Crochet has become a hot craft! Everywhere you look you can see busy crochet needles working their magic. You may wonder where everyone got their start with crochet. While crochet has been around for decades just recently it has had an upsurge in popularity that has been attributed to the number of celebrities who are now doing crochet. Crochet is great hobby for crafters of all ages as everyone from school children on up are designing and crocheting their own unique projects. If you want to join the wave of crafters who are now crocheting you may be wondering where you can learn this craft. Here are some ideas on where you can learn to crochet-
- Have a relative or friend teach you. You may not even be aware of family and friends who are doing crochet. Ask around at your next family gathering and see if someone knows how to crochet. You might just be surprised. Learning from a friend or family member can often be less intimidating (since you do have to see each other at the holidays). Best of all learning to crochet from a family member or friend can give you a chance to reconnect in a special way as often this craft has been passed down through family generations.
- Learn about crochet online. If there are not actual humans to teach you about crochet like everything else crochet has moved onto the internet. Best of all there is a wide community of crafters who do crochet and are willing to help. From learning the basic stitches to helping you decide on the proper equipment to purchase there is help online. You can check out literally thousands of crochet patterns (a great deal of them are free) and get great ideas for items to crochet. There are even classes that you can enroll in and take online that will walk you through the basics of crochet. Best of all if you get stuck there are many online community sites where real people can help you solve your crochet dilemma.
- Go to your local craft store. Many of the larger craft stores today are not just selling the craft materials but offering classes to help you get started or improve the skills you already have. Most communities have craft stores with several resources that are generally staffed with knowledgeable sales people as well. Be sure to check out their class schedule when you are in picking up crochet supplies. Besides being a great way to learn crochet you might just make a friend or two who you will already know has the same hobby as you!
- Attend a class-There are often community centers or technical schools that will offer crafting classes. Be sure to check out their schedule and see if a class in crochet is offered. While you may have to pay a small fee to attend this type of class (that may or may not cover materials used) this can be an affordable and easy way to learn about crochet.
- Books or magazines-Crochet has become a huge industry with several magazines and books that are solely devoted to the craft. If you cannot find friends, family or a craft store nearby then the library should probably be your next stop. Today there is such a huge amount of resource material available that there is virtually no reason not to learn to crochet if you want to. A library or bookstore should carry several books on the how-to’s or crochet along with pattern and design books to help you make your next crochet project.