After my dad passed away in 2010, I came across a few of my very first crochet projects while cleaning out his attic. One of which, was the multi-colored, granny square doll blanket pictured below. This finding reinforces the fact that handmade items are a representation of history -- this blanket sharing a bit of mine.
|Doll blanket I made when I was about 9-years-old.|
For the latest installation of my Home Hooking column for Interweave Crochet's Summer Issue, I share a bit of my story about learning to crochet as a child, talk about why granny squares are a great way for kids to learn to crochet, and give the pattern for a modern take on a dolly classic.
|Hello, Dolly! blankie shown in Vickie Howell Sheep(ish) yarn|
Grab the issue on stands or at Crochetme.com today!
P.S. This blanket would make a great donation to Purple Stitch Project!
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