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VINTAGE BABY CLOTHES PATTERNS

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vintage baby dress set with matinee and bonnet and bootees from 1960s knitted in 4ply

Baby Set-10: Great vintage baby Afternoon set knitting pattern. This set has the bonnet and bootees shown here and the dress and jacket pictured below. To fit 18 and 20 inch chest knitted in 4ply. always work a tension square and try modern 3ply for a new born size. Pretty and easy to knit, I made this one for my eldest daughter for her afternoon walks in the park.

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Vintage dress set knitting pattern from 1960s
Baby Set -11: Great vintage baby Afternoon set knitting pattern. This set has the bonnet and bootees shown above and the dress and jacket pictured here. To fit 18 and 20 inch chest knitted in 4ply. always work a tension square and try modern 3ply for a new born size. Pretty and easy to knit, I made this one for my eldest daughter for her afternoon walks in the park.

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vintage baby knitting patterns

Baby Styles by Beehive: Canadian publication from the 1940's. With 20 patterns in this 33 page book, illustated in black &and white. Lovely photographs. There are 4 matinee sets, plus three other matinee coats, 3 jumper and knicker sets for baby boys, dress set with lacy undies, several jumpers, jacket and cardigans, a knitted dress for older baby and a crochet dress, crochet shawl and a plain knitted head shawl, plus 4 blanket designs. See below for some of designs that are available as photocopies or pdf.

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baby clothes knitting pattern

Baby Style by Beehive Dress set -1: Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern. Lovely dress set to include underwear, to fit 19" chest, knitted in  vintage 3ply, so for this size use modern 4ply but if you would like new born size use same needles and modern 3ply. The instructions are for a dress, bonnet, bootees and vest and knickers.

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vintage baby knitting pattern

Baby Style  by Beehive Matinee set 1: Great vintage baby matinee coat knitting pattern. This little set is to fit 19" chest and is knitted in  vintage 3ply baby wool, try 4ply if you want this size, use modern 3ply if you would like a new born size. Canadian patterns use the same as UK patterns, but do a tension square to check.

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vintage matinee coat baby knitting pattern

Baby Style by Beehive Matinee set-2: Great vintage 1940s matinee set knitting pattern. To fit 17 inch chest, new born size worked in vintage 3ply baby wool, so try modern 4ply or use modern 3ply for smaller size. Use size 11 needles. Pattern instructions for coat, bonnet, bootees and mittens.

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vintage matinee set knitting pattern

Baby Styles by Beehive: Matinee set 3:  Great vintage baby knitting pattern for matinee set from 1940s. This is cute with small cable design worked in vintage baby 3ply, so try modern 4ply for the 17" chest  use modern 3ply for smaller, bigger needles for bigger size.

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baby hug me tight knitting pattern from 1950s BHM 730: Hug-me-Tight: Great vintage knitting pattern for hug-me-tight from 1950s. These little jackets are so useful and they were very popular during the 1940s and 1950s. This little one is knitted in baby wool and is so easy to knit and makes a delightful gift. to fit 17-19 inch chest. The arm holes and neck has crochet but as I don't crochet I did a picot edge on the ones that I made.This takes less than one ball of wool.

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vintage toddlers babies dress knitting pattern from 1930s

BD88-1R: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern fro 1930s. This lovely, easy to knit design is worked in Art Silk or shiny rayon, but any modern yarn can be used that knits to modern 4ply - modern silk and bamboo might be nice. Trimmed with angora. To fit 1-2 years. Use modern 3ply or 20 cotton for a smaller size.

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vintage baby matinee jacket knititng pattern from 1950s BM 126: Cardigan: Lovely vintage knitting pattern for baby cardigan form the 1950s. This little button up with lacy panels is so easy to knit. The main thing that makes these little jackets and cardigan so pretty is that they are knitted in a delcate 3ply or modern 4ply wool and don't overwhelm baby like modern double knitting yarn does. The raglan sleeves give a nice fitting. Always work a tension square. To fit 18 and 20 inch chest.

