How to Crochet… Even When You Don’t Feel Like ItBy Candace – 4 Comments
Right now, this topic is near and dear to my heart. You’ve probably been there, too, or maybe you are now. Maybe life got in the way, and once it settled down enough for you to crochet, you just couldn’t. Or maybe you crocheted too much (gift-making overload, perhaps) and are just a bit fatigued. Either way, you come to a point where, even if you have a WIP, you just can’t crochet. So how do you get back to it? Well, there’s no one true method, but here are some things to try.
This could mean go to the store and buy new yarn, patterns, and findings, but you really don’t have to spend any money at all. Try shopping your stash to see if a long-ago purchase is begging to be worked up. You can also browse free patterns to see if any jump out at you.
Try Other Hobbies
Sometimes it helps to fill a break with a different activity. Working on a knitting project or spinning up some yarn is often just what I need to refresh my mind and put me back into crochet mode. Sometimes drawing helps, too, and I get a new design idea out of it if I’m lucky. Maybe your crochet slump is telling you to break out the sewing machine or lace up your hiking boots. Writing about not crocheting might even help as well.
Even if you can’t bring yourself to do a full project, swatching during otherwise idle time can help you find inspiration. With little or no regret, your results can be ripped out and worked into something better if you don’t like it. Remember to block! Even a light blocking can make a world of difference.
Social media can be distracting when you’re trying to get work done, but going out and meeting up with your local yarnies provides a great environment for starting something new or working on a languishing WIP. The lulls in conversation are perfect for getting focused on what’s in your hands.
These are only a few things to try out, and I’ll probably share more tips at a later date, but for now I think I’ll go do some crocheting.
How do you get your crochet motivation back? Leave a comment below to share!