A very special 40 year old crochet blanket…

This small crocheted blanket has always been in my life- it is very special to me indeed and I wanted to share it with you today…

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What makes this blanket so special is that one of my wonderful Dutch aunts crocheted it over 40 years ago for my brother when he was born. Of course I don’t remember that as I didn’t come along till a couple of years later. However, I do remember that I had a little dolls cot as a child. My brother and I no longer needed a baby blanket for ourselves so I remember using this very blanket for my dolls and teddies. The cot and most dolls (except a precious few) are long gone but this blanket has always stayed with me. What makes this blanket special is that my daughter now uses it for her teddies!

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I was round my mothers the other day looking at old photographs and we came across this little photo album.

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To my amazement inside were a couple of photographs of my brother as a baby in the winter of 1976 kept warm by this very blanket! How wonderful! A 40 year old photograph of my brilliant brother with a crocheted blanket that I still have today!

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It’s been washed a few too many times and has certainly shrunk a little but I still love it. The colours look like they are as vibrant now as they were back then!

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My wonderful aunt who crocheted this blanket is not well at the moment. I am thinking of her a lot and that makes this blanket even more special as it reminds me of her. I live in England whilst she lives in The Netherlands so I am not able to just pop round and visit :(. She knitted my mother a scarf for Christmas and I hope that she will feel better soon and may be able to find comfort in creating things once more…

Thank you all for reading 🙂

 

 

24 thoughts on “A very special 40 year old crochet blanket…

  1. I love this! It’s wonderful that your daughter is using it now. I have several items my Great-Aunts crocheted for me in the 70s. They mean a lot to me. I hope your Aunt is doing well.

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