New Look, More Projects, Easier Navigation

The Crafty Tipster has a new look! A change of software, design and the addition of a number of new projects has made for a very exciting time for us. We hope you like the new look as much as we do.

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English Crochet Stitch Guide

A guide to English crochet stitches for Americans and those patterns which feature American-defined stitches to ensure you are placing the correct number of loops on your hook for double and treble crochets.

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Vintage Knitting Pattern – Ladies Gloves with Fancy Backs

This vintage knitting pattern to make a pair of fancy ladies gloves dates back to 1918. Again, it might be a bit tricky determining the right yarn/needle combination but it seems like you could see how the main glove fits over your hand without having to invest too much time before testing.

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Vintage Sweater Knitting Pattern

This vintage knitting pattern creates a coat measuring twenty-six inches from shoulder to hem but unfortunately does not provide any other measurements. The original pattern claimed, "It may easily be made longer, if desired, but the model is an excellent one for ordinary wear, and very "natty," and it has the merit of being quickly knitted." Since I don't knit I will have to take the author's word for that unless someone lets me know otherwise.

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Vintage Knit Sleeveless Sweater Pattern

This sleeveless jacket is a vintage knitting pattern that dates back to 1918. With a cinched-type waist, it looks very much like the styles in the stores today and might make a great addition to your wardrobe.

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Spool Knit Hat Pattern

Another of the wonderful vintage spool knitting patterns from Mary A. McCormack, the Spool Knit Hat pattern comes with instructions for making a knit dolly hat and a knit child's hat. What little girl wouldn't love having her favorite dolly's hat or bonnet match her own?

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Vintage Children’s Crochet Jacket Pattern

This stylish looking vintage crochet jacket pattern for little girls is timeless in its appeal. Unfortunately, it doesn't really provide a size and the yarn suggested is no longer available. Seems like the best way to check for size would be by the collar size and using different yarn weights.

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Spool Knit Doll Skirt Pattern

The great thing about this spool knitted doll skirt pattern is it is so easily adaptable for any size doll. The doll skirt pattern dates back to 1909. Little girls today should have even more fun making skirts for their dolls with all of the new pretty colors and textures of yarn available.

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Vintage Crochet Jacket Pattern

This pretty crochet jacket pattern is over 90 years old, yet would be a fashionable addition to any modern wardrobe. This free crochet apparel pattern is made with "fourfold Germantown" yarn, best we can tell that is roughly equivalent to the typical four-ply acrylic yarns.

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