Social Crochet

Most of the time when you are crocheting it will be a solo hobby. However, there is a very big social side to the hobby. Whether it is joining a group or chatting with friends or even someone when crocheting in public.  

Most areas have a crochet or knitting group, sometime held at libraries or local halls. If you don't have one how about starting one? Ask at your local library, church hall or scouting hut if you can hold it there? Local wool shops or Facebook pages are a great place to advertise or find out about local groups.

There are many groups on Facebook where you can share ideas and talk to like minded people. You may also find a local online group or your local yarn shop may have a project page as well. 

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You may find a friend that also crochet's. Myself and my friend both crochet so we quite often have cheese, wine and crochet nights (sounds a lot more posher than it is lol). Last year we even had a no kids, no husbands weekend away crocheting and relaxing. Best weekend ever.

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There is also other times it can become social. I am a scouting leading and one evening we taught our explorer scouts how to crochet. We ended up with some parents staying who also wanted to know as well. We made squares for a local charity that makes blankets for a local special care baby unit. so always worth getting in touch in your local scout, guiding or other local group (ie women's institute) as they may like you to go along one evening. 

So although most of the time crocheting is a solo hobby it is brilliant to start finding people with a similar interest. It's a great way to find new projects, show off what you have made or even getting help with a confusing pattern (we've all been there!)

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