Free Patterns

A selection of free vintage knitting pattern resources from around the internet, put together for my own use as much as anyone else! Please email me on if you have any other links to free patterns I can add.

An incredible selection of all types of vintage patterns (knitting and crochet), ranging from socks to dresses and including menswear, womenswear and clothes for children. Patterns are re-written on the website rather than available in their original form and the images of the patterns are quite small, however there are also some pattern booklets available to buy as e-books.

A selection of 1940s patterns available to download as Word documents or pdf files.

Small selection of 1940s and 1950s Ladies sweater patterns to download plus a couple of modern vintage-style scarf patterns. The site also includes useful advice on knitting from vintage patterns, as well as selling some lovely vintage patterns too.


A New Zealand based website with a selection of patterns to download as pdf files.

This knitting blogger has just begun featuring free vintage knitting patterns on her blog, and made a great job of a 1930s sweater she knitted recently.

Isn't this swallow-adorned sweater just adorable?

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This site offers a selection of free vintage knitting and crochet patterns, and you can sign up to their mailing list to be sent a new one every week.

Scans of vintage patterns