It has been a long hot summer, and I have been in a bit of a designing slump lately. Since I always prefer to focus on the positive, I thought I would do a few posts over the next few weeks on some of the things I love the most about crochet.
Today, I want to talk about something that I don't see mentioned very often, but which I think is a very positive thing about crochet; the fact that it is a relatively inexpensive hobby.
Of course you can spend lots of money on expensive yarn if you want to, but it is not necessary. Good quality crochet thread can be purchased for less than 5 dollars a ball, and a ball usually contains anywhere from 3 to 4 hundred yards of thread. You can make many thread projects for less than 10 dollars in materials. There are also many good quality yarns available that are reasonably priced; there is no need to spend a lot of money on yarn unless you just want to. And almost everyone has left-over yarn that can be used to make granny squares or other scrap projects if you don't have the money to go out and buy new yarn.
Most of the crocheters I know own large collections of crochet patterns, but if money is tight and you want a new design to work on, there are thousands of free patterns available on the Internet (of course, I hope everyone will treat themselves to a lovely new BellaCrochet pattern now and then!)
In these tough economic times, I think the fact that you can enjoy crocheting without breaking the bank is a very positive thing, and one of the many things I love about crochet.
What do you love about crochet?