Festival Days…

Hello everyone… long time no blog… been a busy WonkyZebra.

Well – here are my thoughts for you now; on a summer theme (we have to try, despite out lovely weather!) so including some pretty dresses and festival creations. Crochet works so well for these… and the last wave of “let’s-crochet- it -ness” was right in the middle of the summer of love itself… late sixties dude… so lots of my collection is apparently newly minted despite being 40plus years old!

Here are some crochet lovelies; sweet and simple, sexy (but never slutty!) and quite quick to whip up…

WonkyZebra 676 Crochet Sleeveless Dress PDF Pattern 309

WonkyZebra 676 Crochet Sleeveless Dress PDF Pattern 309

UK Magazine “ Simply Crochet” have a lovely festival theme this month… including an image of this dress, WZ676… …and a pattern for a waistcoat looking rather like this one, WonkyZebra 378  Fringed Crochet Ves blog

WonkyZebra 378 Fringed Crochet Vest

[Proving the comment about “right up to date/back in fashion”…]

Here are some more festival friendly garments like these hippy chic items…

…cute fringed tops.

WonkyZebra 466 list

WonkyZebra 466

WonkyZebra 466 THREE Hippy Crop Tops

WonkyZebra 466 THREE Hippy Crop Tops

gorgeous hoodies, one very girly…

WonkyZebra 260

WonkyZebra 260

…and one beach casual…

WonkyZebra 478 Hooded Tunic 2208

WonkyZebra 478 Hooded Tunic 2208

and how about this crazy floral creation ?

WonkyZebra 476 Crochet Cobweb Waistcoatt

WonkyZebra 476 Crochet Cobweb Waistcoatt

( more waistcoat/vest things here; )

By the way-I love the cute tie belt on WZ676; if you add one to a long T-shirt dress, it is a VERY quick way to update it! The “polo mint ends” remind me of all those belts made from rings.. oh hang on … there’s a pat(ern) for that… ( sorry –the “app” advert has stuck!)

I have another pattern with this technique used for necklaces… I have seen lots made like this on Etsy, in all sorts of variations. Here is my oldest one ; wonderful font on the title.

WonkyZebra 007 Chokers 1003

WonkyZebra 007 Chokers 1003

 

Some rather more fanciful adornments from my vintage French Mon Tricot magazines which are fun and wouldn’t look out of place at a festival (But a bit OTT anywhere else).

WonkyZebra flower necklaces blog

WonkyZebra flower necklaces blog

Some more fresh but sexy little mini dresses.

WonkyZebra 078 Yellow Crochet Dress 5092

WonkyZebra 078 Yellow Crochet Dress 5092

 

 

WonkyZebra 390 Fluted Goddess Dress

WonkyZebra 390 Fluted Goddess Dress

 

And tunic dresses for a looser fit-but still effortlessly stylish in a feminine but casual way

WonkyZebra 116 Hilton Ladies Crochet Dress

WonkyZebra 116 Hilton Ladies Crochet Dress

 

WonkyZebra 152 6303

WonkyZebra 152 6303

WonkyZebra 191 blog

WonkyZebra 191 blog

Or –still casual… how about this if it gets chilly?

This looks like a fabulously useful retro thing to have… both of these come in one PDF. The fringed one is a tad more retro, but the stripy one wold be fab on a beach in chalky or pastel cotton.

WonkyZebra Striped Poncho

WonkyZebra 629 Lacy Granny Poncho

WonkyZebra 629 Lacy Granny Poncho

 

Here’s a newish addition for a very quick project that looks stunning. Here it is made in “granny chic” clash- with- everything stripes-but equally cute in subtler colours to coordinate with your wardrobe-or just as a plain colour top!

WonkyZebra 00Z Granny Halter

WonkyZebra 689 Granny Halter

 

I am winding up with a couple of pretty long dresses-which are everywhere this season-gorgeous for summer party evenings or hot summer days…

WonkyZebra 665 MonTricot Zebra Crochet Dress

WonkyZebra 665 MonTricot Zebra Crochet Dress

A mon tricot dress -again! I jazzed up the image with some colour to show how it could look. Guess which one WonkyZebra likes best ?  (Black and White is always in style!)

If you are a fan of ripple or zigzag crochet… and don’t really need another blanket… then how about one of these colourful dresses? This one is another Mon Tricot design. I always reformatte them as the writing style is awkward and the font usually teeny weeny; but  there is no denying they are great looking designs. you have to be careful with colour choices with this one though-or your waistline ends up looking just like a set of owl’s eyes!

 

WonkyZebra 657 Zig Zag Dress

WonkyZebra 657 Zig Zag Dress

 

WonkyZebra 656 ZigZag Dress

WonkyZebra 656 ZigZag Dress

Maybe this one for a more classical zigzag version; plus the bodice is a solid stitch , which is useful! Oh and there is a little crochet sunhat as a bonus.

………If it gets really hot-check out my bikini blog… for some quick solutions to the “what to crochet quickly so I can wear it, keep cool and look fab?” question.  LOL

Or try some shorts… here is one very cute set that should cover anyone out for a day at a festval, or beach..(anyone young/with a  cracking little figure that is… most of us would maybe give it a miss past 21, sigh!  )

WonkyZebra 674 Crochet Sexy Top and Pants 2102

WonkyZebra 674 Crochet Sexy Top and Pants 2102

 

Enjoy some sun if you can… WonkyZebra

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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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