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Free Vintage Crochet Patterns

by Jane Lake

Our vintage crochet section includes a variety of patterns from the past. Where possible, the patterns include an explanation of abbreviations, as antique patterns written in another era may contain terms that are far different from modern patterns.

You'll also find references and links to the original pattern books, whenever these are available for free as PDF or ebook downloads. Of these, the Antique Pattern Library is a respected resource, with a growing library of scanned public-domain antique needlework.

Although many patterns here are public-domain, the coding, images and text on this site are copyrighted and cannot be reproduced elsewhere. You may, however, use these free patterns to make items for personal use or for sale.

Vintage Crochet Patterns and Projects

Free crochet patterns from the past, including doilies, shawls and basket work.
bobble100 (13K)Bobble Bag
Crochet a purse or handbag with bobble stitch in your choice of yarn weights.
border rose blouseBorder Rose Blouse
Handsome border rose blouse pattern, published in 1920, matches the border rose bag, at right.
border rose crocheted bagBorder Rose Bag
Classic filet crochet bag featuring a border rose style; an accessory for the border rose blouse.
vintage crocheted hatVintage Crocheted Hat
Vintage crocheted hat with an accent of crocheted roses, circa 1917.
tam shanter hatTam O'Shanter
Vintage tam o'shanter hat pattern.
shawlVintage Crochet Shawl
Pretty 1915 crocheted shawl in crossed trebles pattern.
crocheted bottle coverHot Water Bottle Cover
Vintage hot water bottle cover in double crochet.
sovereign purseSovereign Purse
Vintage crochet coin purse pattern.
doily10 Vintage Doily Patterns
Doilies from Beeton's Book of Needlework.
basketVictorian Straw Basket with Silk Crochet Work
1870 straw and crochet work basket.
bridal purseBeaded Bridal Purse
Intricate heirloom bridal crochet purse project.
square motif bedspreadCrocheted Bedspread
A square motif crocheted bedspread pattern designed in 1916.
tableclothSan Fernando Tablecloth
Lacy vintage tablecloth with two square motifs.



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