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Published on February 16th, 2018 | by Yazmin Vigus

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Quiz Time! Bet we can guess who taught you to crochet!

Everyone had to start somewhere! But who taught you your first stitch? Who talked you through your first Catherine wheel or helped you perfect that granny square? While learning to crochet is a lifelong pursuit (there’s always a new skill to polish), it’s wonderful to remember where it all started! Take our quiz and see if we can guess who taught you how to crochet…

Quiz Time

When did you learn to crochet?

1. When I was a young child.

2. In my early teens.

3. As a young adult.

4. Picked up the skills as I went!

5. Crochet was just a part of life growing up. I can’t remember a time before it!

6. As an adult.

What kind of projects do you like to crochet?

1. Blankets.

2. Amigurumi.

3. Sweaters.

4. Accessories I can wear right away.

5. Crocheted gifts for others.

6. Practical hat, scarf or cover up.

What’s your favorite yarn weight?

1. Lace.

2. Chunky.

3. DK.

4. Super chunky.

5. Aran.

6. 4-ply.

Where do you like to crochet?

1. At home with a cup of tea.

2. In class.

3. At a friend’s house.

4. On the go! Whether it be plane, train or whenever I can grab a free moment!

5. Family holiday.

6. At work on my break.

What’s your motivation to crochet?

1. I love to show people I care by crocheting for them!

2. It’s so fun.

3. Love getting together with fellow crocheters.

4. Self-care. Crochet is just for me!

5. It reminds me of the people I love.

6. My time to get creative.

Favorite crochet snack?

1. Homemade cake.

2. Pop tarts.

3. Guacamole and corn chips.

4. Your favorite chocolate.

5. Fruit and yogurt.

6. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

What’s your favorite stitch?

1. Granny squares.

2. Puff and shell.

3. Classic treble stitch (UK Double Treble).

4. Star stitch.

5. Magic circle.

6. Dragonfly stitch.

What’s your colorwork style?

1. Classic colors that never go out of style.

2. Primary colors.

3. Whatever color is trending.

4. Ombre tones in my favorite color palette.

5. More colors the better!

6. Colors inspired by the natural landscape.

Best part of crochet?

1. Giving your finished project to someone you love.

2. Doing a group project.

3. Stocking up your yarn stash.

4. Crocheting itself! Relaxing and enjoyable.

5. Picking a project.

6. Using your handcrafted accessories and garments after you’ve made them.

One word that perfectly sums up the craft of crochet…

1. Love.

2. Community.

3. Friendship.

4. Challenging.

5. Caring.

6. Useful.

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Results!

Grandparent

For many, crochet is a craft that has been passed down from generation to generation. And what a wonderful skill to inherit! Grandparents have inspired many of us to pick up our crochet hook, and learn a timeless skill that’s we’ll treasure forever.

School

Home economics class was your stitch school, opening up a whole world of possibilities! A class that was fun and challenging you loved learning in a group and discovering new techniques, which you still use to this day!

Friend

A friend in need is a friend indeed, but a friend with hooks is better! Learning crochet from a friend is the perfect excuse to catch up while picking up a new stitch skill and share project ideas!  

Yourself

With passion, curiosity and heaps of determination, you’re a self starter turned seasoned crocheter! Proven to boost mental health, relieve stress and build community – crochet is your favorite way to unleash your creativity and relax! Want to learn more techniques why not explore our collection of how-to video tutorials!

Mom

Whether you’re a daughter or a son, crochet reminds you of quality time with mom! Those of us who learnt to stitch with our mothers know that the true meaning of crochet isn’t just the finished project but the memories along the way!

Dad

We expect dad or a father figure was definitely the one got you hooked on crochet! Practical, useful, creative and inspiring, he taught you a life skill you’ll never forget and that you’ll pass on to the next generation!  

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42 Responses to Quiz Time! Bet we can guess who taught you to crochet!

  1. Christine Felton says:

    Nope, not my Gran!

    I taught myself as a young child following pictorial instructions in a book we had at home.

    We were all taught to knit at an early age by our Mum, but I am the only one who can crochet.

