Two of my greatest loves in life are babies and crochet, so I guess it is only natural that I love vintage crocheted baby items. Here are a few things I bought at antique shops years ago; I did not make them, and I do not have patterns for them, but I wanted to share them with you.
|This type of matching bib and booties set was very popular in days gone by. I love the colors!|
|The booties fasten with little pearl buttons.|
|The delicate rosebuds and leaves are embroidered.|
|This beautiful little dress is one of my all time favorites. I have seen this pattern in old books, and I believe it was also offered as a kit from a thread company. I love the shaded green thread!|
|It just fits my new-born sized baby doll.|
|It closes with a row of little pearl buttons. So sweet!|
I wonder about the babies that wore these items; they would be older than me, now! But this just goes to show that if taken care of, thread crochet will last for generations.
I was going through a box I found of pictures and clothing Mom had put away. I found one crocheted bootie . . . I need to search through all the items better for the other. I am sure my grandmother made them.
I still have the most adorable Red Riding Hood doll and bride doll she made for me . . . such fine work.
My grandmother made me two beautiful dresses when I was probably about two-three years old. It was out of WWII parachute netting. I still have one and absolutely cherish it. I've often wished my mother would have given it to me when my daughter was small so I could have had a picture of her in it. I LOVE vintage patterns. I'm familiar with the bib pattern but not the booties. Do you have a link for them?
Hi Bev, I am sorry, I don't have any links for the patterns. I bought the finished items in an antique shop years ago, and I am not sure if patterns are available or not.
I have 2 books that were my Mothers from the 1940's. One is crochet & one is knit. In them are some beautiful baby patterns & this one looks so familiar!!
I just love the little pearl buttons that were used back then. So much classier than velcro!!
Have a Wonderful Day!!
I'm like you babies, and crocheting...of course I add a few other things to my list of things I love, but babies and crocheting are in the top five.
Just darling! Gives me some ideas of what to make for my niece. She is due in July.
I love crocheting your Doily Patterns. The patterns are easy to follow and BEAUTIFUL when finished!
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