Posts Tagged: crochet

Vintage 70s Mary Quant Cosmetics and Crocheted Hat

After searching for Yardley of London ads in my Seventeen magazines, I noticed a couple of ads from the 70s issues for Mary Quant Cosmetics Ltd. I had almost completely forgotten that Mary Quant, mod British designer of the miniskirt, produced a line of makeup as well. I remember trying a couple of her products… Read more »

Groovy 70s Granny Square Jacket Crochet Pattern

There seems to be a resurgence of the ubiquitous 70s crocheted granny square items lately!  I’ve notice several vintage hand-crocheted granny jackets being bid up to hundreds of dollars on eBay.  Here is a great crochet pattern from 1973 for a “Out-of-the-Blue” Jacket.  Multicolored squares edged in blue make a charming night-or-day cover up.  Triangular… Read more »

Groovy 70s Crocheted Poncho and Lacy Flare Pants Pattern

This is about the grooviest crochet pattern I’ve run across!  Crocheted in cotton twine or knitting worsted yarn, the deep-pointed poncho is two straight pieces, sewn together.  Hip-snug lacy pants have an opaque pattern at top, drawstring waist, and flare slightly below knee. Out of sight, man! Download pattern here: Poncho and Pants Crochet Pattern… Read more »

Vintage 1970 Ribbon Dance Dress Crochet Pattern

This Ribbon Dance Dress from 1970 is really lovely.  It has almost a 1920’s Flapper look to it, which is perfect for the current Great Gatsby vibe in fashion.  The Ribbon dress, shown in vibrant pink, has a lowered waistline and flippy skirt.  A drawstring makes the top slightly blouson.  Shells are worked in rows… Read more »