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« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2005 11:00:36 PM »

My mom taught me the very basics about 4 years ago, and then I learned the rest through books and trial and error. I sort of go in waves, where I will crochet like mad for a few months, and then not crochet at all for a few months. But I am more hooked on it now than ever due to all these cool patterns that have been popping up! Even just a few years ago, it seems like ALL the cute patterns were for knitting.
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« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2005 11:12:33 PM »

Sorta learned about 5 years ago or so.  But gave it up cuz i wasn't all too hot at it.  I picked it up again a few years later in order to make my family some christmas presents, and have been doin the scarf thing for a few years in a row.  I think I may be brave enough to venture onto cooler projects this winter (I don't crochet in the summer due to my lack of A/C and 95* apartment.) 
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« Reply #42 on: July 16, 2005 12:07:59 AM »

When I was 6, my great-grandma taught me, so 22 years ago.  She taught me a lot of patterns by heart, too. In fact, didn't learn to read a pattern until a decade or so later.

I thought it was the coolest thing ever!  Cool (I still like it, of course, but I like a lot of other things, too.)
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« Reply #43 on: July 16, 2005 08:57:14 AM »

Think I was about 14 when learned but only the past like 20 years has it been my favorite hobby but only like 2 years ago did I finally learn to understand and follow patterns 53 now
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« Reply #44 on: July 16, 2005 07:00:10 PM »

I first learned how to crochet from a friend in 1999, but I left it in my closet when we lost track of each other. When I got really stressed out at work, I decided to pick it up again. In November of 2003 I taught myself how to crochet. Smiley Now, I'm teaching myself to knit!!
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« Reply #45 on: July 18, 2005 06:49:44 AM »

my granny taught me to crochet when i was little (6 or so). all i could do was a chain for the longest time! granny has passed (1983) and i continued with my life. then i lost my first kid and needed a way to work thru the depression. a friend taught me how to cross stitch and i did that for a year or so. then for some reason, i was compelled to crochet. so i walked to the local 5&dime (i lived in a small illiinois town at the time) and some yarn and looked up crochet on the internet.

it was weird. i just flew thru the stitches, and i could see my granny's hands in mind as i stitched. it was soooo calming! i crocheted feverishly for years, then slowed down a lot when we adopted out dd. but i still try to get in at least a project a year.


ok, long and winded...but that's how much crochet means to me!
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« Reply #46 on: July 18, 2005 08:55:37 AM »

my granny taught me to crochet when i was little (6 or so). all i could do was a chain for the longest time! granny has passed (1983) and i continued with my life. then i lost my first kid and needed a way to work thru the depression. a friend taught me how to cross stitch and i did that for a year or so. then for some reason, i was compelled to crochet. so i walked to the local 5&dime (i lived in a small illiinois town at the time) and some yarn and looked up crochet on the internet.

it was weird. i just flew thru the stitches, and i could see my granny's hands in mind as i stitched. it was soooo calming! i crocheted feverishly for years, then slowed down a lot when we adopted out dd. but i still try to get in at least a project a year.


ok, long and winded...but that's how much crochet means to me!


aaaw... I think a lot of us can say we learned crochet from our grandmothers, but I think few have a story as heartfelt and compelling as that. I'm glad you found something soothing to ease the pain.
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« Reply #47 on: July 19, 2005 06:16:11 PM »

I learned around 25 years ago, when my grandmother decided that perhaps crocheting would be easier to teach to 2 5-year-olds than knitting (which she had just tried without much success).  This grandmother had no daughters to teach and was excited to finally have granddaughters (after 3 grandsons). While I learned to knit about a year later, my cousin didn't continue with crocheting or knitting.
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« Reply #48 on: July 20, 2005 12:50:43 PM »

i was about 8, and my mother was expecting my little sister. to try and calm me down (and keep me busy), she taught me to crochet. i made TONS of wonky looking doll's blankets, but one of my first projects ever was this awful green and pink acrylic hat i made for my sister to be. it was basically a long pink rectangle folded in half and stitched up the sides with green yarn. it looked like a tea cozy, lol! and funny enough, i don't ever actually remember seeing my sister wearing it (it was SO ugly!).... my sister and i just had a laugh over it the other day!
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« Reply #49 on: July 21, 2005 06:37:47 AM »

My grandma taught me single crochet and how to make borders when I was about 8 or 9.  That's all I knew how to do until about 2 years ago when I was 22, I got all sorts of books and web tutorials and learned how to follow patterns and do different stitches.
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