10, k2 tog tbl, k4, k2 tog, k10

17th row: k10, k2 tog tbl, k2, k2 tog, k1O

19th row: k9, k2 tog tbl. k2, k2 tog, k9

21st row: k2 tog, k6, k2 tog tbl, k2, k2 tog, k6, k2 tog

23rd row: k2 tog, k4, k2 tog tbl, k2, k2 tog, k4, k2 tog

25th row: K2 tog, k2, k2 tog tbl, k2, k2 tog, k2, k2 tog (10sts)

Break off yarn and leave sts on spare needle.

BACK

With M cast on 14 sts and work 2 rows st-st

3rd row: (k3, m1) 4 times, k2 (18 sts)

4th row: Purl

5th row: k2, m1, knit to last2 sts, m1, k2

6th and 7th rows: As 4th and 5th rows (22 sts)

Work 9 rows.

Decrease one stitch at each end of next row and following 2 alternate rows, then next 3 rows (10 sts).

With right sides together, place needle holding face sts behind needle holding back head sts and cast off the 2 sets of sts together Join side seams. If using bought nose, place in position. Stuff firmly, then sew head to top of cosy.

Join arm seams. If using bought paws, place in position. Stuff, then sew arms into position as shown in photograph.

Embroider eyes and mouth, also nose and paws if required.

EARS

Ears (Make 2)

Cast on 8 sts Work 8 rows garter-stitch.

Decrease one stitch at each end of next 2 rows (4 sts). Cast off.

Using short lengths of yarn, tease them out, then knot to ears, to give a fur effect as shown. Sew ears in koala position. Fluff up.

Teacosy is sturdier if lined in wool or cotton flannelette.

 

Old Trixy Teacosy

Old Trixy Teacosy

Free Knitting Pattern

 

 

Those with a wise eye out for old cottage novelties will be glad they found Old Trixy. Using stranded knitting, we find cleverly woven into the plump design her two familiar companions, a winking black cat and tattling parrot. What an amusing setting for afternoon tea. Rest awhile by the scarlet flames in the fireplace. Raisin toast anyone? 

MATERIALS

Pure wool 3ply

Knitting needles size UK 11/3.25mm/US 2-3

½ yard wool wadding

¾ yard cotton fabric for lining

SUGGESTED YARN

Cascade 220 Fingering Pure Wool (Shown in Goldenrod, Ruby and Highland Green)

TENSION

8 stitches per inch

MEASUREMENTS

Width approximately 14 ¾ inches

Length 9 ¾ inches when completed

ABBREVIATIONS

R-Red, G-Green, B-Black, Y-Yellow used for background

Old Trixy Teacosy Free Knitting Pattern PDF

Felix the cat asks Polly parrot to put the kettle on. Polly replies “Right Felix! T’s ready.”

Secret Hand Mirror

Secret Hand Mirror Adornment Free Crochet Pattern

MATERIALS

American Thread Aunt Lydias Heavy Rug Yarn: 1 x 70 yard skein each White and Pink
(Originally 50% Rayon/50% Cotton, then nylon was used in the blend. See suggested yarn at end of post.)

Plastic Crochet Hook Size US H-8/UK 8/Metric 3.75 to 4.00mm

1 Hand Mirror 6 ¼ inches in diameter

Scrap of Black Felt

PATTERN

With White ch 2, 6 s c in 2nd st from hook, do not join this or following rounds. Place a marker at beg of each round.

2nd Round: 2 s c in each s c.

3rd Round: * 1 s c in next s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around.

4th ROUND: * 1 s c in each of the next 2 s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around.

5th ROUND: * 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c, 2 s c in next s c, repeat from * all around.

6th to 10th Rounds: Continue in same manner having 1 more st between each increase in each row (60 sts).

11th ROUND: 1 s c in each s c, cut yarn.

EDGE

With wrong side of work facing, attach Pink in any s c of the 10th round, and working over s c of 11th round, work 1 double loop st in each s c (double loop st: insert hook in st, winding yarn clock wise, wind yarn twice around index finger, insert hook from left to right through loops on finger, pick up both loops and pull through st, drop loops from finger, yo and pull through all loops on hook). Cut yarn.

BACK FACING

Attach Pink in any 5 and work 1 s c in each of the next 52 sl leaving 8 sts free for handle, ch 1, turn

2nd ROW: 1 s c in each s c, cut yarn

EARRINGS

With Pink, ch 2, 8 s c in 15 st of ch, do not join this or following rounds. Place a marker at beg of each round.

