Interweave Crochet Goals for 2020

It’s that time of year—everyone’s setting goals and resolutions. I heard someone call them “intentions.” That seems a little more likely to happen! Whatever you call them, each new year brings a time to set new ones. If “crochet more” is one of your goals/resolutions/intentions, you’ve come to the right place!

Sashiko Clutch Interweave Crochet Winter 2020

Sashiko Clutch. Photo by Harper Point Photography

Work to Combine Crafts

One of my overarching goals for this year is to explore more fiber crafts. I know how to knit, sew, and occasionally crochet, but I’m intrigued by spinning, weaving, and especially embroidery. This year, in addition to knitting and crocheting more, I also hope to make more objects that combine elements from multiple different fiber arts.

To that end, I want to make designer Emma Wilkinson’s Sashiko Clutch from Interweave Crochet Winter 2020. I can always use more little bags to squirrel away in my purse, and I love the simple, elegant embroidery pattern that embellishes the front! The pattern for the clutch is pretty straightforward; it’s the embroidery and assembly that I think will provide an interesting challenge.

– Julia Pillard, Assistant Editor, Interweave Crochet

Organize, Reduce, Finish

I’m not really one for making resolutions. However, when I once again came back from my traditional holiday visit to see my family with more yarn, I resolved to make a few changes this year. These changes included a list of crochet goals for the upcoming year. I know – what kinds of goals could a crocheter have other than crochet more? Well, you might be surprised at the list I came up with.

1. Get More Organized – Whether I use a crafting calendar or some other method, I want to know what I’m making, for whom, and when I need to have it done.

yarn stash reduce crochet goals

2. Reduce My Stash – There are multiple ways for me to do this. I have lots of one-skein wonders I could use for mini-projects. Or I could just gather up a bagful of yarn I know I’ll never use and donate it.

3. Finish Some UFOs – The number of UFOs (unfinished objects) I have is . . . slightly embarrassing. I start a project, then another eye-catching project or gift-giving occasion comes along, and I get sidetracked. Therefore, this year, I would like to finish a few of the UFOs I have taking up space in my life.

crochet UFOs plant cozy

There you have it – a list of my top three crochet goals for the year. What’s on your list?

– Susanna Tobias, Project Editor, Interweave Crochet

Make some crochet goals for yourself!

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