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25 Free Vintage Crochet Patterns

Find vintage, antique, and retro crochet patterns for all aspects of your life, from the home to clothing and accessories.

By: Jeanette Benoit, Editor, AllFreeCrochet.com
25 Free Vintage Crochet Patterns

Crochet patterns with a vintage flair are always fun to create because they're all so unique. Plus, vintage designs hold a special place in everyone's hearts because they remind people of their heritage.

If you love classic and elegant crochet patterns, you're going to love this round-up of our favorite free vintage crochet patterns. We also have many retro patterns as well that you are sure to love.

In this large list of vintage crochet patterns, you'll find nothing but old-school family favorites including vintage-inspired free crochet afghan patterns, retro-chic wearables, and timeless DIY home decor crochet patterns. We even have a bonus section with beautiful vintage-inspired crochet thread patterns, so don't miss out on those!

Whether you're making these patterns for the first time, or you're revisiting a family favorite, this group of free vintage crochet patterns simply can't be missed!

Free Vintage Crochet Afghan Patterns

Fireside Afghan

Any one of these gorgeous crocheted afghans will look amazing draped over your living room sofa or loveseat.

The unique color combinations of these free vintage crochet patterns will add just the right splash of color to your home. You'll take a step back in time whenever you curl up on the couch with any one of these cozy afghans.
 

Vintage Crochet Decorations for Home

Twee Cup and Saucer

Pay homage to your heritage with any one of these beautiful DIY home decor designs. These free vintage crochet patterns are a great way to display your family's favorite timeless designs.

Mix and match these retro patterns with modern design elements to create a truly one-of-a-kind home.
 

Vintage Crochet Hats and Accessories

Lovely Lady Gloves

The right accessory can really pull together and complete any ensemble. We've hand-picked some of our very favorite free crochet patterns that you're sure to fall in love with.

These quick and easy crochet patterns incorporate just the right about of retro to keep them looking stylish and trendy.

Treat yourself to a new crochet hat pattern, or make something special for the family dog. No matter who you're making these free vintage crochet patterns for, you're sure to find the perfect accessory in this collection of unique vintage crochet accessories.
 

Vintage-Inspired Crochet Clothing Patterns

Madeleine's Vintage Shawl

They say fashion trends always repeat themselves, which means that this collection of free vintage crochet patterns is right on trend with today's hot fashions.

Mix these retro-inspired looks with a touch of modern flair to create a truly personalized look that captures your unique personality.

Friends and family will admire your great fashion taste when you wear any one of these beautiful clothing crochet designs. From crochet shawls to tank tops and vests, there is a free vintage crochet pattern for all seasons.
 

BONUS! Floral Vintage Thread Crochet Patterns

Crocheted Violets Pin

Nothing says vintage like florals and when you combine it with the delicate beauty of crochet thread, it's perfectly elegant.

Since there are so many pretty floral crochet pieces featured on AllFreeCrochet, we thought this would be the best place to show them off.

Find pins, garlands, earrings, and more, all starring crochet thread. Roses, marigolds, and violets are just a few of the pretty florals you'll find below.
 

What is your favorite vintage crochet pattern?

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They say everything old is new again and these lovely crochet patterns really prove that point. So many exciting options!

Ooh, I love vintage-inspired crochet. Thanks for the awesome list!

I have been looking for crochet ring patterns from the late 60's early 70's. My mother made several of them but someone showed her how to make them. She is now 87 yrs. and doesn't remember how to make them. If anyone could help me I would greatly appreciate it.

Do you have a picture of what you are looking for? Do you mean rings for finger?

I have been looking for pattern for crocheted rings from the late 60's early 70's. My mother made them and someone showed her how. She is now 87yrs. and doesn't remember how they were made.

I have been looking for a 70s afghan pattern that was originally offered in a Family Circle magazine. It had full circles down the middle and then partials going out to the sides. It was shown in brown,black and white. It was a timelss design and would be wonderful for today. Anyone have the pattern?

Do you have a picture of what you are looking for. I may have an old Family Circle Magazine but it will take time for me to find it. I did collect those magazines and have quite a few of them. my e-mail is ireneroger1@netzero.net

I would like the pattern for the Retro Ring trivet but can seem to be able to save the pattern - please help

@sayitwithflowers 8393274, To save The Retro Ring Trivet, simply click on the button that says "Save Pattern." It appears below the pattern name. Please note that you must be logged into your account in order to save patterns. I hope this helps! --editors of AllFreeCrochet

My grandma taught me how to make the circular trivet about 35 years ago. At that time she taught me with the plastic 6-pack beverage rings,m cut apart to form the base for the outside rings. I still them to this day. They just wear and wear. If you don't have the plastic beverage rings, you could substitute the outside ring from margarine or cream cheese tubs. I would recommend having some type of plastic in there though to give the trivet more stability. She used to make place mats and jingle bell door hangers from this basic pattern too.

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