So everyone has a story/reason to start doing someone out of the blue right ? For me, I started crochet during the summer of covid. I needed something to do to help pass the time and I thought that crochet would be something that I could use over time. So what about you guys, what got you into crochet ?
Like with all my fiber arts, I started at 7, because I was told I had to. Lol
I added get-to-know-you for proper sorting
I wanted to make one of these guys:
So I did, and it turned out really well so I just kept going with other projects. (-:
I didn’t really have any hobbies at the time, and i loved watching craft videos on pinterest. Eventually, a few amigurumi plushies started appearing in my feed and i fell in love! I drove to my local craft store, got a skein of yarn and a 5mm hook, and the rest is history!
I was sorting out books in my bookshelf when I saw a book about various crochet projects. I started looking through the book and saw a pattern of a fairly large blanket that I really liked the look of. It took me a really long time to finish (almost a year), but I got a lot of practice out of it and improved quite a bit in my opinion.
Throughout the (almost) year I was working on the blanket I also started looking into other projects, such as amigurumi, hats and tapestries.
I had some money for Christmas one year and decided to spend it on a crochet hook, a book and a skein of yarn. I taught myself how with the book and I gotta say it probably would’ve been easier to learn if I had access to the internet.
My first project was a scarf and my first amigurumi was an ugly blob rabbit with button eyes.
My Nana crochets and i needed something to do
I started at 5/6 maybe? I remember how much I hated it! My mom used to make me crochet with thread and a smol hook
I remember that I used to make clothing and things like that and it was really easy but I always wanted to make amigurumi but I could never so I got frustrated and stopped next year. I will try again get frustrated again stop.
And somehow I end up doing it and I am leaving Fred and I love it and here we are I’m 26 now
I started in very early 2020 (before the pandemic) or it might have been late 2019. I randomly bought a crochet craft kit at a thrift store, thinking it would be a fun little project. I learned from that a little and then just decided to keep learning how to make other little amigurumis.(I am completely self taught, from books and YouTube). Now it’s my favorite thing to do, and I even started my own business to help share my passion with other people!!
I taught myself in 2017 because I was getting married abroad and wanted to make my bridesmaids bouquets.
I first learned as a child and of course being a child it was just something to learn. It wasn’t until 2016 that the crochet bug bit me. I found myself in Barnes and Noble, and I found a book called “Stitch & Bi*ch: The Happy Hooker”. It was the first book that I purchased to re-learn crochet. Since then I’ve been crocheting a few items here and there, and now, now I can write patterns. I even sell customized items if asked. I’m still learning each day and it’s definitely an enjoyable art craft. I also highly recommend this book to all beginners, it has the history of crochet and so much more.
I started crocheting to work through my grief after having a missed miscarriage at 13 weeks in May 2022. Crochet felt like meditation and by the time I finished crocheting my grief cow, I didnt feel so depressed and was absolutely hooked on crochet and amigurumi. Now I have way too much yarn and my house is overrun by amigurumis
I was taught how to crochet when i was 10ish by my grandmas friend. Her friend taught my grandma and I, and it never stuck with my grandma, but it stuck with me! Going strong 22 years… yup. Im old
OMG!! I love stardew and this was also one of my first projects
Well when I was a smol child(like 8-10?) I was trying to knit a blanket, didn’t finish it. Then later last year I started a blanket which I haven’t finished just cause idk- and then I got ribblr a few months ago and started making amigirumi(idk the spelling man) so yea :)))
This was a LONG time ago. I found my maternal grandmother’s steel crochet hooks. Helping clean our family garage as a kid
I still own them. So I started out as a thread crocheter learning how from books as no one around me knew how. The neighbor lady did but didn’t like how I held the hook. So I picked up a book and taught myself how
My cousin had tried it out getting a skein of yarn and a crochet hook, eventually she stopped and while cleaning out her room she checked to see if I wanted to give it a try and I just went from there lol
I am leaving Fred???
Oh, honey, I am soo sorry for the loss of your child. Hugs.
She didn’t “ like” how you held the hook??? Well, you showed her didn’t you!