Your Crochet Confessions from Facebook Live
Last week I called all crocheters to come and share their deepest stitch regrets, crochet mishaps, and yarn taboos live with me on the Crochet Me Facebook page. I called the event Crochet Confessions.
Crochet Confessions are light-hearted stories we share that only crocheters will understand. We can laugh at our mishaps and learn from each other too. Confessions of the crochet kind can help shed light on real problems, so that we can solve them together.
If you missed it, don’t worry. You can watch a replay of the Facebook Live Crochet Confessions on Facebook.
Your Crochet Confessions
Here are a few of my favorites from that event, with some tips and thoughts on each!
Amanda P. – I made my toddler wipe her own bottom because I was in the middle of a row! Needless to say, she had a dirty bum after that.
Thank you for sharing, Amanda! I’m so glad to see that I’m not the only Mom who can be mildly neglectful of motherly duties while crocheting! Multi-tasking is, in my opinion, bologna! It’s difficult to do anything of value while simultaneously crocheting, and we often have to make this-or-that decisions during our crochet time. I know, because it happens to me almost every time I pick up my hook! On the bright side, I’m sure your toddler has now gained some new bathroom independence!
Alishia T. – Sometimes I put money in my skeins of yarn and forget that I did it. I found $20 today!
Thank you for sharing, Alishia! While the idea of hiding cash in my yarn kind of scares me, I think this might be a savings plan I could get behind! I love that you use this as a fun way to store money so that you can find it randomly, and then go buy more yarn when you do! This can also be a really motivating way to organize and clean out your yarn stash consistently. And, after searching through all your stash for the cash, you’ll know exactly what you have in your inventory before you hit the yarn store!
Hazards of Learning to Crochet
Alina T. – At the age of 5 or 6, while my granny taught me to crochet, I speared my little hand between the thumb and the index finger! That’s how tight I was crocheting in the beginning. The hook was very thin, so it went in and out for a second. Luckily, I did not hurt any tendons, and it only left a tiny little mark!
Thank you for sharing, Alina! First, I am so glad you are okay, and that this incident didn’t puncture or destroy any of your tendons! Steel hooks can be dangerous weapons, and this could have been so much worse! The mom in me has to make this a public service announcement, so I hope you don’t mind!
Public Service Announcement
When teaching children to crochet, please give them big hooks with blunt heads to practice with. And please, make sure their little faces are not close to their work while they are learning – it can be very dangerous! Remember, crochet is fun and rewarding, with the right tools and safety precautions!
Sandra S. – What is a CAL?
Thank you for asking, Sandra! I’m simply beaming that you’ve asked because so many were likely wondering and might have been afraid to ask! And if we don’t ask, how are we supposed to learn anything?
CAL is an acronym for Crochet-A-Long; a group or event where all participants crochet the same pattern at the same time, together! A CAL is often hosted by the designer of a pattern, and it’s a fun way to learn directly from them; how to work this stitch, how to connect that piece, how to resize that repeat.
Now it’s your turn! Do you have a crochet confession? Leave a comment below.