Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Vintage Pattern

My choice of pattern today is linked to the fact that my niece had a new baby daughter 3 weeks ago 7 weeks early.  She was quite poorly to start but after 3 short weeks she is out of hospital and reunited with her wonderful Mummy and Daddy. To that end I chose a baby pattern which although old is still quite usable and contains both knitting and crochet patterns.

It is a Baby Collection by Robin, the original price just 20p and is illustrated both in colour and black and white. 
The back cover depicts a pram rug and a cot cover, which I love.  The bright colours of the squares makes it such a delight so I am putting it on my to do list.
The matinee coat is also delightful and would still be on trend today, lots of shops are selling this style of baby coat at the moment.
This is a little old fashioned now but I crocheted this many years ago for my eldest daughter who is now 30 years old.  That was definitely a blast from the past.
Another crochet shawl which would be a quick make and still usable in this day and age.
Do bootees, mittens and such go out of fashion? 
I enjoy sharing my vintage patterns, hope you enjoy them as much as I do.  A very warm welcome to my new followers and a big thank you for all the lovely comments that you leave.  I really do enjoy hearing from you.
See you soon.


  1. No they don't go out of fashion ... I like very much knitting following vintage patterns ! Have fun with them ! And have a lovely day !

  2. The fashion comes and goes but vintage is very "in" today !
    Have fun choosing something cute !
    Have a great day !

  3. What neat vintage patterns and congratulations to your family on the birth of your great niece. Heather

  4. Oh what precious patterns and congratulations to your niece :)

    Hugs and blessings!

  5. Bonjour Mama
    Your vintage patterns are gorgeous. Have a happy crocheting day!

  6. Wonderful patterns, the colour blanket is very 'today', quite amazing.
    So pleased for your family that baby is out of hospital and doing well, aw I bet she is tiny, bless.

  7. Thanks for sharing your pattern book. I love looking through old vintage patterns. Congratulations on the birth of your niece...so glad she's out of hospital and all is well. Xx

  8. Blankets and shawls never go out of fashion really do they! I am sure that your niece and her new baby will love whatever you make, pass on my congratulations and best wishes to them both! xx

  9. Great patterns, I enjoy looking at the older ones. Congrats on your great niece & I'm glad she is out of hospital now.

  10. It just goes to show - good job you still got these lovely patterns! An interesting mix of ideas - what will you choose?
    Best wishes to mother and baby!
    Enjoy making something from your patterns!
    Ingrid xx

  11. I have a vintage collection tucked in a box somewhere that used to be owned by my mom and grandmother. Love leafing through them at times. You seem to find the nicest patterns!!

  12. I'm so glad to hear the baby is doing well. It must have been scary for them. The patterns are lovely; I'd always wondered what a matinee coat was and now I know!