Self-Proclaimed “Crochet Doctor” Gives Unsolicited Crochet AdviceBy Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 21 Comments
Well, you never asked for it, but I’m going to advise you anyway! Read on, because maybe these are problems you’ve grappled with, or perhaps these are problems you didn’t even know you had! I am not only pointing out crochet problems, but offering solutions as well!
Crochet Problem: You Can’t Find Your Unfinished Crochet Projects. It happens! If you’re like most of the United States, you’re finally able to see the light at the end of the tunnel of this vicious winter. It is juuust getting to be time to pull out your lighter clothing and do your spring organization! Why not make this a time to find all of your lost and buried crochet projects as well?
Remember that half-worked hat you were going to make for your cousin for Christmas??? It’s time to find it, finish it, and stow it away for next year, honey. What about that summer sweater you’d been working on? Don’t you think it would be the perfect transition garment for spring? Well, since you only have a few rows left, it’s time to get it done and flaunt your talent by wearing it all over town!
Solution: The solution can be divided into three steps: Gather, Organize, and Finish.
Gather: Since you may already be in the throes of your yearly spring cleaning, designate a special drawer, bin, or shelf to house your unfinished projects. As you come across them during your spring organization, make a decision to “frog or finish” these projects! Throw the frog items into a bin to rip apart later. You can later use the recovered yarn for another project or give it away. Once you have all of your “to finish” items in their designated place, you need to organize them!
Organize: Place all of your “finish” projects into their own clear project bags. Large Ziploc bags will do the trick. Add in all of the materials you will need to complete the project so that you can make progress easily. Store the projects in their designated drawer, shelf, or bin and be sure to visit them at least once a week! The idea is to get these projects done!!
Finish: This is the best part! Make sure you have a project with you at all times. Work on one project at a time, and be sure to get at least a few stitches done each day if possible. If you are focused and persistent, you will have many finished objects before you know it!
So what do you think of this crochet problem and solution? Do you have any tips on finding and finishing your crochet projects? What kinds of crochet problems would you like to see solved here on Crochet Spot? Please leave your ideas in the comments below.