I crochet but am still fairly new at it though.
Four years maybe but mostly in the wintertime while watching tv. I have tried to crochet more but my wrists are bad so I have learned that I have to pace myself. On a good week I might be able to crochet two or three evenings for around two hours at a time.
It makes getting a project actually done a challange, so I try to stick to quick things like scarves, bags, flowers, or pieced items like granny square (or variations of) stuff.
My current project I just started is a saddle pad for my Aussie saddle. I have alpacas (and try to spin too) and plan to try crocheting the pad first then felting it.
I'm also working on a throw that is halfway done using Homespun yarn. There is a craft store 30 minutes from me that offers the Homespun in mill end and odd lots of three skeins for $5. I find it a little bit of a hassle to crochet with it, as opposed to knitting or looming, but I prefer to crochet while watching tv because the other two take more focus.
If this is the thread I saw earlier today with the beautiful doilies, then my compliments to you. They are just beautiful! Four years ago I probably couldn't even say the word doily without pulling a face, but now I understand.
The purple pineapple is the prettiest one to me, especially since I can't do pineapples yet.