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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I Am Confused On The Basket Weave Stitch

    Does anybody know if you're supposed to do front post, back post, front post, turn, front post back post, front post or back post, front post, back post, turn, front post, back post, front post??? I am confused!!! P.S. I learned this stitch on youtube on Crochet By Teresa's...
    chillilovesdance chillilovesdance 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ugly Blanket.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I just learned to crochet. So far I've made a sleeve for a coffee cup (with a button closure) a cellphone pouch (button closer as well) and am almost donewith a "cozy" or soda can...
    misskp misskp 22-25, F Nov 4

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    Working on a blanket for myself for once. Hope I keep it this time.
    sarahlynn1313 sarahlynn1313 22-25, F Nov 2

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    You know those clear plastic zippered bags that bedsheets come in? I have been moving one of those filled with winter hats and gloves around the garage for over a year. My...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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