How I choose the patterns
I only have 4 years of Workbasket for June; 1976, 1978, 1979 and 1981. Since there are so few for this month it’s a good month to show how I narrow down the options to just two for you to choose from.
Here are the backs for those years:
I page through the magazines and set aside any that don’t have two choices that meet these basic criteria:
Now we’ll narrow down the June choices:
June of 1976 has five crochet patterns but four are garments. 1976 is out.
1978 has four patterns and only one is a garment. 1978 stays in the running with Hat and Bootees, Round Crochet Doily and Napkin Rings.
1979 has three choices but two are garments and the other is a diaper bag. 1979 is out.
1981 was for both June and July and has five options. There were no garments in this issue but two patterns (the tree skirt and the very large muffler and scarf) look like they’d take more than two weeks. That still leaves three from 1981; Waffle Stitch Pillow, Ruffle Pillow and Bear in Crochet.
Next week: 1978 or 1981?
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I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.