A Tribute to the Mothers Who CrochetBy Tameko Barnette – 18 Comments
There are mothers and grandmothers who are affectionately and intently crocheting as we speak. They are trying out new hooks, yarns, patterns, and they are blessing us with their creations.
In addition, the crocheting mothers and grandmothers of the world are passing down this wonderful craft to us, whether directly or indirectly. They are giving us something to remember them by, even if we don’t recognize it at first.
How can we, as crocheters ourselves, honor the mothers of crochet?
Here are a few ideas:
1. Keep the crocheted items they gave you a long time ago. If they are small enough like bookmarks or appliques, start a scrapbook, include pictures of them.
2. If you have children, sit down with them and show them what you do as a crocheter. Especially, if they are showing an interest anyway.
3. Create an afghan that is designed with your mother and grandmother in mind – their favorite colors, their favorite designs or patterns, etc. Once you’ve created the tribute afghan, show it off at the next family reunion or during the holidays. With Mother’s Day coming in May, it’s a great time to do a remembrance item.
These are just a few suggestions to remember the wonderful gift of crochet our mothers and grandmothers gave us.
Do you have a special crocheted tribute to your mother or grandmother?