It may seem like yet another alphabet cop out, but speed is something which a lot of crocheters aim for. Whether it’s because you’re impatient and want that king size bed blanket completed within 3 hours (a bit ambitious maybe?), you’ve left thing until the last minute (hanging my head in shame at this one), or you crochet items to sell and want to complete orders, speed can sometimes be of the essence.
When I’m on a roll I can crochet quite quickly, but I sometimes find if I try to go too fast it is at the expense of neatness. I am a bit of a perfectionist so my style tends to be slower but as neat as possible. Also, there are certain stitches that are a bit harder to do quickly, for example double treble other working around the posts. I find it quite frustrating that I can’t crochet quickly and neatly at the same time and admit to being a little envious of those who can do both. When I feel like that I try to remind myself that I’m crocheting because it’s relaxing and because I love to make things and that the speed I work at is not the most important thing.
I have watched all kinds of videos on how to crochet more quickly and I can work a bit faster now. It’s easier with simpler patterns that repeat a lot, and much harder with patterns that require a lot of focus.
What’s your crochet speed style-cool, calm and relaxed, Speedy Gonzales, or something entirely different? Do you have any speed enhancing tips? I’d love you to share them.