The Crochet Bed Jacket won with 72% of the vote. This one might take a little longer than the two weeks I usually give myself but should be done by the last weekend of the month.
There is no sizing on this pattern so they must assume one-size fits all on this. It’s worked in a ripple stitch from side to side then cuffs are added, the side seams are sewed together and a loop stitch trim is worked around the neck and waist. I’m not sure about the loopy trim so I may skip that or substitute something else.
The Materials – the pattern suggest that you use:
Dawn Kitting Worsted was a 100% wool yarn that yarn has been discontinued since 1972 (go here if you want more history on this yarn). Right now I’m torn between using Lion Brand ZZ Twist (acrylic) in Periwinkle and Navy or using this combination of Berocco Vintage DK in an acrylic wool blend and MadelineTosh DK in Opaline. The DK weight might not match the gauge so it could come out a bit smaller than the pattern but I think the stripe of gray and opaline would be really pretty. Since this is one size it might be risky to go with the lighter weight yarn.
There are some questionable craft suggestions in the 1967 issue and there’s a little section on mincemeat cookery. I’ll tell you about those – I won’t be trying them out though. Instead, I'll leave you with this ad for cat paintings.
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.