Encouragement and Testimonials
Here you can read or submit your own humorous stories and bits of encouragement, whether they be nostalgic, mirthful, or thought-provoking. Any memorable, true-life crochet story qualifies, so sit back and relax to read--or submit!
Sunday, February 19, 2012Name: julie
Subject: i love my hobby!
Comment: I taught myself to crochet when I was 18. I absolutely love it! I'm married now, have 3 beautiful kids and was excited everytime I got pregnant, knowing that I had a new reason to make more beautiful things! My last pregnancy ended in miscarriage, and worked through the pain by
crocheting that baby a blanket! It was the best therapy! Everytime I feel sad about the loss, I can grab that blanket, snuggle it and feel like I am still able to have that connection to the baby. Crocheting is more than just making something, it's a passion and a healing process. I'm so happy that I learned to crochet! It will stick with me for the rest of my life!
Wednesday, February 15, 2012Name: Kat
Subject: Age I started to Crochet
Comment: My Aunt Janice, may she rest in peace, taught me how to crochet at age four. I was only able to learn the chain stitch, since I had the attention span of a gold fish. But since then she had taught me more and more, and though I couldn't do it right, I was able to see what amazing
things I could make. Now I'm 22 and I can make a plethora of items in which to decorate with or to give away as gifts. Thanks to her, I have learned a life skill that keeps me from going insane from my other relatives, as well as something to occupy my idle hands. ^_^ I hope others find it as rewarding as I do!
Sunday, February 12, 2012Name: Jennifer
Subject: Love crocheting!
Comment: My mom taught me the basics of crocheting when I was 18. Now at 29 I am teaching myself other stiches besides the granny square and how to read patterns. Thank God for websites like these.I drive a truck for a living with my husband and crocheting is easy to do while away from home.
Hopefully other younger people will find crocheting as fun and relaxing as much as I do.
Friday, February 10, 2012Name: MY name is your name
Subject: crochet is AMAZING
Comment: I am eleven now, and I learned how to crochet at um.. around eight years old. My friends and family taught me a few of the basics. I looked up other things on the computer, and I am getting better. I love making little projects, and when I get more experience, I will make my OWN
patterns! Crochet is a good way to spend my free time, and I make clothes for my stuffed toys.
Monday, February 06, 2012Name: Sydney
Subject: Learning to crochet
Comment: I just learned how to crochet. I used to go on YouTube and try to figure it out, sometimes it would get very discouraging. For Christmas my mom gave me a lesson from a very nice lady. There it finally made sense. Now I'm like a crocheting machine. This website has really helped, thank
Saturday, January 28, 2012Name: donna
Subject: how I learned to crochet
Comment: I was seven years old when my teenage sister asked me if I wanted to learn to crochet. I was anxous to learn. She showed me how to hold the thread and hook with her right hand. I am left handed and I cannot crochet to this day left handed.
Saturday, January 28, 2012Name: Lynda
Comment: My mom taught me when I was 9 or so, but I gave up when I couldn't figure out why when I crocheted that I always messed up. I found my crochet hook a few years later, and re-taught myself how to do it. I find that when I crochet that I relax, and go into a sort-of happy zone.
Crocheting is fun, and soothing. L
Monday, January 23, 2012Name: Julie
Subject: Closeness through crochet
Comment: It was my mother-in-law who offered to teach me to crochet, and in an effort to get to know her, I accepted. I didn't have any real interest in it as I'm not a crafty person by nature, but because I married into a blended family I knew a special effort had to be made to get to know the
amazing individuals that made up the clan. Lo and behold, it turns out I AM a crafty person and my mother-in-law, she lets me call her Nana now, is a dear friend with insights and inspirations beyond just yarn craft. Crochet is something I love to do, the feel of it in my hands and the friendship it engenders in my heart. More than a craft, it's a mean to connect as I create and I simply can't
imagine my life without crochet.
Monday, January 23, 2012Name: David
Subject: Age i started to crochet.
Comment: i am a guy and i started to crochet at the ripe old age of 65 plus i am teaching myself i have all ready done a cot blanket for my sons daughter i am now trying to do some thing for the wife.
Sunday, January 15, 2012Name: Lela
Subject: crochet a longtime friend
Comment: I learned to crochet from my Grandma Ida when I was 16 or 17. She patiently showed me over and over when she stayed with us and I don't recall finding it to hard. I am now 62 years old and just 2 years ago I had a stroke which made my left side weak.. The therapist told me to try to
crochet in one of my sessions so I went home and tried but couldn't regulate the thread with my left hand.. Oh, I just cried. I said "Lord please let me crochet yet." I tried again the next week and I could barely do it. The next week was even better until now I'm back to doing my doilies again... Keep at it.. It's good therapy for mind and body. I too am glad so many young people are
Friday, January 13, 2012Name: Maxie
Subject: Crochet for a Lifetime
Comment: Let me say it loud - Crochet Pattern Central rocks! What a fabulous resource for us yarn junkies who must have a work in progress. I learned to crochet from my mother's friend back in the late 50's with a size 1 steel crochet hook and crochet thread. While I loved spool knitting
(anyone else remember that?) and used up our old cotton feedsacks to sew (horrible) doll clothes, I remember thinking that crocheting with that little tiny hook and thread was more like punishment than fun. So it wasn't until 1974 that my dear mother-in-law re-introduced me to crocheting (with YARN) and got me hooked, no pun intended. We made about everything we could from patterns in magazines,
newspapers and library books - no Internet then. We waited expectantly for the Woman's Day and Family Circle magazines' Christmas gifts editions to come out in November which were always loaded with new patterns! I have not stopped crocheting since. Lost my job this past summer and, with a friend, did craft fairs and special orders this fall. The thought that someone would pay for something I
love to do was amazing and the money surely came in handy for Christmas. I am excited to see so many young folks are crocheting - it really is a passion for a lifetime!
Monday, January 09, 2012Name: Sharon
Comment: I love to crochet and taught myself 3 years ago. Now its a budding little business. I love doing baby sets and creating my own patterns. When my little girl is a bit older I will be teaching her too.
Thursday, January 05, 2012Name: Fawnee
Subject: Crocheting at School
Comment: I'm so heartened to hear all those 7-17 year olds crocheting! I brought my crochet to school to get a head start on Christmas presents and got mountains of ooohhhs and aaahhhs while I was working on my gifts. Every time I wear something homemade, I now get asked with respect, "Did you
make that? I wish I knew how to do that! That's so pretty!" I also was surprised to hear how many high schoolers (especially in my school on the bad side of town) knew how to crochet! The moral: Crochet has enabled me to show my creativity and individuality while making beautiful items to wear or use. Don't be afraid to keep crocheting!
Wednesday, January 04, 2012Name: Amanda Perkins
Comment: I was taught how to crochet when I was 9 years old by my grandmother's friend. Since then, I have gone off and on from it, but I really got back into it when I was pregnant with my daughter. Now, I'm experimenting with different styles and patterns, mixing and matching them to with
what I want to do. It is relaxing and helps pass the day, enabling me to make some warm clothes for the winter for my daughter. I'm 22 and I will say that it is for people of all ages!
Thursday, December 29, 2011Name: Sheila Nielsen
Subject: How crochet helps people
Comment: I've crocheted for many years, and I'm 37 now. I also love to paint, draw, make jewelry and sculpture. But crocheting is my favorite hobby, 'cause it makes me calm and happy.
Now I've read all these stories about young people with all kind of diseases, that find crocheting is so very good for their health and soul. That really touches my heart.. keep up crocheting -and the good spirit!
Love from Sheila, Denmark.
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