I learned how to knit-crochet when I was 8 yrs. old from my grandma and have loved it since! Back then there were no pattern books, all was done by memory and passed down through generations. I'm happy I learned that way as I'm now able to CREATE my own designs and patterns. It was a long time before I learned how to read knit patterns, but still can't read crochet patterns. I try to use knit and crochet in most of my creations, I find the combination of both is fun and gives a unique look.