Lantern Tote Bag


Free Crochet Pattern
by KarensVariety.com

Materials: Approximately 300 yards heavy rug yarn
Size 6 plastic crochet hook
Abbreviations:
MC  main colour
CC  contrast colour
 Ch  chain
 sl st  slip stitch
 st  stitch
 sc  single crochet
 lp  loop
 inc  increase
 rnd  round
 sp  space
 tr  treble
sdc or hdc short or half double crochet

With MC ch 4, join to form a ring, ch 1 and work 8 sc in ring, do not join this or the following rnds.
Place a marker at the beginning of each rnd.

Rnd 2: 2 sc in each sc

Rnd 3: * Sc in next sc, 2 sc in next sc, repeat from * all around.

Rnd 4: Working in sc, inc in every third sc.

Rnd 5: Working in sc, inc in every 4th sc.

Rnd 6: Inc in every 5th sc.

Rnd 7: Work even.

Rnd 8: Inc in every 6th sc.

Rnd 9: Inc in every 7th sc.

Rnd 10: Same as 7th rnd.

Rnd 11: Inc 16 sts evenly spaced, sl st in first sc (80 sc)

Rnd 12: Working in back lp of sts only, 2 sc in each st, join.

Rnd 13: Ch 3, insert hook in second st from hook, pull lp through,
insert hook in next st of ch, pull lp through,
insert hook in same sp with ch 3, pull lp through,
insert hook in next sc, pull lp through, yarn over and pull through all lps at one time,
ch 1 (the ch 1 is termed the eye of star st);
* insert hook in the eye of star st just made, pull lp through,
insert hook in side of same star st, pull lp through,
(insert hook in next sc, pull lp through) twice (5 lps on hook),
yarn over and pull through all lps at one time, ch 1,
repeat from * all around to within last star st,
insert hook in side of star st just made, pull lp through,
(insert hook in next sc, pull lp through) twice,
insert hook in side of first star st, pull lp through,
yarn over and pull through all lps at one time, ch 1,
join in top of first star st (40 star sts).

Rnd 14: Ch 3, pick up and pull a lp through second st from hook,
next st of ch, same sp with ch 3, eye of next star st, yarn over and pull through all lps on hook at one time, ch 1,
* pick up and pull a lp through eye of star st just made,
side of same star st, top of next st, eye of next star st, yarn over and pull through all lps on hook at one time, ch 1,
repeat from * all around to within last star st, insert hook in side of star st just made, pull lp through,
insert hook in top of next star st, pull lp through,
insert hook in eye of star st, pull lp through,
insert hook in side of first star st, pull lp through, yarn over and pull through all lps at one time, ch 1,
join in top of first star st.

Rnd 15: Same as last rnd.

Rnd 16: Sc in eye of next star st, sc in top of same star st, repeat from beginning all around, join, cut MC.

Rnd 17: Join CC and work 1 sc in each sc, join.

Rnd 18: 1 sc in each sc, join, cut CC.

Rnd 19: Join MC in same sp, 1 sc in each sc, join.

Rnd 20: Same as rnd 13.

Rnds 21, 22, 23: Repeat rnds 16, 17, 18.

Rnd 24: Same as rnd 19.

Rnd 25: Same as rnd 13, then work 2 rnds even in star sts, join each rnd.

Rnd 28: Same as rnd 16, but do not cut MC.

Rnd 29: Ch 5, * sk 1 sc, tr in next sc, ch 1, repeat from * all around, join in 4th st of ch 5.

Rnd 30: Ch 1, * sc in next ch 1 lp, sc in next tr, repeat from * all around, join (80 sc).

Rnds 31, 32: 1 sc in each sc, join.

Rnd 33: * Sl st in next sc, sdc or hdc in next sc, dc in next sc, sdc or hdc in next sc, sl st in next sc, repeat from * around, join, cut yarn.

