Other Hobbies – Crochet

We all have hobbies other than reading. Let’s face it, as much as we might like to, we can’t read all the time and sometimes, we just don’t feel like reading. I, like I’m sure everyone else does, have several other hobbies that I enjoy and spend time doing. Today I thought I would share one with you: crochet.

Growing up, I remember my mom always crocheting in the winter months. Usually, she made afghans. When I was a teenager, I finally had some interest in it and she taught me how to crochet. I recall making an afghan for my bed, though not much else.

Last year, around September, I fell into quite the reading slump and decided that I wanted to crochet again. A quick pinterest search showed me all kinds of things I could make. There were so many things I wanted to try. On a shopping trip, I was in the bookstore and came across an amazing book: A Crochet World of Creepy Creatures and Cryptids by Rikki Gustafson.

A quick flip through and I knew I had to have this book! My first few attempts were not the best, but as I’ve been doing more, I think my skills have improved. One of the first things I tried to make was a kitsune. To say that it didn’t turn out well is a bit of an understatement lol.

What do you think? Pretty terrible right?

Well, I have a friend who I discovered also like to do crochet and the two of us started to get together to make stuff. We’ve been working our way through the book and I think my stuff is starting to look much better.

I think this little zombie may be the best one I’ve done to date. My crochet has been pretty consistent for the most part in terms of tension. It was the sewing of the pieces together that made the finished product look terrible. My sewing skills have definitely improved which has make my crochet projects look much better on completion.

I also did some fun halloween projects where I made little ghosts and pumpkins. For christmas presents last year, I made people scarves and gloves.

I’ve branched out and tried making different things, experimenting with different stitches. It’s a fun hobby and a great way to keep both your mind and hands occupied.

What are some of your hobbies? Do you do any crochet? Let me know in the comments below!