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Welcome to the team newbies!

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Hi my name is Angel. I am a mother of four and a wife of 15 years. I love crocheting and need to lose over 100 lbs. I started in Jan. and have lost 7 lbs. so far. Oh and I am 33 , white, and a female.

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emoticon I have been known to multitask. I have been known to crochet while riding a stationary bike. emoticon

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Hello everyone. I am a mother of four and from a small town in northwest Ohio. I am very excited to have joined this team today. I joined Spark People about two years ago, but only utilized the trackers for a short time, then completely dropped everything and my goals while going through difficult circumstances. During that time, I self-taught myself how to crochet through books from the library and dove right in...everyday! It helped me through it and was a great stress-buster. Unfortunately, it didn't do anything for my waistline except to expand it as I was pretty sedentary. So, I still love crochet but am learning to balance it with some activity. I am looking forward to "sparkling" with all of you!

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Welcome to the team newbies!

Vanessa

“Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."
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1/28/15 10:41 P

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1/28/15 4:37 P

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Hi, my name is Joy. I love to crochet. I learned to crochet from my grandmother. Lately I've been doing cowl scarves but I am planning to start some baby blankets. emoticon

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Welcome!
I like crocheting thread flowers as well...but have not had enough time to do a tablecloth, so mine usually go on greeting cards.
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12/27/14 11:17 A

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I started crochet at my Grandma's suggestion when I was a youngster. Most of our womenfolk crocheted and embroidered; we are from Sweden. I have a block print tablecloth that my Great Grandma made when she lived in Oslo. At the present time I am crocheting flowers out of thin crochet thread. These I will stitch together to make a tablecloth. Also, I am using yarn to make afghans and scarfs and mittens. I am using old Americana stitches for the afghans; making them in various sizes. I'm enjoying reading the projects that this team is involved in making. While I sew, I throw in definite times to do calisthenics, walk outdoors or on my Nordic Track, or in the stores so I joined the team goal of walking. Best wishes to everyone!

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me too.

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12/22/14 9:51 A

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I just try to keep busy.

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I like quick projects. So I am making a scarf for sissy...then next one for me. Them crocheted /beaded jewelry for the summer....who knows what is next. emoticon

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When sit & crochet I feel the same way. What is your current project? I'm making an afghan for my bed. emoticon

Elise--Middlesex County, NJ

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10% at a time

If at first you don't succeed, try-try again!!!!

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emoticon . I use crocheting and jewelry making as a stress reliever and so I can keep my hands busy. NO eating when I don't need to. I too slip but we are works in progress. emoticon

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My name is Elise & live in NJ. I mostly make afghans. It helps keep my hands busy so I don't overeat but sometimes I still do. emoticon

Elise--Middlesex County, NJ

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Moderation is the key.

It WILL happen!!!!!!!


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Welcome! I saw that you got sime toutube links on the other thread.
When I do mine, I use crochet cotton and a small hook that easily pierces the towel.
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Hi, my name is Deb, I'm 65 years young. I share my life & my apartment W/ a 4 year old Siamese named Me Ling. I just found this club last night but knew I had to join. I already have a question.

My mother wants me to make her some dish towels with the crochet towel toppers for Christmas. I did this about 40 years ago, when an older lady was teaching me to crochet. But she crocheted the topper into the towel 1/2 as she started, then I finished. I don't know how to do this, & my mother does not want it sewn on. Can someone PLEASE tell me how to crochet the topper into the towel.

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Diane, You could also try homeless shelters if you have one in your area. My daughter and I made a ton of scarfs a couple years ago and donated them to a local mission. They were so greatful to have them.

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welcome newbies and others. happy hooking.

I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHO STRENGTHENS ME.

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WHEN YOU LIE DOWN, YOU SHALL NOT BE AFRAID; YES, YOU SHALL LIE DOWN AND YOUR SLEEP SHALL BE SWEET.

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TryHarder Like my mom, you can check with local churches. She doesn't restrict it to one church. Her friends take pieces for their churches so her prayer shawls and baby afghans go to Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic, Baptist, and community churches! She has done lap robes for the VA hospital, baby blankets for a homeless shelter, and others.

Don't forget to make things for the church bazaar or fundraisers for charity! They love to sell or auction off crocheted baby sets!

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I'm Terrie! I've crocheted for years, but never steady. My grandfather crocheted tablecloths, bedspreads, doilies, and other lovely things. Later, he switched to yarns and made sweaters using blocks. I wish I'd been more interested in it when he was alive, but I was young then.

I'm hoping being in the group will inspire me to play fewer online games and pick up the crochet hook more often! My mom is an inspiration. She has made over 500 prayer shawls and over 100 baby blankets for churches to give away. She makes scarves for people, too. Whenever I visit, she is crocheting something new! I don't know why I don't do more.

I love to do complicated stitches or elaborate color changes. I can't do the same stitch the way she does. I'm looking for a pattern to work on that will be a reward for losing 25 pounds. I am thinking about doing a sweater jacket for my new body.

