more Patterns from WonkyZebra

more patterns from WonkyZebra, if you have a specific request then please do ask… there are lots as yet unlisted…

WonkyZebra 191 Empire Line Mini

 

WonkyZebra 191 Empire Line Mini

A sweet early seventies empire line “smock dress”. This shape was, briefly, all the rage! Worn as a mini, or a smock top over trousers (pants).It has the same big wears per buck mileage today, on its own as a pretty summer look and great for layering; over trousers, leggings or jeans or with a longer sleeve top under it for cooler weather.

Great in the full on seventies colour too!

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WonkyZebra 192 Sevenites Jabot MiniMaxi Dress

 

WonkyZebra 192 Sevenites Jabot MiniMaxi Dress

A late 60s early 70s crochet dress with unusual period detailing in the lace jabot.A very easy stitch pattern will work up quite quickly.

Make it mini, midi or maxi depending ( on your patience level – LOL )

Instructions are given for two different weight of wool.

For a sleeker, less niche look you can omit the lacy jabot or bib as they call it.

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WonkyZebra 193 Mother Daughter Yolked Dress

 

WonkyZebra 193 Mother Daughter Yolked Dress

A simple crochet dress in lots of sizes- for mother, and daughter – if you really want to ( be prepared for retrospective recriminations when she hits her teens and see those cute photos)!
Lots of sizes anyway, from bust 22” right through to 38”- so good for petite sizes, plus it is worked top down so length is just “stop when done”….and indeed a pretty look for girls of all ages.

Also a good first project as it is super easy; worked from a neck yoke down, with no side seams, in an easy repeat shell pattern.

PLUS; it would make a fab short summer top or slightly longer loose over jeans.

What are you waiting for? LOL

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WonkyZebra 194 Ten Hats

 

WonkyZebra 194 Ten Hats

Ten Vintage 60’s confections. You should be able to find one to suit your needs in this nostalgic set of 3 hat patterns. All are knitted except for the blue loopy “flowerpot” one which is crocheted.Some cute- some a little weird, and some totally mad (did anyone actually go out like this in real life?)

They are all completely legible, so I have not retouched the scans. However the Robin pattern for the 3 “shaggy darling” (REALLY!) ones is very …creased! Beyond trying to salvage cosmetically, but completely usable.

There is also a scarf and mittens in this pattern.

Yarn notes;
“La Boule de Neige” was a 70%Angora/30%Wool mix- tension 18 stitches x24 rows over 4” (10cm) stocking stitch on size 5 (UK) needles.
“Shaggy Darling” was a blend of Mohair/Wool/Nylon- shaggy indeed- not to mention a quite hairy texture. Tension between 22 to 14 stitches to 4” (10cm) on various different needles.

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WonkyZebra 195 Afghan Blanket

 

WonkyZebra 195 Afghan Blanket

A fabulous over the top granny blanket (afghan).(in American crochet terms)

Step by step instructions for lots of variations on the granny square motif; and a specific layout as shown. Of course, as with all granny blankets, you can use any combination of motifs, just as you wish. Use a mad set of ‘stash busting’ colours like this, a small repeating set- or a range of tones from one or two colours; up to you.

* I also include “how to” picture crochet notes, USA > UK conversion charts and my notes on vintage yarns.

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WonkyZebra 196 Crocheted Shirt Dress

 

WonkyZebra 196 Crocheted Shirt Dress

A lovely dress – shame about the styling ( not to mention the patronising description ) !The black and white photo shows it so much better.

The dress is worked up from the hem in one piece. You could just make a good T-shirt top, or work the pattern ( or another stitch pattern ) downwards from the waist quite easily. This stitch would make a fab skirt on its own too.

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WonkyZebra 197 Turquoise Bikini

 

WonkyZebra 197 Turquoise Bikini

A shapely knitted halter neck bikini.( If you like the shape but prefer to crochet – look at listing 075 for a similar one. )

The bikini has great shaping- but the panties are quite deep by modern standards. It would be easy to trim them down for a more modern look- just leave off the lace stitches (quicker too!).

Made originally in nylon 4ply (fingering) yarn, I think a cotton or bamboo mix would work well if you can’t get that. Nylon would have been more water resistant so you’ll need to “soak test” before swimming!

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WonkyZebra 198 Ribbed Bikini

 

WonkyZebra 198 Ribbed Bikini

An unusual sporty, ribbed bikini with lots of coverage.Nicely shaped panties and a great neckline on the “mono-cup” top.

( It’s a bit too deep to be called bandeau!)

Good for exercise and training!

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WonkyZebra 199 MadMen Wiggle Dress

 

WonkyZebra 199 MadMen Wiggle Dress

A very fresh and pretty sixties pull on “wiggle dress”. Very easy to make (and wear), with no fastenings and minimal shaping to labour over.The added daisy motifs give an extra sweet touch.

A good, 3 sizes range; 34-40 inch bust, 36-42 inch hip- length 40-41inches adjustable.
made in DK (worsted) weight yarn

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WonkyZebra 200 Hexagonal Blanket

 

WonkyZebra 200 Hexagonal Blanket

A lovely way to use up left overs or that stash (you know you have one)…Not too difficult to make, crocheted hexagons; arranged in granny’s garden flower formation for a very effective and beautiful blanket (afghan).

This would make a great medium-term project as an infill between more complicated or urgent stuff…

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About WonkyZebra

WonkyZebra and I have collected tons of patterns over the years. Before this was fashionable and the whole “vintage” thing happened, it was just considered to be a funny sort of hoarding; a bit “anorak” to use one of the slightly mocking terms us English specialise in. Now it is a wonderful source of lost treasure in the online textile universe; who would have guessed! It was quite a relief to find there are many others “out there” who appreciate a good pattern-and maybe even enjoy using them! I think it is a good thing anyone can get access to the designs instead of just those lucky enough to find them in gran’s workbox or charity shops. So, here we are with all our hoard, trying to make it all available as fast as we can…hooves don’t help much so it is down to me. I squeeze it in between actual crocheting, knitting, life, and other sundries. Vintage patterns; PDFs for sale at http://wonkyzebra.etsy.com
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