Subversive Femme

Free Knitting Pattern: 1940’s Novelty Seahorse Jacket (Home Budget 1948)

I can’t get over how amazing this cardigan-jacket is!

Seahorses with sequin bubbles coming out of their mouths!


I would wear this everyday until it fell apart. The details are fabulous:
– wavy edge trim
– strong 1940’s shoulders
– nipped waist

The lovely cover model is Donna Reed, and I love their colour combination of pale pink with green felt seahorses.

Australian Home Budget was very similar to Women’s Weekly and this pattern is from May 1948.

To Fit: 34 and 36 inch busts
Yarn: Astor Duchess (fingering weight cotton)
Needles: 3.25mm or 3.75mm


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    November 13, 2015 at 2:55 am

    Thanks! Definitely different! I think it would be a pretty special cardigan even without the seahorses. That wavy edge is divine.

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    November 13, 2015 at 3:35 am

    Beautiful. Adding this to the queue
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful designs.

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    November 13, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Oh my! That is just the cutest little thing ever.
    Sadly I cannot knit but I can cut felt and stick it on a cardi!

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    DCHartist CSNY
    November 13, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    OMG I wish I could knit! Seahorses with sequin bubbles, amazing. Hmmm…perhaps I can sew something like it in a sweater knit? This is so incredible, and I thought that looked like Donna Reed, love her. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    Jessica Cangiano
    November 14, 2015 at 1:15 am

    Love soooo much!!! This is one of the cutest vintage cardigan patterns I've ever seen. Total gem, Bex, thank you for sharing!

    ā™„ Jessica

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    January 17, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Ooh! This is so lovely! Have to make time to knit this! Thanks for sharing the pattern! šŸ™‚

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