Vintage Knitted Waistcoats Tunics Coats and Hats PDF Pattern 407

Vintage Knitted Waistcoats Tunics Coats and Hats PDF Pattern 407

WonkyZebra 407 AT 4 4Sets Waistcoats Tunics Coats Hats

A fab knitting pattern from late sixties /early seventies for a cable detail tunic, waistcoat or coat. Crochet hat – with or without flower, and rib neckwarmer also included.

WonkyZebra 407 BT Knitted Tunic and Coats 2852             WonkyZebra 407 CT 4Waistcoats and Hat 2883

This is one of those things I love about collecting patterns – you can see in these two patterns how wool company – Emu – have reused and restyled the same pattern a couple of years on.  The citrus colours are late sixties  - just before change to decimal currency – see the price with what we called “old money” given first. A warm ribbed polo neck insert is also included with the tunic and long coat, done in plain knitting with simple cable styling.

Move on a couple of years – now we were using “new pence” and decimal price is given predominance, but both still shown – hence early seventies (changeover was 1971).

The tunic and coat are now worn over trendy knickerbockers and redone as sleeveless “waistcoats” (vests), no warm insert this time – but a big flower appears on the crochet hat to update it for the seventies- and here it is again, so “now” 40 years later on!

WonkyZebra 407 4Waistcoats and Hat 2883 WonkyZebra 407B Knitted Tunic and Coats 2852

So how about some recycling with this useful pattern – the hat and flower are all you may get in some modern patterns – they have thrown in loads here, in this vintage Emu one ; enough to kit you out for mid season wear, LOL!

[Also  - It looks as though Miss Teal is Miss yellow with her hair grown... maybe...]

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Love Knitting Advantage Crochet

Wimbledon Bundle Vintage Pattern PDF 400 from WonkyZebra

WonkyZebra 400 Montage

Especially for Wimbledon Season!

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For those who knit and crochet and love tennis – or maybe don’t love tennis!

There are still lots of things here to make, to keep you amused; little retro tennis dresses in knit, crochet, or knit with crochet. Also cute shorts, even cuter tops and super cute Sindy outfits for those who prefer dolls to dashing about.

WonkyZebra 400 tennis dress
Even a top and a sixties style belted skirt for dominatrix mixed doubles (looks like he is well and truly defeated LOL).

The Sirdar suit is from one of my favourite photo sets by them – very weird but very arty, considering the usual pattern styling of the time.

WonkyZebra 400 Sirdar

and outrageous lace trousers..

WonkyZebra 400 white hot

One of the fab Barbara Warner series of patterns, and it looks like they were targeted for sportswear. Actually crochet lace in cotton is a brilliant idea for getting hot and bothered in – and even better for looking decorative in while others do the jumping around!

The chunky jacket might be a bit overkill for Wimbledon, but a great motif to use on your trainer bag or a cushion maybe.

WonkyZebra 400 chieftain jacket

Some of the designs are from Patons magazine compilations as are the dolls clothes.

You must know a little – or big – girl who would like her doll to be dressed for Wimbledon!

WonkyZebra 400 A
Here is one I made earlier… (sorry my poor dolly looks a little frazzled after her game!)
Hmm.. so does the lawn!

WonkyZebra 400 C

WonkyZebra is doing a special offer for the Wimbledon set-

Buy any one from the shop and you can have all – or any you want-from the ste in the photomontage in this post!
Mega value to keep all you needle women occupied through the tennis season.
(just put “Wimbledon Blog Offer” in message to seller – and list any you would like – or “all”- but bear in mind only 4 ish fit in one email so you need room to receive more emails and download the attachments!)

Have your own little Wimbledon event – and don’t forget the strawberries to with it!

