Marybell Hanger

Marybell Hanger

Free Vintage Knitting Pattern

Christmas tree or wall hanging




3ozs 100% wool 8ply/DK  in Cream with soft, fluffy finish (a fine strand of mohair can be knit along with this for added appeal as a Christmas hanging doll)

2 skeins pearl embroidery

Knitting needles UK 9/US 5/Metric 3.75mm

Woolydown for filling (soft wool)

Cotton, a firm weave fabric for body in cream (see instructions)

Face 2 ½ inches, purchased or made from pure wool felt (glass eyes and painted mouth give a sparkling look to a hanging doll). Shape wet felt over a plastic doll face. When dry and stuffed it will fill out,

6 golden jingle bells

¼ yard narrow elastic (for hanging)

Small plastic ring (for hanging)

Wire brush


IceYarns Silk Merino DK Cream 35% Silk 65% Merino Wool. Shown in Cream



Always knit into back of each cast on stitch, also in to first and last stitch of every row.

Commence at lower edge of front, casting on 36 stitches.

Knit 4 rows garter-stitch.

Knit 28 rows stocking stitch.

33rd row: Cast on 15, knit to end.

34th row: Cast on 15, purl to end (66 stitches).

Knit 10 rows stocking-stitch.

45th row: Cast on 7, knit to end.

46th row: Cast on 7, purl to end (80 stitches).

Knit 2 rows stocking-stitch.

49th row: Knit 33. Slip these on to a piece of wool for left shoulder. Cast on 14, knit 33.

50th row: Purl.

Knit 2 rows stocking-stitch. Slip these stitches on to a piece of wool. Return to left shoulder, transfer stitches from wool to needle, point towards neck. Join on wool.

50th row: Purl

Knit 2 rows stocking-stitch.

53rd row: Knit 33. Cast on 14. Slip stitches from wool to free needle, knit 33. (80 stitches)

54th row: Purl

55th row: Cast off 7, knit to end

56th row Cast off 7, purl to end. (66 stitches)

Knit 10 rows stocking web.

67th row: Cast off 15, knit to end

68th row: Cast off 15. purl to end (36 stitches)

Knit 28 rows stocking stitch.

Knit 4 rows garter stitch. Cast off.


(back and front alike)

Commence at top, casting 24 stitches.

Knit 16 rows stocking stitches.

17th row: Knit 12. Slip these stitches on to a piece of wool, k 12

18th row Purl

Knit 28 rows stocking stitch.

* 47th row: K2 tog, knit until 2 remain. k2 together

48th row: Purl

49th row: Knit

50th row: K2 together, purl until 2 remain, k2 together

Knit 2 rows stocking stitch. Repeat front * once (4 stitches)

59th row: K2 tog., k2 together. Fasten off.


Commence at neck edge, casting on 30 stitches.

Knit 10 rows stocking stitch.

11th row: K.1, k2 into next stitch, knit until 2 remain, k2 into next stitch, k1

12th row: Purl

Knit 4 rows stocking stitch.

Repeat last 6 rows twice (36 stitches)

* 29th row: K1, k2 tog., knit until 3 remain, k2 tog., k1

30th row: Purl

31st row: Knit

32nd row: K1, p2 tog., purl until 3 remain, p2 tog., k1. Knit 2 rows stocking stitch. Repeat from * once, then repeat from 29th to 32nd row inclusive

45th row: Knit

46th row: K1, P2 together. * P 5 *2 together. Repeat from * twice (20 stitches) Cast off.


Pin out each piece and press on wrong side under a damp cloth with a hot iron. Brush each piece well on right side. Sew up side and leg seams Stuff lower part of each leg with wooly­down for about 2 inches and catch down to form feet and sew a tiny bell to each point.


Cut 2 pieces of material 6 ½ inches in length, 4 ½ inches wide at lower edge and shape off to 3 ½ inches at top. Join up sides and lower edge also about ½ an inch each side at top, then stuff very tightly with woolydown. Place the top part of legs over the lower part of body and sew, then catch along the top of each leg.

Sew up under-arm, sleeve and hand seams Stuff each little hand­piece, then catch round top to form wrist.

Using pearl embroidery work blanket-stitch round lower edge and neck. Sew a tiny bell to point of each sleeve.

Place the coat over the body then fix head in position and sew firmly. Fold down the decreased edge of hat and sew each side for 2 ½ inches. Using embroidery thread work blanket stitch round neck and face. Stuff each point and top of hat with woolydown then place in position on head and sew round neck and face. Sew a bell to each point of hat. Sew a piece of elastic with the bone ring to lop of hat.

