Crochet in Public!

Team Crocheting in Public
A couple of Interweave staffers crochet and knit in public! Clockwise from left: Debbie Long, designer for Knitscene and Interweave Knits; Louisa Demmitt, assistant editor of Knitscene; Laura Hulslander, assistant project editor for Knitscene and Interweave Knits; me.

Here at Interweave Crochet and Crochet Me, we are, of course, all about crochet. We're so happy in our little world, making beautiful projects for ourselves and our loved ones, that it's easy to ignore the fact that there are a lot of people in this world who don't crochet! Tomorrow, on Crochet (or Knit) in Public Day, we're going to try to change that.

World Wide Knit (or Crochet!) in Public Day started in 2005. What began as a way for people to craft together and enjoy each other's company has evolved into a worldwide movement. The idea is to get crocheters and knitters out in public to both raise awareness of the craft and let crafty types get to know one another. There are organized events in some areas; check out the World Wide Knit in Public website for more information: http://www.wwkipday.com/.

Crocheting in public
Hard at work on a hat!

A couple of us here at Interweave decided to participate (a bit early) in this great event and sat outside a local coffee shop one afternoon to get our craft on. We definitely attracted some interest from passersby, and it felt great to spread awareness of our awesome crafts. It was also wonderful to get outside our normal crafting comfort zones (i.e., the couch) and experience crochet and knitting in a different environment.

If you have time tomorrow, I encourage you to get out and crochet. If there isn't an organized event in your area, head out on your own! Or grab some crafty friends, find a comfy spot, and get crocheting together. Let's show the world how beautiful crochet can be!
 
Happy (Public) Crocheting!

Rachel

P.S. If you need some inspiration, check out our store! Personally, I'm eyeing the Hosta Tote from our Spring 2015 issue–it's perfect for
 

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