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vintage baby knitting for matinee BM 4-74: Matinee: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby matinee jacket from 1950s. Here is another classic, easy to knit and ideal for a little boy. Great patterning at yoke in simple eyelet pattern. Ribbon could be added for a little girl. To fit 17-19 inch chest. Knitted in quickerknit similar to modern 4ply, always work a tension square.

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vintage knitting pattern for matinee jacket BM 46-4: Matinee: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby matinee jacket from 1950s. Here is another classic, easy to knit and ideal for a little boy. Great patterning at sleeves and yoke in simple double moss stitch.To fit 19 inch chest. Knitted in quickerknit similar to modern 4ply, always work a tension square.

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vintage baby knitting pattern for matinee BM 464: Matinee: Fabulous classic vintage knitting pattern for baby matinee from 1950s. This one must be one of the most popular 1950s designs. I made it so often when my girls were small. It is easy to knit in 4ply or double knitting. Pretty picot edging, v neck looks really nice with little dresses. To fit 19 inch chest. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby matinee jacket knitting pattern 1950s BM 62-2: Cardigan: Great vintage baby cardigan knitting pattern from 1950s. This easy to knit little classic cardigan is to fit 20-21 inch chest in a quickerknit. You can use 4ply or double knitting for this one. Away work a tension square. Love lacy panel on round neck set in sleeve design. Neat and snug.

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vintage baby matinee jacket knitting pattern 1950 BM 621: Matinee: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby matinee coat from the 1950s. This one has a pretty lace yoke and easy to knit style, to fit 17-19 inches. Knitted in baby wool that is usually 3ply. Always knit a tension square. I made this quite often in my younger days.

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baby knitting pattern for vintage matinee coat BM 622: Matinee: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby matinee jacket from 1950s. This so easy to knit classic little coat is knitted in quickerknit which will knit up quickly you can use modern 4ply or double knitting for this one. To fit 20-21 inch chest. If knitted in modern 3ply on a size smaller needles the result will fit a smaller baby. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage knitting pattern for baby matinee jacket 1950s BM 730: Matinee: Great vintage baby matinee jacket knitting pattern from 1950s. This sweet little jacket has a cable rope edge to the yoke to fit 18 inch chest. Knitted in baby wool either modern 3ply or 4ply. Always work a tension square. Retro with style.

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vintage baby matinee coat with fair isle trim 1950s BM 730F: Matinee: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby matinee with touch of fair isle from 1950s. This little jacket is nice and easy to knit with fair isle border and rib yoke, neat collar. to fit 19 inch chest. I made this one for my eldest daughter with a pink flower border and improvised a bonnet to match.

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Vintage baby matine jacket knitting pattern 1950 BM 806: Cardigan: Great vintage baby knitting pattern form 1940s. This little cardigan is so pretty with button up and round neck and pretty eyelet pattern. Made in fine wool, vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply or even a modern 2ply for a tiny baby. So delicate and sweet to fit 18 inch chest. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby matinee jacket knitting pattern 1950s BM 82-2: Matinee: Great vintage baby matinee knitting pattern from 1940s. This sweet little coat is so retro and easy to knit in vintage 3ply, so try modern 3ply for a slightly smaller knit or modern 4ply with a change of needle size. To fit 19 inch chest to up to 9 months. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby matine jacket knitting pattern 1950s BM 828: Matinee: Great vintage baby matinee knitting pattern from 1940s. This sweet little coat is so retro and easy to knit in vintage 3ply, so try modern 3ply for a slightly smaller knit or modern 4ply with a change of needle size. To fit 20 inch chest to up to 9 months. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby knitting pattern from 1960s

Bellmans 384: Great vintage baby knitting pattern from 1950s. This one has two matinee coats in vintage 3ply. Always work a tension square and see if you need to change needles. To fit 19 inch chest. Boys matinee with sock bootees and pretty little girls one with slippers and bows.

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vintage sleeping bag and dressing gowm for babies 1960s

Bellmans 543: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for dressing gown, sleeping bag and blanket. This lovely pattern is worked in double knitting and would make a super Christmas gift. To fit 6 months to 18 months Dressing gown from 2 to 3 years length adjustable. The blanket is 28 inches by 36 inches. Always work a tension square. (click to go to dressing gowns and sleeping bag page)

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baby romper knitting pattern 1960s vintage

Bellmans 1229: Vintage knitting pattern for two very pretty matinee coats. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply for correct fit or modern 3ply for a smaller fit. Instructions for 19" chest. Bootees and shoes included in the instructions.

