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« Reply #50 on: July 21, 2005 07:35:50 AM »

Back in the days when girls/women were required to a hat or some head cover in the Catholic church.  This was pre-Pope John XXIII.  Momma taught me to crochet little doily things to wear as chapel caps.  I was about 8 or 9.
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« Reply #51 on: July 24, 2005 01:12:10 AM »

My mother taught me how to crochet when I was around 11 or 12... possibly longer.... I'm 34 now so I've been crocheting for quite a long time.  I taught myself how to knit when I was around 14 years old. 

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« Reply #52 on: July 27, 2005 07:52:35 AM »

i learned when i was 16 my sister was pregnant and was making a baby a blanket and i head her teach me i now have 4 kids of my own and i made each one of them one i havent done it in about a year i guess i need to start back
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« Reply #53 on: July 27, 2005 08:15:47 AM »

I was six or seven when my Great-grandma put a crochet hook in my hand,  I have great memories of her teaching me how to make differant things.  So I've been doing it for over 20 years.  Wasn't until this year that I actually taught myself how to knit.  I have to say,  I really like knitting but I'll always be a crocheter!

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« Reply #54 on: July 27, 2005 11:00:59 AM »

When I was 16 i asked my mom to teach me, but she only knew how to do the chain. So I bought a "learn how book" and with an old steel crochet hook and some red thread I learned the other stitches from the book. My first finished piece was a red book mark made up of the different stitches.

« Reply #55 on: July 27, 2005 09:15:33 PM »

About six months ago.

I had an assignment for senior year advanced art studio class that went something like, "Learn a trade from a family member, and create a piece using that trade.."

Both my mother and my grandmother crochet so I got them to teach me. Now I'm hooked (no pun intended Tongue ).
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« Reply #56 on: August 02, 2005 06:11:39 AM »

ttchica78 There must be something about being 22 Grin
My mom toughed me the basic when I was 7 ore 9 but I have never finished a project(beside one Barbie mini dress Embarrassed), I have couple of started net gloves a beg still laying around.
Last week (I'm 22 now) I was camping with my friend and It was raining all the time. I took tattering stuff with me (with hook and thread) but forgot to take my beginner pattern with me. After 2 days of fighting with tattering project i gave and started crocheting. And let me tell ya that was a great switch.

I have distant memory of my great grandmother but a big part of it is her crocheting. My great grand mother is a legend in our family, because she was extremely brave during  historical storms of last century  and  devoted here whole life to caring fore other people ( I could write couple books about here).  I think of crocheting as a part of my heritage, very fun part.
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« Reply #57 on: August 02, 2005 09:36:07 AM »

I know the exact day i learned to crochet(is that a little weird??) It was Jan 1 2004.  A whole bunch of my friends and I were hanging out at a friend's apt after she had a New Year's Eve party.  I saw a ball of yarn and a crochet hook and I said "Hey, you know how to crochet?" and then she taught me and i have been doing it ever since!!

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« Reply #58 on: August 02, 2005 09:41:08 AM »

I tried to learn in college and I made my mother some pot holders and hot pads and a scarf. The scarf curled around itself so badly she thought it was a hat. She's a teacher and took my hard work into her teacher's lounge and showed the others teachers. They all thought it was a wonderful job - from her KINDERGARDENER. So I now relegate myself to looking at other people's work and sighing whistfully, or else making great long worms on a knitting spool and having no idea what to do with them when I am done. I think you are all amazing.
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« Reply #59 on: August 04, 2005 07:35:17 AM »

I learned to crochet maybe 15 years or so ago, from my stepmother (probably the only pleasant memory of her Angry ).  For the longest time, the only hook I had was a green plastic sz G that she gave me.  I didn't do much with it until 6 or 7 years ago, when I started making a few afghans--for a work friend's baby, my mom, my niece.  I'm working on a new one for my bedroom, but it's on hold until the weather gets cooler.  97 degrees is a bit high to have a lap full of yarn.  I've also made a few hats--good for gifts.

I taught myself to knit earlier this year, but my gauge is horrible and uneven and I don't have the patience to just sit and practice.  I always get overly ambitious and want to make complicated sweaters and things.  So now I'm trying to convert knit patterns to crochet but I don't think I quite have the knack yet . . .

Edited to add: Eek! I just looked back at this and that "15 years ago" at the beginning makes me seem so old--I'm only 25!!!
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