“People used to crochet more years ago.” Really?By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 16 Comments
Like many of us, I love crochet because it is a portable craft. Those moments on the bus, in line at the grocery store, and in the doctor’s waiting room are excellent times to crochet! In fact, that’s one of the reasons I prefer not to drive at all! More crochet time!
Yesterday I was on the bus crocheting and a woman who was (to me) an elder told me that more people used to crochet before and fewer people do it now. I live in Miami, so we are fortunate to have an eclectic mixture of cultures and lots of intergenerational interaction.
I was confused because recent research by the Craft and Hobby Association has indicated that crochet is the seventh most popular craft in the United States terms of dollars spent per year, with over one billion spent in 2010. (Crochet World Magazine Newsletter, Vol. 8, No. 10)
Additionally, my observation of global crochet trends show that crochet is strong, particularly in Mexico.
The fairly recent surge of high fashion crochet fuels the fashionistas’ interest in “getting the look.” We crocheters know that we can get the look for much less! And we do!
I think that people are crocheting now more than ever! What do you think?