This month we’re going back to a time before I was born. Lyndon B Johnson was president. There was a heat wave across the Midwest and China launched a dog into outer space.
July Top 40 that year included some classics like;
Batman: The Movie with Adam West and Burt Ward was released that month and Star Trek would begin its first season in September.
The most popular book that month in 1966 was Valley of the Dolls by Jacqueline Susann. It was one of best-selling books up to that point staying on the New York Times Best Seller List for 28 consecutive weeks in row.
The July 1966 Workbasket Magazine had three crochet patterns. One of your choices for the month is on the cover.
Your two choices for July are:
Bright Gay Stripes. These are place mats and bench covers. If you choose this one I’ll do the place mats. It calls for Aunt Lydia’s Heavy Rug Yarn which is discontinued. I could use any acrylic worsted weight yarn but I might try Bernat’s Maker Outdoor Yarn. It comes in some pretty and bright colors.
Barbecue Mitt in crochet. Need a way to pretty up your barbecue but don’t know how to do it? This Barbecue Mitt has embroidered flowers on it to liven up your dreary barbecue duty. This used two colors of worsted weight yarn plus some embroidery thread for the flowers. For this I’d use some Lily Sugar and Cream yarn in my stash.
So what will it be, Bright Gay Striped place mats or a fancy Barbecue Mitt?
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. I'm a member of Crochet Twin Cities, the local Crochet Guild.