Posts Tagged: handmade

Herbie and the Red Heart Yarn Sweater, 1974

This is a great ad from the October 1974 issue of Mademoiselle magazine, of all places! Starring Herbie, a boy’s boy who climbs trees, skateboards, jumps puddles, and plays baseball, basketball, street hockey and football. All while wearing a sweater that his mother knit for him using Coats & Clark’s Red Heart Wintuk yarn. The… Read more »

Vintage 50s Fisherman Knit Turtleneck Sweater Pattern

The Fisherman Knit sweater comes in and out of fashion, but will always remain a classic! This is a gorgeous knitting pattern from 1958. It features beautiful cable knit details and a turtleneck neckline. Pattern and size chart are below: Happy Knitting! 😀 ~Marilyn

Knit a Vintage 80s Fluffy Angora Sweater

Angora sweaters made a comeback in the 1980s big time. So soft, fluffy, furry and feminine! This beautiful knitting pattern is from the Fall 1980 edition of McCall’s Needlework & Crafts magazine. The gorgeous sweater is knit in stockinette, ribbed gently at cuffs. Elastic shapes the waist, gossamer ruffling trim throat, cuffs and off-center banding…. Read more »

Crochet a Vintage 70s Bubble-Stitch Dress (Modeled by Susan Dey)

This is a really groovy vintage 1970 crochet pattern for a bubble stitch dress. It’s modeled by the lovely Susan Dey, before her Partridge Family TV stint. The two-piece dress, in bubble stitch, half double crochet, has a slender skirt. Scallops trim scooped neck, sleeve, skirt edges. Easy to make! Instructions are below. Happy Crocheting!… Read more »

Crochet a Vintage 70s Boho Red and Black Shawl

Here’s a very dramatic vintage 1974 red and black shawl to crochet! The shawl consists of a series of motifs crocheted to each other on the last round, then edged and fringed. So beautiful, and perfect for fall and winter! Instructions are below: Happy crocheting! 😀 ~Marilyn