Build your crochet arsenal on a shoestring budget , Post 2 : Finding affordable yarn

Last week I started a series of articles called,” How to build your crochet arsenal on a shoe string budget”, and my major focus of that article was crochet hooks. In that post, I encouraged my readers to make their own crochet hooks and even tried to expand their thoughts on how to parlay it into their own hook business.

I asked my readers to go on Amazon and other business websites,who are known for selling crochet items, and take note of the top wish listed crochet hooks. I wanted them to get a basic consensus of how many wooden crochet hooks are in the top 20! 50!100! Please feel free to contact me with your results and opinions. Continue reading

Build your crochet arsenal on a shoestring budget

Last week, I began talking about crocheting circles. In further posts, I plan to elaborate on other shapes, but today I wanted to wish everyone a happy craft month. It is important that all handmade artists acknowledge this month and other small celebrations of our art.

I also wanted to introduce the first of the series, how to crochet or craft on a shoe string budget. It has been a long road to building my crochet arsenal and I am still building. Yet, I am always looking for new ways to expand whether it be a new stitch, working with new yarns, or practicing a new type of crochet.

With the economy being so iffy, the creatives ( as I like to call us ) have to invent new, cheaper ways to grow. So, today I am going to begin with creating your very own crochet needles. After I share this with you, it will be possible for you to make different sized needles for yourself , and who knows you may enjoy it so much that you begin to create you own line of needles. I know that this may sound difficult to you, but believe me it is not.  You can easily create something like these, after you have gained enough experience and researched a bit.

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