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Friday, November 18, 2011Name: Tanya
Subject: never too late
Comment: When I was very young I remember watching my great grandma crochet. I was always interested in how to do it. She tried to teach me. She was very patient. But I was not very patient with myself. Since then, I have learned that it is a life skill that is immeasurably important. It wasn't until much later in life that a good friend tried to teach me to knit. Again she was very patient and kind. But this time I was in a different place mentally. I was able to have patience with myself. I learned everything I think there must be to know about it, because I was so excited to finally be able to learn something so cool. Now I decided to pick up crochet and i really enjoy it so much more. Probably because I feel it so much more versatile.
Monday, November 14, 2011Name: Brittany
Subject: Awesome Stress Relief
Comment: I'm 18, and I taught myself how to crochet when I started college a few months ago. I absolutely love it, and I've already convinced my mother to join me in my hobby. My favorite things to crochet are scarves and hats, and I absolutely love trying out different yarns. I have to say that there is nothing better than making a cute little hat to wind down after a day filled with classes and homework.
Saturday, November 12, 2011Name: Angela
Subject: I Love Crochet
Comment: I tried crocheting when I was younger (6 years old I think) but I just did not have the patience for it then, lol. Halfway through last year (2010) my mum showed me the basics (again!) and I threw myself into it... I have a chronic back pain injury and it has not only allowed me to make things for my children, but it is such a great and absorbing distraction from my pain! I also tried knitting last year but I just cannot do it to save my life (I hope I never have to because I wouldn't make it out alive, lol), I cannot even knit a square properly... with crochet it is challenging enough to keep me stimulated, and it comes together so much quicker than knitting that I don't feel disheartened looking at how much I have already done. I am 27 this year (2011) and no one I am close to around my age crochets so I am a bit on the outer in that way - but I love it too much ;P . I haven't crocheted in a while so I want to get back into it while we wait for our fourth baby who is due in a few weeks... Happy crocheting to you all!!!
Saturday, November 12, 2011Name: vicky
Subject: learn it while your young!
Comment: My titi showed me how to crochet when i was 10, and it is so easy now! My hands flow freely, i can even crochet without looking. Its a great stress reliver, and i heard it can help with athritis. I cant see why anyone wouldnt want to learn to crochet!
Wednesday, November 09, 2011Name: Sara
Comment: I am 15 years old, and I learned to crochet when I was eleven. My aunt taught me, and her granny taught her, so I'm keeping the tradition alive. It is a timeless art, and I have made countless things, some of which I have sold. Thank you for your site! I am so glad people understand that sharing patterns is more fun than buying them from someone!
Saturday, October 29, 2011Name: Diana White
Comment: I just learned to crochet last year im 21 and i LOVE it! I love this pattern page and youtube tutorials! I only hate it when my fingers cramp a little.. and when i gotta get up and stop crocheting to clean, use the bathroom, cook, etc.. lol I wish i learned this as a teen... i would have deffinately done more and learned more than i already am! :) but im deffinately glad it didnt take longer to learn!!
Friday, October 28, 2011Name: Laura
Comment: My grandmother taught me how to crochet when i was 12. I must've made 100 miles of chain stitching before moving on to other stitches. Unfortunately, I didn't appreciate this art until I was much older. Five years ago I needed some relaxation and picked up the hook again... now I can't stop!! I am now 56 and regret all those wasted years not crocheting. I love CPC and You tube tutorials. I have learned many new patterns and tips. AM now trying to encourage my 11 yr. old niece to learn.....
Friday, October 21, 2011Name: Barbie Dawn
Subject: Love It!
Comment: I'm teaching myself to crochet and have discovered this wonderful website through a young lady I met in Michael's recently. Don't want to mention her name due to privacy but want to thank her for referring me to your CPC website. I'm learning a lot and am crocheting away! I just love it!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011Name: Andrea R.
Subject: Love Crocheting
Comment: I taught myself how to knit last year, and really liked it. But I really wanted something new, so I tried crocheting, now I'm stuck on it and perfer it way over knitting. I'm 13 and LOVE to crochet!!
Monday, October 03, 2011Name: angee
Subject: crochet allowed me to make extra money
Comment: My cousin taught me how to crochet when I was 15. I would crochet for relaxation. In 1977, I divorced and was without a job. There was a small shop in my town that sold handmade items. I brought my crochet creations there (childrens toys) and I was able to make money to carry me and my children through, until I was able to find a job. I still would bring my wares to the shop even after I was working. I would crochet during my breaks and lunch hour at work, and in the evenings after the kids went to bed. People saw my handiwork at my job and I would sell toys there too. It was a life saver!!
Thursday, September 22, 2011Name: Charlene
Subject: Stress reliever
Comment: I know how to knit and crochet. Learning how to knit was harder for me. I met a nice lady in a yarn shop named Susan, while learning how to crochet. I told her I was stuck on the granny square. She asked me if I was paying the owner of the shop to show me where I went wrong, which I had and she said if you ever need help call me. Susan gave me a stranger her telephone number. I asked her how much did she charge, she said I don't, how can I charge someone when someone showed me. I called her the next week we got together and she helped me on my crochet and taught me how to knit as well.
Monday, September 19, 2011Name: Eliza
Subject: Young Crochet
Comment: When I was 7 years old, I got sick during a school day. My mom, a stay-at-home-mom at the time, was the only one that was at home at the time with me. So to keep me busy and preocupied from my vomit-ing body, she went out and bought a Skein of yarn.
Thursday, September 08, 2011Name: Marsha
Subject: A cure for biting your fingernails
Comment: When I was a young girl, I chewed my fingernails so bad they would bleed. My parents tried everything to stop me all to no avail. When I got married and pregnant with my first child I decided to teach myself how to crochet. My hands were so busy crocheting I didn't have time to bite my fingernails. I had broke the habit through crocheting and now I have beautiful long strong nails. I'm 65 now, still crochet and love it.
Sunday, September 04, 2011Name: Mariah
Comment: I learned to crochet when I was 9. My cousin Maryrose taught me. I use my gift of crocheting by making blankests that get sent to third-world countries. They are then given to mothers there with newborn babies. I just crochet squares and the double crochet them together. I also make mats. You cut bags into stripes, tie them together, then crochet them into a mat. It makes me feel really good when I finish one! I encourage everyone to try this and give it to an organization that will take it! It's fun!
Saturday, August 20, 2011Name: Gianna
Comment: I started crocheting when I was about 8, now I am 12 and i have made hats, scarves, and tons of amigurumis. I learned recently that i have been using the back loop only stitch in all of my work. When you do this, scarves, blankets, and other projects that are square or rectangular get a rigid pattern. so if you want some texture your next scarf, or any other project, use back loop only in every stitch.
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