Vintage PDF Patterns

more info on these patterns is available at wonkyzebra.etsy.com

011 WWII Dog 391

011 WWII Dog 391

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012 Two Funky Dolls A2610

012 Two Funky Dolls A2610

Two vintage dolls, these interesting new charactors look like the ancestors of today’s “weird dolls”.

Knitted on size 10 (uk) needles and with double knit (worsted) wool the small doll (clown), in simple garter stitch is approx 15inches. The large doll (golly) is knitted with finer 3ply wool and uses double moss stitch and stocking stitch and comes out at 20”.

The pattern for the faces is given for you to trace, but to be honest; you may want to skip theirs and do your own. LOL

Listing for PDF only, sorry

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014 Tea and Coffee Pot Cosies 1797

014 Tea and Coffee Pot Cosies 1797

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015 Three Tea Cosies 1609

015 Three Tea Cosies 1609

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016 HotPant Bikini 1006

016 HotPant Bikini 1006

A stunning and very sexy three piece beach set. It would be a very versatile addition to any summer wardrobe.

Easy to make, if you can make a ‘granny square’ you can make this; plus you can start wearing the first piece finished before the set it done – always an incentive!
It could also be adapted really easily, as the skirt is worked waist down. You could make it mini length, join or button it up, or work it down from the bust band as a hip length or longer cover-up, or even buttoned down the front as a dress.

All you need to go with it is your gorgeous figure – and I can’t help you with that…
I can, however, help with any crochet queries you may have.
PS this is an English pattern so the stitch names need converting- I include a page with this.

Sizes Bust 32 – 38
Hips 34- 49
Skirt length 25(adjustable)
Sleeve seam approx 4 inches

A Twilley’s Barbara Warner Couture crochet pattern.
Date estimated:-Late 1960s or early 1970 (based on dual (1/-) 5p pricing)

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017 PostWar Ladies VNeck Cardigan 389

017 PostWar Ladies VNeck Cardigan 389

Short fitted Cardigan.

Bust 34-38

Here’s a sweet little number for summer or winter, just change the yarn; and possibly the colour, unless it is Saint Patrick’s Day, or you are off to the Emerald City!

Just kidding, green is actually my favourite colour, but the original photo is hand coloured, which gives it that flat tone.

A lace look, but worked with a very simple “trellis stitch” pattern. Easy peasy.

Although it has a button through front band, I think this would also work with buttons just on the waist rib, as it is quite fitted.

Post War vintage.

Number 3 and 5 needles (UK) [10.5 ,9 US ; 6.5,5.5 M]
DK (worsted) wool
Tension given as 14st and 20rows to 4inches/10cm

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018 Yellow Bikinis C857

018 Yellow Bikinis C857

Vintage Crochet Yellow Bikini Pattern PDF from WonkyZebra

Bust 32-26inches : 34-38inches Hips

Two more 70’s bikini, very much of the time. One very “Bond Girl” with it’s little buckle detail on the panties and deep V neckline, It has crossover at the back neck straps and an elasticised, buttoned back strap; definitely one for action girls!
The striped bandeau style bikini has quite a modest shape, but a nice wide neckline and scope for great colour impact! It has a matching back and fastens on the side seam, under the right arm. Don’t tell your Mum but the panty line on both could be lowered a tad from it’s ( hip down ) modest 3” deep hip seam!

Good for fuller bust as there is bust dart shaping under, and over, the bust.

Worked mostly in simple treble stitch (DC in US).

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019 Mother and Daughter Striped Dress C55

019 Mother and Daughter Striped Dress C55

Another mother and daughter set! You may not wish to embrace this concept – but either on its own is nice anyway.

A knit and crochet dress giving a, slightly unusual, combination of a very covered up top …and a very openwork lace skirt! I’m thinking Mum at least would probably need a slip (or a good tan and plenty of confidence). The skirt is worked from the waistband down so there is scope for altering its length or even its fullness. You can change or leave out the stripe pattern for a simpler look.

It would look sweet in white or pastel for a summer wedding, especially the little girl’s dress for a bridesmaid; maybe with a bright coloured skirt lining.
Have fun, and show off two of your handiwork skills at once!

PS hairdo tip – apparently, putting your hair in a pony tail, flicking it over your head as a deep fringe, works for photo shoots. See the same model in some other listings with rather longer hair… lol.

(Very late 1960’s by the pricing; UK went “metric” in 1971, this was obviously priced before then)

This listing is for a PDF but the original pattern is available – please contact WZ if interested.

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020 Hot Pants Shorts 1005

020 Hot Pants Shorts 1005

Hot Pants / Shorts – Very Cool Baby!

– Hip 34-38inches (easy to increase a little)

Three different, fab, mod look, hot pants (or shorts).

Very eye-catching; just what you need to stop you overheating this summer (but perhaps not so good for onlookers’ temperature!)

One with or without cuff, crocheted in a denser, and very easy, treble crochet (US dc).

Two in shell pattern lace stitch; similar to work, but one in offset groups, one with groups arranged to give lace stripes. Elasticated, buttoned waistband added last; they are worked down from the waist so altering the length is easy; lace Bermudas anyone?

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more info on these patterns is available at wonkyzebra.etsy.com

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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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