how to repair a vintage crochet afghan

by kath_red on 01/08/2009

in Historic Craft

Excellent 5 part series from Sunshine’s creations in how to repair a vintage crochet afghan.

repairs to a vintage crochet afghan

repairs to a vintage crochet afghan

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1 Kirsty August 1, 2009 at 6:54 am

Fabulous! Thanks for this.


2 Renee September 17, 2009 at 8:42 pm

Is there a way to repair a foundation chain in an old afghan? I have one that our grandmother made and I am not sure how to repair it. There are about 8 stitches missing. I have the loops from the second row but would love some guidance on how to repair the foundation row.


3 sunshine harbaugh July 23, 2012 at 12:40 am

the tutorial has that information


4 sunshine December 27, 2009 at 10:13 am

The tutorial goes over this the thread has to be in place first ( weave in) then you crochet it is easily fixed


5 Jc January 17, 2010 at 12:08 pm

I recently received some items from my mom that was 90 years old that belong to her mother. They are in need of repair and was hoping you could tell me of someone in my area that did vintage repairs


6 sunshine harbaugh July 23, 2012 at 12:41 am

yes I do those types of repairs you can contact me by way of my blog or ravelry or flickr


7 Kady July 27, 2010 at 12:18 am

I have the exact same afghan as pictured but it is horribly stained but this has given me hope that perhaps I could undo the damaged sections and rework them.


8 Pepper April 24, 2011 at 3:30 am

You might try Retroclean pre soak.


9 sunshine harbaugh July 23, 2012 at 12:42 am

I am so happy it gave you hope would love to see it when you are finished with the repair


10 Janet Petri October 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm

The pattern you have for repair is one I have been looking for to crochet
Could you tell me where I can find the vintae floral pattern


11 Janet Petri October 6, 2010 at 5:30 pm

I have been looking for the pattern you show for repair…do you know where I can find that pattern with the pink roses?


12 kath_red October 6, 2010 at 6:04 pm

Please contact the blogger mentioned whose tutorial this is by clicking on the link.


13 sunshine harbaugh July 23, 2012 at 12:43 am

here is the information on the pattern
name of this block is
Rose Bower Beadspread
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Coats & Clark’s O.N.T.


14 Bethany January 13, 2011 at 12:19 pm

Oh my gosh the picture of this bedspread is the same one my grandmother crocheted I have 2 one is a full size and the other is a king .. I have been looking for someone to repair both of them for me does anyone know where I can send them for repair..


15 sunshine harbaugh July 23, 2012 at 12:44 am

I can repair and ship back if you do not live in my area ( you will be paying shipping both ways always best to insure items.


16 Jacki Rehwinkel January 16, 2013 at 9:51 am

My grandmother made a wool granny square afghan in 1934 that is “disintegrating”, according to my mother in law. What can I do to repair/conserve it?


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