Vintage Crochet Projects Podcast – Episode 3

Well hello! I’m so sorry it’s been so long since my last post – I think, in fact, this has been my longest ever absence from the blog. Life has been very hectic over the last six weeks or so, and unfortunately something had to give. Things are still a bit crazy but I’m hoping it will all calm done by the beginning of October and I should be back to my regular schedule again. Keep your fingers crossed! And, whilst the chaos and lack of posts continues, you can always keep up-to-date with my shenanigans over on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter.

Anyway, to keep you up-to-date with my crocheting, I’ve managed to put together a new episode of the vintage crochet projects podcast. I haven’t actually achieved a massive amount since my last one but I have overcome an enormous yarn-shaped hurdle that has challenged me for years. If you’re interested to find out what that is, please have a watch. And as always, I really appreciate the support!

A special mention goes to my lovely friend Kitty, from Kitty Lou Vintage, who knitted the stunning 1930s jumper I’m wearing in this video. The pattern is available for free on The Vintage Pattern Files website. It was knitted using Cascade 220 Fingering in colour 8393 Navy and the buttons are vintage. And apologies if the video is a little dark, especially towards the end, it got very stormy outside and I lost the light!

Finished Projects:

1930s Crochet Espadrilles: find out more in my blog post

Pattern used: Vintage Ali Patterns on Etsy

Yarn used: DMC Petra no.5 in White (B5200) and Navy Blue (5823) – The Yarn Yard

Current Projects:

1930s Simple Cardigan

Pattern used: Good Needlework magazine July 1933 – from my personal collection

Yarn used: Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace in Midnight – Pins and Needles Shop but can be bought online at Wool Warehouse.

 

Modern 1930s Style Jumper

Pattern used: JB222 by James C. Brett – Love Knitting

Yarn used: Sirdar Hayfield Bonus Aran Tweed – Magpie (749) – Wool Warehouse (although it has been discontinued)

Books: A Little Course in Knitting and A Little Course in Crochet – both available at Amazon

Future Projects:

1930s Button Shoulder Crochet Jumper – see my original pink one in this post

Pattern: Cemetarian on Etsy

Yarn: Scheepjes Catona – 128 Tyrian Purple – Black Sheep Wools

 

1930s Skirt to Match Pink Jumper Above

Pattern: I will create my own pattern using the skirt in this pattern as guidance

Yarn: Patons 100% Cotton 4 ply – 01725 Bright Pink – originally bought locally but is available online at Wool Warehouse

 

1930s Grey & Pink Jumper

Pattern: Good Needlework magazine July 1932 – from my personal collection

Yarn: Drops Loves You #9 – 103 Grey – Purple Sheep Yarns

 

Cate

Just a vintage gal suffering from the Golden Age syndrome. A lover of all things old, especially the 1930s, seamstress, crocheter, maker of hats and enjoys rummaging at flea markets.

4 Comments

  1. Yay! I always love watching your podcasts and seeing the amazing projects you have in the works!

    I hope you’ve been well and that things quiet down for you soon, so you aren’t quite so rushed off your feet and actually get more time to relax and do all of the amazing things you enjoy. <3 You've definitely been missed, by the way! And I'll admit I check your Youtube channel at least once a week just in case I missed seeing a new video. I'm thrilled there's one up today! 🙂

    • Oh wow, thank you Emily! I did wonder if anyone had even noticed that I’d not posted 🙂 xx

  2. So pleased to have you back. I love your enthusiasm and determination.
    Love the Haircut as well. Have you got pics of the finished striped Beach wear?

    • Thank you Esther! Not yet, no. I haven’t had a chance to wear them sadly. I had planned to take them away with me on a trip to seaside but it rained the entire weekend. Typical English weather! xx

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