next ten patterns from WonkyZebra

The blog is running behind, the lasted updates are already on:-

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and the newly born (sorry – could not resist.. 🙂

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WonkyZebra 201 Granny Square Pillows

 

WonkyZebra 201 Granny Square Pillows

Classic granny square crocheting-but bigger!Step by step instructions, good even for a complete beginner.If you like the idea of granny square crochet- but don’t need or want a huge blanket project- here is the ideal thing.Or you’ve already practised going around- and didn’t stop! Here’s what to do with those large squares…Make some groovy interior design masterpieces!Red cushion (pillow) takes equivalent of 7 x 4oz skeins of red heart yarn and a size H hook

Green cushion (pillow) takes equivalent of 5 x 4oz skeins of red heart yarn and a size H hook

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WonkyZebra 202 Psychedelic Maxi

 

WonkyZebra 202 Psychedelic Maxi

Late sixties fashion; groovy baby! Patchwork as it had never been seen before; apparently “sheer luxury of couture” and ”reflecting to-day’s interest in the heirloom craft of patchwork”!
or maybe “we see a bandwagon-let’s jump on it!”?

Either way definitely of the time, and quite a fun idea. If you go for the skirt and get fed up with it, at least you can recycle it as a blanket (afghan).

Cleverly shaped with graduated squares, initial size is for 36” hip, 30” inside leg. Takes 12 (2oz) balls of Twilley’s Stalite; a soft “no. 3” cotton, on no. 9 needles (UK).
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WonkyZebra 203 Custom Big Bundle

 

WonkyZebra 203 Custom Big Bundle

this was a custom big bundle, no longer listed, as this was a one off

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WonkyZebra 204 Lace Insert Bikini and Robe

 

WonkyZebra 204 Lace Insert Bikini and Robe

A beautiful seventies filet lace beach robe and bikini. The robe or sleeveless jacket is pretty enough to wear at a wedding- even over the brides dress!
The bikini looks deceptively demure- it has quite deep panty edge seams but the top half is also made with, rather revealing, filet lace! No wonder she is posing like that!
A modern miss would probably be fine. You could work it in the solid fabric- or even stop before you get o the lace, depending on how brief you prefer your panty.
It is worked up from the crotch so can easily be adjusted as you go. There is also an unusual solution to adding some fullness in the derriere- should you need it).
It has a very pretty bikini top; again there is scope for adjustment of the cup separation and fullness (not given but easy to work out).
 There is an underbust dart, central lace panel finished with narrow straps and crab stitch edging all around.

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WonkyZebra 205 Lace Frock

 

WonkyZebra 205 Lace Frock

A very girlie full skirted maxi dress, for dressing up.Simple tightly fitted and demure bodice over a real Cinderella frothy lace skirt.Measurements as in last picture. (refer ETSY)

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WonkyZebra 206 Coat Dress

 

WonkyZebra 206 Coat Dress

A seventies “granny” mini dress…Wow- get your “granny” on with this retro dress! If you are looking for a granny project one up from squares and blankets, that isn’t a scarf, – here it is!It is worked in one piece to the armholes; so you could always revert to making a blanket if you chicken out. :)A quick-to- make dress, good for using up oddments too! Why not go wild with the colours!
Uses double knitting weight yarn (worsted), and takes about 150g (5/6oz) of 3 colours and 300g of main colour (navy in picture)If you like this you may also like our Maxi Granny 134, and for similar look or shapes, 152 112 186 191.—————————————–

WonkyZebra 207 Baby Wear

 

WonkyZebra 207 Baby Wear

IF you like this then please check out WonkyZebraBaby

A lovely layette for a 14-16 inch baby doll- or a teeny baby
( see measurements in photos ) !

A little dress, bootees, a “matinee” coat and bonnet to go over them,
and a vest ( underwear ) and pilch ( diaper cover ) to go under them.

Pretty much everything needed for an outing!

Knitted in 3ply ( laceweight ).

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WonkyZebra 208 Mini Dress

 

WonkyZebra 208 Mini Dress

A pretty lacy mini dress from the sixties.It is made in double knitting weight ( worsted ) yarn, but would look stunning made in white cotton mix yarn. Just right for summer days ( or even as a tennis dress, if distraction is your main game technique! ).Or how about silky black for a sexy evening dress!Minimal shaping to work, as the shape is made by graduating by changing hook size.

See last picture for sizes and more info. (follow link to Etsy shop for all images..)

If you like this, have a look at 096,120,143,145,152,
or maybe 059,078,109, similar mini shape but sleeveless.

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WonkyZebra 209 Tabbard Trousers and Maxi Dress

 

WonkyZebra 209 Tabbard Trousers and Maxi Dress

A gorgeous multi pattern for a lace maxi dress and trouser suit (pantsuit).Very usefully (and unusually) the instructions are given for 2 different yarn weights, DK and 4ply!The “tabard”, or short tunic, shows it would work for a mini dress as well- maybe a tad longer, and there is a scoop or slash neck option! So, a great value pattern in all.

Oh – and check out THOSE SHOES! So sorry, I don’t have them to sell ;(

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WonkyZebra 210 Dress and Shawl

 

WonkyZebra 210 Dress and Shawl

A pattern to make a simple mod shift dress in a neat all over lace pattern- with a matching shawl.The dress has pretty picot edged neck and armhole bands and is worked top down; leaving a lace hemline that is easily adjusted. The Shawl is worked point to long edge, so is also easy to increase or decrease in size, and again is finished with pretty lacy edges.All worked in 4ply (fingering weight).

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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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