I taught myself 50 years ago not that my age matters. I was 6 years old when I taught myself the granny square which was also called the peggy square. I taught myself to knit when I was 10 years old. I also do or its been a white cross stitch, tapestry, Embroidery been a few years but it all counts i mainly learnt throught books as there wasn’t i internet back then.
Some of my work.
I’m a self-taught crocheter. I did learn to crochet a simple snake in rows in elementary school, as well as weaving and some Embroidery in Highschool. Sadly it was one thing and then we were done with it
In 2018 I felt like crocheting on a whim and have been learning with YouTube (I’m a visual learner), Pinterest and magazines from the supermarket , books bought by my mother, which have taught me Dutch crocheting terms (I sometimes mix them )
From the internet in general I learnt US and some UK terms, since my mother tongue is German, though I prefer US terms, since I mainly crochet from English patterns.
I have been trying to pick up on spanish crochet, which is hard .
I also tried knitting, but I simply cannot figure it out
With DIY so big and my curiosity even bigger I’m trying about everything I can .
I’ve been doing embroidery (a kit), Diamond Painting, watercolors and handsewing, epoxy resin, stone carving, carpenting ( my job) ,photography, writing poems and patterns, windowcolour , paper towels on pretty boxes, ministeck, beading, pressing flowers, those pearls you iron ( way back)
Recently I’m looking to try and tye dye a shirt or two.
Some of these have been done by my mother( she still embroiders beautiful bows) , my grandma ( knitting, crochet, used to whittle and stonecarve) , my pop ( father) watercolors my aunt draws, my grandma’s sister also picked up crochet for her grand and great-grandchildren.
What an artistic family!!
Well @Helga76 . I taught myself by sheer determination really, I looked at books, blogs, and you tube videos. I remember Moogly ( a blog and you tube videos) being a big help. A lot of the books that claimed to be “beginner” books I found to be worthless in my opinion.
That sounds awesome…i was hand sewing my dolls clothes qhwn i was like six and thats 1 month off 50 years lol
You were a very clever 6 year old.
I think we learned both in school when we were 7 or 8
And my grandma worked with my friend and me for a bit.
I didn’t use any of it until 2011
Thankyou I was very sick was in a wheelchair diagnosed wuth Rymatoid Arthritis and I still have it and Raynalds Disease in my left hand but i manage
I learned by my sister in law and also youtube i got better and better with time i crocheted for 6 years many more years to come.
Awesome. I hadn’t crocheted or knitted for 10 years as of Raynaud’s but I had to reteach myself again and it took a little time to get my tension and speed back not as fast as I used to be age helps
i started crocheting in june of last year. i originally wanted to learn because i saw some really cool things on pinterest so i bought some crochet hooks and took my aunts stash of yarn (she doesn’t crochet anymore). i watched as many youtube tutorials as i could! i made a top and a bucket hat before i learned how to read patterns. now here i am a year later, crocheting left and right and learning how to knit!
Now that’s cool. I’m 55 only a age as I lost over 45 KGS as of
illness, unhealthy and gave better and longer life. I started crocheting when I was in a wheelchair back in 1972
@Helga76 I learned that many people who crochet also struggle with some type of chronic illness. So sorry that you do. It’s hard.
hello . My mother taught me how to chain stitch and that was it , once i got interested in crochet i turned to youtube . Youtube was very helpful and informative if youtube didn’t have the stitches i needed to learn , i’d turn to blogs or reddit .
I’ve recently fell in love with Amigurumi and trying to make my own patterns . I never thought i was creative enough to make things based of an idea , learning how to crochet gave that boost i needed to discover my artistic side . After i learned crochet i wanted to try knitting , knitting is fun although it is a slight bit more tiring then crochet since i am not used to the movements yet . I am glad i learned to crochet and knit : )
I followed some of my first patterns from library books but mostly learned crochet from YouTube. I’m 16 so from my perspective it’s almost hard to imagine a world before the internet. It’s nice to know there’s going to be a video for any new skill I want to learn.
I feel kind of silly because i just learned how to crochet from you tube when i was bored
i learned to crochet and knit through YouTube. i have been doing it for a little more than a yearand i also know how to sew but ibearly do it.
I learned from my mom who learned from her mom who had sadly passed. I had loads of fun reading about how all of you learned