The leg warmers won. It such a classic 1980's accessory I'm surprised it didn't win by more.
About the materials:
This pattern is rated “Easy” by Workbasket Magazine and it does look very easy. It’s eight rows of single crochet worked in a circle with the smaller hook, then half double crochet in the middle section to the length you want, finishing with another ten rows of single crochet.
This pattern might be easy to make but I already see an issue with the pattern. There isn’t that much stretch in a single crochet for the top and bottom sections. To help with that a little bit I’m going to start with a foundation single crochet. Foundation stitches are a little stretchier than a chain stitch. I’ll still make the rest according to the pattern and we’ll see how it goes.
Here's your bonus photo of a pattern that didn't make it to the final two for a vote this month. Can you guess why?
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.