What do you get when you cross crochet with poetry, live music, friends, great food and coffee? Crochet Cafe. Crochet Nation founder, Gwendolyn Faye, calls the Crochet Cafe, "A crochet revival coming to a city near you." Over the years her crochet habit attracted a lot of attention and interest. And after meeting Keisha Davenport, another crochet fiend, the Crochet Cafe was born.If you are picturing old ladies sitting around making doilies, think again. This 21st Century experience is open to children, youth, and adults. It's the perfect activity for the whole family. The first half of the Crochet Cafe is dedicated to instruction – Crochet 101 – where Nation inductees will learn the basics. Everyone experiences a very funky Show 'n Tell, of sorts, of finished pieces that range from hats and purses to sweaters and ponchos to "paintings." Yes. "Paintings." You see, the Crochet Nation™ is committed to Crochet Innovation.After you are mesmerized by the scope of possibilities, your first lesson will be the difference between knitting and crocheting. It is quite simple. Knitting is done with two needles, while crocheting is done with one hook. So, when you complete Crochet 101, you will be a Certified "Hooker." You will take home the Crochet Nation instructional brochure and newsletter, "Hooked." And you probably will not be able to get the tune of the Crochet Nation national anthem, "Get the Hook Up," composed by Lamar Wilson, out of your head.You and other Cafe guests can groove to some of the best local live talent. You could even be the talent during the open mic segment. Gwen Faye, herself an author of a book of poetry, "The Fine Art of Caring," says, "It's an opportunity to be inspired and let your voice be heard. I got serious about writing poetry through events like this in my friends' homes. We want to recreate the intimacy of those settings at the Crochet Cafe, something that most of us don't experience every day."If you are interested in hosting Crochet Cafes in your area, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!