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vintage baby jacket ands bonnet knitting pattern 1960s Bellmans 1406: Great vintage baby matinee knitting pattern. This pretty set is knitted in quickerknit so try modern baby double knitting or modern 4ply in a tension square. Knits up very well. To fit 20 inch chest. I am about to knit this set in 3ply, will let you know what size it turns out!

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baby romper knitting pattern 1960s vintage

Bellmans 423: Very pretty vintage knitting pattern for romper and dress with sweet fair isle trim 4ply, in chest sizes 18"and 20" and 22" so would fit from 6 months to 18months work in modern 3ply and size smaller needles for newborn size.

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vintage baby knitting pattern for cardigan from 1940s

Berry-12: Great vintage baby knitting pattern from 1940s. This little cardigan is to fit 9-18 months or 22 inch chest and is knitted in baby wool that should knit to a modern 3ply. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s Berry-14: Great vintage baby matinee coat knitting pattern from 1940s. This little jacket is to fit 6-18 months or 22 inch chest and is knitted in baby wool that should knit to a modern 4ply. This free fitting design has a v neck and full skirt. Always work a tension square. The bottom edge is embroidered with French knots.

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vintage baby cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s Berry-23: Great vintage baby cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s. This little cardigan is to fit 9-18 months or 23 inch chest and is knitted in baby wool that should knit to a modern 3ply.  Knitted in stocking stitch it is easy and quick to make, there are holes made to thread pretty ribbon through at chest and pocket tops. Button through style keeps baby snug and warm. Always work a tension square.

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baby dress set knitting pattern from 1940s Bestway

Bestway 90-4: Dress Set: Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1940s. This little set is knitted in 3ply, if you would like to use modern 4ply, drop a size needle to get the same size. To make a smaller set use modern 3ply on a smaller size needle. This little set has instructions for dress with little puff sleeves and embroidered yoke with knickers and a matinee jacket.

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best way pram set for baby knitting pattern from 1940s Bestway 90-8: Pram Set: Great vintage pram set knitting pattern from 1940s. This little set has a bonnet, leggings, coat and mittens in a pretty wave pattern. To fit up to 18 inch chest. Modern 4ply should work, always knit a tension square. Snug and so retro!

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bestway knitting pattern for baby boys suit

Bestway 90-12:Boy's Set: Great vintage baby boy's set knitting pattern from 1940s. This little set is knitted in mock cable and the jumper buttons at shoulders for ease of dressing. There are plain little pants included. To fit up to 21 inch chest and if you knit in modern 3ply it will be a bit smaller. Always work a tension square. 

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bestwaybaby cardigan crossover style form 1940s Bestway 90-14: Great vintage crossover cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s. This little jacket has embroidered flowers on the borders. To fit 20 inch chest and is knitted in modern 3ply. Always work a tension square.

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vintage beach set for todler bestway 100

Bestway 100-3: Great vintage knitting pattern for little beach suit for boy or girl 1940s. Here are instructions for  sweet little set to fit 22 inch chest, for the youngest to enjoy a day at the beach in the 1940s! Little cardigan and shorts with brace top - I love the teddy! Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed.                   (click here to go to pages for more sun suits)

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babies matinee cardigan knitting pattern 1940s

Bestway 104-2: Great vintage baby cross-over cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s. These little cardigans were so popular and still are today. They are neat and cosy, giving extra warmth across the chest. This design is to fit up to 19 inch chest and is knitted in a block stitch in a 3ply.

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babies matinee coat knitting pattern from 1940s
Bestway 104-4: Great vintage knitting pattern for reversible matinee jacket from 1940s. This little coat has a lovely pattern and a neat waist in rib with a collar and long sleeves. To fit birth to nine months or up to 18 inch chest. Knitted in 3ply, always work a tension square.

