With crochet, the possibilities are endless. Throughout 2021, Limitless Crochet Everyday will teach you how to become a better crocheter with new techniques, stitches, and free patterns to go along with them. Crochet is an anxiety reducer for many of us and after a long and stressful 2020 year, I think this is exactly what we need.
Welcome to the Limitless Crochet Everyday!
I know, it’s cliche. But it’s a new year and I am ready to turn 2021 into the best year yet. It’s no secret that 2020 wasn’t the best so I’m here to boost your spirit and get your 2021 off to a great start.
Thank you so much for being here with me! If you’re new here and want to learn more about me, you can read more here. For now, here’s a quick overview of this new project that we’ll be working on all year long and what you can expect.
Getting started with crochet is probably the hardest part. Everything is new, there are so many different things to learn, and you don’t know where to begin. This month we’re going to cover some of the most important things you need to know before and while you’re getting started with crochet.
The Benefits of Crochet
Before we get into the nitty gritty, I thought it would be fun to share some of the health benefits that come with crocheting.
I’ve suffered with anxiety for years. It’s something that runs in my family and I never really found anything to aide my restless mind. When I found crochet, it literally changed my life.
If this craft could pull me out of the deep rut I was in, then I am going to do my best to share it with the world.
If you know someone who is struggling with one or more of these things, sharing this craft with them could truly change their life just like it has mine and so many others. Here are some more ways you can use crochet as therapy.
11 Reasons You Should Learn Crochet RIGHT NOW
I know many of you have already started, but there are a few of you who haven’t taken the leap yet. And because this month’s theme is Getting Started, I thought this would be the perfect time to let you know what you’re missing out on!
Even if you do crochet, you may not know most of these reasons that I’m going to talk about. And if you do, share it with someone you’d like to turn into your new crochet buddy 😆
The last reason is more for people who perceive yarn crafts differently and isn’t meant to come off the wrong way. Growing up I didn’t know about crochet but I did know about knitting and I saw it as something older women did.
I wish I had someone who taught me when I was younger.
It’s so great to see that more and more men and women of all ages are taking up yarn crafts, but a lot of people who don’t know much about these crafts think the same way I that I used to.
And because crochet changed my life, I know it could do the same for something else. So we still need to spread the word!
Click the button below to read more behind each reason.
Are there any other reasons to learn crochet that you can think of?
(tell me in the comments!)
Where are my lefties at?
I’m not a lefty, but my mom is so I’ve seen first hand how difficult it can be. Learning how to crochet when you’re left handed can be tough because most of the internet covers right handed crochet. But you just have to know the right places to look.
If you’re a lefty; when you watch a righty crochet, you will be doing the opposite of what they’re showing you. I understand that this can be hard depending on the project you’re making and who you’re learning it from.
I try my best to include left handed tutorials with all of my right handed tutorials, but I admit that I don’t have very many at the moment. So for those of you who are struggling to learn the way that feels the most comfortable to you just because of the lack of resources, here are some tips:
In right-handed crochet, the hook is held in the right hand. The right-handed crafter almost always works stitches from the right to the left. In left-handed crochet, it’s the exact opposite: hold the hook in your left hand and work the stitches from left to right.
One of the differences between right and left handed patterns is that everything will turn out the opposite. If you’re working on a simple project, this isn’t much of a big deal – the difference is as little as your starting slip knot being on the opposite side of your work.
But if you’re working from a graph, your project will be mirrored and if it’s a word, it will look backwards.
Read over this Ultimate Guide To Left Handed Crochet over on Yarnspirations and you will find many tips that should help you get things sorted out. Scroll to the bottom of the article and you will find a few paragraphs teaching you how to reverse right handed graphs.
If you’re having a hard time learning, Google “left handed crochet patterns” and you will find quite a few picture and video tutorials for different projects and stitch patterns.
One free pattern? How about 27?!
This month I decided to put together a few roundups that I think you will really enjoy. Since we’re talking about getting started, I thought it would be perfect to put together a roundup of strictly single crochet patterns.
These patterns only use single crochet, but some of them use different variations of the stitch, including:
We’re going to dive into these stitch variations later in the year, which is going to be really fun! But for now, a lot of these patterns have tutorials to go along with them if you’re ready to learn something new.
I created the Facebook Group, The Crochet’dy Bunch as a space for those who love crochet and I’ve decided to group it together with the Limitless Crochet Everyday project. This is a place where we connect, share work, get your questions answered, and support each other. I hope you’ll join us!
Please don’t forget to agree to the group rules! It’s so important to me that this is a supportive, loving community, and I won’t tolerate any negativity.