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Learning to Crochet with Mom
Created By: Marianna Teague

I learned to crochet at a young age. My Mom taught me to crochet with embroidery thread. She would teach me the chain stitch and I would try it until I had it down pat. Then the single crochet, double crochet and so on. Then she taught me how to read a pattern. Even at a young age, I made gifts for family and friends. I even made items for my hope chest.

I didn't crochet for years while raising a family. I decided one day before we left on a vacation that I wanted to make some doilies again. I packed thread and books. I made quite a few doilies on that vacation. Then I put it away for another year or two. Beautiful yarns started appearing on the market and I was really hooked. I made scarfs, hats, afghans and many other items. My Mom was amazed at the different yarns and textures. She requested a scarf to match her coat, so I made her one.

I made some dishcloths and pot holders and she wanted some, so I gave her what she wanted.

Mom still made baby afghans for gifts and everyone wanted one of her afghans.

My Mom was diagnosed with lung cancer in November of 2006. She told me on December 18, but she really didn't want to spoil my Christmas. After that, she wasn't able to do any of the needlework or crochet again. She passed away on February 25, 2007.

I fell and fractured my right wrist in February of 2003 and the first thing that went thru my mind was how was I going to do my sewing and crocheting.

My Mom told me everything was going to be ok and just do what the doctor said. Well she was right, it took almost a year of therapy, but I am doing everything I did before the accident.

I owe so much to my Mom, for teaching me to sew, embroidery, crochet and needlepoint. I can remember just like it was yesterday sitting beside her on the sofa and learning to crochet.

My MOm is gone now, but everytime I pick up a crochet hook, I have a part of her with me.

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