Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Chevron Afghans

Long before Chevron was 'the thing' - I was making Chevron afghans - but back then we just called them 'zig-zag'!  Isn't it funny how things circle back around, but we call it something else to make it seem new and different?!  Hip-huggers (which I also lived through) came back as 'low-rise' pants, bell-bottoms are now flare and so on!  So enjoy some of my personal Chevron blankets (formerly known as afghans!). 

This was the first afghan I ever made.  It was in the early 70's and I was so happy with the colors!  Seriously?!  But really, the orange, yellow and brown were all the rage.  How many of you remember that orangeish-brownish kitchen carpet that was all the rage?  We used to call it 'pizza carpet' because we figured you could drop a pizza on it and never find it!

In the mid-70's my mother made this one.  It is big enough for a queen-size bed.  She had a tight stitch, so it's thick and heavy.  Perfect for a cold night and hot chocolate!

And this is one I made just a few years ago.

I never knew I was so stylish!  I've always considered myself 'behind the curve' when new fashions or styles come about - but maybe this time I was way ahead of the curve!
I'm sure the Chevron Company is enjoying all of the extra advertising!

What other 'old' things can you think of that have come back into style with a different name?


Darcey said...

How fun you have all of those! I am crocheting my very first blanket right now (almost done) and wouldn't you know it's a chevron blanket! I'll post pictures after my friend receives it - it's a baby gift.

Miller Bears said...

That's so funny that you post this. I am also starting my first "Chevron" blanket this weekend. I hope it turns out as cute as yours. By the way, your new furniture is gorgeous!

Amanda said...

When I saw this post I had to smile, because on my "to do" list is ask you how to make one of these :) I wasn't planning on getting around to it until this fall or winter, but I want to try to make one!