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Hooked on Vintage Crochet

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Hello, lovelies!
Quick pregnancy update:
 Well, I went to the doc on Friday but won't get my test results back till later this week. On the plus side, he said that my cervix is longer this week, probably due to my laying down and resting all the time. He advised that I keep it up for the next month or so because laying down keeps pressure off my pelvis. Laying down is generally viewed as a good thing but I'm not one of those people who enjoys being idle so I've kind of been losing my mind!

Something Fun to Do!
 Since sewing involves a lot of sitting up and hunching over my machine for long periods of time, I've been looking for a more bed and couch friendly hobby. I've always loved to crochet so I'm taking this relaxing time to practice and try my hand at some long-awaited crochet projects. Crochet is a wonderful outlet for me right now because I can do it laying down, it doesn't make a mess that I have to clean later, I can put it down and pick it up at any time without losing my spot and I can take it with me to my many doctor's appointments. It also gives me something to take my mind off the many worries of an already nervous momma. Yay for crochet!!

I -love- the website freevintagecrochet.com and have been wanting to try to make some of those cute vintage play shoes for summer. My crochet skills aren't quite ready for that yet so I'm starting slow and working my way up. Here are my projects in the works:


 Snoods- this is an easy one once you know a few basic stitches.  I've been dying to replace my cheap costume snoods with nice cotton ones so I'm working on snoods in various colors this week. You can find the pdf snood pattern above from kayandelle on etsy

 Pixie hat- I'm a hat lover and nothing says "spring" like this cute little yellow pixie hat. The pointy hat may be silly for some but I totally love it! I practiced a bit today with some yarn that I have around the house. I may try to get out tomorrow and find the right sized yarn so I can start on this one later this week. You can find the free pattern for this hat here.
1940's Fedora- The fedora is a 40's classic and it's one of those things that I never find when I'm shopping! I found this beautiful PDF pattern for only $2 on etsy from babydee and I can't wait to try to make one for myself.  p.s. babydee has -loads- of stunning vintage knitting and crochet PDF patterns so if you're a goddess of the needle arts, do pop over and check her out!

1930's blouse- also from babydee is this incredibly cute 1930's PDF blouse pattern. I love the over-sized tie, the little button on the waistband- everything about it! It looks so comfy too. This one will probably have to wait until I'm more accomplished with my crochet hook but I'll get there soon. :)

Thank you again for everyone for your kind, supportive thoughts on the pregnancy front. Again, I'll keep you all posted! :) xoxo

14 Responses to “Hooked on Vintage Crochet”

  1. Sounds fun! I particularly love the fedora! Hope you have great success with all your projects. :)

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    I am glad to hear you and the baby are doing well! That's great news Brittany. : D

    Crochet is heaps of fun and vintage crochet is even better ~ I love how you can find a lot of pattern available on the internet for free. Knitting is another good hobby for lying around with if you want to take that up too, coz you get bored of crochet. ^ __ ^

    xox,
    bonita of Depict This!
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  3. Good to hear things are good with baby and you.

    I love that pixie hat & that blouse. I will have to look into these things. I know how to crochet and have made countless dish rags and beanies but that is about it. haha

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  4. I taught myself to crochet during my last pregnancy for the same reason; I wasn't up to bending, sitting, crouching, etc. I made tons and tons of things during my last trimester; unfortunately I didn't finish them all! I joked that I was going to crochet us a bigger house (we need one!). I know how hard it is to rest, but you can do it! I saw that exact crochet snood; I was planning on making it; one of those things I never got around to!

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  5. Btw, it's 1:30 in the morning and I am looking up that post you linked to a while back about resizing a vintage trouser pattern! I'm trying to catch up on my sewing! Have a great Sunday!

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  6. I'm so glad the baby looks like it's staying put for a while!

    I'm jealous of your crocheting hobby. I know the basics, but never really have time or the drive to get better at it or even do it ore often.

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  7. I love the pointy hat it's cute!

    I have never crocheted I wouldn't even know where to start, I might give it a go one day but as I just started knitting again I'd better get on with that first!

    Good luck with your projects and take it easy

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  8. That sounds like a really awesome alternative to sewing, and your projects look like they'll be really cute, too! :D

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  9. I started crochet (hadn't done it in over 20 years) when I was pregnant and a bit afterwards too as it I don't have a good non public place to set up my sewing and I didn't want pins all over with a new baby. Laying down for month though will be tough, good luck to you and baby.

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  10. Sounds like a great new hobby to keep you occupied. Sending best wishes as I know how boring "laying in" can be!

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  11. Thanks for the link, it's very helpful :)
    I can't crochet, but some day I will master it...SOME DAY! :D

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  12. Thank you sooooo much for this link Brittany! I think I'm going to start working on one of the sweaters tonight.

    Sending warm wishes for you, your family and the baby,

    Elle

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  13. Thank you so much for the wonderful link on crochet! The pixi hat and blouse is adorable!

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  14. Love that snood.I wish I had the patience for knitting.Maybe one day I will try it again.The snood would be my first creation.

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