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vintage baby jacket knitting pattern from 1940s Bestway 104-8: Great vintage knitting pattern for matinee jacket from 1940s. This one is to fit 6-12 months and is knitted in baby wool 3ply. Always work a tension square. To fit up to 21 inch chest. Easy to knit with pretty smocking yoke and cuffs, so easy to do with a little bit of embroidered silk and a simple stitch across the rib. Light and dainty for a little princess.

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vintage baby knitting pattern for matinee jacket 1940s

Bestway 104-10: Great vintage knitting pattern for matinee jacket from 1940s. This one is to fit birth to nine months and is knitted in baby wool 3ply. Always work a tension square. To fit up to 23 inch chest.Light and dainty for a little princess.

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vintage baby knitting pattern for a matinee jacket from 1940s

Bestway 104-12: Great vintage knitting pattern for matinee jacket from 1940s. This one is to fit birth to nine months and is knitted in baby wool 3ply. Always work a tension square. To fit up to 19 inch chest. Light and dainty for a modern little one who likes a retro look.

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vintage baby jacket knitting pattern from 1940s Bestway 104-15: Great vintage knitting pattern for matinee jacket from 1940s. This one is to fit 6-12 months and is knitted in baby wool 3ply. Always work a tension square. To fit up to 22 inch chest. Light and dainty for a modern little one who likes a retro look, and there is the option for some sweet little embroidered flowers on this one.

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vintage baby all in one sleep suit knitting pattern 1930s

Bestway 165: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for sleepsuit from 1930s. This all in one suit with zip it knitted in a vintage fleece wool that would be similar to modern 4ply wool - always work a tension square. Easy to knit and to replace zip with poppers or buttons ( knit a button and button hole band to fit). Shoulder to toe is 28 inches, chest about 23 inches. To fit 1- 2 years.

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vintage baby knitting bestway pattern 1940s

Bestway 171: Lovely 1930's vintage knitting pattern for baby set for little boys. These little buster suits were popular from the First World War until after the Second World War and are very practical and are again becoming popular. The little shorts and jumpers are so cute and this little set has a jacket to match. The pattern is very easy to knit and typical of the 1930's. Knitted in vintage 3ply which would be similar to modern 4ply, always work a tension square and change needles to get size stated, or use modern 3ply to get a smaller size. To fit 20" chest.

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vintage baby out doors set 1940s

Bestway 475:  Great vintage baby knitting pattern for outdoor set from late 1930. Cable jumper with roll neck, beret and trews to fit 1-2 years to fit 18 inch with a stretch to 20 inches. Knitted in a 4ply, always work a tension square. Length of both jumper and trews is adjustable.

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Bestway 535: Great vintage baby shawl and blanket knitting pattern from late 1930s. There are two shawls and two pram blanket designs in this pattern. Here are the shawls they measure29 inches square in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply and the plainer one is 48 inches square and knitted in vintage 2ply, so try modern 3ply, this one has a lace edging and a shallow crocheted edging, with the centre in plain garted stitch. Included are the two blanket detailed below.

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bestway 535 baby shawl knitting pattern 1930s

Bestway 535-1: Great vintage knitting pattern for 2 pram covers and two shawls. Here are the details of the blankets. The are both knitted in 4ply, so try modern double knitting in a tension square. The one at the bottom corner is double thickness, each side a different colour and small flower is embroidered in the centre of each diamond, with a nice firm moss stitch border, this one measures 37 by 25 inches. The one on the pram is in a fancy herringbone cable stitch, but easy to work, giving a good extra warmth. This one measure 33 inches by 25 inches.

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vintage baby sleep suit knitting pattern from 1940s

Bestway 565: Great vintage toddler sleep suit knitting pattern from 1940s - similar to above Bestway 165. This one has little pockets at top and tie at neck, 23 inch chest. Measures 28 inches to foot - but adjustable. Knitted in a vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby knitting pattern coat and bootees 1940s

Bestway 635: Pretty vintage baby knitting pattern for baby jacket or matinee coat and bootees from late 1930's to 1940s. Another simple but effective pattern. To fit 20 inch chest. Work in modern 4ply for similar size or modern 3ply for a smaller newborn size.

