Crochet Snowflakes from Grandma’s Stash

This post is part of Ginny’s Yarn Along.

This was my great-grandmother’s crochet hook.  She died before I was born.  My grandmother used it for years.  Now it is mine.


My grandmother taught me to crochet when I was around twelve.  Before that my mother taught me to make chains with my fingers.


I don’t remember my grandmother making snowflakes, but she must have because these were made from patterns in her collection.

written on an envelope

written on an envelope

ETA:  And AGAIN I forgot to mention what I am reading.  I’m still on Joan of Arc.  Mark Twain’s take is that the Dauphin was paralyzed with fear that he was not the rightful heir to the throne of France.  It took a word from God through Joan to assure him that he was the legitimate son of Charles VI before he could rouse himself to action against the English.

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12 thoughts on “Crochet Snowflakes from Grandma’s Stash

    • Sara McDaren says:

      It gives me such a cozy feeling to use these things – such a feeling of continuity. My boys haven’t shown any interest in crochet so they’d better grow up and marry crafty ladies that I can pass these things on to. 🙂

  1. Dawn says:

    How very sweet! I love memories like this. I decorate my kitchen with a framed, hand written recipe for kruschiki from mee ma…not quite the same…lol.

    Meanwhile – now I have to make snowflakes. :/

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