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Bairnswear 1460:Vintage CROCHET pattern for babies layette, with simple, but effective lattice pattern. There is a shawl, dress, jacket, shoes and bonnet, all worked in vintage 3ply for chest 19" so try tension square and change hook size if needed.

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baby clothes knitting book from Canada

Baby Styles by Beehive: Canadian publication from the 1940's. With 20 patterns in this 33 page book, illustrated in black and white. Lovely photographs. There are 4 matinee sets,plus three other matinee coats, 3 jumper and knicker sets for baby boys, dress set with lacy undies, several jumpers, jacket and cardigans, a knitted dress for older baby and a crochet dress, crochet shawl and a plain knitted head shawl, plus 4 blanket designs.

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baby dress crochet pattern from 1920s book
BD Maisie: Great vintage baby dress CROCHET pattern from around 1920. These little dresses are from a book left to my by my Great Grandmother over 50 years ago. Length is sometimes given but not chest measurement as the style give freedom of sizing. Mostly worked in vintage 2ply art silk, so try modern 3ply rayon or semi shiny cotton or silk in a tension square. This one states 18 inches, and will probably fit 18-20 inch chest. Lovely design, makes me wish I could crochet.

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vintage baby jacket crochet pattern early robin pattern

Robin 578cr: Great vintage baby matinee jacket crochet pattern from 1940s. So pretty! To fit 3-6 months or 20 inch chest, there are bootees to match. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square for size stated or use modern 3ply for a smaller size.

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vintge bottle cover
Star 15: Bottle Cosy: Great idea for a baby gift this Christmas, from 1941. Crochet bottle cover, easy to make. USA

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vintige slippers
Star 15: Toe-less Bootees: Another great idea for tiny toes this Christmas - a retro pair of slippers from 1941 in crochet. Easy to work. Also included in this pattern another pair of baby bootees with little dolly as decoration, see below. USA

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vingtage crochet pattern for baby bootees
Star 135: Baby Booties: Great booties with little dolls as ornaments. Simple but cute from late 1940s. More baby bootees coming! Including pattern above. USA

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Matinee Coats in CROCHET and knitting

Weldons 84: Great selection of matinee jackets and coats to knit and crochet from 1930s This booklet has 9 patterns,  3 knitted and 6 crocheted. See below for the crochet ones and go to baby pages for the knitted ones. All so typical of the time, nice to work and lovely to wear.

The little set on the front with bonnet and matinee jacket is crochet in vintage 2ply, so try modern 3ply in a tension square, bonnet measures 14 inches round face. Jacket has a little collar and is fastened with a bow.

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vintage weldons 84 crochet matinee coat pattern 1930s
Weldons 84: Cherub: Great vintage crochet pattern babies matinee jacket 1930s. This is a pretty little pattern, measures 26 inches at lower edge worked in what was know as floss wool, which was a light spun airy type of 3ply, so try a tension square in the yarn that you would like to use and adjust hook size, this one has an off centre fastening. It states for 6-9 months so about 22 inch chest.

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vintage crochet pattern weldons 84 1930s
Weldons 84: Rosebud: Great vintage baby crochet pattern for matinee jacket 1930s. This super little coat is lined in Jap silk (any silk will do) for that added bit of luxury. Very pretty, dainty design with tie at neck, can be replaced with tiny pearl button and little loop. Crochet in pearl lustre cotton no5. (or any shiny cotton or rayon yarn) I have one very similar to this in my collection of vintage baby clothes crochet in pure silk yarn and lined with silk - stunning.

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vintage baby crochet jacket pattern weldon 84 1930s
Weldons 84: Peter Pan: Great vintage baby matinee crochet pattern 1930s. This is a sweet little jacket with big bow and peter pan collar. To fit 3-6 months in nice easy pattern in double and treble crochet stitches. Worked in vintage 3ply so crochet a tension square and change hook to suit size in whatever yarn you choose to use.

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vintage crochet pattern weldon 84
Weldons 84: Granny's Gift: Great vintage baby matinee crochet pattern 1930s. This is a sweat little jacket is classic in style and to fit new born first size. The skirt is so pretty on this one a type of fan stitch. V neck and full skirt, very pretty. Worked in vintage 2 ply so crochet a tension square and change hook to suit size in what ever yarn you choose to use, a modern 3ply would work better on this one.

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vintage crochet shawl pattern 1920
Weldons 59-5: Great vintage CROCHET shawl pattern 1920s. This one has a nice plain centre with beautiful medallions around the edges it measures 46 inches square. Try modern 4ply for this one as the vintage 3ply was nearer this thickness. There are no tension instructions in this pattern. All measurements are approx.

