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    Crochet Is So Soothing

    When most think about crochet, they are thinking "Old woman" or "She must not have a life." I'm a happily (dating, hopefully married someday) woman with a job at a Fortune 500 company and a great support group of family and friends. When I'm bored, which I get bored easily, I...
    JenniferSH636 JenniferSH636 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2012

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    I Have A New Hat For Sale! I'm Calling It Ashley's Hat

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/101912870/womens-fitted-beanie-w-brim
    JenniferSH636 JenniferSH636 22-25, F Oct 8, 2012

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    A Question - Patterns, Stitch Guides

    I have the hardest time with patterns and all of the things I crochet are learned with the help of youtube videos. Any tips on how to get the hang of reading patterns? I am thinking I need to find a comprehensive crochet stitch dictionary. Either a physical book or online guide...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 23, 2012

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    I Crochet

    Hi my name is Candice i'm 32 years old from Chaska MN. I crochet and needle point. Mostly I crochet. I love crocheting it keeps my Axcity down and my depression and relexing also and I make blankets,wash cloth,dishcloth,pot holders different designs, but i want to learn more...
    Princess3012 Princess3012 31-35, F 1 Response May 19, 2011

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    Crochet The Family Way....

    One of my earliest memories is that of my Grandmother crocheting. She always had a mammoth bag of yarn with her, and she was always making something. I wanted to learn but I was the youngest grandchild and I think that she had lost most of her patience by then. One day, I was...
    sargrebe06 sargrebe06 31-35 Mar 23, 2012

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    Meditaion

    I love to crochet for what it gives me. Peace of mind. While i am crocheting, it becomes a meditation of sorts . I get to solve my problems. Instead of the instant band aid fixes to my situantions. (be it relational or otherwise) i get to deep think about what my core issue is...
    persona2010 persona2010 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2010

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    Several Times.

    I made what was supposed to be a beanie and made a scarf out of it instead. Or at least I think it was.... I wish I got back into that. It was really fun. I also made an owl and another scarf looking thing.
    ThereIsNoName ThereIsNoName 31-35, F Nov 27, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    How To Turn A Crochet Blanket Into A Skirt?

    The first blanket I made turned into a 30 foot scarf type item i was wondering if anyone can tell me how I would go about making this into a couple of skirts without it coming apart. Thank you .
    Crochetbeginner Crochetbeginner 31-35 Nov 21, 2012

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    Well Sorta

    I like to do it but I'm not good at it. Grandma taught me and all I ever made were Barbie cloths. Tried to make a blanket for my first born and ended up with a bad pillow case... :)
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2007

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    Tablecloth

    I find crocheting relaxing.  My grandmother taught me years ago.  I saw a tablecloth in a magazine that I just loved so I had to make it.  The darn thing took me almost 2 years to finish.  But it finally got done and I still love it.
    Sluie Sluie 56-60 1 Response Jul 24, 2008

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    I Crochet (too Much!)

    It started with some yarn and a hook I found years ago.  My mom had taught me the very basics of crochet when I was a little kid, but I didn't do anything with it again until I was probably 19 or 20 and found that scrap acrylic. I played around with it, and eventually, the...
    rockstarjoker rockstarjoker 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 12, 2009

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    First Time

    I have just finished my first crochet blanket and now I need to learn how to start them all over again. I have forgotten. I want to start making blankets for future children.
    fishnetglo fishnetglo 22-25, F Feb 8, 2012

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    Thank You Grandma!

    My grandmother first taught me to crochet when I was about 5.  We'd try on and off for years before other things became more important.  I had all the basics down, but my attention span was short, so I never finished a project.  I'm not sure what prompted it, but...
    pilotjess pilotjess 36-40, F May 5, 2008

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    Crocheting Is Therapeutic For Me

    I started crocheting about 2 years ago, so I'm somewhat of a beginner. It helps me with my anxiety when I'm in public, and it gave me comfort when my dad passed away. I enjoy it so I'm focused on the project I'm working on, instead of everything else around me.  Most of my...
    amoryalegria79 amoryalegria79 31-35, F Apr 26, 2011

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    Ugly Blanket #2

    And his brother, Single Thread, made with the leftover yarn from each panel.Single Thread went on to be adopted by my dad and his significant other.
    WhoAmI613 WhoAmI613 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2013

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    Hooked!

