Comments for: Learning to crochet by watching my grandmother

Posted June 27, 2011, at 7:32 p.m.

One of my earliest memories is of watching my grandmother Hamlin crochet doilies and handkerchief edgings using tiny hooks, size 12 and 13, the tip so small it seemed impossible she could see the stitches it made. She also crocheted “baby sets” — matching bonnets, sweaters and booties she sold through …

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