Gorgeous Crochet And Knit Patterns From The 1930s

Mar 14th

Over the last few months, I’ve lost myself digging through old craft books highlighting the fashions of the 1960s and ’70s.  Those two decades have served as a pillar of inspiration for many projects made and to come, with lacey crochet dresses, fringe-detailing, and playful ponchos dancing in my head.  Recently, another decade caught my eye — the gorgeous 1930s.  Elegant, floor length crocheted dresses, anchor-embellished knit bathing suits, and a variety of adorable berets have become a favorite from those years.  If you’re seeking inspiration for revamping your wardrobe, or simply want to take in the jaw-dropping, handcrafted work of the 1930s, check out a few magical photos below.

Columbia Sunday Night Dress No.5413 – Vintage Knitting / Crochet Pattern, 1934, Etsy

Bathing Suit, Blouse, Skirt, Beret – 1930s Vintage Knitting Pattern, Etsy

Winged Beret – Vintage 1930s Crochet Hat Pattern, Etsy

Pinch-Tuck Beret – Vintage 1930s Crochet Hat Pattern, Etsy

Scotch Beret – Vintage 1930s Crochet Hat Pattern, Etsy

Columbia Peggy Tucker Evening Gown No. 396 – Vintage Crochet Pattern, 1934, Etsy

Vintage 1930s Crochet Patterns – Empire Blouse, Etsy