McCalls Needlework Crafts Spr Sum 1971
Vintage Needlecraft Knitting Crochet Sewing Patterns
One hundred Twenty-Seven Needlework Knitting Crochet and Crafts patterns inspired by nature. One of McCall’s most popular craft issues. Featuring favorite crochet summer fashion patterns such as bikinis, beach wear, crocheted and knitted pant suits, midi and ankle length skirts and dresses.
Beautiful rugs, lamp shades plaques, wall art and sculpture candles.
Looking for other McCalls Patterns check out the McCall’s Category page?
Did you know that including in this issue a special how-to sewing feature (pages 180A to 180D) to aid you in making ties, fitting pants and trimming dresses? I think you’ll find the information useful.
Abbreviations and Stitches
Knitting Crochet Tatting Weaving Kitchener Stitch Casing
Changing Colors Weaving Seam Measuring Armhole Tying New Strand Back Stitching Seam
The Fashion Boutique
From Paris designer clothes with the longline look of the future. All from Sophie Dess introduces this Frosty White Pinwheel Motifs of nylon tricot yarn are crocheted, sewn together to fashion a party dress, shaped close to the body and dripping with fringe. Easy to Crochet. In sizes 8-12.
Double-breasted midi coat in a sparkling white is narrow above the waist and gradually flared below. Crocheted in easy pattern stitch, coat has a back vent for easy stride. Back belt is trimmed with buttons. The pulled-down cap is crocheted to match. Bear Brand Misses 10-14
The matching Irish Crochet Dress and Cap is not included but found in Bear Brand Leaflet 768 NB. the Spanish red lace dress can be located by vintage pattern leaflet 769-NB
Summer two piece cotton outfit has a multitude of rings joined to each other in the crocheting. Bolero is made vertically in one color, the slightly dirndl skirt is striped in four. sizes 8 to 16. For circle skirt, see page 56.
Button-Bodice Dress has a new open and closed look. The top is in double crochet, skirt and sleeves have big chain stitch loops. tie at waist with twisted cords. to crochet from the neck down in cotton thread, for sizes 6-16.
Circle motifs in vibrant colors spotlight slightly flared cuffs, hem, and beret of a skinny midi. Worked in simple pattern stitch, a side zipper and shoulder snaps contribute to the trimness. Spinnerin sizes 8 to 14, not in the magazine can be located in leaflet 771-NB
Giant Afghan Square Motif gives a touch of today’s folk trend to sleeveless shift. Bold stripes on the yoke, skirt, beret are in chain stitches and double crochet. Bernat sizes 8-14. Afghan Square Dress on page 102.
Country Coleen Set, with a brilliant aqua skirt with fringed shawl–country dressing the Irish way. row of openwork flowers is framed by bands of mesh stitch in the wide flaring skirt, with the rest in double crochet. the lacy shawl is a versatile V shape. Spinnerin, in Misses, sizes 10-16.
Gold Fiesta flounce of shells and bubbles in happy colors circles skirt of the gold dress. Chain loops make skirt and top, with a picot edging. Neck and waist are fitted with drawstrings. Columbia Minerva’s sweater and afghan. sizes 8-14, directions on page 135.
Wave Stripe Ensemble undulating stripes pattern vivid three-piece ensemble. The skirt is crocheted from side to side, the gypsy shawl is worked from long edge to the point of the triangle.
Lacy stitch makes a cropped tank top. Unger, size 8-14.
Dressing Up in Crochet
White gown, romantically long and medieval, is bordered in pretty color afghan squares. The bodice is laced with a pink chain to match tassels at hem. Crocheted in an airy V-stitch by Columbia Minerva. The Guinevere Gown is for sizes 6-12 with directions on page 134.
Columbia Minerva. The Guinevere Gown is for sizes 6-12 with directions on page 134.
Star Time Dazzlers
Lacy-knit bolero is fringe-trimmed, skirt softly gathered at waist, bu Reynolds Yarns in Sizes 10-18. Directions for the Late Day Bolero Suit can be found on page 160. Sizes 10-18
White bolero pants suit has pastel embroidered flower trim, pants suit, page 162.
Long sleeveless cardigan, softly belted, add dimensions to pants or dress. Crocheted in variegated mohair by Unger, sizes 8-18, directions for Cardigan Coat, page 118.
Reynolds Yarns introduces us to a crocheted dress using a simmering purple yarns with V-neck bodice, a skirt of openwork and solid bands. sizes 10-16, you can find the After Dark Dress directions on page 164.
