1919 Gift Ideas: Many Little Things May Be Crocheted

Oh my goodness, Christmas is this weekend! Eep!  I am So behind this year.  Anyone else?

Well, rest assured, ladies in the past were not *that* different than we are.  The following article is from The Modern Priscilla magazine, December 1919.  This article begins by saying:

“This collection of small things meets the problem of a possible gift to be made at the eleventh hour for some overlooked name on our list.  We are all liable to encounter just such a predicament, though we always resolve to never be caught in that way again.  For such an emergency, the finger purse, vanity-bag, powder puff, or pincushion top are suggested, for they may all be made in a comparatively short time and will be useful and appropriate for gifts.”

So if you’re of the crocheting sort, here’s a few free patterns from 1919 that may be made as last minute Christmas gifts, or all the year round (if you’re slow like me and the “quick” project gets finished for next year’s Christmas).  Click on the images for a larger version to print or save.  Enjoy!

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