Are All Crocheters Yarn-a-holics?

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A Guest Post by Caren Wilson.

Have you noticed that you or your crochet friends have more yarn than you can possibly use? Do you have closets, shelves, bins, or even rooms of yarn? Do people’s mouths drop when they see your yarn collection?

If you said yes to any of the above questions, then you are a yarn-a-holic! But don’t worry, I’m a yarn-a-holic too. Welcome to the club!

Obviously crocheters need yarn to crochet. Correct me if I’m wrong, but I tend to see serious crocheters (including me) go a bit overboard when it comes to collecting yarn. We get more than we need and we hoard it like hamsters. I remember when I first started crocheting, I only had one grocery bag of yarn at a time. But as time went on and I got more and more skilled at crocheting I collected shelves of yarn. Now, I bet my yarn collect could pass as a yarn store!

Does this happen to all crocheters over time? Are all crocheters yarn-a-holics??

Caren is a life long crocheter and self proclaimed yarn junkie. In her free time she enjoys crocheting items for charity and playing with her two children. Caren wishes to inspire others to crochet more, learn more, and live more.

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  1. Patricia H. says:

    I am getting ready to move to a very small apartment. I have 8 large plastic totes filled with yarn, those large ziplock bags, about 12 of those filled with yarn. A tote filled with my mistakes, a tote filled with unfinished projects. Thank God they have storage place there. Most of my yarn will go there and a few bags I will keep in the closet, for my Christmas crochet. I think I am doing socks or slippers. Or maybe I will do what I did last year. Make alot of pumpkin bread. Everyone of my 17 grandchildren, and their parents love it. Hubby and I did that last year. We over did it and made about 5 loaves for each family. I think everyone will get a small loaf this year.

  2. Karin says:

    When I started crocheting my grandma took me to the store and we bought a hundred dollars worth of yarn! We had about 55 skeins!

  3. Jan says:

    Yes, I have the disease also. It’s has gotten worse in the last couple of years, though as I am thinking of moving to a little town in GA. Alas, it has no yarn store, no craft store, and I have started hoarding yarn from up here. I am going to need a U-Haul just for my yarn when I move.

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