Who taught you to crochet? Age? in Get to Know You: Crochet Q&A Posted May 19, 2008 My mom taught me (with thread) when I was 7 or 8, crocheting edgings on linen napkins and attempting to make doilies. I began crocheting with yarn in college during the '60's knitting craze. I crocheted until my children were born, then didn't have a lot of time thru the years except for the occasional scarf or baby sweater. As my children left home, I got back into it, and now I crochet every day. BTW, my mom's 81 now and still crochets about every day, with thread. She's on a tablecloth kick right now, making tablecloths for her daughters and granddaughters.