StyleFile #11: Grandma’s Afghan

There’s a prediction of snow tonight- a time to stay home, make some tea, and throw on Grandma’s warm afghan. If you have one of these crocheted blankets, now is the season to bring it out. With renewed interest in all things handcrafted, these once neglected afghans are being appreciated again.


Go ahead and toss one on your sofa as English artist Mary Fedden did.


Or add a wonderful crocheted blanket to your bed.


A lap throw is perfect for nap time.


Don’t forget to have one on your favorite chair.


This afghan also picks up the colors of the rug and pillows in this country bedroom.


Made by a loving relative, it can become a dear memory for a child.


For late night bloggers, a striped blanket thrown over your shoulders is always a comfort.

(Photos- World of Interiors, Period Living, Let’s Knit Series, Garnet Hill, Country Home, Living Etc., Country Living)

Update 10/7/2010– Toast now offers this hand crocheted throw. Get it while supplies last!

Update 12/2013- Hand knit crochet dress by Meadham Kirchhoff for Topshop.



3 thoughts on “StyleFile #11: Grandma’s Afghan

  1. I have a few aghans like these and although I find some of the color combinations questionable, they are warm and quite cozy for winter!

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