Patterns and Texture
Busy days in town or dreamy afternoons in the country feminine fashions designed for today’s woman on the go.
Knitted houndstooth check makes a chic, all-occasion suit. sold green bands trim jacket and skirt. Misses sizes 10-18, directions for the Houndstooth check suit are on page 144.
Nubby gray and white wool gives interest to this knitted coat dress. with a matching belt defines the waistline. Brought to you by Reynolds in Misses sizes 10-18. Look for the Knitted Coat Dress, see page 162.
White openwork crochet gives an airy effect of delicate lace to dress up a classic cardigan and skirt ensemble by Unger. Misses sizes 8-14, look for lacy Classic on page 119.
Stylish two-piece Longuette, choker are worked in double crochet and lace insertions with a tweed yarn this too by Unger. Misses sizes 10-14, unfortunately, start looking for Leaflet 770 NB for this pattern.
Botanical gardens of Bermuda bring out the pretty pastel colors and strong contrasts of the coordinated fashions.
Garter stitch Vest, knit in one piece to arms, has u-shaped neck and tiny patch pockets have the same line. single crochet trims the armholes and front borders. By Brunswick, sizes 10-16. A pleated skirt of matched fabric is from McCall’s pattern 2617. See Easy Vest directions on page 52
Lilac no sleeve jacket is to knit matching gaucho pants to sew for a stunning ensemble. Jacket in stockinette stitch with seed borders zips partially up front. sizes 8-14. The pants pattern is McCall’s 2633. Sleeve Jacket Set on page 192.
Sea Green Sweater has waistline shaping, knitted border cording is worked separately, then sewn on. Four buttons at back, edges are crocheted, sew fabric Pants using McCall’s 2040. Brunswick sizes 8-14, see cord trimmed Tunic on page 54.
Bold Black outlines an off-white midi, bolero. alternating rows of single and double crochet form pattern. Darts shape the skirt, patch pockets are sewn on. Front buttons closed with chain loops, bolero swings free. Bear Brand in sizes 8-14, Midi, and Bolero Set directions are not in the book look in the 1970’s Bear Brand books for the pattern.
Designed for Leisure
Funtime fashions, easy to knit or crochet, styled for active spectator sports.
White Jacket of classic lines and textured knit and purl pattern, assumes a nautical air with deep crocheted borders, side belt, tabs of navy and read. Fleisher’s sizes 8-18, Boating Jacket on page 60.
Man’s side-zip jacket in golden beige wool has continental styling in the high round neckline, leather buttoned. Crocheted in a fun stitch of double crochets and chains. Chest sizes 38-44, see page 59 for pattern and directions.
Sunny yellow Polo sweater, knit in ridged pattern, combines two yarns. Bernat, in chest sizes 36-46, see Flecked Polo shirt, page 142.
Crewneck pullover in cool mix of white-blue features ribbed saddle shoulders, the ribs extending unbroken to the sleeve cuffs. Bernat Knitting pattern chest sizes 36-46 inches, Men’s Sport Pullover on page 145.
Electric blue casual outfit for young figures is a trio of easy knit projects; pullover, gaucho pants, ribbed cap by Botany in sizes 8-14. See direction on page 52.
Line wool Pants, elongated Vest are crocheted in a simple pattern of eyelet rows. giant pockets and low back belt are closely worked. Spinnerin Yarns in sizes 8 to 18, look for Eyelet Pants Set on page 96.
Sunlit Fashions for the Young
Fashions for children reflect the warm Bermuda sun, each to make a happy color with carefree washable yarns.
Lacy Cardigan is soft spring violet tops matching skirt worked in single crochet. Pattern stitch top has single crochet borders and shell pink accents to match the pencil-thin stripe on the skirt. Girl’s sizes 4-10. by Bernat, look for Spring Violet Set on page 145.
Party Dress in petal pink to knit for a little girl. Lacy insertions are knitted in belt buttons on. Bernat for girl’s sizes 2 to 6, directions for Party Time Pink on page 148.
Twin sweater set is easy to crochet. The sleeveless shell is banded top and bottom with blue and yellow stripes to match the cardigan. girls 6-12, for Sweater Twins, see page 148.
Captain’s Jacket in sporty blue has a handsome knit and purl pattern. False pocket tabs and bright metal buttons add’s a nautical air, by Bernat for Boys sizes 4-8, see, Sea Blue Jacket, page 160.
