Crochet is my favorite fall hobby. Hobby of crochet is very creative with all the many varieties, content and colors of yarn available.
There are self-striping and self-patterning yarns, you need just a basic stitch and let the yarn do the designing, which is a fast and beautiful project. These yarns tend to be more expensive.
There are a large variety and colors available in solid colors and variegated colors (many colors together). It is exciting to browse the different colors and combinations of yarn to plan the next project.
There are crochet kits available, the planning has been done for you. You can just dive into the project.
I have a good supply of crochet hooks in different sizes, a good supply of crochet patterns and books of crochet patterns. I also have a good supply of yarn. I tend to plan more projects than I can do right away, the projects are lined up for my favorite fall hobby, hobby crochet.
I purchase most of my yarn online. Online you have the full line of yarns available, you are not limited to what is on the shelf in a store. Also, you can purchase larger quantities of yarn of the same dye lot than you can in a store.
Some yarns have no dye lot and will state such. Dye lot is when a lot of skeins are printed or colored at one time. The dye lot is shown as a number on the skein. The colors from different dye lots may be a little different from each other and it will not look good to use different dye lots in one project.
A pattern will list what you need to complete a project. Once I have what I need for a project together, I find a comfy chair, and begin, enjoy my favorite fall hobby, crochet.
It takes me about two weeks to complete an afghan (I work full time in an insurance office). Scarves, hats, purses, baby blankets and lap blankets take a shorter amount of time. I usually have two or three crochet projects going at the same time. When I want to crochet, I pick out what I feel like working on. My projects will be different types, colors and patterns so I don’t get bored working on the same project all of the time when I engage in my favorite fall hobby of crochet.
I usually crochet alone. It is a special treat when I can get together with friends who are also working on needlework. The conversation and company is really nice while working on our projects. Everyone gets to see each other’s work.
When I complete projects, I usually give them away. I would like to sell some of the items this year, just to get the money back that I have invested in my hobby of crochet. I’m not sure how I will proceed to do this. There are opportunities to sell online, craft shows or consignment shops.
Crochet is my favorite fall hobby. Hobby is a good way to be fulfilled and use your talents, and you have very nice pieces when you are done with a project. And you have a great sense of accomplishment! Try it!