I wrote last year about some of my Grandmother’s and Great-Grandmother’s crochet that my Mum still has in her home. I still have a bunch of photos that I haven’t shared from the day Mum and I went through her “stash” so today I’m sharing a few more…
Mum always said that this doily was a “pineapple” design. It is called that because of the shapes incorporated into it. To me they look more like leaves or tear drops, but if you search for “pineapple doily patterns” you will find that indeed there are patterns similar to this design.
This was crocheted by my Mum’s Mum and is one of the largest doilies she has. It is very delicate and must have taken ages to make.
It is in perfect condition and so lovely.
This is a different style of crochet. It is worked from one end to the other in rows rather than around in a circle. This is a tray cloth made by my Grandmother too, who we always called Nana.
It is worked in ecru perle cotton and I can remember Mum always used it on a set of three nesting tables that stood in one corner of our loungeroom.
Nana actually made two for Mum in two different sizes. The pattern is the same so she must have just used a larger hook to create the bigger version.
I’m planning to share some of my Mum’s embroidery next so watch out for that post soon.