White beach coat and bikini are companion pieces, edge trimmed in turquoise. The coat has drawstring yoke, easy shell pattern, graceful flowing line. Bikini is close-worked in single crochet by Columbia Minerva, look for White Bikini Set page 137 in sizes 6-12.
Ombre Ensemble is great fun. Long mesh caftan, in oranges and hot pink, has side slits, a laced front. Sheik-inspired headpieces helps keep out sun’s burning rays. Matching bikini is shell stitch laces at sides by Unger in sizes 8-14, directions are on page 138.
Poncho, skirt, and bikini combo effects a bit of legerdemain. the drawstring poncho protects from the sun, summer breezes, makes an instant switch to new length beach skirt. Plain and shaded yellows alternate in bands of mesh and solid crochet. Coats and Clark used doubles, sizes 6-14 look for the Poncho Bikini Set on page 100.
Crochet a Collection of Special Vest and Tops
Smash fashions for the style adventure! Make your own boutique toppers, starting with easy fringed vest, then going on to one-of-s-kind designs in tantalizing colors.
Deep-fringed Vest in single crochet. A good first project for the beginner. make a second one for a friend. Both quick to work up in heavy rug yarn. Fasten with a chain tie. Girl’s Friends Vest, sizes 10-14, page 62. Boy’s Fringed Vest, chest sizes 36-40, page 62.
Green Medallions in a long row are framed by solid and openwork striped, chain loops make the rest, in two roses, a dash of copper. sizes 8-14, look for the Medallion Sweater, page 142.
A chartreuse starfish on a long shield, jumbo eyelet that circle yoke and an unusual stitch of open shells for the bronze-green body–elements that combine to create a stunning style. Not for beginners, sizes 8-14, Starfish Sweater, page 143.
Black Red Purple vest exciting, off-beat. Patterns include square motifs, shells and solid panels and a dangling circle. One size, Tab-tie Vest, page 120.
Did you know that Redbook has sewing patterns? I left 50 page out–if you’d like to have it let me know.
Little shrunken sweaters are decorated with cross-stitch embroidery for fun fashions.
Blue and green crosses make rich embroidery around the neck of the sleeveless sweater, cropped short for a glimpse of midriff. Create the Cover Sweater in sizes 10-16, page 164
Giant tassel and cord trim softly the rounded neckline of a waistless sweater. Sleeves are dressed up with gaily colored crosses, tiny tassels, French knits. Knit and embroider the Peasant Sweater on page 165.
Easy Knit Vest | Gaucho Pants Set
Crocheted Accessories make the fashion scene with exciting accents in crochet.
White string necklace is crocheted in an open pattern to look like macrame. strap and fringe are single crochets. Crocheted Bib on page 66
Crocheted metallic gold circles create an exotic necklace and earrings. Bucilla over three different ring sizes, look for Circle Jewelry, on page 92.
Ponytail wrap is crocheted in lover’s knit stitch and edged with fringe to give the effect of macrame. Stick holds the piece in place. Ponytail Wrap on page 100.
Bun Cap of gold metallic yarn is a shining accent for evening. Elastic yarn cap fit snugly around the hair. Crocheted with Hiawatha Elastic metallic yarn. look for Gold Cap on page 62.
Knotting and Beading
Create accessories, big and bold, in fascinating macrame, made with sailor’s knots or string a bead and ring belt.
Belt worn in two ways is beige yarn knotted around three wooden drapery rings, one in the center, one on the side, and cord ends are tied individually or all looped.
Tote Bag of orange burlap is decorated with appliqued macrame and carrying cord in sun yellow.
Fringe Bib uses blue beads and red rug yarn.
Basic Knots used: Half double and reverse double, half hitch, square knots.
Rings, Beds fashion a fabulous hi-hugging belt. Wooden drapery rings, painted a deep brown, are drilled with holes and strung on leather throng, along with green and natural color beads. Directions on page 146.
Button Bodice Dress | Boating Jacket
Gaucho Pants Set | Boating Jacket | Circle Set
Make a boutique full of gifts. Treasures for everyone, a knit tie or golf mitts for dad, bibs and cradle toys for baby, cards and decorated boxes for mom and much more!
Gems from the toolbox join in the great choker revival, rows and rows of shiny beads make light mobile jewelry.
Happy Toys to Hug
Dolls and pets, each with a pal. they are fun to make and dress in a variety of pretty fabrics.
