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How I Learned to Crochet

I had tinkered around with crocheting when I was about 11 or so, which would have been around 1973. I had a cousin show my mom how to make the puff stitch. She was crocheting a six sided rug. For some reason I remembered that pattern in my head. I went home, asked my mom for some yarn. I played around with the yarn and made a small rug. That was about it for the time being until I got older. I was about 21 years old (1983) when I learned how to read all the terms and understand what they meant. I was pregnant with my second child and on bed rest. My mom started me off with snowflakes and size 10 bedspread cotton. I wanted to start with something simpler but I kept plugging away with the snowflakes. A lot of the basic stitches are covered with snowflakes. Later I decided that it was a good pattern to start off now that I have done it all these years. Back then the picture patterns were pretty new.