Draw String:

With MC, crochet a ch about 1 yard long, sl st in second st from hook, 1 sl st in each remaining st of ch, cut yarn. Work another length in same manner. Lace through tr lacing over 1 tr and under next. Lace other string in same manner starting from opposite side. Sew free ends together.

 

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Knitted Collar


Free Knitting Pattern
by KarensVariety.com

Materials: 2 No. 14 double pointed knitting needles
No. 30 cotton thread
Abbreviations:
sts  stitches
 k  knit
 p  purl
 O  yarn over
 tog  together
 sl  slip
 ps  picots
 sc  single crochet
 ch  chain
Size: Finished width 2 3/4 inches wide which includes a crochet edge.

To begin, cast on 20 sts. K the first 3 rows.

Row 4: K 6, (O, k 2 tog) 6 times, k 1, O, k 1. Cast on 6 sts at end of this row.

Rows 5, 7, 9, 11: K these rows.

Row 6: K 7, k 2 tog, (k 1, k 2 tog) 5 times, k 2, O, k 1.

Row 8: K 19, O twice, K 2 tog, O, k 1.

Row 10: K 6, (O twice, k 2 tog), 6 times, k 5, O, k 1.

Row 12: K 7, k 2 tog, (k 1, k 2 tog) 5 times, k 3, O twice, k 2 tog, O, k 2.

Row 13: K 21, turn work at this point to shape neck and k the 14th Row: Sl last k st in row 13 to right hand needle, k 20 sts.

Row 15: Bind off 7 sts loosely, p 20.

Repeat pattern, beginning with row 4 for desired length.

With a number 11 crochet hook, work an edge of 3 sc, ch 3, p in last sc, continue around collar. At each point, work 3 ps in same center st.

 

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Fun Ways to use Pot Holders

Potholders were popular in the 1940’s and there are many vintage crochet books with patterns for these. They could be made with or without a thumb and were meant to protect your hand when holding a pot handle. The patterns came in many different colours and shapes and were crocheted with cotton thread. They were a very popular item for bazaars and gifts.

In modern times, most pots have handles which do not conduct heat and so potholders are not as popular.  Most kitchens have a set of oven mitts which are used to protect your hands when cooking or baking.

With a little imagination and creativity, pot holders can be transformed into lovely, useful gifts. With so many different varieties, you can create something custom made for any person or occasion. Use embroidery, sequins, ribbons and other trims to add to your “potholder”.

Make with yarn or thread, large or small.

Accessories
* Line the potholder to make a change purse.
* Make a loop at the top to hang from a belt as a waist purse.
* Make a coiled handle for a purse (Click here to see how)
* Make it one-sided and sew on pockets, backs of shirts, backpacks, tote bags.
Around the House
* Use as sachet holders in any room of your home.
* Match your décor to hold small jewellery, tie clips.
* Hang in the bathroom to hold soaps or toiletries.
* Use in the kitchen to hold tea bags, spices.
* Coasters
Camping or Picnics
* Take on a picnic or camping; keep organized.
Children
* Give as unique loot bag gifts at birthday parties.
* Stuff them to make toys.
* Children can carry toys and snacks when visiting or going to the babysitter.
Gifts
* Instead of wrapping paper or gift bags, create a wrapping someone can keep.
* Use for small gifts or insert a gift card.
Holiday Decorating
* Match the holidays; Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter. Use holiday colours, metallic threads and have wonderful decorations, coasters.
Parties
* Having a dinner party?  Place one at each table setting with place cards on top.
* Give your diners a special gift.
* Insert your napkins into the pocket or wrap around your napkins with a ribbon.

Baby Bib

 


Free Knitting Pattern
by KarensVariety.com

Materials: 25 yards size 20 crochet cotton for bib
10 yards size 20 crochet thread for the edging (knit or crochet)
Pair of size 2 knitting needles
Size 6 or 7 crochet hook
20″ ribbon to thread through beading
Abbreviations:
 K  knit
 st  stitch
 lp  loop
 sk  skip
 inc (increase)  work 2 sts in one st
 sc  single crochet
 dc  double crochet

Cast on 21 sts and k one row.

