My Crocheting Challenge to You….


When I started my blog I wanted it to be a story of my crocheting life. The good, bad and in-between. I pick most of my blog topics based on what I am experiencing in my own life. Sometimes people will ask a question and that will inspire other blog posts. This post was brought about by a low more then a high on my road.

To clarify: the simple fact is that I love crocheting. If I am introduced to a new person, it would not be long before they are aware of three facts about my life; that I am a Christian, that my family will always come first and that I am passionate about crocheting. I started crocheting when I was twenty and have never looked backed. I not only wanted to know the basic stitches but all aspects of the craft. I lived, breathed and picked up a hook whenever possible. Now to my pleasure, after all these years I find I am still learning new stitches and techniques about crocheting. The more I learn about crocheting, the more I realize I still have much more to learn.

Now that being said, as much as I love crocheting – I am still finding myself reaching plateaus where I am not as excited to pick up my hooks as at other levels. There is always patterns that I want to do, or yarn I really love and have not used. But sometimes life can become so busy and hectic that when I do get a free minute, I find I just want to sit and take a breath.This is when my projects are maybe just taking a little longer to complete and I find I am not reaching for hooks in my free time as much for some unexplainable reason. This is when I know I need to look for a new challenge to bring me back to those hooks and yarn for that eager excitement that keeps crocheting new and fresh for me.

I love learning new things, it just part of my DNA. I enjoy the old familiar projects, for some I bring out and crochet all over again. But I believe we all should push ourselves out of comfort zones once in a while and try something new to help us go to the next level in this wonderful world of crocheting.

So my challenge to you in June is to find something that is just a little bit harder then your skill level and determine to travel to the higher ground of learning that new stitch or technique.

Whenever I teach a class the first question I ask everyone after their name is what would you like to learn? So now I am asking you, what would you like to learn…Let’s make June 2016 the month that I learned…..___________________, and you fill in the blank with whatever you have seen and really would like to begin to learn. After all the first step to mastering a stitch is learning it.

In the beginning of June I will share with you what I decided to learn next month. Please feel free to share below what you have always wanted to learn, but just have not found the motivation or have been inspired to do.

Make June that month and keep those hooks flying.


About crochetwithpassion

I have been certified through the Craft Yarn Council both in teaching and Instructor. I also have been teaching people to crochet for over fifteen years. This is what I will be doing through this blog. In the Crochet Master Class there are 18 projects. Some of the projects will be familiar to me such as Hairpin Lace; Tunisian Crochet; Filet Crochet; Double Ended Crochet; painted Crochet; Aran Crochet and Irish Crochet. However there are several in the book that are new and have peaked my interest and that includes the following: Woven Crochet; Tapestry Crochet; Entrelac Crochet; Fashion Crochet; Tassels; Bullion Stitch; Overlay Crochet; Bead Crochet; Bruges Crochet; Free-form crochet and Wire Crochet. Since Crocheting is a time consuming craft I will only be posting once a week. If you are like me and love to crochet but would really like to challenge yourself to go beyond what you are now doing, come along with me and move to the next level. Although the actual patterns will not be posted (copyright law) I will take you through each project and go through the process of each one. This is not a blog about free crochet patterns or selling crochet tools. What I would like to do is take you with me on the journey through this book as I learn and crochet each of 18 projects. I will attempt to crochet each project in the book, and in the process recording in detail my progress and the problems I encounter along the way and the process I went through to accomplish each project. I am hoping that you will not only learn from my experience but that it will inspire you to push yourself to the next phase in your crocheting skills. Until next time; keep those hooks flying.
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2 Responses to My Crocheting Challenge to You….

  1. Cricket Fox says:

    Thanks for the inspiration

  2. We all need encouragement and inspiration from time to time. I know I do.

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