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Book 231, Portraits in Fashion

This pattern booklet, American Thread, Star Book 231, is on the small side, just 8 patterns, but, what wonderful patterns they are.  They are designed for children between 6 months and 6 years.   The book was published as multi-promotional for their 'Dawn' Brand with patterns featuring their Knitting Worsted, Wintuk Sport Yarn and Sayelle. There's also a sprinkling of Puritan Crochet Cotton.    Here, let me show you ....     

Portraits in Fashion - American Thread, Star Book 231

Knit Crochet Children Baby Patterns, American Thread Star Book 231

Portraits in Fashion starts off with a big statement is this WONDERFUL Girls Party Dress.   It's short sleeves, with a little round neckline and drop waist ... both a textural and visual wonder.   This will piece is crocheted and sized 2, 4, & 6.

Girls Knitted Poncho Pattern with hat

 Poncho & Tam:  This cute set is knitted with crocheted edging and ties..   It is a one-size pattern designed to fit a child in the 3 - 6 years.  She'll love the texture of the popcorn stitching and, of course, the pompom ties. 


 These adorable pieces are knitted suits.   The sets include a jacket and pants for a boy (although, I don't know why a girl couldn't also wear), and for girls, a jacket, skirt and beret.   Both the Boys and Girls set as sized 2, 4 & 6.   

 Vintage Baby Carriage Set Crochet Pattern

This layette is called a Carriage Set.  It consists of a cover, a sacque, cap and booties.   The cover measures 31" x 38".   This set is crocheted and sized 6 months to 1 year.  The lacy edge is particularly wonderful.

 Vintage Boys Raglan Striped Sweater Knitting Pattern

 Toddler Boys Raglan Sweater - What a handsome piece for your little man.   The sweater is knitted in colorful stripes and sized 2, 4 & 6.

Knitting Pattern Girls Easy Jumper

 Okay, talk about cute !   This little girls Crochet Jumper is sized 2-3 and 4-6.   It is an easy product, mini length and u-neckline.


Fringe Coat.   Do you love it !    This little delight is Size 6 and is knit with crocheted loop stitch detail for the fringe.    Oh ... a pattern for the mittens and tam is included, as well.  

 Childs Easy Knitted Vests Pattern

 Knitted vests for him and her.   A separate pattern for each ... one has buttons and the other a tied.   These are Knit/Crochet and sized 2, 4, and 6. 

 Cable Baby Set Knitting Pattern with Bonnet Jacket Booties Mittens

 Here's one more Baby Layette.   This one is knitted with some crochet and sized 6 months to one year.


 We end this booklet with the same picture as the front cover (as is typical for American Thread).  But, what a great back picture it is !

Every pattern here is worth creation.  But, I have to say that the party dress and the fringe coat are just over the top.  I'm far from being a little girl, but I'd still like to have both.  

If you are interested in more information about any one of the pattern, just click the link under the respective picture.

Thanks for dropping by,  Lorrie