Forever Crochet Blanket

So, about 6 years ago I thought I’d crochet myself an heirloom. I hadn’t crocheted anything, heirloom or otherwise, for years, so needless to say, I was a bit slow to start with. I decided to use a pattern from one of my mum’s vintage (circa 1970s) crochet books:

Filet crochet pattern, circa 1970s

Filet crochet pattern, circa 1970s

Six years later, I am still working on it and here is the latest piece:

Crochet panel No. 4

Overall, I have got this far:

Working on fourth panel...

Working on fourth panel…

It’s going to be a five panel blanket/throw, for a double bed. To give it a contemporary twist, I am going to sew the finished crochet on to duck-egg blue silk – obviously, I have yet to work out how I am going to do that, but nevermind, eh?!
So watch this space. Hopefully, I’ll be able to post a picture of the finished ‘heirloom’ before the internet is a historical artifact used only by the quirky, vintage-loving-types.

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