I'm excited to find this group! Happy Crocheting and Happy Sparkling to Everyone!!! emoticon

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Welcome Tryharder! There are many places that take donated things. You could check with your local Children's Hospital to avoid having to ship things. If that isn't an option, many churches have groups that make things for babies/children.


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Hi, I live in West Virginia.
I have just started with SparkPeople. I think it and it's members amazing. I had been planning my meals and tracking on my own, but find this site so much easier and informative.
I taught myself to knit and crochet by making Barbie clothes for my sister. I eventually moved to crocheted afghans. I also like to cross stitch.
Is there an organization that could use donated articles? I want to make baby things but have no babies to give them to. I haven't worked consistently on my crocheting, but now that I am retired feel it's a good hobby to start up again.

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Hi!
I'm Lori, love to crochet, and enjoy the wealth of health info on Spark.
I stay pretty active with 4 kids, but the eating part is rather inconsistent.
Looking forward to getting to know folks on this team. :).


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Hello all. My name is Latice and I reside in the Metro Detroit area. I have been on SP for too long without any results and that's totally my fault. But I have a new attitude and I'm ready to start working towards a lifestyle change and not just dieting.

I haven't crocheted in about 26 yrs but I want to crochet a blanket for my 2 granddaughters (one here and one on the way). Hopefully, this is like riding a bike. I look forward to be an active member and getting assistance with some of these mile-a-minute patterns. Beautiful baby blankets but I need some practice.

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Hi everyone!
My name is Laura and I have been crocheting for over 30 years or more.
I live in Pa. now since my Husband retired.
I have 2 grown boys. One is married.
I have 2 Grandsons.
I also have 4 dogs who are my furbabies!
Happy to have found a crochet group here at Spark!
I love crocheting as it gives me something to do when I get bored.
Looking forward to meeting you all!
Happy Crocheting!

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Hi I am Jill (or Jilly) I have been using Spark since January but I have used it before. I am down about 13 lbs now but need to rev it back up.

I like to crochet and have dabble in it for a while. I am now working on a throw that I should have finished last year, lol. It is just half double crochet squares in different colors. I picked it because it was easy and easy to take along camping, wouldn't get dirty. Don't you know I cant find the pattern to put it together, been searching all over. I remember liking the way they were laid out. It was from Lion Brand free patterns but I have search the site as well as pintrest. Just need to be creative when I do finish all the squares I guess.

Look forward to learning and loosing with you all.

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My name is Yvette. I've been crocheting for 30 years or more. A neighbor got me started on scarves but when my stepmom taught me how to read a pattern, I was off and running! It's is truely a passion although I enjoy other things also.
I've just been back on SP for 3 weeks after being gone for a couple of years. I did manage to lose 40 lbs year on my own but have done nothing since January but play with the same 5 lbs. Up and down. I decided that I needed some Spark spirit to help me out. In the past 3 weeks I have lost that 5 lbs. I have another 25 to go to reach my goal. I'm adding exercise this time and I'm really enjoying it.
Brandi ~ I think that is so cool that you taught yourself off of YouTube!

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My name is Brandi and I am a SAHM with 4 kids. I taught myself to crochet with YouTube videos and online tutorials. I'm still learning a lot of things but I am pleased with the progress I've made. I remember looking at a pattern and thinking "what in the world does it mean" and now I can spot an error :) It's the little things... I do find crochet theraputic as well and I use it when I'm in a bad mood to take my mind off of things. Crochet is a new found passion of mine but I'm worried I'll have to hang it up for a while or for good since I developed tennis elbow. I guess I took on too much at once. However, I still get the urge AND I have an obsession with buying new patterns. My collection is modest I think, but it frustrates my husband since I haven't actually completed any. I did work on a lot of WIP's which made me feel a LOT better. It's amazing how a small accomplishment can make a big difference.

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Hi! I'm Sarah Lee and I'm trying re-teach myself how to crochet, and eventually knit. I actually was taught when I was a kid, one grandma was more of a knitter and the other more into crochet so they each taught me their favorite. Then I became a teenager and that stuff was no longer kewl to do so I pretty much lost what I had. I'm not sure if it was my patience or just the books I was reading or what but in the past I seemed to struggle with re-teaching myself. More recently though I've had some success though I haven't really made anything yet. I've practiced a lot, but I always undo and re-use my practice pieces. They were more just random squares or rectangles but not really an end goal to them. Just practice.

I've also gained a bunch of weight due to health conditions, will power lacking, life/stress, etc. I've decided it's time to pursue health and lower weight again through exercise and healthy eating. So here I am! I just started using a Fitbit One today to track my steps and stairs climbed.

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Hi Patty, I was reading your post and noticed you live in Metro Detroit. I also am from Detroit but I live in Texas for now. I lived in the Warren area around 12 and 13 mile off Mound.

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Hi my name is Suzie and I am new to Spark people, so I'm still learning the website. There's a lot on this site. I'm new to crocheting too, I love it, it relaxes me after work. I watch all the You Tube videos on crocheting and the one I like the best is The Crochet Crowd. That Mikey is a riot! emoticon

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Hello my name is Tracy I am a full time paramedic and recently learned via YouTube how to crochet as it reminds me of my great gramma who used to crochet all the time. I have been looking at new patterns to both keep my hands busy and not feeding my face and also I love a new challenge...excited to be with other people that have similar interests and maybe even learn some new things to make.