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vintage knitting pattern for baby shawl
Weldons 59-6: Great vintage CROCHET shawl pattern 1920s. This one has is crochet in crazy-stitch and is easy to work with little medallions around the edges. It measures 45 inches square. Try modern 4ply for this one as the vintage 3ply was nearer this thickness. There are no tension instructions in this pattern. All measurements are approx.

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vintage crochet shawl pattern
Weldons 59-11: Pretty vintage CROCHET pattern baby shawl 1920s. This one measures around 50 inches including border, it has an open work centre and pretty medallions round the edge. A vintage 2ply was used originally so a modern 3ply will work better. There are no tension instructions in this pattern. All measurements are approx.

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vintage head shwal crochet patterns
Weldons 59-13:Great vintage CROCHET pattern small shawl.  This one is for a little head shawl in vintage 3ply measures 20 square inches including the delicate shell border. There are no tension instructions in this pattern. All measurements are approx.

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vintage baby knitting pattern
Woolies for Babies Book 245; This vintage knitting book has 16 pages and dates from 1948 USA.  The patterns are mostly CROCHET, but there are several lovely knitting patterns on set has simple embroidery at the edges, several cardigans, one little cross over as well as 3 bonnet, mitts and slippers in delightful crochet, 3 matinee sets in crochet and two pram blankets in crochet.  This book is in fabulous condition. Needle and hook conversion chart included. Lots of lovely patterns from a bygone era. I have many more like this if you are interested in them as downloads or originals let me know.

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Booklets From CANADA & the USA

vintage baby book USA knitting patterns 1940s

Beehive For Bairns:CANADA 1940s: Lovely pattern book with crochet and knitting patterns for baby. As this is Canadian the needles sizes and yarn do not need to be converted they are as vintage UK. There are instructions for crochet sleeping bag, knitted baby layette with all in one suit, jacket, bonnet and bootees and mittens over the knee bootees and knickers to fit 17 inch chest. A knitted cape,  knitted jacket, bonnet and slippers in simple pattern also mittens and pull on hat in this one to fit 3 months, 6 months and 9 months, a pretty bonnet and jacket set with lace border, crochet jacket bonnet and bootees, cross over cardigan and two little jumpers all for 3 months, 6 months and 9 months. Great pramset in stocking stitch with a kitten hood bonnet to fit 3, 6, 9 months. Leggins, double breasted coat, pull on hat, pretty jumper and crochet bootees, lacy scarf all to fit 3, 6 and 9 months and a feeding bottle cover. There are also instructions for 4 different dresses, one of which is crocheted and a jacket all to fit 3, 6 and 9 months. A classic knitted shawl, 40 inch square pretty crocheted shawl, 28 inches square and 4 cot or pram blankets, one of which is crocheted. 30 pages. No colour pictures in this one, but pretty baby pictures.

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vintage baby knitting patterns

Baby Styles by Beehive: Canadian publication from the 1940's. With 20 patterns in this 33 page book, illustrated in black and white. Lovely photographs. There are 4 matinee sets,plus three other matinee coats, 3 jumper and knicker sets for baby boys, dress set with lacy undies, several jumpers, jacket and cardigans, a knitted dress for older baby and a crochet dress, crochet shawl and a plain knitted head shawl, plus 4 blanket designs.

Don't forget these are USA patterns and the terms and needle sizes will be in American - needle conversion chart supplied. And in crochet some of the terms are different for some stitches.

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vintage baby knitting and crochet book 1939

Chadwicks 138 Baby book: USA 1939: Great vintage baby knitting and crochet book. This one has 24 pages and heaps of beautiful designs. There is the super crochet set on the front. There is also a knitted romper to fit 1-2 years, little waistcoat, matinee coat, cross over and lumber jacket with set in sleeves to fit sizes 18, 20 and 22 inch chest. Jumper and strap trousers for toddler and a little sun suit, very plain 2-3 years. Knitted and crochet pants for baby, pretty but plain and easy to knit jacket, bonnet, bootees and mittens, a crochet blanket in a block design 36x50 inches. Knitted slippers  and gauntlet mittens to match, a kimono (long matinee coat - great for going out on a spring morning. A very pretty but easy to knitted shawl 40 inches square, a blanket with ribbon bound edges, picot edged bonnet and coat with shoes to match simple stocking stitch with a smattering of simple embroidery, feeding bottle cover. 24 pages. Again no colour pages but super baby pictures.

Don't forget these are USA patterns and the terms and needle sizes will be in American - needle conversion chart supplied. And in crochet some of the terms are different for some stitches.