    • Robin H. says:

      Exact same! Not my Gran, taught myself at age 5 following pictures in the McCall’s Do It! book. And my mom taught me the basics of how to knit that she learned from her mom. I am the only one who can crochet.

    • Bean the turtle says:

      Me too

  2. Kathryn Willis says:

    No, not my dad! My mom taught me.

  3. Rosamund says:

    Nope not my Gran. I taught myself as a young child from a craft book at home when I had tonsillitis. I was in bed and bored so picked up the book and asked if I could have a hook and yarn. Mt father taught me to knit when I was four.

  4. Rosamund says:

    Nope not my Gran. I taught myself as a young child from a craft book at home when I had tonsillitis. I was in bed and bored so picked up the book and asked if I could have a hook and yarn. My father taught me to knit when I was four.

  5. Catherine R says:

    No, not my Gran, my mother taught me the basics when I was young and I expanded on that when I took it up as a hobby again a few years ago and learned most of my skills from how-to-video tutorials

  6. Maggie S says:

    I must be the only one who was taught by the person at the completion of the questions…my Gran.

    When I’m crocheting my Gran is never far from my thoughts. I often wonder what she would think of crochet in this day. All the different yarns and hooks.

    She died in 1980 and I miss her so much.

    I hope she’d proud of how far I’ve come in crochet.

  7. Susies says:

    My Aunt taught me to crochet and my Nan taught me to knit. That was over 60 years ago and I haven’t stopped since. Now I’m crippled with osteoarthritis I can’t knit or crochet for very long but I do find Tunisian crochet easier to work.

  8. Gill says:

    I taught myself in my teens in the 1960’s. I so wanted the fashionable crochet mini-dresses of the time that I set to and taught myself. I was already studying art & needle craft for my GCE’s at school but needlecraft didn’t include crochet – knitting Yes and I’m absolutely useless at that but found crochet easy, no dropped stitches!!!!! I’m in my sixties now and over the years have crochets everything from dresses & trouser suits to evening jackets/boleros, baby clothes & blankets to lace doily sets. I may have arthritis in my hands but will keep crocheting for as long as I can

  9. susan says:

    i always wanted to learn at school, i taught myself how to make a chain with my thumb only, but i was working before i actually learned the craft, and by my best friends lorry driving dad, his eldest daughter was having her first baby, i was lodging with my best friends family at the time and when i saw her dad crocheting baby clothes for the new baby i asked if he would teach me, the answer was “get yourself a hook and some yarn and i will help” so watching everything he did was my way of learning, thank you Mr woodford.

  10. Cassandra says:

    So i apparently learned from my gran. Bit hard seeing as one didn’t speak english, the other had brain damage from meningitis back in the 70s and both had passed by the time i started learning. (Im self taught btw)

  11. Donna L. says:

    No, not my gran! I went to a crochet class conducted by a local craft store and learned from a professional. I was the first in the family to learn how to crochet and I taught my mother, which was challenging, since she was left-handed and I am right-handed, LOL.

  12. Linda says:

    Nope, not my gran. Taught myself to knit at 12, then taught myself to crochet about 15 years ago.

  13. Beth says:

    Oops! Not Gran either! I taught myself in my 20’s after seeing a pocketbook in a magazine at the grocery store. I made and used that pocketbook for a couple years. As a young girl my mom taught me to knit enough to make a doll blanket but I never stuck with it. My mother and my husband’s grandmother were both proficient in knitting and crocheting and once I made that purse, I sought their help to learn more. I love working with thread especially angels, Christmas ornaments and doilies. I got interested in thread when my granddaughter got her first American doll. Clothes made in thread, looked much better in thread than yarn. I’m now in my 70’s and still have a project next to me while watching television.

  14. Katie Lind says:

    Wrong! My grandparents were gone before I was 7. I was a teen when i learned to crochet in a mini class at the Christian school I went to.