WonkyZebra 400 B

Dolly and WonkyZebra are just going to have some with a cup of tea…

See individual listings for more detail.
Please make sure your inbox has room for several large emails..
Includes  options on THESE EIGHT patterns – our numbers
040A, 040B, 040C, 062, 143, 182, 231 & 245
All for one low price of $3 – buy any one pattern and say which – any or all of these other patterns; and you can have any you ask for.

 

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No pictures today – but some unhappy words from WonkyZebra.

No pictures today- but some unhappy words from WonkyZebra.

We have recently had several people using images provided by this blog to sell the patterns in their own shop. Whilst this is very flattering it is a bit frustrating to see someone else benefit from my efforts – without so much as a please or thank you – let alone any credit.

I am not referring to bloggers, students, and fellow enthusiasts using the images for happy purposes-more about that below.

Some images here are just good clear scans – but some are very intensively retouched and represent lots of time spent on them; plus all the words are my own. If I could I would provide all this free – I love to share my pattern collection, but – WonkyZebras have expenses like everyone else!

I do give away free patterns matching those bought in type and amounts –with all my sales; as well as advice and help – with lots of emailing and even making of samples.

However recently I have been subject to some extremely unpleasant experiences with buyers on Etsy – buying in the Etsy shop and then reselling the patterns on Etsy, Craftsy and Ebay using my words, images and hard work!.

This is bad enough – but the amazing aggression of the last, evil, person (persons?) once she was caught out and denied 20 patterns… you – seriously – would not believe. Had we lived nearby I would have been frightened she would turn up on the doorstep, loaded for bear! It was weird – like calling a policeman to complain a householder had prevented you from breaking in! And –by the way- would he give you the cash to recompense for the items you were unable to steal!

Having spent the last couple of weeks wading through all this filth and jumping through the Etsy and Paypal  hoops generated by her disputes, claims, and cases (that sounds like the assault course it felt like) I am now – belatedly- putting the logo on the images – so I feel that they will perhaps use their own images instead, now mine will require work anyway to remove the logo.

If any genuine person would like to use any images – link to – write about –research …  any pattern, then just contact me and I will happily help. I have all the originals to refer to – and many, many more besides. Already a few blogs, magazines and students have used them – so do ask away. I just, regretfully, no longer wish to be a sitting duck for these scammers, who are beneath contempt.

I would urge anyone considering purchase of any duplicate to one in my shop to ask me for the name of the rogues; there are many other genuine collector / sellers, many of whom I am in contact with, who have the same patterns. Buy away from them as you like – but please make sure you do not support the aggressive, shameless scammers.

 

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10 more

10 more

(a couple of which have not yet been listed for sale anywhere; do contact us if specifically looking for them… )

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WonkyZebra 291 Granny Square Poncho Skirt

WonkyZebra 291 Granny Square Poncho Skirt

A knitting pattern for a great retro item – the good old poncho / skirt thing!
1970s vintage pattern – emailed as a PDF.

A great addition to any wardrobe… and also a good pattern for an afghan blanket -
[ but in that case do make one with out the useful hole in the middle to avoid drafts ! ]

Approx 56inches/142cm square

WonkyZebra has other similar items here:-
http://www.etsy.com/shop/wonkyzebra?section_id=10459779
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WonkyZebra 292 Yellow Cap

WonkyZebra 292 Yellow Cap

A vintage 1970s crochet pattern for a fab retro baker boy cap.

Simple!

We have other hat and cap patterns too; including 155,194.

http://www.etsy.com/shop/wonkyzebra?section_id=7538699
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WonkyZebra 293 Three Tea Cosies Copleys 845

WonkyZebra 293 Three Tea Cosies Copleys 845

Vintage PDF Patterns for 3 easy tea cosies; 2 crocheted, 1 knitted.

Just the thing for a mini project or gift.

Each takes 2-3 oz, [very approx 50g]; some embroidery wool is also needed to complete the decorations.