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vintage baby knitting book USA 1947

Doreen 95 Baby Book:USA 1947: Another beautiful book with lots of patterns, but none in colour. There are instructions for the angora trimmed pram set on the front, to fit 18-20 inch chest, also bonnet and cardigan knitted 18 inch chest, bonnet jacket and bootees in lovers knot crochet 18 inch chest, frilled bonnet and little jacket knitted 18-20 inch chest and another little crochet set in shell stitch 18 inch chest. Little poke bonnet and jacket with embroidery 20 inch chest, cardigan and pull on boys hat and little jumper in block pattern to fit 2 years. Crochet set, bonnet with poke brim, wheel helmet, square jacket and bootees 18 inch chest, and knitted poke bonnet, jacket, cardigan and pixie hat 18 inch chest. Blanket in simple feather and fan stitch and another one in ripple stitch.

Don't forget these are USA patterns and the terms and needle sizes will be in American - needle conversion chart supplied. And in crochet some of the terms are different for some stitches. 16 pages

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vintage baby patterns 1947

Dritz Baby Book vol 8: USA 1947, this is lovely pattern book with 27 knitting patterns a a few crochet patterns.  32 pages. Several of the knitting pattern are shown below are available as pdfs or photocopies. More to follow. I have quite a few of these books which will be on site soon. Front cover design includes , pixie hood, jacket and shoes in modern 3ply baby wool to fit birth to 3months and in modern 4ply to fit 3-9 months

.Don't forget these are USA patterns and the terms and needle sizes will be in American - needle conversion chart supplied. And in crochet some of the terms are different for some stitches.

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vintage baby book usa 1950

Babies Are Such Fun To Dress Star 20: USA 1942:  A nice early baby knitting and crochet book. There are instructions for crochet matinee set, pretty bonnet, bootees and mittens and little jacket, a crochet bunting that unfolds to make a blanket, a cross over knitted cardigan, knitted play suit to fit 1-2 years and two different pants or pilch (soakers) a knitted house coat and jacket with bonnet to fit 3-6 months. Nice simple honeycomb pattern for jacket, bonnet, bootees and mittens and a blanket. A pram set with footless leggings, sweater, helmet and mittens. There are instructions for little knitted bonnet, crocheted pixie hood with shoulder cape and little sun bonnet. Skirt set for little girl with jumper, skirt with straps, and stocking cap, little boys version has shorts, sweater and beret, with stripe decoration. To fit 22 and 24 inch chest. A little pants set for toddler boy 6-12 months and a pretty crochet dress to fit 2-3 years. Two classic coats, girls is slightly flared and has 3 buttons and a collar, the boys version is straight and 6 buttons. There is also a crochet bib and bottle cover, Humpty Dumpty toy and ball. Simple crochet stitches given in the back.

Don't forget these are USA patterns and the terms and needle sizes will be in American - needle conversion chart supplied. And in crochet some of the terms are different for some stitches. 28 pages

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vintage baby knitting book usa 1947

The New Baby Book Star 53:USA 1947: Great vintage baby book of crochet and knitting pattern for post war babies. There are a set of three slippers all in crochet, one pair with ribbons, one with strap and one like Mary Jane shoes. a crochet set of jumper, bonnet and slippers,cotton dress to fit 22 and 24 inch chest and stripe jumper and shorts in cosy wool to fit 20, 22 and 24 inch chest. A pair of knitted soaker (pants) and a crocheted pair, two bibs crocheted, and two little sun sets for toddlers with bra top and knickers, one knitted and the same in crochet to fit 22 and 24 inch chest. easy to knit set with jacket and bonnet, bootees and mittens to fit 6 months. A cot blanket, a little toddlers cardigan to fit 20, 22 inch chest with pompom ties at neck. Cute little crochet set with hood and pompom, jacket, mittens and bootees. A knitted set with blankets, jacket, bonnet, bootees and mitten all with a cable decoration. Great little toddlers pixie hood stripe jacket and plain trousers to fit 22 and 24 inch chest. A puff crown bonnet, short sleeve matinee, bootees and mittens and blanket in crochet cotton, the blanket has a bit of embroidery on edges. A Dutch bonnet, baby bonnet, beret and tassel hat all in crochet to fit toddlers to birth -5 years. Two little wool dolls, on braided, one crocheted balls, joined together, and a bottle cover.

Don't forget these are USA patterns and the terms and needle sizes will be in American - needle conversion chart supplied. And in crochet some of the terms are different for some stitches. 32 pages

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vintage usa baby knitting book 1940s

Woollies for Babies Book 245: This vintage baby knitting book has 16 pages and dates from 1948 USA.  The patterns are mostly CROCHET, but there are several lovely knitting patterns on set has simple embroidery at the edges, several cardigans, one little cross over as well as 3 bonnet, mitts and slippers in delightful crochet, 3 matinee sets in crochet and two pram blankets in crochet.  Needle and hook conversion chart included. Lots of lovely patterns from a bygone era.

Don't forget these are USA patterns and the terms and needle sizes will be in American - needle conversion chart supplied. And in crochet some of the terms are different for some stitches. 32 pages

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