Some patterns never get old - granny squares particularly.
How appropriate. In my efforts to document all of my crochet pattern books, leaflets and magazines, today I pulled this granny square afghan from the pile. Since it is Labour Day weekend, which to me signifies the start of comfy, sweater weather, big pots of chili and cozy nights in front of the fire -- this fall coloured afghan is just perfect.
I cannot find a date on the pattern itself, but would thing it is from the late 50s or 60s. Published in Canada under the name Bouquet Yarns, a product of Spinrite Yarns Ltd., in Listowel, Ontario. Spinrite still exists today as the producer of brands such as Bernat, Phentex and Patons. Their facebook page is Yarnspirations - you're probably familiar with this.
The title on this one 424 Granny Afghans. It originally sold in Canada for $0.99. My copy still has the price tag from Zellers.
The yarn used in the pattern itself is no longer available from what I can tell. It was Nantuk Sayelle. I'm sure I could find a similar sport weight acrylic yarn in the colours necessary to make this beautiful afghan. I just love the fall colours. Not a big fan of granny squares - the variegated version of the pattern appeals to me more so than the version using multiple colour yarns, also included in this leaflet.
Maybe the folks at Spinrite can shed some light on the date of this pattern.