Crochet really doesn’t need to be complicated to be beautiful.
Using intricate stitches and complex pattern designs aren’t necessary to create something beautiful in crochet. And that is part of the wonder and appeal of crochet to me.
In my ever so humble opinion, crochet should be enjoyed and loved by everyone. No one should ever feel that their work is not good enough just because it is simple and uncomplicated. To me, crochet is even more beautiful and more enjoyable when you keep it simple.
And don’t get me wrong, I’m not telling you to never try complicated, but do it because you want to, not because you feel you need to for your work to be considered amazing.
I’m not even sure what has sparked this blog post. Maybe it’s a subconcious thing from seeing comments on social media, particularly from beginners, who feel that their work is not good enough because they’re “only” using basic stitches and designs.
Creating anything in crochet is an achievement. No matter how simple! And I am a huge advocate of playing around with simple pattern repeats, changing things up with different yarn and making things that allow me to “lose myself” in the creative process. The joy comes from seeing the delight on someones face when they have finished something that they set out to make. And the warm fuzzy feelings inside when you finish something and love what it is that you’ve made. Even the simplest of stitches can look beautiful in the right yarn and design.
This desire to keep things simple is behind all that I do in the Hooked on Crochet Club. I want my members to play around and have fun with crochet and put their own mark on what they make. I want them to understand that simple is beautiful. I want them to have confidence to try something new. The designs I provide are created simply, with a challenge in a new stitch or new technique, but they’re designed to allow you to enjoy what you’re making and have some fun with getting creative. I provide squares so that you can get that warm fuzzy feeling every time you finish a square and can get creative with what you turn multiple squares into.
So who’s with me? Who is a fan of keeping things simple and creating beautiful crochet with the simple things? Who is a fan of losing themselves in the creative process? Who loves the calm that comes from creating something simple and yet beautiful?
Let me know in the comments below! Or add your name to the Clubhouse Waitlist so that you can join me on this journey of creating beautiful crochet.