As many of you know, my grandmother was the person who taught me to crochet. She’s also the reason I’m so obsessed with granny squares. As I was sorting through some things earlier this summer, I came upon a suitcase my mother gave me when my grandmother died. It was filled with crochet goodness that I had completely forgotten I had. Take a look:
This delicate crochet thread table cloth is absolutely stunning. I can’t imagine how long this took to complete!
The pineapple pattern is combined with clusters of tall stitches and constructed in large squares.
My grandmother’s engagement picture has found a treasured place in the dining room along with this gorgeous table topper!
Next I found an afghan, crocheted in acrylic worsted weight yarn. The single crochet stitches are worked into the back loop only for more visual interest.
The x’s are formed by working double crochet stitches in the row below.
The colors are still so vibrant after all these years.
I also found this little granny square gem…
The rest of the items in the suitcase were doilies, either all crocheted in white cotton thread, or fabric circles edged in crochet. No doubt these pieces will find a place in my home as I continue to redecorate.
I have no idea whether or not my grandmother actually made these pieces herself. I wish I could remember that little bit of history. But, regardless, I will have these beautiful mementos of one of the most treasured people in my life.