The little crocheted cottage would make a sweet play item as well, either with a base or as a hidey hole for small toys.

if you like this you may also like our other toys and tea cosies

http://www.etsy.com/shop/wonkyzebra?section_id=6989034

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WonkyZebra 294 Petula Clark Leprechaun

WonkyZebra 294 Petula Clark Leprechaun

A knitting pattern for a mini dress- the classic original version from the 60s.

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WonkyZebra 295 Starsky Jacket 2566

WonkyZebra 295 Starsky Jacket 2566

A PDF knitting vintage pattern for a 1970s, Starsky and Hutch style, man’s jacket.

Very stylish! He looks like he is enjoying his night out, acting like a celebrity.. LOL

However the actual construction of this is very good and can be worn by ladies, as well as action men, who are wanting to keep warm with seventies panache!

There is a neat raglan sleeve shape and great rib border- and of course the optional classic pattern detail.

Please note THERE IS NO CHART for the intarsia ( or actually more like a Fairisle , stranded, technique).

BUT FULL ROW- BY- ROW INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE COLOUR WORK ARE GIVEN.

The patterns are optional anyway.
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WonkyZebra 296 High Waist Dress 5299

WonkyZebra 296 High Waist Dress 5299

A PDF of a vintage 1960s pattern for a gorgeous vintage crochet dress. A late sixties style – with the high waisted “dolly girl” look- and very feminine details.

Beautiful but not too “over-the-top” with 2 flounces (or frills, if you must!) to the sleeves and hemline- and colourful stripes. This makes it a really fun party dress- great for festivals or holidays; but worked in one colour without the sleeve frills it would be very nice for day wear too! Kind of grown up cheerleader effect!

It would be easy to use the pattern as a skirt OR as a top because it is worked from the waistline.

If you like this, do look at our other dolly dresses;
Crocheted 005, 009, 078, 158, 252, 255, 261,277
Knitted 052, 053, 288
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WonkyZebra 297 Mother Daughter Dresses 706

WonkyZebra 297 Mother Daughter Dresses 706

A PDF of a vintage 1970s crochet pattern for a classic a line dress; in both child and adult sizes.

The dress has a firm stitch empire line bodice and an absolutely gorgeous chunky lace body.

The lace is made in an easy row pattern with bands of plain crochet; and the high neckline is also edged in the same stitch.

Short and long sleeved options. Unfortunately the pictures are incredibly badly cropped (by the original photographer, who went for art not clarity.. ) but the sleeves are worked in plain treble (US double crochet) with the lace band at the bottom.

It would easily make into a sleeveless version, or as a tunic over trousers.

The dress is worked from the hem up, and although no mention is made, it is shown lined as the lace is fairly open.

Pattern comes with pictorial ‘how to crochet’ on the last page, and with the huge size range is a great value addition to your collection.

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WonkyZebra 298 Crochet Suit 1581

WonkyZebra 298 Crochet Suit 1581

A PDF of a vintage 1960s crochet pattern for a delightful sexy little retro suit. It is made in the popular “granny square stitch” or treble –(US double) crochet groups; so super easy to do.

The cut away front edge and deep v neck on the jacket are very feminine, especially when worn alone as pictured. With a camisole or blouse underneath it would be suitable for day wear as well.

You could even make either item separately they would make a great addition to your wardrobe. The easy to wear jacket shape would be good for so many occasions, and the skirt a very sexy little number any time.
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WonkyZebra 299 Rose Bedspread and Tutorial

WonkyZebra 299 Rose Bedspread and Tutorial

A crochet afghan bedspread pattern, made in a patchwork of granny squares and 3D rose motifs. This is very pretty and girly, in a traditional way.

A modern PDF of an original vintage1970s pattern.

As the pattern states- just right for daughters and grandmothers!

BUT…you could always jazz it up and work a multi coloured garden of flowers –hippy style!
I have included with the pattern some step by step tutorial pages to show how to make the rose and a primrose motif square; and can send a basic granny tutorial if you need one (just ask on purchase).

