Your Go-To Crochet Pattern Brings Optimal ExperienceBy Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 17 Comments
Tell me what you think of the following assertion: The soothing motions of crochet are made even more comforting when your brain doesn’t have to work too hard to figure out what comes next in a pattern. When you can easily select your hook and yarn and just stitch, crochet takes on a different, meditative dimension.
Am I right, people? …
What brought on this sudden episode of “deep thoughts?” Well, it’s just that I think that most of us probably have a pattern or two that we go back to over and over again because it’s just comfortable. Maybe we’ve made it so many times that it’s fun to see what else this pattern can become for us. And working on this pattern so often allows us to move our attention from the physical movements and mental concentration required for other patterns and experience crochet in an entirely different way.
I’ll use myself as an example. I have two favorite “go-to” patterns. One is Rachel’s Free Cardholder Pattern, which I love and have blogged about multiple times. The other is a coaster pattern that I’ve taken to making because I always need a coaster or two on my desk at work. In the past I’ve made gazillions of crocheted flowers and hearts. They’re just so addictive & satisfying and that’s why I keep working on them! It’s an optimal crochet experience!
What do all of these patterns have in common? Well, for one I can make them with pretty much any size hook and yarn I am likely to have on hand. These patterns are also easy to modify, so different versions of the same pattern are a fun and welcome surprise each time. They’re also useful. I love giving away or selling the little things I make and using the coasters each and every day!
All of these things make me return to these patterns over and over again. So what about you? Do you have a “go-to” pattern? If so, what is it and how did you choose it? Please leave your questions, comments, ideas, and deep thoughts in the comments below!