vintage homeware from the 40s, 50s, 60s & 70s & handmade crochet just for you
Retro china, glassware & kitchenalia to buy
yay retro! Handmade Crochet Shawls now being sold on the website
As many of you will know, yay retro! is now selling handmade crocheted items. I have recently been making some gorgeous crocheted shawls, which can be worn in multiple of ways in both warm and cool weather. I began making two for myself. First was the Dragon Belly shawl designed by Mijo Crochet. I made it using a Lion brand yarn cake which changed from a mottled white through to a deep denim blue. The resulting textured shawl is ideal to wear as a scarf under a winter coat and would work for both men and women.
Next I made a Stormy Days shawl complete with lots of bobble stitches. This one was made using a Lionbrand baby yarn cake. It's super soft and includes grey, mauve and rich purples. I wore this a lot as a wrap on holiday, as it was perfect for the cool evenings in Gran Canaria. I got heaps of admiring glances! I have also been wearing it as a scarf with my purple corduroy coat now I'm back in the UK. I love the flexibility of these crocheted shawls!
My next project was a Secret Paths shawl, another design by Mijo Crochet. I used another yarn cake, this time choosing the colours which blended with an ombre effect from warm creamy caramel through to plum and burnt sienna. You can wear this styled shawl in heaps of different ways with the point hanging down your back, or down your front to keep you warm inside a winter coat.
This one sold very quickly and I am now making another for the shop. You can keep track of the shawls I am making and selling using the hashtag #yayretrocrochet on Instagram.
Right now I have a gorgeous shawl for sale at yay retro! I'm calling it my 'Love Hearts' shawl as the colours remind me of Love Hearts sweets. This rectangular shawl or wrap is light airy, very, very soft and warm. Wear this coiled around your neck as a scarf in winter or draped around your shoulders in spring.