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Enough Vintage Crochet Awesomeness to Sear Your Eyeballs
Genevieve saw this stack of booklets at a thrift store and, knowing what I like, sent them to me. And I've got to share them with you, because they're crazy amazing.
These are all Annie's Attic publications, circa 1993. (Which is eighteen freaking years ago, if you can believe it.) There's a whole series of booklets from that time about crocheting miniature furniture for "fashion dolls" (which is my favorite genericizing of "Barbie")
What absolutely kills me about this stuff is all the detail - and the structural nature of crochet! Like, how cool that the little tea set is also crocheted?! (Size 10 crochet cotton and No. 7 steel hook, for those who were wondering.)
I love that puff chair. And the completely unsustainable number of pillows on the bed. Barbie never had it so good - not even when she was President.
There's a part of me that wants to hew a giant crochet hook out of a baseball bat and get some great big rope. What if you could make human-sized crochet furniture? Who's with me? Alice?
I think I would look a whole lot better every day if I had this kind of dressing table, is all I'm saying.
…And what if you could solve your storage problems by simply crocheting more cabinets and shelving?!
I find it inexplicably comforting that this crochet stove has crochet pot holders hanging from it.
…But this is some crochet architectural genius at work. Curly chairs and table legs FTW! And how amazing is that sideboard?
I had a big dollhouse as a kid, and if I'd known this kind of thing existed, I would have spent my days and nights making miniature crochet furniture. Except that I was a kid long before 1993.
Does it get any better than crochet wicker?
You're growing exhausted with all the awesome, I can see that. OK, I'll leave you with this last one. Notice two things: the bedside lamp and end table are constructed from stacks of crocheted tires. And the rug is a race track.
I need to go lie down now myself. Thank you, Genevieve!