Why not send someone you love a hug in the post? This star shaped, love heart mandala is the perfect treat for your friends and family to receive, showing them that you are thinking of them. Let me know when ordering if you have a personal message you'd like me to include! Made in 100% pure quality cotton this vibrant crocheted artwork is 30 cm / 12 inch diameter and looks wonderful in any room in your home. Pop it on your table, sideboard or cabinet, under a vase of flowers or frame it! Made with love just for you or your friends, this is made with bright tangerine, hot and pastel pink, mocha and cream hues. Just £13 inc UK postage and you can get in touch to choose your own colours too!
Many people have fallen in love with the Katie Jones designed crochet pattern called The Blooming Bomber Jacket. Normally made with a black background and bold primary colours; this funky one-size-fits-all jacket works in all sorts of colour schemes. This is the third one I've made, and this time I've tried a hippy, boho theme, even adding a wooden button closure.
This is available to buy right now on my website here. Be quick, as I like to make these in one off colour schemes.
If you would like to commission me to make a Blooming Bomber Jacket for you, in colours of your choice please get in touch
Fancy a pure cotton handmade crochet handbag? Look no further than yay retro! Made with thick durable mercerised cotton, this neat little bag is perfect to carry all your daily essentials and even has a vintage button closure.
Recently I have begun making crocheted clothing and yay retro customers seem to love this. This is another version of the Blooming Bomber Jacket pattern, designed by Katie Jones Knits. It's made from super soft Aran yarn and this time I've made in my customer's colour choices, with teal green as the main colour. The pockets this time around are striped and feature bobbles which match the ones on the sleeves. With all the colours of the rainbow teamed up with a green base this striking jacket looks amazing on. It's a boxy unfitted shape meaning it suits a wide range of body shapes and sizes - ideal when making clothing to suit everyone. For a limited time, I can take special order requests for these jackets though would prefer each jacket I make to be of a different colour to keep it interesting for me. Please get in touch to discuss your ideas.
I've just completed crocheting this cute light weight summer jacket. Crocheted in cream, lime green and fuchsia, it has a button tab neckline and a big watermelon motif pocket - this has a matching button to close. Neat, and stylish this can be dressed up or down with a dress or t shirt and jeans. You can find out more about this cute cardi here.
This is the amazing 'Square Deal Sweater' pattern crocheted with Super soft Aran yarn. This retro styled pattern brings back the 1970s and is a simply fabulous, comfy jumper to chuck on when it gets chilly. It features detailed bell sleeves and a fantastic psychedelic pattern front and back! Find out more and buy this retro styled handmade jumper here
Recently a friend gave me a Golden Hands crochet book from 1974, inside was an amazing pattern for a crocheted beach wrap.
This pattern features a loose openwork design of an array of stitches in rainbow colours to create a loose fitting jacket, ideal for summer or as a coverall in winter. I've shorted the bell sleeves to just below the elbow, making it an easier wear when working or going about your daily bits and bobs. I've had two customers ask me for these in just a week and I think you can see why.
Recently I have begun making crocheted clothing and this has been a very popular idea with yay retro customers. This is the Blooming Bomber Jacket pattern, designed by Katie Jones Knits. It's made from super soft Aran yarn and features crazy flower power pockets! With all the colours of the rainbow teamed up with a black base this striking jacket looks amazing on. It's a boxy unfitted shape meaning it suits a wide range of body shapes and sizes - ideal when making clothing to suit everyone. For a limited time, I can take special order requests for these jackets though would prefer each jacket I make to be of a different colour to keep it interesting for me. Please get in touch to discuss your ideas.
Let's Share the Love - Please help with yay retro's Charity Sale - I have decided to sell 5 crochet blankets and give all Profits to Refuge who help those who suffer the horror of domestic and sexual abuse -www.refuge.org.uk.
As all that can, self isolate, I hope you'll agree it's the perfect time to invest in a cosy handmade blanket knowing that your purchase will help those who are suffering right now. 'On any given day Refuge supports more than 6,000 clients, helping them rebuild their lives and overcome many different forms of violence and abuse'
You can find the blankets by clicking here
Over the past few months I have had many requests for my handmade crochet blankets. These are a lovely addition to your home as well as being a super gift idea to mark special events. An anniversary, birth of a baby or a birthday are all reasons to invest in an heirloom handmade crochet blanket from yay retro. Each blanket is handmade by myself for you.
Above is a pre-ordered Granny Square blanket with a heart centre, made for a lady expecting her first baby.
Below is a single bed size blanket made in the style of the 'Casablanca' pattern by Haffner Linssen, though I have adapted the pattern quite a bit. The idea here is to create a blanket which has the feel of a Moroccan rag rug. Made with super soft yarns these come out beautifully heavy and cosy. This was ordered for a customer's granddaughter.
I also made a super king size version of the 'Casablanca' blanket which was purchased by a lady to cover her leather sofa. Yet another version was ordered as a buggy blanket in forest colours:
Many people love to use crochet blankets to decorate their homes, and to have them to hand for sudden chills. Whether this is in your lounge or bedroom, a well placed blanket can really add colour and texture to a room. Right now I have this heavy weight, velvety soft Granny Square blanket made in Aran yarn for sale on my website. This double bed sized blanket could be used on a King or Super King size bed (it is shown photographed on mine here).
Here it is again draped on my sofa. This would be ideal in your home or even to keep warm in your camper van or caravan. This retro styling would be amazing in any situation!
Last summer I created this Super King Size Granny square blanket for my bedroom, it took around 4 months to crochet and I am absolutely delighted with it and know this is something I will have in my home for many years to come.
Granny square blankets are amazing as there are many square designs you can use and differing colours create strikingly different effects. Here is a multi colour blanket which has now sold, and below it another version in just 3 colours with a completely different look (still available to buy on my website here).
This pretty blanket has a watercolour effect due to the colour changing yarn used. I call it Monet's Garden and it is available to buy online here.
Take a look at the blankets for sale at yay retro right now, or get in touch to discuss your requirements by emailing me email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you.