5 Trends from 70s Crochet We Can’t Wait to Try
Fashion is throwing back to the 1970s! Birkenstocks, jumpsuits, frayed jeans, and maxi dresses are all coming back in style. Given the popularity of crochet in the ’70s, we couldn’t let these trends pass us by. Interweave Crochet Fall 2017 features an entire series of projects devoted to this decade we love. Check out 5 trends from 70s crochet that we’ve brought back in Interweave Crochet.
Metallic glamour is back in style with 2 fun bracelet patterns. The Cool Cat Cuff by Shelby Allaho uses gold and copper yarn to create a woven appearance in crochet. The Boogie Bracelet by Jill Hanratty brings on the wire and beads for a one-of-a-kind crochet project you have to try.
Macramé was all the rage in the 70s. Shelby Allaho’s Far Out Ruana uses chains and slip stitches to mimic a macramé appearance. This Ruana can be worn a number of ways for added warmth this fall in combination with any of your other favorite 70s trends.
3. Granny Squares
Make long sweaters with granny squares and you can’t go wrong. Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby updates the granny square motif in the Dream On Duster. This sweater combines a 70s vibe with a modern touch. Play with the colors in these motifs for your unique throwback feel.
4. Flower power
The flower headband was a staple in the hippie wardrobe in the early 70s. Now you can crochet a flower headband of your own. Alla Koval’s Groovy Necklace combines crochet flowers and beads. This versatile project wraps around your neck or ties as a headband to truly capture the spirit of the decade.
Plaid in the 70s was loud, bright, and in your face. We’ve toned it down to a simple buffalo check in the Flip Side Jacket by Annie Modesitt. This cute cropped jacket pulls off plaid by working 2 strands of yarn at once and switching 1 strand of color at each change in the check pattern.
Do you love the 70s trends as much as we do? Which of these projects are you most excited to try? Let us know in the comments below.
Associate Editor, Interweave Crochet
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