    I've always been interested in crafts.  My step-grandma tried to teach me to crochet when I was five, but my chubby little fingers just didn't have the coordination.  I didn't pick up a hook again until I was married. My best friend taught me how to make granny...
    chaotic chaotic 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 4, 2007

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    Lifetime Hobby

    I learned to crochet when I was about 8, and have enjoyed this hobby since. I make blankets, layettes, doilies, tablr cloths, etc. This hobby became even more interesting to me when I started doing Irish crochet and twist crochet. The beautiful items that I make with these...
    amberreflections amberreflections 41-45, F Feb 15, 2012

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    Grandma

    My grandmother was the person in my life who always made me feel loved.  Even though she's been gone for over 20 years I still dream about her.  Now that I have a granddaughter myself I try to be the same kind of grandma to my granddaughter that she was to me.  She...
    bmbmbm bmbmbm 56-60 2 Responses Dec 13, 2010

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    Hello Crochet Lovers

    I am busy working on crochet items to sell.  I have joined a community that allows people who cannot work at the typical job, to sell their work monthly at this community program.  so I am enjoying making myself to crochet everyday.  It takes up a good amount of...
    Sheri1969 Sheri1969 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2007

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    Ugly Blanket.

    Finished it in 2008. My first project.
    WhoAmI613 WhoAmI613 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12, 2013

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    Crochet

    I learned to crochet when I was about 9 and did it off and on till I was around 25 or so. Thats when it all kind of clicked! Hey I can jst get this yarn and do this little bit of crocheting while vegging on the couch at night and GET STUFF! Of course most of what I make is for...
    Angelique Angelique 41-45, F Oct 22, 2007

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    A Duck.

    You know, it's funny EP suggested this experience to me, along with "Lessons from Grandma, which will be my next visit tonight, for a few reasons. One, it was my Grandma's birthday today. My dad's Mom, but she didn't crochet. My mom's mom Mumsie did however. And as a young kid i...
    johnnybliss johnnybliss 41-45, M Dec 9, 2010

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    Projects

    I have so many unfinished projects it isn't even funny. Righ now I am trying to finish a blanket for my niece and my nephew that was supposed to be christmas gifts last year, oops lol
    geostar80 geostar80 26-30, F Apr 19, 2011

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    Crochet Theraphy

    I started crocheting three years ago... At the time I was having seriously bad migraine symptoms..a migraine that woldn't stop! I could barely concentrate for more than a few minutes..but I was so depressed I was suicidal..the pain was too much to bare..So with hook and yarn in...
    taintedbutterfly taintedbutterfly 36-40, F Jan 11, 2013

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    Chain Single Stich Chain Two . . .

    Oh how I do enjoy stiching and creating with a chrochet hook.
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F Apr 27, 2013

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    Detachable Beard, Bearded Beanie.

    I love this hat. I was so excited to have this done. I used buttons to fasten the beard to the beanie. You're buying two items in one. https://www.etsy.com/listing/111634767/mens-bearded-beanie-detachable-beard
    JenniferSH636 JenniferSH636 22-25, F Oct 12, 2012

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    Crochet For A Good Cause

    I crochet in my school's crochet club and we make little things for each holiday, like hearts for Valentines Day,shamrocks for St Patties, things like that. And we make a ton of them and then sell them to the parents. I started in 1st grade and I'm in 5th grade now. But not a...
    Clubhollows123 Clubhollows123 13-15, F Jan 11, 2013

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    Love To Crochet!

    I taught myself how to crochet a couple of years ago and I love it! I haven't done it in a while, but I'm looking forward to picking it back up. The last project I was working on was a blanket for my husband. Then the bottom fell out of our marriage. It has taken me a while to...
    Rosalinn Rosalinn 36-40, F 1 Response May 24, 2012

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    Looking For Yarn For Charity

    Hi everyone! I am 15 years old, and my great grandmother taught me how to crochet about five years ago. I haven't crochet in a while, but I decided that I want to those in need because I would want someone to do the same for me. I have started making blankets, scarves, etc and...
    chocbunnykiller chocbunnykiller 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2013

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    I Crocheted Silk Shawls For My Bridesmaids

    I have always loved the afghans and tablecloths my grandmother crocheted for us. When I had surgery I picked up my bag of hooks and began by making my own afghans. Over the years and with every surgery and holiday, I would expand and create new things.Recently I began a prayer...
    unwantedtwin unwantedtwin 31-35, F May 6, 2011

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    Learning Crochet

    I am still learning crochet but I don't know how to read a pattern!!!  :0
    girlkitty79 girlkitty79 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 14, 2007

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    I Love To Crochet

    I've known how to crochet since I was about 4. My mom and my grandmothers all used to make blankets. I wanted to do that, so othey taught me. It comes so easy to me now. Now I have made dozens of baby blankets and hats that I give to people. There are also people who pay me to...
    lilmasje731 lilmasje731 13-15, F Jun 28, 2011

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    Finally Picked The Hooks Back Up

    My grandmother taught me the basics on how to crochet when I was around ten. I played around with that for a few months but I didn't know how to do anything but a sc. I picked up my hooks again around a year ago and have learned very quickly from different books and the internet...
    cengelke cengelke 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 4, 2010

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    Fall Weather..

