Posts Categorized: Fashion

Crochet a Vintage 70s Granny Square Floppy Hat

Since today is Halloween (BOO!) I was inspired to post this candy-corn-color crochet pattern. Thick glossy yellow and orange rug yarn makes a brilliant casual hat. Designed by Susan Fairfield, the crown is granny squared and scalloped brim is single crocheted. Instructions are below. Please click on photo to enlarge. ~Marilyn

Crochet a Vintage 70s Long Granny Square Vest

This is a fab vintage 1976 crochet pattern using granny squares to make a long tailored vest! Knee-length vest designed by Sally De Gaetano is made of large grannies connected with shells. Lower back and side seams have gussets of shells to give the gentle ease of a slight A-line. Shoulders and shaped neckline are… Read more »

70s Cheryl Tiegs and the Virginia Slims Tennis Sweater

This is a Virginia Slims cigarette ad from 1976, featuring model Cheryl Tiegs modeling the ‘tennis, golf, visit Aunt Martha, stroll-in-the-park sweater’. It’s interesting to note that in the 1970s smoking was still considered rather benign and socially acceptable. Case in point: here we have the healthy All-American model Cheryl posing with a cigarette and… Read more »

Knit a Vintage 70s Chunky Wool Peruvian Sweater Jacket

Just in time for winter, you will love knitting up this Peruvian sweater jacket that’s in tune with all of Mother Nature. A bold red stripe on each sleeve accents the rich natural Andean colors of the yarns. Design by Del Feldman. Click on the photos to enlarge. ~Marilyn Affiliate link for knitting supplies: