A few weeks back, when I last saw my grandmother, I had mentioned to her that I was having trouble figuring out how to double crochet. I asked her if she could show me, but we never had a spare moment to sit down during all the craziness of a large family get together. I eventually figured it out, but yesterday in the mail from her, I got this:
This is the book that she used to teach herself how to crochet. Copyright 1959. The price was 29 cents. Not only does it have basic crochet instructions, it has some patterns, such as this cute tote bag, which I think I might try!
There are also instructions for knitting, tatting and embroidery. This little book rocks!
Even with all this awesomeness, the following pages are my favorite part. My grandmother made little notes all over the pattern for these mittens. It’s mostly just her counting her rows, but it is a little piece of her that I will always have, no matter what.