Why You’ll Never Succeed at Crochet

“Oh wow! You’re really fast at that!”

“I wish I had your talent.”

“I could never make something like that.”

These are just a few of the comments I continuously hear when I crochet in public. And I usually reply with something positive, like,

  • “Crocheting isn’t as hard as it looks.”
  • “I wouldn’t mind teaching you/ pointing you to some resources.”

But I’m always met with excuses that will prohibit the person from picking up the skill.

  • “Oh I don’t have the time.”
  • “I’m all thumbs.”
  • “Trust me, I’m unteachable.”

If you’re one of those people, then, yes, you’ll never succeed at crochet. I may say crochet is easy, but it still requires a lot of work. You’ll build up callouses and you will run into yarn tangles. Some stitches will leave you flustered at 2AM in the morning. Like anything else, you have to walk (and maybe stumble and fall) before you run.


So how can you succeed at crochet? You remain consistent. Try different hooks and styles of yarn. Don’t take it so seriously that you’re not enjoying yourself, but don’t treat it like a blow off elective in your senior year.

I have confidence in your ability to succeed. If you need any help, I’ll be here with resources, encouraging words, and free patterns.

Keep warm and crafting this month!

xoxo Bertie


How to Crochet: (Complete with Infographic) by the Craft Yarn Council 

Five Quick and Easy Projects for the Last Minute Gifter (Free Crochet Pattern Links)

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