Posted by: Sylvia, aka Shucky | May 6, 2011

Afghans, Anyone? 12 PATTERNS!

Thinking of getting rid of your stash of vintage pattern books? Don’t throw them out! We’ll take them so we can share them with everyone! Send them to us and get a free gift!
Afghan Patterns Doll Clothes Patterns Hat Patterns Scarf Patterns Vest Patterns
Afghan Patterns to Knit and Crochet

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We finished reproducing Featherweight Afghans, Bernat Handicrafter No. 48.

TWELVE (12) vintage afghan patterns – six crochet afghan patterns and six knit afghan patterns. 25 pages, 1955.

We’ve also finished putting together the digitally restored eBook. It includes 25 pages of patterns, charts and pictures available as an eBook for only $2.49. (Please note: An eBook is an electronic, downloadable book. Upon purchase, you will be sent an email with a link to download your eBook. You will not receive a hard copy in the mail.


If you like Featherweight Afghans, perhaps you’ll also like New and Old Afghans pattern book and Star Afghan pattern book.

Photo Collages

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If you’re like me, you have hundreds of photographs sitting in envelopes, pictures from birthday parties, weddings, family gatherings, anniversaries, and many other family get-togethers. You have already put the best snapshots into albums and these are leftovers. You don’t want to throw them away, but you also don’t know what to do with them. Instead of letting your snapshots take up space and contribute to the clutter in your home, use them to make photo collages that you can give as gifts to family and friends. Here’s how:

• Buy a picture frame with glass for each collage you are going to make.
• Cut a sheet of paper to match the size of the opening on the picture frame.
• Cut out the background of the pictures, leaving just the people or pets.
• Arrange the cut-out pictures on the paper. Mix and match and experiment.
• After you have an idea of how you would like to arrange the pictures, glue them to the paper.
• When the glue is dry, insert the paper into the frame.

Collages are not only a good way to use your old snapshots, but the recipients also will cherish them for years to come as a special and thoughtful gift.

More free kids crafts

More Knit and Crochet Patterns

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Occasionally, we’ll pull some pretty cool knitting and crochet patterns out of the stash of 80+ year old magazines we have on hand and publish them on Squidoo with a link to a free pdf copy to download.

Here are the newest free patterns:

Free Crochet Patterns

Dainty Bonnet for Baby Featuring Flower Medallions | Dainty Bonnet for Baby Design in Irish Crochet

Free Knitting Patterns

Men’s Golf Stocking Knitted Socks Pattern | Knitted Tennis Sock Pattern

Spotlight On Charity


HAP brings comfort and warmth to wounded service members by creating handmade afghans. The afghans are sent to nine military hospitals including Landstuhl Regional Hospital in Germany and Craig Joint Theater Hospital in Afghanistan.

Check out all of the great charities on our charity page to find that perfect helpful project for you. Have a charity you’d like to add that’s looking for other crafters? Fill out our form and let us know about it!

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Coloring Pages

We’ve added seven (7) new monkey coloring pages.


More free coloring pages


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