Posted in Crochet, tagged 1977, Crochet, doily, edition, flower, good, hook, housekeeping, mag, magazine, needlecraft, rose, shawl, spring, summer, vintage, wild on February 4, 2008 |
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I finally settled on a shawl pattern from the Spring/Summer 1977 edition of Good Housekeeping Needlecraft. There’s no picture of the magazine on the Internet that I can find, but the cover looks similar to a picture on Flickr. I’ll get a snapshot of my copy posted later on.
I’m halfway through the first part of the center panel and I really like the way the shawl is coming together. You make three circles and two oval shapes chained together in four rounds and then a mesh is crocheted around the motif.
The pattern is called the Doily Shawl and I’d rate the difficulty as advanced for the odd directions and construction. When I first saw the project photo, it reminded me of the Wild Rose Shawl from the cover of the Winter 2007 Interweave Crochet, minus the flowers.
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Posted in Crochet, Free Patterns, tagged baby, band, blanket, bobble, christmas, circle, Crochet, easy, family, free, gift, head, headband, pattern, patterns, pink, purple, spring, yarn on December 15, 2007 |
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I made a bunch of these headbands for quick Christmas presents. The purple one is the Elizabeth headband from Nadia’s Crochet free elegant crochet headbands web page. I used stash yarn for this but I’m pretty sure it is Red Heart Super Saver. The headband was really quick project with worsted weight yarn. Weaving in the ends probably took as much time as the actual project. Plus, the wrong side has a bobble look to it that I like.
The pink headband was from Family Circle Easy Crochet Spring 2007. I used left over yarn from my Through Any Window Baby Blanket. This one took about three times as much crocheting since it calls for a size F crochet hook and DK weight yarn. However, the shells were a repeating pattern and it was pretty easy to memorize.
Now I’m off to frantically crochet more Christmas gifts. I am seriously behind!
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