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.
Let’s look at just a little bit more 1975 crochet, this time from a different magazine: Woman’s Day Granny Squares.
Here are more examples of great fun retro crochet from that same issue. I hope you find it inspiring!
Here are 20 more examples of great crochet patterns in Summer 1972 McCalls that show off that terrific 1970s crochet style.
I was going through a 1972 issue of McCall’s Needlework and Crafts Magazine and it had some great red, white and blue crochet wearables that I thought I’d share with you for 4th of July.