I learned how to crochet back in high school and have done it off and on through the years. When I first learned I only learned the single stitch, they tried to teach us the double but I along with most of the class just didn’t get it. I’ve made many scarves over the years, and even a full blanket for my full-sized bed. It took me four months using the largest hook we had single stitch but I finished it, and I still use it every winter! (I will admit the top is a bit wider than the bottom, but by the end I just wanted to get it done!)
A few years ago my mom wanted to make scarves for Christmas gifts and asked me to help, that’s when I finally learned and perfected the double stitch. The scarves turned out great and everyone loved them! A couple years ago I discovered a wonderful zig-zag double stitch pattern that I immediately fell in love with and got the idea to use it to make a baby blanket for a friend. It took me two months, but I really enjoyed it and prayed for my friend and the baby the whole time I was working on it. I liked the blanket so much that a few months later when I heard another friend was pregnant I made her one too. I’m now on my fifth blanket and I can’t tell you how much I enjoy making them. It’s developed into a ministry for me, as I pray for the baby and the family while I work. I usually work while I’m watching tv and it’s become such a regular thing that I feel weird watching tv without a crochet project in my hands! (I got a lot of work done watching the Olympics last Summer!)
Day 249: Thank you Lord for crochet and how I’ve been able to use it to make things to bless people in my life!
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