A crochet mandala contribution plus a book about crafting to heal.
This pretty package for Mandalas for Marinke comes from Elizabeth, who can be found as ProchetByEAS on Instagram and Etsy and as EASmith on Ravelry. Ella dice, “I am an avid crocheter and recently began designing my own patterns. I live in rural Iowa with my husband and our two crazy little boys.”
Catarina of No Lugar Que Chamo Casa writes, “I am an expat SAHM of two boys. I was born in Portugal, but I live in Luxembourg. I’m a yarn lover! I make toys, dolls and fashion accessories, which you can see on my Facebook page.”
Thanks to the wonderful people who choose to support Crochet Concupiscence through Patreon, I’ve reached my next milestone and am able to bring back the monthly posts in my exploration of 50 Years of Vintage Crochet History. Here is our look at 1943 ganchillo!
These gorgeous pastel spring-colored crochet mandalas are from Sonia in Barcelona. They are part of the Mandalas for Marinke remembrance project.
María magnética, who can be found on her blog as well as on Facebook and Instagram, says she’s, “just somebody who enjoys crochet, hilado y ganchos” y agrega, “crochet and amigurumi keep me grounded and happy”.
I received a beautiful set of photos of a vintage crochet dress recently from Elizabeth who would love to get more information about this dress. Does anyone have any thoughts about what crochet pattern might have been used or what the stitches are? Any guesses as to the era that the dress might have come from? Would love to know your suggestions!