I would be and have been quite flattered when people copy my craftiness. Show them where to find inspiration and/or patterns online and places to get pointers for themselves and their own style should start emerging. Its kinda cute when my friends ring me up with 'how do i tell if its a knit or a purl' or 'whats stocking stitch... ohhhhhh it has a name, thats my favourite one'
Antsy, why not start a crochet group. Seeing you take your crochet to class may have given other closet crocheters the confidence to do so too, sadly not many girls these days have the confidence to pull out their craft in public, but you appear to have inspired them. They also might want a chance to connect with you via your craft for whatever reason, perhaps they don't have any crafty friends and would like some. Having other people to ask might also stop these girls in your class asking you all the stupid questions someone else to ask, next time they ask you can say 'well theres a group , maybe you should come join us and learn for yourself'. She is probably hoping you will turn round and offer to teach her, and with the group the other members could help teach her too so you won't cop ALL the dumb questions.
That is such a good idea! I concur!
Nothing is more inspiring to me than seeing people fall in love with a craft, and I am more than happy to be the one to teach them! I mean, somebody was willing to teach me! After all, if everyone guarded their craft as their own, there certainly wouldn't be a craftster.org, right?