Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Ah, them crochet nights ...

The whippersnappers amongst you might find it hard to believe that during the 70s we often tripped the light fandango in trailing maxi skirts and that for soirees at home, wedding guest attire and even school discos, maxis were almost de rigueur!!

I was reminded of that fact while looking through my 70s craft books for some maxi skirt crochet patterns for one of my blogging buddies (check out her wonderful crafty blog here Urban Rustic) and found plenty of inspiration.  My own fledgling crochet attempts haven't progressed beyond my Gay Gypsy Scarf (see earlier post), some granny squares (nice waistcoat idea for using these below) & some flowers, but I am persevering with the help of my patient neighbour, Eileen. 

Anyway, more maxi crochet heaven below - let me know if you are interested in any of these.  (Plus, having a little smile to myself as I type this - I snapped up a lovely early Edwardian crochet jacket on ebay which was listed as "crotched".  Ouch!)



  1. Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the trouble to look out the patterns!!The skirt pattern I have lined up as a future project is in fact the chevron "Elegance for Evening" .I think it is just so lovely.The very top pattern looks like the yarn used has a bit of loft to it (almost mohairy?) which would be quite interesting to wear.
    My mum made me a maxi dress for a school disco out of red crimplene.

  2. That was my fave too. I'll see how it scans & post it on here. I had a lilac floral maxi skirt which I wore with a mauve/lilac crochet tank top and floppy collared shirt to my first teenage party. I bought a floral maxi skirt this summer and have loved wearing it - back to my 70s roots, obviously.

  3. Wow, those skirts are amazing. Do you think they would be heavy to wear?? I love crochet, but it does use a lot of yarn.

  4. Don't worry about the scanning as I already have that pattern!!Big decision once I find a yarn is the colour choice...but I quite like the one on the pattern.

  5. Not really sure about weight of a crochet skirt, we'll have to wait for Urban Rustic to let us know - can't wait to see pics.


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