I inherited a load of 1940s patterns after as much research as i could do i believe these patterns to be in the public domain to make the pictures large just click and a pop up should come up with a tool for zooming in, this works on ie and crome but im unsure of others ..enjoy!
Wednesday, 19 January 2011
row 1, chain 4, work 7 hrt into first chain ss to join to form a ring
row 2 chain 2, work 1 htr in each stitch around
row 3 chain 3 work one htr in each stitch around this will form a small mound shape
*chain 7, skipping first chain, dc into each chain back down to the dc where you have justed chained from, slip into next dc* continue around unill 8 legs have been formed, fasten off.
change colour, attach to the very top of any leg, *chain 3, ss to top of next petal ensuring the petals lay flat* continue around until all petals have been joined together..i found if i used a bigger hook id need an extra chain between each leg(hope that helps)
row 4 chain 3, 3htr,2 chain 4 htr all into first chain 4 space, *chain 1 4 htr into next chain 4 space, chain 1, (4 htr, 2 chain, 4htr all worked into next chain 4 space)* continue around , working 4 htr chain i in last chain 3 space
following rows, work 4 htr into each chain one space and 4 htr 2 chain 4 htr into each corner 2 chain space until desired width
sew some buttons or embrioder some eyes on
Sunday, 16 January 2011
Please do note whenever i post a pattern it is not for you to claim as your own, neither do i give permission for you to use any of my photo graphs . You can use items made from these patterns to sell, or for charity , as long as you give me credit for your works, Many thanks!
The garden flower square
3mm hook, scrap yarn pattern uses english crochet terms
row 1, chain 4, ss to form a ring
row 2, chain 2 (counts as first dc) dc 11 more times into ring, ss to starting chain to form a ring
row 3, change colour, slip into dc, *chain 7, skipping first chain, dc into each chain back down to the dc where you have justed chained from, slip into next dc* continue around unill 12 petals have been formed, fasten off.
row 4, change colour, attach to the very top of any petal, *chain 3, ss to top of next petal ensuring the petals lay flat* continue around until all petals have been joined together..i found if i used a bigger hook id need an extra chain between each petal (hope that helps)
row 5, ss into first chain 3 space, chain 2 (counts as first dc) 4dc into same chain 3 space, *3dc into next chain 3 space*twice 5 dc into next chain 3 space ** continue from * to ** then from *to* once more, ss to starting chain,
row 6, chain 2 (starts as first dc) 1 dc into each dc until you reach the corner 5 dcs, into which work 3dc, then dc into each dc to the next set of 5 dc corner, continue around until all dc have been worked ss to join
row 7, now you can either continue with dc from here or i made this change which you can change to when there is an even amount of dc between each very corner dc .
Row 7, my changes change colour , into corner 3 dc chain 3 (counts as first htr) 1htr, chain 2 , htr all into same corner dc, *skip 2 dc then 2 htr into space between the dc, * continue to corner 3 dc , then 2 htr 2chain 2htr into the same corner dc..continue around ss to join
make as large or small as you like, join them together to make a cute blanket
Tuesday, 4 January 2011
Two pinnys made from a £1 skirt i found at a second hand shop cut into half moon shapes and lace added to the bottom. A 1950s teacosy from pattons, pattern on raverly made using scrap yarn
A fairy outfit made from a second hand girls skirt some material some hula flowers beads second hand fairy wings, lace a hot glue gun , an odd knitting needle 2 hours sewing..and a rather impressed little boy..although its not actually for him..total cost just 80p!
Sorry its been ages ive been so busy making over christmas ive neglected you! I have plans to design a scrap yarn magic ball blanket, so keep your eye out for that one coming soon, another freebie pattern! I also have some very old patterns i know im ok to share having not found any info about the company on the web , these patterns are over 70 years old so should now be in the public domain, i also feel they need to be preseved , having worked as document restorer and microfilmer for the british libary i know how very very important it is to keep historical documents "alive", im also in contact with a lovely lady from the V&A museum who supplied the wartime knitting patterns on the website , as i have so very many patterns, so am hoping between us we can get my patterns on the V&A but one particular well know company is being a pain in the butt even though these are approaching the 70 year mark haven't been reproduced, the main office burned down and they offically lost these patterns..go figure, you whould think they whould be delighted and its not as if i want any profit from sharing them, oh well there loss!.