WonkyZebra has other similar items here:-
http://www.etsy.com/shop/wonkyzebra?section_id=10459779

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WonkyZebra 300 Winter Sweaters

WonkyZebra 300 Winter Sweaters

A knitted pattern for a fabulous retro Norwegian style ski jumper.
Vintage 1970s style, emailed as a PDF to you

Knitted in a traditional colour scheme; Red, White and Black, this is a glorious 1970’s take on the forties!

All topped off with a pompom trimmed ski cap / beanie hat, with a turn up ribbed brim.

Unisex, why not have one each – like this happy couple…

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at last another blog entry = ten more patterns

have  been v busy, and at long last finally got around to updating this little WonkyZebra’s blog..

most updating is done at http://wonkyzebra.etsy.com

baby stuff is at http://wonkyzebrababy.etsy.com

also on Zibbet, Folksy, DaWanda, Misi etc etc

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WonkyZebra 281 Vintage Reindeer Sweater 1661

WonkyZebra 281 Vintage Reindeer Sweater 1661

A lovely vintage 1950s knitting pattern PDF for the winter weather and Christmas time.

This “Norwegian Sweater” is full of retro flavour and quite a simple knit with full pictorial charts for the pattern and reindeer motif.

The reindeer on its own will be great for all sorts of seasonal uses, as a patch, pin cushion or on any other knitted garment; or even for use in cross-stitch embroidery.

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WonkyZebra 282 Crocheted 60s Suit 8906

WonkyZebra 282 Crocheted 60s Suit 8906

A patten for a crochet vintage 1960’s suit. Super wearable, super easy to make and very “mad men” style elegant. Emailed to you in PDF format.

The jacket or skirt would make useful wardrobe additions on their own as well. Imagine the cardigan jacket in a textured yarn and the skirt with a soft blouse for comfortable, but elegant, sixties glamour at work maybe!

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WonkyZebra 283 Gauntlets 3803

WonkyZebra 283 Gauntlets 3803

A vintage 1940s knitting pattern for some really lovely gloves, or gauntlets, with deep cuffs. One pair has a beautiful flared shaped cuff with inset moss (seed) stitch ribs and one pair a frilled cuff made in simple crocheted lace (but you could of course use a knitted lace stitch).The others have an all over simple but detailed texture.

Good for showing off your knitting, ideal for period dramas or re-enacting and great for just keeping warm!

The pattern itself is a charming thing-each page has a heading with a useful admonishing statement or basic advert, such as;

“Start right by using the wool recommended!”
“Patons super crepe-stylish fabric!”
“Right wool, correct tension – success!”
“Patons super crepe – all wool, well built!”

NB. This was in a really teeny tiny font-so even enlarged to A4 it is still only about 1 0 point- although you can print to larger size on larger sheets.
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WonkyZebra 284 Hostess Gown FK73

WonkyZebra 284 Hostess Gown FK73

A 1970s vintage crochet pattern PDF for a seventies long gown; or “hostess gown”.

A simple cosy long a-line shape with subtly flared sleeves, very cosy for lounging around at home in.

It is upgraded to “hostess gown” by the pretty crochet medallion embellishments (which incidentally would work into a pretty shawl or blanket).

Shell edging and tasselled zip front closure make this a seventies classic.

Personally I think the tassel is overkill with the medallions, but either would look nice.

NB this garment has a particularly nice set in sleeve construction. Just the top half, on its own, would make into a fabulous cardigan or jacket.

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WonkyZebra 285 4hats 1219

WonkyZebra 285 4Hats 1219

A knitting and crochet 1970s vintage PDF pattern for four lovely vintage seventies hats (2 knit, 2 crochet) for “the average head”..

All of these are easy and quick to make – I used to make the beret in an evening.

A really useful and wearable set, made in a chunky Patons Husky – “a thick but light, knits up very quickly” wool yarn.

