1970s crochet blankets

Back in the 70s, when my sisters and I were kids, my mom would make blankets for us that we would use as bedspreads for years to come.

Looking back, it amazes me how she managed to keep the making of those huge blankets a secret until Christmas.

Lately, all three of them moved in with me. And I am not even sure my sisters know that I became the “keeper of handmade bedspreads” 🙂

The one with horizontal stripes in yellow, red, beige, and brown belongs to my elder sister. My younger sister was pleased to get the vertically striped one in turquoise, brown, and beige. Ultimately, mine is the checkered one in red, green, brown, and beige.

You can tell they’re old, you can tell they’re used but there is no doubt I will bring them back out again next fall.

crochet blankets

striped croched blanket

striped crochet blanket

checkered crochet blanket

crochet blankets

Did I ever say thank you? Just to make sure: Thank you, Mami 🙂

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11 Jahre zuvor

Such special memories are evoked looking at your lovely blankets.

11 Jahre zuvor

That is so awesome! I am going to start making blankets for Christmas this year and this post was so inspiring! Thank you for sharing 🙂

11 Jahre zuvor
Reply to  Carina

OH MY GOD NO!!! you seriously just made my day!! I am going to browse through her site because I am overly obsessed with granny squares and everyone’s blanket this year will be a granny square blanket… I’m just not that good at them yet.. Thank you so much for sharing that and I hope that the people I give them too keep them a very long time 🙂

11 Jahre zuvor

Those still look great! Very nicely done!