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Hi everyone! My name is Krystal. I learned to crochet last year by looking at the internet. I travel across the country with my husband , who is is a truck driver. As you can imagine, traveling all the time makes losing weight challenging. I lost about 30 pounds last year but with winter I have gained some of it back. Getting back on track now . Just finished a never ending granny square afghan for my grandson and now concentrating on making my step daughter's wedding bouquet. She is doing crochet flowers with brooches.

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Hi all,

I am new to Sparkpeople and relatively new to crocheting. I was taught as a girl by my granddad and one of my prized possessions is a blanket he made from odds and ends of wool.

I have just picked up a hook again; I have made a baby blanket and two scarves for my nieces so far. As a Social Worker, I enjoy crocheting as a way to relieve stress and relax after a busy day!

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Hello fellow crocheters~

I am Angela from Pennsylvania, a single mom of two children. My mom taught me to crochet when I was young and just recently picked it back up. I am on a tear...crocheting everything and and anything. I just love the internet with all the free patterns and YouTube for tutorials.

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I retired a couple years ago and took up crocheting again after about 30 years absence from it. I have more patterns collected from the internet in a fat notebook and yarn than I'll ever use! I've made just small items like hats, scarves, headbands, and wristers. Boot toppers were added this winter's list. I LOVE wristers though and have at least a dozen in assorted colors with plans to make more. I live in Idaho in the mountains. Sometimes in winter I don't get out so much. Good wood stove, hot cocoa, and lots of yarn!

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Hello - I'm Patty and I live in metro Detroit. I have two daughters. My youngest is expecting my first grandbaby in June. My sister taught me to knit when I was 11. I learned to crochet at 14. I can't read a pattern yet but will learn soon.

God grant me the serenity to change the things I can, to accept the things I cannot change, and the wisdom to know the difference.


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Hi, I am Barb and live in Colorado. My mom taught me to crochet when I was 12, and a friend taught me to read patterns when I was 20. I just turned 50 on 11/12/13 so I have been crocheting for quite a while. I have been with spark people since June of 2012. Last year I lost 40 pounds, quit smoking, and gained 18 pounds back. Working on losing that plus an additional 30-40 pounds. Hope to get to know everyone.

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hey everyone!

I'm Candy and I live in Belgium. when I was a kid my grandmother taught me how to crochet. Now I'm 27 years old and since I've lost my job, crochetting is what keeps me going. For now I'm crochetting a bag and a blanket (with more than 600 squares!!).
I have a page at ravelry with the name candydm. you can see my projects there.

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Hello, all!

My name is Nicole, I'm 26 and I live in Idaho. I just joined this team because I love to crochet! My mom taught me when I was about 21 so I've been at it for about 5 years now. It's definitely more of a winter hobby for me because I like to be outside when it's nice and if any of you have been in Northern Idaho during the winter you know how much snow we get! There's something nice about curling up on the couch with coffee and crochet project to keep you warm. :)



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hi. my name is cobra. i'm new to this group. i live in southwest iowa. i have been doing all kind of crafts since i was a little kid. i love making things because when people receive them they are soo happy. i love making people happy. i get lots of newsletters about knitting, crocheting, afghans, jewelry and much more. here are some links for them. hope these help. sign up for the newsletters. you get awesome patterns for just about anything you want to make.

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enjoy, everyone. cant wait to hear from more of you girls.

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Hi everyone,
My name is Terry and I live in Las Vegas NV with my husband after raising 3 daughters. I work in health care and believe me it is stressful. I am on vacation this week because I needed it so much.

Before my third daughter left the nest, I restarted my crochet habit from a young girl. I like to make blankets because I am an beginner. Regarding my weight loss, I am having a hard time staying on track. I hope the busyness of crocheting will divert my boredom eating.
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Welcome to all the newcomers. So happy you joined us!

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Hey everyone Im new to this team. My name is Nellie and I was just searching for people who are just as obsessed with crocheting as I am



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Hi everybody! I'm Taylor, and I'm a senior in college. I love to crochet. My mom taught me about three or four years ago and it keeps me sane. :)

I am super excited to see there are other people who need to keep their hands busy, too! I'm so glad I found this group.

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My name is Judy and I found this team accidentally, see I am on the community team and when I welcome people to spark I try and find them teams that they may like and I was looking for crocheting for one of them and found this team and one other and so I joined them. I have always crocheted but when I quit smoking I did it more and more.

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My name is Cindy and I am in Virginia. I was so happy to find this team. I have not crocheted in a long time. I eat when I am stressed and emotional. I also find that I have anxiety attacks and I am a worry wort. That covers about everything doesnt it? I am restarting by reviewing my stitches and making some squares. I then have a blanket and some animals to make. I hope this will help relax me and take my mind off things.

Be at peace,
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