Below is a vintage pattern to make a butterfly hat and gloves set that appeared in the Star Afghan Book that was published in 1941 (Star Afghan Book, Book 17, American Thread Company, 1941).
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This article gives you the pattern and only the pattern. It does not teach you how to crochet. You will need to know how to crochet to complete this project. It’s possible that the type of yarn required to make this hat is no longer available. But you can substitue by using any similar yarn.
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Free Vintage 1941 Pin Wheel Afghan Pattern
So easy to make. Watch it grow as ’round you go. Good pick-up work when visiting – make every minute count. 51 x 72
AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY “DAWN” GERMANTOWN WOOL or “DAWN” KNITTING WORSTED
“DAWN” Germantown Wool.
41 1-ounce Balls Henna or Main Color.
9 1-ounce Balls Tan or Contrasting Color.
“DAWN” Knitting Worsted.
22 2-oz. Skeins of Main Color.
5 2-oz. Skeins of Contrasting Color.
Bone Crochet Hook No. 6.
Carry the one color under the other color taking care the yarn is not looped on the wrong side.
To Change Colors – In working the last stitch of first color, pull loop through, pick up second color and complete the stitch.
MOTIFS. With Henna, ch 3, 6 s c in first st of ch, join in first s c.
2nd Row – Ch 1, 2 s c in each s c (12 s c). Do not join this or the following 6 rows.
3rd Row – 2 s c in each stitch, working 2 s c in Henna, 2 s c in Tan.
4th Row – With Henna work 2 s c in first Henna st, 1 s c in next st, with Tan, 1 s c in each of the next 2 Tan s c, repeat from beginning all around.
5th Row – With Henna, 2 s c in first Henna st, 1 s c in each remaining Henna st, with Tan, 1 s c in each of the 2 Tan sts, repeat from beginning all around and repeat the fifth row until there are 8 sts in each Henna section, end row with 2 Tan sts.
Next Row – With Tan, 1 s d c in next st, 1 s c in each of the next 7 sts, 1 s d c in next st, 1 s d c, 1 d c, 1 s d c in next st, repeat from beginning all around, join row with a sl st, break yarn.
Attach Henna in d c, ch 3, * yarn over, insert in same st and pull up the length of a d c, repeat from * twice, yarn over, pull through all loops but 1, yarn over and pull through 2 loops, ch 2, repeat puff st in same space, * ch 1, skip 1 st, puff st in next st, repeat from * 4 times, ch 1, puff st in d c, ch 2, puff st in same space and continue all around.
Last Row – With Henna, work 5 s c in each corner and 2 s c in each ch 1 between puff sts. Work 67 Motifs and sew them together having 4 Motifs in first and every other row and 3 Motifs in second and every other row.
EDGE. With Henna-join at center point of corner and working on short side of Afghan, ch 5, ** d c in same st, * ch 1, skip 1 st, d c in next st, repeat from * to next point, 2 d c with ch 2 between in point, * ch 1, skip 1 st, d c in next st, repeat from * 7 times, d c in second st of next Motif, * ch 1, skip 1 st, d c in next st, repeat from * 6 times, d c in second st of next Motif, * ch 1, skip 1 st, d c in next st, repeat from * 7 times, ch 2, repeat from ** twice then work 8 meshes in each side of Motif along long side of Afghan and continue other side to correspond.
2nd Row – Puff st in first mesh. Ch 2, puff st in same mesh, ch 1, puff st with ch 1 between in each of the next 8 meshes, 2 puff sts with ch 2 between at point, ch 1, puff st with ch 1 between in each of the next 8 meshes, puff st in first mesh of next Motif, ch 1, puff st in next mesh, continue all around always working 2 puff sts with ch 2 between in each point and decreasing at joinings by omitting the joining mesh. Work 6 more rows of puff st increasing in each increasing point and decreasing at each decreasing point.
SCALLOP. Ch 4, * 4 tr c in same space, skip 3 puff sts, s c in next space, ch 4, repeat from * all around.
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