5 ways to break out of a crochet slump

Published on June 21, 2019 2 min read

It sounds incredulous, but there are times when we all get a fed up with our WIPs. Sometimes, we just don’t know what to crochet, despite being surrounded by yarn and hooks. When boredom strikes, our advice is to step bravely into new crochet territory, and try something new! Here are 5 ideas to help you get back into the crocheting flow.

1. Change your yarn weight, brand, or fiber

Do you love 4ply? Are you crazy for dk? It's time to break the habit and try going up a yarn size or more! Go bulky, or super bulky – a giant granny square works up super fast into a gorgeously quick blanket! Or if you only use bulky yarns, consider a lace weight for something drastically different and exciting.

If you're a Paintbox fanatic or a Debbie Bliss devotee, then switching brands is a great way to jazz up your makes. Crocheting with new yarns, and yarns with varying fiber mixes is perfect to give life to you WIPs. Acrylic fans, go for a merino blend. Wool lovers, why not try a light cotton yarn? The possibilities are endless!

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2. Accessorize

We’ve all been there – the moment when you’re working on a blanket and you can’t face making another motif. Take time out and make an accessory for yourself! Bags are quick to hook, and you’ll be the envy of all your friends when you sport your new tote out shopping!

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3. Learn a new technique

Learning new skills and techniques keeps life interesting, don't you think? If you're well into a crochet slump, then why not master a new crochet skill? You'll be able to make more complex patterns and you'll be feeling so accomplished! Try out one of our handy tutorials and add to your crochet repertoire.

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4. Make a garment

If you’re used to crocheting for your home, take a deep breath and try a garment! There are tons of crocheted clothes you could crochet for yourself or the loved ones in your life. Here are 6 free crochet garment patterns for you to try your hand at!

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5. Change your color palette

Pastels? Brights? Do you always pick the same shades? If you love solid colors – why not try a variegated yarn? They’re great fun to use, and make such a difference to a pattern! Get crazy with color, and if you're stuck for inspiration, try one of our yarn color packs and go for a palette you wouldn't normally go for. You might be completely smitten by the results.

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