My Crochet Bucket List

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Here’s my current “stash,” or the term crocheters and knitters use to describe the hoard of yarn they currently have in their possession.  I think Chester tries to be in every picture…

I periodically print out crochet patterns that I find online and I just stuff them anywhere in the house.  I’m a disorganized person, which is kind of a middle finger to the myth that people with OCD are neat freaks.  This is certainly not the case with me.  Anyway, tonight I broke down and collected all of my patterns from their “hiding” places in the house and organized them into a binder.  I had a lot of patterns it turns out and this is actually really cool so I can now find one without having to search everywhere.  We’ll see how long it lasts!

As I was putting together this binder, I realized that I have skeins of yarn “hidden” all over the house. It’s not that I hide them on purpose, it’s just that I’m too lazy to walk over to my bedroom and put them in the zip-up, Ikea container I have under the bed.  Then I decided to organize that container.  Come to find out, I have quite a bit of yarn. Ok, I have a LOT of yarn. I didn’t even realize it. It’s the mountain you see in the picture above.

I can’t help it. I just love to crochet and I love to buy yarn! I can’t explain it, but it’s just nice to always have the right color handy for a project.  My favorite site right now is revelry.com and it’s nice because it helps me to keep track of the projects I make, the yarn I use, the yarn I currently have, and to share with other crafters from around the world. There’s also tons of free patterns available on the site. It’s really fun.  You can favorite patterns on the site and my favorite list has gotten quite long the more I look through the site.

I’ve decided to compile a list here of things that I want to crochet perhaps within the year or just within my lifetime.  Here it goes:

  • Umbreon (Pokemon)
  • Jolteon (Another Pokemon)
  • Tote bag
  • Rag rug
  • Slippers
  • Mandala
  • Jiji (the cat from Kiki’s Delivery Service)
  • Full-sized afghan
  • Dwarf or Viking beard/helmet
  • Snorlax (Pokemon)
  • Christmas tree
  • Wreath
  • Sushi
  • Rilakkuma
  • Potted cactus plant
  • Pie
  • Manta ray
  • Duck from Spirited Away
  • Pusheen
  • Mug cozy
  • Nesting bowls

Well, that’s a pretty big list so far and I’m sure it will keep growing or change over time 🙂 I’m working on crafting Godzilla for my uncle right now.  I don’t have a pattern, but I’m modifying one, or at least trying. We’ll see how it turns out!

Oh, and I’d love to read your ideas! Leave a comment below or sent me an email through the contact form below.

Thanks for reading 🙂

Megan

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35 thoughts on “My Crochet Bucket List

      1. I might have to send you some. I actually thought about it the last time I was in A.C. Moore. I started painting again and popped in for brushes and a few little items.

      2. I’ve never heard of A.C. Moore, I guess we just don’t have those around here. I always love a new skein of yarn, so I won’t argue with you there 🙂 It’s great that you’re painting again! I wish I had a talent for painting, but I just don’t.

      3. A.C. Moore is a regional craft store, as a lot of the smaller ones are. I’m pretty much relegated to A.C. Moore, Jo-Ann’s, and Michael’s. Since I tend to be buying wood, paint, mirrors, glue, and brushes, A.C. Moore has the best prices, but I still love to go into other stores and see what’s available. With certain things, you absolutely have to see it in person, and with other items it’s ok to buy them on-line.

        The things I paint are mostly home decor items. Picture frames, jewelry boxes, and I make my own mirrors, which is fun. I just don’t always have the time or the patience.

        Believe me, I have always said I had no painting talent. Turns out, I just never knew I had it in me.

      4. I build them from scratch, paint them, decorate them, and then put them together. My favorites are the ones I’ve given as gifts, or kept for myself. I can be creative when I’m really in the mood or have drawn the design up ahead of time.

  1. You haven’t mentioned anything for Chester. Not that he’d wear it but would probably love some crochet love.

    As for the OCD and neatness, it may be that you feel safe in your apartment that you are comfortable with it being “messy.” Plus, home is a space you already have control over so it’s already safe and doesn’t need to be controlled through neatness. Hopefully that made sense.

    1. Don’t worry about little Chester, he is the king in our house. I make him things ALL the time and if it’s not specifically for him, well, he tries to take it anyway 🙂

  2. That’s a fun list. I must say I am very lazy about putting things in their proper place. There just seems to be so much more interesting stuff to do than be super tidy.

  3. I belong to a number of Crochet pages on FB and trust me when I say our stashes are a mere drip in the ocean compared to some.
    I’ve seen photos of some which take up most of their basements. I mean there is so much yarn it looks like a yarn store. smh

    1. I have seen a few like that and am sort of glad that I just don’t have the space or money to get to that point. haha! Otherwise, I’d probably be suffocating in yarn right now.

  4. That is a busy beaver ha ha Ooh I am sure you are having fun and going to have fun when your creations are finished.
    Keep on smiling and do show us that Godzilla.

  5. Oh. Megan…some day, I will display my stash, but I have to go on a hunt as well. Chester makes for a great inspector, doesn’t he?

  6. Your photo makes me want to go home and visit my own “stash” and cats! The weekend’s almost here…less than six more hours. I need to figure out something small to knit my dad for Father’s Day. I love your idea list! I may add nesting bowls to my own to-make wishlist.
    Happy crocheting!

  7. I have a good friend that loves to crotchet as well. She hunts down patterns and saves them up, but also likes to get graphing paper and create them as well. My mom collects fabric.

    “She who dies with the most fabric wins.”

      1. (*nods*) Yeah, we had a filing cabinet just for patterns at the last house we lived at. We didn’t have room for it at the duplex though… Mom was sad about that.

  8. I have a yarn stash that’s pretty big as well. I got into silk and mohair. There is someone selling Scalamandre (luxury fabric house) silk yarn/thread on eBay. It is the softest, shiniest, silk 8D But it’s almost too pretty to use XD I have used it a few times. Silk is a pain in the butt to crochet with, but it’s so pretty * -* I got rotator cuff tendinitis a year and a half ago and haven’t been able to crochet anything since. *sigh* And my cats have to be in every picture too X3 Crazy kittehs!

    1. I’ve wanted to try other types of yarn, so I ventured into cotton and just love it. You know when you just have a really good yarn what that feels like to crochet? I just love it. I want to make an afghan out of cotton yarn, but I’m cheap and don’t wanna buy that much cotton. I’ve wanted to try mohair and alpaca too. I have carpal tunnel syndrome, mostly because I type all day every day and then I come home and crochet.

  9. I used to knit a lot but slowed down considerably when my children were young, and one young man in particular (my sweet son Richard) would rip out my stiches and play with the wool. I have dabbled in it during the last few years but never seem to finish a project. You have inspired me to make a knitting bucket list, what a wonderful idea 🙂

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