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vintage baby knitting pattern for baby dress 1940

Bestway 802: Great little vintage knitting patten for baby dress to fit 1, 2 and 3 year old, with puff sleeves and simple stripes and  cute peter pan collar. The stripes are knitted in a large needle and small needle creating a lace stripe. To fit 22-24 inch chest worked in vintage 2ply, so this will be modern 3ply.

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vintage baby knitting pattern for dress Bestway

Bestway 871: Very pretty vintage knitting pattern for baby from 1940s. To fit 1-2 years, knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square.  Fits 22" chest, knit in modern 3ply for 20" and go down a size in needles for smaller sizes. Nice easy lace pattern, very dainty, make longer for Christening robe.

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vintage baby pram set 1940s

Bestway 989: Great vintage 1940s knitting pattern for baby pram set  in two colours. To fit 6-12 months, up to a 23 inch chest. Try a smaller needles for smaller size if you would rather knit in 4ply. Always work a tension square in the yarn that you decide to use. Instructions for jacket and leggings.

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vintage baby matinee and dress knitting pattern bestway 1000 1940s

Bestway 1000: Great vintage baby dress set knitting pattern 1940s. This super little pattern has instructions for  long dress, matinee jacket and long top bootees. all worked in vintage 3ply, so to get the correct size stated use modern 4ply, but try a tension square first and change needles or ply to get the correct size., for smaller new born size use modern 3ply. The dress is to fit 18 inch chest and is 22 inches long, but you can make it shorter or longer, if longer don't forget to buy more yarn. The matinee jacket is for 20 inch chest.

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vintge baby vest knitting patterns from 1940s

Bestway 1019: Great vintage 1940s baby knitting pattern for vest. Great addition to any modern baby's wardrobe - keep baby warm the old fashioned way - with layers. There are instructions for  5 different vests to fit newborn with a 15 inch chest to 18 inches. There are instructions for a long sleeve rib, cross over raglan with long sleeves, short sleeve Magyar, square necked all knitted in vintage 3ply - try modern 4ply and one in vintage 2ply try modern 3ply for this one. Or for really small sizes try knitting in modern 3ply.

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vintage baby romper vest and knickers knitting pattern 1940s bestway 1058

Bestway 1058: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby boys romper and vest set 1940s. This is a pre war little pattern for a classic button top romper with sleeves - not that different from the little onesies seen now. The vest has little sleeves and drawstring neck and the pilch or knickers have a simple crochet at legs - can be replaced with knitted rib or picot edge if liked.  to fit 19 inch chest 6-12 months. Romper is worked in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply or for a smaller size stay with modern 3ply. Vest set is in vintage 2ply which knits as modern 3ply. 

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vinage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1930s

Bestway 1059: Lovely vintage baby dress set knitting pattern from 1930s. This little set could easily be used as part of a layette, this design can be found on several shawl patterns in the shawl section. There are instructions for dress, jacket, bonnet, bootees and mitts. Knit in modern 3ply to suit new born-3 months. Jacket chest is 17 inches, dress is 22 inch chest.

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vintage baby knitting pattern 1940s

Bestway 1068:Great vintage knitting pattern for baby from the 1940. There are two dainty little matinee jackets for 3-12 months in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply. If you would like to make them to fit a newborn use modern 3ply. I have made the one on the bottom left and it looks super, fits an 17" chest when made in 3ply and 20" chest when worked in the 4ply.

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baby clothes knitting pattern

Bestway 1075: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby pram set from the 1940's. This one is to fit 6-12 months knitted in vintage 3ply or  modern 4ply as this is the same ply as the old 3ply. Top fit chest 19", work in modern 3ply for a smaller size.

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bestway 1098 vintage baby pram set 1930s

Bestway 1098: Great vintage baby pram set knitting pattern from 1930s. This lovely pattern is for a nice early pramset and two different pairs of bootees with the longer tops that were typical of the 1940s. Very sweet little set in vintage 3ply, but remember that modern 4ply is nearer the ply, so always work a tension square and change needles if needed. The coat is to fit 24 inch chest - remember in those days babies wore a lot more clothes than modern babies - no central heating! To make a smaller size try using modern 3ply or smaller needles. The pattern is little bobbles on a rib design by the look of the inside illustration. Not made this one yet.

