Easy and Fun Ideas to Promote Crochet

By Rachel Choi – 10 Comments

Crocheting has been passed down from generation to generation. While the basics of crochet stay the same, new techniques have emerged along with even more creative projects. As time goes on, it is important to make sure that crocheting continues to grow. Crocheting should not become a hobby that is overshadowed. Here are some easy and fun ideas that you can use to promote crochet within your community:

Crochet in public. People love seeing others crochet in public. Have you ever tried it? You’ll get a lot of curious stares. But don’t worry, this is a good thing! Don’t be shy, crochet wherever you please, crochet at a baseball game, crochet while you wait at the doctors office, crochet outside when the weather is nice. If you don’t want to do it by yourself, take a friend with you for double the crochet fun!

Have a crochet party. Invite your friends who can crochet and those that are interested in learning. Make this a fun event where folks can share their projects and learn new crochet techniques. The party doesn’t have to be too elaborate, just make sure to create an inviting environment where your guests can have fun and crochet at the same time.

Wear something you crocheted. Have you ever wore something you crocheted and have someone come up to you asking where you bought it from? This is a great way to demonstrate the wonderful things people can create from crocheting! Nonetheless, you can make some extra cash by taking orders as a walking, talking crochet model.

Give crocheted gifts. Some may think that crocheted gifts are outdated. That it’s something grandma did. Well, grandma probably did give crocheted gifts, but that doesn’t mean it’s outdated. Just be careful who you give gifts to. A crocheted gift might not be right for everyone, but you probably know a few people that would love what you make. Do you give crocheted gifts?

Crochet something out of the ordinary. Unique and sometimes strange crochet items are so much fun to look at for crocheters and non crocheters! These are items that inspire crocheters to learn more and cause non crocheters to start learning. It is very eye opening to realize that people can crochet anything from teddy bears, hamburgers or even a urinal.

Do you have an idea for promoting crochet? Feel free to share it by leaving it as a comment on this post!

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10 Comments

  1. Denise says:

    Ask your local library to put up a crochet display. Or if you work there, set one up yourself :) Amigurumi books are pretty eye catching and are a good way to get people interested in crochet. A display might catch the attention of people who used to crochet or learned years ago but haven’t thought of trying again.

    Look for local Stitch n Bitch groups. There’s at least one other crocheter in the one I go to and I don’t think I’ve convinced any knitters to pick up the hook (but toys are so much easier to crochet!) but people do come over and look at what we’re doing and comment on it and most of them have been crocheters so it’s good to have another one or two around so they don’t feel like their the odd ones out.

  2. Laurie says:

    Pass it on!

    I chose not to have children, but I’ve crocheted many items for my friends and their children. My nephews have inspired color choices and patterns. They help me decide which projects to take on and which colors I should use for them.

    Their latest request is that I teach them how to crochet. I will, but it’s been too hot and humid around here lately. I need to make sure that my patience meter is full enough to handle a 7-year-old and a 5-year-old through crochet lessons.

  3. Cami says:

    Good ideas Rachel! I completely agree with everything you said!

  4. mcjones says:

    I learned to crochet back in high school from a friend who was taught by her mother. My daughter likes the fact that I’m crocheting her afghan and I can make her toys. She wants to learn, but because she is four, I have no idea how to go about teaching her. I do hope she still wants to learn when she’s older though. I think it would be rather fun to crochet with each other.

  5. eliska says:

    Sometimes, during school, I’ll bring a crochet project to do. Some of my teachers will let me crochet during class if we’re watching a movie or something. This year, my History teacher is a crocheter and my science teacher, who is also head of the Green Club at our school, wanted to learn how to crochet and got really excited when I brought in my crochet project of plastic bags, which she thought was really cool and didn’t believe that is was made from target bags until I showed her the yarn I used. Some people have asked if I could make certain things or if I could teach them. I love crocheting!

  6. Pam says:

    I take my crochet projects everywhere!! I have taken work with me to my boys baseball and hockey games, doctor’s appts., in the car on trips (when my husband of one of my children drive!), and many more. I do wear one of my jackets out in the cool weather and, invariably, someone comments on it with a positive remark.(great for my ego!). I hand them one of my business cards, too.

  7. maggie says:

    My teacher and I are soo similar! Sometimes I worry that she’ll think I stalk her.. o.0 one of the things we have in common is crochet, though I’m still a beginner. :d My grama is always complimenting me on my projects, even when they turn out with a weird twist. Most of my friends are supportive like my grama, a few want to learn, but there’s one “friend” who literally forced me to hide my crochet project on the ground under her jacket when some classmates rode by. We were off the path on the tennis court. I was crushed, and she convinced me, sadly, that it was something to be embarrassed of. Needless to say, she’s not my friend anymore. XP Always so un-supportive and critical. It was like forcing a freshwater fish to live in saltwater, me hanging out with her. Now I crochet at the doctor’s, dentist’s, in the car, sometimes I bring small projects to school (as long as it’s with my big plastic M hooks, so that they’re not confused as weapons.), and when it gets nice enough, I will walk to the park to crochet. The air’s too nice not to!!! Then I will finish my big project for fall! :D

  8. maggie says:

    I think I will borrow the bag I made for my sister, and find a use. It’s too small for anything bigger than a couple books, but I like it a lot, and I read soo much… and it was made as a mesh bag with bulky wizard color yarn (it sounds silly for such a small bag, but it’s gorgeous!!) so it might just spark some interest with some people.

  9. diana says:

    I crochet things for other people and then others ask. i post pictures on facebook. i just opened up my very own etsy shop please visit

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