Crochet Challenge 2014!By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 16 Comments
What do you want to do with your crochet in 2014? After the holidays settle down, hopefully you will be organizing your lovely new yarn and hook stash from generous friends and relatives. It will be time to reflect and set crochet goals for 2014.
One of the nice things about crochet is that although we can share what we do with crochet groups, charities, and of course here on Crochet Spot, crochet is an individual activity. That means our only competition can come from within ourselves. The beautiful relaxation of crochet may come in part from the knowledge that the only expectation placed upon our crochet is our own.
This is why it’s a great time to make an individual crochet challenge for 2014. Take a moment to look within yourself and ask yourself what it is you want to do with your crochet in 2014.
You may want to increase your skill set by crocheting through a set of stitch patterns. You may want to make crochet a daily habit by working yarn and hook for at least 10 minutes each day no matter what. You may want to embark upon new crochet adventures by learning a new technique such as Tunisian Crochet, Bruges Lace, Freeform Crochet, or Hairpin Lace.
You might want to make as many finished objects as possible of a certain kind, like maybe a hat a week, or a scarf per month. Maybe there is some big project you’d love to complete, but just needed the motivation. I once took almost a year to complete a beautiful granny square afghan! What about trying to design your own crochet projects?
After careful reflection, I am going to state my own crochet challenge. I would like to build crochet into my weekly schedule. This is above and beyond what I do currently. I will set aside a two- to four-hour block of time each Saturday in 2014 to increase my crochet skills, get to know new materials, design, read, and expand my knowledge! If I’m consistent, that means between 104 and 208 hours of solid crochet time. That’s good, productive fun if you ask me!
There are so many different options! What will stretch your crochet abilities in 2014? Please share your Crochet Challenge for 2014 with us in the comments!