4 Steps to a Successful Crochet Retreat

Crochet is a very budget-friendly hobby.  Yarn stash road trips not included!

Managing your household budget and enjoying the hobby of crochet may not always be easy, but there are ways to take a break from the daily grind and enjoy some time with hook and yarn nearby.  Plan a crochet retreat with a few of your friends for a relaxing time of crafting.

DIY Crochet Getaway

Ready for good times on this home-based crochet getaway!

The first budget friendly crochet getaway is crocheting while at home, using tools and yarn that you already have, in a safe and loving environment. Nurture your creative interests and expand your mind while learning new crochet stitches or techniques. You’ll feel great when you spend time with yourself on a challenging crochet project.

Keep in mind that most creative projects also reduce stress. Crocheting is one way to break from the daily routine, connect with others who have a similar interest, and make new friends. Making the time to enjoy your crocheting hobby can be a challenge, however. Here are four little tips for making time for crocheting.

1. Put it on your schedule.  Plan a time for crocheting each week.  It’s an appointment with YOU and YOU are important. I always enjoy some soft background music and few distractions. Make it a spa-like experience, even if you are crocheting at home.

2. Schedule time to visit a crochet buddy and crochet together.  If you tend to break your scheduled appointment with yourself, this is a great tip for getting back on track. If you schedule to work on your crochet skills together, it will be harder to cancel.  If you don’t have a crochet buddy, check with your nearest nursing home or senior care facility.  Visiting with others while crocheting has been around for ages!

3. Make project goals. Decide what you want to accomplish and a reasonable target date of when you want to have the project completed. Define the steps and some smaller deadlines and then focus on hitting those completion milestones. Take photos along the way and watch your weekly progress.

4. Think of it as a summer camp for grownups!  Have fun!

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Gwyn Goodrow
I am a part-time freelance writer, photographer, and blogger currently based in Mississippi. My stories cover travel, cruises, crochet, hand-crafting, history, hiking, genealogy, and writing. I am the founder of the Crochet Getaway blog which has grown steadily over the past three years. This site guides crocheting enthusiasts to training and networking events in fabulous international destinations. Crochet Getaway has a Facebook social media site with more than 1,350 happy followers. I have lived in Mississippi and Texas, plus briefly in Tennessee as a child. My corporate career and my vacation getaways provide travel opportunities that I enjoy sharing with my readers.