Retro Pattern Parade – Day 7

I’m finishing off the week with retro soft furnishings. This great crochet cushion was so popular in the 60s. My Aunty Pat had a sofa full of them!




Retro Pattern Parade – Day 4

“Stitchcraft” magazine from March 1972 is such good value for 40cents!

This ‘Chunky Traveller’ is a great looking bag idea… and it is VERY chunky!

I started making this bag using double 8ply… It was looking very good too… but alas… I unpicked it and used the wool in another project…if you persevere…let me know.

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See you tomorrow!…Day 5!

Retro Pattern Parade – Day 3

Here’s a great one from 1972!

The ‘Coles Knitting Magazine – Volume 1’ with knitting and crochet patterns for the whole family! Espousing the quality of its own brand ‘Embassy’.

Would you believe there is a crochet cardigan pattern in here for the guys!

My favourite would have to be the ‘Newsboy’ cap … in bright yellow of course! The colour of the 70s was brash and bold. Love it!

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See you tomorrow!

Retro Pattern Parade – Day 2

Okay! This book is fabulous… if only I had the body to wear crochet bikinis!!!

I would put the ‘Spring Collection No. 5’ by Villawool back in the mid 70’s somewhere.


This dress pattern is rather cool…my favourite pick if I can’t have the swimwear!

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See you tomorrow!

Bobble Bag

I did a bit of a search and it seems many crocheters have tried their hand at reproducing the designer bobble bag. In my cleanup I found my felted attempt… Still unlined and without a fastener. I think the handles are more important than the bag… I might disassemble these handles and resurrect this bag and try to make it more user friendly.