Oldie but a Goody?

Put them on a movie star and that will make them all better:

Or better yet, add a matching bag:

Or get wild and change up the colors:

So what do you think? It’s an oldie but a goody or out with the old and you’re sick of granny squares?


  1. Mazell Stafford says:

    Who in their right mind goes out in public dressed only in a blanket? O.K. an afghan…big difference. Tyhese belong on the bed or the sofa…end of story.

  2. Heidi says:

    OMG!! We had to suffer in the 70’s what makes them think we need it now!! there is not a single possible way that they can make that look good. it will always look like something from the 70’s

    • RubyGlare says:

      actually, in the 70s Soviet-version of Solaris there is a dress of crochet squares turned on the diagonal, small thread was used, & it looked good, about the only good 70s crochet clothes that I ever saw.

  3. Renee Janssen says:

    Now, if they’d picked a maximum of two colours, complimenting and preferably in the black-grey or pastel colour range… I might have called it an ‘interesting fashion experiment’.

    This however, is something I wouldn’t want to be found dead in. And the ruffles, seriously!

    Granny squares can be very cool, but only when used in moderation.

  4. CrochetBlogger says:

    Granny squares can be great on clothing but only if you use the right yarn, the right patterns and make sure to get the right fit. I do have to say that I like the granny square bag in the middle picture though. :)

  5. Kate says:

    I have a couple of granny square sweaters that I always get compliments on. One is from a pattern from the old ‘Magic Crochet’ magazine (an actual *good* crochet magazine, but then, it was French) and one I designed myself.

    The key is good fit and good color choices.

    Using every yarn in your stash is not a good idea even for afghans, IMHO.

  6. Lois says:

    Of the three, the bottom one looks best. The colors are brighter, and there’s no poofy/frilly trim on the sleeves, neck, and hem. It looks good with the red tights and white boots. I can imagine some women being able to get away with a look like this.

  7. Vickice says:

    Is that Kate Blanchett in the 1st photo? Where did the 2nd model get a matching “dress”? The 3rd dress could be possible if careful.

  8. jordanmaytwigs says:

    Hey now!
    I have a Hello Kitty Scarf made out of Granny Squares that my mother made me for Christmas!
    But then again its also Hot Pink,
    Slate Gray,
    And White!
    I love it!
    And not only because my mom made it,
    Or because I love hello kitty,
    But because its Fing Killer!


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