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Dec 5, 2017 23:13:14   #
Sftflannelnjeans
 
I was thinking back the other day, about what my very first project was in crocheting, and what my first was in knitting. My first in crocheting was a doily , done in some awful coloured gold verigated crochet thread....it was done correctly, but, Lordy was that thing UGLY, done in that ugly thread! The first thing I finished after learning how to knit was a hat....poor man I gave it to had said he wanted it to fit tight, and I knitted it so tight that it barely fit his 5 year old.
 
Dec 5, 2017 23:27:16   #
no1girl (a regular here)
 
I cannot remember back that far.
Dec 5, 2017 23:31:00   #
bettyirene (a regular here)
 
A pot holder, knitted on six inch nails.
Dec 5, 2017 23:34:37   #
Candycounter1 (a regular here)
 
I can’t recall first item, but my first Big thing was my niece’s 30th Birthday Afghan, funny though it came out as a large letter V shaped blankie... it is my avatar picture & that was 6 yrs ago.. it does look like a wave in this pic. 😊
Dec 5, 2017 23:35:36   #
PhoenixFire
 
a sweater vest in blue variegated acrylic yarn.
i was 15 or 16. i told my mother that i wanted to learn how to knit. she took me to the store and helped me choose a pattern. then we chose the yarn. she suggested variegated yarn because even plain knitting looks fancier in variegated yarn.
i had that sweater for 30 years or so. i lost it in a house fire. otherwise, i would still have it.
Dec 5, 2017 23:42:08   #
peppered (a regular here)
 
I was like 5 or 6, I don't remember.
What I do remember is where I sat and how mom showed me what to do. It was light color yarn and she wrapped the yarn around my index finger to help keep the tension. I use it still. Helps with doing cables and bobbles.
 
Dec 5, 2017 23:49:49   #
Montana Gramma (a regular here)
 
My sister's MIL taught me how to thread crochet 58 years ago. She was relentless in keeping mistakes to a minimum and ripped out not only the row that had the mistake but more, many times. If I had not had such a stubborn personality I would have quit. That thread was so dirty and frayed looking, I started anew when she was not around. But I think she wanted me to fail, she was a bit ........Anyways I learned to read the JP Coates patterns and I love it to this day. Her methods were not any way near fair, but with me , at least, productive.
Dec 5, 2017 23:55:55   #
Seoulborn
 
My first project was a miss piggy pattern my grandma gave me; it was supposed to be done in worsted weight, but all my mom would give me was cotton thread and steel needles. I think I was doing arigumi before it was ever called that. I was 10. I am 50 now and I still have her. She is a bit dirty but I still love her!
Miss Piggy 6 inches tall
Miss Piggy 6 inches tall...
Dec 5, 2017 23:59:19   #
Jeanie L
 
A pair of red and white slippers..
Dec 6, 2017 00:13:23   #
Magna84 (a regular here)
 
Barbie doll clothes
Dec 6, 2017 00:17:40   #
Joyce Stewart
 
My first, at 6 years old, was a scarf for my Dad. It was ugly variegated yarn and it was too short because I was eager to finish and give it to him. The poor guy actually wore it ——- at least u til he was out of sight.
 
Dec 6, 2017 00:20:32   #
Nanamel14 (a regular here)
 
I small doll blanket (size of a hanky) and with crochet a big granny square blanket, but one big big square it fit a double bed, very coulourful
Dec 6, 2017 00:41:44   #
Cookiecat (a regular here)
 
My first crochet was a pot holder done in 1969 while listening to the World Series on the radio. Frogged it 3 or 4 times, it was so tight!! And my first knit was a checkerboard pattern one color scarf in 8th grade class. Sure have made a lot of potholders since then!!
Dec 6, 2017 00:44:34   #
Cookiecat (a regular here)
 
wow you were patient (and skilled) for a 10 year old! Nice work!
Seoulborn wrote:
My first project was a miss piggy pattern my grandma gave me; it was supposed to be done in worsted weight, but all my mom would give me was cotton thread and steel needles. I think I was doing arigumi before it was ever called that. I was 10. I am 50 now and I still have her. She is a bit dirty but I still love her!
Dec 6, 2017 01:10:30   #
Seoulborn
 
Cookiecat wrote:
wow you were patient (and skilled) for a 10 year old! Nice work!


Thank you, I was a good student when it came to the crochet, I adored watching mom and grandma. I taught myself to knit not long after this was made and sadly rarely crochet anymore.
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