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Teaching the art of crocheting is being passed down in Agassiz

When I was just a little girl I was taught to crochet doilies by Mrs. Bella Bolton and when I was a teenager I was taught to crochet afghans by Roberta Bazan.  Since then I have been crocheting afghans, baby layettes, hats, scarves, doilies and dishcloths.

I taught my children when they were four years old and it is something that we do together in the evenings at home. Three years ago my daughter Kaitlan mentioned to me if I would teach her friends to crochet and at that time I started a group “The Gift of Giving”.

I open my home and teach crochet and then in return they donate their first project to the Community Christmas Hampers.  The first year I had four children and all of them loved it, so it is something that I do each year now and the group has grown to 11 which also include adults.  I am very proud of my group.

We meet once a week for an hour and half and I teach them different items to make.  I am grateful to have learned this at such a young age and that I am able to pass on what was taught to me.

Deanne Edmondson

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