Thread Crochet

My 2 grandmas were both crafty, probably like most people's grandmas were. Grandma McK was about 15 years older than Grandma N who is the one who left me all of her fabric stash. Grandma McK used to thread crochet in white absolutely all the time. She made tablecloths for everyone (every girl) in the extended family. Somehow, I have 2 of her tablecloths.

We decorate our Christmas Tree every year with white snowflakes she crocheted.

Maybe 2 years ago, I never thought I'd ever do any crochet or knitting, but then I got a terrific Japanese pattern book and I tried making potholders. This cherry is the one I made for my mom. Of course, it didn't take long and I was obsessed with thread crochet.

I made this lavender flowers one for my mother-in-law when she was going in for surgery. I was still crocheting really tightly when I did this one. Of course I have about 12 rolls of various threads and all the little steel hooks you use for this kind of crochet, but my obsession did slow down. I like to do small projects, so the potholders are perfect for me.

I use the ones I didn't give away as coffee coasters. Oxyclean gets out coffee stains!

They really are useless as real potholders, but they do make me smile. Later on, I'll share the collection of Japanese books I have, including the one that has these cute potholder patterns. You don't have to read Japanese to follow them. I promise!