Vintage Crochet Projects Podcast – Episode 2

Continuing on from my first vintage crochet podcast, here is the second in this series about the finished, current and future vintage crocheting projects I’m working on. In this episode I talk about the 1930s gingham jumper I featured on the blog a few weeks ago, a 1930s tailored cardigan in peach cotton that I’ve been working on for nearly a year, a pair of 1940s crochet espadrilles, a simple 1930s cardigan and a 1930s lace jumper.

Funnily enough, I featured all of these in my Sewing & Crocheting Plans for 2018 post back in early February. For once I’m actually sticking to my plans and not deviating at all, something that is very rare when it comes to my sewing!

And, as I’ve been coming across different patterns, I’ve already started planning my crocheting projects for next year. So far I have a 1930s swagger coat that Carla from Tiny Angry Crafter sent me, two 1930s short sleeve jumpers, one in grey and bright pink and one using original 1930s crochet cotton in the most beautiful ice blue and possibly a 1930s summer dress, although I can’t quite decide on which pattern to use. There’s just not enough time to crochet everything I want to make!

Anyway, I’ve added the links below to the different patterns, yarn and supplies I mention in the podcast. I do hope you enjoy it!

Finished Projects:

1930s Gingham Jumper: find out more in my blog post or watch my previous podcast

1930s Tailored Cardigan Pattern – I used the pattern from the original 1930s crochet book but it can also be found on Free Vintage Crochet

Yarn used: DMC Petra, no. 5 in Tangerine (5722) – The Yarn Yard

Current Projects:

1940s Crochet Sandals PatternVintage Ali Patterns on Etsy

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

Espadrille Jute SolesEspadrille Craft on Etsy

Future Projects:

1930s Simple Cardigan – Yarn used: Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace in Midnight – Pins and Needles Shop but can be bought online at Wool Warehouse.

1930s Lace Puff Sleeve Jumper – Yarn used: Willow & Lark Plume in Port (317) – Love Knitting



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.


  1. I love this latest crochet projects podcast! <3 Your Youtube channel has quickly become one of my absolute favourites, your videos are always so wonderful – and relaxing! – to watch and I love putting them on while doing a bit of hand sewing. 🙂

    • Oh wow, thank you so much! I love thinking that you’re sat there sewing and watching me blathering on about my crochet projects 🙂 xx

  2. I wish you god luck with your future projects. I particulary enjoy the simple los v-neck cardigan.
    As a substitute for angora, I have used brushed alpaca yarn with a very nice result on a jumper I knitted from a Swedish pattern from the 1940’s. That could be another option for the jumper with big puff sleeves, bur the silk mohair blend will probably sork out wonderfully as well.

    • Oh thank you Stina, I will look out for brushed alpaca and see what it’s like. Maybe I can get it in a weight that’s better than the lace weight. xx

  3. I’m super interested to hear how your espadrilles turn out. I’ve been knitting without pain pretty much every day for about a month now but I’m nervous to try crochet again since there is a bigger wrist movement with crochet. I’ll have to give it a go at some point with a small project (like a hat). I love the patterns for your upcoming projects and the plum color of the yarn you bought. I wish it wasn’t so hard to find yarn suitable for vintage patterns! I bought sock yarn for my upcoming project (it came in lots of colors, was the correct weight, and it’s superwash wool which is a bonus!).

    • Oh, it’s good to hear you’re knitting again. Yes, a small project would be a good way to see if you’re okay with crocheting. I wish you luck, I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t crochet!

      My espadrilles are all done, they worked out really well. I just need to figure out how I can photograph them in a decent way whilst on my feet. I need a photographer!

      I used sock yarn for my mustard jumper and it was the perfect weight, a 4ply that behaves more like a 3ply. I don’t think they do sock yarn in mohair! 🙂 xx

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