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5 Ideas for Knitting & Crocheting in Groups

Whether it’s for a charity or just for fun, being around others can truly enhance the experience of knitting and crocheting. In YarnCraft (our 30-minute downloadable audio-show) episode #17, my co-host Liz and I shared ideas for gathering to knit and crochet in a group.

WristersHere are a few tips:

1. Do a pattern together. Whether you each create a rectangle for a Warm Up America! afghan or you all make the same pattern (like in our knit-along), you can find support (as well as expertise and advice) in numbers.

2. Add your own influence. Take a pattern like our basic wristers and personalize it. Each person can make it in their own colors, adding their own embellishments, etc.

3. Try new yarns. Throw a “yarn-tasting” party by gathering some friends and passing around some new yarns. Everyone can make a swatch of each yarn to take with them, so that you all know how the yarn works up and you have a record of the colors you like.

4. Teach new people. Bring new knitters and more experienced knitters together and hold a class. This is a great activities for mothers and daughters, girl and boy scouts, groups of new mothers (maybe make it a baby shower activity) and more.

5. Create for a cause. Make items to donate to the charity (find one at our Charity Connection) of your choice. It’s always nice to know that your handiwork is going to a good cause.

For more ideas, as well as some great pattern recommendations, visit the YarnCraft blog post on this episode.

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  • I have found a way to combine all of these with a Knitting Bible Study. Learn to knit, knit with others, knit for others, be still and study God’s Word while knitting. We have shared ideas about knitting, had a baby shower for a hospital in Zimbabwe for which we knitted hats and blankets, examined various techniques and style of each individual knitter and grown closer together as women and as sisters in Christ.

  • I love this idea about throwing a yarn tasting party. In fact I will be throwing soon, and I’m looking forward to sharing ideas with guest. thanks for the tips Zontee. I also have an idea to give each guest an already made project as a souvinier.

  • We have recently formed a knitting group in our 55 and over community and would like to make a few blankets for Veterans. Our idea is to each crochet a square of whatever pattern we know how to do and then sew it together. Do you have any suggestions about how we should go about doing this or even better, do you have any directions for simple crochet blankets that are made in squares and how to put them together. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.

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