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Woolcraft 1940s Vintage Knitting Crochet Patterns Book


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A Practical Guide to Knitting and Crochet
c 1940s Vintage Patterns Book

PDF Reproduction

Published by
Patons and Baldwins Ltd
Alloa and Halifax

A knitting and crochet guide from the 1940s, with 84 pages plus Index.

Most of the patterns are knit; there are 3 baby patterns, the circular shawl and ladies gloves in crochet. The book contains chapters about:

  • Materials and instructions regarding wools, needles and hooks, and use of a Teazle Brush. Many of the patterns in this book call for Teazle wool which is brushed to give a fluffy look to garments. According to the book, many knitters prefer not to brush the Teazle wool as it looks beautiful in its original form.
  • First Lessons in Knitting covering casting on, knitting in rounds, tension, slipping a stitch, knitting plain, purling, casting off, grafting, decreasing, increasing and has pictures and instructions for the various pattern stitches.
  • First Lessons in Crochet covering single, double, treble, long treble, joining plus a description of different pattern stitches.
  • There is a large variety of patterns for babies, children, men and women.

  • Coats and Breechettes (leggings) for boys and girls
  • Suits, Dresses, Matinee Coats, Cardigan for babies
  • Bonnets and Caps for babies and children including a beret
  • Rompers, Vests, Dressing Jacket, Pilch Knickers, Under-pants, Petticoat and Body Belt for boys and girls and one baby's vest
  • Blankets, Shawls and Bed Wrap including a shawl, blankets, pram cover for baby and bed jacket, head shawl and circular shawl for mom
  • Cardigans, Waistcoats, Pull-Overs and Jerseys for men, women, boys and girls
  • Underwear Sets and Spencers for men and women
  • Mittens, Gloves, Bootees, Slippers, Bed Socks and Knee Caps for men, women, babies and children
  • Socks and Stockings for men, women, children

You will receive your pattern book in PDF format for digital download and there are no shipping charges. You can access the book easily from your computer by using the Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have this on your computer, it can be downloaded for free from their site at

By purchasing this copy, you agree to use it for personal use only; no re-selling of any or all of the contents is permitted. To the best of my knowledge and belief, this material comes from a public domain source.


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