Do you always find yourself crocheting the same items over and over in different variations (scarves, hats and blankets, for example?) One good way to get yourself out of this rut is to make a list of twenty five different items that you can crochet. Not variations on the same item (like 25 ways to crochet a scarf) but actually different items. Then start checking items off the list, not repeating any item until the list is complete.
Here is an example list of 25 different items to crochet. I’ve chosen one item that represents something in each category but of course your list and the patterns to go with it could be of just about anything.
1. Crochet hat
This hemp crochet hat is sold on Etsy by WhatsOliviaWearing
2. Crochet blanket
This was one of the large granny square blankets I made
3. Crochet scarf
4. Crochet sweater
5. Crochet dress
This is my “shades of purple” crochet dress (worked without a pattern)
6. Crochet tie
The men’s crochet tie pictured here comes from a crochet pattern sold by Poetry in Yarn
7. Crochet swimsuit
The swimsuit featured is sold by ManieOne, maker of many terrific crochet swimsuits. Check out my roundup of 30 beautiful crochet swimsuits to get inspiration or else check out the list of 10 best free crochet swimsuit patterns.
8. Crochet stuffed animal
Sherwin the Alpaca from South America is a crochet pattern in Stacey Trock’s book Crocheted Softies
9. Crochet vest
This cute crochet vest is actually made by crocheting aluminum pop tabs together. It’s sold by Walleska EcoChicc.
10. Crochet skirt
This beautiful crochet skirt is a PDF pattern sold by ElevenHandmade
11. Crochet doily
The untraditional doily featured here is one of the Neo-Doilies made by artist Asiminia Chremos. You can check out other doily art by NeSpoon and Kristen Wicklund. Once you’ve made a crochet doily, there are many things you can do with it. Check out my posts on upcycling doilies and beautiful doily dresses.
12. Crochet jacket
13. Crochet necklace
14. Crochet bag or purse
15. Crochet cover for iPod, iPad, etc.
16. Crochet pillow or pillowcase
Do of Just-Do shared this great crochet star pillow she made
17. Crochet gloves
This image was part of my roundup of 20 beautifully styled crochet photos. I love those gloves.
18. Crochet corset
19. Crochet socks
These socks are Calvin Kleins
20. Crochet shoes or slippers
21. Crochet wine bag / gift bag
Here is a list of 25 crochet bag patterns to get you inspired!
22. Crochet shrug / bolero
This one is an oversize crochet shrug that I made although I usually prefer short tighter-fitting shrugs.
23. Crochet object cozy (such as a teapot cozy, a cup cozy, etc.)
24. Crochet potholder
This is an art exhibit of colorful crochet potholders by Anu Tuominen. Of course, you could just start with one
25. Freeform / abstract crochet item!
Art Chair by Denise Royal inspired by Munch’s The Scream from International Freeform Challenge