|Four samples made with 75 year old yarn|
I used two patterns from old magazines from 1967 and 1975, and two patterns from the internet.
|Magazine from 1967|
|Pattern from Cascade Yarns|
I've chosen to use the "pineapples and shells"-pattern. It's so great to work on: challenging enough to be interesting, easy enough to do by heart without using the pattern after a while. Convenient when I'm crocheting in front of the tv or on the train.
|Pineapples and shells pattern crochet|
By the way, I use a hook that, like the yarn, used to be my grandmother's. It must be pretty old, because the number 3 is not a size 3 mm. It seems to be a 2 mm, so the number must refer to an older system.
|Old hook for crochet|