If your family is anything like mine, summers are hectic. Kids are out of school, there are lots of extra activities, and sometimes crocheting gets pushed to the back burner. If you’re like me and you don’t want to set your hooks down for the next nine weeks, check out these 5 surefire ways to find time to crochet this summer.
Prioritize your time. I know we don’t like to think about schedules during the summer, but if we want to fit everything in, it’s necessary. Step away from Facebook, put your cell phone down, and stick to your to do list. If you do, you will probably find yourself with some extra time at the end of the day for some relaxing crochet.
Crochet in public. Are the kids in swimming lessons? Do you take public transit to work? Take your projects along with you. Find a cute tote bag to carry your projects, and be proud of what you’re making. Who knows, you might even inspire others to start crocheting.
Use quick, small patterns. If you don’t have a great deal of time to dedicate to your hobby, try sticking to patterns that won’t take you long to make. Check out this list of 17 quick and easy crochet patterns to get you started. Bonus: you won’t have a huge afghan on your lap during the hot summer months.
Have a designated spot for crocheting. If you only have a few minutes here and there, you don’t want to have to hunt down your hook every time you can sneak in another row. Have everything handy so you can take advantage of every spare moment.
Be willing to push something else to the back burner. There’s always going to be something to do around your house. Some part of your floor will always be in need of a good scrub. Some cabinet in your house could always stand to be organized. It doesn’t have to be done today. Do one major task or a few small tasks each day, and then reward yourself with some quality crochet time. And remember, crochet always comes before housework (in the dictionary)! The free print is available here.
How do you find time to fit it all in?