If you need some goal-setting inspiration for a new year or any time, here's a quick list of possible crochet-related resolutions you could make.
- I will learn how to crochet - for those who don't already know how
- I will teach someone how to crochet - or even better, teach __* people how to crochet
- I will crochet __* item(s) for charity
- I will complete __* projects (or more)
- I will finish (or frog) all my unfinished projects
- I will learn __* new crochet stitches
- I will learn a new crochet skill
- I will create an exquisite family heirloom to be passed down to a child or grandchild- perhaps a beaded bag worked from a vintage pattern, or an elegant lace tablecloth
- I will organize my yarn / thread stash, and donate or give away any yarns / threads I don't plan to use
*__= fill in this blank with whatever number you think would be a good goal. Pick a number that is small enough to be manageable, yet large enough that you'll feel like you really accomplished something when you've reached the goal.
Resources for Achieving Your New Year's Resolutions:
Learn How to Crochet: Watch free crochet videos
Learn More About Crocheting for Charity: Read about the experiences of others who donate crocheted items to charity, or share your own story to help inspire others.
Learn New Crochet Stitches: Here are a few you can try:
- Lacy interrupted v stitch
- V-Stitches in brick repeat
- 1917 pineapple stitch
- The "crazy stitch"
- The bullion stitch
- See more choices free crochet stitch instructions
- Beth Peterson was formerly your Guide to pottery at About.com, and she's also an avid crocheter. Beth has shared inspiring photos of her organized crochet supplies. She keeps everything in a basket, which is lined with a custom-made holder for her crochet hooks. Check it out!
- Take a look at my current favorite organizer for crochet hooks.
- See more inspiring ideas for how to organize your yarn and thread
- How are your crochet supplies organized? We'd love to see how you approach it please share! Post photos of your organized yarn stash here.
Learn New Crochet Skills
We've posted a wide variety of resources to help you with learning new skills and techniques in crochet.
- Free crochet tutorials
- Crochet books Some people enjoy learning new skills by reading books about the topic. If that's you, our crochet book reviews will help.
More New Year's Resolutions for Crafters:
- Sarah White has written an excellent article about New Year's resolutions for knitters. Even if you don't knit, most of the info she posted in the article would be as relevant for crocheters as it is for knitters.
- New Year's resolutions for cross-stitchers
- New year's resolutions for artists who paint or draw
Share Your New Year's Resolutions
Are you making any crochet-related new year's resolutions this year? If so, please share them!