Vintage PDF Crochet Knitting Patterns

some of these patterns can be found at zibbet.com/wonkyzebra

Vintage Crochet Pattern 021 Hot Pant Playsuit from WonkyZebra

Vintage Crochet Pattern 021 Hot Pant Playsuit from WonkyZebra
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Vintage Crochet Pattern 021 Hot Pant Playsuit from WonkyZebra Vintage Crochet Pattern 021 Hot Pant Playsuit from WonkyZebra Vintage Crochet Pattern 021 Hot Pant Playsuit from WonkyZebra Vintage Crochet Pattern 021 Hot Pant Playsuit from WonkyZebra Vintage Crochet Pattern 021 Hot Pant Playsuit from WonkyZebra

Catsuit – Romper – Playsuit

Wow just look at these fun outfits!

Bust 32-36, Hip 34-38inches.

Pattern appropriately numbered 1…007!
Goldfingering yarn still available in the UK (in loads of colours).

No.1 is worked up from, and downwards from the (low) waist, [so the body and leg length can easily be altered ] with an 18” zip up the back. What fun! It also has a removable belt- although I should think that would be the least of your concerns if you need to take it off in a hurry!

No.2 is has a yoke and is worked up from, and down from, the yoke seam [so again the body and leg length can easily be altered]. It has a short ( 9/10/12”) back neck zipper- you could put this in the front for an open neck look if you wish- I doubt anyone will have any attention left to look at it!

The sleeve, collar, picot edgings, could be swapped about too, without too much effort.

You really should try one; at least once.

(Even if you never wear it, think of all the interest and attention from carrying the project around! LOL)

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Vintage Knit Pattern 022 Dog Elephant Panda Toys from WonkyZebra

Vintage Knit Pattern 022 Dog Elephant Panda Toys from WonkyZebra
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Vintage Knit Pattern 022 Dog Elephant Panda Toys from WonkyZebra Vintage Knit Pattern 022 Dog Elephant Panda Toys from WonkyZebra Vintage Knit Pattern 022 Dog Elephant Panda Toys from WonkyZebra Vintage Knit Pattern 022 Dog Elephant Panda Toys from WonkyZebra Vintage Knit Pattern 022 Dog Elephant Panda Toys from WonkyZebra

Three, very retro looking , cuddly knitted toys to make.

A rather erudite elephant, a dashing doggie with his smart coat, and a shy prone panda! (I like alliteration.)

You will of course give your own characters to those you make…or maybe a surprise personality will turn up… looks like this is what happened here. LOL

These are very simple to knit, all in garter stitch (every row knitted, no purl rows) with only a minimum of shaping. You will need to put the stuffing in a little at a time to gradually shape the toy as you go. A good “stash busting” pattern.

No size, or tension is given but elephant body and legs are about 70 rows of garter stitch. I would suggest knitting on smaller needles than you normally would choose for your yarn, as the knit fabric will stretch when stuffed, and you don’t want the filling to show through.

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023 Spot Dog SC83

023 Spot Dog SC83

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Vintage Crochet Pattern 024 Tunic and Trousers from WonkyZebra

Vintage Crochet Pattern 024 Tunic and Trousers   from WonkyZebra
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Vintage Crochet Pattern 024 Tunic and Trousers   from WonkyZebra Vintage Crochet Pattern 024 Tunic and Trousers   from WonkyZebra Vintage Crochet Pattern 024 Tunic and Trousers   from WonkyZebra Vintage Crochet Pattern 024 Tunic and Trousers   from WonkyZebra Vintage Crochet Pattern 024 Tunic and Trousers   from WonkyZebra

The sizes are 38 to 44inches bust. 40 to 46inch hips. (Hooray!)

Elasticated waist.

Very wearable 1970’s style tunic and cool trousers (in both senses of the word).

Make the tunic slightly longer for a contemporary look with leggings or jeans.

Both are worked top down (ie shoulders or waist; to hemline) for easy adjustment.

Worked in a simple treble crochet (US double crochet) block pattern for a firm dense fabric.

Crocheted belt is also included.

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025 HotPants 2002

025 HotPants 2002

Knitted shorts
Size hip 34-40inch, inside leg seam 3inches!
centre front seam 10-11

Crocheted bib shorts
Size hip 34-38inch, inside leg seam 6inches,
centre front seam 11.5inches

Oh boy, what a fine pair of outfits, one crochet, one knit with crochet belt and heart pocket. In their own words “curvy little hot pants make a dizzy choice for flirty summer looks… make yourself some hot fashion”.

Great for a retro party; but possibly not made in semi-transparent white. I think the photographer stretched the knickerbocker glory theme a tad too far!

Still, the models look like they are enjoying themselves. The basic shapes are good.

1970’s

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026 Yellow Mans Cardigan 1197

026 Yellow Mans Cardigan 1197

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027 Tea Egg Cosies 58

027 Tea Egg Cosies 58

A great double bill, one knitted and one crocheted tea cosy; and a supporting cast of an egg cosy and nest!!!
Staring the ubiquitous tea cosy and it’s supporting partner egg cosy; knitted in two (preferably clashing) colours. Starring with a crochet cosy, with big hair and it’s matching “nest”, for those who don’t use one, the nest is like a tea cosy/coaster combo for the bottom of the pot, just in case an iota of heat escapes onto your cold worktop…!

The green loop confection around the top of the crocheted cosy is added afterwards; personally I would just leave it off, for a really sweet neat shape.

This pattern dates from the late 1950’s – from the Greenock Scotch wool shop which then became Bellman’s (now also sadly vanished from the British High Street).

I wish I had the pattern for the sweet jumper advertised on the back cover, what a beautiful picture.

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028 Emu StoryTime Elephant

028 Emu StoryTime Elephant

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029 Emu StoryTime Character Dolls

029 Emu StoryTime Character Dolls

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030 Emu StoryTime Pig

030 Emu StoryTime Pig

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some of these patterns can be found at zibbet.com/wonkyzebra

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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 http://wonkyzebra.etsy.com
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