Vintage Knit Crochet PDF Patterns

these is the full ist of patterns, which are not all listed on shops..

etsy / folksy /zibbet – google “wonkyzebra” to find us..


041 Greenock Matinee Coat 777

041 Greenock Matinee Coat 777

A Gorgeous vintage pattern for two sweet matinee coats. An old style garment half way between a cardigan and a coat, usually left open from the chest down to display pretty clothing.

Would make a lovely retro gift for a baby shower or new mum. Or even a satisfying knit to keep your own darling toasty warm in style. Traditionally made in white or pastel colours, these would look great in a really bright shade too, for a modern twist. Especially with a matching hat ! (have a look at our other listings..)

Both garments are very easy to knit, mostly plain with just enough detail to stave off boredom. Suitable for boys or girls – just change the buttons!

Size to fit chest 19 or 21 inches
Length 10 or 11 inches
Sleeve seam 5 or 5.5 inches

Takes 3 or 4 ounces of ‘baby quick knit’ wool
Tension (stocking stitch) is given as 24st times 32r to 4inches (10cm) on number8(uk) needles

Requires three buttons.


042 Crochet Tunic 6308

042 Crochet Tunic 6308

…..Late sixties tunic or pinafore dress. Worn with a winning smile.

A true “pinafore” (apron) shape with a deep armhole and patch pockets. Very versatile and easy to make. Also easy to restyle for now, wear it just as it is or make it shorter as a tunic. Worked hem upwards, pockets are sewn on afterwards so they could be left off. Working ‘straight on’ for longer in the side seam will give it a more covered up, dress like, look.

Altogether nice and cosy with lots of layering options.
And note the ‘bang on trend’ (then and now) birdcage from a (then!) trendy London shop Casa Pupo, which got a special mention.

The yarn had a crinkly, crepe type of finish but a very light feel.

Bust 32/33 inches, (34/ 35 36/ 37)
Length 30 inches (31.5, 33 )
10sts x 7rows to 2inches (5cm) on no 8 (UK) Hook, working in first stitch pattern (with open rows);
10sts x 8rows on no 8 (UK) Hook, working in second stitch pattern. (with solid rows)
Takes approx 10 50g balls of “Promise” – a light in weight yarn.

Wonky Zebra has a photo of a ball of Patons Promise in listing 045 and on his website – as so many of the patterns from his collection use it;


043 Patons Promise Booklet Bikini

043 Patons Promise Booklet Bikini

Wow- a real sixties bikini- she’s not taking any chances on catching a cold in foreign parts.

And yes, that bust looks to be all own. How refreshing.
This bikini is made in a lightweight acrylic type yarn with a sheen to it. The yarn had a crinkly, crepe type of finish but a very light feel. Not my first choice for something you might get wet in… they got around that by calling it a suntop. In yarn… Hmmm

Made in cotton and without the slightly “supportive underwear” garter stitch banding, it has a really interesting bust shaping- great for a fuller cup size. Maybe a bit less on the panties too, but again great for the fuller er… bottom… shape

Lots of interesting possibilities for a burlesque or even cosy vest/camisole to wear underneath things! Cute peeping out from under something else.

(you won’t believe I just typoed possibilities as possibitities – honestly! The mind plays tricks; thank goodness for spellchecker!)

Bust 32/33 inches, (34/35, 36/37)
Hips 34/35 inches, (36/37, 38/39)
Tension 24stx 32r on no8(UK),( 6 US, 4 metric)needles

Takes approx 4/5 50g balls of “Promise” – a light in weight yarn.


044 Crochet Top and Choker

044 Crochet Top and Choker


Chic shell Top and matching Choker.

An elegant shell stop in a dense shell stitch, easy to make, and versatile to wear on all sorts of occasions. Perfect for a glamorous, 70’s style sexy, spy.

The matching crochet choker really enhances the dainty openwork beaded border for a simple, but elegantly dressy, look. The border could be exchanged with a bit more body pattern for a plain textured top that would be very wearable any time.

And as the pattern says “success will be assured” !

Of course you could also make just the choker!

32/38″ bust

For size 32/34
Tension 10sts to 2inches (5cm) using no9. uk (3.50mm) (E-4 usa)hook

For size 36/38
Tension 9.5sts to 2inches (5cm) using no8. uk (4.00mm) (G-6 usa) hook


045 Suntop and hot pants

045 Suntop and hot pants

If you can make a granny square, you can make this fun outfit…
Some more 1970’s hot pants (shorts) and a funny little top to go with them.

