The beginning of a new year is often a time of reflection and making resolutions. This encompasses almost every area of life, and do not let your crochet be over looked.
Regardless if you are a professional in the industry of crochet, a hobbyist, or simply an enthusiast, there are simple goals to improve your stitches.
Before you set a resolution, first you need to reflect what you have done and the skills you already have. This can be as simple as reviewing all the things you have created in the last year. As a professional you can take stock of how many patterns you’ve written, how many samples you’ve stitched, how many patterns you’ve edited, how many blog posts you’ve written, how many designs you’ve submitted, how many classes have you taught, how many students have you instructed, whatever resembles your business. As a hobbyist or enthusiast you take stock of the techniques and stitches you are most comfortable with, the projects you have completed, and how you felt about the ones you have finished, and the reasons why you did not finish others.
After the reflection, you are able to set some goals for the next month, the next season, the next year, or even the next five years. Where do you want your business to be? Where do you want your skill levels to be? What kinds of projects do you want to work on? Do you want to expand your experiences into new fibers? Do you want to attempt a new skill? Determine what you want to accomplish and set goals to attain it. Plan on taking classes, plan on putting your-self out there more, plan on taking chances, and plan on challenging yourself.
With simple reflection and goal setting you can take your crochet to places far beyond your dreams.