Sunday, January 27, 2013

More Granny Square Love

Just a little more granny square love today. All from a Woman's Day Special magazine, circa 1974.
First up - a nice warm cap and matching scarf:
An afghan - oh, and I want this chair swing, by the way:


What a cute top!




 A handy bag made of granny squares:
And here's another afghan, blanket or bedspread with a pillow - very pretty in purple, this time:
Or, perhaps you need an afghan to keep you bundled up outdoors for your next sleigh ride?
Well, there you go!

10 comments:

Diane said...

My sister still has this magazine-- it was our mother's. I recognize that cute top, and I made the large square afghan (the girl in the hammock). I used pinks and oranges however.

Tina Dawn said...

Just love the cap and scarf and that top is so cute! I have always been fond of granny squares, so colorful and actually not that hard to do. (Not that I have done it in years!)
Great post. Love T

Phyl D. said...

Wow, is this bringing back memories for me...thanks to an industrious mother and grandmother, I had several vests and hats of the crochet afghan and knit variety back in 7th grade ('74). I even remember making a handbag out of granny squares, with a faux leather (vinyl) bottom and a zippered top. And yes, the colors were Harvest Gold and Rust Orange...

That granny squares top in the third photo is so gorgeous and for some reason reminds me of a stained glass pattern. I would love to have that top now!

Thank you for sharing these nostalgic magazine images, one of my favorite parts of your blog.

Heidi@TheMerryMagpieVintage said...

That top is so cute! I'd definitely wear it. Wish I could find one of those out thrifting!

Vintage Coconut said...

I'll take 1 of each! *lol*

Jim J;O) said...

I just emailed the photo of the purple bed thingies to my wife. She'll love it. She's a "purple person." One eyed, one horned...

Anusha said...

I'm totally crazy for all things granny square! I have a separate pinterest board for afghan ideas, lol!

A few years ago I saw a gorgeous granny square handbag sold on Anthropologie for $$$. Been looking for something similar ever since then.

yosemite faith said...

ok - i guess i will have to go and take a picture of the skirt my mom made me that i wore a lot in school. not sure if i can figure out how to share it here but i know i can share it on facebook and then get it to heidi.

yosemite faith said...

ok heidi - i sent them to your facebook email. all these were items i had seen in a magazine and sent away for the patterns - i am guessing mccalls because that was back when it was a big oversized magazine.....hope it works. couldn't figure out how to post them here

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