A couple of weeks ago, I was hanging out with a group of crocheters and knitters in my area, and I overheard a conversation that I couldn't resist joining in on.
A new crocheter, in frustration, wanted to know, "Why is this hat taking so long to crochet? Shouldn't I be finished by now?
"Crochet takes time," one of the other ladies told her.
While I couldn't disagree with that, I also couldn't resist taking a peek over her shoulder to see what she was doing. I looked at her hook, her yarn and her hat, and it quickly became obvious to me that there was at least one simple thing she could do to speed up her progress.
I told her, "Your hook is too small for the yarn you are using. You are using a bulky weight yarn. In the future, with that weight of yarn, you'll want to try a bigger hook. That will hopefully speed your work up quite a bit."
This is one of the easiest ways I know of to make a crochet project go a little quicker. I shared a few other suggestions with her and the group, and I'm happy to share them with y'all as well. If this is a topic that interests you, I invite you to check out this page:
I'm sure there are plenty of other things that should be added to this list, so if you have other tips and ideas to share, we'd be delighted to read them. Please leave a comment in the comments area below. Your input is very much appreciated! Thanks in advance to everyone who contributes.