I’m sure you’ve heard some of these things before:
“You should hold the yarn in your left hand”
“You should crochet right-handed (even if you’re a lefty)”
“You should tension the yarn with your pinky”
“You should crochet through both loops”
Says WHO? The International Committee of I’m-better-than-you Crocheters? The Lord of Crochet?
The Real Rules of Crochet
All of these ‘shoulds’ really get me riled up.
They’re rules made up by people with superiority complexes.
And all they do is make crocheting not fun for people. It scares of beginners. It makes people doing it ‘another way’ feel wrong. What good is that?
Here are what I think are the real rules of crochet:
- You should hold the yarn in the way that feels most comfortable for you
- You should crochet in a way that minimizes pain and discomfort
- You should crochet so that your project turns out looking like you want it to
- You should use crochet to make you feel happy and inspired!
Any ‘should’ that tells you you’re wrong is baloney!
Are you with me?
Have you had someone tell you a ‘should’ that held you back?
Share your story!
And together, we can continue on crocheting in the way that makes us happy!