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Crochet is Gaining Momentum

For reasons unknown to me, Crochet has long been thought of as: ugly, bulky, only doilies, only if you want to make a quick afghan etc. etc. Then there are the many horror stories of how one will enter into a yarn store to be told negative things about it (personally this has never happened to me) or that a certain yarn will not look good if it’s crocheted. Not anymore, everywhere you look there is crochet AND it is beautiful, drapey, fitted, and noticeable. There are all types of hooks and accessories all geared toward crocheters to help them get the job done.

There are many people who are really working hard (yes I have noticed) to prove that crochet is a very worthy hobby that everyone should try. Many books have recently hit the shelves, with more coming, that will certainly throw some of the nay sayers into a tail spin. Yes I truly think that there will be jaw dropping, OMG’s all over the place with all the new stuff coming. Every single day I am totally amazed at all the new designs that are presented out there and I am thinking at this point that a second job may be in order for me…..to be able to buy all the new books and gadgets. Of course many of us who are in love with crocheting knew all along that our craft of choice (yes they don’t call me the Crochet Queen for nothing) would be fabulous, popular and famous. Thanks to many of the hard working people who help promote this art.

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Crochet 2012

Happy New Year, yes I made it to 2012 and really believe that this will be a great year. As I have previous reported, crochet is up and coming and it is still making large leaps. For me, Crochet has always been a forced to be reckoned with because of it’s overly flexible nature. More and more designers are showing their tricks and secrets that can be used to create and design just about anything you desire. Tunisian is also making headway, many crocheters are discovering that Tunisian or Afghan Crochet can be used in many different ways, gives a nice drape, texture especially for garments. Next is Slip Stitch Crochet, yes I will agree that using this technique in the round is about the best way to get it’s effect. Many socks, hats, gloves, and skirts are being made with this easy branch of crochet.

Knooking has certainly made a huge appearance. As a teacher of Crochet and Knitting, I can’t stress enough the joy that many crocheters are experiencing as they now can knit with a crochet hook. It is easily learned and every knit pattern can be converted over to a knooking one. Leisure Arts has a small kit that can be purchased to learn the technique and there are quit a few groups on Yahoo and Ravelry that are great places to learn all the tricks and of course get any help that you may need. There are also several other surprises that are coming up pretty quick that I will certainly be sharing with you here so be on the look out. Yes I do think this will be a great year especially for Crochet.

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