#22 Starting a Project From Scratch (No Patterns!)

Step out of your comfort zone and start a project without a pattern. You’ll be glad you did.

If you find yourself working within the comfort of a pattern but find yourself losing interest, it may be time for you to venture out and create your own project. I love the therapeutic aspects of working through a pattern but it doesn’t appeal to my creative side and I often find it hard to finish.

I love the uncertainty that comes from improvising your own design and recommend that everyone try it at least once. The experience and knowledge you gain along the way is priceless. 

I’m here to teach you the three steps you need to know to get started with your own design.

You’ll Learn

  • To find the type of project that you love creating.
  • Go-to projects that are good for a first design.
  • To gauge your attention level needed for a pattern.
  • Resources to finding stitch patterns.
  • How to consider stitch patterns for project type.
  • How to calculate the foundation chain.

Mentioned in this Episode

Pinterest | For Stitch Inspiration

Big Book of Crochet Stitches | Check out one of my favorite stitch books on Amazon (affiliate link)

Crochet Stitches Visual Encyclopedia | Check out another favorite stitch books on Amazon (also affiliate link)

How Many Chains to Crochet Blog Post | The blog post I mentioned that’ll help you determine your starting chain number.

Stitch Tutorials on B.hooked Crochet YouTube Channel | My library of stitch tutorials on YouTube for a little more inspiration.

On the show, Brittany aims to inspire you and help you grow in your craft. Through her own stories and the stories of special guests, you’ll discover tips and tricks to improve your crochet and knitting skills and find inspiration to make something that makes you happy.

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Your Host, Brittany

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