Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Special Feature # 2: More of Grandma's Crochet

I had so much fun writing yesterday's post and reading all your wonderful comments, so I couldn't wait to show you more of my Grandma's crochet. So, let's go back to my Aunt's house and see what we'll find today...

Here's a round cushion. My parents have still got the same one at home and I've known this cushion for as long as I can remember. Maybe one day I'll sit down and try to figure out how grandma made it:

This is the back:

The next cushion was completely new to me, I'm sure I've never seen it before:

aaaahh... no words necessary...

I really thought that forty years ago people mainly made the traditional granny square, so you can imagine my surprise, when I saw this little blankie:


It's the 1970s calling (or rather screaming) again :) But have a closer look at the pattern, isn't that just awesome??

In my mind I see this blanket with light pink circles and light green "leaves" on a white ground...

Here's another, bigger blanket:


I think my grandma made it with lots of front and back post dc's, similar to the basketweave pattern but with a different placement of the stitches:

Today's last blanket is a treasure we've still got at home:

This is a woven crochet baby blankie my grandma made for my brother (he was born in 1971). I remember using this blanket for my dolls, and my niece Hanna's still got it in her doll's pram - and that's where I found it today :) Such a gorgeous pattern...


And finally... do you remember when I told you that I had a crochet dress but couldn't find a picture of it? My Mom found one :) It's not a very good picture, though - but anyway: here's a picture of my Mom and me and my little crochet dress:


I hope you've enjoyed this little trip to the 1970s as much as I did! Next time it's my Aunt's turn - different style but beauuuuuutiful! :)

7 comments:

  1. I love your Grandma's work - especially that cushion. :)

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  2. That first pillow looks like it could be used either way. Love the one made in colorful blocks. And your little crocheted dress is precious. Hope your day is great. Tammy

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  3. What a treasure all these items are - thanks for sharing with us.

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  4. Wauw !!
    Beautiful creations made by your grandmother !!

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  5. What a wonderful tradition your Grandmother has passed down. To be treasured for sure. :-)

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  6. Beautiful. I like the back part of the first pillow.

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  7. Liebe Barbara,

    wundervolle Arbeiten Deiner Omi sind das. Wirklich, wirklich wundervoll.

    Ganz liebe Grüße,
    Marion

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