Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Jane Austen Knits....more to come!

I love my copy of Jane Austen Knits 2011.
There are two more editions planned and so there is a call for more entries.

Please also note that an error correction has been posted:

I can't wait for the next issue to be released.

Did anyone send in a submission?

Sunday, January 29, 2012

More small projects-baby bonnets and free patterns

I so enjoyed looking at the patterns on AntiqueCrochetPatterns.com that I wanted to feature a few more. 

Let's look at baby bonnets today. I LOVE Bonnets. Here are some patterns with varying difficulty levels. Click on the picture to get to the linked pattern page.

Dutch Cap

Happy Crocheting!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Small projects-baby bibs and free patterns

Sometimes you just need a small project to keep your hands busy! Here are some lovely vintage baby bib patterns in crochet.

Click on each picture to go to the pattern.

Pineapple Bib

These three patterns are from: Free Vintage Crochet Patterns - Free Antique and Vintage Crochet Patterns from 1850 to 1950. Check it out for more great patterns.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Site with great resources, free patterns and a variety of yarn and threads for sale

Purple Kitty Yarns 

There are some great resources for historic crafters at Purple Kitty. Charts of discontinued yarns, needle and hook equivalents, and vintage patterns....some free, some for sale. You can also purchase yarn and a great variety of crochet threads. 

Here are a few links to get you started:

Check out that waist!

Have fun!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Patterns on Knitty.com

Have you checked out Knitty.com yet? 

There are always great patterns and ideas here. I love this shawl with the vintage lace edging. 

Here are some goodies from past issues that I have enjoyed:

Victorian Baby Doll Ensemble Part I and Part II

Let me know what you think. 

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Free Relief Crochet Instructions from 1900

Here are some new items that I just posted on ETSY...

Crocheted Change Purse 

Napkin Ring

More Crocheted Buttons

Butterfly Bow

Fabulous instructions from 1900 for Relief Crochet.


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