Crocheted Counterpane / coverlet / pillow cover?
I bought a crocheted coverlet recently, that covered the blankets, but is not large enough to cover the pillows on my bed. Someone was telling me that traditionally, a separate piece was used to cover the pillows: like a strip laid on horizontally. Not like a shamÃ¢ÂÂ¦just laid over. That would definitely make it easy to make the bed.
She said it was called a counterpaneÃ¢ÂÂ¦but I always thought that was synonymous with bedspread or coverlet. When I looked it up, I saw it defined as the latterÃ¢ÂÂ¦.not as anything specifically to cover the pillows.
Does anyone know the truth of this? I bought a crocheted dresser scarf of similar style and color to the coverlet, and was planning on basting it to a solid colored strip I would sew for this purpose. But I would like to see what one is supposed to look like. Thanks!