I recently pulled out this afghan which was started by my mother-in-law and finished by me at her request when she became too ill to work on it. She passed away from cancer in 1985 so this would probably have been in ’84 I’m thinking.
I don’t recall the pattern but the finished size is about 62″ square.
This was over 30 years ago and my crochet skills were just a few years old. 🙂 I can hardly believe I did this. I’m sure the yarn was probably something similar to what Red Heart is today. I can remember buying Wintuk yarn when I first started crocheting (from TG&Y!), but I don’t actually remember what this particular afghan used.
This made me think of some of the afghans I’ve made through the years. I’ll share a few pics with you.
This one was made for my mom. It’s done in Tunisian crochet and the flowers are cross-stitched on it. Again, I can’t believe I made this. I would love to have it but it disappeared when my mom passed.
I found a description of the afghans in my photo albums on google. Size is approx 50″ x 63″. The pattern is Beguiling Tradition and was in the book “Afghans-Traditional and Modern” by Bonita Bray, c1977. I used 4 ply worsted weight yarn in ecru for the background. The pattern called for an H hook. I used a J.
This is the first afghan I designed myself. It was a wedding gift made for a special friend who is now gone.
This one was made for my brother-in-law. He chose the design and colors. The pattern is called Blue on Blue and was from the magazine Afghans Winter 1983. The magazine says the size is 42″ xc 65″.
This one was made for one of my husband’s friend and co-worker in 1996. Finished size is about 46″ x 75″. I used about 30 ozs worsted weight yarn and an I hook.
I am not positive but I think the pattern is Coral Waves in the book Afghan Favorites by The Needlecraft Shop, c1994.
This is an alphabet afghan I still have, which was made for my daughter in April 1989 according to my records. The squares are Tunisian and the letters are cross-stitched on. I think I just graphed it out and did it myself but I’m not positively sure on that. The cross-stitch hardly shows on the back side. I was quite proud of the effort. 🙂
This was a wedding afghan worked in the colors of the wordless book. If you’d like more information on the wordless idea of sharing the gospel message, you can find it on the preemie page with the wordless preemie afghans.
The pattern used was Restful Rainbows, designed by Jan Hatfield. It is a very simple pattern, but makes a beautiful afghan. You can find the pattern on p. 112 in the book Mile a Minute Afghans published by Leisure Arts and Oxmoor House, copyright 1996.
This is another alphabet afghan made in 1987. On this one I crocheted blocks and then sewed the letters on. The letters are made with crocheted chains as I recall. It went to a niece.
This is getting pretty long. I have a lot of years to reminisce about! LOL Maybe I’ll share more in a separate post.