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?

16 Comments to “Oldie but a Goody?”

  1. The top dress is awful but the bottom one, have you got a pattern, love that one!!!

  2. 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.

  3. 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

    • 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.

  4. 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.

  5. While I love seeing crochet worn out in the public, this one is not my favorite.

  6. 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. 🙂

  7. I have to agree with CrochetBlogger, I love the bag! The rest I could do without. All three dresses would look great on my couch.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. There’s no amount of hollywood glam gonna change that boxy granny square mojo.

  11. 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.

  12. 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!


  13. OMG! Its a revival of the dreaded granny square dress!

    I thought they were all dead and buried during the ’70s.

    And the oversized tote? OMG!

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