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Learning to crochet

July 16th, 2007 at 04:51 pm

I actually learned around age 5, my mother taught me. But I never got past a chain stitch, and I never made anything more than a hair tie for my barbies.

Now I am working with the people at our church, I had a wonderful lesson Sunday and now have a nifty...not well made, washcloth. I am going to try and make another and follow the pattern better, but regardless if it works I will have a free dishcloth, and I have too many in tatters to pass that up. Only trouble is the free yarn I was offered is purple, I hate purple.

Though I might give the next one to my mother in law, she has a drawer full of dish clothes that she doesn't really use, cause she doesn't want to get them dirty....I on the other hand use mine for everything and anything..I avoid paper towel use at almost all costs. And it shows, she has a drawer stuffed full of pretty looks like new dish clothes and I have a drawer mostly empty of holey well used dish for looks, she wins...but..cost wise, I think I win.

Now my son is asking me how to crochet...I don't think he needs any hair not sure what he is going to do with them, but I will let him try...and did I mention it was free? Education is more seeking out knowledge, than paying for classes IMO.

5 Responses to “Learning to crochet”

  1. Mrs. Thrifty Says:

    Good for you that you are making your own dish cloths. I can crochet fairly well. Nothing fancy. Just the basics. I go through phases of wanting to make things. Last year was my coaster phase. Smile

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Years ago I taught some children in my class to do some very simple crocheting. I have no idea if they ever used it, but they had fun doing it. Maybe your son wants to do something with you because he thinks it and you are cool!

  3. princessperky Says:

    Heh, well I better enjoy it while it lasts, I can't see him thinking me cool in a couple years Smile
    One cloth done, feels soft, but not square...Have to work on that.

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    Just have him make his long enough to be bookmarks. In fact there is a fairly simple bookworm bookmark you can crochet, should be able to find the pattern by googling crochet bookworm.

  5. princessperky Says:

    I did find one, looks cute! thanks for the idea

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