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vintage baby knitting pattern for baby dress set 1940s

Bestway 1100:Very pretty vintage knitting pattern for baby dress set with bootees from 1940s. To fit 19" chest when knitted in modern 4ply which is the same as the old vintage 3ply. If knitted in modern 3ply it will be smaller and fit a younger baby.

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vintage bestway 1101 baby cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s

Bestway 1101: Great vintage baby cardigan knitting pattern from 1940s. This is a lovely retro pattern that has its place in a modern babies wardrobe.  This pattern will fit 18, 22 and 26 inch chest - from birth to school years. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. A basic V neck with set in sleeves in a twisted rib design. Very nostalgic but also very practical.

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vintage baby knitting pattern fro dress 1940s

Bestway 1103: Great vintage baby dress and knickers set knitting pattern from 1939. This is a lovely pattern and was reproduced during the 1940s in a smaller austerity format. So sweet as can be seen, I have made the one on right in white cashmere, stunning results. To fit babies 6-18 months, approx 19 and 20 inch chest. The one with the collar is knitted in foxglove stitch - so pretty. The plain little knickers will go with either dress. Knitted in vintage 3ply so work a tension square modern 3ply and 4ply to see which result you like the better, the 3ply will come a tad smaller.

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baby clothes knitting pattern

Bestway 1116:  Great vintage knitting pattern for toddler from 1940s. Fancy cardigan in 3 sizes to fit 1-4 years or 21"-24" chest. Knitted in vintage 2ply which is similar to modern day 3ply. Always work a tension square.

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baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s

Bestway 1119: Great vintage baby dress and knickers knitting pattern from 1940s. This wartime pattern is to fit birth to 9 months, 9-18 months and 18-2years. Knitted in vintage 2ply so try modern 3ply in a tension square. Pretty 'bramble' or black berry stitch with stocking stitch knickers. Great for those retro weekends in the summer - and baby came too!

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vintage layette knitting patterns

Bestway 1221: Great vintage layette knitting pattern 1940s. There is a complete layette here, vest, shawl, frock, matinee and and bootees in a simple pattern to fit chest 18 inches, in vintage 3ply, so try a tension square and if you would like it to fit new born try using modern 3ply, otherwise modern 4ply will give a better size as stated.

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bestway 1124 vintage baby knitting pattern 1930s

Bestway 1124: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for dress set 1940s. This little set is for birth to 9 months and will fit up to a 20 inch chest. The top of the dress is rib so will fit a smaller size neatly, this is so pretty and easy to knit, the dress is 16 inches long, but can be made shorter or longer (if longer remember to allow mere wool) there are also instructions for the rib vest and pilch (nappy cover- diaper cover).

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Bestway 1160: Great vintage baby pram set knitting patterns 1940s. This little pattern has instructions for fancy leggings, great little double breasted coat with collar and pull on hat to match leggings.  To fit 6-12 months or 20 inch chest, in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed.

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vintage baby shawl and jacket knitting pattern 1940s

Bestway 1370: Great vintage baby matinee, shawl and vest knitting pattern from 1940s. This is a very pretty easy pattern to work, the ever popular feather and fan. To fit 18 inch chest. Shawl measures 40 inches square. Knitted in vintage 2ply, this should be replaced with modern 3ply. I have knitted this little jacket many times it is so pretty. See picture below fro the shawl.

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bestway 1420 baby hats and matinee jacket knitting pattern from wartime 1940s Bestway 1420: Great vintage baby helmet knitting pattern 1940s. How is this for pure retro! Trio of baby boys pixie caps knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. Modern 3ply will make a slightly smaller size. To fit 18 months to 3 years, so cute! And so easy to knit. Included in this pattern is a pretty matinee coat in a chevron lace pattern to fit birth -6 months - I have made this one and it is so cute - so are the caps which are all the same basic pattern so very easy to knit and take so little wool less then 50g each!

