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, November 07, 2004Name: Sue
Subject: Hurray for free patterns
Comment: Thanks to all who maintain this site and contribute free patterns. I am starting to crochet again after several years. My mom taught me when I was still in grade school. Now that ponchos are all the rage, I want to make one for my daughter. I use to have several that my grandmother
made for me, but I no longer have them. I'm a busy working mom now, but I am motivated to start some new crochet projects. I also like to make doilies and small dolls. Happy crocheting everyone!
Sunday, November 07, 2004Name: Diana Cofield
Subject: Old Dog
Comment: Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks. I just learned to crochet two years ago. I am 71 years young and still lovin' it. Love your website. Keep it up.
Tuesday, November 02, 2004Name: Patty Wong From California
Subject: I did it so can you
Comment: I want to say thank you for this wonderful web site. I just started to crochet a year ago and I love it. It's so much fun and when I'm done with my project it brings me great joy. It's the best thing I've ever learned. I use to see my mother in law crochet all the time and I never
wanted to learn till one day I had my little boy and then I realized, wouldn't it be nice to be able to make my baby a nice blanket? That's when I started to learn. I'm very greatful for my mother in law to have had the time to teach me. Mom if you are reading this I would like to say thank you for teaching me and helping me not give up when I thought I would never learn. I got it and it's all
becuase of you :) I love you always... Patty Wong
Tuesday, November 02, 2004Name: Deanna
Subject: old fashion
Comment: I can't honestly remember when I learned to crochet. My grand-ma taught me (my mom's mom) and I used to drive my mother crazy, I could crochet before I could read...so every pattern she'd have to read out loud to me as I followed along with my wool and my hook. When Grand-ma passed
away my Mom and Aunts made sure that the items I crocheted as gifts for Grandma came back to me...they are some of the saddest little crocheted toys I've ever seen...but they have a spot of honor in my home and in my heart (I never knew Grandma kept them all those years!)
My husband teases me because anywhere we go to visit I drag my
crochet bag with the current project in it along. I tell him I'm multi-tasking...I can drink coffee, carry on a conversation and then thank the hostess with a dishcloth or two that I've made in the visit!!! He tells me I'm just an old-fashioned girl at heart.
Thanks for this excellent site.
Monday, October 18, 2004Name: Amanda
Subject: I love this site
Comment: I have been crocheting for several years now and I can't tell you how much money I've spent buying magazines for only one pattern. Now that I've found this site I have not spent a dime on patterns. It will be a very long time until this site runs out of projects on my to do lists. I
would also like to take the time to Thank the creators of this site. The projects are great and the selection is fabulous, so THANK YOU
Monday, October 18, 2004Name: Heather DiBella
Subject: Love This Site!
Comment: I really love this site. I'm working on ponchos now. I started crocheting mittens when I was younger and I now crochet them for all the members of our office's "Adopted" needy family during the holidays. Julie R is right, it's not just for girls. My dad (He's 56) knows how to crochet
too, and it was a way for him and my mom to bond when they were first wed! Good luck to all, and keep up with the site; I love it!
Wednesday, October 13, 2004Name: LeAnna.from.Germany
Subject: Been crocheting for 35 years...
Comment: My grandmother taught me the basics, but then in jr. high I had a few girl friends that I picked up a few stitches from and visa versa. The rest of the time I was self taught. I like to design alot of my own stuff. I'm on a real crochet tear right now after not touching a hook for 2
years. In the last month I've made shawls, sweater, back pack, snowflakes, apron, baby bunting and the list goes on...wonder what's bothering me that I'm crochet obsessed right now...ah better to crochet than to do something worse...good therapy though! Great site.
Sunday, October 10, 2004Name: LeeAnna
Subject: All Of It
Comment: This is one fantastic site. I can appreciate the hours involved in searching and posting all the lovely patterns. The pictures make it so much nicer to browse and if someone can't find a project... shame, shame. Have lost count of all the returns visits I have made.
Friday, October 08, 2004Name: becky
Subject: self taught
Comment: I taught myself to crochet from internet sites. I have never actually "seen" someone crochet, except myself and I am not sure if I do it correctly but my stuff turns out good. I have taught friends how to crochet too....so I may be teaching them the wrong way, but it works! It's very
relaxing and keeps me from eating while watching tv. Thank you for this site...I especially like the patterns with more text than abbreiviations because I am not a big fan of paying attention to a pattern, it takes away all the fun.
