Crochet might be sometimes misjudged as a bit of a “craft from the past”, thought to be perpetuated mainly by keen Grandmothers. This has been mainly due to lack of knowledge and understanding.
Crochet has a capacity to bring joy and happiness, as well as warmth, to those involved in making it and the receiver of the item.
The misconception about the age of crocheters is also being slowly shattered, especially in crochet communities which are now being visited by the younger generation of crochet enthusiasts.
While overseas there is still the need for heavy warm woolen garments, especially in the midst of freezing winter blizzard, here in Australia we don’t need such items in most places. There might not be many occasions to use rich woolen garments. However, there are still plenty of useful everyday items and toys, which are being masterfully designed and created out of the variety of available yarn.
If it was receiving a fair judgment, crochet would be acknowledged as much as paintings or other forms of art and craft.
Before we can bring forth a change in the views of the majority about crochet, we need to be able to celebrate our own little wins and achievements.
Little Big Wins and Achievements
The ever growing body of evidence shows that when we appreciate and celebrate something we already do have, we will get even more of it. This applies even to crochet. Below are a few suggestions, which can help to bring your focus on the many things to celebrate about crochet.
The list is not exhausted, and if you are keen crochet enthusiast you might come up with more suggestions.
10 things to celebrate, when it comes to crochet:
- You have a dedicated place where you crochet
2. The yarn you have bought was sufficient for the whole item
3. You only made a few invisible mistakes in your project, so there is no need to frog it
4. You already own more yarn than you could ever use
5. Sale in your yarn store
6. You have a few ergonomic hooks
7. You happen to get your crochet, with a cutter on a plane, without trouble
8. Going away you packed just enough yarn you happen to need
9. There is the option to buy yarn online and have it delivered to your home
10. Your family is tolerating your craft supplies and ever growing stash
If you already experienced any of the above, please raise a glass of your favorite non-alcoholic beverage. In case that you experienced ALL of the above, take it a bit further and call upon your friends, and invite them to celebrate with you. Share the love and spread the word.
Crochet is a form of meditation, helping to keep me sane in this world, while I love its creative flow. So while sometimes it could be looked down at by others, there are still many reasons to value it as a modern day craft, and even as a form of craft therapy.
If you are keen on crochet and happen to be in Brisbane (Australia) here is our great Facebook group ‘Brisbane Crochet’. https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneCrochet