Christmas Holly Wreath Brooch


Free Crochet Pattern By KarensVariety.com

Materials: 2 1/2 inch diameter pin
Small amount 4-ply yarn
No. 2 crochet hook
Abbreviations:
 ch  chain
 st  stitch
 sc  single crochet
 dc  double crochet
 p  picot

With dark green ch 12, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring. A bone or plastic ring 3/4 inches in diameter may be used.

Make 24 sc in ring, join with sl st.

Ch 3 for a dc, * dc in sc, ch 4, p in top of last dc, dc in next sc, ch 1, repeat from * around. You should have 12 ps when finished. Join and fasten off.

In bright red, make 3 clusters of French knots – 3 French knots to each cluster. Place clusters at bottom and each side, leaving top free to sew a bow of 1/4 inch width red ribbon about 5 inches long. Sew small safety pin on back under bow and use as a lapel pin.


French Knot

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Infant’s Thumbless Mittens


Free Crochet Pattern by KarensVariety.com

Materials: 1 oz MC baby yarn
1/2 oz CC baby yarn
Size 5 crochet hook
12 inches of 1/4 inch wide satin ribbon
Abbreviations:
 ch  chain
 sc  single crochet
 sts  stitches
 sk  skip
 lp  loop
 MC  main colour
 CC  contrast colour

With MC ch 26, turn.

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and in each ch to end, 3 sc in end ch, sc in each ch on other side of foundation ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in each of first 8 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in each of next 13 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of next 13 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in next 8 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 3: With CC, sc in each sc and ch for 23 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc, sc in each remaining st, ch 1, turn.

Row 4: With MC, work into back lp of CC only, sc in each of first 27 sts, 3 sc in end st, sc in each remaining st, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc in first 8 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in each st to last 10, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in last 8 sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 6: Sc in each of first 28 sts, 3 sc in end st, sc in each remaining st, ch 1, turn.

Row 7: Sc in each st around, ch 1, turn.

Row 8: Sc in each of first 8 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, sc in each of next 19 sts, 3 sc in end st, sc in each of next 19 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sc, sc in remaining sts, ch 1, turn.

Row 9: Sc in each st and ch around piece.

Work another piece to correspond. Hold 2 pieces together and with CC, work 1 row sc around mitten, working into 1 st of back and 1 of front with each sc.

Cuff: In CC, work two rows of knot st (k st) following these directions:

Row 1: Join thread in one st at cuff edge, draw lp on hook one-quarter inch long, ch 1, sc in left side of lp (2 threads remain on right side), draw another lp on hook one-quarter inch long, ch 1, sc in left side of lp, sk 3 sts on cuff of mitten, sc in next st. Repeat around cuff edge, join with sl st at base of first k st made.

Row 2: Draw one-quarter inch lp on hook, insert hook through the sc between this and second k st, pick up thread and draw through sc and lp on hook. Make 2 k sts, sc in sc of next k st on previous rnd, repeat around, join and fasten off.

Thread ribbon through eyelets. Embroider on front if desired.

 

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Tatted Edge


Free Pattern
by KarensVariety.com

Size: Size 30 cotton thread
Tatting shuttle
Materials:
Abbreviations:
 R  ring
 p  picot
 d  first half of double stitch
 cl r  close ring
 sep  separated
 sk  skip
 ch  chain

Tatted edging for use on linens or clothing.

R, 4 d, 3 p sep by 4 d, 4 d, cl r, turn.

Ch, 4 d, 3 p sep by 2 d, 8 d, 2 p sep by 2 d, 4 d, turn.

R, 4 d, join to 3rd p of 1st r, 4 d, join to next p of 1st r, 4 d, cl r.

* Ch, 4 d, turn.

R, 4 d, join to 3rd p of last r, 4 d, 2 p sep by 4 d, join to 3rd p of last r, 4 d, 2 p sep by 4 d, 4 d, cl r, turn.

Ch, 4 d, turn.

R, 4 d, join to last p of last r, 2 d, 6 p sep by 2 d, 4 d, cl r, turn.

Ch, 4 d, turn.

R, 4 d, join to last p of last r, 4 d, 2 p sep by 4 d, 4 d, cl r, turn.

Ch, 4 d, turn.

R, 4 d, join to last p of last r, 4 d, 2 p sep by 4 d, 4 d, cl r, turn.

Ch, 4 d, join to 1st p of opposite ch, 2 d, join to next p of opposite ch, 8 d, 3 p sep by 2 d, 4 d, turn.

R, 4 d, join to last p of last r, 4 d, join to next p of same r, 4 d, p, 4 d, cl r, turn.

Ch, 4 d, 3 p sep by 2 d, 8 d, 2 p sep by 2 d, 4 d, turn.

R, 4 d, join to last p of last r, 4 d, join to next p of same r, 4 d, p, 4 d, cl r, turn.

Repeat from * for desired length.

 

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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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