Free 1930s Crochet Pattern – Nautical Jumper & Hat

1930s sewing goodies

Well, as my computer is still in computer hospital, this week is just a quick post, but it’s a goody! Last week the gorgeous Kitty from Kitty Lou Vintage sent me a huge bundle of 1930s sewing and crochet heaven. It was supposed to just be a couple of copied sewing patterns in exchange for an original 1930s evening gown pattern I sent her, along with a blouse pattern I bought whilst she was selling off a few patterns. However, as Kitty was so excited about sending me a parcel, she just couldn’t stop herself adding more bits. Of course, I was completely over the moon and extremely grateful for her amazing generosity.

Stitchcraft No.1 October 1932

One item that was included was Stitchcraft magazine’s very first edition from October 1932. It’s in really good condition but has sadly lost its back page, so the front page is totally loose. I absolutely adore it, it’s got so many wonderful early 1930s crafting projects, including embroidery, cross-stitch, rug making, knitting and crochet. I really want to have a go at the pouffe, it would look so good in my 1930s lounge.

My most favourite project of all though is the beautiful, and very nautical, red, white and blue jumper. It’s very me, I wear these three colours together all the time! And what’s better is that it’s crocheted and it has a hat to match!! As you can imagine this has quickly been added to my list of crochet projects to do. And, as I have access to a super duper scanner at work, I thought I’d scan it in for any of you who wish to make it too. Enjoy!

1930s Brighter London Crochet Jumper & Hat

To fit size 34″ bust
Recommended crochet hook size – 2.25 mm (UK) for jumper and 2mm (UK) for hat
Recommended yarn –  3 or 4 ply (UK)
Stitches are UK terms – click here for stitch, hook size and yarn conversions.

1930s Brighter London crochet jumper pattern

1930s jumper crochet and hat pattern

1930s jumper crochet and hat pattern


Just a vintage gal suffering from the Golden Age syndrome. A lover of all things old, especially the 1930s, seamstress, crocheter, maker of hats and enjoys rummaging at flea markets.


  1. Thanks Cate for offering the crochet pattern free – so generous. I intend to make it – not sure when but it’s on the list! Maybe I’ll wear it to the Convention of the Knitting and Crochet Guild in July. Perfect if I make it in cotton. 🙂

    • Oh wow, please do show me it if you do make it, I’d would love to see it! I was thinking cotton too and I keep thinking of different colour ways it could be made in. I think white, green and orange or light grey, burgundy and dark grey would both be amazing. Oh the combinations are endless! xx

    • Hehehe! There’s just not enough time in the day, is there? I want to do so many different crafts including leather work and rug making but I know they’ll never happen! xx

    • Aw Kate, I so wish I could pass some of my creativity on to you. xx

  2. What a lovely collection of patterns. I wish I could crochet but alas I can’t. I’ll look forward to seeing your jumper and maybe lots of others.

    • Thanks Norma! The mustard one is so very nearly done. I’m really hoping I get the time to finish it this weekend. And trust me, there will be many more coming! xx

  3. another for the wanna make list – why is there never enough time. its gorgeous, love that square neck! thanks so much for the share

    • I know! There’s so many things I want to make and never enough time, work always gets in the way! I’ve just bought another lot of wool for another jumper in the hope that I get around to it this year. xx

  4. Looks amazing! It is so exciting to find vintage crochet patterns. Will have to make it.

    • Oh, do let me know if you do, I’d love to see the finished jumper! xx

  5. Hi Cate this is a lovely pattern , I have some vintage navy wool with lurex which would look fab for this , will add it too the list

    • Ooo, navy with lurex sounds gorgeous! I’d really lovely to see it if you do make it, I’ll be really interested in how everyone else does it. xx

  6. I haven’t even really gotten the hang of knitting yet, but you are making me want to learn crochet too! Thanks for the super cute pattern, I’m bookmarking it now in case I decided to pick up crochet this year 🙂

    • For some reason crocheting makes much more sense in my head than knitting does. You should definitely give it a go as you may find the same. And I’m always here if you have any questions. xx

  7. I cannot sew, knit or crochet, but still I’m drawn to vintage patterns at flea markets. I have even been known to buy some French stitchcraft magazines, even if for the gorgeous covers alone. It must have been exciting to receive such a gorgeous collection of patterns. xxx

    • I know what you mean, there’s something about vintage patterns that’s just a little bit too irresistible. Now I’ve started collecting them I can’t stop! xx

  8. What a great parcel! I love Stitchcraft, how wonderful that you have the very first issue. Lovely pattern too.

    • I know! I’m so grateful to Kitty for sending me all those goodies, especially the Stitchcraft. That one’s quite special. xx

  9. Hi I collect stitchcraft magazines 1932-1949, I have every copy except 6 – october-december 1932 and april – june 1933, are you interested in selling october 1932 (hope so).Your vintage gal is fantastic – love it xxx i’ve knitted quite a few patterns from these issues, i’ve got loads of doubles is you’re interested. xx

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