18-year-old Helena Muffly wrote exactly 100 years ago today:
Wednesday, January 28, 1914: Ruth and I went up to town this evening. I am in some kind of a thing that’s to be given in the church. Went up to practice. We had quite a bit of fun even if we did have to work some at making crosses.
Her middle-aged granddaughter’s comments 100 years later:
What fun!. . . Spending a winter evening with friends sounds wonderful. What was the upcoming event at the church that Grandma was practicing for? And, what were the crosses she was helping make?
Maybe they were making crocheted cross bookmarks. I can remember occasionally getting crocheted crosses that church members made when I was a child.
There are lots of different types of crocheted crosses. Directions for making one type are at Moms Love of Crochet.
There’s also a YouTube video about how to make crocheted crosses.