Get Hooked on Crochet

Paige Treiland, Reporter

It seems that the pandemic has left many people with too much free time, and without any activities to fill it. As a result, an explosive increase of people who turned to making  their own clothes, bags, and more through knitting or crocheting. These two methods of stitching yarn together have their differences; knitting employs the use of two pointed needles while crochet only requires a singular hook; but both yield equally varied and trendy results. 

Not only is this a fairly inexpensive hobby to pick up, but there are an infinite number of resources a new knitter/crocheter can access to learn how to start. The most familiar is probably YouTube, where an abundance of very talented people can give very detailed, step-by-step, visual tutorials. These may be more suited to people that are just starting out because you can rewind and slow down the footage where you have to. 

Another perk of taking the time to learn this craft is the fact that you are able to profit from selling your work if you want to. Currently, balaclavas, bucket hats, and sweaters are a few examples of items that are in high demand, and people are willing to pay good money for handmade garments. It is now easier than ever to advertise your work on social media, through user-friendly websites like Etsy, or just to your friends and family.