The tensions given are;
knitting:
15 st x 20 rows to 4”(10cm) on no4 (UK)needles (x USA metric)
crochet:
Beret-6st and 2rows to 2” (5cm) on hook 6.00 (metric)(4 old UK) ,( xUS)
Cap: 6 half trebles (UK) (half dc USA) stitches = 2”(5cm) on hook 5.5 (metric)(5 old UK),( xUS)

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WonkyZebra 286 Black and Gold Crochet Bikinis

WonkyZebra 286 Black and Gold Crochet Bikinis

A Vintage PDF Crochet Bikini Pattern for two itsy bitsy (very) teeny weeny cotton bikinis ( and a “pouche” for sunglasses ) !

Good news for a super quick result from minimal materials for sun worshipers in a hurry- but please note that these bikinis have very minimal shaping, on both cups and bottoms.

The black one relies on gathers to shape the cups; but the gold one has NO “3D” shape at all.

Unless you are an AA cup (or really do want a very teeny look!) I would put a little shape in “for comfort and safety”.

I have explained an easy way of doing this in the pattern – which is also reformatted for easy printing and reading.

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WonkyZebra 287 Orange Suit FK73

WonkyZebra 287 Orange Suit FK73

A crochet pattern PDF for a gorgeous retro skirt suit.

The front buttoned bodice and sleeves are worked as one in a lace stitch; the full sleeves, gathered into deep buttoned cuffs, echo the matching deep midriff band.

A deep, peplum or basque falls open and sits over the matching skirt.

Glorious! Feminine and flattering for all sorts of semi formal occasions..

or just make the lovely skirt!

the Etsy listing is for emailed PDF of the vintage 1970s pattern.

Thank you for this fabulous mention

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WonkyZebra 288  Take It Easy Dress

WonkyZebra 288 Take It Easy Dress

A knitting pattern Vintage PDF for a cute Aran style sleeveless dress from the seventies.

This would look great shorter as a tunic over trousers (pants), or even as a tank top.

The bobble pattern is easy ( instruction given ) and very effective in a rustic-meets-space-age sort of way!

Great for cold weather layering- town or country…

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WonkyZebra 289 Assorted Cushions 2244

WonkyZebra 289 Assorted Cushions 2244

A vintage 1970s PDF of a Crochet Pattern for some lovely retro cushions; circular, granny square, circle in a square, and even just stripes!

Save yourself the trouble of working out a pattern for these simple, but effective, retro cushions!

You could finish one almost as quickly as the time it takes to decide on yarns from your stash!

If you like these you may also like these crochet cushions; 201, 247, 249 and some afghan blankets 195, 190, 224, 234, 262, 257, 140 & 144.
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WonkyZebra 290 Trousers Mini Dress 31

WonkyZebra 290 Trousers Mini Dress 31

A PDF crochet vintage 1970s pattern for a stunning tunic and trousers- or pantsuit from the sixties.

This gorgeous tunic would look great over any trousers or pants; it really could go to work, out afterwards, and be worn casually over the weekend… great for any busy girl!

The trousers are a good shape and also very wearable.

Go on – you know you want this in your wardrobe!

Easy and quite quick –it is mainly basic treble (US double) crochet; the lace is worked down from the main garment-so easy to adjust.

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ten more $2 & $3 pdf patterns available

There is no end in sight of these pdf patterns…….

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WonkyZebra 271 Crochet Coat

WonkyZebra 271 Crochet Coat

A pattern for a crochet granny square coat and scarf, comfy and very wearable.Make it in one colour for an elegant style-
or maybe go for a more colourful scrap crochet look!Just right for Autumn, through to Winter.

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WonkyZebra 272 Aran Hats and Sweaters GH4

WonkyZebra 272 Aran Hats and Sweaters GH4

A knitting pattern for a traditional unisex Aran sweater and matching cap or beret.Written for “teenagers; girls and boys” the pattern will actually fit 30-36 inch chest..A classic style – but not to difficult to keep track of as the pattern is worked in set vertical stripes.

