Katharine's Rose Afghan Square by Melinda Miller

Katharine's Rose Afghan Square

October 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.0 mm (H)
12" square
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This pattern is a 12” square and is labeled for the intermediate crocheter. It is dedicated to my beautiful granddaughter, Katharine. The inspiration for designing the square came from a photo of Katharine with a rose behind her ear. (See pic to the left.)

I was at the family cemetery showing my DIL the places where my dad’s family were buried. We showed her my paternal grandparents graves. There is always something so humbling that comes over me when I go to the cemetery. It’s my family. I don’t want to leave them. I want to be with them. I want to know more about them. They had hopes and dreams and thoughts and prayers. What were they? I wish I knew.

One thing I do have is a rose bush. My great-grandmother planted it after my grandmother’s baby sister died (see photo at left.) We don’t know how she died. It seems so sad. But the rose bush is still growing strong 100+ years later (see photo at left.) That day we were there, Audra picked a rose and placed it behind Katharine’s ear. It looked so beautiful. I snapped a picture of her. The photo is the inspiration for this design. I hope you enjoy it. :)

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