  15. marcia says:

    my great grandmother taught me to hook rugs but i got a book and started to learn to crochet with the hook my g grandma made me. it is a piece of some kind of wood she carved

  16. Donna Anderson says:

    Certainly NOT my dad. As a young married soon to have a baby a older woman I worked with taught me my first stitches. I went to her house after work and started with a wool granny square pink, blue and cream colored baby blanket. Fifty years latter, my daughter still has it to this day. The baby layette I finished next is being worn by a porcelain baby doll. I have just finished a blue and white layette for my soon to be Great Grandson.

  17. Allison Andrews says:

    LOL…. Other nurses on the night shift when i was pg with my daughter 30 something years ago.

  18. Lola L says:

    My mom taught me to crochet when I was 8, and I’m so grateful to her. I started with simple scarves for my grandparents. Now that I’m a grandparent, I’m having fun with baby afghans and clothing <3

  19. Yvonne says:

    No one taught me how to crochet, Mum taught me to knit when I was very young, but I must have absorbed it somehow from someone because I remember crocheting a granny square type pram blanket when I was having my son 47 years ago.It was the only thing I ever crocheted until about three years ago when I made with help from some You Tube videos a throw in double crochet.Since then I’ve hardly stopped,but I still have to check some stitches on the internet now and again.I’m so glad I learned because I rarely knit these days due to arthritis in my hands and wrists.I can stop crocheting in the middle of a row if they start to ache without it affecting the work. I’m happy to say my wool stash is going down at last but I can never pass by any wool without looking (and occasionally buying the odd ball). I can thoroughly recommend it as a hobby,there are so many excellent videos on the internet and lots of very generous people who are willing to share their free patterns so it can be started in a small way.

  20. D. D. Syrdal says:

    Nope, not my grandmother. Both of my grandmothers died before I was born. When I was in the Navy (US) a woman I worked with showed me the basics and how to do a granny square, and I’m self-taught after that.

  21. Lyn DeFehr says:

    Sorry guys, wrong here too. I’m self taught & the only person in either family to crochet. My Mom knows how but prefers knitting & I have a niece who is an extremely proficient knitter so she, at least, can & does appreciate my craft.

  22. Peggy says:

    I’m 80 years old and I learned in the fifth grade when every girl had to crochet an a granny square afghan to pass the grade. My mother helped a lot . It was only later that I really got into crocheting and began to really enjoy learning new stitches—at the time I hated it.

  23. Peggy R says:

    Well, was off on my answer!! I was taught in Homeroom by a wonderful woman who was very talented!! She was able to get me started, as a southpaw, which was no easy task, and once I got started, I continued as long as I could, until an injury sidelined me, and drove me crazy for a few years, when I couldn’t even hold a hook!! When I tried again, I had to get my tension corrected again, then picked up my knitting and crocheting again, and have been making items for friends and family, for special reasons only. That way, they know they were thought of through the process of the item I made for them, which tends to be larger.

  24. Shannon says:

    Yep, my grandmother taught me to crochet when I was a child. Every time I pick up a hook, I am brought back to those memories. Now I Love making things a gifts for my friends and family. I also am passing down the art of crochet by teaching others. I have now also taught myself how to knit, but I always go back to crocheting.

  25. B Brown says:

    An older friend of my mother in law taught me to crochet. I found a very stylish crochet dress pattern in a magazine and as a knitter I was interested to learn how to crochet. I had two basic lessons and 50 years on I have made blankets, matinee coats, sweaters, hats, gloves etc purely for pleasure and gifted with love.

  26. Eniola Nathan-Marsh says:

    Not taught by my gran! Was self taught in uni through ‘Stitch by Stitch’ weekly mag in the 80s – was taught knitting by my mum but didn’t continue as I was always either dropping stitches or not having a straight edge! Got hooked on crochet and have been since!! Love the patterns and the wool!! Cannot resist adding to my stash or visiting wool shops and buying books on crochet (have enough to start a library 🙂 ) Have made gifts – booties and mittens and the occasional small baby blankets. I make hats and scarves for myself.

