By Alayna Dill

Sitting at her desk, junior Madison Koester crochets the top of a round tuffet Friday, Feb 25.

Madison Koester finds crocheting as a way to make fun projects

Junior Madison Koester began crocheting when her sister brought home some yarn from a Girl Scouts project. Koester uses the hobby to make things for her friends. Usually, [my friends] think it’s pretty cool because I don’t have any friends that can crochet, so they’re like, ‘Oh, can you make me this,’” Koester said. Koester has crocheted several projects, her favorite of which being based on a popular meme. “I think one of my favorite proj- ects is the pattern for the Bernie Sanders mittens that became a meme,” Koester said. Koester believes crocheting is portrayed as an activity for older people, but is becoming more mainstream. “I think a lot of people just see it as a grandma thing, something that people do [when they] retire and have more time,” Koester said. “But I think it’s become mo

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