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Monday, February 21, 2005Name: Debra


Comment: Ive been crocheting since I was a teenager. And its fun and makes great gifts.

Saturday, February 19, 2005Name: Hannah

Subject: crocheting

Comment: I am 13 years old and i have been crocheting since i was like 7 or 8. I love to do it in any spare time i have.Somedays i even take my crochet to school and do it at lunch. I've taught my sisters and helped them with any problems they ahve had. Now one of my friends wants me to teach her. I'm like so excited! Also, a while back i made lots of barbie clothes w/your patterns and i just wanted to say thanks! My sisters loved them.

Thursday, February 10, 2005Name: Amelia

Subject: Wow! Great site!

Comment: Greeting from the UK! I'm assuming that this is an American site - crochet seems to be more popular over that side of the Atlantic then it does here - it's really difficult to find crochet patterns in the UK, so to find such a huge selection of free patterns on the 'net is fantastic! I'm 24 now and have been crocheting on and off since my late grandmother first taught me how to crochet in the round many years ago. I'm currently in the middle of making a poncho (my own pattern, but greatly inspired by the ones on this site) and a hat (using a pattern on this site. I'm going to accessorise it with one of the many lovely flower patterns I've found here!)So, thanks for a great site! Happy crocheting everyone!

Sunday, February 06, 2005Name: LaVina R Daracunas

Subject: crocheting

Comment: I have been crocheting since I was a toddler. My mom taught me; and, I also had help from her big red crochet book which was published in 1942. My first items were tiny cups and saucers that would have been suitable for tiny dolls. I gave then to my grandmother who displayed them on her upright player piano. I have been crocheting for more than 50 years. I can remember an extra credit home ec project: I made a baby layette set out of pink baby yarn. Guess what sex my first child was? yep, a girl; which was about 6 years later. I also knit. I have enjoyed reading the other's experiences on this site. I recently tried making miniature doilies out of sewing thread with a size 14 hook: the doilies measure about 2" across. I have given them as secret sister gifts at our secret sister group at church. At the present I am spending most of my crocheting time making afghans for Project Linus. I have made over 50; and, just received a thank you note from mom for her 7 year old son: which makes it all so worth it. Thanks for a great site. I also have dozens of vintage patterns.

Saturday, February 05, 2005Name: SUSAN

Subject: My Sister

Comment: My sister had a terrible stroke in october which left her paralized on her left side,but she loves to crochet and she trys really hard.I know in time she will accomplish whatever it is she trys to do.She will finish the afghan she started for her granddaughter because she is the type of person who never gives up.I love her very much and i know she will overcome this tragedy.Keep up the spirits sis.

Wednesday, February 02, 2005Name: shirley

Subject: one handed crocheter

Comment: i sent u question earlier but just read now that all questions and help request will not be posted. i love crocheting and have been doing it for over 20 years, until i was hit with a stroke in october and now i have to learn how to crochet with one hand. but i wont give up. when i start something i have to finish it. love your site wtg. ty for now. i will let u know when i finish the afagani stared in october. my luck turned bad when i had a stroke in october and now only my right hand works. i am paralized on my left side of my body

Sunday, January 30, 2005Name: Sharon Wickwire

Subject: Thanks alot for making me moveable

Comment: I really appreiciate your website. This keeps my mind really busy and not thinking about the future operations that I am booked for. Never get a cold, flue - u name it, but since I am a twin (the younger one - she is 1/2 hr older - lol - age 57) I seem to get the major stuff. The good Lord does look after me, so I am glad it's not my dear sister that has to be operated on. Thank you so much once again. Do take my crochet work with me at all times.

Thursday, January 27, 2005Name: Roslyn

Subject: nice to see the younger crocheters

Comment: I am "almost" 40 now and have been crocheting again for about 6 months. My mom taught me as a young girl. Never really made anything until the poncho craze again. Well anyway, I just wanted to say that I have visited your site before and never really read the above until now and it is nice to see the kids getting involved. I have a son who is 10 and is extremely interested in it, he even forgets about playstation (YEAH!). He loves to make scarves, they were great for him to learn. He is now working on a "fur" scarf for his aunt. I now have his twin brother showing an interest now as well, we're still in the beginning stages, but I really love it. Dad has them for sports and I have them with the crochet. I get a kick out of it and now my neighbors girls want to learn and call me with questions or will pop over for a quick lesson. I love it. Thanks for your time.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005Name: Rebecca

Subject: Crochet Ponchos

Comment: Thanks to your website I was able to find free patterns for ponchos I made for Christmas gifts to my friends and family. I made over a dozen ponchos, scarves, and shawls. Everyone was so pleased they placed orders for more!!!

Monday, January 10, 2005Name: Theresa

Subject: crocheting scarfs

Comment: I've been crocheting since I was 6 years old and I'm 45 now. A very dear elderly lady taught me and she made the most lovely doilies,doll dresses for the readers digest dolls, bedroom shoes, throws. This year I crocheted again for the first time in a number of years and it all came back so easily. I made scarfs and sold them in my husbands stylist shop for christmas. So, for all young ladies who are learning to crochet it will be something that will stay with you all your life.

Monday, January 10, 2005Name: Angela

Subject: girl's poncho

Comment: I just made a poncho for my 9 year old daughter. I had never really crochetted anything before, but my great grandmother had shown me how to make a granny square when I was young. I looked up the abbreviations, looked up how to do each stich and completed the whole thing in a few days. She loves it and I am so excited! Thanks for sharing the free pattern.

Wednesday, January 05, 2005Name: Jacky

Subject: loving it

Comment: I am 20 years old and have been crocheting for around 3 years. Since I'm the only person in my family who crochets, I have never seen anyone crochet, and this site really helped me to learn new stiches, and perfect old ones =). I recomend this site to all my friends who enjoy the things I make as gifts and want to make their own. It's great for someone just starting out, or someone looking for something new to try.

Monday, January 03, 2005Name: Jaime

Subject: love this site!

Comment: I just love this site. I'v been crocheting since I was about 8 (I'm 15 now) and love it. I come from a very crafty family so I know a little of everything, but crochet is really my thing. When I found this site the first placy went to is the hats, I really have a thing for hats, and I found some great ones.thanks!

Wednesday, December 29, 2004Name: Amy's Cats

Subject: We helped mommy!

Comment: Hi! We're having our mommy type this from our dictation. We just wanted to share our helpful hint.

When you're starching a doily, especially a pretty white one, leave it on a nice, level surface so your kitties can lay on it to use their body heat to help it dry quicker. And fellow felines, don't be afraid of those pins, you can just bat them aside and let them fall on the floor. Everyone will love the new shapes those doilies take, and cat hair is a universal sign of love!

Thursday, December 23, 2004Name: Pammy

Subject: Newbie

Comment: I just started crochet 3 days ago, and i love it already! i am making a scarf and it is, um, intersting! It isnt a straight line, but thats ok! It is still fun!

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