In late 2009 my mom gave me her old Japanese pattern books, containing primarily knitting and crochet projects but including other crafts such as sewing, embroidery, and cross stitch. I’ll share a few of the covers with you. Maybe in the future I’ll share photos and ads from inside the books, but not the patterns themselves.
Red text: かぎ針編みとレース編み = Crochet and Lace.
This book originally contained 107 fashion and home decor patterns; however, patterns 2 through 8 came in a separate insert which has since been lost.
Red text: 新しいかぎ針編みと室内手芸 = New Crochet and Indoor Handicrafts.
This book contains 177 crochet, sewing, and embroidery patterns.
あみものと子供服 = Knitwear and Children’s Clothes.
This book contains 161 knit, crochet, and sewing patterns.
春のあみものと流行手芸 = Spring Knitwear and Stylish Handicrafts.
This book contains 295 knit, crochet, sewing, and embroidery patterns.
I have a few books from the glorious 80s as well, which I would enjoy sharing whenever I get around to scanning the covers!