Next Row: K 10 tightly, pick up lp of ridge below, k lp, k next st, pick up same lp and k it, k 11.

K 2 rows even.

Next Row: K 11, pick up lp of ridge below, k lp, k next st, pick up same lp and k, k 11.

K next 2 rows even.

Continue increasing 2 sts in the middle lp on every third row until there are 51 sts on needle.

K last row; bind off.

To Make Beading:

Join thread at right top edge of bib, with crochet hook, ch 10, cut thread. Join thread at top left hand corner, ch 15, turn, dc in 5th ch from hook, * ch 2, sk 2 ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across. Run ribbon through beading.

Knitted Edging:

Join thread at top left hand corner of bib, pick up and k one st on edge of bib, * cast on 2 sts, bind off 2 sts (this forms a picot); transfer st remaining to left hand needle. Repeat from * two more times. K and bind off 2 sts on edge, transfer st remaining to left hand needle, cast on 2 sts, bind off 2 sts, k and bind off 2 sts on bib edge. Transfer st remaining to left hand needle; repeat this edging around bib.

– or –

Crocheted Edging:

Join thread at top left hand corner of bib, * ch 4, sl st back in first ch to form a picot, repeat from * twice, sk 2 sts along edge of bib. Continue around bib to right top edge, ch 10, break off.

 

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Styles for Fall


Vintage Knitting Patterns Book
PDF Reproduction


Monarch No. 43, 1935, 54 pages

Lovely fashions for the family including:

Ladies: Dresses, Suits, Twin Sets, Blouses, Pullovers, Cardigans, Sport Set, Bed Jackets, Hat and Scarf Sets, Vest and Pantie Sets, Gloves, Knitting Bags, Tea Cosies. The ladies patterns are size 32 and 34; the cardigan, bed jackets and underwear are size 36. There is one crochet pullover (with initials on the band).

Misses: Short sleeved Pullover (28), Long sleeved Pullover (32), Cardigan (30), Scarf and Glove Sets, Skating Dress. The misses sizes are 28 to 32.

Girls: Mitts.

Men: Zipper Coat (40), Cardigan (36), Pullover (40), Sleeveless Pullover (36), Socks, Gloves.

Boys: Two-Piece Sets (size 6, 8 and 10), Mitts and Gloves.

Measurements given are for finished item when blocked; All around at underarm, All around at waist, All around at hips. There is a section in the book on How to Change Sizes by adding or subtracting stitches, and a Measurement Chart.

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Clover Leaf Edging


Free Crochet Pattern by KarensVariety.com

Materials: No. 30 crochet cotton
No. 10 steel crochet hook
Size: 2 1/2 inches wide
Abbreviations:
 ch  chain
 sc  single crochet
 dc  double crochet
 st  stitch
 sk  skip
 lp  loop

Crochet this clover leaf edging to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Use on linens, purses, or edge T-shirt or blouse sleeves, hems or pockets. Make it in white, green or colour of your choice.

Row 1: Ch 16, sk 3 ch sts, dc in each of next 2 ch sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, dc in each of next 3 sts, ch 6, sk 5 sts, dc in next st, (ch 2, dc in same st) 3 times, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: * (5 dc, sc) in next ch lp, (sc, 5 dc, sc) in each of next 2 ch lps, ch 6, * 2 dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in next dc, ch 2, dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in top of turning ch, ch 3, turn.

Row 3: Dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, dc in each dc to last dc, 2 dc in last dc of group, ch 6, dc in center st of center leaf on clover leaf, (ch 2, dc in same st) 3 times, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Repeat from * to * in Row 2, 2 dc in first dc of dc group, dc in each remaining st in dc group, ch 2, dc in each of next 2 dc, dc in turning ch, ch 3, turn.

Continue working as in Rows 3 and 4 until there are 6 clover leaves and 14 dc in dc group.
Always have 3 dc along straight edge.