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vintage bestway knitting pattern for pram set fair isle trim 1940s

Bestway 1427: Great vintage baby pram set knitting pattern from 1940s. This pattern has a tiny section of simple colour work, great intro to fair isle. There are instructions for a little coat 20 inch chest if worked in modern 4ply which is the same as the old 3ply, but will come up smaller if worked in modern 3ply. There is a little beret, but it would be very easy to knit a hood instead.

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vintage bestway baby knitting patterns

Bestway 1428: Vintage baby knitting pattern. Another very sweet twosome, you could put a button at the neck of the lacy jacket quite easily. New born to 3 months size 18" chest. knitted in vintage 3ply so try modern 4ply or for a smaller size work in modern 3ply. Pattern from the early 1940's, possibly the late 1930's as they were often carried over due to the war and shortage of paper.

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vintage baby knitting pattern Bestway 1453: Great vintage baby pram set knitting pattern from 1940s. This design has a pretty little pixie hood and ridge pattern double breasted coat. Mittens have thumb, but this is easy to leave out. There are instructions for a little coat 20 inch chest if worked in modern 4ply which is the same as the old 3ply, but will come up smaller if worked in modern 3ply. The leggings are footless so fit over little shoes neatly, but still keep legs warm, so great for the toddler.

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vintage baby matinee coat knitting pattern 1940s

Bestway 1466: Great vintage baby matinee coat knitting pattern late 1940s. This pattern is for two different styles of jacket  knitted in vintage 3ply , so try modern 4ply to fit 18 inch chest. Always work a tension square and change needles if needed. If you would like a slightly smaller size us modern 3ply. The bottom design is knitted in two colours. My mother made this one for me in 1949 in pink with blue pattern and blue ribbons another pretty vintage combination is lemon with blue ribbons or pale green with pink ribbons - I have a vintage hand knitted baby jacket in my collection of vintage baby clothes in this combination.

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vintage baby knitting pattern matinee coats bestway 1467

Bestway 1467: Great vintage knitting pattern for two matinee coats 1940s. This lovely pair are to fit 20 inch chest. Worked in vintage 3ply, so if worked in modern 3ply they will come up a bit smaller. Try a tension square with 4ply if you need to work to size. The bottom one has embroidery on but this can be omitted.

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baby dress knitting pattern 1930s

Bestway 1469: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from wartime 1940s. This little dress has appeared on Bestway patterns since the early 1930s and continued to throughout the 1940s. It is easy to knit and has blackberry stitch top and chevron lace design skirt, the sleeves are set in. The length is 14 inches and the chest up to 20 inches. The little ribbons set it off and of course would have been silk!

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bestway 1940s knitting pattern matinee coats Bestway 1472: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby matinee set early 1940s. This lovely little coat and bootees set is knitted in vintage baby 2ply so try modern 3ply in a tension square and see if you need to change needles or if you would like it to be a bit smaller use modern 2ply. To fit 20-22 inch chest or 3-6 months. Pretty easy to knit in delicate wool, I have knitted these bootees often, they are very sweet.

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vintage bestway knitting pattern 1940 dress and jacket

Bestway 1479: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby layette early 1940s. This lovely layette pattern has instructions for dress, coat, vest and bootees all knitted in vintage bay 3ply so try modern 4ply in a tension square and see if you need to change needles or if you would like it to be a bit smaller use modern 3ply. To fit 18 inch chest.

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vintage baby dress knitting apttenf rom 1940s Bestway

Bestway 1500: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from 1940s. This wartime pattern is for little dress with collar to fit 6-12 months and is knitted in 3ply. Try modern 3ply and 4ply in tension square, but to get this size I think that the 4ply will work better. In modern 3ply it will be a bit smaller. Has embroidered flowers at waist. There is a picot edge worked in crochet round collar edge, sleeves and hem, but you can work a knitted picot edge if like me , you do not crochet.

