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How I became interested in Crocheting

Saturday, November 10, 2012

When I was a little girl of about maybe 8 or 9 years old my Aunt Hattie would come every year to stay with our family for the winter.  She used to crochet the lace that is put on the edges of pillow cases and she would also crochet doilies.  I was amazed when I would see how much work she would spend everyday making everything.  She gave me yarn and taught me how to do the chain stitch but that was all I was really interested in at the time, because I was young.

Later in years when my daughter was about 3 years old which was about 9 years ago, I saw at my church that they had a crochet group that you could join even if you did not know how to crochet and that they would teach you.  I joined the group and one of the lady's in the group sat me down and taught me all of the basic crochet stitches.  I then caught the crochet bug and I was hooked.  The group meets each week and we have a sale every November to raise money for the church and also we donate items for the homeless and hospitals!  I am still in this crochet group and Jenny the women that taught me to crochet says that I am now a better crocheter than she is!! This group keeps me inspired and I feel like I am doing something good for other people!!

1 comment:

  1. When I was a young girl, my Aunt Mae showed me how to crochet. She liked making blankets and doilies. I made a never ending scarf and stopped crocheting until I was an adult. One of my Mom's friends was making a granny square blanket with lots of odd colours. I decided to give crocheting a try again and I was hooked. Since then I have made lots of blankets for friends and family. It is a wonderful feeling to give something you have created to someone who appreciated it.

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