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Wednesday, August 17, 2011Name: Sissy

Subject: Remember Your Teachers

Comment: I recently learned that the reason I can crochet so easily is because when I was little (like 4 or 5 years old) my great grandmother taught me.
Now I'm seventeen and re-learning everything and loving it even more. I guess that's why she was always snapping at me: "Pay attention, child! You need to watch the hook!"

... Because of my horrible memory I thought it was my dad's mom teaching me how to fish, not my great grandmother on my mom's side teaching me to crochet. I'm sort of glad. I can't fish to save my life. But ask me to crochet something and it'll be done and done right.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011Name: Andrea E.

Subject: Crocheting

Comment: one of my good friends makes baby blankets and was always on about crochet so on my 21st birthday at the begining of june i bought my first lot of yarn and first crochet hook and started to learn the basics see if i could take to it well its 3 months later and i can now make hats blankets braclets tea cosys you name it i can make it. I love to crochet now and dont see myself ever stopping.
I do say thought haveing people around you that crochet makes it easier as I dont have anyone near by that can but have recently found a couple of new friends who help me a awful lot when i get stuck and also I taught myself from watching youtube tutorials and lernt 3 of the basic stitches out of a magazine so if you want to crochet but have no one around you still can do it you just have to be patient and ask for help where you can.
good luck

Sunday, August 14, 2011Name: Theresa

Subject: Getting old but still running strong

Comment: My mother and I was chatting around and she brought up that starting crochet when I was 4 or 5. Grandma taught me and though I cannot remember, I knew that one of my projects was a shawl in different yarns and colors.

Now, if I can get my daughter to settle down, she can carry on the tradition.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011Name: Daniella

Subject: Crocheting is GREAT!

Comment: Hi! I started to crochet just when I was 7 and now Im 10 and still crocheting!!! I use all of my patterns from this site because its so easy to get to patterns and advice! I mostly do the Amigurumi patterns! Its great to see that once you finish a pattern you think Wow I cant believe I did this and its also great to see the delight in my friends faces when they receive a crocheted gift! Thanks again for this wonderful website!

Thursday, August 04, 2011Name: angelica

Subject: fun

Comment: I love to crochet for fun and make things

Sunday, July 31, 2011Name: Heather

Subject: Gotta Have It NOW

Comment: Hi, I'm 13! I learned how to crochet a summer ago. Now I am an intermediate crocheter. I learned how to crochet by myself, and kept going by myself. You certainly can tell by my house I crochet. Why? Two of my "by myself" blankets are outside of my room, and it's amazing all the comments I get! Makes me think of this icecream shop: wanna try it, gotta have it, gotta have it NOW are the sizes. Well, now that last size is my quantity of yarn, and I think that this is definitely the amount of my love for crochet! Ya just gotta love it!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011Name: Sam

Subject: Thanks!

Comment: I am now 13 and started crocheting a few years ago. I taught myself to crochet and while googling for patterns I happened upon this site. It's really helped me "expand my horizons". I also tried knitting for a while and it helped me to get a new perspective on crocheting. I strongly advise you to suggest this site to all of your friends whether they crochet or not. :-)

Thursday, July 07, 2011Name: Samantha

Subject: I <3 Crochet!

Comment: I started crocheting almost by accident. My freshman year of high school, my 'secret santa' gave me a book of crochet patterns, but I didn't crochet-- I only knew how to knit! After my best friends mom taught me how to crochet, I zipped through the book and now prefer crochet to knitting. I always enjoy looking for new patterns, and thanks to the internet there's no such thing as a complicated stitch! I can always come to a site like this to learn the techniques I need for my latest project.

Saturday, June 11, 2011Name: Melody

Subject: a useful website

Comment: Finally a website for me to go to for my grandaughters so they can have some terrific babrie clothes!! Thank you!!! I have been making clothes for barbie's for 40 some years. My daughters needed them and now my grandaughter(who is 5) loves barbie's and can't get enogh clothes for them. I hate the store bought clothes as they fall apart so easily and just don't last. Thanks again for some terrific items and keep em coming!!

Friday, June 10, 2011Name: Sherry

Subject: I am happy to see....

Comment: It is amazing to see so many young people crocheting now. I love it. I thought crocheting was dying out. I learned when I was 7 years old and now I am 51. I am glad there are so many people crocheting. I also enjoy your website and have found many wonderful patterns on this site.

Thursday, June 09, 2011Name: Emilee

Subject: Hai!

Comment: I love your website. It's the only one I tend to use, since its easy to navigate and has always been reliable. I'm only thirteen, and have been crocheting since I was eight. Good luck! Hang in there; the wait is worthwile.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011Name: Pat P.

Subject: Youth Takeover!

Comment: I think it is great the number of young people who are to crochet and do other needle-arts. I was 9 yrs. old when I started, and in the last 40 years I've learned many things and have always loved it. If any of you need help please just ask any of us and we will be happy to help. That kind of give and take is what binds us together, then the time will come for you to help someone who is trying to learn.

Sunday, May 01, 2011Name: carmen Caruana

Subject: crotchet

Comment: I love crotchet I relax doing it and when i finish the object I have something useful.

Friday, April 29, 2011Name: Doug

Subject: Learning Stitches

Comment: Hi, I just wanted to say if your trying to learn a new stitch don't give up walk away and forget about it and when your relaxed go back to it and see if it then makes sense. I've been trying to learn the loop stitch and the lovers knot and looking on sites I learned the loop stitch here in stitches and the lovers knot on another site but I see I could have learned it here too a very good tutorial also, so don't give up just relax you'll get it!

Sunday, April 24, 2011Name: Tracy

Subject: Crocheting in general

Comment: I have to say... I had taken crochet lessons back in 1979.. not many, just a few.. in 1994 I read a few books and re-taught my self to crochet.. I went from making scarves & afghans with simple stitches to making beautiful thread crochet doilies... to this day, I am still dazed & amazed that one long piece of yarn, thread, string can turn into something warm, snuggly, useful...potholders, bookmarks, hot pads, pan handle holders, sweaters.. on & on...

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