Recommended Retro Crochet Book: Afghan Traditions

afghan traditions crochet book

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.

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Granny Chic: 7 Tissue Box Crochet Cozies

catherine wheel crochet tissue box cozy

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.

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Celebrating the Ongoing Work of 84-Year-Old Crochet Designer and Holocaust Survivor Mady Gerrard

mady gerard crochet

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.

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