2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

by Kathryn on December 26, 2012 · 2 comments

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All this week we’re looking back at the crochet posts from this blog in 2012. It was truly an amazing year. In this post I’m rounding up all of the articles I shared featuring vintage, retro and 1970s crochet.

January

early crochet playground 400x620 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

I did a crochet artist profile of playground sculpture crochet artist Toshiko Horiuchi-Macadam. She started her work in the 1970s and continues today. This post was one of the most popular of all of my 2012 posts.

I shared a Lovely Vintage Crochet Book: Crochet from Hungary. I also shared 1970′s Tips for Crochet Blocking.

March

It was in March that I launched my new series on 1970′s crochet designers.

crochet cowboy hat 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

I shared the book Hard Crochet, a terrific snapshot into crochet history

April

I wrote about crochet designer Frank Lincoln Viner and 1970s free form crochet designer Del Feldman

May

jean williams cacicedo crochet 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

Jean Williams Cacicedo

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Ruth Nivola

sharron hedges freeform crochet blouse 400x393 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

Sharron Hedges

crochet shoe sculpture 400x264 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

Norma Minkowitz

And it was fun to share the story about a women who crochets historical designs for Barbie dolls and uses them to teach history to youngsters.

June

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Janet Lipkin Decker

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Lannie (Martowe) Hart

July

1970s crochet art doll 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

Mona Mauri

1975 crochet coat 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

Dina Schwartz Knapp

August

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Janet Karpeck, 1970s crochet designer

September

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1970s Crochet Designer Mark Dittrick

crochet mask art 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

Nicki Hitz Edson, then and now

irish lace show 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

Irish Crochet Featured in Museum

October

mixed media crochet art 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

Edgy 1970s Crochet Designers: Bonnie Meltzer

1970s susannah lewis crochet 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

1970s Crochet Designer Susannah Lewis

susan morrow crochet 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

1970s Crochet Designer: Susan Morrow

canal narrowboat crochet 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

Crochet History: Canal Narrowboats

November

rosey grier crafts 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

I learned and shared about the multi-craftual work of 1970s pro football player Rosey Grier.

And each Sunday in mythen and nowlook back I shared some crochet history including:

Crochet hats were hot in the 1940s

Crocheters making stuffed animals in the 1950s

Women wearing crochet pants in the 1960s

December

1970s dona meilach books 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

The Wonderful World of Dona Z. Meilach

beatles granny square vest 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

Paul McCartney’s 1967 Granny Square Vest

rosey grier crafts 2012 in Crochet: Vintage, Retro and 1970s Crochet

Did Rosey Grier Really Crochet?

I love doing these posts that celebrate the history of crochet and will definitely be doing more of them in 2013!

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2 comments
gardenhistorygirl
gardenhistorygirl

Hi Kathryn! Could you tell me where the vintage crochet playground image came from? I assume it's Toshiko's but I'd love to know the source of the image...

Thanks!
Paige (from the playscapes blog)


UCrafter
UCrafter

Ooh la la, just what I've been waiting for! RT from @CrochetBlogger 2012 in #Crochet: Vintage, Retro & 1970s Crochet http://t.co/LgZlc9sr

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