Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Girl Scout Sweater Pattern

I've been digging through my vintage Girl Scout collection of books and memorabilia and came across this sweater pattern.  It comes from a vintage Girl Scout handbook for the older girl.  It appears that after the sweater is knit, the trefoil design is cross stitched on.

What makes this a neat project is that you could cross stitch the pattern onto a ready-made sweater if you aren't a knitter.

This would also be a great project to do with younger Scouts too.  Have the girls practice their cross stitch embroidery on simple grid fabric as they learn to sew.

A terrific knitting and cross stitch pattern from a vintage Girl Scout handbook ready for Scouts today!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Vintage Ann Orr Cross Stitch Patterns

Here  are some sweet vintage cross stitch patterns by Ann Orr that would be so lovely to create today.  Feel free to print these little sweeties and stitch away!  You may want to enlarge them first for easier reading.  These vintage patterns were originally published in the 1920's and come from an antique pattern book.

Either of these would look so nice in a baby nursery, a little sunbonnet girl and alphabet.

Fruit for the kitchen, this would make a nice house warming gift!

Stay tuned for more free vintage Ann Orr cross stitch patterns coming soon!