We were recently tossing around the idea of adding crochet patterns to the Love of Knitting site, and I think that my squeal of delight scared my co-workers.
I know that some people think there is a divide between knitters and crocheters, but I don’t believe that. In my knit group we have several people that knit and crochet (myself included) and one member that only crochets. We have tried to teach her how to knit, she did not enjoy it, and has stuck with her hook. With all of the wonderful crochet patterns that are available, who can blame her?
There was a time when it seemed that we had an unspoken rule; crochet was only for blankets. If you wanted a sweater or hat or socks, you had to learn to knit. I am delighted that crochet designers decided this was a silly rule and set about breaking it. Currently the crochet community has many fantastic patterns for socks and hats, and beautiful sweaters, and I suspect that we will find more knitters crossing the crochet line, as we see even more patterns published.
The only place that I have noticed a lack in crochet patterns is in men’s designs, but perhaps one day soon those same rule breaking designers will correct this shortage as well.
Selecting the crochet patterns for the Love of Knitting site has me itching to return to my crochet roots, and I suspect that soon my project queue for crochet will be as large as my knitting queue.
Perhaps for Knit in Public day on June 10th I will break out my crochet hook instead, and start a revolution….. Who’s with me?