Crochet Challenge: How did you learn to crochet?

Week 4 (03-27-14) Challenge: How did you learn to crochet, or who taught you?
Crocheted ripple afghanAnswer: My grandmother "nana" taught me to crochet when I was 13.  That was 45 years ago, and I still have that first project - this ripple afghan done in Red Heart Super Saver in variegated green, with 2 strands of yarn held together and a size K (6.5 mm) hook.  After I learned to single crochet, she helped me through the first few rows of the pattern.  I worked about 1/3 of it, but didn't actually finish until I was about 17!   Mom and dad were both working and away so much, and my sister was 4 years older and had other interests and friends, so I was with nana a lot, and very close to her.  When I crochet, I think of nana, and my heart feels her love and warmth.

Until next time!

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  1. Great blanket and super sweet post. Big sigh. This is why it is so important to pass these skills along. Some say it is old fashion and anti progress, but I believe that like wearing aprons, any domestic art is a firm stand in feminism and we shouldn't let others strip us of these important ideals. Off my soapbox now. :) ~Kelly

    1. If there's room on your soapbox, I'm right up there with you! My mom was a high ranking executive back when hardly any moms worked. I've always promoted women's rights, and all the women in my family were models of strength in overcoming adversity, on their own. Progress is great - I am a computer tech and engineer, but it is in keeping in touch with my roots, remembering who I am and where I came from, that gives me the strength and firm footing to keep going, when I may have otherwise have given up. *stepping down off your soapbox* LOL

  2. I adore ripple blankets, making and using them both. It's so nice that your nana taught you to crochet, what lovely memories you must have!


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