This week’s pick: Magic Motif Crochet by Maggy Ramsay.
Publication date: 1987.
Status: Out of print but available at reasonable prices online.
Condition: Very Good.
As you can guess, this book is primarily about motif projects. Though the Textured Squares Afghan is an exercise in pure texture, there are many colorful projects in the book.
The author, Maggy Ramsay, was apparently based in New York when the book was published.
I wonder if she still lives in the area? I couldn’t find any recent information for her online (although admittedly, I only glanced through the first few pages of the Google search).
I was also intrigued by the different geometric patterns, especially since someone recently asked me to make a Necker cube baby blanket.
The Climbing Blocks Afghan is made with 123 diamonds (in three colors) and 6 triangles (for the edges).
The Tumbling Blocks Afghan is made with 23 squares (in two colors), 12 half squares (in two colors), 4 quarter squares (in two colors), and 60 diamonds (in three colors).
(By the way, I didn’t make up baby blanket. That’s a whole lot of pieces for a project that I don’t get to keep!)
Not all of the projects are solid fabrics. There are some lacy designs, too.
I especially like this Antique Medallion Placemats and Centerpiece design.
What’s your favorite source of vintage crochet motif patterns?