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Wednesday, April 06, 2005Name: Megan

Subject: Yay crochet!

Comment: I'm 20 and I just started crocheting maybe 4 months ago and I'm practically a pro now! I tried knitting for about 2 seconds and after I realized that it just isn't the same without a hook on the end of the needle, I said "forget this," and continued crocheting. I swear by this site! No other site has the collection that this one does! I can't tell you how many patterns I have printed off of here! Keep them coming! we'll all be here to use the patterns!!! :D

Tuesday, April 05, 2005Name: Staci

Subject: Love to Crochet

Comment: Hi! I have been crocheting since I was six years old. My grammy who was 96 years old at the time taught me to crochet. My first project she taught me was to make an oreo cookie magnet. I was so eager to learn. I never put it down since. She was the most precious thing in my life. I don't know how she had the patience to teach me but she sure did. I will never forget all the lessons I done with her. She always crocheted in her rocking chair and I would sit in front of her while she explained the stitches to me. I am going to be 33 years old in June. The only time when I don't have a hook in my hand is when I work and when I finally put down the project to go to bed.!!! I don't know what I would do with out it. It calms me after a long day at work. It is so relaxing. I am so glad to read in here all the young ladies and gentlemen who have picked up the most precious art. Keep it up and Happy Crocheting to all.

Monday, April 04, 2005Name: Amy

Subject: Yay!

Comment: My sister and I have both crocheted since we were 7. We both love this site because it is updated so often. Keep up the good work!

Wednesday, March 30, 2005Name: Connie

Subject: Can't put it down!!!

Comment: Hi! I just love these sites that have the free patterns, I have just recently started crochet, after a sad attempt several years ago, now I can't seem to get enough, I'm constantly looking for afghan patterns, baby afghans....just love it........

Wednesday, March 30, 2005Name: Audrey

Subject: Crocheting is a BLAST!

Comment: Hi. I am 12 years old and i love to crochet.Me and my friend make all kinda things. Right now my friend and i are crocheting a blanket out of granny squares. I have also made stuffed animals a pot holder and some belts.

Wednesday, March 30, 2005Name: Zuz

Subject: Crochet Rules!

Comment: Hey everyone, im 16, I've been crocheting since i was 9, and im hooked! i did give knitting a shot, and when i realized that i couldnt make anything other than rectangles, i decided to go back to crocheting. I'm called grandma at school...(of course, 'cause of the crocheting!) Just wanted to say this site has soo much great stuff on it, and ill be crocheting away...

Friday, March 18, 2005Name: annie bird

Subject: my son

Comment: My mother taught me how to crochet when I was very young. I started back crochet more in the past 10 years when my father was very sick. I would crochet and watch him. He only knew I was crocheting. It is a peace of mind and it help you to doing bad times. After my father died of cancer I had to finish the spread. My son was very sick 2 years ago and the Lord and my crochet needle is what helped me. He had colon cancer. He passed in 2003. I work night shift and did I crochet what a help it was mentaly and steel crocheting love it where i go it goes with me.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005Name: Roslyn

Subject: younger crochers

Comment: I wanted to update you on my son, Anthony, who I told you about who is 10 and decided to crochet. He has taken his "works" to school to show some interested teachers and students. It turns out that one teacher asked him to show her and a staff of teachers how to do a "twist" to make a worm. The school wants to sell them in order to raise money to help victims from the Tsunami. Do I have to tell you how excited he is. I will be going with him in the next week to help out. Can't wait to see the outcome of this project.

Tuesday, March 08, 2005Name: Laura

Subject: Just Relax

Comment: I am 17 and I have been crocheting for over two years and when I frist started I would tense up, so I learned to hold the hook like you would hold an egg and the yarn really relaxed in my hand. Hold everything in anyway that makes you feel comfortable.

Tuesday, March 01, 2005Name: Coral

Subject: New to crochet

Comment: Hey! I am 29 years old, and just learned to crochet last week! I've made myself a lovely scarf, then set out to make some slippers, followed the pattern to the letter, and came out with a tiny little elf-slipper - oops, it was supposed to be man-sized! So I tried another pattern, followed it to the letter, and came out with - you guessed it, another tiny little elf-slipper! I then discovered I used the wrong hook on the first slipper, still don't know what I did wrong on the second one, my sole consolation (no pun intended) is that they look like slippers, even though they don't fit anyone! So now I'm making a dish cloth. Started off well, but then something went wrong with my double-crochet and wound up with a flower - what a lovely mistake!! Went back and found where I went wrong, and now it's going well. I can't believe all these set-backs haven't discouraged me - I think the key is that I know the end result will be something useful, which makes it all worthwhile! Thanks for this great site, I've found lots of easy patterns for beginners!

Tuesday, March 01, 2005Name: Stacey Postus

Subject: Zen and the Art of Crocheting

Comment: Hey, if someone can find the zen in motorcycle repair, why not crocheting? Really though, crocheting is a great way to clear your mind. You just sit down, take your yarn and hook, and let your hands do the work. Once I get into my "groove", I find that I'm not even thinking about my work... I'm just relaxed! Being a new mom, it is a good way to de-stress when the baby is finally down for a nap. =)

Sunday, February 27, 2005Name: Kayleigh

Subject: free therapy

Comment: I think that crocheting is one of the best things that I have ever learned from my grandma, and it is just as relaxing as any theraputic spa could ever be, and you're never to young to start, I'm 15 and have been crocheting for about 3 years, i like knitting too, but it makes me nervous

Sunday, February 27, 2005Name: Donna

Subject: crocheting. love it!

Comment: After years of trying to teach me to knit, when I was 9 my mum finally gave up and taught me to crochet. I picked it up strait away, i'm 31 now and haven�t stopped since! When I was 10 and in the girl guides we all had to knit something for the n.i.c.u. Ward. I asked if I could crochet instead and all the other girls thought I was really clever, I tried explaining that crochet was easier than knitting but they didn�t listen, it didn�t help that in the time we had I did a complete set (coat, booties, hat and mittens) when most only managed a coat! So if anyone out there is having problems knitting, throw out the needles and pick up a hook!
I only recently found this site and love it! My Mum loves elephants and as a thank you to her I have just started doing the stuffed elephant I found on here. So keep up the good work and I look forward to finding many more years of enjoyment from the patterns on this site.

Friday, February 25, 2005Name: Deborah

Subject: I love crochet so much I'm obsessed with it

Comment: Hi, I love to crochet!! My favorite thing to make is mice. My grandmother taught me when I was young, but I just didn't have it in me, unfortily she died but now I'm nuts about crocheting. My favorite places to do it is on the taxicab and at school ( and even work!!) I love the granny squares they look like flowers almost. I resently made a blanket with 183 crochet mice on it!!! You'd think that I would take a break after that, not me I have ( in a bag) about 100 (at least) crochet mice and granny squares etc, I love crochet so much I cant stand it!!! I even made a scarf ( that I wear just about every day!!) As I type this I'm looking at it.( I wore it to school today. Ok, Ill end here I'm not sure how much more this letter will hold.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005Name: Pat Rogan

Subject: Crocheting

Comment: My mother taught me to crochet when I was very young - she was a teacher,but not a great crocheter. Anyway, I have crocheted eversince, and hope you do too.

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