6 Ways to Crochet Your Way to College Success

Crochet may not hold the answer to all of life’s quandaries, but it can teach good college etiquette. The Home for Fall Break story in Love of Crochet Fall 2017 has all the advice you’ll need to succeed in school. Here I’ve paired projects with important college lessons:

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1. The Bed Head Slouchy and Punctuality

Not only is it rude to show up to class late, some professors will lock the doors once class begins. If you’re running late, skip the shower and throw on the Bed Head Slouchy Hat to cover up your bad hair day.

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2. The Varsity Jacket and Focus

You’re in school to learn and prepare for your future. Stay focused, even when some cutie patootie walks by wearing the Varsity Jacket designed by Shannon Mullett-Bowlsby. This classic sweater is bound to turn heads—just make sure you keep your priorities straight. Oh, and if you’re attracting attention in your handmade Varsity Jacket, we won’t judge.

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3. The Bookworm Set, the Library Cardigan and Studying

There will be an overwhelming number of activities you can participate in, from school-sponsored events and clubs to social opportunities with friends. You are in control of your schedule. Carve out time in your school and social calendar to study. The Bookworm Sweater and Cowl Set are the perfect duo for studying in your room. The Library Cardigan is a great second layer when you’re headed to the library for studying and research.

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4. The Courageous Caftan and Trying New Things

College is a great place to try new things. If you’re curious about something, learn about it. Wear something that makes you feel confident, like the Courageous Caftan, then take a chance on something new. Take this time in school to meet new people, too. People young and old as well as people from all over the world attend college. Ask them about themselves and their background and culture. In doing so, you’ll learn that for all our differences, people are basically the same; we all need food, shelter, and love. It’s our goals, desires, background, and heritage that make us all unique and interesting.

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5. The Geometric Throw Rug and Noise

Get together and have fun with your friends, but be considerate of roommates or others around you. Obey quiet hours and try to keep noise to a minimum. A floor covering like the Geometric Throw Rug can make a great sound barrier. It will help absorb sound as well as muffle heavy footsteps, which your downstairs neighbors will appreciate.

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6. The Date Night Stole and Dating

For all my advice to study and stay focused, I also encourage you to date and meet people socially. Dress up or down, as the occasion allows, with layering pieces such as the Date Night Stole. This wrap not only looks good, but it will keep you warm should you get a chill. It can also be used to send signals to your date about how things are going. Wear it open and flirty if you are into your date. Or wrap it around your date to draw them close for a quick kiss or a bit of cuddling. If things aren’t going so well, cover up and wrap yourself tight to provide a barrier between yourself and your date. This will send subtle signals that you’re closed off and not that interested.

My Greatest Advice for Success in One Word

I may have blathered on and on about succeeding in college, but everything about academia and life in general can be summed up with one word. And if you’ve made it this far in the blog post, then I think you need to know that all of life can be summed up in one word: choice. Make good choices, because what you decide now will impact the direction your life takes in the future. Only you can decide what you want, what’s best for you, and how to find peace, joy, and contentment. Smart choices now make for a brighter future later. It’s your choice.

Now go out there, remember what crochet has taught you, and be the best you that you can be.


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