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WonkyZebra 273 Crochet Suit 2475B

WonkyZebra 273 Crochet Suit 2475B

A lovely elegant lace suit from the sixties. The plain skirt is super easy and the lace banded jacket is only little more complex.The hip length jacket has an unusual asymmetrical opening, fastened with matching crocheted buttons. (Instructions are given for the buttons – but you could of course buy buttons.) It can easily be shortened to a crop length if preferred.This would be perfect for a wedding, or any “dressed up” event.

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WonkyZebra 274 Crochetted Dress 36

WonkyZebra 274 Crochetted Dress 36

Crochet Dress Pattern Vintage PDF :-

A pattern for a crocheted wiggle dress with that iconic sixties blend of demure and sexy.

A simple shape and stitch, lifted into something special by the details;
a motif crochet “ flowerette” (really?) hem and buttoned shoulder seam.

Just stunning! Wonderful for a summer party or wedding.

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WonkyZebra 275 Ski Caps 2057

WonkyZebra 275 Ski Caps 2057

Knitted Hats Pattern PDFFabulous fifties vintage knitted ski caps for men, women and children.Notice he gets macho huntsman reindeer,- she gets the little people! Hats by gender; just so we know our place, lol!The tassel will come in handy to identify your child as he or she zooms off down the piste!
Please note these are not charted instructions but given stitch by stitch-line by line. I happen to like this but there is no visual chart safety net to check the image progress, other than the one cover photo.Of course you can easily colour some squared paper to make one for yourself!

Lovely retro look –and fun gifts for Christmas in cold climates- or even made into a tea cosy. Hmm

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WonkyZebra 276 Ripple One Piece

WonkyZebra 276 Ripple One Piece

Crochet Swimsuit Pattern PDFA saucy sassy little sun suit swimsuit number. For the beach- or as a “body”; great for dance wear! (Or under a wrap skirt.)The ripple stitch pattern gives nice stretch, but with a good fit; and just imagine the colour effects you could get. You could go for “hot and spicy”, full of eastern promise like bikini 217, cool jewels, like bedspread 257, or ice cream pastels. You could even graduate them for a costume base- mermaid, firebird…Or all in white for some Fifties glamour..I’m sure you have some ideas now!

In fact someone did !

Sadly another seller liked the colouring idea so much, they have copied the idea, even the colours (but must have got bored before finishing all of them LOL).

Why do people do this? it is so lazy…

Even worse, there is a whole sale “lift” of my arduosly retouched version of the photo for bikini 221 AND my listing words , and very rude reply to my question “why ?”.

So please buy WonkyZebra’s version; I give pattern support and freebies – doesn’t look like “RHM”takes too much effort with theirs…

I only mention this out of sheer frustration, as nothing can be done.

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WonkyZebra 277 Orange Granny 6058

WonkyZebra 277 Orange Granny 6058

A pattern for a fabulous crochet minidress in this season’s “granny square” stitch.Super easy to make; you can whip this up in next to no time.Would also make up as a cute sweater, crop or tank top, or tunic; a really versatile pattern.The dress is worked hem up but could be very easily adapted to work from the waist downwards so you have more control over the hip measurement and length. There is a helpful instruction for the colour insertion rows so you could start from there.Shown here in bright seventies favourites but you could easily make this a stash buster in scrap afghan style. Use lots of different colours for a 70’s missoni look.

WonkyZebra has other similar items here:-
http://www.etsy.com/shop/wonkyzebra?section_id=10459779

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WonkyZebra 278 Crochet Bikini Set 5295

WonkyZebra 278 Crochet Bikini Set 5295

A crochet pattern for a saucy retro hot pants bikini set.The well shaped top is good for full busts, and is worked in a solid stitch (good for coverage).You could leave out the central ring and join the cups for more of a crop top look.The shorts, or hotpants, and cut away beach jacket vest, are in a lacy stitch so you will need panties under them!The whole set has a nice vintage look to it; Quite rockabilly!

