I love finding vintage crochet patterns and I have a few places I frequent to find “new” old patterns 🙂
The patterns below are scanned by a fabulous group of volunteers at the Antique Pattern Library (New Media Arts), for personal use. You are allowed to copy and distribute these but you are not allowed to sell them.
Here are few newly scanned items you may want to take a look at 🙂 and if you have antique patterns to donate, or are interested in volunteering to help with the project (they are looking for trained Librarians and Scholars in the Humanities) you can find the details here on their main page.
Each cover image is ‘clickable’ and will take you directly to the PDF on the Antique Pattern Library’s site. To browse their patterns yourself, here is the library link: Catalog
There are some fantastic patterns in each of these!
Check out the Irish Crochet Backgrounds on page-3 of Irish Crochet Lace.
I love Mary, Mary Quite Contrary, on page-7 of Pillow Cases.
Or, the Penguin Bath Set on page-15 of Bathroom Beauties.
So much to look at!
Many of the designs remind me of items we used to have in our home while I was growing up. Especially the doily on page-6 (Daisy Frills) of Doilies.
I hope you find something here you love too!