I remember being taught to knit as a young child and of course, I was rather good at producing unwitting triangles. These were fine while playing with my Sindy dolls however not much use else where. Then after university I was working evenings and had a good bit of free time during the day, so my older sister taught me to make granny squares. I liked it. Later that same year I moved to USA for 2 years and continued to crochet, albeit rather badly. I used the internet to learn more and gradually began to get an understanding of the basics. Granny squares were no longer exclusively within my realm of possibilities. I could do lines and circles and combine stitches to get different looks. The more I crocheted, the more I learned about tension, hooks and yarn types, realising that one pattern could vary hugely based on those three factors. Since then I have continued to crochet, usually just making things up as I go (as I tend to with most things in life), but more recently starting to follow patterns.
Quite simply, crochet makes me happy and I love to do it and share what I have done with unsuspecting friends and family.