Free Vintage Crochet Patterns from 1840-1850

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Something you may not know about me…I love genealogy, researching family trees and antiques – I love pottering about in antique shops and seeing everything from years gone by.

I love holding something in my hands that I know someone else, many years ago also held in their hands. There is just something special in that to me – perhaps I am odd 😉

When I am unable to browse in shops I like to browse online – here are a few more vintage crochet patterns you might like to take a look at.

Free Vintage Crochet Patterns

Here are some lovely antique publications:

Published in 1840:

Lady's Knitting, Netting & Crochet Book
Gaugain, Jane.
Lady’s Assistant for Executing Useful and Fancy Designs in Knitting, Netting and Crotchet,
Illustrated by Fifteen Engravings, Showing Various Stitches in the Art of Netting.
Edinburgh, I.J. Gaugain’s, 1840, 210 pgs.

Link: http://www.antiquepatternlibrary.org/pub/PDF/GaugainLady’s.pdf

Published in 1844:

My Crochet Sampler
Lambert, [Frances].
My Crochet Sampler.
Autheress of the Hand-book of Needlework, My Knitting Book, etc., With Numerous Illustrations
London: John Murray, 1844, 144 pgs.

Published in 1847:

The Court Crochet Doyley Book
Warren, [Eliza]
The Court Crochet Doyley Book
London: Ackermann & Co, 1847, 24 pgs.
This was published in 1848 and is an American Publication:

Winter Gifts for Ladies
American Lady, An.
Winter Gift for Ladies,
being Instructions in Knitting, Netting and Crotchet Work, Containing the Newest and Most Fashionable Patterns, revised and enlarged by an American lady.
Philadelphia: G.B. Zeiber & Co., 1848, 65 pgs.

This final book was published in 1850 and has some stunning pictures in it!

The Crochet Book
Riego [de la Branchardiere, Eléanor]
The Crochet Book Ninth Series
Or Third Winter Book. First Edition 5,000
London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1850, 48 pgs [blank pages omitted].
Here are some of the fabulous images included:

Riego [de la Branchardiere, Eléanor] The Crochet Book Ninth Series Or Third Winter Book. First Edition 5,000 London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1850, 48 pgs [blank pages omitted].
Riego [de la Branchardiere, Eléanor]
The Crochet Book Ninth Series
Or Third Winter Book. First Edition 5,000
London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1850, 48 pgs [blank pages omitted].
Riego [de la Branchardiere, Eléanor] The Crochet Book Ninth Series Or Third Winter Book. First Edition 5,000 London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1850, 48 pgs [blank pages omitted].
Riego [de la Branchardiere, Eléanor]
The Crochet Book Ninth Series
Or Third Winter Book. First Edition 5,000
London: Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1850, 48 pgs [blank pages omitted].
When you click the images of the Book Covers above it will take you to the pdf versions of the patterns from The Antique Pattern Library. Please remember these are free to share but not to sell!

Enjoy!

If you would like to go and browse the full collection of Free Pattern Books at the Antique Pattern Library here is the direct link: Antique Pattern Library

 

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3 Comments

  1. Thank you so much for posting the link to the antique pattern library! It seems silly, but I’m literally giggling with excitement right now! Haha! I honestly thought that the only way to find these were estate sales or actual antique dealers/shops!