What Age Did You Start Crocheting?

By Rachel Choi – 109 Comments
Have you ever gotten tired of the stereotype that only old ladies in rocking chairs crochet?

Well, I am! Although I think most stereotypes have some truth behind it. Old ladies in rocking chairs do crochet, but I bet most of them learned when they were young. In my opinion, crocheting is a hobby that is timeless and once you learn it, it sticks with you for a long time. Maybe that is why lots of people think that it’s an old lady’s sport.

I learned to crochet sometime in middle school. I’m not exactly sure what my age was, but I’m going to guess I was around 10 years old, give or take a year or 2. I don’t think a 10 year old is considered an old lady.

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Now, lets prove this stereotype wrong once and for all! What age did you start to crochet?

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  1. chicabonita0121 says:

    I started in my early 20’s – now (over ten years later) Im teaching my mom some pretty stitches and patters….

  2. Rowan says:

    I first learnt when I was 7 or 8 but had to reteach myself at the grand old age of 30. I’m pretty sure that’s not old…

  3. maclana says:

    I learned when I was 8, I’m now 15 and I have started a book of the projects I have made and invented.

  4. eliska says:

    I learned how to crochet a chain at a church activity on my 8th birthday, and I have been doing it ever since. Right after that activity, I crocheted a chain that stretched all the way from my bedroom out our front door, then two of my baby sitters showed me how to go up on rows and how to do a half- double crochet, then I took it from there except the occasional help from my mom. It was hard teaching me because I am a Lefty. Now I’m 14 and now teach occasional classes of 8-12 year-olds and the same church activity that I learned the chain at. CROCHET ROCKS!!!

  5. Allyson says:

    I started crocheting when I was about seven. I wasn’t that great but I’m thirteen now and have had plenty of time to improve and learn new stitches and teqniques.

  6. Sunshine says:

    I was taught the basics around 8 or 9, then learnt more from books when I was 10. I love having a way to make stuff for my friends!

  7. yo says:

    My grandmother taught me how to knit and crochet when I was 8. Since then I have made sooooo many things, but I don’t have much to show for it because most of them ended up as gifts for friends and family. I also re-taught my mum how to crochet. I don’t get nearly as much time as I’d like to crochet anymore, being in year 12, but I always have about 75,000,000 projects going on at once – a constant annoyance to Mum, but I love it 🙂

  8. Elizabeth says:

    i first stared when i was 7 now i am 12 and i love to crochet. i have started to make my own patterns and give them to my friends to do. so, i don’t think i’m that old…am i? 😉

  9. Loretta says:

    My whole family crocheted for generations before me, and I’ve got boxes of items they crocheted over the years. I played around with it in my early twenties, but I quit back in 1977 when I had my second child. I just picked up my crochet hook when the last person who crocheted in my family died a few months ago. I realized that I’m the only one who knows how to crochet, so I’m hoping to teach a grandchild the art by making toys for Christimas. My adult children didn’t know I knew how to crochet that’s how long it’s been.

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