  27. Parvin Baker says:

    In retirement, voluntary work led to my making items for charities’ fund raising, and I was attracted to crochet patterns for toys. This led to my investigating tutorials on the Internet and so the challenge to learn a new hobby was enabled! Crocheting gives me great pleasure and a feeling of achievement when each item is completed.
    I have tried to teach friends, who are left handed, but without success as I am right-handed. I tried using a mirror in front of me (to reverse my right-handed tutorials) but this did not work. Could do with finding “left-handed crochet tutorials” on the Internet!

  28. Parvin Baker says:

    I have tried to teach friends, who are left handed, but without success as I am right-handed. I tried using a mirror in front of me (to reverse my right-handed tutorials) but this did not work. Could do with finding “left-handed crochet tutorials” on the Internet!

  29. Susan Carter says:

    Not my Dad, but uncannily you described him perfectly. I taught myself how to crochet from a library book when my children were small and in need of lots of clothes. After I’d put them to bed at night, out would come the crochet hook, on would go the radio and I would be as happy as can be in my own little bubble. Ah, happy days!

  30. Renna says:

    Not my grandmother but my mom!

  31. David says:

    I taught myself when our first child was on the way. Being a Maths teacher helped.

  32. Elizabeth says:

    Yes my grandmother (Mum’s side). I hated knitting but loved the speed of crocheting. My father’s grandmother had left a few crocheted blankets around family members which are still kept today.

  33. Tina says:

    My Grandma taught me when I was around 5 with an old ball of black yarn and a homemade wooden crochet hook. She taught me how to do a chain stitch and I would sit for hours making a chain stitch until I reached the end of the ball. That chain went from one end of the house to the other. When I reached the end I pulled it all out, rolled it all back into a ball and started over. That was 60+ years ago. I still have that ball of black yarn and the crochet hook. Miss you so much Grandma!

  34. Mary says:

    Nope, it was not my Dad. I actually taught myself with a learn how book. I would get my yarn like the picture showed and somehow learned the stitches. It’s been over 40 years ago. I do not crochet as much as I used to, but it sure has helped many times when I’ve had worries or problems that needed to be worked out. And everyone in the family still wants crocheted dishcloths and hats every year.

  35. Bonita Shankle says:

    My grandmother taught me to crochet. Your answer was correct.

  36. Cat says:

    You got me spot on! My grandmother taight me when I was four (62 years ago!) She noticed that I would make things out of anything I could find so she taight me to crochet. She had a huge spread out ranch house and I’d crochet miles of chain stitches to start and tie the from door handle to door handle all through the house. Granddaddy was’nt thrilled about that but Grandma loved it. I still crochet every day almost all day as I am now disabled and spend most of my time in a recliner. God knew I would need crochet to stay sane in my old age so he had Grandma prepare me while I was young. She won many prizes at our San Diego county fair which promoted me to do the same. Thirty years in a row, I won first or better, all because of the skills that God gave me through my Grandma. My hobby is making clothing for my sister, friends and myself. I live for Christmas time. I make Christmas gifts all year long!
    Thanks Grandma!!!!!
    Love,
    Cat

  37. Sokie says:

    My mother taught me how to crochet in Spanish and I learned everything I know by reading the crochet books and now I can crochet any printed pattern.

  38. Val says:

    my mum taught me basic stitches but I was fascinated and taught myself many more and have done and still do many projects that I either give away or sell

  39. Margaret says:

    Wrong! It was my mum. She did the most delicate lacy crochet and tatting. I remember vividly a pretty top she made for me when I was four yrs old (or maybe younger). She taught me the basics but I was too impatient so resorted to knitting, she taught me that too, and I made many jumpers with motifs and Fair isle for my kids and Grandee’s. I am 81 now and in a the past two years have rediscovered the joys of making Afgahns for family members. There are so many beautiful patterns nowadays!

  40. Tina says:

    My Dad? Um no, not my mom, my sister, an aunt, a grandparent, cousin or a even a friend (though had I known it before we all moved away, I did have several that could have). I taught myself from a dvd/kit that I purchased. I never seemed to have the time to watch it until I was unemployed and I’ve been crocheting for 2 years now…LOVE IT! I crochet and even knit (taught myself that, too) to block out the world 🙂

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