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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

Crochet Pattern for Cosy Layers

The WZ975 is a yarn driven pattern with a rather an odd combination of garments linked only by the yarn itself-and a “warm but lightweight” theme I guess. However both are very nice, easy to crochet and to wear. The car … Continue reading

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Some more ponchos to crochet…

WZ00976 is good for crochet practice or just for when you want a bit of simple and quick crochet fun. This is a nice variation of a “normal” traditional granny square. You could make a fab retro poncho from this … Continue reading

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WZ749 Crochet Venetian Lace Motif JACKET Vintage Pattern PDF 00749 from WonkyZebra

Venetian square lace, reworked   CROCHET: A wonderfully gothic looking long vest or waistcoat to crochet. This stunning vest/waistcoat pattern is from the late sixties… but before then this motif was usually used for tablecloths etc. The motif is called … Continue reading

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Fab chevron top and long vest for summer, festivals and parties.

A crochet pattern for a “waistcoat /vest and sleeveless coat”  in glittering gold and silver, straight from the 70s.               I love crochet waistcoats and vests-as I may have mentioned in an earlier post … Continue reading

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Retro Sixties Shift Dress PDF Pattern

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MonoChrome

Black and white, always eye catching and in clothing usually chic; or smart at the very least. Hence a ubiquitous combo in workwear of all kinds (and understandably a favourite of WonkyZebra).     WZ157           … Continue reading

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Party On

Continuing on from my last post… here are some pretty dresses for more of an evening party. Perfect for “evening reception” wedding invites,  or just for a night out! Some are already in full on sparkle mode; others partyfied by … Continue reading

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