5 Things Crocheters Are Tired of Hearing
Poor crocheters – sometimes knitting sits in the spotlight and leaves crochet in the shadows. If you’re a crocheter, you’ll identify with these 5 things you’re sick of hearing!
1. What are you knitting?
What am I knitting? I’m not knitting anything – I’m crocheting!
2. ”That yarn would look so much nicer knitted.”
How rude! We are not beholden to the opinions of others, and besides – crocheted yarn looks just as nice as knitted yarn. There are even some variegated yarns and self striping yarns that can be given new life in a crochet project!
3. ”Where’s the knitting pattern for that?”
I have no idea. Where are the crochet versions of every knitting pattern? They don’t usually exist, because the process of knitting and crochet are very different. Some designers make dual versions of their patterns, but that’s rare – when crochet takes 1/3 more yarn, it doesn’t easily translate to knitting!
4. ”I thought crochet was only for making doilies.”
Who are these people – haven’t they seen our roundup of geeky baby patterns? Or the bobble cushion and daisy blanket tutorials? Crochet is just as versatile as knitting, from hats, to sweaters, to scarves and more!
5. ”Oh, I don’t have the time for crafts.”
Non-crafters don’t seem to understand that we don’t have oodles of extra time – we just use the time we have effectively. Watching TV, waiting for an appointment, sitting on the bus, these are all prime opportunities for crochet. Instead of scrolling through an endless Twitter feed, we’re creating something that will last for years.
How about you, readers? What are you tired of hearing every time you take out a hook?