If you like this you may also like; in crochet; 016, 020, 021, 045, 233, 239, 245
and knitted 043, 094 and 101.

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WonkyZebra 279 Granny Pants and Top 35

WonkyZebra 279 Granny Pants and Top 35

A crochet pattern for a groovy, granny square trimmed, pantsuit.
So bang on trend for 1970 (and 2011) this set has all the elements; the bare midriff, full “bishop sleeve” and flared trousers (pants) all so “in”; and all made up in super easy “granny stitch” groups. Hallelujah!Groovy baby!
(It all looks a bit too much for the little lad- he is in is big sister’s shadow in more ways than one, poor little chap!)
If you like this you may like 062, 102, 116(dress), 181, 202(knit), 209, 220, 228, 233, 239WonkyZebra has other similar items here:-
http://www.etsy.com/shop/wonkyzebra?section_id=10459779

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WonkyZebra 280 Bedroom Slippers 784

WonkyZebra 280 Bedroom Slippers 784

Knitted Bedroom Slippers PDF.A pattern for some really sweet, very vintage, novelty knitted slippers.There is a charming, waffle, bunny slipper ( very traditional) a super easy stretch pull on and a fabulous retro zip on bootie. See how charming the booties look-imagine them in a bright red or green for winter!The original pattern was quite heavily discoloured and much used, so the PDF includes a more legible, cleaned up version, as well as scans of the annotated original for those who may enjoy to see the authentic look.

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ten vintage pdf patterns for christmas !!

 WonkyZebra 261 Bell Sleeve Dress

WonkyZebra 261 Bell Sleeve Dress

A Crochet Dress Pattern for a sensational crocheted 1960s mini-dress.This beautiful dress, is very evocative of the period with its high belted waistline and flared mini skirt and bell sleeves.

It also has a delicate scoop neckline highlighted with picot edging which is very demure and flattering. It is worked in a simple row by row pattern that gives the effect of broidery anglais.

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WonkyZebra 262 Hexagonal Flower Blanket

WonkyZebra 262 Hexagonal Flower Blanket

Vintage Crochet Blanket Pattern PDFA pattern for a very pretty 1970s hexagonal motif afghan blanket.

A very easy to work motif, this pattern comes with a great pictorial tutorial, to fully explain the whole process.

It also includes four bonus, motif shapes, hexagon, octagon, triangle and cluster square.

It makes a great introduction to making blankets or afghans from crocheted motifs.

WonkyZebra has other similar items here:-
http://www.etsy.com/shop/wonkyzebra?section_id=10459779

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WonkyZebra 263 Reindeer Motif Sweater FK73

WonkyZebra 263 Reindeer Motif Sweater FK73

Sweater Pattern Vintage KnittedA knitting pattern for a great retro look – winter set; for winter, skiing, Christmas.. you get the picture.

There is a sweater, mittens and a hat with a Pompom.

They feature a frisky reindeer gambolling across.. a starry yellow background (yellow? Did someone get their three wise men across the desert story mixed up with the whole Christmas reindeer thing?)

This would look even better (and even more kitsch) in traditional Christmas colours.

The reindeer motif is quite different to most I have seen, and would translate very well to cross-stitch etc. It is not quite in profile and there is the perfect place for a little white tail to go.

See last picture for measurements and yarn etc.

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 WonkyZebra 264 MonTricotNativity main picture

WonkyZebra 264 MonTricotNativity

Crochet Nativity Set Amigurumi Dolls Toys People PDFA delightful crochet pattern for a retro Nativity set from the 1970s.

Even just the central three figures would make a charming Christmas display or gift.

