3 Tips on Starting a Crochet GroupBy Tameko Barnette – 6 Comments
Being a part of any group where everyone shares the same interest is a wonderful thing. No doubt. The conversations, the ideas, the advice, and the overall connection between all who attend is well worth the time and effort.
I have been a part of and have started several groups over the years. All of them were creative. You can start your own crochet group. All you need is a creative mind, some patience, and the following three tips.
Tip #1 – Gathering Folks. This can seem like the most intimidating part of starting a crochet group or any group for that matter. However, it’s not as hard as you may think. You can use methods such as posting flyers on the bulletin boards at grocery stores and at your workplace. You can put ads (often FREE ads) in local publications that offer free space to local groups and events. You can start a forum or a page on Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo! Groups, etc as a way to generate interest and gather folks together. Another great site to get members for your group is Meetup.com.
Tip #2 – Location, Location, Location. This isn’t a hard one right here. You can set up a date and time at a large bookstore, coffee shop, library, and even outside at a local park during the Spring and Summer months. Can you imagine the conversation and new members you could get when people see you and several others sitting outside crocheting your favorite projects??
Tip #3 – Bring Resources. I encourage you to bring some of your own resources to help out the more novice attendees and even the more advanced crocheters may enjoy them and gain ideas from them as well. Resources you could bring can include, yet not be limited to – books, magazines, copies of patterns of different levels, extra yarn you don’t want, and any extra crochet tools (hooks, needles, etc.). Encourage members to bring any resources they’d like to share as well.
So, I hope you find these ideas helpful and I wish you and your new crochet group all the best.
If you have any ideas or fun stories to share about your crochet group, please leave a comment below. We’d love to hear from you.