Friday, October 08, 2004Name: Mary
Subject: Love Crocheting With a Passion
Comment: THANKS FOR POSTING THIS LINK! I HAVE BEEN CROCHETING SINCE HIGH SCHOOL. A FELLOW STUDENT IN MY ART CLASS SHOWED ME HOW TO CROCHET AND I HAVE BEEN CROCHETING OFF AND ON FOR YEARS. MANY OF MY CREATIONS HAVE BEEN GIVEN AWAY,SOLD AND ADMIRED BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS. I TAUGHT MY DAUGHTERS HOW
TO CROCHET AND THEY ENJOY MAKING AFGHANS AND PILLOWS. THIS IS A RELAXING STESS BUSTER OF A HOBBY FOR ALL. I HAVE BOOKMARKED YOUR WEBSITE AND THIS ONE THANKS A LOT!
Thursday, October 07, 2004Name: Julie.Rodriguez
Subject: Boys crochet too
Comment: I have a 6 year old boy who wanted to learn to crochet. So far he likes it. It's not just a hobby for little girls its also for little boys. I love this site. It has everything i ever wanted in a crochet pattern site. Thank You so much!!!!!!
Saturday, October 02, 2004Name: Jo.Wood
Comment: I have been crocheting ever since I was in high school. One of my best friends taught me how. Not my mom, grandma's, aunts, nor uncles knew how at the time. My mom, & sisters have learned how since then. My first project was an afghan. I had it until I left my ex. When I left it
was not in the best of circumstances. I had all kinds of patterns for things ranging from afghans to doilies, & dolls. I did not take them with me. I thank God for sites like this one that allow people like me who do not have patterns of their own, or want to share patterns with others that they do have. I have not crocheted in a while. I am finally getting back to it. I miss it alot. I have
always loved homemade things, & handmade things. I personnly think they make a home truely a home. Make it feel sort of like your grandma's home. They make you feel the love that goes into them. May God bless each & everyone of you & happy crocheting.
Wednesday, September 29, 2004Name: elisabeth.silvestre
Subject: just a hobby
Comment: i have been crocheting since i was 7 i started the put it down for about a year then picked it back and finished my first one. it was for my grandpa and also the biggest one i've ever made i've only made about 9 or 10. I am 13 years now my mom tought me how to and her grandma tought
her how to. i just do it as a hobby, i do double,single, half, and double yarn too.i only make afgans.i make them for my family and close, close friends.i also made one for this thing called A cystis fibrosis auction. they sold it for $110. well thank you all for listening.
Monday, September 27, 2004Name: Sharon
Subject: It's Time!!
Comment: I've always been a crocheter.... well, for about forty years.
I have always used my Great Grandmother as an inspiration. She was the most remarkable woman I've ever
known. She's been gone since 1962. But I always think, when I crochet or tat, that I'm respecting her. She always said "Someday no one will know how to do these things."
After she was gone, I was determined to teach myself to crochet and tat. That was in the late 1960's. I've even
instructed in adult enrichment programs and competed successfully at the "state fair" level.
Over the years, as a working woman with a demanding career, I found that my life was so busy that I didn't have time to do as much crocheting as I'd have liked. Most projects were just
Well, just this summer I RETIRED!! Yup, I'm now a 62-year old 'retiree' with more time than ever before. Immediately I've picked up my crocheting. So expect me to get with
I have boxes and boxes of vintage patterns, gobs of ideas, and endless goals... oh, yes, and I have an unbelievable stash of yarn and cotton that I've accummulated over the years (I have purchsed great qualitities from several businesses that were "selling out" so I'd "be
So I'm READY!!
Friday, September 24, 2004Name: Donna
Subject: In my mom's memory
Comment: My mom taught me to crochet. I never really had time for it. I was too busy working taking care of my little one, going to school, ect. Them my mom died of an anuerism at the young age of 57. This devestated me. I quit working and became a stay-at-home mom. I picked up the crochet
craft again and it has been very theraputic for me. Very healing, because it is a connection to my mom. I love her and miss her.
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