The top is worked from the midriff point upwards – or you could start with a straight edge and leave off the pointy bit !
The shorts are worked from the leg hems up – so it is easy to adjust the hip line.

Very quick and easy to do. Have a go; just think how surprised your friends will be when your granny square turns out to be this jaunty little number.

Bust 32,34,36 inches
Hip 34,36,38 inches

Uk no.8 and no.9 hook ( 4.00mm and 3.50mm hook)

Another garment made in Patons Promise – see picture 4.


046 Poodle K2577

046 Poodle K2577


Two really sweet baby blankets and a fabulously retro poodle toy that big people will love too.

I have some of this wool – see the picture – it looks like a dense boucle, but is incredibly light.

As you can see it gives a tight curly texture, and was a very popular yarn. Someone had a sense of humour to create a poodle toy with yarn called poodle, because it looks like poodle fur!

To get the same effect you need a light weight boucle yarn knitted to a tension of 16 stitches and 24 rows over 4inches (10cm) on number 5mm (uk6) (us8) needles.

A very easy pattern, they even give instructions for pom-pom balls. The instructions for the loopy stitch for the poodle is shown in the last photograph, so you can see how to do it.

The white flowers are crocheted, instructions for them are included.


047 Cropped Jacket 1392

047 Cropped Jacket 1392
Here’s a simple but stylish chunky knit jacket or “Bomber Top”, with or without a hood and seasonal banding.

Go for the full retro look with Fairisle banding (not too much, or too difficult, see the chart photo), or even easier, just make it plain.

Easy “mindless” knitting to snuggle up with for winter evening TV sessions! No offence intended (but sometimes a project that grows quickly with no brain ache is just what you need to relax.).

Size 32” to 40” (81 to 102cm) bust.

Knit on 5, 6and 6.5mm needles (uk 6,4,3)
Also needed; an open ended zip 16inch(41cm) for hooded version, 18” (46cm) no hood version.

You could of course work a button band if you prefer.

Takes 11 to 12 balls approx Patons Husky Chunky wool, tension given is 15stitches by 20rows to 4inches (10cm) on No6(uk4) needles.


048 Norwegian Bonnet Mitts  B2847

048 Norwegian Bonnet Mitts  B2847


049 Bonnet and Mitts  B911

049 Bonnet and Mitts  B911


050 Patons Promise White Daisy Dress

050 Patons Promise White Daisy Dress
Fabulous knitted tunic and tights (pantyhose).

Absolutely fabulous knitted tunic and hand knit ribbed TIGHTS (PANTYHOSE).

A true 1960’s retro look, very simple, very sweet, very versatile.

A simple tunic / minidress shape; worn over (rare) hand knit (ribbed) tights/pantyhose – a rare find.

Both are trimmed with simple Mary Quant style crocheted daisies.

This would look stunning made for winter and worn over a turtle neck or long sleeved T.

All you sock knitters out there – how about this for a real project ?

Size:- Bust 32/38 inches, (81 – 96 cm)
Length from top of shoulders 29 – 33.5 inches (73 – 85 cm )
Tights – hip 34 40 inches (86 – 101cm)
inside leg 27.5 – 29 inches (70 – 73cm)
24sts x327rows to 4inches (10cm) on no 8 (UK) Needle
Takes approx 7 – 10 50g balls for Tunic
8 – 11 50g balls for tights of “Patons Promise”


About WonkyZebra

WonkyZebra and I have collected tons of patterns over the years. Before this was fashionable and the whole “vintage” thing happened, it was just considered to be a funny sort of hoarding; a bit “anorak” to use one of the slightly mocking terms us English specialise in. Now it is a wonderful source of lost treasure in the online textile universe; who would have guessed! It was quite a relief to find there are many others “out there” who appreciate a good pattern-and maybe even enjoy using them! I think it is a good thing anyone can get access to the designs instead of just those lucky enough to find them in gran’s workbox or charity shops. So, here we are with all our hoard, trying to make it all available as fast as we can…hooves don’t help much so it is down to me. I squeeze it in between actual crocheting, knitting, life, and other sundries. Vintage patterns; PDFs for sale at
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