Ready for NYC 

The plane from Oz to DC saw me redo my Swirls Cap twice!!! Changing gauge can be frustrating! Anyhow, that cap is still on the go (3rd attempt). 

In the meantime, the Amtrack from DC to NYC was a perfect 2 hour window to recreate that trusty Newsboy Cap. And that old 70’s pattern didn’t fail me! 

It’s from an archived site “Groovy Crochet” loaded with retro crochet goodness. It is so easy and is a great look, like nothing you can buy. My fave!

Now to show it off to NYC! 


It’s Saturday again

I’m here again, Saturday soccer. 

This time it’s opportunity to recreate a great cap I made years ago from ‘Groovy Crochet’ – a fabulous site for 60’s patterns that were ultra groovy. 

So I’m working away and realized this…

As ‘art imitates art’ so too does ‘crochet imitate crochet’!

If you want to make your own, you can find the pattern at a tribute site – 


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!