Crochet balloons for a crochet bird house — photo and crochet by Leslie Stahlhut

They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn’t. I never crocheted dreams. I crocheted my own reality. — after Frida Kahlo

I don’t crochet to represent the world that is outside of me. I crochet to give life to the world inside my head. The fleeting thought — the…

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A scrap yarn ripple afghan — crochet and photo by Leslie Stahlhut

A little work doesn’t daunt me. — Nancy Drew

Like Nancy Drew, we can sometimes find ourselves facing what seems like an unending task — ends to be tied, stitches to be counted, and rows to be crocheted. But the beauty and peril of crochet is this: you can only…

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A pink crochet blanket worked in a textured basketweave stitch
The corner of a basketweave crochet blanket worked in pink — photo and crochet by…

If something’s worth doing, it’s worth doing twice! — crochetbug

If you crochet for any time at all, you will, inevitably, make a mistake.

While repair of the mistake is usually straight forward (pull out all of the stitches to the point where the error was made and start over)…

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A crochet sugar egg with crochet flowers, trim, and grass
A crochet sugar egg — Photo and crochet by Leslie Stahlhut

You have power over your crochet— not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.― after Marcus Aurelius

When you pick up a crochet hook and secure yarn to it with a slip knot, you are at the origin of a world of your own making. The yarn overs…

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One hundred and sixty-nine crochet cookies by Leslie Stahlhut
A baker’s dozen of a baker’s dozen — crochet design and photo by Leslie Stahlhut

What cannot be said will be crocheted — after Sappho

Sometimes something in the world happens and words fail. It’s times like that the I pick up my crochet hook and get to work.

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A baker’s dozen of crochet cookies
A baker’s dozen of crochet cookies — cookies and photo by Leslie Stahlhut

The yarn has a life of its own. I try to let it come through. — crochetbug, after Jackson Pollock

You might think with a crochet hook firmly in one hand and the yarn to be crocheted in the other, that the yarn must bend to the will of the…

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Embroidery on crochet
Embroidery on crochet — Crochet and photo by Leslie Stahlhut

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. — Helen Keller

So much of life is composed of the ordinary — running and errand, walking a dog, wiping down a counter —…

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Three red crochet flowers
Three red crochet flowers — crochet and photo by Leslie Stahlhut

Roses are red,
Violets are blue,
Crochet is awesome. — crochetbug

The truth of some things is obvious, and the wonder of crochet is one of them.

With crochet you can create whatever you can imagine: a farm, a train, a bag, a flower, a blanket. There is no limit…

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Leslie Stahlhut

Crocheter on a mission to make the world a better place — one stitch at a time. Twitter: @crochetbug. Crochet blog: https://www.crochetbug.com