Row 13: Ch 3, dc in each of next 2 dc, ch 2, dc in each of next 3 dc, ch 6, sk 10 dc, dc in end dc, (ch 2, dc in same st) 3 times, ch 1, turn.

Repeat from Row 2 for length desired, fasten off.

 

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Pingouin Mon Tricot Knitting Encyclopedia

Pingouin Mon Tricot Knitting Encyclopedia
1500 Patterns Book

Pingouin Mon Tricot
New Edition
Special Yearly No. OJ87, 1986
Soft cover, 6 1/2 x 11 inches, 194 pages

1500 patterns

A rare book with coloured illustrations and instructions to use and learn as a reference guide for knitting patterns.
Very good condition with slight bending of upper right corner pages.

As to the main theme of this book, The Patterns, they are classified by categories, with group of multiple variants, and becoming progressively more difficult as you go. This should answer everyone’s needs.

 

Dictionary
Basic Stitches
Ribs
Checks
Seed Stitches
Woven Stitches
Symmetrical Stitches
Crossed Stitch Patterns
Cables
Diagonal Patterns
Lozenges
Two-Colour Patterns
Honeycomb Stitches
Openwork Stitch Patterns
Chevrons
Fancy Stitch Patterns
Jacquard
Entrelacs
Blackberry Stitches
Multi-Colour Patterns
Reversible Stitches
Tunisian Knitting
Circular Knitting
Fur Stitch
Tartan Patterns
Aran Knitting

 

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Lily’s Album of Crocheted Designs

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Lily’s Album of Crocheted Designs
For You and Your Home
Lily Book No. 1200, 26 pages

* Tea Rose card table cover * Whispering Leaves table doily set * Shadow Filet place mat
* Rose in Bloom breakfast tray doily
* Smart Service tray doily
* Trifles small doily set
* Dancing Flowers doily

* Blossom Time chair set
* Chair set
* Glass Shorts
* Hostess Set, apron and beverage gloves
* Hot Dish mat sets
* Three coaster designs
* Trimming and buttons
* Brooch and earrings
* Lapel ornament , earrings
* Rosebud sachet
* Pincushion
* Hair ornament
* Calot and belt set
* Dress Parade vestee
* Collar and Jabot * Baby Set jacket bonnet mittens 4 – 7 mos
* Jumbo the Pink Elephant
* Baby Nap-sacque
* Bonnet and bootees
* Bib & High chair doily
* Trimmings; Looped frog, Crocheted cord

* Bedspread Medallions, Whirl-Away, Stardust, Lattice Window, Old Concord * Tea Rose card table cover

Lacy Petal Motif


Free Crochet Pattern by KarensVariety.com

Materials: For Tablecloth: No 20 crochet thread and No. 11 steel crochet hook
For Bedspread: String weight thread and No. 7 or 8 crochet hook
Size: Motif measures 3 1/4 inches square
Abbreviations:
 ch  chain
 st  stitch
 sl st  slip stitch
 sp  space
 rnd  round
 sc  single crochet
 hdc  half double crochet
 dc  double crochet
 tr  treble crochet
 dtr cluster  double treble cluster (see * below)
 tr tr  treble treble (see ** below)

Use  this motif for tablecloths, runners or scarves. Use heavier thread for bedspreads.

MOTIF: Ch 8, join with a sl st to form a ring.

Round 1: Ch 7, dc in ring. * Ch 3, dc in ring, repeat from * 5 more times. Join last ch 3 to 4th st of ch 7 first made (8 spaces).

Round 2: Sl st into first sp. Ch 5, * make a 3-dtr cluster, ch 10, ** make a second petal with a 4-dtr cluster into next sp, ch 10, repeat from ** until 8 petals have been made. Ch 2, tr tr in top of first petal, thus making a ch equal to the ch 10 between other petals, yet keeping hook in position for next rnd.

Round 3: Ch 4, 3 dc in sp, ch 5, 4 dc in same sp to form a shell. * (Ch 5, 4 dc) twice in next ch 10. Repeat from * around (8 shells); ch 5 and join to first ch 4 with a sl st.