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vintage knitting pattern baby sun suit swimming suit

Bestway 1525: Great vintage knitting pattern for baby sun suit to fit 2-3 years old from the 1040's knitted in 3ply, so try modern 4ply for this size and modern 3ply for smaller size. This little suit has a cardigan to match. Up to 20 inch chest and cardigan up to 22 inch chest. (click here to go to more sunsuits)

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vintage bestway knitting pattern pram set 10430s

Bestway 1573: Great vintage baby knitting pattern for pram set 1940s. This pattern is from the late 1930s and early 1940s and will fit 6-12 months, the little double breasted coat, footless leggings, that go over shoes, gloves and helmet are knitted in vintage 4ply, so try a modern 4ply and change needles or try a modern double knitting that is not too thick, always work a tension square and change needles if needed. To fit 22 inch chest. There is a dolls pattern similar to this brought out at the same time.         (click to go to see this dolls pattern Bestway 1561) 

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bestway 1585 romper knitting pattern from 1930s Bestway 1585: Great vintage baby romper knitting pattern from 1940s. This little wartime pattern is so pretty. To fit 9-18 months knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square and change needles if needed. If you prefer to knit with 3ply, then do the same - as this one falls between the two. Shamrocks are made in crochet, but knitted flowers can be used instead. Buttons at back of neck and between legs - suitable for boys and girls.

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vintage baby matinee coat kniting pattern from bestway in 1940s Bestway 1613: Great vintage knitting pattern for matinee coat from 1940s. This is a simple lace skirted jacket in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply for size stated or for a smaller size try modern 3ply. Set in sleeves and pretty cuffs, to fit  21 inches or 6-12 months.

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vintage baby knitting patten fro dress 1940s

Bestway 1618: Great vintage baby dress knitting pattern from the 1940s. This little wartime pattern has instructions for an easy to knit yoked dress for 1-2 years. This is such a lovely shape and worked in simple stitches. Knitted in vintage 3ply, so try modern 4ply in a tension square. Worked in stocking stitch with fancy moss stitch bands and beautiful puff sleeves this gorgeously shaped dress is just the thing for those weekend re-enactment gatherings. To fit up to 24 inch chest and measures 15.5 inches long.

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vinage 1040s knitting pattern for babiesmatinee jacket Bestway 1654: Pretty matinee coat knitting pattern from 1940s. This one is plain but has embroidery decorating the cuffs and fronts. The little pompom ties can be replaced with a button if required. Very easy to knit in modern 4ply, great for a beginner. To fit 3-9 months or 20 inch chest. For a smaller new born size try modern 3ply.

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baby clothes knitting pattern

Bestway 1673. Great vintage knitting pattern for babies from 1940s. Here is an another of these little patterns from this highly collectable firm. 3 matinee coats, birth to 6 months in 3ply. Always work a tension square.

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vintage baby 1940s knitting pattern matinee jacket

Bestway 1710: Lovely pair of baby matinee jackets knitting pattern from 1940s. These two designs are knitted in vintage 3ply that would now be similar to modern 4ply. The lacy coat is to fit 18 inch chest and the one with a lace border is to fit 22 inch chest. But will be a size smaller if knitted in modern 3ply.

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vitnage bay pram suit with pixie hood knitting pattern from 1940s Bestway 1954: Great vintage baby pram set knitting pattern from 1940s. This super pattern has instructions for simple double breasted coat, beret, hood, mittens and leggings. To fit 23 inch chest - don't forget this is to go over other clothes so when you measure for toddler or baby do so over indoor clothes. Use modern 3ply for a smaller size.

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vintage baby knittin gpattern bestway 1955 baby matinee jackets coats

Bestway 1955: Great vintage baby matinee coat knitting pattern 1940s. These two are nice and easy to knit and fit birth to 9 months around 20 inch chest. The top one has a pretty bell border and the other one has simple lace design. If you work them in modern 3ply they will come out a bit smaller if you require a smaller size.

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vintage knitting pattern for baby matinee jacket

Bestway 1958: Vintage matinee jacket and cardigan pattern for baby from 1940s. Worked in vintage 3ply, so try tension square in modern 4ply to see if this works better. 2oz is about 60g. Matinee fits20" chest, for smaller size knit in modern 3ply and on 11 needles (3mm) The cardigan will fit 19". Very pretty when knitted up.

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