Sharing Tradition in Crochet

By Tameko Barnette – 7 Comments

As we all know, crochet is a wonderful way to relax, make new friends, and create all kinds of practical items. As I started thinking about this, I thought about traditions. While we live in a world that is rapidly changing and we’re all learning how to embrace new ways of thinking and doing things there are still a few things we can honor along the way…through the art of crocheting.

1. Sports. With football season in the Fall and Winter, basketball quickly approaching, and a host of other sports to keep us all occupied, crocheting your favorite team colors into your scarf, afghan, and other items would be a great idea.

2. Family. Sitting with your mother, grandmother, aunt, or sister to crochet is another excellent idea. The stories you could share and just time spent getting to know one another is a tradition all in itself. Adding crochet to it would be even better.

3. Party. Yes, I said party. You should throw a crochet party. Create a new tradition. Everyone can bring their favorite yarns, hooks, and other crochet tools. Trade items or tools. Share patterns. Of course, make sure there is a food and music flowing all evening.

These are just a few ideas to keep time-honored traditions alive, while creating new traditions to be enjoyed all year long.

Do you have a crochet tradition?

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7 Comments

  1. Danielle G-J says:

    I LOVE the idea of a crochet party!!! I think I just might have me one or two :o))

  2. You’ve inspired me to throw a crochet party! I have so many friends who want to learn and this is a great way to get them started….

  3. Linda Cee says:

    The ideas all sound great but… CROCHET PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whooo, must have one!!!!!!!!! Everyone’s invited and I’ll make some of my mini apple pies. Ooh! And some balloons (have to have balloons for a party and I know an artist that paints pictures on balloons, bet he would paint a crochet hook and some yarn on a few)

    I don’t have any actual traditions (other than drooling on my great aunt’s beautifull lace doilies when I go to her house ;) ) but I should definitely start a couple.

  4. Whitney says:

    Every Wednesday I meet up with my crafty friends at the local coffee shop. We spend the afternoon enjoying delicious coffee drinks and naughty pastries as we crochet, knit and craft whatever strikes our fancy. It’s my favorite day of the week!!

  5. Brenda says:

    I have crochet party’s and they are lots of fun.

  6. Lynne says:

    I have inherited some of my great- and great-great grandmother’s doilies. Some are still in good condition and I use them. Others that had some problems were matted and framed and now hang in my guest room. I am proud to show them off and glad to have preserved some of them for generations to come. I have some table toppers that are linen w/crocheted and/or tatted edges and will be looking for someone to preserve them for me and my family. There is a small part of me that hopes that some of my efforts are valued and archived by my kids and grandkids.

  7. Cathy says:

    I think a crochet party would be devine! The closest I ever got to having one was with my kids and their friends doing crafts. The best part though was when the adults would come over too. We had craft time on Sundays after reading time which was after church. I really miss it. Kids have been gone for many years now. I have recently joined a MeetUp group here in Portland OR called PDX (which is used by locals to mean Portland) Seamsters. We meet every third Sunday of the month…

    That’s about it.
    Ta Ta for now, The Bagg Lady

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