I do love reading through old books, especially old crochet books. It gives us a peep into the past and can be a great source of inspiration.
A good friend of mine lent me this one from 1973 and it has some beautiful items in – some that would fit quite easily into our modern lives.
Here are a few of my favourites from this book.
This is a beautiful border for a table cloth, blanket, cushion? This flowery design is so pretty.
These bright place settings and table runners look awesome! Maybe not in the 70’s yellow and green … but in a different colour I’d definitely use these.
Table cloths aren’t used as much as they used to, but this picture shows that they most definitely should be.
And finally this baby blanket – how gorgeous! It wouldn’t look out of place keeping a modern day baby warm. Who would have guessed the pattern came from the 70s.
Do you enjoy reading old craft books? Any that I have to put on my ‘must read’ list? Let me know 🙂