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Halloween Bunting

Spooky Halloween Bunting Free Crochet Pattern

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Early Halloween crocheting. Hang your cobwebs now. (I must say I rarely use my straw broom for sweeping cobwebs) Free silken charmed crochet Pattern from Darn Good Yarns to drape across the fireplace. Easy on the hook.

Yarn Required: 2 Skeins DGY Recycled Silk Yarn Lux Adventure

• US J/10 (6 mm) UK 4
• US K/10.5 (6.5 mm) UK 3

Finished Dimensions:
• Finished Bunting Length: Final piece measures 56”
• Finished Bobble Garland Length: Final piece measures 96”
• Finished Bunting Triangle Size : Roughly 4 ¼” tall by 5 ¼” wide (at the widest point). The 5 ¼” edge is the top of the triangle. This is also the SC row.


Recycled Silk Yarn Lux Adventure

Shown in Irish Hills

Spooky Chic Bunting PDF 

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.


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)


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


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


Secret Hand Mirror

Secret Hand Mirror Adornment Free Crochet Pattern


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


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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

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.


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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Quondong Yarn Basket

Quondong Cat or Yarn Basket Free Knitting Pattern

A basket to hold your yarn balls or kitten… this design is named after the Australian native peach Quondong. The outside stitch pattern has the appearance of hand weaving; inside shows as a type of moss tweed. Project used hand spun chunky wool in English Garden hues, and after felting measured 30cm/11¾” in diameter.

Designed by Dianthe Bells


2 x 100g skeins Hawthorne Cottage hand spun chunky wool in English Garden (Green, White, Olive, Mauve, Pink, Lemon) Approximately 50m per skein for basket

1 x 50g ball Nundle 8ply pure wool in Dusky Rose for base

10.00m (80cm long) circular needles

5mm (80cm long) circular needles

4mm (80cm long) circular needles

5mm set of double points

6mm crochet hook

Markers for beginning of rounds

UK/AU terms used


Mandala Thick and Quick

… unexpected color combinations that crafters have come to expect from the Mandala name, with subtle color changes and a superior hand. 100% acrylic. Shown in Labyrinth


With English Garden and 10mm needles cast on 92 sts (join and work in the round, placing marker). Complete 16 rounds of Nubbly Purl Tweed pattern stitch:


Round 1: K1, P1.

Round 2: Yarn in front, slip 1 purlwise, p1.

Round 3: P1, K1.

Round 4: P1, slip 1 purlwise with yarn in front.

Change to 6mm needles and work 12 rounds of pattern. Change to 4mm needles and work 8 rounds of patterns. Using a 6mm crochet hook work a slip stitch crochet cast off. Weave in ends, sewing tail down with needle and matching thread to secure.

Using set of 4mm double points and Dusky Rose, pick up 92 sts around crochet cast off (base). (Wrong side facing and inserting needle through lower loop only of crochet chain). Mark beginning of rounds with yarn loop or ring marker.

Round 1: K2tog, knit to 45th st, k2tog, knit to end (90sts). Round 2: *K8, k2tog* to end.

Round 3: Knit all alternate rounds. Round 4: *K7, k2tog* to end. Round 6: *K6, k2tog* to end. Round 8: *K5, k2tog* to end. Round 10: *K4, k2tog* to end. Round 12: *K3, k2tog* to end. Round 14: *K2, k2tog* to end. Round 16: Cast off remaining 9 sts.

Weave in ends securely. Felt basket. Dry in sunshine over a large, similar shaped bowl.

“The overland explorers Charles Sturt and John Stuart would probably have died of scurvy in central Australia, had they not eaten the wild fruits including the Quondong on their travels. Early settlers used the fruit of the Desert Quondong in jams, pies and jellies. They also dried the fruit like the Aborigines to keep them for future use. Explorer E.J. Eyre said that the fruit makes excellent puddings or preserves, for which purpose it is now extensively used by Europeans. More recently the Quondong is often used in wild food restaurants and sold as jams and pies. The Aborigines often ate the nutritious oily kernels of the Quondong. Some trees produce sweet almond flavoured kernels while others produce a distasteful kernel. The distaste in some kernels is a result of a pungent aromatic oil, methyl benzoate.

“The seeds of the Quondong, both Desert and Bitter, are round, pale and knobbly. The Early settlers used these for making necklace beads, stud buttons and Chinese checker marbles. Today, they are only rarely used for these purposes, by locals and art and craft shops. Occasionally small operators use the wood as craft wood.” (Original source unknown).

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