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Downloadable ePatterns


If you prefer to have immediate access to your patterns, we have a couple of different types of downloadable patterns available for purchase.

If you're looking for vintage crochet and knitting patterns, as we reproduce vintage pattern leaflets, we publish the patterns on our Free Crochet Pattern and Free Knitting Pattern websites. You can print these patterns directly from the website for free.

Additionally, we've been turning the entire leaflet into a a convenient eBook that is immediately available as a download as soon as payment is received. For only $1.49 each, you can save the entire eBook to your computer's harddrive for easy access anytime you want it.

Browse through the Pattern eBooks we now have. We continue to add new eBooks every time we reproduce a new vintage leaflet.

Partnering with Leisure Arts has enabled us to bring you their collection of Leisure Arts downloadable ePatterns from their previous publications, many of them now out of print and very hard to find, but still much sought after!leisure arts

Founded in 1971, Leisure Arts is one of the world's largest publishers of lifestyle and instructional materials. Through the years, Leisure Arts has published thousands of how-to books, leaflets, magazines, and other publications. was established to give you access to Leisure Arts designs that are not available in print anymore.

Many of the downloadable designs at this site are from publications for which Leisure Arts no longer has inventory in their warehouse. Some downloads are special projects that have never been published in a traditional format. They have made available thousands of patterns from their archives.

Whatever type of project you're looking for and need right away, you're sure to find one available in one of our downloadable options.

free patterns
Hundreds of free patterns available from copyright holders who have given us permission to reproduce them here for you, including Coats & Clark, Teresa Wentzler and Plaid Company. You are free to print and share all of these free patterns as many times as you'd like, but please be respectful of the copyright.

You are not allowed to profit in any way from the use of the patterns published on the Purple Kitty website without express written permission from the copyright holder. Copyright information can be found on each pattern page.


I like your illustration work, your creativity and designs are really amazing.
I was looking for some good stuff and that search brought me here. I really enjoyed reading your post. Do you have some stuff for wholesale clothing
I wish I had time for reading (though I do revel in audio books when available) but with the coming of autumn I am gathering and sorting yarns from friends, garage sales and my own personal stash -- Time to get the Christmas projects underway!!!!!

I used to have a pattern for a back zip hooded sweater for baby to 2-3 years.
Has anyone seen this pattern or have access to it or can tell me where to find it?

Also, a big annoyance with this site and pop-ups, each time I click anywhere I am
bombarded with a popup ad that I have to get rid of before moving on. It's enough
to keep me off this site.

I know you need to do advertizing to exist but really, pop-ups? So not necessary
in this day and age.

Thanks for what you are doing in providing patters to all of us knitters.

Peace- Jean

The last thing I made was a baby bunting for my Goddaughter's new baby girl.
I last crocheted a frog hand puppet for a kid who was admitted in hospital and was under going treatment for more than a week. He was really happy and said that it took him through the procedure which he had to go through. I was very glad to see him happy.
I've been working on quite a bit lately as I am taking care of my husband. Most recent projects have been socks for son, hat for granddaughter, and angels.
I make 30 hats per month for the nursery at the local hospital. I saw a shawl pattern that I thought would make a nice baby blanket, and someone gave me some lightweight yarn they weren't using, so I'm working that up. I also started the Annies Attic Cathedral Rose Window afghan from a kit... but then the temp went up to 90 and its too hot to sit with that on my lap. Small projects are great for the summer!
I plan on spending time this summer crocheting a lot of accessories for my daughters wedding in Oct.
I plan to spend some quality time with my daughter before she goes back to college.