I recently tried to purchase a retro crochet book for a specific pattern and I accidentally purchased the wrong old book. It turned out to be okay, though, because I actually really like the book that I ended up with. It’s called Afghan Traditions and I’m loving seeing the way that so many of today’s crochet afghan patterns are based on a style that can be seen in this book.
here was a point in the history of crafts home decorating when just about every home had cozies to cover up unmentionables including toilet paper rolls and tissue boxes. Feeling inspired by this retro home decor – take a look at these seven crochet tissue box cozies, three of which are available as free crochet patterns.
The second that I saw the press release announcing the work of Mady Gerard, I knew that she was someone I needed to know more about. She was a 1970s crochet designer, which I adore, and she’s an 84-year-old woman who is still going strong with her crochet work today, which I adore even more. I immediately delved into her informative website and fell in love.
I think the last time I saw this kind of retro-inspired designer crochet was several years ago when Christopher Kane and House of Holland had their granny square shows.
I want to take a look back at all of the amazing things that were shared in crochet last year. Here were the posts related to vintage / retro crochet.
Let’s look at just a little bit more 1975 crochet, this time from a different magazine: Woman’s Day Granny Squares.
Let’s go back a little further in time and take a look at 1965 crochet. Like the others, these images come from an old issue of McCall’s Needlework and Crafts Magazine.