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our blog - May 2020

yay retro Crochets the Jazzy Beach Wrap 1974 pattern

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. 




Posted in Crochet by yayretro on 27/05/2020

yay retro! Crochets the Blooming Bomber Jacket



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.


Posted in Crochet by yayretro on 27/05/2020

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