Well, as my computer is still in computer hospital, this week is just a quick post, but it’s a goody! Last week the gorgeous Kitty from Kitty Lou Vintage sent me a huge bundle of 1930s sewing and crochet heaven. It was supposed to just be a couple of copied sewing patterns in exchange for an original 1930s evening gown pattern I sent her, along with a blouse pattern I bought whilst she was selling off a few patterns. However, as Kitty was so excited about sending me a parcel, she just couldn’t stop herself adding more bits. Of course, I was completely over the moon and extremely grateful for her amazing generosity.
One item that was included was Stitchcraft magazine’s very first edition from October 1932. It’s in really good condition but has sadly lost its back page, so the front page is totally loose. I absolutely adore it, it’s got so many wonderful early 1930s crafting projects, including embroidery, cross-stitch, rug making, knitting and crochet. I really want to have a go at the pouffe, it would look so good in my 1930s lounge.
My most favourite project of all though is the beautiful, and very nautical, red, white and blue jumper. It’s very me, I wear these three colours together all the time! And what’s better is that it’s crocheted and it has a hat to match!! As you can imagine this has quickly been added to my list of crochet projects to do. And, as I have access to a super duper scanner at work, I thought I’d scan it in for any of you who wish to make it too. Enjoy!
1930s Brighter London Crochet Jumper & Hat
To fit size 34″ bust
Recommended crochet hook size – 2.25 mm (UK) for jumper and 2mm (UK) for hat
Recommended yarn – 3 or 4 ply (UK)
Stitches are UK terms – click here for stitch, hook size and yarn conversions.