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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 squares, and for the longest time it was all I could make.  I made a lot of them though!  As time went on I started wanting to learn more and after a request from my mom for a ripple throw I finally started learning to read patterns.

I've been crocheting for about 10 years now and I love it.  I do a lot of other crafts but I always come back to crochet because it was my first craft love.

I hope no one minds that I changed the group logo.  It's an in-progress picture of a doily I made for my mother.  I entered it in the county fair last year and won a first place ribbon for it :)  Here's a picture of the finished project:

chaotic chaotic 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 4, 2007

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OMG that is awesome. where did you get the pattern, I so would love to try and make one :) try being the operative word lol

Amazing! I have wanted to give doily knitting a try, can you post some resources that you use? or even the type of yarn/thread and size hook you use. I can find close to nothing on how to do it, and would love some advice from someone who knows what they are doing...

That's pretty much what my grandma wanted to do! She learned at a very early age and didn't understand why I couldn't. I see that learning to crochet is one of your goals...you can do it! The best thing to do is just jump in with both feet and give it a try. Learning from a book or video is sometimes easier than learning from someone else.

Thanks!<br />
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I love making clothes, but because I have a weird body type I tend to knit more clothes than crochet. Still, nothing beats crochet for lacy tops!<br />
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If you're a beginner and you're crocheting tops, you're doing much better than I was at my beginning stage!

Your doily is absolutely beautiful!<br />
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I taught myself to crochet this year but I seem to have become focused on making clothes, especially camisole type tops for me and for my elder daughter. <br />
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I'm still a beginner though...