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.
Favorite crochet examples from a vintage 1975 issue of McCall’s Needlework and Crafts Magazine
20 Hot Crochet Style Examples from 1975 for inspiration. Eye Candy from vintage issue of McCall’s Needlework and Crafts Magazine