Free vintage crochet patterns are very popular today. It seems our crafts are stepping back in time. Many seek out these patterns to adjust them and create beautiful new updated items.
There is also a potential income here. Lets think about the antique shops across this nation, how about the museums? The nostalgia of yesterday seems to inspire many plays and the theaters need props. All towns of any size usually have a theater for budding actors. Props are needed and very often searched for by these theaters.
Antiques shows could use these vintage designs for display with their furniture. You are not trying to pass them off antiques but rather to dress up their displays, as they would have appeared in the period of the furniture. This would add interest to the items they want to sell.
The theaters would use the items as props or costumes of the period. Items needed may be doilies for the tables, Crochet Rugs, shawls for the ladies and maybe slippers in the bedroom. All these would add to the scenes and visual effects.
Museums are another source to think about, again not as an antique but as a display. The various items to make up might be crocheted “soakers” these were used before rubber pants or today’s disposable diapers. Many ladies had bed jackets and almost all had shawls through out the centuries.
You would need to do a bit of research for the colors that were popular in the period you with to create. Also you would want your fiber to be as similar to what was used originally for authenticity.
These are just a few ideas of how you could earn from the free vintage crochet patterns online. Styles change constantly and you could create yourself a very nice niche with the patterns you discover.
Some items to consider are crochet curtains, hankie lace edging, crochet pillow edging, and crochet chair mats. Of course this is only a small sample of items you could make.
You will need to make up samples, make a list of shops, theaters or museums to visit. Take along your samples and explain what you have to offer. Don't forget to tell them how this could benefit them by adding interest and/or authenticity. This is one of many free vintage crochet patterns on this site.
For a medium-sized diaper cover
Size J crochet hook and 4 oz. yarn.
Cast on 55 stitches, crochet for 6 1/2 inches.
Attach a 2nd crochet piece 10 stitches wide, 2 inches long. (This is the crotch area, which can be crocheted with a smaller hook to make it "tighter".)
Increase 5 stitches on both sides of this attached strip and continue crocheting for another 6 1/2 inches.
Fold up and join together sides.
Make a crochet drawstring as above and thread through waist.
(Disclaimer)The vintage patterns you find on this site are in the Public Domain and are not copyrighted. If you know otherwise please inform me so I may remove the pattern from my site.
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