Do you try every craft pattern you have?

Australia
June 30, 2010 4:54am CST
If you're like me, you like collecting patterns for the craft you like doing. For me, it's knitting & crocheting. I have that many patterns that I don't need anymore but I still feel compelled to buy more when I see ones that interest me. I do intend to make every pattern I have at least once just so I know if they are easy for me or not. I don't know if I will ever be able to make every pattern I have especially if I keep collecting them like I do but at least the intention is there. How about you? Do you try to make everything at least once?
7 responses
@ElicBxn (60016)
• United States
30 Jun 10
no, but they become unavailable after a while, so I get them
• Australia
30 Jun 10
This is fair enough...there are soe shops here in Australia where you can get free patterns so I tend to get them too.
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• United States
1 Jul 10
I have a bookcase full of crochet books, notebooks loaded with "free" patterns I've printed out from the internet. I don't think I could possibley make every pattern. But.....there is usually patterns in the books that I bought that I liked and will jprobably get to those. But it is true that if you see a pattern that you like, you need to get it then or it will be gone and you end up paying more for a pattern that is out of print. But I have found that my need to buy patterns has diminished for the most part and I'm starting to pick up alot of those that I've purchased and started those for projects. Due to the economic situation right now, I only have 1 project going and only purchase the supplies needed to complete that one. Even when there is a good deal available I don't splurge. But atleast I can still do my hobby and I don't have unfinished items laying around.
• Australia
5 Jul 10
@crochetkid - I'm the same now...if I see free patterns at the craft shops, I will pick up a sheet...I don't buy many things for my projects as I have alot of wool & crochet cotton that I have bough over the years & what has been given to me by friends & through freecycle so at the moment, I just find patterns that I own that I already have the supplies for.
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• United States
15 Aug 10
I have about 200 Craft books, then I have craft kits, and I have craft magazines, and the worst part is many of the things, I don't even do. But I do have a few favorite patterns, most patterns that I have were passed down from my mom, but I do pick up a few things from the books and start doing them every now and then. If I find something that I like doing in a pattern book or magazine, then I will stick to it, otherwise I just maybe do one if I have the supplies.
• Australia
16 Aug 10
You sould like me! I would love to be able to do every pattern I own but at the same time, it's making sure I have all the materials I need to make them too.
• United States
16 Aug 10
I have found tons of patterns for loom knitting that I would like to try, the problem is that I need the Knifty knitter daisy loom and you can't find it any place, so I am stuck with making cat balls and afghans. I hate it when you can't get the #1 loom needed for most things.
@pepcat (70)
• United States
5 Jul 10
I do have alot of patterns that I have downloaded from the internet. I did buy some books, but most of the patterns I want I can find on the internet. It's addictive looking for patterns. I am trying to keep my projects small, so I don't get disappointed when I don't finish them.
• Australia
5 Jul 10
Collecting patterns can be addictive! These days though, I try not to buy any as I have heaps but I will still pick up the free ones that are in the craft shops...I also have heaps of supplies so I try only doing the patterns that I don't need to buy anything for.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
30 Jun 10
No...I have tons of books etc with different patterns for crocheting, quilting, cardmaking and scrapbooking and I don't know why I buy them! LOL...I have passed some along to my own daughters but still have a whole shelf of them!
• Australia
30 Jun 10
This is funny lol...You sound like you have more patterns than me.
@tinym8 (403)
• United States
30 Jun 10
I don't collect as many patterns as I used to. I have tons of them and if I attempted every one I'd have to live 9 lives like a cat! : ) I like knitting, crocheting and quilting. I also like crewel embroidery and x-stitch embroidery. Lately I haven't been doing all of these because of time constraints with so many other things and trying to bring in extra $ in our household. How do you find the time to try to keep up with all your patterns?
• Australia
30 Jun 10
That's the thing, with trying to earn online, I don't have the time to knit & crochet like I'd like to although I do know that I would make more money online if I did because then I would be able to sell my creations online lol...my beanies are popular at the moment with it being winter here in Australia.
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
30 Jun 10
No, I don't try them all, some just don't appeal to me, and others seem to complicated for my current level and stuff, so there are several reasons I don't finish them all. I would love to be as dedicated as you though, but sadly, I am not :( Good luck with your projects!
• Australia
30 Jun 10
That's fair enough...for me, I like to try everything so I know what to expect & know if I can later make them to sell, etc.
@oldchem1 (8145)
30 Jun 10
That's me crying!!! I used to have hundreds of knitting patters, many belonging to my mum and auntie and going back to the 1030's, when I moved house my son in law 'helped' with the removal and got rid of a lot of 'rubbish' - in that rubbish went all my patterns, they included things that my mum had knit for me and that I had knit for my children over nearly 40 years, I was so upset!!
• Australia
30 Jun 10
I would have cried too if that happened to me! You see I like to knit & crochet stuff & what doesn't end up as gifts usually end up being sold online.