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/101919682/pumpkin-beanie-babys-first-autumnI'm ready!
    JenniferSH636 JenniferSH636 22-25, F Aug 24, 2012

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    Self-taught

    Last year I taught myself how to knit. So a few months ago, I decided it was time to learn how to crochet as well. In the past two months I have completed one baby blanket and one tree wrap that will be used in my groups next yarnbombing project. I'm in the process of re-writing...
    mscrazylady mscrazylady 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 22, 2011

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    I Hve Always Loved to Crochet

    My grndmother taught me when I was about 5. I learned to make a chain. I made chains miles long. Every color I could. I would make chains that went all through the house. Of course, I had to pull them out and re-roll them back into a ball for my grandma! She then taught me...
    JojoWazoo JojoWazoo 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 22, 2009

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    Hooked On Crochet!

    I first learned to crochet when I was about 8, my grandmother taught me and it is something that most of the women in my family do. For the longest time, the only thing I could make was chains and not so good granny squares...I remember making several long, multicolored  chains...
    ThatGirlAriel ThatGirlAriel 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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    I have recently learned how to crochet

    and it is very much of a stress reliever! :) Also my friends wants to buy the stuff I made. It's a good business too :p Hehe. Though free patterns are so hard to find.
    iHatshepsut iHatshepsut 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I Crochet Small Projects.

     I taught myself to crochet through books and the internet.  I've never actually seen anyone crochet in person, aside from watching my own hands.   Someday I want to make myself a cardigan, but I don't know what pattern to do that won't make me look like a dweeb to...
    nowfree nowfree 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2009

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    No Time To Crochet

    I've always wanted to crocheting since I started working at Joann's Fabrics and Crafts in 2006 but I never told anyone because I was always told that the only people who crochet are old women an women who are having babies so I gave up, then a year ago I told my husband that I've...
    tammybrown25 tammybrown25 22-25, F Nov 15, 2010

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    I Crochet

    I'm in a prayer shawl group at my church, and so far we have either knit or (in my case) croched over 50 prayer shawls. :)
    AStephens AStephens 31-35, F Mar 26, 2007

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    This Is Exciting! I'd Love to Meet More Crocheters

    Hi I've been crocheting for ages, (atleast 20 years) and I've recently found out that I can meet more crocheters online, chat with friends, catch up with my friends (wierd but I would rather use a phone) and just have fun talking about the things I love.
    Amber35 Amber35 36-40 1 Response Jul 24, 2008

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    Crochet

    I've been crocheting since I was about 7 years old. My mama taught me, and I practiced untill I was good at it. A year later, I started working on a blanket and I've been working on it ever since (and I'm not that far, either! I figure I'll have it done by the time I have my...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 24, 2007

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    I Crochet For Fun But Now...

    Now i crochet to make money. Not having a job is hard and i've discovered i can sell my things for money =D isnt that wonderful. a little change in my pocket is nice.
    joychaos joychaos 18-21, F May 7, 2011

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    I was 4-5 when I first started

    and all I could make was triangles. I gradually got better and now I love making everything I can find a pattern for. I've done a lot of hats and purses which I sell but right now I'm really into scarves and blankets. It's something useful to do when I'm just stuck at home.
    smilingirl smilingirl 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Crochet Little Things...

    i love to crochet little things from small bags.necklaces,decorations and even key chain holder with sea shell..i'm hoping i can sell some but it's hard to find market here in phillipines..in case your interested i can show some of my creations.....
    malunggay malunggay 36-40, F Oct 9, 2012

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    Saving My Sanity And Lots Of Other Fun Things On The Way

    I love crafts but hate waste so I look for ways to recycle and craft. My thing has become ragrugs because of the available material and practicality - after all you can only use a few 100 doilies. one of my first projects was a heart-shaped Q hook rug from an ancient Leisure...
    kiamack kiamack 56-60, F Jul 4, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    It's official - I'm totally addicted. I have been knitting and crocheting for 30 years. How do I know I am addicted? I managed to tie a heating pad to my shoulder, and I took 2...
    absolom absolom 41-45 5 days ago

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    What are your symptoms??? I wanted to stay home last night, yesterday was a long day, but I went into the hospital emergency room. I guessed I would be left in the waiting room...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    so I did the big chop a month ago after transitioning for a year and a half and decided to a protective style for the winter... secretly hoping the less I manipulate my hair the...
    lostinthoughtss lostinthoughtss 26-30, F Nov 23

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