Two tiny bunnies | Twin turtles | Rosy-cheeked sailor dolls | happy roly-poly dolls
Toys Gifts Household Aids All Made With Yarn
Cross Stitch Vegetables | Square Pincushion with tassels and Cross Stitch | Patterned Neck Ties | Friendly Yarn Toys | Bunny for Baby | Green Knit Doll
Novelties Little Gifts
Land or Sea Pets to Sew
Bibs | Pillows | Aprons | Toys
Bead Trinkets | Hardware Chokers
Felt on Linen Designs | Birds on Blocks
Sock Turtles | Thimble Caddies
Terry Caterpillar | Turtle Box
Fish Apron | Pillow | Octopus | Beanbag | Starfish Beanbag
Birds on Blocks | Sailor Twins
Sock Bunnies | Funny Bunnies
Circle Jewelry | Sleeveless Jacket Set
Gingham Pal | Bib Pets Cat | Mouse | Rabbit | Turtle | Duck | Pig | Elephant | Donkey | Fox | Lion
Eyelet Pants Set
Poncho Bikini Set | Ponytail Wrap
Afghan Square Dress | Paris Coat Set
The motifs of summer, blossoms and leaves, birds, and butterflies set decorating themes for inside, outdoors. Settings this section are by Orma Bolley.
Pinpoints of Soft Light | Sunflowers | Three Planters | Pillow’s Petals | Golden Flower Home Decor Craft Patterns
Flowered and Fresh in the springtime garden moves indoors with an abundance of flowers, two garden visitors, and a room setting.
Gigantic Katydid | Violet-hued Flowers | Twin Pillows | Hyacinth Tapestry | Rug | Airy Butterfly
Spring Sets the Theme
A Profusion of Wild Flowers | Fantastic Butterfly’s | Woven Flowers
Leaf Rug | Table Lamp | Wall Mounted Butterfly
Close-up of Decor in Flora and Fauna
Eye-catching, happy accessories to give the touch of the decorator to a favorite room.
Afghans Accessories add an extra note of comfort and grace to a room with an afghan. Make it an ensemble with matching motif pillows or a needlepoint backrest.
Flower Shower Curtain – Inspired By Wallpaper
Crisp White Fabric Shower Curtain | Painted Accessories | Scalloped Bat Set
Scalloped Crocheted Bath Set | Cardigan Coat
Lacy Classic | Easy Care Bathroom Mat and Toilet Seat Cover to Crochet
Tab-Tie Vest | Eyelet Pants Set
Country Colleen Set | Lacy Classic
Inspired by Nature
Candles in Many Moods
Leaf Tray | Poppy Bowl | Spring Bouquet Lamp
Flower- Strewn Box | Drum Wastebasket | Corn Cob Plaques
Guinevere Gown | Pinwheel Party Dress
Yarn Ties | Houndstooth Tie | Gold Fiesta Dress
Wave Striped Ensemble
White Bikini Set
Ombre Beach Set
Houndstooth Checked Suit
Victorian Toiletries in Needlepoint
Pad Holder | Poolside Cushions | White Still Life | Relief Plaques | Toad Stool Trio
Spoon Flowers | Dumpling Dolls | Corn Cob Plaques
Late Day Bolero Suit | Sea Blue Jacket
Belted Coat Dress | Bolero Pants Set
Cover Sweater | After Dark Dress
Frog Picture | Felt Covered Chest
Puff-ball Shadow Box
Candlemaking | Fiesta | Mushroom | Large Fruit | Egg | Sculptured Roses
Paris Coat Set | White Bikini Set |Sleeveless Jacket Vest | Golf Club Covers
Petal Pillows | Blossom Pillow | Fiesta Mirrors | Copper Sunflowers
How to Fit Pants
How to Apply Trimmings
How to Make a Neck Tie
Poncho Bikini Set
Marian Twins | Houndstooth Check Suit
How to Knit
Colorful Native Dress-Ups | Sea Blue Jacket
Oblong Shoulder Bag | Square Shoulder Bag
New Look Handbags | How to Crochet
Dump Spool Game | Sea Creatures Mobile | Fish Mobile
Peasant Sweater | Folkways Afghan Set | Bolero Pants Suit
Spring Violet Set | Fringed Shoulder Bag
Needlepoint Coasters | Three Flowers Quilt
Three-Flower Pillow | Ring-Swing Game
Bathroom Accessories | Posy-Painted Curtains
Redwood Planters | Macrame Owl
Wall Butterfly | Butterfly Globe | Wire Katydid | Butterfly Headboard