This pattern contains instructions for making all the little pictures in the pictures, including the animals and the star.
The pattern comes from a French magazine, translated into English, and contains lots more characters than the usual ones of Virgin Mary, St Joseph, baby Jesus, angels, wise men and shepherds. There are also men and women of varying occupations such as a flower seller, knife grinder, miller, etc with all their props. I presume these are from French folk law as I haven’t heard of these in English versions of the nativity story. However, the “cast of thousands” that you could produce from the variations would be great fun.

If you made this for a church or school display, you could use the instructions to add in characters from your own group of teachers or congregation.

The crochet is not difficult, and the patterns are written in a straightforward style with full instructions and templates for any extra bits such as wings, and how to reinforce the cove bodies with card.

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WonkyZebra 265 Reindeer Gloves B2116

WonkyZebra 265 Reindeer Gloves B2116

Knitted Gloves Pattern Vintage PDF – Reindeer Robin

Sweet little retro gloves- knitted flat on 2 needles – “except for stripes on reindeer gloves” (which you could adapt by following flat version)

If you prefer knitting in the round you could work them like that too.

Make a special pair for the Christmas season with reindeers; or anytime with the traditional patterns, or a DARLING little bird.(The bird is described as a chick- but would look cute as a Christmas robin!)

This is a nice old fashioned technical pattern-written line by line, so easy to follow; but, PLEASE NOTE, with NO CHARTS. (Although you could easily draw them up from the instructions).

sizes from 2-10 years

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 WonkyZebra 266 Window Filigree GH6

WonkyZebra 266 Window Filigree GH6

A crochet pattern for a beautiful delicate window decoration hanging made in filigree crochet with fine cotton. (in a similar way for making table mats or doilies.)This would make a lovely, elegant Christmas decoration, either hanging in a window or on a tree or mantle piece.

It is finished on to a wire lampshade hoop but there are many ways you could improvise this. It could also be just stiffened with sugar or glue solution, in which case you could dispense with the outer wire ring.

An excellent way to display your crocheting skills and could be a great gift for that person who has everything!

Pattern comes in a large print version for easy reading, as well as a quick print version, for portability.

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WonkyZebra 267 SunTops 2207

WonkyZebra 267 SunTops 2207

A crochet pattern for two pretty and easy granny tank tops; one with a matching beanie hat.The pink one is worked in a granny style stitch with an interesting variation, and a deep, buttoned midriff cuff. It is edged in a picot stitch border.

The cream and green one is worked in a “v” stitch and has an inset granny square (this is sewn into a shaped gap after the top is made – the top is not worked around it). The hat is made with matching squares in a band and the top worked from them.

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 WonkyZebra 268 Charlie and Friends 2403

WonkyZebra 268 Charlie and Friends 2403  < no link – ask if you want it..

A knitting pattern for some cute little mice. They have great body shapes and lots of cute clothes and accessories; so it is easy to make your own little characters.

Good small projects for “stash busting” –using up oddments – and for gifts.

I have masses of toy patterns but have not processed many yet – do ask if you are looking for something in particular; I may have it!

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 WonkyZebra 269 Beaded Choker GH4

WonkyZebra 269 Beaded Choker GH4

PDF pattern for really pretty beaded choker, with a pictorial tutorial on how to do the basic crochet beading stitches.A straightforward and quick little make – great for the season of parties and gift giving…

it’s looming guys!

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 WonkyZebra 270 Ecru Bedspread GH6

WonkyZebra 270 Ecru Bedspread GH6

Crochet Bedspread or Afghan Pattern PDF BlanketA beautiful, traditional, bedspread or afghan made with motifs in heavy cotton (Twilleys Stalite or “health vest cotton”)

Motifs are given as 3.5inches or 9cm across- but could be used for any Afghan size and worked in wool, or stash oddments.

For example it would look great as flowers, with yellow centres and pastel petals, joined in green…..

Or, as illustrated in the pattern; used for lampshades trims or table runners and mats!

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