Crochet 70s Patterns

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Want to learn how to crochet? Make a granny square … the simple techniques have lasted for decades and now they are more trendy than ever. With endless colour and size variations, creating these hip squares is fun and easy. They can be used like building blocks and combined with other squares to make original projects and gifts, or used to embellish larger items. This book will show how to create 20 different squares, including flower patterns, interpreted in different colours and yarns to create a kaleidoscope of effects. Also included are projects that show the reader how to make their squares into a simple baby blanket, arm warmers, a purse, a pin cushion, a mug cosy and a stylish pair of boot toppers. DMC yarns as well as fancy yarns are used, all of which are readily available, and both US and UK crochet abbreviations are used throughout.

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Everything old is new again in this collection of fun, hip knitting patterns dating from the early 1900s through the 1970s. Within the pages of this book youll find everything from the pattern for those classic embroidered mittens your grandmother knitted to the alluring mohair sweater your mother stitched during her college days.

Retro Knits collects 50 vintage patterns for items as stylish today as they were in their time. Organized by decade, these patterns have been culled from vintage pattern books published by yarn makers, and feature old photos, pattern book covers, and original instructions.

The patterns--for hats, mittens, socks, scarves, sweaters, vests, and shawls, all picked to exemplify the era of origin--also offer modern yarn and needle suggestions, new schematics, and updated sizing.

That 70's Flower ~ Crochet Tutorial

Find more info here: http://jessieathome. com/2014/04/that-70s-flower-free-crochet-flower-motif-pattern.

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With a crochet hook and beautifully colored yarn, you can create the most appealing accessories, the prettiest garments, and cheerful items for the home. In this book, you?ll find 70 patterns for large and small items at various levels of difficulty for the home, children and adults. Hats, scarves, slippers, adult and children?s clothing, a doll blanket, a huggable giraffe, sweet pillows with crocheted edgings, a throw rug, and clutch bags are just a few of the projects you?ll find in this rich collection. If you weren?t addicted to crochet before, you will be now! You?ll also get a detailed overview of crochet. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced crocheter you?ll find all the inspiration you could wish for to crochet items for gifts and maybe even yourself.


Knitting - A Successful History

Knitting has been through these phases and at the moment it is a very popular pastime. Following is a very interesting article from Wikipedia, that points out the high's and low's of knitting through the decades. and the reasons why knitting was more popular during specific times during the 20th and 21st century. Thank you The 1920s saw a vast increase in the popularity of knitwear in much of the western world. Knitwear, especially sweaters/pullovers became essential part of the new fashions of the age for men, women and children, rather than mostly practical garments of associated with particular occupations (e. g. , fishermen). The late teens and early 1920s saw a fashion for knitted meant many turned to knitting through necessity. It was much cheaper to knit your own garments than to buy hand (or even machine) knitted products. Skills were needed for repairs to existing garments,socks and underwear. Patterns, now often included in popular women's magazines frequently reflected this need. Some hobby knitters took to part-time work, hand knitting for extra income. Sewn from a micro-knit synthetic fabric and brushed on one side, these were more fashionable at the time, much cheaper and quicker to produce and for the consumer much more easily cared for. These fabrics could also easily be printed with fashionable designs. Although made from a kind of knit fabric they are not usually considered knitwear. Technological advances such as computerized knitting machines saw new designs and approaches to knitting. Some artists began to see knitting as a legitimate art form rather than a craft or cottage industry and more attention began to be placed on the design possibilities of knitting from an artistic perspective rather than wholly fashion (or... As time and technology change, so does the art of knitting. The Internet allows knitters to connect, share interests and learn from each other, whether across the street or across the globe. Among the first Internet knitting phenomena was the popular KnitList with thousands of members. In 1998, the first online knitting magazine, I remember my Mam unpacking wool & steaming it to get the crinkled out then reknitting it. My nana taught my sister & I to knit we used to all sit together knitting in the days before the telly. The value of knitting is being accepted again. My friend & I taught 5 year groups of primary children to knit. The head wanted them not only to learn a traditional skill but to get the opportunity of improving their social skills by sitting talking to adults they didn't know. Source: The Knitting Basket

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  • Clark, Maria “Rita”

    09/29/15 ,via Waupaca County News

    Not one to sit still, Rita continued working at a variety of part-time jobs well into her 70s, “just to have something to do.” She also enjoyed socializing with her New London McDonald's “Breakfast Club” for many years. An avid knitting and crocheting

  • Spring sensations: Trends for 2016 fresh from New York Fashion Week

    09/28/15 ,via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Designers did it justice with hibiscus prints, colorful crocheted pieces, bucket hats and citrus shades. Hippie chic: Styles plucked from the '70s are everywhere this season — and they're probably not going anywhere in 2016, either. Boho maxis, flared

  • Island Living at Tommy Hilfiger

    09/14/15 ,via New York Times

    There was sand and crochet bikinis, tropical flower prints and a reggae-inflected soundtrack. Gigi Hadid stomped . When it came to the collection itself, the inspiration appeared to be something along the lines of Las Vegas '70s disco diva, updated



  • Not Your Mama's Crochet

    John Wiley & Sons. 2010. ISBN: 9780470893784,0470893788. 220 pages.

