Vintage crochet patterns and knitting patterns often have information different than modern patterns. Most vintage patterns did not use charts or diagrams but were written out and abbreviations are common. The crochet hook and knitting needle sizes might also be sized differently. Since the patterns are decades old the yarn called for may not be available so the chart should help to find a suitable substitute.

Hook & Needle Sizes

Vintage crochet patterns and knitting patterns often have hooks and knitting needles sized differently than modern patterns. I have charts of their metric and imperial equivalents.

Pattern Abbreviations

Crochet patterns and knitting patterns use common abbreviations so a reference is handy. I will include the ones I have come across and add more as I find them. Both US and UK terms are included.

Vintage Yarn Information

Digital vintage crochet and knitting patterns call for vintage yarns so information about the yarn helps to find a current yarn to substitute. I always recommend doing a gauge test before starting to be more certain.

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