Inspired handmade crochet, unique items and gifts to buy

our blog - March 2019

Stunning Flower Power Crochet Shawl for sale

Right now I have this gorgeous flower power crochet shawl for sale in the yay retro shop for you. Made with super soft, light yarn this has 42 crocheted blossoms all along the edge and is ideal for special occasions, festivals or for every day wear - all year round! Keep warm, pretty & protect yourself from the sun with this super must-have item.  

This would be perfect at a special day such as a wedding or party, or even getting down and dirty at a festival. Stand out with this unique handmade shawl!

Once winter comes around simply wind it around your neck as a super soft cosy cowl and pop inside your coat or wear over a jumper all day - I know lots of my customers never take theirs off! You can buy now or pre-order a shawl like this in the colour of your choice in the yay retro shop now.

Posted in Crochet by yayretro on 22/03/2019

Crochet Shawls the Perfect Festival Wear at yay retro!

If you are looking for the perfect Festival outfit then a crochet shawl from yay retro! is a fantastic starting place!  I currently have 5 different designs which can be made in colours of your choice. I make these using brightly coloured yarn cakes which subtly change colour throughout the design.  They are fabulous for Festivals as they can keep you warm, protect you from the sun, be worn in lots of different ways from a shawl to a wrap, a scarf to a cowl or even draped around your waist!!

Ideal for all year round wear, these are super stylish, soft and easy to wear. With the revival of crochet by all of the top Paris fashion designers, now is the time to invest in a handmade crochet shawl from yay retro! My prices start at just £22.50 and range up to £35 depending on the shawl design. Check my crochet shawls now.

Each crochet shawl is completely unique, so you'll know you will have something different to everyone else. Eye catching and flexible to wear these are a must have item at your next Festival and a fantastic gift idea for any Festival go-er!

From bright rainbows to more subtle colour ways, yay retro! has a huge yarn store of colours to choose from! You can pre-order a shawl from me here.

Check out my new Flower Power design crochet shawl!

Posted in Crochet by yayretro on 20/03/2019

Bodykind Festival Totnes, Devon 2019

Here in Totnes, Devon we have the fabulous Bodykind Festival on 3/4 May. The 2nd year this event has taken place, it's a fantastic celebration of body positivity and diversity.

Bodykind is about Body positivity and honouring our and other's bodies in all their various forms, rather than comparing them to an external concept of beauty. Empowering, liberating and brimful of the feel-good factor. There will be inspiring thought provoking speakers, workshops, art, film, dance, theatre, comedy, song, and more… I went last year and found it completely life changing!

Find out more and buy a ticket here: or Bodykind Festival on Facebook. There is also a Bodykind Supporters Facebook group here for people to chat about Body positivity and the Festival.

See people such as Bodyposipanda, Bo-Po Boy and Anti Diet Riot Club as well as many, many more.

Waves Shawl Design now available at yay retro!

I am so pleased to say that I now have a new crochet shawl design ready to buy at yay retro!  This one is very detailed and extremely soft and draping meaning that you can wear in all sorts of ways to create lots of lovely effects.  I crocheted this from a pattern from Desert Crafts in the USA and the shawl design is called Waves.  I've named the shawl Zing Zing due the fabulous colours which are sure to lift your spirits!  It features open V stitches which surround a triangle of soft shell stitches which appear in a triangle across the shoulders of the shawl - see below.

Wear as a wrap or shawl or a cowl or scarf. This means it works all year round on chilly days inside your coat, or draped around your neck over a jumper.  Then on warmer days use it as a shawl or to screen yourself from the sun on your sun bed.  To be honest the options are endless with these must have items!! Pop in to the yay retro shop to buy this one that I've just made now, or to pre-order a shawl design of your choice.

Posted in Crochet by yayretro on 06/03/2019

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