Now that the kiddos are busy (again) in college classes, tucked into the capable hands of the Holy Spirit, I’ve had time to ponder not only what I’m up to this year – Crocheting for a Cause – but why I like the sport of crochet* so much.
Crocheting: A Wealth of Learning Opportunities
Once we master the basic stitches: chain, single crochet and double crochet, we can venture into bobbles and bullions, front-posts and back-posts. And shells and popcorn and more!
Crochet Culture of the World
We can learn:
- Tunisian crochet
- British Isles lace
- Bavarian crochet
- The only one I’ve played with so far is Tunisian crochet. It makes a lovely fabric, and is similar to
- , but with just one nice, long crochet hook.
Yarn and Its Variety of Uniquenesses
So many yarns to explore! Each one working up in a different fashion, with a unique texture, and for a variety of purposes.
My go-to yarn is still Red Heart’s Super Saver, but I’m finding soft love in Pound of Love by Lion Brand.
And my husband bought me two balls of bamboo silk for Christmas which I’m still dreaming over. 🙂
Hard to Be Bored
If I do get tempted to put down the hook out of sc-dc-sc tedium, all I need to do is revel at Ravelry, watch a You Tube video, peruse Pinterest, or order a crochet pattern book – or 10 – from the library.
New techniques and challenges are all over the world – and at our very fingertips.
Which reminds me, I have some patterns to develop!
Why do you love crocheting? Or why would you like to learn?
*REALITY CHECK: Crocheting is a sport. While I’ve had two hand surgeries to prove it, some doubt I can get my heart rate up crocheting. Just watch my yarn tangle, and you’ll see an aerobic exercise in action. 🙂