I consider myself a “newbie” in the wonderful world of crochet. I’ve only been crocheting since October of 2012 and I constantly ask myself, “why didn’t I learn this decades ago?” Learning to crochet has improved my life in so many ways and has opened up a whole range of creativity that I didn’t think I had in me.
We artists are quite fortunate because creating our art, which ever form that may be, allows us to be as creative and imaginative as far as our minds will take us. There are no “rights” or “wrongs” to our creations. We just need to be true to ourselves and our visions.
The ability to create something from just our imagination is a gift and a blessing that we must embrace. Crochet gives us the freedom to create what ever we desire! From hats, blankets, clothing, accessories, toys, home decor and so much more. It is most definitely a great medium to express our creativity and imagination from color selection, yarn selection, design and construction. The possibilities are simply endless! The question is… what can’t we make with crochet???
Here are some of my creations that I’ve done in the short 1 1/2 years of my crochet life.
Hats are a great way to start when learning to crochet. It doesn’t take a long time to construct, you can add on flowers, bows, jewels and you can choose from an array of yarn combinations.
This was my first Felted Crochet Purse. I was inspired by All Free Crochet’s YouTube Tutorial. It doesn’t take a long time to make, they’re functional, you have great options on wool yarn, you can add wonderful accents like flowers and beads, plus you can create wonderful closures by adding metals, buttons, wooden beads, etc.
One of my favorite things to create are dog sweaters for my own 4 legged loved ones. It’s a great way to show off different combination of stitches, color combinations, sizing options, edgings and accents like bow ties, beads, bows, flowers and frills.
Getting on the more adventurous and challenging side, is my Toddler Jumpers Dress with Hat set. This took a bit longer to create and many trials and errors, but well worth it in my opinion. I added heart pockets accented with beads on the sides and adjustable straps to add versatility.
The Mad Hatter’s Challenge is my wildest creation to date. I truly enjoyed this challenge as it really forced me to think outside of the box and let my imagination and creativity run wild. This challenge has opened up a whole new world to me and I’m anxious to see what I can offer it.
These are just some examples of what you can create with crochet. There are literally thousands upon thousands of possibilities out there and I, for one, am excited to learn and create them all!
So, whether you are a “seasoned” crocheter or a “newbie” like myself, let yourself be free. Create what inspires you, do what you love, push and challenge yourself to achieve that vision.
I would love to see and read about your wonderful world of crochet, so please post away.
Imagine & Envision. Design & Create. Crochet!