Once upon a time crib toys were made in the USA of soft materials that never contained lead. A sweet little baby would love these! These vintage patterns are from the 1940s in the shape of a clown, shooting star and spiral ball.
This is Susan’s pet duck, Louella. According to the poem, she is a dizzy duck from being so busy. The cool thing about making toys is you know exactly what is in them and there are no worries about lead or little parts falling off. These are old school and safe! To download the free
No farm is complete without people to run it! Here we have Susan who is probably the milkmaid as well as the hunter-gatherer. This vintage pattern is from 1943 but as you know, the stitches are still the same. To download Susan as a PDF file click here. This is Susan’s friend, Hiram, the hired
Henry is Henrietta’s mate and most likely the father of her chicks. Well, maybe. Once can never be too sure about such things! This is another fun crochet pattern to add to the rest of the barnyard animals. There are 11 patterns including the boy and girl. To download the free pattern in PDF format
I was fortunate to grow up in rural places where open fields and chicken coops were my playground. I’ve been a city girl for many years but I still think these toys would be great for any kid, city or not. Why not crochet up the entire barnyard? When these instructions were written in the
If you have made Blackie then you might want to crochet up Gardenia, his mate. This pattern is also from the Victory Barnyard booklet from 1943. Gardenia is a free pattern available in PDF format by clicking here.
This cute pig pattern is from a 1943 booklet from the Spool Cotton Company entitled Crochet Your Victory Barnyard. There are also patterns for a girl and boy in addition to all the other barnyard animals. Since polyfill wasn’t around in the 1940s the the patterns call for cotton batting and all are crocheted with