Sunday afternoons were fun when I was young. I would walk to my grandmother's house and we would spend time together listening to all sorts of radio programs. While we did this, Grandma would get out her crochet hook and some thread and work on some wonderful project like an apron or a tablecloth or a bedspread. I was always amazed at how quickly the lacy patterns developed. One day I asked her if it would be possible for me to learn how to crochet. She gave me one of her crochet hooks and some thread and showed me how to make a simple chain stitch. Soon I was doing not only chain stitches but also a single crochet, then double crochet and triple crochet. I practiced and practiced these stitches until I was comfortable working with the crochet hook and the thread. Then I tried my first project: a crocheted edge around a small handkerchief. How proud I was of the first one.
This apron is a tribute to Grandma. I wove it in a lacy pattern reminiscent of the patterns she used in many of her aprons. It is woven with the same crochet thread she always used. When the apron was finished, I decided it needed a little something more. So I crocheted an edge around it, just like my grandma used to do.
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