Thursday, July 6, 2017

Vintage Stuffed Cat Crochet Patterns

Did you know that stuffed cat crochet patterns existed before Amigurumi became popular. Well, of course they did. Fiber artists have been making stuffed toys ... cats included ... since ... well, I don't really know, but I'm betting hundreds (perhaps thousands) of years.
I found myself thinking about this today as I was entering the latest Mail Order Cat pattern into the shop. A quick look showed that I had a number of stuffed cat or kitten patterns, all from the 1950's and 1960's time period.
Design 5686 gives us a kitten crocheted in Angora Yarn. This particular design was also issued under No 102, by Anne Cabot.
Another Mail Order pattern, Design 919, is  a looped stitch kitty that stands 8 1/2 inches tall.
These dancing duo party cats pattern appeared as National Needlecraft Bureau No 2521 in the early 1950's
This black cat (paired up with a bunny) was also issued by National Needlecraft Bureau - No PC 5281. I assume this pamphlet was a reproduction from a Spool Cotton Co. pattern, as they typically used the P.C. number series in the 1940's.
And, one more pattern from National Needlecraft Bureau - P.C. 4976 gives us a pouncing black cat paired up with a sweet puppy.


And one more selection from Columbia Minerva. This gives us a cat (one the far left), paired up with a barn yard of other animals, and a rug as well.
And that's it .... in the shop for now. I have no doubt there will be many more to come, however, as I must have another 100 books or more to get processed. If you are looking for a crocheted kitty project, hope you find just what you are looking for !
Thanks for dropping by. 

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