Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Better Homes and Gardens Crocheting & Knitting
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 28, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Better Homes and Gardens Crocheting & Knitting Source: Paperbackswap.com Publication date: 1977 Status: Out of print but available online. Condition: Smells like a basement, but in relatively good condition. Crafts: Crochet and knitting. I went on a hunt for this book after seeing Crochetbug’s version of the afghan on the cover.  (For those of you considering making your […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: French Chic: Fashion Knitting
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Posted by Underground Crafter on February 7, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: French Chic: Fashion Knitting by Conran Octopus Ltd Source: PaperbackSwap.com Publication date: 1986 Status: Out of print but widely available online. Condition: Price tag on the cover and worn edges, but otherwise in good shape Craft: Knitting Since last week was all about fashion crochet, I thought I should share some fashion knitting this week.  As the cover photo […]

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Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week: Quilts & Afghans from McCall’s Needlework & Crafts
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 10, 2013 | Short Link

This week’s pick: Quilts and Afghans From McCall’s Needlework & Crafts Source: PaperBackSwap.com Publication date: 1984 Status: Out of print, but widely available online Condition: Acceptable Craft(s): Crochet, knitting, and quilting This is a collection of patterns that originally appeared in McCall’s Needlework & Crafts magazine. The book includes 14 quilt patterns, 11 crochet patterns, […]

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New Series: Vintage Needlecrafts Pick of the Week
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Posted by Underground Crafter on January 3, 2013 | Short Link

  Regular readers may know that I have a sizeable collection of vintage needlecrafts books.  (I’m using the Etsy definition of vintage, which includes anything at least 20 years old.)  I currently have over 50 vintage books, e-books, and magazines in my collection. I love looking through older needlecrafts books.  While the very old pattern […]

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Vintage crochet finds
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Posted by Underground Crafter on October 10, 2011 | Short Link

Since getting an amazing deal on Modular Crochet: A Revolutionary New Method for Creating Custom-Design Pullovers, I have started amassing vintage crochet books at a rapid pace.  My favorite sources are PaperBackSwap.com (free books!),  Amazon.com, and Etsy. I was inspired to share my recent finds with you by this post by Andi at Untangling Knots. […]

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