Round 4: Sl st in 3 dc and in 1 ch of ch 5. Ch 8, dc in same sp, ch 5, sc in next ch 5. * Ch 5, dc in next ch 5. Ch 5, dc in same sp. Ch 5, sc in next ch 5. Repeat from * around. Join last ch 5 to third st in ch 8 first made.

Round 5: Sl st in sp. Ch 5, * tr in sp, ch 1, tr in same sp. Repeat from * 7 more times. Ch 1, sc in ch 5, ch 1. Make a second scallop as the first. * Ch 10, make 2 more scallops. Repeat from * around. Join last ch 10 to the fourth st in ch 5 first made.

Round 6: * Ch 8, sc in 5th tr, ch 6, sc in sc, ch 6, sc in last sc, ch 6, sc in last sc, sl st in first sc (3 picot cluster made). Ch 8, sl st in sc between scallops, ch 8, sl st in dc. Make a 3 picot cluster as before. Ch 8, sl st in last tr of scallop. Ch 16, sc in 4th ch from hook, hdc in next ch, 2 dc in each of next 2 chs, 2 tr in each of next 2 chs, 2 dtr in each of next 2 chs, 2 tr tr in each of next 2 chs. Ch 3, sl st in first tr of next scallop. Repeat from * around.

TO JOIN MOTIFS: To make a tablecloth with a scalloped edge, join the motifs diagonally across. Crochet together at the corner points and the two middle picots of the clusters on the sides.

FINISHING EDGE: Fasten the thread to a corner point. Ch 6, sc in the point (picot). Ch 8, dc in middle of the side of the point, p. * Ch 6, dc at the corner of the scallop, p. Ch 8, sc in the middle p of cluster, p, ch 8, dc in p between scallops. Ch 8, sc in the middle p of the second scallop, p. Ch 8, dc at the corner of scallop, p. Ch 6, dc in the middle of the side of next point, p. Ch 6, sc at the intersection of 3 points (corners of 3 motifs). Ch 6, dc in side of point, p. Repeat from * around. NOTE: At all outside points, use ch of 8 as at beginning and at intersection of 3 points use ch of 6.

* dtr cluster – thread over hook 3 times and work off 2 lps at a time, retaining last lp of each dtr on hook, thread over and pull through all lps on hook at once to form a cluster

** tr tr – thread over hook four times and work off 2 lps at a time

 

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Baby Shoulderette


Free Crochet Pattern by KarensVariety.com

Materials: Two colors baby yarn
2 yards 3/8 inch ribbon
Size 0 steel crochet hook
Abbreviations:
 ch  chain
 sc  single crochet
 dc  double crochet
 st  stitch
 rnd  round

Rnd 1: Ch 61, dc in fourth ch from hook, dc in each of next 12 ch sts, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) a shell in next st, (dc in each of next 14 sts, shell in next st) twice, dc in each of last 14 sts. This forms a square for neck edge.

Rnd 2: Turn, ch 3 (for first dc), dc in each of next 16 sts, (shell in shell, dc in each of next 20 sts) twice, shell in shell, dc in each of next 17 sts.

Continue working a dc in each dc and shell in shell for 6 more rnds. Change to contrasting yarn and work 1 rnd; then in main color, work 2 more rnds. Fasten off.

Edge: Join contrasting color in any dc along edge. (Ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2 dc) a shell in same dc, sk 2 dc, * sc in next, sk 2 dc, shell in next dc, sk 2 dc, repeat from * around entire shoulderette.

Fold point back about 2 1/2 inches at each shoulder and tie in place with a small satin bow. Weave ribbon through shell openings at centre back, turn under and catch ends invisibly to garment. Lace ribbon through last row of main color at neck edge – over 2 dc and under next 2 dc – leave about 8 inches for ties. Count four shells from front corner, join main color to centre of fourth shell, ch 5, sl st in corresponding shell on back. Fasten off. Repeat on opposite side.

 

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