Monday, August 29, 2011

All Things Homespun...the crochet rug...more on the Boho Bedroom..



On my Tray of Bliss today is a new take on the crochet Afghan rug, another element in the Divas Bohemian Bedroom.

These were all the rage back in the 70's and groups of teens could be found everywhere, madly crocheting enough little squares to make a bedspread.

Oddly, most of us only ever accumulated enough squares for a cushion, but the intent was there.

Of course, we used recycled wool, unravelled from old jumpers, and the colour choices were limited according to what your little brother had grown out of that year. So needless to say, some of the finished products were eye popping...and not in a good way!

This one is pretty though isn't it, and just the thing to add to the Divas growing collection of Bohemian treasures. We get to use this vintage one, crocheted by Great Grandma. It's more in the form of the aforementioned eye-popping colour range, but I think that might just be okay.

What do you think?

What's on your Tray of Bliss today?



2 comments:

  1. I love crocheted blankets Mimi :-)
    My DS had one that we were given when he was in hospital as a prem baby and it has become his comforter that he still snuggles at night :-) Even if you DD just pulls it out to snuggle under I think the history behind it is great.

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  2. You're right of course Bungle. And she does adore it because Nanna gave it to her :)

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