Early 1970s that is - this shawl/blanket was made by MrBorg's Gran when he was born.
By the time I knew her she couldn't knit or crochet any more due to stiff joints but in her time she made lovely stuff.
And this is vintage 2003! This blanket was a present from my aunt when my son was born, but the cats have appropriated it now.
And as for me, I'm still trying to get my head round crochet. I think my hook is possibly too big and/or my tension too tight - I'll keep practising and try with a finer yarn to see if that helps.