who taught you to crochet? in Get to Know You: Crochet Q&A Posted June 26, 2009 My MIL taught me how to do the broomstick stitch. She said all i needed to know how to do was a chain stitch. She was, right and I became hooked. A friend has helped out with deciphering patterns (which I had a hard time reading and understand and still do some) Sites like this have been a huge help as well.