Crocheting becomes new hobby throughout high school

There has been a huge fascination with the craft of crocheting at school.

If you look into a  classroom you will probably see someone crocheting.

“I learned how to crochet in December,” Summer Younie said. “Taryn (Lange) taught me how to chain and single crochet, then I watched some videos on YouTube.”

Crocheting is the process of creating fabric from yarn, thread or other materials using a hook. It consists of pulling loops through other loops, but also incorporates wrapping the material around the hook one or more times.

Junior Katherine Ghumm crochets a mint colored hat for herself. This is her 11th project since she learned how to crochet in November from senior Taryn Lange. photo by a. allphin

Junior Katherine Ghumm crochets a mint colored hat for herself. This is her 11th project since she learned how to crochet in November from senior Taryn Lange. photo by a. allphin

Crocheting and knitting aren’t the same thing, as crocheting involves using one crochet hook and knitting involves two knitting needles.

There are many different patterns to learn once you have mastered the single crochet and chain.

“The first thing I made was a basket weave scarf and that was the hardest,” junior Khaleb Cason said. “I learned how to crochet two weeks ago from YouTube. I spend all my free time crocheting, which is three to four hours a day.”

Younie spends four to five hours a week crocheting, compared to the three to four hours a day some of her students spend.

“I spend at least two to three hours a day crocheting,” junior Katherine Ghumm said. “It is relaxing and fun to be able to make presents for yourself and other people.”

Ghumm crocheted scarves and ear-warming headbands for her grandma, aunts and her mom. Her hardest challenge was making a tank-top for herself.

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