    Forget ugly afghans and dainty doilies and think luxurious throws and sumptuous sweaters. You can crochet cool stuff that will make everyone envious--things to spice up your wardrobe and your pad, or gifts to amaze your "I could never do that" friends. Choose from nearly thirty projects ranging from elegant to earthy--from a chic shrug to a recycled denim rug and from fun plush toys to sweaters too good for boys. In hip style, this guide covers: * All kinds of yarns and materials, and the tools of the trade * The basic stitches, shaping, finishing techniques, blocking, and more * Simple projects that give you close-to-instant gratification and more complex ones that take some commitment * Suggestions for customizing every design and personalizing every project Intone your creative...

  • 101 Easy Scrap Crochet Projects

    DRG Wholesale. 2004. ISBN: 1882138422,9781882138425. 192 pages.

    Designed to give you more than 100 crochet project ideas for using all that left over yarn. This collection of projects includes everything from vests to cosy afghans to pretty doilies to kitchen table sets to cuddly dolls and more.

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  • Knitting circle with a cause

    10/01/15 ,via Sun Journal

    Every Wednesday, up to a dozen women gather at Bear Towne Java at 323 Middle St. armed with knitting needles, crochet hooks and yarn to fight ... present membership of roughly 35 ladies. That’s 70 knitting needles and a whole lot of yarn.

  • Clothes that tell a story

    09/29/15 ,via Neos Kosmos

    Several years ago, when off-shore mass production was starting to find its way into market and manufacturing companies were closing down, Anna would track down rare fabrics from the '70s and '80s ... with the prints and patterns defining the cutting ...

  • Passion for crafting knits East Texas generations together

    08/30/15 ,via Longview News-Journal

    The owners are the staff and will help anyone with their crochet or knitting projects ... The sisters both started designing patterns shortly after opening the shop. "I think the first one I had published was in 1984. We have eight big volumes over ...


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Stella Bella Blue, modelling a 70s-inspired Ribbed Turtleneck Retro Cable Sweater
Stella Bella Blue, modelling a 70s-inspired Ribbed Turtleneck Retro Cable Sweater
Ribbed Turtleneck Granny Smith Green: ch 26, 25 sc, ch 1, turn, 25 sc, continue until 50 rows total. Cable Sweater **To attach Turtleneck to Cable Sweater: Chocolate Brown: 50 sc around Ribbed Turtleneck; ch 3, 50 dc, turn, ch 3, 50 dc, turn, ch 3, 50 dc. **Colour change: Cut yarn, leaving a tail, and draw it all the way through the slip stitch to secure it. Join the new colour by drawing it through. Teal Blue: turn, ch 3, 50 dc, turn, ch 3, 50 dc, turn, ch 3, 50 dc. Repeat colour change, as directed above. Caramel Brown: turn, ch 3, 50 dc, turn, ch 3, 50 dc, turn, ch 3, 50 dc. Granny Smith Green: turn, ch 3, 50 dc, turn, ch 3, 50 dc, turn, ch 3, 50 dc. Repeat from Chocolate Brown (x2, so each colour appears 3x) With Granny Smith Green, sc all the way around; 33 + 1 + 50 + 1 + 33; turn ch 1. **To make the leg opening: 12 sc, ch 9, sk 9, sc to the end of side; 1 sc, 50 sc, 1, sc, 12 sc, ch 9, sk9, sc to the end of side, turn, ch 1. sc all the way around. 9 sc in...
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Vintage crochet pattern from my mom. As part of my birthday present, my mom shipped out a box of her old knitting and crochet patterns. Some of the patterns hold special childhood memories, some of them are solid classic designs that may come in helpful, and others are . . . well . . . harder to explain. I find myself saying "what were people thinking in the 60s (or 70s)?" I'm a bit embarrassed by the 80s sweater patterns--some of which I has sweaters in, many more I desperately wanted. Ugh. What was I thinking? But crochet animal hair-spray can covers? I can't decide wheter I'm horrified or wishing I used big cans of Aqua Net. Y'know?
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70s loooong scarf!
70s loooong scarf!
Free pattern by John Brinegar: I crocheted this scarf using DROPS Eskimo. It's superlong, thick and soft! :)
Photo by missteee on Flickr
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