The Encyclopedia of Crafts
I have multiple projects in various stages of incomplete right now and rather than finalize any of them, I’m going to start a new series on my little blog here. The Encyclopedia of Crafts is a 24 volume set of hardback books published in 1975 that has lots of cool 70s pictures and loads of craft project instructions. I scored the complete set in perfect condition at an estate sale last year and I find myself returning to page through for inspiration and amusement. Did I mention that I graduated from high school (I will now reveal just how old I am) in 1974. These pictures are so familiar to me, I remember many of these projects from magazines back then.
I think I will post some of my favorite projects and whatever else strikes my fancy from this book. Today I present the beginner’s crochet project and learning to crochet instructions. This is for you, Donna, give it a try. Click here for a PDF.
I find it interesting that I think the rug looks very modern, very today. I love the colors. I’ve always wanted to make a rag rug and love this hot pink version. Another project to add to the “must do someday” list.
Click on the pics for bigger versions and don’t forget to download the PDF for a trip down memory lane for some and a historical peek at the past for the rest.