To Crochet or Not to Crochet
Throughout the wooly world, we keep seeing surveys and research, evidence and theory, all kinds of indications that Crochet is on the rise. Nationwide, yarn shops are reporting greater numbers of crocheters making the leap out of the box stores and into the indie shops where they can get the good stuff knitters have been enjoying for years. We’re starting to see our yarn suppliers give some thought to crochet pattern support for their yarns. Ravelry has some amazing designers giving us more and more crochet fashion patterns. According to The National Needle Arts Association survey about the state of the yarn industry, crochet is a faster growing segment than knitting. And in 2014, for the first time in internet search history, crochet search terms have out numbered knitting search terms. We’re just not certain it’s happening in Rockland.
So, whenever we wonder what’s going on with our yarny community, we ask our community directly. Here it is…
Do you guys crochet?
More than that, if you don’t, why not? Would you like to and just haven’t found the right way to learn? And if you do, how can we do a better job of supporting you? In short, tell us all your feelings about crochet.
As you know from reading the newsletter, we’re working on a collection of 12 Weeks of Christmas patterns, crochet style. we also have some great ideas about classes or CAL’s we could be doing. So if you want it, crochet is here and we (Lauren and I particularly, as we are the resident crocheters) would love to splash out even bigger with patterns, classes, CAL events, yarns, tools and everything else you want.
Be honest. Tell us what you want. We’re fiber evangelists and crocheters are most welcome at The Church Of Yarn.