Next Two Rounds: 1 s c in each s c cut yarn, leaving a length. Fill slightly with cotton and draw sts tog at top. At tach yarn at top and ch 6, fasten to cover cut yarn.

BANGS (FRINGE)

Wind Pink 25 times over a 1 inch ruler. Stitch across top, slip off ruler and stitch in place to front as illustrated.

FINISHING

Finish face as illustrated in felt. Lace a length of yarn through last row of back facing, place cover on mirror, draw tog and tie. Tie strands of yarn in bow as illustrated.

SUGGESTED YARN

Patons Merino Extrafine DK 100% Virgin Wool 4.00mm crochet hook. Shown in Pale Pink.




Brefry Teapot Handle

Brefry Teapot Handle Cover Free Knitting Pattern

Victorian teapot handle cover made from scrap yarn.

MATERIALS

One pair steel knitting needles size 1.00mm

One pair sizes 1.50mm and 2.25mm

Small amounts 3ply pure wool and similar weight crochet silk

Note: Any wool and needles may be used to suit your teapot. These instructions are for a straight-handled, 2 cup teapot. If your teapot has a curved style handle, you will need to tie the cover on with ribbon. This is a whimsical article, a fancy of the antique tea table.

PATTERN

With size 1.00mm needles and the purse silk cast on thirty-six stitches, and knit backwards and forwards for six rows.

7th Row: With wool, and 1.50mm needles knit, knitting two together at each sixth stitch.

8th Row: Purl without decrease, repeat the 7th and 8th rows alternately twice more.

13th Row: With wool, and 2.25mm needles, work one row, increasing by putting the wool forward before every sixth stitch.

14th Row: Purl.

15th Row: Like 13th row.

16th Row: Purl.

With the same needles work in patent knitting for 5 inches (see next row).

Patent Knitting: wool forward, slip one, knit two together throughout; every row is the same.

Now work the second end as directed for the first, but decreasing by taking two together in the rows corresponding with the 13th and 15th. Work the purl rows between as in the 14th and 16th rows.

Now with wool and 1.50mm needles work the rows corresponding with those from twelve to eight, with this exception: you increase in the same proportion as you decreased, so as to work the silk rows on thirty-six stitches with 1.00mm needles. Cast off.

MAKING UP

Sew up the two sides 2 inches from each end, and draw the ends together by running wool through, and fastening off tightly 1 and 1/4  inch from the ends (see illustration), wrap this around with silk to make it neat. Work round the opening in double crochet with the silk.

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Weldons Bed Mitts

Weldons Bed Mitts Free Knitting Pattern

Ideal gift for a friend who likes to knit or read in bed.

MATERIALS

1oz Bairns-Wear Superfine 2ply wool

1 pair UK 13/US 1/Metric 2.25mm  Knitting Needles

TENSION

10 stitches and 14 rows to 1 inch

MEASUREMENTS

All round hand above thumb division 5 ½ inches. Overall length 6 ¾ inches.

Cast on 56 stitches and work in K1, p1 rib. Now work 8 rows in stocking stitch, then increase for thumb and gusset thus:

1st increase row: K25, increase in next stitch, K4, increase in next stitch, K25. Work 3 rows straight.

5th Row: K25, increase in next stitch, K6, increase in next stitch, K25. Work 3 rows straight.

Continue in this way, increasing 2 stitches on next row and every following 4th row until there are 72 stitches, noting that you should work 2 more stitches between the increases than in preceding increase row.

Next row: K47, turn, slipping remaining 25 stitches on to a piece of thread.

The Thumb: 1st row: Cast on 3, p25, turn, slipping remaining 25 stitches on to another piece of thread.

2nd row: Cast on 3, knit 28. Work 11 rows in stocking stitch on these 28 stitches, then work 8 rows in k1, p1 rib. Cast off ribwise. Join thumb seam. With right side of work facing you, join on wool and pick up and knit 6 stitches from those cast-on at base of thumb, then knit the 25 stitches from left-hand thread.

Next row: P31, then purl the 25 stitches from other thread. Work 22 rows straight on these 56 stitches, then 8 rows in k1, p1 rib. Cast off ribwise.Press work. Join seam. Make anther mitt to match.

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