“CROCHET is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook.” – Wikipedia
Whoever first created the art of crochet and those who further developed crochet throughout the ages and into the future, and to all those who continue giving life to this art – I thank you all. And to those who shared their creativity at crocheting – may you continue to create and may God give you more, and more ideas so that crochet will prosper.
Take, for example, this lapghan which I recently completed:
I couldn’t have made it if not for the pattern and finished look that is shared by Fave Craft. It took me more than a month to finish and several re-crocheting (a nasty habit of mine :D), but I enjoyed every minute spent on it. By the way, for newbies, a lapghan is a smaller version of an afghan, maybe about half the size. It’s something that you can use to cover your lap or part of your body (very nifty in a cold theatre or in the office).
But what is an Afghan?
“An afghan is the knitted or crocheted blanket everyone has seen thrown over the back of a rocking chair or folded at the foot of Grandmother’s bed. Afghans are often given as gifts and may become family heirlooms. Many people use an afghan as a throw on a chilly day, as a bedspread, or as decoration for the back of a chair. An afghan also makes a good three-season blanket, adding warmth without a lot of weight.” – Wikipedia
Truly, the imagination and diligence that helped crochet to flourish from being a method to create lace, to becoming not merely a popular craft but also a form of therapy for many, is a blessing. And it’s not merely limited to ladies, men are also joining the crowd. And one of the best advocate for crochet is a man – popularly known as Mikey from The Crochet Crowd.
For many years he has shared his passion and creation, providing many helpful video tutorials and useful tips through The Crochet Crowd. Do yourself a favour, and head there soonest possible, if you haven’t already.
In my opinion, crochet serves many purposes – self-expression, a show of love, delightful gifts, eye-candy, etc. Just look at this video of a book ‘Modern Baby Crochet’ to see some of the many delightful things that we can crochet:
Cute, right? Positively delightful!
If you’ve never handled a crochet hook before, or has no one near who could guide you, do not fret. There are hundreds of video tutorials out there that will help you to master the art of crochet. Embrace change, slowly but surely, and you will feel the difference. I let this quote guide me when I’m hesitant to try something new :
Let’s embrace change and fill our life with abundance of joy!