I am 54 years old and I have been crocheting since I was 11. My Mom taught me the basics but I have been able to read patterns and use videos to broaden my knowledge of the art of crocheting. I have crocheted countless items from afghans to baby blankets, to booties and beanies to my favorite, potholders. I found a pattern that I just love and I have created my own graphs that include seasonal patterns and many other designs. I love the craft because I answer to myself and its the best therapy for me.