Thursday, March 20, 2014

Crochet Family Heirlooms

Do you have any crochet heirlooms in your family? How old are they? Who made them?

This beautiful crochet motif tablecloth was made by my husband’s great-grandmother! My husband and I received it from my mother-in-law a couple of years ago.

Originally this piece was intended as a bed spread, but unfortunately the work wasn’t completely finished. But it’s still very beautiful and I use it as a small tablecloth quite often.

One of the things on my endless crochet to-do list is to try to reconstruct this motif pattern. It doesn’t seem too complicated, but it will take some time of experimenting before I figure it out.


  1. Me encanta el color con la que la has hecho, el color blanco es un color muy elegante, besos.

  2. Beautiful family treasure....

  3. Wow Olga, this is such a beautiful family heirloom! How wonderful to have this and I am sure it's a joy to use :) And it would have been quite the stunning bed spread! Hugs to you!

  4. WOW! Such a beautiful piece! It certainly looks to be a motif that could be duplicated!

  5. It is gorgeous and such a treasure. I have several tatting pieces from my Grandmother and her Mother, also my Grandmother's weeding nightgown that has beautiful tatting on it.
    Hugs to you,

  6. I don't have any from my family, but I have made a few crochet lap quilts for my kids and grandkids. I am trying to start the tradition of making things to be handed down in our family now.

  7. It's very beautiful. My grandma said she used to crochet curtains but unfortunately I haven't even seen any of them.

  8. that is beautiful, and not only a testament to your ggmother in law's skills and love, but to the loving care of all the generations since then. My ggmother, for whom I'm named, was a whiz at crochet. Eleven years ago, visiting my dad's cousin, he saw me crocheting and brought out her work from a closet - a very dirty and lovely bedspread. I didn't even know, until I saw your picture, that such old work could be lovingly cared for and made so beautiful for the coming generations. You are blessed and I thank you for inspiring me to keep on making beautiful keepsakes for my descendants - I might just include care instructions, though!

  9. Hello

    Beautiful, I love white.


  10. Unfortunately I don't have any heirlooms that way, but I share your happiness about this fantastic beauty :-).

  11. I have a similar piece. It was in my grandmother's basement, but she didn't crochet. Unfortunately, we don't know its story.

  12. Красивая скатерть и очень хорошо сохранилась!

  13. Πάρα πολύ ωραίο κομμάτι!!!
    Κι εγώ έχω ένα παλιό τραπεζομάντηλο από την πεθερά μου!
    Αλλά πλέκω πολύ κι εγώ!
    Καλή εβδομάδα!

  14. Would you please post a close up photo of this motif? It is a beautiful pattern. :)

    1. Chris, I posted a close up photo here:

  15. I found this - almost a look alike for your grandma's pattern!

    Here's a photo

    Hope it helps!