What to crochet when you don’t know what to crochet?

After I retired I started crocheting prolifically every day. I discovered YouTube and what a learning tool it can be!

After a while, it seemed as if I wanted to write down every project I crocheted as a possible pattern. Of course, there was always the knowledge I might want to make it again someday.

Some days that creativity just stalls. You might see a stitch and think that would make a great shawl, but you tell yourself, ” well I have plenty of shawls. Why should I make another one?” Or you see an interesting pattern and think that would make a great design on a washcloth or pot holder, but no one in my family likes to use crochet items.

I learned how to make kitchen towels and washcloths. I learned how to make scarves and hats and shawls and ponchos! I discovered new stitch patterns and stitch combinations to make interesting textures!

I already had an established Etsy store and begin putting my crochet items in there and have sold many things. But it seems I can crochet faster than I can sell!

I wanted to create something different and wanted it to be something I could finish in an evening or maybe two.

So I came up with these fun infinity scarves. An infinity scarf doesn’t have two ends like a regular scarf. It is circular and continuous, and you just throw it over your head. You can wrap it around your neck twice to make it nice and full, or let it hang long.

My first one I was using leftover yarn so I decided on two colors. My second one, I decided to be a little wild and crazy and use up a lovely variegated yarn. I absolutely love the way they look!

Both will be available soon in my Etsy store. estherscrochet.com

And once I have them tested by other crocheters, the pattern will be available in my Etsy or Ravelry store. https://www.ravelry.com/designers/esther-york

Now I just need to come up with my next project!

About estherlou

My husband and I married in 1970. I am the mother of 2 and grandmother to 5. I share my health stories and my experiences with Thrive. I am reading and writing blogs, watching tv, making jewelry and rosaries, selling in my Etsy store and playing solitaire. I am home bound and add in my physical therapy exercises to my daily routine. I will blog about my progress or anything that catches my attention at that moment. See you around and thanks for stopping by!
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