In a Crochet Slump

Image via Wkikimedia Commons by Dwight Sipler
Image via Wikimedia Commons by Dwight Sipler

It’s been almost three months since I last wrote a blog post. I am officially in a crochet slump. Not only haven’t I been writing about crochet, I haven’t been doing much crocheting either.

Typically, I crochet just about every evening and have multiple projects in the works, and thus a lot to blog about. And even though I have more than my fair share of WIPs that I could be working on, I simply haven’t felt like crocheting. The only thing I can think of is that I’m recuperating from the year-end, Christmas gift-making frenzy; I just didn’t expect it to take this long to recover.

I do have a couple of interesting projects that I plan to turn into crochet patterns. I’m also working (very slowly) on an online course to go along with my crochet photo pattern business. So stay tuned. I haven’t given up writing or crocheting, and I hope to have something for you soon.

Have you ever NOT felt like crocheting? Let me know in the comment section below and how you pulled yourself out of it.

UPDATE – 4/19/15:  HOW TO DEAL WITH A CROCHET SLUMP:

Since posting this article on social media, I’ve gotten several suggestions on what crocheters do when they experience a crochet slump. It’s interesting to note that most of these suggestions came from crafters on LinkedIn.

The suggestions fall into three main categories.

  1. Chill – In other words, it’s okay to not be crocheting all the time. Joy D says it best. “It’s good sometimes to take a few days off, read a book or even watch TV if there is anything on. And then from deep in memory rises the exciting project I forgot all about. Gets my creative juices flowing again.”
  2. Do something else – Many of us are “multi-crafters” which lets us switch gears when the desire to crochet starts to wane. Here’s what Tearsey M does . “Crocheting is a passion to me, but I still have times that I call a Crocheting Block. So I will do a sewing project for a day or two and then I am back on the needle and yarn.”
  3. Crochet for charity – Several comments focused on crocheting for those in need. Armona J says.“Breaks are good. If you really want to crochet something, go get the yarn and needle and make a blanket for a homeless person at the shelter. They can never have to many.”

So, if you ever don’t feel like crocheting, it’s okay. At some point, the juices will start flowing again. They certainly have for me. I’m back to crocheting multiple projects at once and very excited about it.   

I've been crocheting for over 40 years and blogging since 2004 - two of my favorite things in the world to do besides walking the beaches of windward Oahu, Hawaii.

2 comments On In a Crochet Slump

  • I understand. I have many afghans that need finishing ASAP but my crochet fever has taken a break. Usually working on sonething else, kicks it up but alas. Guess I’ll ride this one through. Good luck. Look forward to your new endeavors

    • Hey Robin, I know what you mean by your crochet fever taking a break. Mine lasted almost 3 months, but I had been crocheting heavily before that. So clearly I needed the break. I’m learning that it’s okay to take breaks when we need them. Thanks for sharing!

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