WonkyZebra’s Vintage PDF patterns

more from the wonderful vintage pattern land of WonkyZebra :-

091 Black Mesh Top 5002

091 Black Mesh Top 5002

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092 Dizzy Dress

092 Dizzy Dress

This is a simple but stunning, figure hugging , crochet dress. It has a bare back and high halter necked bodice with a wonderful rose medallion centre. It is actually very easy to make, with the motif top being merely a “souped up granny square” and the most basic stitch for the skirt.

The bodice and straps are worked around the central rose motif, granny square style, and then the skirt is worked downwards from it. Once you get onto the skirt part it is super quick as the trebles (dc in US) are worked into the spaces not each stitch; you can almost do it with your eyes closed! You can stop at any length you like; from the skimpiest top, normal top, tunic, mini, right down to a long midi or even maxi dress.

So- great if you get bored with things before they are finished- you’ll still have a wearable garment when you stop! A big bonus – no U.F.O’s *hanging around!

* (un finished objects-the scourge of crafts women everywhere!)

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093 Crochet Waistcoat 6396

093 Crochet Waistcoat 6396

A classic seventies long waistcoat (vest) or tunic.

Gorgeous, chunky, textured, lace stitch and great shape, lots of wearability for nowadays too. Worked hem up and shaped in at the waist, it is indeed “feminine and versatile” as it says in the pattern.

Bust 33-38 inches (in 2 sizes)

Length 30inches

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094 HotPants SunSuit

094 HotPants SunSuit

A sexy, sassy, sun suit: with a knitted crop top and hot pants making a great set- or separates.

Very simple, very effective…you know you want one!

This is made on sportweight, in stocking (plain) stitch; so just right for a ‘no brain’ smaller project between more complex knits.

Or good as a ‘step up’ from scarves for newer knitters!

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095 BoHo ZigZag Maxi Dress

095 BoHo ZigZag Maxi Dress

A long seventies BoHo crochet dress.

A full on Missoni Inspired, dress with the trademark zig zag stitch pattern. A real seventies classic.

Worked in a zigzag, or ripple, stitch pattern for a big impact; the colours can be changed more frequently to give the missoni look or kept to more defined bands of stripes, it’s up to you. This will be easy to work once the first row is set and is much more fun to wear than a ripple along blanket!

If you need colour way inspiration just google “ ripple along”….. loads of wonderful creativeness.

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WonkyZebra 096 Dolly Dress

WonkyZebra 096 Dolly Dress 8005

An absolutely iconic sixties minidress.

This style is a “trendsetter” pattern (aimed at younger girls).

With this pretty interpretation of the mini dress it looks so fresh and girly, especially worn with the white boots so popular at the time. Little slightly puffed and frilled short sleeves, a demure fitted bodice and an accent belt above the short fullish skirt; all add up to a literally “dolly bird” look.

Not sure what the “sad boy on the floor bit” is about – they were probably trying for a bit of a “woman’s lib” vibe. ( I don’t think any young girl in those days would have even heard of a dominatrix -but she looks like she’d give it her best shot ! )

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097 Bunny Bob Tail

097 Bunny Bob Tail

Bunny Bob Tail, a very vintage Easter bunny.

The bunny was the classic pre- teddy bear era bedtime toy, and this would have made a very much loved little bunny. He is just dying to be made again and what better excuse than as an Easter time gift. He would be great for a WW2 event or a re-enactors child!

He measures approx 17 inches when knitted in DK on no 10 needles (worsted, no3 US) but it is possible to vary this with finer or chunkier wool.

The original is made in pale turquoise – so pastels or beige would be the most retro choices. This one looks a little grumpy in his vintage incarnation (b/w picture 2); but you can give him a happier expression if you prefer!

(The pale green picture 1 has had a little eye lift retouch LOL so he looks his best for you- LOL)

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098 French Striped Bikini

098 French Striped Bikini

Ohoo La La! A gorgeous, French style, skimpy bikini from the seventies.

This one has a dense stitch pattern and is shown striped in 3 colours; but a solid colour would show off the pretty stitch well.

Do read the hilarious translation encouraging you to make one whatever your age as long as you have the figure! No wonder Frenchmen are reputed to value “the older woman”!

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099 French White Bikini

099 French White Bikini

A lovely French crochet bikini.

This one has a slightly bobble textured lace pattern, with a look (ironically) a bit like “ ‘brodiery Anglaise” ( English whitework).

Slightly more cover in the panties with this one- the pattern is at great pains to show how many women can wear hand made bikinies!

Please look at the little black and white image which shows a better view of the top – the colour one has the model in a pose less than flattering for her bust!

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100 French Green Bikini

100 French Green Bikini

An unusual harlequin style, vintage French bikini. The bra and panties are worked in two colours, switched left to right on the bra and panties; but you could work this in one solid colour. The panties also have a double strip on the side (but working fewer rows and leaving of the upper one would give a scantier bottom piece if you prefer that).

The bra cups are worked in a simple triangular “round”.

Quite a quick and easy bikini – but the pattern needs a slow read through first, as it is a translation..

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more from the wonderful vintage pattern land of WonkyZebra :-

on Etsy , Folksy , Zibbet

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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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