What’s the Best Time of Year to Crochet?

By Rachel Choi – 18 Comments

Do you have a favorite time of year to crochet? Or do you crochet all year around? Does the weather impact when you crochet? Perhaps you have a busy work or school season that prevents you from crocheting? In this post we’ll discuss the merits of crocheting during the different times of the year. Don’t forgot to let us know your opinion and join in on the discussion in the comments section!

Since becoming a crochet blogger back in 2009, winter has been the most popular season for crochet if I’m looking at online statistics. It’s the time when most folks are visiting the blog and when my email account is packed full of questions. It’s the time of year when temperatures are the coldest (at least here in the U.S.), which makes folks stay indoors and cozy up with their crochet hooks.

Spring tends to bring more folks outdoors. It’s a great time to crochet outside, if you’re coordinated enough to leave the house with your crochet hook and project. Just imagine crocheting on a park bench or at a picnic! The idea of bringing along your project isn’t always ideal though, especially if it’s large. Spring is a time that crochet can easily be forgotten and left behind for the hustle and bustle of life.

The kids are out of school, vacations are planned, the sun is shining, people are splashing in pools. I’ve heard a lot of folks say that it’s way too hot to crochet in summer. But if you’ve mastered finding air conditioning or choosing small projects to crochet, then crocheting in the summer can be time well spent. This might be the time of year that you get time off from work or school, so why not take advantage of your free time? Plus it’s the perfect time to get started on crocheting Christmas presents.

By this time the weather is cooling down, kids are going back to school, you’ve realized you’re running out of time to make Christmas presents… yup, those are all reasons why crochet typically picks up again in the fall. Fall always turns on the “let’s be toasty warm” switch that makes me want to crochet blankets, scarves, hats, and sweaters.

So what’s the best time of year to crochet? That’s really up to you! If you’re a hardcore crocheter, the answer is easy, you crochet all year around!

Do you crochet all year around? Do you find that you only crochet during a certain time of the year? When do you enjoy crocheting? Leave your comments below and see what others are saying…

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  1. Debbue says:

    I crochet all year long. I start in January with a project that I will work on for charity. Then on to what am I making for my nieces. This years charity project is shoulder shrugs and lap blankets for wheelchair seniors.

  2. shoshana says:

    every time!!!!!!!!!

  3. Beatrice says:

    I like to crochet while travelling. It keeps your hands busy while your mind unwinds. Crochet hooks made of bamboo easily pass the security check at the airport.

  4. Twinkie Lover says:

    I crochet all year long because it’s therapeutic for me. It is harder for me to crochet when it’s hot, so this summer I picked an afghan that is crocheted in motifs that you sew together at the end. I feel like I have done a lot, but I still have 85 motifs to go. 🙁 I also did the Mesh Market Bag from Crochet Spot for a CAL on Ravelry and a couple smaller projects. I like the portability of the smaller projects because I can take them to work and make some progress on them there. Helps keep my stress level down at work, too.

  5. Charity says:

    I am a newer crochet person. But I have found after doing it for a year now that fall and winter are my favorite times to crochet. Just to busy with family events and the kids during the summer and spring I start my gardening hobby.

  6. Daria says:

    I don’t usually crochet in the summer, but this summer I started using my scrap yarn to crochet cozies for my pots of plants that are on the patio. They look much better with the cozies now.

  7. Lil Conner says:

    I’m a year round hooker and pattern hoarder. My senior center crochet group meets 1x a week and we always have requests for charity besides all of our personal projects. Trying to think of something to make the family for Christmas.

    • I also have a crochet club at our local Senior Center!! We crochet lap afghans for Veterans’ hospitals, and prayer shawls for our local hospice. We also go to several crafts shows to sell our products, to make money to make more items for our Veterans and Hospice.’How about some kitchen towel holders, potholders and dishcloths for your family members? Also, some neckwarmers, and matching fingerless gloves? These are nice quick gifts to whip up. Also, maybe some frilly things, like butterflies (for the hair), or lacy soap holders for bars of soap. Also, some lip balm holder/key chains. I have many patterns for things like these, and would be happy to share patterns!

    • Twinkie Lover says:

      I am also a pattern hoarder! They take up less room than yarn, not that that keeps me from acquiring more yarn, especially at bargain prices. I also love notions, even from crafts I haven’t learned (yet). It’s a pretty harmless addiction compared to other things we could be doing, right?

  8. Norma says:

    I crochet all year round…probably more during fall and winter. It is just something that I love to do.

  9. Carole Kasson says:

    I crochet all year around. This summer I was concentrating on pillows with cotton yarn, using the loop stitch. Now that autumn is approaching I will be crocheting scarves and cowls that I then donate to the homeless(I have a friend from church who distributes them for me), and also to a shelter that provides a temporary home and education for women rescued from sex trafficking. I taught myself to crochet when I was 10 and I have been doing it ever since.

  10. Melody Rose Proctor says:

    Have any of you ever heard of fidget cuffs for elderly people with dementia? The idea is that they with play with that instead of picking at their skin or clothes. The cuffs are covered with buttons and there is a crochet chain with a pompom on top. A great idea for a gift for a friend or family with dementia. I’m gonna make one for my great grandmother, who just turned 90 4 months ago.

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