Crochet the Decades: Crochet Patterns Inspired by the 1900s

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Crochet-the-decades3What’s your favorite decade? Whether you’re a baby boomer, flower child, or 90s baby, each era is represented in our new collection of decade-inspired patterns. Relive your favorite era with any one of these crochet patterns from the past 100 years.

Below, you’ll find a wide variety of patterns to crochet including flapper hats, peace sign granny squares, bell bottoms, scrunchies, and more. Each decade is represented beginning with the 1920s.

Plus, find even more retro-inspired crochet patterns here in our collection of 25 Free Vintage Crochet Patterns.

Free Crochet Patterns Inspired by the 1900s:


One Skein Brim Hat
Crocheted Lace Stole
Petite Brimmed Cap
Flapper Inspired Hat
Fringed Purse


Vintage Tabletop Tree
Lovely Lady Gloves
Fabric Bow Headband
Depression Era Afghan
Old Fashioned Oval Rug


Pearl Gloves
Nana’s Potholders
Honky Tonk Vest
Retro Ring Trivet
Hippy Dippy Vest


Vintage Crochet Collar
1950s-Style Wide Brimmed Hat
Classic Diner Hat
Retro Apron Trim
Vintage Poodle Tissue Box Cover


Mod Squares Throw
Retro Peace Sign Square
Retro Crocheted Mittens
Cloche Hat
Retro Owl Purse


That 70s Throw
Girl’s Bell Bottom Pants
Bow Tie Blouse
Retro Dog Collar
Willy Wonka Infinity Scarf


Neon Slouchy Beanie
Crochet Leg Warmers
Pac Man & Ghosts
Flower Power Coaster
Neon Flower


Leftover Yarn Scrunchie
“Where’s Waldo” Striped Hat
Super Mario Afghan
Sesame Street Hats
My Little Pony Pattern

2000 and Beyond:

Minion Pencil Case
Universal Electronics Cozy
Multicolored Kindle Cover
Mini iPad Case
The Perfect Cell Phone Case

Drew-Emborsky-giveaway-desktopPLUS… Enter to win Decades Yarn from Drew Emborsky, plus an autographed copy of his book, Crochet It. Love It. Wear It! We are giving away 4 skeins of yarn (2 skeins of “Fer Sure” and 2 skeins of “Hostile Takeover”), plus one autographed copy of Crochet It. Love It. Wear It! to one lucky winner. Drew Emborsky’s Decades yarn was inspired by yep, you guessed it, the most popular decades of the 1900s. There are five different decades to choose from, beginning with the 1950s and ending with the 1990s. Enter here for your chance to win; the contest ends December 18, 2013.

What’s your favorite decade? Leave a comment and let us know!

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  1. Diana says

    Oh my ..hmm a favorite decade? Goodness I liked them all; I guess the roaring 20’s would have to be a favorite next to the 50’s, 60’s 70’s. So much I make for the grands from alot of decades (oh an mind you that I am not that old !LOLfor the 20’s).So many great ideas from all decades!

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