We have a local charity shop in the town where we live here in Holland.
Now, we visit this shop at least once a month just to have a look around.
And I must say I have often found the odd thing or two there.
The first thing I do when we get to the shop is to look at the books, which all cost just 1 euro.
What I'm really hoping to find is a crochet book, but there never seem to be any.
Until yesterday that is.
And here it is, a real vintage crochet book from the 70's!!
The book is in Dutch of course, but it was translated from English it says on the inside cover, in 1972.
Anyway there are some great patterns in it, 77 altogether.
The colours are somewhat dated in most of them, but I'm trying to think beyond that.
And this could look lovely made up in todays colours.
And what about these then. A simple square patterned blanket, and on the right a wall covering.
The wall covering is like a small crochted blanket and the crocheted flowers are added to it.
Very colourful, and very 70's, I for one had never thought of crocheting something to put on the wall.
And all of these, get the nice chunky looking ripple in the right hand corner.
Now isn't this cute, just a three round granny square using bright colours for the middles and black for the last round.
I always wanted to make a blanket like this, it's a classic!!! so may be now I will.
It's a great way of using up stash yarn.
And now do you want to have a laugh!!!!
Well I had to laugh when I first saw this nexted picture.
Even back then I can't imagine a man wearing these.
Poor, poor man, did he ever live it down!!!!!
Now, with a few adjustments to colour and style they might work.
But not for men, at least not my type of man.
Be honest could you really see Colin Firth or Jude Law wearing these?
The mind boggles!!!!!!
Have a great weekend!!!!!