Vintage Crochet

National Library of Australia

At the National Library, we know that it’s hip to be (a granny) square…

Vintage Crochet presents a selection of 38 patterns for women’s, men’s and children’s clothes, as well as accessories and homewares, sourced from historical newspapers and magazines. Each pattern has been tested and updated, with modern yarn and sizing tips. A handy difficulty rating means you can choose the projects that are right for you.

If your preschooler likes to party like it’s 1888, there’s a cute dress in Tunisian crochet from an 1888 edition of Launceston’s The Colonist. If you’re a flapper at heart, you’ll love the unisex waistcoat from The Australian Woman’s Mirror of 1928. If the 60s make you want to go-go, there are mod collars, a bikini cover-up and a topcoat with matching pill-box hat, ‘the symbol of winter chic’ according to The Australian Woman’s Weekly in 1965.

As you crochet, learn about the history of granny squares, crochet in fashion and art, the original superstar pattern designers of the early twentieth century, amigurumi and more.

Release
Apr-2024
ISBN
9781922507655
RRP (AUD)
$39.99
Pages
176
Format
Hardback
Category
Craft