Welcome Dear Readers. It’s Friday. Which means you can either continue working on that lemon car you’re assembling or you can take a break with me to look for some interesting crocheting projects in this 1984 edition of Annie’s Pattern Club Magazine that I found at the thrift store.
Just when you thought your toilet couldn’t get any more beautiful!
Leave it to Annie to flush out this fabulous crocheting project through the process of elimination! After crocheting a cozy for every single thing in her bathroom, nothing was left cozy-less but the toilet and a bottle of Pepto Bismal (instructions for a Pepto Bismal bottle cozy were probably in the next edition).
I think you’ll have to agree there’s nothing quite as uplifting as lifting up the lid of your toilet and finding a fresh-as-daisy Daisy that you lovingly crafted all by yourself!
Hey! Here’s a little crocheting project sure to get any little boy singing your praises:
Of course, we all know there’s nothing little boys of a certain age love to do more than flip up their collars, pick up a crocheted microphone and crone crone crone to their heart’s content — providing they didn’t leave said heart in San Francisco, that is!
Let’s face it, there isn’t a little boy on earth who, upon receiving a crocheted microphone for his birthday wouldn’t tear up! Just before kicking you in the shins and running away from home, but still!
Crochet your way to total enlightenment!
It’s a crying shame that it took someone until the year 1984 to come up with the idea of crocheting a lamp when Thomas Edison invented the electrical light way back in 1879! And you have to ask yourself why? Why were the crocheters of the past so out of sync with the creation and evolution of electricity?
Was it because crocheters didn’t have electric lamps or was it be because Thomas Edison didn’t know how to crochet? Chances are, unless the science channel really gets hard up for programming, we’ll never know the answer to these questions and a lot of other stupid questions. Either way, please try not to let it ruin your weekend!
And there you have it Dear Readers! Now that we’ve found some worthy crocheting projects, I’ll let you get back to assembling that lemon car.
Until next time . . . I love you
34 thoughts on “It’s Friday! Screw It! Let’s Crochet!”
Oh, the ’80s. Any time I hear someone from the next generation pine for the ’80s, I just want to show them this stuff and ask them to reconsider. That’s not even getting into the unholy trinity of Reagan/Thatcher/Gorbachev (a trinity of four if you count Canada’s PM Brian Mulroney, who sold out the country via Free Trade Agreements — but now I’m getting heavy and political…. surely there’s a crocheting project that can lighten my outlook… perhaps a lamp of some sort?
LOL! Helena, there are just some things bizarre 80’s crocheting projects can’t solve. However, if you must take on a crocheted lamp challenge, I suggest you try crocheting a 70’s lava lamp. It should confuse the issue just enough to take your mind off free trade agreements, Ronald Reagan and what a bitch Nancy was.
Dear Miss Linda, you have taken me back to the days of my mother crocheting coat hangers and those dresses for the dolls you stuck in your toilet rolls so the good folk who used your toilet would never suspect that the array of fashionably attired dolls were in fact hiding the ugly toilet roll from sight. The good old days Linda, where have they gone?
Ahaha! I remember those little crocheted dolls that hid the ugly truth of toilet tissue! And now that I think about it, I do have a crocheted hanger in my closet probably from as far back as the 60’s! It’s turquoise. I could never bring myself to throw it out. I don’t know where it came from as my mother didn’t crochet. She did, however, start knitting an orange sweater in 1965 and then put it aside for so long that when she went to finish it she had completely forgotten how to knit! 😀 It sounds like your mother was better at finishing projects at least! 😀
Pass over the pepto bismol! I’ll show the editor how to crochet for the washroom is done! 😛
Andy I knew I could count on you in a crocheting emergency! I just knew it!
~Click clicks the crochets~ muahhahaa! 😉
ahahah! I can just see you now. I hope your wearing your spectacles! 😀
Don’t forget my magic stick too! ;P
Hey that gives me an idea. How about a Grandmother who has magic crocheting powers?
There’s a thought for a post! (nudge nudge)
Ah yes! Maybe The Magic Crocheting Lady . . . hmm . . . now that’s go possibilities, Andy! 😀
Junior didn’t have a crocheted microphone, so while his mom was crocheting, the kid cut his own hair, because he didn’t have a crocheted microphone. Isn’t that the principle of time travel, that it can’t stop the inevitable. Or that owning scissors is like time travel, a selfie haircut must happen,
LOL! I love your comment more than time itself, Brain! I was so transfixed by the crocheted microphone I didn’t even notice Junior’s selfie haircut. And from the look in his eye you can tell the joke’s on us!! 😀
I’m reminded of a Christmas in the 80s. Under my tree were a crocheted Snoopy and a pink elephant. For a college student squeezing every dime, it was not really what I had hoped Santa would drop down the chimney – oh the memories!!!
A crocheted Snoopy and a pink elephant when you were in college! LOL!! that sounds like a scene out of a movie! And somebody went to all the trouble to crochet them for you? That’s worse than the year my mother gave me a pair of plastic rollar skates. She probably would have crocheted them too if she would have known how! 😀
I’m laughing again! 🙂
I’m begining to wonder how crotcheting could have been an issue for the era that discovered electricity.
Time keeps ticking and each era seems to have it’s uniqueness.
Good job once again!
Haha! Yes the electrical crocheting issue is all very very confusing! It would be interesting to research the things that people used to crochet in the olden days. I have a feeling they were probably more useful. Like mufflers and mittens, perhaps?
Dangnabbit, I thought it was Crotchetey Friday.
ahahahah! That’s next week! Settle down!
If only I knew how to crochet, I’d never have to buy an appliance again!!!
I don’t think the crochet rain coat the gal on the cover is wearing is very effective. But she sure does look sassy!
They don’t come any sassier! With the possible exception of Mary Tyler Moore! But she probably crochets better than Mary Tyler Moore, I’ll bet!
That is a lot of crocheted junk. I have to think that the lampshade is a little silly.
Really! And the only people who still have the crocheted stuff around are the hoarders! 😀
Not the 80’s not crochet! awwww!
ahaha! Just when you thought it was safe to go online again. Bwahaha!
i know! yeash!
Wow, that toilet set decoration was great! But can’t really use if you live with any males (who are sure to “rain” on your precious hard work). Unless one uses black-colored crocheted yarn, that is. But what’s the beauty of it, without the huge yellow flowers? Another great find at the thrift store! Thanks for sharing!
Oh your right. Black just isn’t the same! HA! Maybe a crocheted target? I wouldn’t be surprised if I came across on in one of these magazines!! 😀
In Germany you may find a roll of toiletpaper with a crochet cover on the rear window shelf .:-)
LOL!! I need to visit German I think! 😀
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Crocheted hangers sound familiar…I think I saw some of those floating around my mom’s. She must not have had anything else to do! (Or felt like doing.) Thanks for that blast from the past.
I think everybody must have or had a crocheted hanger in their closet at some point in their lives. I haven’t seen one for years though. Hopefully there’s one in the basement of the Smithsonian for the benefit of future generations. (Though thousands of years from now they’ll think they were a religious artifact!)