My Great Grandmother’s Crochet

When I walked in the door of my parent's home for the holidays this year, I was greeted by several crocheted Santa doorknob covers. My nieces had been decorating and had found a box of old Christmas decorations. They loved adding these antique decorations to my mother's newer pieces.

The Santa doorknob covers were crocheted by my Great Grandma Jones at least 45 years ago. My mother remembers them from her own childhood, and I remember lovingly decorating the doorknobs with them when I was a child.

I immediately pulled one of the doorknob covers from its perch and lovingly fingered the worn stitches. These stitches had been worked before I was even born by my great grandmother, who passed away when I was very little. But now we share a love of crochet. 

Crochet pieces, particularly home decor items, passed from family member to family member are a beautiful way to connect crocheters despite the separation of time. Do you have pieces of holiday crochet at your houses that were created by your ancestors?

Best wishes,



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